I have always had extremely vivid dreams. My dreams involve all six senses and have caused me to wake up screaming, bleeding, or downright puking.
The past two weeks have reminded me of the dreams I used to get when I was in high school. They've been morbidly graphic and of experiences that I know that I have never had in my lifetime, but that I am nonetheless familiar and comfortable with. All of these dreams have had one central theme; some kind of war that I am an integral part of.
In all the dreams, while fighting, I am shot or stabbed or in some way maimed, but I remain alive and active. I can feel the bullets ricochet off of the inside of my ribcage and I can feel blades sever tendons. I'm not even going to describe what I SEE in these battles, but I always wake up tasting and smelling blood and feeling a desperate kind of fear.
I don't know what to think of this. It's so real. And so horrific. I believe that most of the time, your dreams are just your brain's way of releasing daily garbage. I also believe that when you get dreams that come over and over again, that your body and mind is trying to get a message to you that you're just not getting. I've had some people tell me that I am reliving past life experiences. What is it? What am I missing?
Help me out on this one.