I will have a dream that I remember having before, but a long time ago, as in years. I don't have one particular one that repeats. It's almost like a deja vu situation where, even while dreaming, I recognize that I've had this one before & I can remember when it was I had it. And none of them are upsetting dreams, just innocuous stuff.
It very much reminds me of when I was being trained in self hypnosis. The psychologist was guiding me to go back to a happy memory at a certain age. Then she would ask me questions about what I was seeing. I remember the same feeling of watching a movie of what happened, yet living it at the same time. It was a memory I didn't even know I had & I was laughing watching my brothers' high jinx on Christmas morning. I have that same experience of participating, yet also observing, when I have a recurring dream.
I also wonder if anyone can guide their dreams? I can occasionally, but not with any great precision.