| | Who are the other people in dreams??
Over the last 6 months or so, maybe a bit longer I've been having some strange dreams. They aren't that unusual; normal stuff like going places, seeing and talking to people, etc. I only remember bits and pieces most of the time.
The wierd part is, more and more I'm talking to people in my dreams who are perfect strangers, yet i fell as though i have known them for a thousand years. I went years without dreaming much at all for the most part, or at least not remembering it. At that period of my life, I was relatively happy with my life, my marriage, kids, work etc. Since that time, I have seperated from my wife and my relationship with my oldest son has been seriously damaged, even though he and I were always the closest before this situation went down. This isn't recent either, because we split 5 1/2 years ago
I really don't want to talk about the seperation/divorce, I just wanted to point out that this was the time I started to dream more and more, and It's driving me crazy that I "know" these people, even though I don't know who they are. When i say know, I mean I really feel like their some old, old friends, even though I have never met them in this life.
I also find myself in places that I'm familiar with in these types of dreams, as though I have lived there , or been there before. It's the same exact feeling as the 'knowing".
Any thoughts, and has anyone else experienced this sort of thing, or am I finally cracking up??
Are these memories possibly from some past incarnation or something?? I've never though much about that sort of thing personally, even though I've always found it fascinating to read about, but this has made me question that as a possible explanation.
Also, are they trying to tell me something?? Nothing I'm hearing or seeing in the dreams seem to be very profound, and frankly, I can't even remember what's said 99% of the time; I just KNOW the people and places, even though their faces are completely unfamiliar.
One of the places in a dream was actually pretty far back in some woods near where i live. it was a river (which i live near), but it was laid out differently, as it may have looked a few hundred years ago (the river changes every year to some extent due to erosion and other things), and in that particular dream, there were what appeared to be some native American or tribal society type of people, hanging around on some rocks around the river, with some kids swimming and playing, while the adults seemed busy doing simple chores, but everyone seemd really happy and relaxed in their surroundings. it actually looked like a life I could be comfortable living if that makes any sense.
This has been bugging me a bit, so any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.