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Dream Journal #3-4

Yesterday, I kind of neglected to do a dream journal.  And today, I was considering not doing it, too, for the same reason.  Both days, I’ve woken up without the single slightest clue of what I dreamed about, perhaps because I haven’t had any dreams at all.  So you’re not going to see too many interesting things here, unfortunately. 

Although, looking at the whole thing, I’m really not seeing any patterns yet.  I feel like it’ll take a while before I do see any patterns that I can follow and identify, so we’ll have to see.  This whole series is more boring than I intended for it to be, and I apologize.  Eh, whatever.



Dream Journal #2

Okay, so I’m not writing this one as soon as I wake up.  I kinda forgot to do that this morning, but that’s okay anyway – it’s another case of “I don’t think I dreamed about very much”, because not even this morning did I have much of a clue what it was about.  I remember that I was in a car travelling to Prince Edward Island, where I used to live, and I felt excited.  The dream was happy, because I saw a lot of the landmarks along the way there, I travel there maybe once a year so I’m pretty used to all the sights.  But it’s nice seeing them anyway.  I don’t know what this dream could mean, but I enjoyed it.  🙂


Dream Journal #1

So here I am, at 1:45 PM, just waking up… so, with the taste of the first sip of my morning coffee in my mouth, and those little crusty sleepy things in the corners of my eyes, let me tell you all about my dream!

Or I would tell you all about it… if I could remember many details…

The unfortunate thing is, I can’t really remember all that much.  I was at my school, in the kitchen (there’s a separate little building for the kitchen at my school), and I was making myself breakfast.  So, honestly, not entirely eventful.  I do remember, though, a lot of commotion, and I don’t really like commotion.  Folks were bumping into each other and dropping things and making a lot of noise and my heart was racing but I was trying to visually keep my cool.  And then suddenly, everybody wanted my attention and was trying to talk to me, but I didn’t want to talk to any of them so I ignored them all and just went about my business, but they were all gathered around me still, trying to catch my attention.  And I just kept ignoring them, getting more and more nervous and frightened.  And then I woke up.

I’m not sure what I think this dream means.  A new semester at my school is about to start (I go to a “special” school, we maintain a population of about 14), and we’re getting a new bunch of people.  During this semester, the folks I go to school with have become close with each other, and adding a bunch of newbies tends to be a stressful thing.  So, I’m thinking that my dream was probably just me worrying about that.


Dream journal intro

Howdy folks,

I’ve been considering starting to take a dream journal for quite some time, but I never really got around to it.  So, starting tomorrow morning, when I wake up I’m going to immediately write down everything I can remember about any dreams that I had that night.  The idea is that eventually I’ll be able to recognise patterns in my dreams, and I’ll be able to distinguish between when I’m dreaming and when I’m awake; and of course, when you’re able to recognize when you’re asleep, you’re able to have lucid dreams.  I don’t really have any specific reason for wanting to have lucid dreams, but they do sound pretty fucking cool.  Anybody who also wants participate in this endeavour is greatly encouraged to keep and/or publish their own dream journal, and perhaps we can get some interesting discussions going as a result.  Leave a comment and tell me if you’re going to be posting your own!

Tips for achieving a lucid dream (that I’ve seen repeatedly all over the web):

  • During your (supposed) wakefulness, do little “consciousness tests” where you do such things as flick a light switch a few times to see how it reacts, or look at your watch or some other clock.  Light switches apparently don’t react correctly during a dream, and watches don’t keep time that makes sense, because your brain’s perception of time is fucked.  If you can make these things a habit, you’ll eventually start doing them in your dreams and you’ll be able to notice when something’s off, thus cluing your mind in to the fact that you’re not in the physical world any more.
  • When you know you’re in a dream and you feel yourself slipping back into wakefulness (due to your mind being exposed to so much sensory shit and feeling like it’s awake), look at the floor and spin around in circles in your dream.  This makes you concentrate on the dream, and brings you back into it.
  • Try to discuss and really think deeply about your dreams when you’re awake.  Try to think about what they mean, what your mind is trying to tell you, and try to identify patterns (like, for instance, “I always always always see one particular dog” or something silly like that).  That way, you’ll be able to notice when something that only happens in your dreams is happening.

I’m going to try really hard to actually make time for this, because it sounds like it’ll be really interesting.  I hope we can get some good discussions happening, and perhaps discover some deeper things about ourselves.