Dij said: I've recalled only partial dreams maybe twice per year. Yeah, guess it sounds weird to others, but it became my norm. I thought I stopped dreaming and maybe I did? Dreams became non-existent to me and not part of my experience. So, the waking world is all I dealt with. However, as of about 8 days ago I'm having total recall of dreaming nightly...far out weird to me!
That would freak me out too Di. I also no longer experience dreams. I'm aware of early in relaxing mind wanderings, but of no more intensity than day dreaming. Just as you were relaying this though I had a dream the night before I read this thread!!! It led me to wonder if I too was becoming more 'normal'
after reading this thread I wondered what the content of my dreams if I were to have them, might be.
I explained to my partner that I NEVER (not literally but you know what I mean) dream, unless it's precognitive - and this was so weird because it was all about an experience in the recognisable past. It centred on an horrific multiple vehicle crash on a highway north of here that my daughter & I rendered assistance to the injured and were calling for rescue helicopters because the bank up of traffic would not allow emergency vehicles through in time for some of the critically injured. In my precog dream experiences I become aware that I'm dreaming, while still in it, which is kind of funny if it's scary.
(one I'd experienced frequently over many years, I'd get to a certain point in it, see a particular aspect in it, recognise it and 'think' oh, it's just this dream again... - as I was physically raising myself up and screaming in horror that would wake anyone around me, while I'd lie back down calm as you like having realised I was 'just dreaming' - and they'd be a freaked out mess!!)
I also sometimes apparently really 'talk' in these situations - I became aware of hearing on the physical level me saying 'we need the choppers, we really need the choppers, this man is dying, please, we need the choppers now'.
On reflection, one of the men we attended to at that scene (the real one) was bleeding from his ear & not from an injury to his ear - a symptom of internal head injury. It was poignant at the time, helpless, doing the best we could in a horrific experience, pride in my girl for her calmness and compassion, she was only a teenager herself at that time. Cars were askew and many had crashed into each other or trees in a effort to avoid a utility that had become airborne and flown across the dividing gully and into three lanes of oncoming traffic on the other side of the highway. (NB - vehicles on cruise control can lose control and even do this if the tyres touch water or wet grass, as this one had veering slightly onto wet grass on the verge of the road).
At one point, for the two men my daughter & I were attending to we made contact with their families and let the men speak to them. I was aware telling the families that they were seriously hurt, but okay
was relative to that moment only.
Anyway in this one the other night I also had the same senses - same sense of urgency, compassion, overwhelming f this is a mess
... amid calmness and compassion.
So I get up, discuss it with my partner as 'weird' and wondering why I had the dream. It made me wonder if the man with the head injuries made it or not, we never found out, leaving them to the emergency services people when they finally arrived, without helicopter support.
Then read Di's post and wondered some more.
Then yesterday, at the same place on the highway... multiple vehicle crash, one dead, 10 critically injured and this time the rescue helicopters attended.
guessing maybe I'm no more 'normal' than ever. It's been a long time for me since I've 'accepted' precog dreams too, so that's just as much 'weird' for me too.
What I wanted to ask Di, is how are you doing having recall of nightly dreams... it was a fascinating thought for me when you raised it.