It's been years since I've been able to remember my dreams. This is partially due to stress and grief (from what I was told).
This past month, I have broken free from a situation that has alleviated some of that stress and I now I'm finding solace. Consequentially, I have been able to find better methods of meditation and as a result, I have been experiencing what I thought were dreams at first, but I am noticing a pattern.
First, they come fast - right as I start to drift. Second, they're in sequences of threes, like flashes but clear - never distorted. I'll see people I've never seen before and the details are uncanny (if I was a talented artist I could sketch them perfectly) from their birthmarks, clothes and even wrinkles, in addition I have seen loved ones that have died - usually comforting someone else - never myself. I've seen unusual animals, and a faceless man. The environments surrounding these people and animals are distinctive. There is something symbolic that always catches my eye, like a particular tree, or a flower, or a message written on a paper (that's another discussion).
I know our minds see countless images when we drift, but these always come in threes and I jolt up after each one - with clear accounts of what I just saw.
I started journaling them. Has anyone else experienced this? The exciting part for me, is that I am actually remembering stuff when I wake. I been having full out dreams too, but they're jumbled and never sharp in colour and symbolic like these. Thoughts?