Do You Ever Have Dreams You’re Still a JW?

by jp1692 16 Replies latest jw experiences

  • LoveUniHateExams

    Ok, perhaps I shouldn't share this particular dream ... but I'm going to anyway.

    This morning I dreamt that I was sleeping over at a house full of JW mates. I slept on the sofa. While others were getting up for breakfast and/or using the shower, I was debating with myself in my dream about whether I should have a wank or not. The pro was obviously that I had a stalk on. The cons were that I had no tissues and my mates could walk in on me. But then I thought, in my dream, just do it - I'm going in the shower soon anyway.

    Then I woke up.

    Weird, huh?

  • Solla Sollew
    Solla Sollew

    That's not a dream, that's a nightmare

  • Onager

    I used to have Armageddon dreams, but haven't had one for years now. I still sometimes dream that I'm at a KH or assembly though, but not as a JW. I think it's because there's a part of me who still wants to convince my old friends of the truth (about the truth). That's not going to happen any time soon so my brain tries to process it in dreams instead. Maybe...

  • Gorbatchov

    No, happy I don’t have this.


  • BluesBrother

    Sure I do.... and I've been out for around 20 years.

    Recently I had one very similar to the o/p. My name was announced for a service minute item , or whatever it is today called. I was totally unprepared having never read it. I stumbled through some of it but could not blag it far. I dried up and walked up.

    Anyone want to give a meaning to that?

  • eyeslice2

    Ditto JP1692 and BlueBrothers. I have been out nearly twenty years but still have similar dreams of being at a meeting and being announced for a part I hadn't prepared or read through. In my dream I still reason I am not active and don't go on the field ministry and can't understand why the elders still are assigning me parts on the meetings but I get up and blag my way through it.

    Very strange the way the mind and memory works.

  • contramundum

    I rarely have dreams related to the JWs now (my last meeting was almost 3 years ago) but I do still remember a nightmare I had as a child....

    I had survived Armageddon and was searching round the carnage to locate my family members. I couldn't find any - not my mother, father or sister. I can still recall the feelings of panic this created in me, and convincing myself that Jehovah would make me forget my former life if it made me unhappy.

    Bearing in mind I was not yet a teenager at the time and I am now in my 50s, it shows what emotional damage the organisation can inflict on children.


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