I am so glad I found this thread! I have suffered from bad dreams since I was a child. I have several recurring dreams. One of them is that my mom is trying to kill me or a sibling and I end up killing her in defense. Another one is that I have a tooth that is loose and it falls out and then others start falling out too and the dentist tells me there is no prosthetic to conceal this and I will always have the holes. I used to have lots of cats of prey chasing me to the death in dreams. I have lots of dreams where my dad or husband or dog dies. I have lots of dreams where I am at work in the hospital and I make a mistake that kills somebody and we work on the person for hours and hours trying to get them back. I have dreams where I'm stuck at work and I'm going to leave and I'm there for days without sleep it's extremely stressful because cardiac arrests keep coming in and we keep having to do endless resuscitations. They started as a child so I attributed them to psychological trauma from issues with my mom. & I feel like I now have PTSD from the type of work I used to do. However once things started getting worse in the congregation for me my nightmares returned and intensified about a year and a half ago. Since I quit going they kind of wax and wane. I'm not sure if they're really on the downslope yet but I certainly hope so. I'm glad I'm not the only person who is like this.
dissonant have you checked these dreams out? They are very detailed, that's very interesting.
No, they seem too detailed. I highly doubt anyone can translate them. What do you suggest?
Well that's actually a positive thing, I would suggest you keep a pen & pad by your bed & write them down. They are away of healing your mind it also shows that your a deep person & very intune with the feelings of others, so don't be disheartened by them. Cats can be due to an overbearing female presence in your life which inlight of what you say about your mother in your case is probably why their chasing you. I don't know but maybe she`s an interfering old bag that wont leave you alone. Hospital, symbolizes your need to heal your physical or mental health, or suggests you are giving up control of your own body. Perhaps you are afraid of losing control.
Whatever they represent to you I would definitely advise you to get to know them & be at one. This is your mind it`s not a good thing to shut it off or ignore what it`s telling you.
You may just be more conscious and your sensory abilities and you were formatted to fear many things. In this case your own death. Do you have a phobic tendencies against animal attacks?
. It may interest you to know that these type of dreams are significant to people who are very deep thinkers & tend to feel the pain of others suffering.
Yes, that is very interesting. Thank you, and I need to research - I haven't done any on dreams for a long time.
EDIT: sheesh, the guts of my post disappeared again ,,, will try to recall what I said ......
I've had night terrors since I was a small child, along with sleepwalking. In some of my dreams, I'm being chased down, or someone is breaking into my home. Others are fragments of memory, which used to wake me up yelling at times, and be shaken all day. Nothing seems to help me get rid of my bad dreams, and haha, one time I woke up with a smashed toe and didn't remember stubbing my foot (yes, in my apartment, I was sleepwalking and hard to believe, did not wake up, but split my toe like a ripe tomato!).
**Okay that was the essence of my comment ...must be demunz in the forum! lol!
Now, I take a medication that suppresses my dreams, and allows me to rest, but I would sure love to sleep au naturel, in a manner of speaking. : P
If dreams are to be interpreted as some kind of mental processing of life's events, what does it say about your mental processing if you have no dreams that you are aware of?
I'd really like to know?
I hope this posts (I can only make 5 per day for some unknown reason, and I think I have one or two left)...
Many people don't remember their dreams ... I don't remember a lot of mine, just feel the effects when I awake.
But my old therapist(s) would say "That's completely normal."
Dreams were (and are) an integral part of my emotional development. I always dream in colour. Some are so real, others are completely symbolic.
An example from yrs ago...
I am walking quickly using a wooden staff in front of a group of men. The scene is a Himalayan village with cobbled streets, many centuries ago. As we walk up a rising street, a man runs towards us and says "They have the children!"
We all rush to the steps of a large building and bound up the stairs. In the darkness children are pinned in terror against the wooden walls. Massive naked demons with pig/human heads and huge manes of hair are about to rape a little boy. They laugh at us as if we are of no consequence.
Rage overtakes me and my staff turns into a sword which I swing to my right ear and severe the head of the closest demon. Their laughing stops and they arm themselves. The battle is intense and the demons begin to over power my men. While fighting a slight fear rises up then words come to mind. "If I die today, what a way to die!"
Oh and as an aside. While fighting, I yell to the children to get out! They all escape unhurt...