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Tyburn
06-15-2011, 12:00 AM
:huh: do any of you ever have re-occuring dreams...or have you ever when you were younger? if so...what are/were they...and what do you suppose they mean :ninja:

rockdawg21
06-15-2011, 12:22 AM
Interesting topic Dave. I guess that means you have recurring dreams and you're seeking HELP, lol. Yes, I have some.

1. Tornadoes (I still have these on occasion, guess it's a history of seeing so many, lol)
2. Snakes (I'm talking the BIG snakes)
3. Giants (when I was a child, like Jack & the Beanstalk size giants).
4. When I was a child I had one that was so weird it's hard to describe, but it was this evil robot that kinda looked like No. 5 from the movie Short Circuit. It carried a mallet, would smack people in the head to KO them, then suck them inside of a vacuum that was part of its' bottom (as the people were getting sucked into it, it looked like the ghosts getting sucked in from a Ghost Busters trap). It kept chasing me everywhere saying (not sure how to spell it so I'll spell it as it sounds, lol) "Ah me mommy, Matthew will kill you." It was weird.

What does it mean? My guess is some sort of irrational fear or even something that's exciting. I'm not scared of tornadoes or snakes, I find them interesting and exciting. I was afraid of giants as a child and I guess I just had a vivid imagination as a child to come up with #4.

Twinsmama
06-15-2011, 02:09 PM
when i was a kid i used to dream i could fly.

for the last few years if i have an argument with my husband or he says something that hurts my feelings i dream about other men. in all the dreams the men are treating me so good:laugh: i'd say sometimes i want that. however i would never be attracted to a man that always likes pleasing me or making me happy. i'm attracted to men that having mudding, fishing, hunting and working on things in his top priorities. if i had nothing to compete with i think i'd get bored. yes that is weird i know. :laugh:

VCURamFan
06-15-2011, 05:32 PM
This will recquire a little bit of back story: my first senior year of college (I took 4.5yrs to get my degree), I thought I was all set to graduate in the Spring with all my buddies. The day after add/drop closed, but advisor called me up to inform me that I was 1 upper-level credit short of being eligible. There was a 1-credit, 300-lvl band class I could have easily signed up for (the director e-mailed me every semester begging me to join up again) & I would have been golden, but I was 24hrs late. Obviously, that really frustrated me & made me less than enthusiastic. On top of that, my grandmother died about a month later & rather than facing the various emotional issues I had going on, I just retreated from life & hung out in my apartment, skipping class after class, until it got to the point that I was 75% into the semester & had turned in practically 0 assignments & had no shot of passing.

Fast forward to today - I have a recurring dream where I wake up & am ready to graduate, but then realize that I've got 1 class I had completely spaced on all semester. There's a huge paper/test/project due that afternoon & I have no clue what's being covered. I'm rushing around trying to find out what the requirements are & just feeling more & more helpless. Recently, the dream's added a new twist: I dream that I'm ready to graduate from college, but then realize that, somehow, there's a high school class that I never took & I have to pass that class & officially graduate from high school before they'll let me graduate from college. :frantics: :wacko: :laugh:

I've come to realize that this dream is my subconcious's way of telling me that I'm trying to avoid a problem & that I need to face it and deal with it now before it gets worse.

rockdawg21
06-15-2011, 07:20 PM
Oh, I also forgot about the free fall! Had that many times.

Tyburn
06-15-2011, 09:39 PM
when i was a kid i used to dream i could fly.



I have only two reoccuring dreams...one is about being chased through tubes by a green skinned man....the other involves flying.

It always starts with me in the back garden of an old house we lived in, and I dont have wings or anything, I just start to levitate I suppose...and as I go up, im quite excited...and I can move left and right, and fly over the house...but then it strikes me that the one thing I cant seem to do is go downwards...and then it gets frightening coz I begin to continue to go upwards, and its just once through the clouds i cant see the ground, and when I look up its just a black sky...no stars...and I just keep rising, up and up and up and up ad infinitum :unsure-1:

Twinsmama
06-16-2011, 09:36 PM
I have only two reoccuring dreams...one is about being chased through tubes by a green skinned man....the other involves flying.

It always starts with me in the back garden of an old house we lived in, and I dont have wings or anything, I just start to levitate I suppose...and as I go up, im quite excited...and I can move left and right, and fly over the house...but then it strikes me that the one thing I cant seem to do is go downwards...and then it gets frightening coz I begin to continue to go upwards, and its just once through the clouds i cant see the ground, and when I look up its just a black sky...no stars...and I just keep rising, up and up and up and up ad infinitum :unsure-1:

really you explain the flying one....most have the same thing happening.....how bout the green skinned man...sounds more interesting:laugh:

BamaGrits84
06-16-2011, 10:45 PM
Several times I dreamed, as a child, that my family was on a piece of plywood suspended from a firetruck in our back yard. If any of us tried to move towards the edges the weight shifts would make us all start sliding off so we were stuck. And we were small, like Honey I Shrunk the Kids style.

But every since I can remember in my dreams where I get so mad I try to hit someone I have never been able to hit them. My hand always freezes inches from people's faces. Now that I'm older I think it is a warning for me to control my temper (which I'm not so great at).

Tyburn
06-16-2011, 10:49 PM
really you explain the flying one....most have the same thing happening.....how bout the green skinned man...sounds more interesting:laugh:

Well the flying one was one that started in my teenage years, and is the only one im likely to have now.

The green skinned man, was a childhood knightmare, that ive not had since being a teenager.

The tubes where like ventilation shafts I suppose, or some kind of sewerage system. The green skinned man was like a normal man...except his skin colour was green...not bright green but a sort of dull metalic green...He used to squat down, and sort of bounce forward, coz the tubes were too small to stand up in, it was like he was using his hands, like a dog uses its front legs, they were stronger then they should have been and allowed him to bound around rather then scrable...like me...He never used to actually catch me...coz he'd get so close, then he'd stop and wait for me to move abit further and when I looked back, thats when he'd set off after me again...It was VERY scary, WAY before the time I watched frightening films though...so I dont know where the inspiration of a Green skinned guy came from :blink:

Blade
06-16-2011, 11:13 PM
1) All my teeth breaking and falling out

2) Fighting hordes of vampires in my house or backyard and eventually being overpowered

3) Trying to run but having something wrong with my legs and not being able to

4) All my hair growing back (Woohoooo!...........D'OH!!! lol)

5) Trying to run fast and ending up galloping on all fours using my arms to propel myself forwards like a gorilla lol

6) Being chased by lions and tigers

7) Needing to shout or yell to warn someone and not being able to make any sound

Tyburn
06-17-2011, 12:02 AM
1) All my teeth breaking and falling out

thats a horriblis one :unsure:

Neezar
06-17-2011, 04:12 AM
1) All my teeth breaking and falling out



I had nightmares as a teenager and did a lot of research on dreams. And talked to some "specialists". (I quote specialist because I don't know what exactly their qualifications would be. lol). But anyway, I had that very dream more than once and was told that it meant either letting go of something important -or- a sign of maturing in a certain matter.

flo
06-17-2011, 06:11 AM
When I was very young (5 or 6) an aunt took me to a children's stage play of "Peter & the Wolf". At the end of the performance, the wolf ran up and down the aisles and it scared the @#$%^& out of me!

From then on until I was middle teens, I'd dream that I was in my bedroom and a wolf was looking through the door at me and I knew it was going to come in and kill me (it was like a hospital door with a glass window, it's still so vivid all these years later!!). I was glad when they stopped!

I have had dreams of flying like Dave and Tracy described (which are great, I love those, it's so freeing!!), also of trying to shout or scream but not being able to make a sound, like Blade. I guess those dreams are pretty common. Also dreams of falling - I wake up before I hit the bottom. :laugh:

I don't have recurring dreams anymore.

TexasRN
06-17-2011, 12:04 PM
I have a couple of recurring dreams. One involves a house that I have never been in but it is the same every time I dream it. I am trapped in there with a serial killer who has kidnapped me along with several little girls and we are all locked in cages in different rooms. I manage to escape and have to try and rescue the little girls but the house keeps morphing and changing (think Rose Red by Stephen King). Some rooms are hidden and there are secret passageways to find to get to all the other girls. We are constantly chased by the serial killer the whole time. It's horrible.

My other dream again is a guy trying to kill me. Sometimes I just know he's in my bedroom but I can't make myself wake up in time to keep him from kidnapping me and I'm just terrified to the point of being frozen and not being able to move to fight back. He then takes me to his house. Then he kills and/or brutalizes a baby or small child in front of me and makes me watch to know what he is going to do to me. Sometimes the dreams start with me already in his house. Not fun.

It's no wonder I have serious sleep issues. I've had insomnia since I was a small child and have always had very vivid, bizarre dreams. I hate sleeping but I hate not sleeping, too.


~Amy

TexasRN
06-18-2011, 10:43 PM
Can I kill a thread or what? :unsure-1:



~Amy

Play The Man
06-21-2011, 12:25 AM
In my recurring nightmare, I've committed a murder. I don't see it happen. The nightmare always starts after the crime has already been committed. I don't know the who, where, why, how, etc. The entire nightmare is about the guilt of living with the crime. I always tell myself at the end of the nightmare, "Just wake up . . . it is a nightmare . . . you didn't do it". At that point, I wake up.

During illnesses, I have delirious nightmares of complete darkness with background noises of water dripping and the sound of a carbonated beverage being opened. I have the sensation of wax being wedged into the angle of my jaw. I think I am biting down on the inside of my cheek.

Blade
06-21-2011, 12:33 AM
In my recurring nightmare, I've committed a murder. I don't see it happen. The nightmare always starts after the crime has already been committed. I don't know the who, where, why, how, etc. The entire nightmare is about the guilt of living with the crime.

Ok Raskolnikov, lol.

Play The Man
06-21-2011, 12:41 AM
Ok Raskolnikov, lol.
An excellent book. One of my favorites.

Neezar
07-27-2011, 06:13 AM
I Have Recurrent Nightmares. How Can I Get Rid of Them?



You’re not alone. Research suggests that up to 8 percent of adults suffer from chronic nightmares, like drowning or being chased, at least once a week. “Most of the time, they’re triggered by ongoing stress,” says Shelby Harris, PsyD, director of the behavioral sleep medicine program at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. “Bad dreams are your mind’s way of processing stress and figuring out how to deal with it in the future.”

To find out what some common nightmares mean, read our article, " Common Dreams Decoded (http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Life/Common-Dreams-Decoded.html)." But remember, trying to decipher a scary dream won’t make it go away, says Dr. Harris. “Tackling a nightmare head on can help banish it.” If you have frequent bad dreams, see your doctor; nightmares can occasionally be caused by certain medications. If there’s no medical cause, your doctor may refer you to a sleep specialist to provide relief

One popular method: Imagery rehearsal therapy (IRT), which focuses on changing harmful thought patterns. A landmark study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that 65 percent of people who used the therapy had significantly fewer nightmares. “During IRT, my patients write down their nightmare, then think of a way to change it for the better,” says Dr. Harris. “One patient had a recurring dream of being in shark-infested water[/URL]. She changed the sharks to friendly dolphins and visualized this new dream for five minutes twice a day—once in the morning, and once before bed. Her nightmares disappeared within weeks.” Photo: istock

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Tyburn
07-28-2011, 09:12 PM
Can I kill a thread or what? :unsure-1:



~Amy

:laugh: dont worry...threads can be ressurected :w00t: