067 - Nevina

20-8-00 8:45:41 -0400 (EDT)

Childhood

My own experience was that I enjoyed my dreams, I had few nightmares, and I loved sharing my dreams with others. My family was mildly interested but not enough to explore their own dreams or help me explore mine. I don't know what the community attitude was.

Turning point

I became more interested in them in high school and college as I became more interested in psychology. I also learned about lucid dreaming when I was 19 and began to explore that area.

Definition

I am not sure what dreams are. I guess that is part of why I am interested in them. They could be defined in any of the ways listed, I have no idea which one is right. I do believe that there is spiritual significance to dreams though, and also do not believe that everything in dreams is symbolic (or if it is, I definitely do not believe the symbols are the same for everyone, so I think dream symbol books are trash).

Now

Dreams provide an escape and a window into the unknown for me. That is, a window into my own mind, and possibly into the spirit world. The part they take up in my life varies, I go through phases of being nearly obsessed with them, and phases of only mild interest. I am more interactive with my dreams since I started practicing lucid dreaming 7 years ago. My definition has changed to a more spiritual one as I have learned about things such as dream sharing and remote viewing from dreams.



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