Do you remember your dreams? Are they in color? Do you have recurring ones?
I average three to four dreams a night when I take the time to attempt to remember them in the morning. My dreams are often a mixture of Technicolor, Black and White or both. Sometimes I see faces of people, sometimes I don’t. I have recurring dreams and dreams that start off the same but end differently. I even dream of future events and when I find myself in the same place I was in a dream, with the same words being spoken around me, the same sounds, the feeling I get is similar to deja vu, but more intense. All of my senses go on alert and I listen for clues and remember what happened in the dream. If things didn’t go so well in dreamland, I do my best to not have a repeat in reality.
Dreams fascinate me. They have helped me solve problems (which is what experts say dreams are meant to do), raised new questions and have helped me realize that there are things in life that I need to “let go” of. I actually really enjoy dreaming, rarely having a bad dream or a nightmare, and there are mornings where I wake up in an utter fog because it felt like the dream I was in was reality.
I have a dream dictionary, full of symbols and activities that have had various meanings attached to them. Sometimes things make sense, sometimes they don’t. There are dreams that I’ve had a half-dozen times before they even sort of make sense to me. Some I haven’t figured out until years later, and it just dawns on me, “HEY! THAT’S what that dream meant!” An epiphany.
So, Dear Readers – how about you?