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1. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

What dreams do you have?

I have had three recurring themes in my dreams my years now.

1. My dreams often focus on aeroplanes. I'm either in one, watching one crash, or standing outside and realising that the sky is full of planes. I'm often in a plane taking off and the plane is skimming the tree tops and rooftops trying to gain altitude.

2. I often dream that I'm jogging or running. I feel quite free in these dreams.

3. I used to do a lot of surfing and I often dream of going surfing. But each time I hit the water the surf goes flat, or the tide goes right out and I'm left standing on the sand.

Do you have recurring dreams?

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I sometimes dream about dirty water or overflowing sinks or toilets (please dont think im weird ) After this type of dream recurring a few times, I looked it up and apparently it is indicative of your body wishing to detox or purify itself.

Ive had the teeth falling out dream - not a nice one!! Its always a relief to wake up from that. As far as I know, its a very common one, and signifies a feeling of lack of control.

I dream about flying fast with things whizzing by. These dreams are usually very colourful...and like James' bring a sense of freedom.

And I often have quite sexual dreams too where the sense of touch seems very real.

3. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

when i can remember my dreams they are quite vivid and are normally abroad, sometimes i may be just sitting talking to someone but there is nearly always someone that i feel i know in the background but i can never understand them and don't recognise them, they always make me feel comfortable and relaxed,

the dreams that i remember the most are actually nightmares and are normally best forgotton,

i'm not the best sleeper anyway so i daydream a lot !! ;)

4. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

I rarely remember my dreams, is that weird?

5. Posted by hippiechic (Budding Member 43 posts) 11y

dreaming is one of my favorite past-times. about 5 years ago, give or take a few, my dreams started to become very vivid, so much so that i often wake up staring at a strange ceiling asking myself where am i? what is my name? what am i doing in this strange bed...usually it all flows back to me in about 15-30 seconds, but sometimes it takes longer. strange feeling, let me tell you.

i love dreaming about the ocean...i have had many ocean dreams. i think for me the ocean is my representation of freedom...i love dreams b/c they are full of such beautiful and artistic metaphors.
i have often dreamed of my dead dog...she was one of my best friends for a long time, and the dreams usually occur during a time of stress. she is always happy and her prescence is very reassuring.

there have been a couple times when i had the most disturbing dream ever...i dreamt on a couple occasions that my brother and i were sexually involved. it was really scary and i thought about going to a psychiatrist, but then i decided to meditate on it and figured out that this too was a metaphor...i had been losing interest in the guy i was dating at the time, and the thought occured to me one day aftersuch a dream that he felt more like a brother to me than a boyfriend. after this realization, and after gently breaking up with him, i have never had the dream since.
i believe that all my dreams contain messages from my subconscious, but i am often too busy to really pay attention. so i just take them at face value, which is entertaining anyways if not helpful.

6. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 11y

Quoting hippiechic

[quote] ...i dreamt on a couple occasions that my brother and i were sexually involved

I'm glad you explained that one, hippiechic!

Quoting samsara2

[quote]Ive had the teeth falling out dream - not a nice one!! Its always a relief to wake up from that. As far as I know, its a very common one, and signifies a feeling of lack of control.

Had that one often too, samsara2! But didn't realise its due to lack of control! Must assess my life!

Quoting james

[quote]I used to do a lot of surfing and I often dream of going surfing. But each time I hit the water the surf goes flat, or the tide goes right out and I'm left standing on the sand.

I don't dream about this. Its been happening to me all the time lately.

Occassionaly dream that I'm trying to run somewhere and my legs are just not working properly. Or that I'm doing something and I'm so exhausted that I can't keep my eyes open.:(

Anyone know wat they mean?

7. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I have a few 'reruns' ...flying is one that I have a lot, I also have a lot of sex dreams....(I think everyone does...I am just a light sleeper and have great dream recall.) The best ones are sex on a train .....excuse me.....I need a moment.........;)

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I once had a dream that someone was crawling in through the window, behind a curtain, until the curtain fell off them just beyond my range of view. I couldn't move. I was just frozen there, terrified.

Then years later, I was watching Discovery and they had a program about people who dream when they're awake. Turns out that sometimes - and for some people it happens ALL the time - the brain doesn't shut off the sleep chemicals (the stuff that enables you to dream and keeps you 'paralysed' so you don't enact your dreams) as you're waking up. So you're essentially awake AND dreaming - usually of a presence in the room, somone sitting on your chest, a monster, etc.

Knock on wood it only happened to me the once... some people on the program were terrified of going to sleep because they were going to go through the horror of essentially living through a waking nightmare.

9. Posted by Bruce85 (Budding Member 54 posts) 11y

The Last dream I remember was about my Ex Boyfriend! Was Weird! :(

10. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 11y

All through high school I had recurring dreams in which a syringe would somehow find its way into my dreams- the origin of this was pretty obvious, my school at the time was located in a dicey neighbourhood and there were always used needles on the street running up to the school gates... there were a few close calls when I wasnt paying attention. Since then I have a combination of pleasant and terrifying dreams (I think they would qualify as night terrors)... these are not so much recurring in terms of content but more in terms of the emotional state I wake up in. I talk in my sleep as well...

Yes I am weird...