Is this a past life dream? (merged)

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  1. Sondra

    Sondra Senior Registered

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    Hi All,
    New here, took me a few days to get my courage up to even register, I will start at the begining,
    About 6 months ago i had this dream? I cannot get this out of my head since, it is driving me crazy, bits & pieces of info seem to be popping into my head at random, I'd like to stop it, lol!!!
    This dream took place on an ocean liner (No! not the Titanic)it centered around me & a man whom worked on this ship, we were suppossed to get married, now I saw the man, but not myself, the gist of it is, I ran off & left the guy without saying a word, even tho in this dream there was such a strong feeling of love & bonding to such a degree that I don't even have with MDH whom I have been happily married to for 24 years
    two days after this dream all of a sudden it popped into my head that i left him because to marry him would mean I would have to live in another country, evidentally I didn't want to do this
    Now I was telling my cousin about this a few months later as this has been driving me crazy, gave her the name, she called me back, i did some research & found out this person really did exist, he eventually did go on to work on The Titanic, survived & married Scared the bee jeezus outta me to find such person existed. In this dream I was also known as Sondra, didn't look a lot like I do now but yet i knew it was me, another thing, the sounds & smells were the most vivid thing i have ever experienced in a dream! I also know the year was 1908, don't ask me how, as i don't know! I have tried meditating for the last week, but nothing, yesterday I think i got a few flashes of something very brief a second or so, wavy looking too!
    Sooo has anybody ever experienced anything like this, or do I have a good imagination, or worse yet certifiable!
     
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    i DEF think that you've experienced pieces of a past life!!! and the fact that you researched and found "proof" is awesome! most people aren't that lucky as to find actual records- so anyone that does.. well, that's an extra bonus!
    i think it's wonderful that you've gotten to remember this and didnt' just fluff it off!

    xoxo jenn
     
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    Thanks Jenn for replying. This has been a thorn for me since I get bits & pieces popping into my head ever since. It really is driving me batty I am new to this whole concept, as i said took me a few days to work my nerve up to post!
    I do have to make a clarifacation tho- I wrote in my dream i didn't see myself, & I didn't while the main conversation was going on, then I wrote didn't look like I do now, at the end of this dream flashed for a microsecond of a young woman ( pretty too ) getting off of the ship, I assumed this was sondra, whole dream seemed like it was only a few minutes, not long
    Big ? I have isss how do you get it to stop?
    I have always been a show me, prove it type of person, but I believe this was not your average dream, i have never had one like it, I am 43!!!! Another ? is why first now at this age would this be coming back to haunt me ( for lack of a better term)
    For a few months after this I thought I was either losing it or having a really bad change of life, lol! I mean from my perspective, i am obsessing about a man that has been dead for over 50 years! But the other part of me asks how do I know the name, & that this person did exist <VBS>
    This left me with the feelings of total love, overwhelming sadness, & anxiety!
    So afraid to have another dream like this, & maybe blurt out something in my sleep! Good grief, lol, can't imagine what MDH would think if I am calling out another mans name, lol!
     
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    Hi Sondra and welcome to the forum! The first thing I wanted to tell you is to relax and enjoy your dream! If it was truly PL, then think of it as a gift from your past - that is, a window to a world you once knew...

    Of course, I have no idea what your dream was really about and why it came to you now. I've read that PL dreams will seem to be especially vivid as compared to other dreams. Only you can be the judge, but I feel that just the fact that it's stayed with you this long means something. When you have a noticeable PL experience, it tends to haunt you and you start looking for answers.

    As far as worrying about what your husband might think if you called out another man's name in a dream, well, had you told him of the dream initially? Or did you not mention it, figuring he wouldn't believe you? It may be time to tell him if you haven't, then that'd be off your mind.

    BTW, I'm the same age as you, also married, with a husband who absolutely doesn't believe in reincarnation, but so what, I know what I experienced even though he didn't believe my explanation.

    Sounds like you're still curious as to what your dream was about. Perhaps dreaming it again would actually help in clarifying things in your mind? Or perhaps a past-life regression?

    Good luck in getting more answers - if that's what you want, of course.
     
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    Hi & Thanks for the welcome
    You know, you hit the nail on the head when you phrased this as " tends to haunt you"!
    I do believe I would like to learn more.
    We all have dreams & those very vivid nightmares, but yes, this was definately beyond that, I actually have to say my sences seemed extremely heightened as to sounds & smells, I mean I could even smell the air.It ws definately something different to the point of months later tracking down records! This dream, didn't last long at all,either. Is it normal for PL dreams to be of a short duration? Please be patient with all my question, as this whole thing is new to me
    I am starting to look at it as a pleasant experience, as it makes me smile.
    I think i just freaked when i was able to track down such a name with the right time frame, the logical part of me cannot explain that, I remember when I first found it, my reaction was- No way, you've got to be kidding!
    I would have to say I want to know more. It would be great to be able to go to sleep & continue it, but have never had a dream like this before, nor after. Maybe this man would get ot of my head if I could find out more.
    No, my hubby does not believe in reincarnation, so no wasy i can tell him about this, his first reaction would be to tell me I am crazy, he certainly would not be pleased to hear i had dreamnt of another man, lol!Nope, not pleased at all.
    I have tried to learn more by reading & trying to meditate, started that about a week ago, not real good at, can't seem to keep my mind from being so busy!
    Another thing is I am also feeling better about it just by posting here & being able to share this with others.
    A regression hypnotist sounds interesting. How would one go about finding a reliabe one, I mean what should I look for in one & what should I expect from a session? Sounds very interesting!
    A part of me still doesn't want to accept this, but then again I found records that I cannot explain away. Coincidence? I don't know, but I think I am ready to learn
     
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    Hi again Sondra! Of course, it's up to you if you want to tell your husband. I just suggested it since you were worried about saying the name of the PL man from the dream. You know, you don't have to go into any romantic-type feelings explanations - you could always stress the historical content of the dream, its extreme vividness, or maybe even how you seemingly have info that corresponds to your dream.

    Like I said, I know all about disbelieving husbands; I have one myself. He was angry at first and still is, somewhat, but I just thought it was something he ought to know. You see, my PL experience involved meeting a man who interviewed my husband for a new job. And he worked very hard to make sure my husband got hired, so we moved to the new town and my husband now works with this man. The whole situation is weird.

    As far as meditation, there are lots of CD's made for that purpose, and I listen to a few of those. The music is wonderfully relaxing and does help quiet the mind. Like you, I'd like to get more PL info, and do get faint images, but thus far nothing I can put together. But it's fun to try!

    You'll probably find the best selection of these types of CD's at a New Age store, and the people at that kind of store might also have info on PL regressionists. Others on this forum might have suggestions on finding one also.

    Good luck and enjoy your search!
     
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    Sondra,

    Your situation seems somewhat familiar, in that I had also never really considered reincarnation seriously until my own experiences led me to become interested. I would agree with some of the other sentiments here that you may want to reconsider this event. Learning is a good thing, and you are on the threshold of understanding a myserious occurence. Remember that if humans are reincarnative creatures, then it is perfectly normal to have different affections and heartbreak in another era.

    While it doesn't seem that reincarnation has been proven, there is no question that many of us here share some sort of common experience. In other words, even if there is absolutely no such thing as reincarnation, it would still be worth studying why people have intensely realistic dreams in which they are different people in past eras. I tend to believe that we may be close to proving reincarnation, which would be a leap in understanding equal in importance to Democratius postulating on atoms, Newton discovering gravity, or Einstein updating some of Newton's work with Relativity.

    As my interest is scientific, I have a few questions about your experience that may help in comparing it others. It is my hope that you will accept my wamest welcome here and perhaps help in my equiry.

    1. You said it was 1908. How did you determine or know this. I do not intend this question to be confrontational, just to clarify the situation.

    2. To what extent, if any have you been exposed to any reincarnation stories or theories before your recent intetest?

    3. While you were experiencing the sights, sounds, and smells did your surroundings seeem particularly unusual, or did the extent to which they were outside of your present existence not become clear until you awoke?

    4. You said that you looked different. Was this derived from a feeling that you were seeing yourself and noticing difference or did you just know how you looked?

    5. Are your normal dreams in the first person, or do often step back and litteraly see yourself?

    6. How else did the subject or "texture" differ from you normal dreams?

    Thank you for any help you may provide, and best of luck in coping with your new understanding.

    ...Rod
     
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    Hi Rod,

    Okay, I will try to answer these the best way that i can :)

    1. You said it was 1908. How did you determine or know this. I do not intend this question to be confrontational, just to clarify the situation.

    I really don't know how I knew this, I just did.

    2. To what extent, if any have you been exposed to any reincarnation stories or theories before your recent intetest?

    Not alot, really, everybody, of course has heard the theory,
    I can't say I have ever given much thought to it. I was actually raised catholic, and the reincarnation theory kind of goes against that religion.

    3. While you were experiencing the sights, sounds, and smells did your surroundings seeem particularly unusual, or did the extent to which they were outside of your present existence not become clear until you awoke?

    while i was experiencing the above, no it did not seem unusual, actually I felt quite comfortable, just as you do in your home!
    I felt like I was very familiar with this ship, & remember thinking,
    one of my favorite things about being on the ship is the smell of
    the sea air.

    4. You said that you looked different. Was this derived from a feeling that you were seeing yourself and noticing difference or did you just know how you looked?

    I never did really see myself, it was a feeling, I was actually viewing all this thru this person's ( my? )eyes, such as in real life here, you can see your shoes, clothing, even your hair, you don't see your face, but yet you know what you look like :)

    5. Are your normal dreams in the first person, or do often step back and litteraly see yourself?

    In my normal dreams, I see myself in the dreams, even in those vivid nightmares we sometimes get, oh say like you are being chased by a vampire, lol! I see myself in these dreams running from whatever danger there may be .

    6. How else did the subject or "texture" differ from you normal dreams?

    This felt extremely real, of short duration, the clarity, the sences,
    the comfort of a seemingly familiar place.
    There were also no words spoken, kind of like I just knew things.
    When I woke up, I remember feeling very surprised & a state of
    anxiousness, excitement ( not sexual, as thier was nothing sexual in this dream ) Kind of like if the day has come for a much looked forward to event, such as a weeks vacation, or special party, that kind of feeling!

    Now, here is where it gets a tad more strange to me, i have tried meditating, can't quite seem to get there, I feel at times that there are images starting to come looks like wavy black & white stuff starting, then the best way i can explain it is my mind pulls me out of this dep relaxition very quickly, that is what happened at that point in the dream where i felt intense sadness, it was as if my mind were pulling me out. Now last week I tried a regression with astralware, what came out was first off, i had the same problem with wavy images at first, kind of like my mind is fighting it, or maybe protecting me. But finally I got images, problem is with this program it is automated & only allows a certain amount of time, but here again, it asks you to picture your home, I did, very nice, definately one who has done well, not to the point os servants but definately comfortable, it asks you to picture a calendar on the wall & look at the date, I saw January of 1906, I could actually feel myself becoming excited, it then goes thru your childhhod home, which appeared to be a New York tenement type of apartment, but will spare alot of the details, when it askes you to remember the most tragic event in that life, I am once again on this ship ( thus far i don't know what ship it was) It is docked in New York, I am with this man aboard again, saying goodby, as if he is going on a run for afew weeks,
    The sadness I had was incredible, I was actually aware that the real me, I could hear myself, was actually crying & quite loudly sobbing, this program then asks you to move on to the happiest point in your life, I couldn't, i could feel my mind starting to move, but kept going back to this intense grief, I came out of this with such a feeling of intense grief & despair, i was shaking, the depression stayed with me for a few days! I don't know if my mind is protecting me, I had sat down & considered can my mind fantasize while in a hypnotic state? I don't know, I do know this, with the regression & the PL dream- some things seem to remain the same,- this man,- the era,- The impression that this man loved this woman very much-the incredible sadnesson her part,, I felt in both of the above the officer was not aware of any problems, it was as if she self inflicted this on herself, such as she made a decision that hurt her, but had made a decision that would hurt me for the rest of that life?
    Sorry i got so long winded This certainly has my attention! I am interested in other peoples experiences tho. Such as, are thiers also of short durations, or can it be my mind is protecting me from past memorie so not allowing to much though, or is my mind fighting the whole thing due to my catholic upbringing? I honestly don't know, very confused, & as I said, it definately has my attention, actually this man is a constant on my mind since the Pl dream! I was actually quite surprised to see him show up in the regression incident! Sometimes wonder if I am certifiable!
    Sondra
     
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    Sondra, you wrote: "Sometimes wonder if I am certifiable!" If you are, then I suppose I'll see you in the loonie bin, because your experiences are very similar to mine, with different content. For me it was not a ship in 1908, nor a New York childhood, but here are a few points which may be helpful:

    1. These dreams are often short and always realistic. Only on a few fortunate occaions have they been long enouch to tell stories rather than show vignettes.

    2. The emotions do seem very real. While I've had nothing particularly traumatic (luckily) there have been times when, upon waking, I was sad not to be able to spend more time with certain people or in certain places from a time before I was born.

    3. I, too, have known how I looked without seeing "myself."

    4. As illustrated from the quotes around the word "myself," in the item above, it all seems to make the meaning of first-person pronouns ambiguous. As a scientific person, always trying to be of level head, I never imagined that there would be any situation when the meanings of the words "I" and "me" would be less then clear!

    5. Like you, I was never interested in reincarnation, and had no particular knowlege of it, save for the fact that such a theory existed and was believed by some. In my case it was at conflict the secular scientific principles with which I was raiseed, and will continue to hold. My father is a (now-retired) scientist, who taught me early to experiment and observe. Religion, the "paranormal", and reincarnation always just seemed like fairy tales for adults to me.

    Since having clear-enough dreams and simlar experiences to make me investigate reincarnation, I've found that the dreams come sporadically and usually without any clear antecedant. Eacn one adds a piece to a puzzle which I hope to solve someday. The usaual techniques, such as thinking about it before bed, writing down my dreams in the morning, etc. have never led to any particular results. On occasion, the possible past-life experience does relate to something that happend in the current existence, but only in the way that any old long-forgotten memory would be stirred by a similar event. If nothing else helps, the simple passage of time may bring more details into focus for you.

    I really appreciate your giving the detailed answers you did; it is helping in my overall research on the topic.

    Good luck, and keep us informed.

    Fear not, you shan't be certified!

    ...Rod
     
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    Sondra,

    I posted this sometime last year, so I'm sure it's gone now. But I also had dreamed about a past life. Or at least, what I take to be a past life. In it, I was possibly in the South (not exactly sure). My then family and I were having a picnic at the side of the road on top of a big hill. I was dressed in clothes we don't have now (some type of dress). Well, I seemed to have been waiting for someone in the dream. All of a sudden, some guy came to me and although I do not know what was said (only silent dream I ever had), I knew he told me my then true love had died. The emotions said it all. Anyway, I'm not sure how much time passed in my dream, but there we were again having a lunch picnic at the same spot. Again, I kept looking over that hill expecting someone to come up it. Soon after, a man came up that hill. I'm guessing it was my then husband or lover because of all the emotions I had when I saw him. I ran up to him hugged and kissed him and it was as though nothing ever happened, like he was never gone.

    Thing about my dream is, when I told my now husband about it, and how the guy in my dream looked exactly like him, he immediately said (after I described the area and clothes) that it was in the Civil War days. He doesn't know how he came up with that. We soon after found out that his Great Great (maybe Great) Grandfather was in the Civil War. He was shot in the arm (close to the shoulder) and was left to die. Had it not been for the maggots eating his dead skin, he would have died. He was found alive three days later by someone and nursed back to health.

    My husband has a type of birthmark a bit of a distant from where his GG(G) Grandfather was hit. But when I told my friend that dream when I first had it, she told me someone from "my past is coming back into my life." At the time, Tom and I had just started to get to know each other. And now, we've been married for almost 2 years and it still seems as though I have known him from a previous life. Everytime I look at him, I always have to touch his face to make sure this is real because lots of times it still seems as though this life is a dream.

    NoraB
     
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    Memory of past life or dream?

    Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum and came here while looking for some help on past life memories.

    Recently I have a dream that I'm not certain if it was a dream or a memory, but not one of this life-time.

    The dream started out with me, but I wasn't me how I look now. I was with people I've never seen before in my life, but I some how knew while I was dreaming that they were my friends. There was also a little girl about 6 years old with us, and somehow I just knew she was my litle sister. I can remember calling the younger girl Katie, but can't recall my name. Well in the dream I was in a car following another car with more of my friends in it. I remember knowing in the dream that we were heading out somewhere to go camping for the weekend.

    Then the dream skipped forward to later the same night. I was standing on the edge of cliff looking at water splashing against rocks, (presume it was an ocean) when suddenly I felt hands push me really hard from behind, and I was suddenly falling towards the water.

    I woke up at that time more scared than I've ever been following a dream, and couldn't shake the feeling that this had happened to me before.

    Would someone please help me out with this. I'm not really sure if it was the result of an overactive imagination, or what.

    If it helps any I do recall that my friend in the car and even my younger sister were dressed in clothing that looked to be out of the seventies.
     
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    This was almost certainly a past-life dream. Some of the indicaators are:

    1. The fact that you knew things that were not explicitly said, such as the fact that the little girl was your sister, is especially important. In a typical dream, where you are "making up" a story in your mind, this will not generally happen.
    2. Your normal dreams are as an observer; this time you participated. This is a more realistic and enhanced depiction of events than that which normally happens to you. Many people observer that the PL dream is "different" and more intense in some way. Having a dream in the first person, for one who normally doesn't, is a perfect example of this.

    3. The events occured in a time period before you were born.

    4. The people who were in it were real to you as it was happening, but are not in your present waking life.

    5. From everything you stated, nothing of your presnt life was mixed in with it. None of those people were people you know now; your name was different; the cars were not the cars you drive or ride in now, etc. Most dreams are made up from things you know and what you can imagine based on them.

    If you have never seriously considered reincarnation before, this can be a perspective-changing experience that many of us here have had. Welcome!

    It amazing to think about it, but that dream was something that probably really happened. There probably is a woman somewhere, in her mid-30's, who still misses her big sister, because of what happened that day.

    ...Rod
     
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    Well Rod, thank you for the help. I've always believed in past lives, but this is the first time that I've ever had a dream like this. Now I have a question. Is there anyway that you can make yourself have past life dreams? Since this experiance I've been actually wanting to have another dream like this. Well not like this one. I don't really want to dream about being pushed over a cliff. But I would like to remember more from that life-time.

    Jennafer
     
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    Past life memory or just a dream?

    I've been hoping to remember pieces of my past lives for a while now with no luck, but I've recently been trying a technique in which right before I go to sleep, I keep telling myself that memories of my past lives will appear in my dreams. Well, the other night I think it might have worked. I dreamt that I was a young woman (maybe 20 or so?) on some sort of outing, maybe on a large ship (cruise ship?) on vacation; however, it also could have just been a day-trip, I'm not sure of the details. I was extrememly upset because a good friend had done or said something to hurt or frighten me. I can't remember exactly what he did, I just remember the awful feeling I had of extreme distress and despair. My brother or cousin (or some male relative close to my own age) was there as well and when I told him what had happened I expected him to comfort me, but he just brushed it off like it was no big deal or that he didn't believe me. I was just crushed because this THING, whatever it was, that this so-called friend had done was just horrible.

    The reason I think this is a past-life memory is that I was a different person in this dream (in my dreams I am always myself), I have no brothers in this life and the feeling was so realistic. It's strange that all I remember is the feelings...awful despair, distress, and then betrayal when my brother did not sympathize, but I cannot remember the event that prompted it. Also, there was something about a restaurant that we went to at one point. It is a restaurant I have often dreamed of - Italian I think, and for some reason I get the impression that it was part of a larger complex of restaurants and shops....but isn't that type of thing a rather recent phenomenon, say in the past 30 years or so? (I am now in my thirties).

    Anyway, it was quite interesting and I've been trying to get further impressions, but no luck so far.

    Kelli
     
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    I have been at this reincarnation thing a good while. Three decades plus.

    My own experience is that past life memories are spontaneous, or appear to be spontaneous, from our side of the abyss. The trouble is we are conditioned to find every other possible explanation than the simple personal remembrance of things past and future.

    It is really key to trust yourself. Yes, wrong conclusions will be made. If a memory is not being recalled, the wrong conclusion will not be reinforced by other "spontaneous" follow up memories. The key problem here is linking the follow up. These bits and pieces can be quite sparse and fleeting, especially if we are trying too hard to exclude possibilities. Being frightened seems to retard the remembrance process.

    My own memories have a seemingly strange way of being reinforced by others in this life present in the past life. I had a life in early colonial Virgina. I was very "successful" as a planter, broker and smuggler. My close friend in these matters called me one day and asked if I knew about a person named Daniel Parke. ( An "associate" in the early Virginia life.) No date or time etc. I replied sure do! He had been regressed to the time he used the monicker Daniel Parke! I had never mentioned this connection to him . ( See how convention makes me qualify this. A no no really!)
    A few days later, we both had independently found a bio of Parke written by a person in our mutual hometown. ( The bio was new and probably the only bio of the erstwhile Dan'l Parke.)

    When in doubt, trust yourself! In the end, the remembrance is most important to yourself. Telling us about the experience helps us all put things in perspective and better understand what we are experiencing.

    Sure sounds like a past life memory to me.
     
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    The emotional distress you felt in the dream as well as the fact that things seemed very different in some key factors (you were a different person, and you don't have the male relative in waking life that you had in the dream) is very interesting.

    As far as the restaurant/shopping complex that puzzled you, well, I'm not sure about that, but sometimes I have portions of dreams that appear to be past-life related, but they're set in present-day life. For instance, dreaming about someone in a present-day work setting, but the person is wearing clothes of the 18th C.

    Who knows? Much of the architecture of present-day restaurants is derivative of earlier eras, so perhaps the past-life restaurant looks like something you'd see today.

    Sounds like a fascinating dream,though!

    Aimee
     
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    Dream of 1700's or 1800's

    I had a dream a few weeks ago, and would love feedback from folks who are perhaps more experienced in these matters.

    The images were these: "I" was wearing black, longsleeved shirt of some sort of silken material (sort of dusty silk, like you see in Victorian outfits), and a long riding skirt of blue-gray or green-grey. There were brick building in a colonial style, and I was on a dirt road. There was a feeling of danger: the anticipation of war and soldiers coming who would hurt someone of my social position. At one point, there was a flash of a stone bridge in twilight, and soldiers in tan, colonial-style garb went riding by. These didn't hurt me, but there was still that dread of something worse and war-related coming.

    The part that grabbed my attention, though, was when I woke up. The feel of the person in the dream stuck with me so strongly it was like looking at modern life through alien eyes for a bit. In the dream, I had dark hair, and even, beautiful, features: upon waking, my own face seemed suddenly odd and --I hate to say it-- less-than-graceful through those eyes. The leather jacket hanging in the hallway was very uncouth and unladylike; proper protection from the elements would have been a long cloak, not that short thing. There was a feel of a very different mind from my own looking through the same eyes: a mind born to a certain, higher level of society, and full of unshakable confidence and conviction (except for its fear of the soldiers)... a mind that had not had many doubts in its time. Horses were suddenly important... there was this perception of them that is hard to describe now... there was something about them that included, but transcended, the horse as simply a primary way to travel. After about 15 minutes, the feeling faded. I was left with the vibe that this person would not approve of or be comfotable with my life in the 21st century, and that I --likewise-- was glad to be in my own time, not hers.

    Perhaps a past life dream? Or perhaps not. I hate to commit 100% to anything that is subjective, but any ideas and thoughts would be welcome.
     
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    A word like "unladylike" sounds very Victorian.
    I have an idea that Victorian ladies were shocked all the time,
    everything had to be proper and neat.
    Especially girls were raised like this.

    I was a man in Victorian times myself,
    and I adored ladylike ladies at the time,
    I considered them as half saints.
    They were so kind, so full of understanding,
    so religious and charitable,
    like they were all Florence Nightengales ;)
    But being female now and looking back at those 'blessed' Victorian days,
    I understand how restricted women were, how less freedom they had,
    they hardly couldn't breath due to their corsets and the Victorian morality.

    I'm not sure if your dream was Victorian,
    but if you've got details of clothing and such it's easier to determine the era.
    Here you can find a brief history of costume,
    all images are clickable and lead to more images and information:
    http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/timelinepages/timeline.htm

    Good luck :)

    Curious Girl.
     
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  19. bishopk

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    Hi Volchitsa and welcome to the forum! An interesting dream indeed and one with a lot of detail. There certainly seems to be a historical flavor to it and like Curious Girl suggested, you may want to check out costume history information to see what matches up with the outfits you saw in the dream.

    I also found it interesting that you felt disoriented after you woke up, as if you'd time-traveled somewhere and just returned to your present life. I had a dream earlier this year that seemed to past life in origin - like yours, it seemed to describe a scene, with historical details that stayed consistent throughout the dream. I also woke up disoriented and had a hard time shaking off that feeling for a few hours. It truly felt like I'd gone back in time.

    Do you feel there's any resonance between the woman's life in that dream and your current life? Anything going on in your life that might have triggered this dream?

    Aimee
     
  20. Volchitsa

    Volchitsa More beer?

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    Thank you for the feedback bishopk and curious_girl! You described the dislocation well. It was like time travel. Interesting. I wonder how commonly experienced these sorts of dreams are?

    As for relation to life now: I did come away from the dream (and the feelings after it) with a new appreciation for how much good uncertainty can do. That determined, superbly-confident mind and personality in the dream had a very black-and-white feel to it. Better to live in a time with more complexity, and fewer answers. Thanks again for writing.
     
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