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Thoughts And Dreams Of Past Memories

For some reason I have been having thoughts and dreams of my life from younger years to now. Its while I’m awake and dreaming.

The thoughts will come out of nowhere and I’ll think of something that I had long ago forgotten. Or didn’t even want to remember.

It goes back to when I was 3 or 4 up to now at age 63. These are memories I have never thought of until a couple of months ago when this started.

Any reason this is happening?

Asked by Mary

4 replies on “Thoughts And Dreams Of Past Memories”

Hi Mary,

Without knowing what the thoughts are about, its hard to judge, but from my own experience. I too have been digging into my past over the last year or so, and its my belief that I am emotionally mature enough to now remember things that I wanted to be forgotten, deal with the emotions created from them, and grow from the experience. It’s a way of setting myself free, and practically anything can trigger a memory, a story in a book, a person’s comment, a smell, a sound, a place .. if there is a memory inside me that needs to be released, a trigger will appear, and off I go. Some are good, some are painful, all of the experiences of my life, from birth until now (aged 56) have helped create who I am today. I want to be a better person, and I believe that is what is happening.

If the memories are painful, and you feel you are not coping, its good to find someone to talk to about things. A friend can be great, and so can a trained professional.

Wishing you very happy memories,
Love & Peace