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I Wish I Could Choose What To Dream About Before I Go To Bed

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    I Could When I Was A Teenager, It Was Great

    Does everyone love dreams where you are flying?  I do.  I can't believe it when I wake up and realize I can't really do that.  dreams can feel so real.  I could tell myself a little story and then dream all about it.  I don't know if it's connected, but...
    lefteyeomine lefteyeomine 36-40, F Mar 29, 2010

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    its called wake induced lucid dreaming,

    research it everyone :) its very possible. i do it almost every night nowdays :)
    Mineman214 Mineman214 18-21, M Apr 28

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    Yeah, It Would Be Nice...

    idk how people can "think of something before they go to bed then dream of it..." i tryed, it doesnt work. so id rather choose my dream or not dream at all... i like that...is there a group for that?... *leaves*
    letmebreathe letmebreathe 18-21, F Mar 28, 2010

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    You Can Program Your Dreams And You Often Do

    This is for everyone in this group. You can programs your dreams and you often do. Whatever you're dwelling on, both good and bad will manifest in your dreams in various scenarios. Typically, your dreams will be connected to what you were dwelling on during the day or the last 24...
    YaOughta YaOughta 46-50 Aug 18, 2012

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    To dream a dream is to awaken your inner self.

    Your wants, your desires, your passions are given life.
    BlueEyes31 BlueEyes31 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    And Then Remember The Dream!

    What would I dream of?  :)  that's for me to know ;)
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 6 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    Still Working On It

    I'm still working on this. I've always wanted to experience lucid dreaming. I find the whole concept to be pretty amazing. I've read quiet a few books on it, and even tried keeping a dream journal, looking for the dream signs, taking all the necessary steps to induce one. It just...
    lacedup77 lacedup77 26-30, M Jun 20, 2012

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    I Have Tried To Control My Dreams

    by telling myself what I would like to dream about and, you know what, for two or three days some weeks ago, it actually worked! Usually, it's the same old worries cropping up all the time, recurring faces.....
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 7 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    Oh wow! That would be

    so cool! I had researched (vaguely), "Dream Control". With proper and simple instructions, and a must, a dream diary.( again instructions of how to keep a dream diary), then in time and practise it Is possible to have some basic freedom of will in your dream world . Most often...
    Sandalfoot Sandalfoot 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    Everyday I dream about you,

    but I don't want to. I want to forget about you! But it's kind of hard to when I get sudden reminders of you. Can someone please help me? How do I get my ex out of my dreams? I need to let go of him and let him remain a memory.
    kelsey9317 kelsey9317 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    You Would Be The Star!

    Of every dream i had; always there, always important if not central in the dream, always beautiful, always sexy, and always mine.  No matter where the dream takes place, and no matter what the plot, in my dreams it will be you and me, together through everything.  No...
    headstrongheart headstrongheart 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 30, 2010

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    Wouldn't that be fun!

    Not sure I'd want to wake up!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 25

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    Mosquito Androids

    My dreams are far too random and weird.  Perhaps I watch too much sci-fi.  Last night I dreamt about political conspiracy.  All mosquitos were killed and replaced with spybot androids.  The mosquito androids sprayed a highly flammable toxin that killed...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F Feb 12, 2010

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    Nightmares

    When I was young, I had problems with nightmares frequently. They were terrifying and very real to me usually dreams of my family being murdered or taken hostage..very horrible. My Mom would always tell me to try and think of things I wanted to dream about before closing my eyes...
    LadyLindsey LadyLindsey 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2011

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    My dreams are straight out weird

    and confusing. Sometimes they even scare me. I haven't had a good dream in a long time and I long for one.
    CriminalMinds14 CriminalMinds14 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    Bed

    I might get better sleep if I could.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M Apr 15, 2011

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    Glad I Chose You ...!!!

    I saw you across a crowded room. Among all the others that were there, The lights seemed to shine down on you alone. I knew then I had to have you for my own. Willingly, you came with me to my home. From the car, I carried you and threw open the door. Looking...
    smartlove007 smartlove007 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    Me Too!

    Thanks for the new group 2Emotional - great idea!I wish I could do this BUT the down-side, with how my life is right now, I would just want to sleep and dream all the time!!  UGH!! 
    DorothyofOz DorothyofOz 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 28, 2010

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    Reincarnation

    Because of a certain event I had when I was a child, I was not able to SEE my Reincarnation Dream when I was a freshman in High School. But I FELT the entire life of someone...and I just KNEW they were me... I always itch to have the dream again...I hope I can see it this time...
    Lyfin Lyfin 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2011

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    **nervous Giggles**

    HEHEHEHE it would be kinda cool but I tell my girlfriend when I have naughty dreams.... So I would be telling her A LOT of stories!!!! **he giggles and blushes so bad**
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 17 Responses Feb 7, 2011

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    The Dream Buffet

    I've feel this way ever since I was a kid- wishing that I could choose my dreams (at least the general topic) before I fall asleep. There have been some occasions where lucid dreaming is possible but for whatever the reason it just isn't quite as good as picking the topic first...
    Linxer Linxer 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2010

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    then your dreams would not come

    as a surprise , nor shock. Less nightmares!! Idk...
    CaseyLeCuteUn CaseyLeCuteUn 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    ..

    dont u think that it would be  great if u could dream a story u rote and see it all in ur head and then make it feel so real it makes u think ur awake wen u wake up  frm r dream or dream and dream that the person u like asked u out  and then let it realy let it...
    liz1998 liz1998 13-15, F Mar 29, 2010

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    I would dream about him most nights.

    8 hours of wonderful bliss before I return back to this dreaded nightmare called life
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 22-25, F Sep 25

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    Want Her In My Dreams

    If i choose my dream then every night before sleep i chose her to see in my dream i often saw her in my dream but i always want to saw her in my all dreams cuz she is very far away from me so there is only way (my dreams) where i spend my time with her talk to her.In the day...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 11, 2010

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    I know dreaming is supposed to involve the deep

    subconscious mind, but I wish I could understand it better. It would be nice if I had some control over it. Every dream I wake up remembering is normally so weird that I can't figure out why I dreamed it. The ones that are very normal almost always lead to dajavo several days...
    fourcrazyccats fourcrazyccats 31-35, F Dec 4

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    Dream B4

    Only if it was possible ... We would all be on top of the world.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 28, 2011

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    Ohh But To Dream

     Ohh I loved this group and had to join .. How great would it be to be able to pick and choose , what we wanted to see in our dreams .To be with people we cant be with in real life .. to relive our best moments, to change mistakes we have made and to rebuild any bridges we...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2010

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    It Would Be Cool

    I don't remember dreams very often, so I think it would be awesome to choose what I dream about. Of course, at this point, I'd choose to dream about my current crush. Just because I can't be with her in real life doesn't mean I can't in my dreams.
    FiveByFive303 FiveByFive303 22-25, F Jan 3, 2012

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    Nightmares

    I have been having so much trouble sleeping lately, weird nightmares that just feel so real and leave me shaky in the morning. Bizzare places and people I have never seen or heard of, kids being kidnapped, the world ending in war, me dying during child birth and lots of other...
    katarzyna82 katarzyna82 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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    For a while I've been having these dreams about this girl I've never met before and I think I've fallen in love. It's been almost a year I've been having these 4 weird dreams and I...
    bayley92 bayley92 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I tend to dream of a world that I can just escape too, viewing a different reality than what I see everyday. Sometimes I tend to just look out the window or just sit there in...
    Thelogicinme2 Thelogicinme2 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    My dreams aren't entirely correct though. Recently I've been having dreams where small details or parts of it have come true the next day. In example ; 1. I dreamt about my step...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I wish I knew what my passion was. I see people with this drive and I wish I had some. I am involved with a lot but nothing I would say I'm passionate about. I'm not a detail kind...
    KRam42 KRam42 36-40, M Nov 29

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    I've never had a dream about rats yet I own three of them. I take that back. I don't like the term owning another living thing... I have little furry allies that will fight side by...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Nov 23

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    I am about 16 years old and a sophomore in the United States. I'm female and the teacher I dream of is male. He's my civics teacher, 1st hour. He's a powerful man, in my opinion...
    Hfms99 Hfms99 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    People will judge based on their perception, ALWAYS, but that doesn't make it an absolute for you. People judge, but that's not the reason why you feel "judged", it's because you...
    Jdone Jdone 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    It started with him in the background of my dreams watching me with a look of intensity on his face. I could not communicate with him. He would not communicate with me. Our eyes...
    starkizzed21 starkizzed21 22-25, F Nov 22

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    In my dream I was in the military. I remember being in a jungle somewhere during the day with a team with superhuman skills. We were walking through a jungle and I was armed with...
    Lebron25 Lebron25 22-25, M 21 hrs ago

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    This has been a while back. I dreamed I finally got to meet "him". when I walked into his house. he had pictures of himself EVERYWHERE! I was like OMG! this explains so much. this...
    SavingAthena69 SavingAthena69 31-35, F Nov 24

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    That is...if you were totally available and wishing the same...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Dec 8

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    I wish I would have an Amazing Dreams every night and never wake up so I won't go back to ****** reality world!!!
    xxBoyishGirlxx xxBoyishGirlxx 13-15, F Nov 30

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    Wow, good to know I'm not alone in this:) My dreams however are not so happy.. Well they start of happy. I'm exited, waiting and planing. Then I dream I go in to labor. An actually...
    lostgirl49 lostgirl49 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    My name is LhilyYou Are Fanciful SexyYou are sexy because you are very dreamy. You are often lost in a lush fantasy.You are a sincere and devoted partner. You are attracted to...
    Lhily Lhily 36-40, F Nov 22

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    Boyfriend and I were not hanging out together on that day as we have friends to meet and I only remembered that in the dream, it showed me that he is meeting his friends in a pizza...
    beendreamingalot beendreamingalot 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    It wasn't just one dream. There have been several starting way back in Freshman year. One of the last dreams I had, however, makes cry cry and makes my baby fever worse. It wasn't...
    BrittannyLynn BrittannyLynn 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    l lately been having weird dreams. First one that stood out to me was that I lost some weight, especially on my breast and they were a bit lose skin. I was happy about the weight...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I had a dream where I was walking around at night and a humanoid rat pulled me into an alley and raped me! He was my master and he got me pregnant and then I gave birth to a bunch...
    Sallytheslutt Sallytheslutt 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 23

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    Yep. Except in the dream I was a completely different person. It would be next to impossible for it to work with me as I am in reality. It would be destined to fail, and it would...
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 28