Ever since I was a little girl, I have had an active dream life. Vivid dreaming has always been with me. I still remember vivid dreams from when I was young. The very first dream that I recall having sticks with me to this day. The dream took place at school and it was deserted except I was stuck on a school bus outside the school. I cannot remember many details, but the pictures that are stuck in my mind are vivid. I also clearly remember a vivid dream about hanging off the edge of the world. It looked like a globe and was blue all around. I was hanging on for dear life, but Jesus was there to save me. One scary vivid dream that I cannot forget was about my uncle belonging to a cult and trying to kill me.
Nightly Vivid Dreaming
A lot of people I know hardly ever remember their dreams, but pretty much every night I am lost in the world of vivid dreaming. I never feel rested and wonder if it is because of my double life involving vivid dreams. Even if I fall asleep for only 10 or 15 minutes, I will have a vivid dream. Sometimes I have had something happen in a vivid dream and thought it really happened. The vivid dreams can seem so real sometimes. In the past, I spent a lot of time daydreaming. It was as if I was constantly shooting a movie in my head. Maybe there is a connection between my vivid imagination and my vivid dreaming.
Fascination with Vivid Dreaming
I was thinking about my vivid dreaming the other day and one thing that really struck me was the incredible details involved with my vivid dreams. In my dreams, I visit places that I have never been and it is interesting to me how my mind comes up with these places. I may find myself in a house that in no way resembles any house I have ever been in or even seen in pictures, but the layout is so specific. It is just incredible to me where the world of vivid dreams takes me. The mind is an incredible thing.
Vivid Dreaming Blessing or Curse?
The people I know who seem to be the most well rested usually do not remember their dreams. I have wondered if I spent less time in the world of vivid dreaming, if I would actually feel well rested. But I also find some sense of comfort in my double life. It is an escape and sometimes that can be a good thing. Sometimes I have such nice and interesting dreams that stay with me all day, but other times the vivid dreaming causes me distress because of the negative emotions involved.
What About Your Vivid Dreaming?
I would love to hear from you about your vivid dreaming. Do you remember your vivid dreams? If you do, how well rested do you feel? Do you consider your vivid dreaming a blessing or a curse?