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|10-31-2007, 05:06 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Dreams & what they mean
I have CRAZY dreams. Most of the time they aren't violent or scary, they're just constant (I think) and crazy. I wake up most days stating "I had the craziest dreams last night." Usually very convoluted and often there's some sort of dilemma I need to deal with. Most of all though, there's just a lot going on. Definitely not peaceful.
When I wake up in the morning, my brain is going crazy also. It drives my husband nuts b/c it takes him awhile to wake up, and my brain is already on overdrive.
I've tried really really hard to work on my waking state this last year. I've cut out a lot of worry, and can often catch myself when I'm being unreasonable or whatever. I'm able to be a bit more conscious in my waking life I suppose.
Now, I'd like to work on my dreaming state. I'm not sure if I'm repressing worry during the day that I'm not really over and it comes out at night in some sort of weird playback.
I'd like to relax my whole being, all the time, and I feel like I'm doing a better job during the day. Not perfect, but getting better. I'm just feeling like I'd like to control my sleep state more and not wake up so frantic and thinking of all the things that I need to get done or what I'm going to do that day or whatever it is that's going on in my head so early in the morning.
|10-31-2007, 05:15 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
You're lucky, learningtogrow! Lots of people don't remember their dreams at all.
How about keeping a dream journal? I find that if I make a commitment to writing my dreams down as soon as I wake up, it's easier to let go of an upsetting emotional charge and to more clearly see the connections, puns, and insights my dreams are giving me.
Offload the dream and the emotional charge, and then come back to it later in the day and see what you see that benefits you (or amuses you).
|10-31-2007, 10:26 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Yes, I do have some suggestions for improving your dreams / dream state. I'd consider doing some neurofeedback or brainwave entrainment. I purchased a "Neuro-Programmer 2 Professional" and use it to enter the alpha and theta brainwave states. It is very safe as well. I used 10 Hz alpha a lot. I used to wake up hyper (rapid thoughts), but between that and the fish oil that I've been taking, my brain is able to relax in the morning and recall my dreams. You could also do some theta sessions before going to bed and train your brain to strengthen connections in that dreamlike-state.
I really like Angela's idea of keeping a dream journal upon awakening. Just keep a notebook and pen by your bed and right when you wake up, write what you experienced.
I think dreams are a great to have! They may be messages from a higher realm (if you believe in that), complete randomness, or contain the solution to a problem that your conscious mind didn't have the answer for.
I personally think Fish Oil would be great to take as well. I think IT has deepened my sleep and helped me become more aware of my dreams as well!
Hope my message helps!
|11-01-2007, 02:23 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
The dream journal is a great idea and will certainly help you see if you're getting anything useful. You can also try to exercise greater control of your dream life by stating intentions of your preferred dreams at bed time. I found the Dream Play paraliminal to be useful in that regard.
|11-02-2007, 01:42 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Moscow, Russia
Yes, writing dreams down is a great first step of taking control of them. Also you can practice paying attention to how do you get from sleeping state to an awake state. It seems that you are experiencing too abrupt a transition.
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