I have always had vivid dreams, and I mostly remember them clearly when waking. I even remember a reoccurring dream I had when I was about 3 years old! It was based around my Mum being pregnant and my younger siblings being born. Most of the time my dreams are full on, almost like a regular day, a bit boring and very detailed. It can be frustrating when I have something I need to do, and I dream doing it, and then wake up and it still needs to be done - UGH!
I'm not sure I believe in dream interpretation or meanings, but I do believe my dreams are impacted by what's going on with my life? Stress, big events and worries all find a way in. Over the past few months my dreams have been intense and overwhelming, I'm pretty sure this is because of the tough year I am having. I have often dreamt that my three cats are the size of leopards or that they multiply and it seams too much to cope with.
Sometimes my dreams become nightmares and I witness terrible events in my dreams, Like murder & torture usually involving my loved ones. Then when I wake up I'm scared to fall back asleep. I often go back to the same place in a dream when I don't want to. My nightmares do more than scare me when I'm asleep. And it's typical, because if I'm having a great dream and I wake, I can never get back.
My dreams when not being scary, have been quite fantastical recently, like a story. This is different for me and I'm not sure I like it. Maybe because I am out of my routine, I'm not having hum-drum dreams. In my dreams I've been to the future, had special powers, moved to space, and last night fought with vampires. Crazy!! but a bit fun!
I do wonder about writing some of them down, telling the stories, the richness of the details and the escapism to other worlds might be worth a read. I like the idea of becoming an author, but I am unsure I would have the confidence and skill set. Maybe one day.
I am due to be changing my medication soon, so i wonder if that will impact my dreams. I know my depression changes my dreams, I am pretty sure finding the correct meds will too.
- Do you remember your dreams?
- What do you dream about?
- Do you note them down?
Let me know,
Image: dreaming by b farias from the Noun Project