June 05, 2010

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These...

What are some recurring themes in your Dreams




Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)




16 comments:

  1. Although I don't dream a lot, there are two recurring dream themes that I've had over the years.

    One is that I can fly. All I have to do is start flapping my arms up and down like a bird and up, up and away I go. Haven't had that dream in a while. Not really sure what triggers that dream. I'll need to ponder that one next time I have it.

    The second is that I learn at the last minute that I will not graduate on time. I am devasted and am afraid to tell my parents. I usually have that dream when I am particularly stressed out at work. I wake up all sweaty, my heart is racing, etc. The good news though is that I have not had that dream in a long while either.

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  2. AnonymousJune 05, 2010

    I've had the same dream that Marian recounts with flapping my arms and flying ... also the test taking dream where I'm at school and arrive totatlly unprepared for the test ... oh no!

    Other recurring themes are tornadoes and bears ... oh my!

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  3. When I was a child, I loved to go to the library. I was afraid of heights, but I loved to go to the mezzanine floor and stand at the edge, which just had a glass wall (about 4 feet high). I very often dreamed that I feel over the edge of that wall, but it wasn't frightening. I didn't fly, but I would simply float down. I haven't had that dream since I was about 25 years old.

    Now, I often dream about people who have died: my brother, my grandfather, my great-aunt Dorothy, close friends. The dreams are very happy and I feel blessed and lucky to have them. And these dreams aren't just visual and auditory. I feel the rough overalls my grandfather wore, for example. And I dream of the scents I associate with each of them.

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  4. I too often fly in my dreams...but I never land. Something else really strange is that I have this one dream where I am in a desert but instead of sand there is snow. It is barren with leafless trees and hot but there is snow and high winds creating, what I guess would be called, snow drifts that can withstand the heat. What does it mean...the hell if I know.

    I do know that I dream in color with dolby-like surround sound and I sure do eat alot!!!

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  5. Another flier,here. Actually, I soar. No flapping for me and the flight itself is always effortless.

    In these dreams, I become aware of my "airborne-ness" in the same instant I realize that I am looking at something familiar, but from a different angle. It's almost as if I "awaken" into the dream mid-flight with no recollection of ever leaving the ground.

    Shortly after we moved into our home, I dream-soared up and down our street, getting a much better look at our new neighborhood. After landing, I realized that if any neighbors had seen me, I would not only need to introduce my self to them, but also admit that I could fly!

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  6. I have two recurring themes: one, that something crazy happens to my son and I can't get to him. I guess that's the fear of not being able to protect my child. And two, I'm happily married to a wonderful man who accepts my son as his own and adores me. Now that can happen...right?

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  7. @Joi: Of course it can and it will!

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  8. Believe it or not, a recurring dream I have is that I'm pregnant. It's so amazing because it feels so real. While I never give birth, the dream always ends with me being really, really close. What's up with that?!?!?!

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  9. I remember my nightmares more than my good dreams. Though I had vivid dreams as a child: A recurrent dream was of being chased by a tiger in a pretty and bright flower garden, always running ahead of it on a white path and waking up...never being eaten. And I remember dreaming being threatened by a vampire (also recurrent) where he was always tapping on our windows trying to get in. Spooky.

    For me, though I dreamt of flying, I also dreamt of swimming like a dolphin (I can't swim as an adult and I still dream of this).

    I have dreamt of attending my own funeral, of being paralyzed (can't wake up...awful dream) and dream usually of day-to-day very mundane things that sometimes seem to come true.

    They say I'm a dreamer...(to copy John L).

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  10. No recurring theme "in" my dreams, but I have two recurring themes "with" my dreams: (1) if I'm awaken in the middle of I dream I wanted to finish, if I can go back to sleep in short order, my dream will continue from the place where it was interrupted and (2) if I have a dream that I can't/don't want to handle, I will say (in the dream) "this must be a dream" and I wake up.

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  11. I have vivid dreams where my father is alive and the dreams are not of things that happened in the past. It's a bittersweet experience. It's so comforting while I'm dreaming and even a little comforting while I'm remembering the dream. But that moment when I first awake and realize it was a dream is painful.

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  12. So Dr., what does this mean? LOL

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  13. AnonymousJune 11, 2010

    I do not have any recurring themes in my dreams but I do dream in color.

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  14. So Dr., what does this mean? LOL

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  15. No recurring theme "in" my dreams, but I have two recurring themes "with" my dreams: (1) if I'm awaken in the middle of I dream I wanted to finish, if I can go back to sleep in short order, my dream will continue from the place where it was interrupted and (2) if I have a dream that I can't/don't want to handle, I will say (in the dream) "this must be a dream" and I wake up.

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  16. I remember my nightmares more than my good dreams. Though I had vivid dreams as a child: A recurrent dream was of being chased by a tiger in a pretty and bright flower garden, always running ahead of it on a white path and waking up...never being eaten. And I remember dreaming being threatened by a vampire (also recurrent) where he was always tapping on our windows trying to get in. Spooky.

    For me, though I dreamt of flying, I also dreamt of swimming like a dolphin (I can't swim as an adult and I still dream of this).

    I have dreamt of attending my own funeral, of being paralyzed (can't wake up...awful dream) and dream usually of day-to-day very mundane things that sometimes seem to come true.

    They say I'm a dreamer...(to copy John L).

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