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18 August 2009

What Dreams are made of....


Last night, I was awakened from a sound sleep by mumbled shouting only to look over and see the DH in the moonlit room flailing his arms in the air. He wasn't stopping either when I rolled over, so I gently tapped his arm to just waken him enough without coming fully awake. All of sudden he grabs my hand and starts to bend my fingers backwards....hard! By this time I'm straight up in bed screaming "Uncle"! Fortunately for my fingers, that did the trick of waking him from the boogie men. Seems that someone had broken into our house and was swinging a machete at him and he was fighting them off. Me touching his arm was the perfect time in the dream for him to grab the guys hand and wrestle the machete free. It worked, although my hand was killing me!

I have always been fascinated with dreams and what they signify in our loves. As a child, I use to have these amazing dreams of flying over fields, enjoying the landscape below...free as a bird. Lucid dreams. Then there are those where I'm being chased by some attacker who is gaining on me. Or that dream where you take a flying leap off a cliff and shoot up in bed before you hit the bottom. Ever have some of these?

Dream interpretation uncovers an amazing source of information that can help us along in our lives. They can help us decode what our inner self is trying to say to us if we just listen. When we go to sleep at night, we are liberated from activities that we would not normally do in our everyday life...repressing thoughts. We can go anywhere, be anybody and do anything. Only we can truly know what our dreams are telling us and help us through tough situations.

Now I wonder if that machete wielding burgler will come back since my DH successfully wrestled the machete free. What's your favorite dream?
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20 comments:

I'm Julia said...

Oh no you did NOT just write this! Night before last, Handsome started throwing his arms around & yelling something stifled, obviously a distress call. I got up from the pc, walked over & put my hands on his face... "It's ok, honey, you're having a bad dream." He didn't grab my hand, but he did think I was the "bad man" in the house & let out another garbled yelp, I understood "get out or else". Never did open his eyes, but he calmed... "shhhh... I need to sleep." Well that's why I woke you, honey.

In my favorite dream I'm a sea lion, rocketing around in the water, playing games & giggling, sunning on the rocks. Do sea lions giggle? The flying dream runs a close second... I'm always about treetop, or rooftop level. Wonder what that means?

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

Im so interested in dreams too....I use to suffer from nightmares right after my mom died....then I went years without dreaming....now every now and then I have dreams they are usually really strange dreams....never make any sense......once in awhile I will have a really sweet dream about spending time with my mom shopping or doing crafts...sometimes just walking thru fields of flowers singing and laughing...those are by far my favorite dreams!!!

Divine Mrs D said...

My dreams were never normal. But the worst dream I ever had was a recurring one when I was five. My mom's described it to me because I guess I used to describe it to her.

I can't find my mom anywhere and we look all over the place for her before coming home. We live in an apartment building that faces another and we can look in other people's windows. When I look at the window across from ours, the person is draped in black and has mounted animal heads like tigers and stuff. The last head is my moms.

I also had a dream about my grandfather after he passed away. My husband (then my boyfriend) woke me up because I was crying in my sleep.

ayatasarim said...

in my dreams sometimes I saw the love and my future dreams that may come true,sometimes when I think of someone who is away from me he/she felt me,
it is really magical for me 6th sense

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Alicia: Hope you encouraged your DH to discuss his dream and perhaps figure out what is feeling that is so dangerous or threatening in his real life, that he is repressing as you say, so he doesn't have to dream and act it out on you again!

Flying dreams are wonderful and I have also dreamed I was a dolphin swimming in the ocean - I was pregnant at the time. Really felt like a dolphin with the rounded tummy.

NODtoMOD said...

ahh yes. tom and i always enjoy those stories about the dreams! they are wayy funny and he is always protecting you in them! love it!

Purple Daisy Jewelry said...

Well, I could go on about this one! I don't remember a lot of dreams. But, I used to have a recurring one for many years - don't think I have had it for a year or so. I am trying to get away from mean dogs or bad people and I can fly but it is really hard and tiring and I get so tired. I never fall into the bad people but it's just tiring and scary. That's probably a feast for a psychologist! One more - we had to put down our 15 year old golden last year. My husband has had a couple of dreams and he can hear her barking and is looking for her but can't find her. (sad one)

Hit 40 said...

My husband runs in his sleep. He rolls with the covers in the winter to freeze me. Tosses covers on me in the summer to burn me up. I can understand why some folks sleep in separate beds.

Hit 40 said...

And beautiful picture today!!!

Sarah said...

Oh I love the flying ones!!! My DH has dreams of velocirapters chasing him everywhere - very scary!!
Do you ever have those dreams that are soooo real that you really feel like you ahve been there? Wher you wake up exhausted from??
Hugs, Sarah

Elizabeth said...

I love pondering the meanings of dreams (some probably don't have any)
but some are metaphors......
very complicated.

Sarah said...

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briannelee said...

I also love dreaming that I can fly. The dreams where I discover some great thrift store or find money on the ground are always good too :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Fascinating!
I have wonderful dreams, but hate it when suddenly the alarm goes off...dream without an ending somehow!

xo*

drollgirl said...

i'm all for good dreams and happy/restful sleep, but i'd gladly give that up if it meant NEVER having bad and awful dreams. bad dreams are so terrifying, particularly when they keep coming back. shudder.

i used to have dreams that made me laugh in my sleep. ah, those were the days! ;)

SoDear2MyHeart said...

I'm sure everyone has had the same dream I do...

I'm naked and riding a ten-speed around the end of my bed, while a mustachioed organ grinder's monkey is snapping a whip and barking commands to me and a brace of wallaby's who are humming "Strawberry Fields" while sewing tiny doll clothes and taking carry out orders for Chinese Food. A tall, dark, faceless man bursts into the room and throws a purple trench coat at me and snarls, "you have a message at the bus station!"

Not had this dream? Oh. My.

Seriously, most of my dreams are just that disjointed and fractured...however, I can usually pinpoint something in them that is bothering or puzzling me during the daylight hours.

I also have a lot of those "falling" dreams, where you awaken abruptly as you try to catch yourself and find yourself clutching the bed linens and panting for breath. Someone once told me that these are caused by your soul or spirit re-entering your body following astral projection or an out-of-body experience. My problems with this are that I can't ever remember where I've been out visiting and it concerns me that someone else might move in while I'm out elsewhere...
As always, a wonderful post!
Hugs!
Terri

Penney said...

When I was just separated from my ex-husband, I had dreams of beating him up in all kinds of different ways...they're still my favorites! =) I just wish I could convince them to come back more often, I always woke up feeling so refreshed!

Snap said...

I dream in technicolor. The only time I didn't, I had just had a total hysterectomy and my hormones were shot. I had a recurring dream as a kid -- falling from a water tower that was near a big brick two story building (at least two stories). I'd find myself on the floor in the morning. I guess I really did fall -- right out of bed. Haven't had any recurring dreams lately. I'll have to pay more attention.

Judy said...

I have dreams of my Mom and I think it is her way of visiting with me.
I love the flying dreams but not the dream where I am going down the banister, I hate the feeling of falling in my stomach.

Noble Beeyotch said...

Dream interpretation is such a fascinating subject. I have quite a collection of books on this.

I have the 'chasing' dream very often where i tumble over the stairs and then wake up abruptly!