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Possibly a bit woo. A thread about dreams

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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

Oopla Mon 18-Mar-13 18:39:48

Mrscosmo- that's very detailed!

LongWayRound Mon 18-Mar-13 19:49:31

If extra/unknown rooms represent your unfilled potential, what does it mean if you dream about being in a completely different house? There must be huge parts of my personality that have been repressed sad Usually most of the rooms are fairly normal, but there is always at least one room which is strange and frightening in some unspecified way. And sometimes I find myself going up higher into the building, through increasingly narrow spaces, towards something which I know is going to be unpleasant, but which I never actually reach.

WowOoo Mon 18-Mar-13 20:00:58

Afraid of the unknown, LongWay?
Waht frightens you about them?

I used to have one going up and up. Worse still it was all made of glass so I could see what was below but above was blurred. Freaky!

Twosugarsplease Mon 18-Mar-13 20:31:02

Thanks oopla yes I really believe he is smile
Just don't happen often enough, but then they wouldn't be as special.
Your nan sounds very interesting.

sheeesh Mon 18-Mar-13 20:34:08

Oooh longway - I get the going up through narrow spaces thing. It makes me feel claustrophobic and unnerved. I'd love to know if it has any meaning.

I used to have recurring dreams about being very high up -tops of skyscrapers, large bridges etc. but In all cases there was no barrier and I was always close to the edge. I used to think it represented a fear of success (being high up) but one day it dawned on me the dreams related to a feeling of being unsupported and that there was no one or nothing to catch me if I fell. Odd that once I had that realisation, the dreams have stopped and i has had them for years!

sheeesh Mon 18-Mar-13 20:35:24

I had had them not has had them

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Oopla Mon 18-Mar-13 20:57:26

I think high up rooms represent your mind and spiritual yearnings.

I seem to have about 10 basic layouts that are on a loop, can drop in and out of them with varying reoccurrence. They feel so very real, sensations, smells, sounds, blinding colours that I can be quite confused when I wake. Like I'm in the wrong 'life' not saying 'i was Joan of arc' or anything bonkers like that but I definitely sense that these are in some way lives that have been or will be or perhaps are... grin

<brain explodes>

Oopla Mon 18-Mar-13 21:00:21

Saucy robin, are you planning a trip o centerparcs soon?! grin

Two sugars. Yes she was def interesting!

FaceLikeAPickledOnion Mon 18-Mar-13 21:34:25

Does anyone else get scary horror film type monster faces in their minds eye before going to sleep? I do most nights, just before I drop off, then I dream as normal, no nightmares. Very strange.

Oopla Mon 18-Mar-13 22:04:35

Have you googled hypnagogic imagery picked?

Oopla Mon 18-Mar-13 22:13:39

Sorry that was for facelikeapickledonion. Nice name btw grin

FaceLikeAPickledOnion Mon 18-Mar-13 22:26:19

Just had a bit of a Google, thanks for that Oopla, didn't realise it had a name.
Off to learn some more...

Oopla Tue 19-Mar-13 17:57:11

Yw onion, did what you read resonate with what you've experienced?

HardlyEverHoovers Tue 19-Mar-13 22:58:31

FaceLikea, I get that too, bit freaky, didn't know it had a name.

HardlyEverHoovers Wed 20-Mar-13 06:36:41

Really enjoyed reading this thread so far, I'm fascinated by dreams. My husband and I often discuss our dreams over breakfast, and we see them as part of life really, like not just random (although some are). I've had some dreams which seem like gifts, like once when I was living abroad there was one person from home I was really missing. I dreamt about them and woke up feeling like I'd spent the night with them, it was lovely!
Also, anyone get sleep paralysis? Happens to me if I fall asleep on my back, thought I was dead the first time it happened!

CelticPixie Wed 20-Mar-13 15:35:44

I always seem to dream about churches. I'm not espeically religious or anything like that, but when I think about my dreams churches feature more than anything else. Sometimes they are churches I know of and sometimes they are ones that I've never seen before in my life. I'd love to know what it means?

Oopla Fri 22-Mar-13 22:43:41

Celtic I had a quick google and most of the meanings seem to depend on what you're doing or seeing in the church. Does anyone else have an idea about the meaning?

Hardly ever- I've read a little about that and although I've never had it happen the thought freaks me out. Were you out for long? Have you read about lucid dreaming?

HardlyEverHoovers Sat 23-Mar-13 07:33:16

oopla, I've no idea how long it goes on for when it happens, I imagine it's only a couple of minutes at the most. I used to see things with it as well, but don't now, and I think that's because I know what's happening now so have some control over it. I'll look at lucid dreaming.

Twosugarsplease Sat 23-Mar-13 08:28:37

facelike I have just posted on the all things woo thread
I get it too!

fuckwittery Sat 23-Mar-13 08:47:38

Can anyone tell me about recurring dreams about your childhood home? I always dream about it, so vividly, but last nights dream in my childhood home really freaked me out.

It was the end of winter, and I was an adult (so set now) and I was living (alone I think) in my childhood home, or I was alone there. I remembered that the beginning of the winter I had bought some kittens, but I realised I had forgotten to feed them for most of the winter. I felt terrible about this and was too scared to look in the greenhouse where they were in case they were still starving to death. I thought the best thing was to put them out of their misery if still alive and I would put a disposable lit BBQ in the greenhouse to poison them with carbon monoxide (I have read a number of newspaper stories about carbon monoxide deaths by BBQ in real life). I did this, but a fire started and was out of control. I tried to put it out but it was too hot, so I called 999 and the fire brigade came. By the time they arrived, the fire had burnt out anyway, so the firemen went away again (one of the firemen was a man I slept with in my early 20s in real life). I went back to the greenhouse and found the kittens curled up together peacefully (but dead) in the tumble dryer.

I am very upset about my kitten neglectfulness in my dream! I lost my mum last year and we put my cat to sleep last week so I am sure this dream is about loss or something.

fuckwittery Sat 23-Mar-13 08:49:24

hardlyever and oopla, I used to get sleep paralysis too, I absolutely hated it. I never had the scary apparitions I have read about, but usually felt completely trapped and panicky. Once DH's arm was casually resting over me and I felt like he was strangling me. I got it when a student and had disturbed sleep patterns. I sometimes feel myself going into it when I've slept badly at night and have a daytime nap, but I can now jerk myself out of it.

FaceLikeAPickledOnion Sat 23-Mar-13 12:41:26

I feel comforted to know others get this too. I don't feel like such a freak now. I've spoke about it in rl to various people and always receive weird looks smile

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