Possibly a bit woo. A thread about dreams

(54 Posts)
Oopla Sat 02-Mar-13 20:46:30

I haven't seen a section so posted here. Come and talk about your dreams. Do you remember them when you wake, are they running along a particular theme?

Do you look up their meaning? Are they surreal or quite mundane.

Tell us about them grin

hiddenhome Mon 04-Mar-13 23:11:12

I keep dreaming about semi derelict houses which are full of strange rooms. Sometimes I find dead bodies in the rooms hmm

colleysmill Mon 04-Mar-13 23:15:57

One of mine last night was more of a nightmare - I dreamt I was a railway station with ds when a man began to attack us and I was covering ds with my body as the man kicked me. I woke up in a cold sweat sad

CardinalRichelieu Mon 04-Mar-13 23:20:24

I have the most mundane dreams in the world, quite often. Usually involving thinking about a case at work or a point of law. Or having a debate with my boyfriend about something we've debated before (great to relive that...).

Often dream that I'm in Edinburgh and I have to be in Charing Cross in 2 hours time or similar...

The other night I had a dream that I was really, really horrible to someone and made them cry. Woke up feeling guilty!

Didn't Oscar Wilde or someone say that the most boring sentence in the English language is 'I had a really interesting dream the other night....' ?!

CocktailQueen Mon 04-Mar-13 23:27:53

I have a recurring dream about a house that we are restoring by the sea. I can describe all the rooms and the house seems very familiar - have this dream a lot! But the second floor has derelict rooms that we don't go into at all and whenever I visit them in the dream they seem weird and odd. I never see dh or the kids in this house. It's a weird one, as it's my only recurring dream.

Anyone else?

colleysmill Mon 04-Mar-13 23:31:23

I dreamt every night about doing a ski jump whilst waiting for my a level results.

Every night I fell a little bit further to the ground. And despite what they say about falling dreams one night I hit the snow beneath me. I remember thinking "oh I'm still alive!" And in the dream I got up and walked away.

colleysmill Mon 04-Mar-13 23:32:04

Oh and never had that dream again!

Thistledew Mon 04-Mar-13 23:32:36

Cardinal - my response to people saying that other people's dreams are not interesting is to say "so you don't want me to tell you about the dream in which I was a man, who set about seducing the midget who worked at the funfair, or the time I rode a petrol-fuelled llama around Buckingham Palace, then?" grin

I have amazing, surreal dreams quite frequently. The one where I was a hot air balloon is still one of my happiest dreams ever.

CardinalRichelieu Mon 04-Mar-13 23:38:58

Oh - I quite often dream about being back at school and having to do my A levels again (hated school, have now got a degree etc. but for some reason I always have to redo my A levels)

Also does anyone else have dreams where they are in a familiar building, but then go through a door and there are extra rooms etc. that are not there in real life? I once dreamed that King's Cross station was in the basement of my university main building...

lemontwist Mon 04-Mar-13 23:41:14

I have lots of falling dreams. Usually in a car, either accidentally driving off a multistory carpark or one of those really windy mountain-pass type roads.
My dreams often feature the same places though none that I remember visiting in real life.
I still remember some really vivid dreams from when I was a child. Nothing as vivid for alot of years though, except for weird pregnant dreams,

lemontwist Mon 04-Mar-13 23:43:45

I used to frequently dream about an extra room/corridor in my parents house (v old farmhouse) but there is absolutely no chance of anything being there i may have checked several times

Oopla Mon 04-Mar-13 23:56:43

Yes yes to extra rooms!
Cardinal- I know people say that but I love hearing about them. I don't know if they are very telling or just mixed up brain waves but they are fascinating.

Cocktail- how often do you dream it when you say recurring? Does the house change over time?

I have such a wonderful dream-life, never ever want to get up in the mornings grin not sure if its because of wakeful babies messing with sleep cycles but the last few years my dreams have been immense.

How does it feel being a hot air balloon thistledew? grin

In the last 6 months I've dreamt of two huge unpredictable news stories before they happened. Very very odd, and very accurate.

Other than that I rarely remember my dreams!

DioneTheDiabolist Tue 05-Mar-13 00:09:57

Re. Extra rooms (if anyone's interested), they can be indicative of parts of self that are ignored (and therefore allowed to become derelict).

Try to reconnect with those parts of yourself that others have told you or you have convinced yourself are not important. They are important. If you have a 4 bedroom property and are selling it, you would be mad to put it on the market as a 2 bedroom, even though you only use it as such.

What do you have that you are ignoring because it's easier/other things are taking your time and attention?

Plus3 Tue 05-Mar-13 00:11:04

I have recurring dreams about a place that I know - a familiar dream landscape. In my dream I know I am dreaming because of where I am IYKWIM..

Recently however, I dreamt I was driving on a familiar bit of road & a car pulled out in front of me, which I then hit. Don't know what happens next. I woke up & described the person driving the other car to my DH. It was important that he knew it wasn't my fault smile

Trying not to be too weirded out by it!

Plus3 Tue 05-Mar-13 00:13:33

I also have awful dreams about work - where I forgotten to do something sooo important, so vital for the entire day. I think they are a version of not revising for A-levels type dreams

Twosugarsplease Sun 17-Mar-13 22:46:13

Does anyone dream of departed loved ones and feel like they have 'connected ' with you ?
I have, and feel like they are more of a 'visit' through my dream, a very special comforting experience.. Anyone ?

My dreams are quite often bizarre, and often people in them start out as one person and then end up as someone else. Or a mundane activity like walking along the road becomes flying, using a cereal box to create some sort of rudder. In the dream, the flying is as mundane as the walking.

Memorable dreams have included:
Bill Bailey living in the bird box on my garden wall.
Meeting the Queen (who had a broad Newcastle accent) to complain about David Cameron, and being invited to sit in the lounge beside the fire whilst she ate dinner with friends and family.
Driving a car 'remotely' - I am sat somewhere other than the drivers seat, and have to steer the car/indicate/slow down/speed up using something akin to a games console.

I often dream of finding a spare room/set of rooms in our poky small apartment, and I often dream of departed loved ones, where mostly we carry on from where we left off in RL.

BIWI Sun 17-Mar-13 22:59:52

I always understood that dreaming about extra rooms/space in your home was about yearning for your own, unfulfilled potential

CocktailQueen Mon 18-Mar-13 13:15:53

Biwi and Dione - that's really interesting about unfulfilled potential! I have been thinking a lot recently about work-life balance and about possibly changing career. That's cool. Must keep a dream diary.

Oopla - every few months maybe? Every time, it's exactly the same. really odd! smile

Am amazed at some people's fab dreams!!

BrainSurgeon Mon 18-Mar-13 13:20:02

I sometimes dream I can fly.... I wish I had these dreams more often
I don't know why and how it happens, in my dream I just start to float and then I kind of start moving around, but I never know exactly how I'm doing it and am a tiny bit worried it will suddenly stop - I have no control over my flying. Still, I never fell, and I really enjoy these dreams!

FaceLikeAPickledOnion Mon 18-Mar-13 13:27:01

Yes! I'm absolutely stunned about the extra rooms thing! This is what I dream the most about! Didn't realise other people did too.
I have had several premonition dreams (more than 10) that have came true. Too many for it to be a coincedence.

Now last night's was typical: I was in a village, with drystone walls near the village green, a few benches, a few houses scattered about. I was feeding the birds.
One of them was some sort of hawk - citrus yellow feathers around its belly, slate-blue back, cream/white throat. It landed on my hand. Then it sort of laid down in my arms. I asked someone what it was and she said it was Rock Dove.

The scene changed (or I wandered off) to some sort of hospital waiting room, quite pleasant, with childrens toys and seats. However, I was now not holding a bird but a small giraffe. Which then weed everywhere. For some reason I was wearing my very weather-resistant coat and hat, and that all got splattered. I moved seats but realised it was fairly obvious that we were responsible.

Woke up before I could rectify that, then fell asleep again and dreamed about moving sacks of grain. Someone was about to tell me something very significant about them, when I woke up properly.

Oopla Mon 18-Mar-13 17:48:27

Twosugars- saw your post on the woo thread, must be really comforting seeing your dad in dreams. He's watching over yousmile

My nan used to tell me about her premonition dreams, the most vivid was dream about the aberfan coal/landslide disaster, she dreamed she was being covered in blackness the night before it happened. Spooky.

WowOoo Mon 18-Mar-13 17:57:58

This analysis is fascinating. I've had a few about extra rooms recently.

A shower room, a cellar and a spare room that was in an old house. (when I was on my way to fulfilling my potential career wise)

One was so realistic that I was hugely disappointed when I woke up in my normal house.

BrainSurgeon - I read that flying dreams mean you live in fantasy land. That you are not being realistic and practical about things (sorry) .... I used to have these loads when I was in my teens and 20's. Fab, aren't they?! I

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