I have recurring dreams in which places that exist and that I know every detail of are entirely distorted from reality. I will know in my dream that this is supposed to be a certain place I’m very familiar with, but nothing else at all will be as I know and remember it in reality. Yet the details in the distorted dream state are ALWAYS the same. Why does my mind will create a fake reality when it knows the true one. And how can the details be exactly the same each time if it’s not real?
How do you tell the difference between the dream world and the real world?
I think you’re having what i like to call dream memories. It’s where you visit a place that you would know in your normal reality except the events, objects, or people are changed in that reality. These are usually more common with lucid dreaming, like your subconscious is basically triggering to you that you are dreaming in this moment because you know in ordinary reality this wouldn’t happen in this particular way. In general it sounds like something to do with illusions in your reality that you need to see and/or face. Maybe something you are not seeing clearing which is causing a distorted vision in your subconscious mind. All dreams connect back to symbols so what i see is that there is some illusion that is masked or something you need to see that you aren’t clear about….Some questions to ask yourself are what do YOU feel from this dream? What place is it and how does it resonate with you in your current reality? A particular place that is significant to you can also hold as much meaning as the dream itself, for instance maybe you’re dreaming about your bedroom being in a distorted way or your favorite shopping store. It could be anything but it comes back to how does this place resonate with you and what do you feel from it?
Hope this helps!