Tuesday, January 12, 2010

dreams of flying

the other night Josh and i started talking about weird dreams we've had. he's told me that there have been times in his dreams where he has realized something isn't right, figured out he was in a dream and taken advantage of it. like flying. and killing criminals. and teleporting.

this idea totally freaks me out.

i've definitely had one of those dreams where you KNOW something isn't right (um, had a dream the other day my roomie was presenting a not-even-close-to-completion interior designy-type project to my boss. roomie is an amazing girl with a communications degree. however, as far as i can recall, he project in the dream was turning out AWESOME). so yes, i knew there was something wrong here. but i couldn't make myself realize it was a dream and take advantage of that.

seriously though! being in control of your subconscious? that's nuts. Josh has told me i can train myself to do this. just make a habit of looking at something (i think it needs to be the same type of thing), then looking away, then looking back. when you look back in a dream, it's usually not the same as it was before, which will trigger you to understand something is wrong, therefore a dream.

have you ever had a dream where you took control? what did you do? i would probably try to fly, that sounds cool. or spend lots of time underwater without the need to breathe. that'd be sweet.


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never done it. I hardly ever remember my dreams. It's called lucid dreaming. Jason was doing some research about it a while ago and trying to train himself to do it. People who get good at it can do things like practice an instrument in their sleep.

amy grace said... Best Blogger Tips

NO WAY! that's so crazy! i didn't know that.

*kc said... Best Blogger Tips

The only thing close:
When I wake myself up from a nightmare and then try to fall back to sleep to the same dream to fix the issue. Sometimes I can do that.

*Stace* said... Best Blogger Tips

Ha! KC!

. . . I definitely have those! It's so weird!! My favorite one is when I can make myself fly, for sure! Sometimes they are scary ones and I don't like those at all. Too real.

megan said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't think I've ever done that, but it's really interesting to think about... maybe I'll start making an effort to do that, but then again maybe it'll end up leaving me even more exhausted from all that effort when I'm supposed to be resting :-P