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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

paperclips Tue 26-Mar-13 21:54:38

F**kwittery- yes I always dream about my childhood home, it's the default setting for my dreams. And my secondary school. I also frequently dream about the house I lived in as a student, in particular that i'm moving back there, even though I've lived in many places since. I never dream about my current home.

I also dream about exes, and about old friends and relatives I've not seen in years. I dream about people who are no longer in my life more than people who are.

SingingSands Sat 23-Mar-13 22:14:19

I dream about the same person a lot, someone I loved quite deeply a long time ago. We never got together in real life, it almost happened ... in my dreams we can be together and it is romantic and exhilarating. Over the past 2 years our dream "relationship" started changing - we would be arguing, or not as loving to each other. The dreams are becoming less frequent now, but occasionally I dream of him and it's nice, we're friends not lovers.

Weird,as I have been with DH for 16 years, that I'm still dreaming of someone I loved so long ago!

marissab Sat 23-Mar-13 21:58:50

I had recurring themes in my dreams as a teenager. I could always fly. Not fly fly, but kinda float to tge bottom of tge stairs or lift my legs up and float along the ground for a short while. Nowadays my dreams are often in the guise of a computer game type situation. I am jumping over things etc. Since i did reiki level 2 though i have more vivid dreams that i can actually remember. Some with scary faces etc.

peeriebear Sat 23-Mar-13 13:13:23

Both times when I've been seriously broody (ttc DD2, then 6yrs later DS) I dreamed constantly of fat happy goldfish in clear sunlit ponds. Loads of ponds in a grassy garden, all healthy with bright green plants and clear water so the sun shone right to the bottom. Lots of bright orange fishies smile The dreams always made me very happy and relaxed.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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?

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!

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

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

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

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

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 Mon 18-Mar-13 22:13:39

Sorry that was for facelikeapickledonion. Nice name btw grin

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

Have you googled hypnagogic imagery picked?

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 21:00:21

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

Two sugars. Yes she was def interesting!

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>

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

I had had them not has had them

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!

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