Can you control your dreams?
February 2, 2009 8:02am CST
I had this dream way back that I was flying. Then I started to fall down, I wanted to fly higher and I did! I was in control. I went to my school and back. Then I thought hard and wanted to have supernatural powers. Then I was able to move objects with my mind (telekinesis). It was such a terrific dream. So, I think I was able to control it the way I did. Have you been controlling your dreams too? What were you doing? It doesn't have to be as specific as my example. Maybe you wanted to see a person very bad that you saw him/her in your dream and was able to talk and do stuff. Or a recurring dream that you wish you knew the ending and finally able to end it how you wanted. Or you always wake up at the time you were just about to bite an apple you picked from the farm. You know you want to taste this really bad. LOL. Dreams are really something! if you can control them, share your experiences. :-)
2 Feb 09
I've read some books on dream explanation. It has been a mystery to people for long. Ancient people used to account for it quite differently from the way we use today. As Frued pointed, which i believe is the most perfect one than the rest, dream is the realization of desire. As to whether people have the ability, i am not quite sure. But when i am dreaming, i know that i'm controling it towards my will. let's say, no matter how dangerous we are in our dreams, we never die and escape danger somehow. So better say, dream is like a play, and dreamers are the director who stages it.
2 Feb 09
Controllable dreams are called lucid dreams. All dreams are the play of subconscious - by that I mean our subconscious is tossing answers for our deep seated questions. Many of our unresolved problems of the conscious mind get pushed into the subconscious, and it plays the games we call dreams. Dreams of flying are very good. They augur well. They symbolize a free spirit, that is at its creative best. I will share a dream of flying. I was in my sixth grade, then. One night I dreamed that I was I was climbing up a high bridge and with some kind od glider tied to me, I was using this perch as a springboard and flying higher and higher, whereas in hang-gliding you can rise higher only if you have a wind in the opposite direction. But with little or no wind I was gliding higher and with some mechanization I am able to steer myself in the desired direction to land wherever it is want. The significant part of the dream was I was able to control my flight, and wherever I begin to fly from I land only where I want to. The other interesting thing was that I was able to mathematically explain this theory of flight, with least propulsive power, to an audience who are applauding me for discovering a cost effective means of personal transport! The Equations and diagrams I drew on the board explaining to the august assembly were looking so damned [B]real[/B] that after getting up in the morning try as I may I wasn't able to remember anything! I felt very forlorn and lost for the next few days. My childhood dreams were to become an Aeronautical Engineer!!!
2 Feb 09
Interesting! I double checked... and you are right! Flying dreams fall under the category of lucid dreaming. The time you become aware that you are dreaming. One article gave different interpretations of how high you fly how much control you have and what was your state or emotion at the time you were flying. Deep. We could all use a dream about flight once in a while. He he he. Good comment my friend!