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

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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 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2014

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    There's something like

    that called Lucid Dreaming. I don't know how to do that but since I sleep 18 hours a day I would love to just decide what to dream about
    xabiana xabiana 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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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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    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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    **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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    ..

    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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    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, 2014

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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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    Bed

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

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Wouldn't that be fun!

    Not sure I'd want to wake up!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Hmm, kinda strange. But I have always dreamed of becoming pregnant even when I was a little girl. When I use to sleep I would have dreams about getting pregnant by this guy I like...
    Cyliste Cyliste 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I know I've dreamt about people. Sometimes they just show up for a second sometimes the dream was completely about me.....Sometimes it's naughty but most of the time it's just...
    mottkat mottkat 22-25, F Feb 8

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    I didn't know if it was just a dream or it was a mix of a nightmare. To be able to see him in person, and the fact that he was happy and didn't need me anymore. I remember it...
    JuicyLuck JuicyLuck 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    what do you guys think? now personally i don't support it AT all, but i recently had a dream about me getting pregnant and that scared the SH*T out of me (i never had s*x, just got...
    superinflatablebouncygreenball superinflatablebouncygreenball 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I had a sexual dream about my mother and woke up very aroused!! has this happen to anyone else?
    stanton051030 stanton051030 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I had an awful dream just now. The USA was at war apparently and we were relocated somewhere in the south. The population declined by 80%. The war was against Great Britain, Saudi...
    Altairswifi Altairswifi 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    My bf treats me better than any of the men I've dated or talked to in the past. They all tried to or eneded up using me and treating me like crap. I''m just wondering why i'm...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Feb 14

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    February 18, 2015 I dreamed one night that I attended some youth retreat or camp somewhere in Bagiuo, Philippines. Right now I’m 22 yrs old and in my dream at that time I...
    ErinAnsiell ErinAnsiell 22-25, F Feb 18

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    Could someone give me a little advice on what this means? I had a dream that started with me and a few friends in my car all of a sudden, while driving, pigeons attack my car. then...
    annabee7 annabee7 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I get so excited when I'm about to go to sleep I love the dreams I have because most of them are about my friends and school but most about anime. I have maladaptive daydreaming...
    pinkkitten100 pinkkitten100 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I had a dream that my crush came over to visit and he went up into my room and Hugs me and for some reason he was on my bed and he said," will you give me five, twenty one kisses...
    oddiecastillo oddiecastillo 18-21, F Feb 9

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    every night before going to sleep i'd think and imagine in detail one possible way i could kill myself. it was a routine really. my mind expanded and so did those somber thoughts...
    UnusualAngel UnusualAngel 18-21, F Feb 11

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    My dream/ideal guy is someone who is at least 6' ft tall. Has a good sense of humour, is out going, lives life and travel and experiencing new things. Someone educated who is...
    malishka123 malishka123 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I dreamt i finally did it i killed myself. It was so cool . I was in the er, nothing worked. They couldn't save me.so i died on the table. Then my ghost left my body. What a rush...
    Ghost10236 Ghost10236 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    That famous cover of John Legend's "All of me" on YouTube.. Mm, yeah, wish I could unsee that. lol.
    Bethstar Bethstar 26-30, F Feb 5

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    If not for the divorce yesterday (Valentine's Day) would have been so different. Since it was the weekend we most likely would have visited one of our favorite places, New Orleans...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    It's been a long time and I'm completely over him but he keeps popping up in my dreams like there's is unfinished business or something.
    MaxyD MaxyD 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Someone I care greatly about is eating very little each day, has lost an unhealthy amount of weight and is totally unconcerned about it. What can I do? She's pretty stubborn about...
    Rickshawcharles Rickshawcharles 18-21, M Feb 16

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