I've been dreaming in an odd manner for some years now, and was wondering if any of you have experienced something similar.
The name I've given to my experience is "dream-rewind". Lol, i know that sounds funny, but it pretty much describes what i experience when i dream. especially when I have dreams that have an outcome i do not desire.
Whenever i dream, i feel as if part of my mind is looking at the progression of the dream from a 3rd-person viewpoint. As if i'm a bystander watching the dream unfold. And anytime the dream happens to have something i do not like ( eg....me being hit by a car....losing something valuable ), this 3rd person part of my mind says "this is not good", and halts the dream...basically rewinds it back to the stage before this incident which i did not like...and play the dream again...this time, the dream progresses differently from that spot onwards, often not encountering the unsavory experience it had on the previous run.
but what i find amusing is that there is no guarantee that during the course of the rest of the dream i might not run into something else i do not like. When this happens, the "observer" part of my mind (for the want of a better name) again rewinds the dream, to a position just before this new, negative event, and starts it again.
I know this sounds strange....and i know that dreams cannot have logical thinking as part of them, but that's what i've been experiencing. This started happening when i was around 10 or so....and only for some of the most scary dreams(the ones 10 year old's have.lol)....but later on, as the years progressed, even slightly-negative events in my normal dreams have been paused, rewound, and played over and over again, till the dream is "perfect". its safe to say that I've not had a bad dream for years now..because of this.
there have been some instances, albeit rare..when I've had a dream rewound about a dozen times. And nowadays, i don't have any "bad" dreams at all...because of this....all bad dreams..however rare, are forced to play again and again till they have an acceptable ending. I'm in my early 20s now.
Ive been trying to figure out why this happens, and as far as i know...none of my friends have had similar experiences.
Any ideas or info on why this is happening is more than welcome!
I don't know if this is the correct sub-forum to post this Q, my apologies if i posted in the wrong one.