Dreaming:

Describe the last nightmare you remember having. What do you think it meant?

As a child I had a recurring nightmare of myself in a burning car. I was terrified, and would run and stand in the cold by my mother sleeping. She’d usually awaken in fright finding someone standing beside the bed, and then return me to bed. She’d ask why I hadn’t woken her, but I didn’t want to do that. Just standing next to someone made it better.

As to the meaning, I really haven’t worked that out. Perhaps it was fear of driving in the car, which was new to me.

When I grew up, being chased was a terrifying dream until I read a book about dreaming. In that, it told me that I had control of my dreams. If you are being chased, turn around and face your pursuer and you find they are no longer chasing you. You can smile and they are no longer terrifying. They usually slope away. So, I no longer have such dreams.

As to why I’d have had such dreams? Probably it was being scared of boogeymen, or just  the unknown.

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10 thoughts on “Dreaming:

    1. bkpyett Post author

      If you can quickly scribble a few words straight after dreaming, that should be enough to resurrect the memory Gerard. When I was having my dreams analysed, I was having six dreams a night that I could remember, by doing this. The dreams just got better and better by giving them some attention! 🙂

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  1. bkpyett Post author

    I can’t remember the name of the book I read, but it really helped me. Just that awareness whilst dreaming changed everything. I hope it can happen for you too O.Babe.

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Isn’t it strange that we felt protected Martha, just by standing near an adult. I did smile when you mentioned a little green dwarf, and that was before Harry Potter! Was there an Irish link?

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  2. Outlier Babe

    What an awful dream! I wonder if you were exposed to adults talking about a real incident.

    Wish that “control of your dreams” trick had worked on my death-mares I just blogged about in the “Autocide” series. It didn’t. Maybe I just lacked your confidence!

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Continued: O. Babe, I can’t remember being exposed to a real incident, but of course, it could have been on the news. Why do the comments jump about like that!!

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