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This is a discussion on The Dreamjournal within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; So I had this idea for a thread a couple of days ago, and then today I saw @ jonkay92 ...

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    INFP

    The Dreamjournal

    So I had this idea for a thread a couple of days ago, and then today I saw @jonkay92 asking for one, how's that for synchronicity @AstralFlame ? Anyway, after a very meager attempt at finding an already existing one, I was unable to, so I made this.

    Pretty much what the title says, it's a dream journal. If you've had a particularly interesting dream, or a terribly mundane one, or just remembered a dream of yours in general which you feel like sharing, this is the place to do it!

    I've been trying to get into the habit of writing down my own dreams from time to time over the last four years, but I never manage to make it a regular thing. Hopefully this will change that, but it might mean that I'm the only one posting in this thread. If you don't feel like sharing your own dreams, but have some basic understanding of interpreting dreams, you can do that as well^^

    Anyway, lets start this of shall we?

    Yesterday I had a reoccurring dream of mine. I'm being chased by a lion. There's rapports of a lion loose in my area, it has escaped from a traveling circus or something like that, and, being the idiot that I am, I decide to go out anyway. I never actually see the lion in these dreams, I just know that there's one wandering around, I even have a clear picture of what it looks like, even though I haven't come face to face with it. I'm just walking around, when suddenly I get the feeling I'm being followed. I start acting more and more paranoid as my dread grows, and eventually I'm running around, hiding occasionally as I catch my breath. This just goes on until I wake up...

    Hopefully someone else has a more pleasant one, so get sharing people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distry View Post
    how's that for synchronicity @AstralFlame ?


    i like the idea..
    Not much to share atm but maybe that'll change in the morning
    i did read about an experience running from a lion and as i read i got the feeling of it.
    damn..
    tonight will be promising says the subconscious....

    Hopefully i'll get to see wolves instead!

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    Ooh my goodness, I am really loving this idea, thank you for the thread!!

    Although I feel rather awfully;; I dream a ton and wish to always share them with someone, but now that the time has come where I can, I can't recall having dreamt of anything last night! I will definitely have to keep this in mind though, and hopefully I will have wonderful new dreams to share in the nearby future~


    Uwahh I'm awfully sorry about your nightmare! I wonder why it's a lion in particular that is chasing you?? And your paranoia is very curious and quite a bit alarming to hear, I'm starting to worry if these sorts of feelings surface a lot in your day-to-day life, I certainly hope not!! ; - ; You say this is reoccurring, do the feelings and themes show up in different dreams as well? And have you ever thought about learning how to lucid dream in order to break yourself away from this pattern??

    (As my boyfriend had night terrors that replayed themselves over and over every night, and said that learning to become conscious about his dreams in his sleep helped him to get rid of them, if that may be of any interest to you!) *hugs*
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    INFP - The Idealists


    Haha my friend and I have just started to share our dreams this week since I started consciously trying to remember them. Just in time for this thread ^^.

    To me, my most interesting dreams this week were about my crush. I've had two dreams about him. Haha it's kinda embarassing but I think this would be really funny looking back years from now.

    #1: I was in my driveway practicing driving in a tiny toy car (I can't drive yet). My crush comes riding on a bicycle and stops by to talk to me. I tell him I don't even have my permit yet (true...guess dream me isn't a liar). He doesn't have one either and remarks that his mom thinks he should just get a wife that could drive him around. To this I think to myself that I would be his wife X'D. Later in my dream randomly we were hugging >//<

    #2: He was trying to find a page in the AP Spanish prep book. I had seen that page in real life since I had just borrowed that book last Sunday. Obviously excited at the possibility of talking to him, I try to find the page but I don't at least up to where my dream stopped.

    My dreams seem like idealized real life. My interpretation would be I would be happy just to talk to him even about mundane things. Now if only I had the guts to talk to him...
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    Awesome thread!

    My dreams are honestly so weird. Everyone I've ever talked to has people they know and places they know in their dreams. Mine are all in some kind of alternate reality. I've even had a family sometimes, with a "mother" and "father" and "brother", but they weren't MY family, if that makes any sense. My dreams are also usually some kind of an epic adventure where I'm the main character.

    I've looked through some dream theory (check out Dream Mood's Dream Dictionary!) and facts. Apparently you can't make up faces you've never seen before in a dream, but somehow my dreams get away with having everybody faceless (maybe even formless), but somehow I mentally label who they are. Also, I think like twice now, I have been a guy in my dream? Not like in a weird way and it wasn't part of the 'plot' of the dream, but still. I haven't had a nightmare since I was a little kid, even though I have died in a dream since then, it somehow wasn't a nightmare to me.

    As for recurring dreams... I don't think I've ever had the same dream twice. But sometimes I'll have dreams almost like sequels set in the same AU. They're not on consecutive nights or anything though, usually they're years apart from each other.

    Has anyone ever heard of Remee? It's a sleeping mask that helps people with lucid dreaming.

    Also, can you guys force-wake-up from a dream? If so, how? Just wondering.
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    I usually have dreams that sort of mean something to me, and make me immediately get up and hug the people I love. For instance I had a time travel dream (I know, starting things off confusing) where I basically slowly fucked up everything around over one tiny mistake, and once I had started I couldn't go back, slowly I was unintentionally erasing people from my existence and eventually, I erased myself. There was also one where I was stuck in a prison w/ limited access to anyone I knew and it was heart-crushing, I was also there if I recall because I sacrificed myself to prison for somebody.

    I also have repeated dreams, usually multiple days in a row, it's usually quite pleasant in that case, and usually fills out a nice quaint story. Unfortunately, I cannot remember any currently, but hopeful I will recall some or even have some more dreams and revisit this thread with them.

    Finally, Lucid dreaming is amazeballs
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnling View Post
    Ooh my goodness, I am really loving this idea, thank you for the thread!!

    Although I feel rather awfully;; I dream a ton and wish to always share them with someone, but now that the time has come where I can, I can't recall having dreamt of anything last night! I will definitely have to keep this in mind though, and hopefully I will have wonderful new dreams to share in the nearby future~


    Uwahh I'm awfully sorry about your nightmare! I wonder why it's a lion in particular that is chasing you?? And your paranoia is very curious and quite a bit alarming to hear, I'm starting to worry if these sorts of feelings surface a lot in your day-to-day life, I certainly hope not!! ; - ; You say this is reoccurring, do the feelings and themes show up in different dreams as well? And have you ever thought about learning how to lucid dream in order to break yourself away from this pattern??

    (As my boyfriend had night terrors that replayed themselves over and over every night, and said that learning to become conscious about his dreams in his sleep helped him to get rid of them, if that may be of any interest to you!) *hugs*
    Glad you like the idea, and I can't remember what I dreamt about this night either, but that won't stop me from writing^^

    I'm also really thankful for your concern, but that dream isn't what I would call a nightmare. This is actually one of my more pleasant dreams Sure, the paranoia might seem quite awful, but I never wake up in a cold sweat or anything, just with a rather quick heartbeat. I tend to think it's sort of thrilling to get the adrenaline pumping, and have that feeling of excitement. And I don't have this dream frequently, but it has come up like ten times during the last two years or something like that.

    The last time I had what I would define as a nightmare, was when I was trying to master lucid dreaming for the first time. I'd heard that the first step towards it was to start remembering what you dreamed about, so that was the first time I tried to keep a dreamjournal about four years ago. Then a week in I got stuck in a semi-conscious dream, which started out quite exciting, but eventually devolved into one of my most terrifying experiences ever. Long story short, it started out with me going on adventures with some girl I didn't know, and then we ended up getting disemboweled and dismembered by butchers with animal faces. Not very nice. The worst thing about it was that I could sort of control the setting, even though I wasn't aware I was dreaming, and then I remembered everything clear as day when I woke up... But I didn't want to lucid dream because I had nightmares, more because I would like to be able to control my dreams. I've had five dreams throughout my life where I was able to fly, or at least levitate, and I'd really like to have them more often. It's the most amazing feeling^^

    I've had three or four dreams where I became aware I was dreaming, but every time it happens I get far too excited and can't breathe for some strange reason, which thankfully makes me wake up rather than move on to the cousin of sleep.

    *hugs back anyway*

    Hugs are nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrin View Post

    Finally, Lucid dreaming is amazeballs
    i was afraid it would be hard for us to just describe dreams without getting carried away into parallel realities, personal interpretations, many lucid experiences and it will end up again on sleep paralysis experiences! @Distry tbh that's what i thought about that lion that was after you... but you didn't get scared! you rocked it!

    so just sharing my thoughts on the issue..

    every time i remember a dream i spend time on it and analyze it to as deep as i can take it.
    when that process is done i realize this dream was only for me. noone else could know what my future or my past holds so i can have this dream.

    Example. i meet a girl, makes me feel great, i see a dream about me walking on wet green grass and as scared as i was to not get my socks wet, i realized they weren't getting wet at all, so i continued walking.
    I look it up and the interpretation said something about the woman of your life, love and a happy life from now on.
    Next day i see i am driving with her and we meet 3 deer on the way.
    That coincides with a reading i had about her that : "i'd be with her and end up raising three kids"
    Deer is a symbolism of happiness, life, and i connected it with new life... with her.. as she was in the car..
    These dreams got me ecstatic about that girl to the point that i lost her by pushing too much (i think..)

    Long story short... dreams were good, reality not that great!
    What was the message of them? why did they appear?
    would i F* it up like that if it wasn't for those dreams?

    Thinking it through i am not sure i could see her face in the car... maybe i thought it was her as i was influenced..

    Anyway, by sharing my most recent dream confusion i am trying to say that .. dreams are so complicated to "describe"
    (for me!)
    it would take me a page for each dream and no one would read it afterall

    @dragonfruit There are methods, there are tricks, there are books... but .. there is also nature.
    There is a plant called Calea Zacatechichi (hehehe that is the name really, and i did not copy paste it!)
    It grows in Oaxaka, Mexico (Only!)
    It is the most bitter tea you will ever try.
    you don't know bitter before you try that. your tongue is simply unaware!

    but once you drink it 20 minutes before bed it keeps your consciousness right on the border of waking and sleeping
    (aka hypnagogic state)
    it is the best and purest way to lucid dream

    but... although i still have that tea, i don't try playing with other realities anymore
    the abyss is looking back when you look into it and funny things keep happening
    We've discussed this in another thread.
    You need to be a little "equipped" with knowledge before you start venturing.

    @Ferrin we have a similar view of the world i see from your signature
    funny, we even chose the same color for the bars!
    that's the only one that felt right! right?
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    INFP - The Idealists

    Ohh sign me up, I also love this idea! I've been told by multiple people that I should write down my dreams but I never seem to get down to doing that. Hopefully this thread will help me in that aspect.

    The thing is, I dream e v e r y n i g h t, and it's honestly mostly utter bullsh*t - that is, I dream about the most inexplicable situations and notions, so most people go into "wtf is wrong with you" mode when I tell them my dreams. Not that they're conventionally disturbing (gory etc.) or anything like that, they just... really don't make sense and it's hilarious.

    However, all I remember about my last dream isn't very interesting and the dream itself was somewhat unpleasant, so no point in telling it. But I do remember dreaming stuff like:
    1. Different people approaching me about this girl they met that is apparently "my doppelganger" personality-wise, my long lost twin, we are so much like each other, we should totally meet, oh how we will fit each other... Apparently we were similar because we both liked two things: cheese and dragons. That's it. That's how my subconscious categorizes me.
    2. Dreaming about my entirely straight boyfriend casually sleeping with my male best friend. (that wasn't even a sexual dream for me, it just kind of happened amongst other things and it was so confusing)

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfruit View Post
    Also, can you guys force-wake-up from a dream? If so, how? Just wondering.
    Yes, and it mostly works - it has only failed me once or twice : D. I just forcefully shut my eyes in the dream, hold them closed for a few seconds and open them up while thinking about opening my eyes when I wake up. I suppose that manually drives my brain out of deep sleep.

    Also, I get the feeling a lot of INFPs would be into lucid dreams and would have experienced them at least once, intentionally or not. If any of you have tried the lucid 'training' and whatnot, how is it working out?
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    I had a reoccurring dream that I was back working in a hospital where I worked for my health care aide practicum. Which is usually a stressful dream. During it I always question myself why am I working there if I hate it. I was making a hospital bed with my trainer, she showed me a totally different way of doing it than I was taught. Then suddenly said that her knees hurt and she needs to go home early and I need to take of the rest. So I start to make the bed, but the sheets suddenly transform into small pieces of fabric and slip through my fingers.
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