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Experiences: I had a dream "mother" who emotionally nurtured me. I had my first precognitive dream when I was about 10, and my first lucid dream around age 15.
Family: My family is very conservative Christian, and I knew they didn't want to know about or talk about my dream life, so I never discussed it with them. I would have been a subject of much concern if I had, I'm sure.
Community: Like my family, my community was unsupportive. It was a very small rural community.
I've always paid attention to my dreams. They've always been a very large part of my life--I was just born that way. I first started writing them down in my teens. I had no expectations--it just felt good to put them on paper and go back and read them again later.
Dreams were just another part of my life, a part of my life that often gave me good, positive feelings. I learned spiritual and emotional lessons in my dreams. My dreams just felt like "home," even more than my waking home.
Dreaming keeps me in touch with myself. I learn about myself from my dreams. They've helped me heal. I analyze my dreams more now than I did. But basically, I still feel the same about dreaming as I did when I was a child.
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