My dreams are rarely if ever symbolic. I can tell when they are being symbolic and random. This is something I believe is the truth.
I have a dream world that I could probably map out parts of it because I know it so well. Some places are variations of places I've lived and others are places I've never been to in my waking life. When I dream of these places, I explore or go back to places I've been to.
For example, there is a place I dream of that has a road that is located by a lake. There are trees all around the lake and a couple of cabins where people I don't know are around. This place is usually busy with the people using the lake in recreation. s Sometimes I go down to the lake and walk along side it. There is a path that I can follow along the edge that takes me to a clearing filled with meadows and trees. It is quite an open area filled with sunlight.
Sometimes I choose to walk down the road, but there is a house up there on a hill that is abandoned. I've only been in there twice. The first time I went in there, I felt uncomfortable as the house is in a terrible state of disrepair with vines growing inside, dead leaves and abandoned items from whomever used to live there. The upstairs is the worst. I've only been up there once - there was something up there I did not like. The second time I went to the house I remembered what happened the last time and opted to stay away from the upstairs. The third time I dreamed of this place, I didn't go to the house at all.
An example of a place I have been but is modified would be my old house I used to live in. It is essentially the same place: A brown country house about a mile off the highway sitting in the middle of 600 acres. There is an old weather worn wooden shop situated by two big fields.
I have a deep connection with this place, so I really like dreaming on this place. The modifications can vary though, depending on the version (I suppose?) that I am visiting. The back of the house, which normally has a bunch of woods, is different. I've walked back there before and I discovered a field instead with a large single tree off in the distance. It is made of light and rainbow leaves.
The front of the house has a huge old oak. That area can vary, sometimes it is a bunch of mudslides and water (fun). Sometimes it is full of whatever plants grew down there when I was living there.
There are various roads that lead off into the woods. A lot of them were made by the oil companies that drill for oil around there, some of them are less obvious. These roads in my dreams vary, and I spend a lot of time walking in them. A lot of times, there are people living around my old house, usually somewhere off these roads. Sometimes I can even see them from the house.
Off to one side of the house was a place sort of dug out where an oil derrick sat and would go up and down all day and night. In my dream this place is changed into a river and a waterfall. The river is a road that went down into where the derrick sat, and the waterfall is on the edge where the forest met the clearing. After the waterfall, the river continues deep into the woods. This is one of my absolute favorite places to explore. I can't map this river, since the woods and the river changes a lot, but the application is the same.
I do a lot of walking and traveling around in the woods at night. I never feel afraid or alone. I've met some gypsies camping out in one of the fields once. Sometimes I just walk down the road back to the highway. This is always an interesting experience because the woods run closely next to the dirt road and there is always a deep calling to go in. Sometimes I morph into a wolf and run around. Mostly I stay human, though.
These are just a couple of examples of places that I visit and I can navigate somewhat consciously. I make conscious decisions when it comes to things, like I know where certain people live (and the do stay in the same place) and where certain experiences can be had, and where monsters can live (sometimes). I've actually told people that were with me on these visits not to go into certain areas because it could be dangerous.
These particular dreams are long and fluid. My symbolic dreams are patched together from just random things that make no sense. I also tend to forget these more easily. The other dreams, I call my traveling dreams, continue for what I can only assume is all night. They will also continue where they left off is I woken up, even if this happens several times. I also have very little trouble remembering these dreams. I remember details such as colors, feelings, smells, people, places, and things. I can even remember things I've read, though those rarely make any sense.
This has lead me to believe that these places I visit and travel are actual places that exist in some form. My friend has said this could be like astral traveling.
Can anyone else relate to this?
asked 31 Oct '12, 14:52
This is a return to what is expected. As we become familiar with a place through memory we come to expect the same things and so experience what we expect to experience. This is going to blow your mind but think of it this way; you are walking around a house and feel I know this place around the corner there is a cherry tree! You go around the corner and yes you were right there is a cherry tree. So far so good but here is the weird part! You experienced seeing a cherry tree because you remember seeing a cherry tree there and so you expect to see a cherry tree there. As you expect to see a cherry tree there when you go around the corner you see a cherry tree.
As we remember and expect we are making groves in reality of the dream world of what is there every time. In other words each time we expect something and find it our faith that we find it there grows until we feel it is not faith at all but a fact that cherry tree is just around the corner.
Now here is the really strange question, is this different from our waking reality? Are you so sure of your answer? Meditate on it.
yes i can tell you that sometime you can travel some place and you can cross a door to fall in to another zone or dimension usely there is a guardian close by that may ask you where you are going and for what reason you are there. you can think about those guardian as border patroll or custom. so if you go to the same place and it is not the same there is a reason it is for you to find it, is the place a creation that you made(try to change something in your enviromment the color of the house etc. look at the result: did it change as soon as you wanted another color? or was it very hard to change? are you passing through object when trying to grab something? or do you pick them up?) those should help you determine where you are when you are incorporal you cannot touch physical stuff you will pass through it. if you control things very easily you are in a creation dream often there is symbol in there. also another thing you could do is try to find the door that lead to one place to the other(when you say it is the same but it is different.)there must be some where that you are passing by that make that difference happen. also the symbolic image might relate to something that is on your mind or your though if you prefer. try to learn from them in the dream it is more easy then out of the dream. you could also go deeper looking behind the symbol to have more info. i see the symbol has to much information to relate to counsciously but in the dream you have more time to explore those symbol and analyse how all those symbole relate to each other if there is a relation between them. so experience and enjoy. and you did not told what you did not like upstair in the house.what was it?
answered 31 Oct '12, 18:37
Yeah I believe so. I believe your travelling dreams are particularly significant and could exist in some form as they are so consistent and very memorable.
I also like to think that the places in the dream world actually exist in some form, and sometimes I feel as if there is some greater meaning to my dreams, as if I am searching for something while in my dreams.
answered 01 Nov '12, 13:51
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