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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Have you ever had one? I had a few over 10 years ago that I think are so cool that I wanted to share here.

I have a COOL dream to report.
My twin sister died in September 1990.
A few weeks after she died, I had a lucid dream. In the dream, she woke me up and asked me to come with her to her bedroom so that she could talk to me.
She told me not to worry bout her, for where she was was BEAUTIFUL! She said she was not in pain any more and that she was happy. She said she'd come see me after awhile.

Several weeks later, I had the same lucid dream. This time, she told me that she loved me but that she hated to ever leave her new home. She told me that I would be ok and that she would always love me and be watching me. She said that she would not come back and talk to me anymore.

Although I dream about her, the dreams are not lucid, and she does not come to visit me.
post #2 of 22
After my Uncle died in 1991, I started having these re-occuring dreams that he had somehow come back to life, and in the dreams, we all knew he had died but was back with us, and noone knew HOW he was with us, we were just happy that he was. After SEVERAL years of this dream, about a couple years ago, I dreampt that after he had come back to life all this time, that he had in fact died and it was now time to lay him to rest, which we did in this elaborate ceremony. I no longer have dreams of my uncle scince then.
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
That's a great story!

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Originally Posted by DinahCat
After my Uncle died in 1991, I started having these re-occuring dreams that he had somehow come back to life, and in the dreams, we all knew he had died but was back with us, and noone knew HOW he was with us, we were just happy that he was. After SEVERAL years of this dream, about a couple years ago, I dreampt that after he had come back to life all this time, that he had in fact died and it was now time to lay him to rest, which we did in this elaborate ceremony. I no longer have dreams of my uncle scince then.
post #4 of 22
I've only had one dream like that. It was of my grandfather who had passed. I can't remember much of it (I can never remember much of my dreams) but what I do remember was that we were at this huge Navy ship yard and he was showing me around. He was in the navy during WWII. I remember talking to him and telling him how much we all missed him.

Another thing that's weird is that for some reason I continue to have dreams about a boy I used to sit behind in English class in high school. I have no idea why!!! I talked to him a lot but we were never friends. And I never see him or talk to him. Yet I still keep having dreams about him.
post #5 of 22
My great aunt died when I was 13. We were very close and I was devastated when she passed. I have had those dreams on and off through the years. Lately I haven't but it was wierd seeing her alive yet she wasn't.
post #6 of 22
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Wild! I have had dreams about a guy I used to have a crush on in high school. It's once a week or so!

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Originally Posted by GratefulBear629
Another thing that's weird is that for some reason I continue to have dreams about a boy I used to sit behind in English class in high school. I have no idea why!!! I talked to him a lot but we were never friends. And I never see him or talk to him. Yet I still keep having dreams about him.
post #7 of 22
Isn't it bizarre? I wish I knew why he keeps popping up in my dreams!!!
post #8 of 22
Regarding lucid dreams, I have them all the time. I've actually used the lucidity to change the dream.

As far as dreams of deceased, I have a friend who has visited me and taken me to a new place before I've moved to a place I've stayed in for more than 5 years since she died.
post #9 of 22
Wow, I wish I could be more like the rest of you. Maybe my head is just so crammed full of useless garbage nothing can get in or out!
post #10 of 22
I'm not sure you could term these lucid dreams but I have what's called hynogogic hallucinations. They have nothing to do with psychosis, despie the term hallucination, in fact some people who have narclepsy have them. They are vivid dreams or images that occur just prior to falling asleep...just when you are on the cusp of sleep. Suddenly you start to dream or "see things, or hear things" even though you are still technically awake. Most of my dreams and/or images are about birds. Don't know why. Research shows, that we enter REM sleep (dream sleep) when we have been asleep quite awhile (deep sleep). So it is thought that entering the REM stage so soon is a sign of depression. I have noticed that I do tend to get the hallucinations when I'm depressed or just starting to get depressed. So in one way, they serve to keep you on your toes about getting depressed, in other words you can seek help sooner. Some people get them just prior to awakening, half sleep/half awake stage, then they are called hypnopompic halluciantions. They used to scare me, (thought I was becoming psychotic) but now they only serve to amuse me.
post #11 of 22
What exactly is meant by "lucid" dream?
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by Talon
What exactly is meant by "lucid" dream?
This should help! http://www.lucidity.com/LucidDreamingFAQ2.html
post #13 of 22
I've had one lucid dream. I was in my bed, sleeping, when I awoke to find six multi-colored balloons in the corner of my room. I realized that I was still asleep and *had* to be dreaming, because I didn't have balloons in my apartment. Once I realized that, I had fun pointing at balloons with my finger and guiding them across the room before popping them with a thought.
post #14 of 22
Mom of Franz, I have those and they scare me to death because they're always of the same thing. I'll be laying in bed when it starts and I've opened my eyes and I can see a huge (about 3-4 inches across) spider coming down on a thread from the ceiling over me. I'm frozen, watching the spider, then I slowly slide out from under it and turn on the light. When I turn on the light (the movement is real) there's nothing there. I HATE them with a passion and I get them when I'm really stressed out.
post #15 of 22
[quote=TTMom]Mom of Franz, I have those and they scare me to death because they're always of the same thing. I'll be laying in bed when it starts and I've opened my eyes and I can see a huge (about 3-4 inches across) spider coming down on a thread from the ceiling over me. I'm frozen, watching the spider, then I slowly slide out from under it and turn on the light. When I turn on the light (the movement is real) there's nothing there. I HATE them with a passion and I get them when I'm really stressed out.[/QUOT


Ericka, Maybe you should try to sleep with a fly swatter by your bed. This way you can"Threaten" the spider with it. It might give you more of a sense of being in control, which is probably how you are NOT feeling when you get stressed out.Try it, it can't hurt..let me know what happens.It's just amazing to me how vivid these images are..our brains are capable of so much we don't understand. Now that you know what they are, they may seem lees threatening, I know it helped me a lot.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
. . . Suddenly you start to dream or "see things, or hear things" even though you are still technically awake.
No lucid dreams here, but I have had these a couple of times. Once, as I was falling asleep, I clearly heard a voice speak two numbers. That is all. I used those two numbers in the lottery that week, and they were both correct. Unfortunately, only two numbers don't help a lot, and all I won was a little over a hundred dollars. The other time as I was falling sleep, I heard a male voice say, "Hello, Jesus." A second voice said, "I'm not Jesus, I'm Peter." Weird. It had nothing to do with anything I'd been thinking about.
post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
HOW do you do that? I am very interested.

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Originally Posted by TTMom
Regarding lucid dreams, I have them all the time. I've actually used the lucidity to change the dream.

As far as dreams of deceased, I have a friend who has visited me and taken me to a new place before I've moved to a place I've stayed in for more than 5 years since she died.
post #18 of 22
I have had lucid dreams,usually negative, that I wrecked my car, someone has died, or that I'm at work and the patient has suddenly become very ill, in which I realize midway that it is only a dream and not reality at all, so I didn't need to be upset. I often have lucid dreams about things that are to happen in the future. The most common are about a friend or relative who has become pregnant where I realize I am dreaming, but know it to be a fact. Thus far, these dreams have been 100% accurate, and I've often mentioned it to the woman involved before she has even told their husband or anyone else. I've had dreams such as these about other situations, too, but this is the most common situation. This is always an odd feeling, so I sometimes just keep it to myself so as not to startle anyone as it often does me.
post #19 of 22
I can't say that I've ever had a real lucid dream before. I have experienced dream control, but unfortunately never a real lucid dream.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
....... Thus far, these dreams have been 100% accurate, and I've often mentioned it to the woman involved before she has even told their husband or anyone else. I've had dreams such as these about other situations, too, but this is the most common situation. This is always an odd feeling, so I sometimes just keep it to myself so as not to startle anyone as it often does me.
I think you have a gift. That's what I think.
post #21 of 22
I had this dream about my Grampap, who died right after I graduated from high school.
He had been sick for a long time, & I still have alot of guilt from growing away from him as a teenager
In the deam, we were at the bottom of the stairs in the house I grew up in,standing there, holding each other. he was big like he was before he got sick, & we were finally able to tell each other " I love you". It was so real, I woke up crying & still cry when I think about it. Like now.
To this day I really believe that he came to visit me.
And then if I see that movie 6th sense, when that kid tells his Mom how lost loved ones come to see us in our dreams, I always,ALWAYS cry so hard.
I have some very strange dreams, & could go on & on about them, but that one will stick with me forever.
post #22 of 22
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I rarely have lucid dreams. I wish I could control what happens in some of them. I have horrible nightmares sometimes, about my mom being alive again. (She died 1997.)
In these dreams, I feel as if I am in prison again, for that is how she made me feel. She was very controlling.
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