088 - Hampton

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Childhood

I've always been interested in dreams from a very early age.
Really as long back as I can remember. I always had very vivid dreams that were better than anything I could see on tv or at the movies. My dad was always a big dreamer, so that was always a sort of bond we had. All the other family members would joke about it. I don't remember discussing it with anyone outside of the family. When I was in the eighth grade I did my final term paper on dreams, that's when I found out more of the details about the REM cycles and mechanics behind dreams.

Turning point

I went through a period in my teens when I became really depressed I'm not sure if any more so than your average teen. But at that time I began to have the most unbelievable dreams. I was always going to the same place I could never get there on my own, someone would always take me. It was a cabin built on a lake I could jump out of any window or door into the water. I always felt so at peace. I know it sounds silly but the cabin was filled with kittens that I would play with.

It got to the point that I would be in the middle of a dream that had nothing to do with the cabin but midpoint I would remember it and ask someone inside the dream to take me there. They always knew where it was and would take me. I just could never get there on my own free will. Thats when I started to want to sleep all the time because it was so much nicer there. I'm not really sure if I believe in astral projection or not but around this time some pretty funky things started happening in my dreams. I began to feel intense vibrations and felt like I was floating around the house about four feet off the ground this was not a pleasant feeling at all. There was a lot of times I would try to force myself awake but couldn't.

Definition

I feel as if during our sleep and dreams that we are possibly dealing or handling things we won't deal with during our awake hours. Although there is still a part of me that questions the theory of alternative realities.

Now

I feel there are benefits to dreaming most definitely. It may take a while for the message to get across but in time things I didn't even realize were bothering me and long forgotten get rehashed and over time resolved.I still look forward to going to sleep every night although I don't feel they play that big of a role in my life. I just feel like I'm lucky to have so many dreams and can remember them. I feel kind of sorry for people who don't. They don't know what they are missing out on. Although I do occasionally still have the vibrating feeling and floating through the house. I could do without those.



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