Howling dreams

@Qaeyious (2362)
United States
December 19, 2010 1:59am CST
Ever since around ten years old I would have dreams that involve a scream. Many times there would be something visual that was scary, but there were times when there was nothing. Whether scary or not, they were most disturbing. Last night I had a dream that changed my attitude. It takes place in one of two places I lived in the Frankfurt Germany area. Military housing in the 70s were pretty standard, and the apartments were mirror images of each other. When I was 10-11 we lived in a version where one has to turn left to get into the dining room, coming in from the front door. This was the opposite, so it was either when I lived in Camp King when I was 14 or Langen Terrace when I was 15 and 16. It starts off dark. I'm doing something in the bedroom, putting something together. But I get up and start walking down the hall to the living room. And it is not like other dream where I at least think I am doing it on my will. I am being made to walk this path. I get into the living room, very well lit, as my room and the hallway was dark. I face left toward the dining area. There are four men gathered around the table there, piled high with what look like small decorations, knick knacks, or perhaps small toys. I let out a howl. It was similar in feeling to when I would scream in the previous dreams. But here I am well aware that I am not afraid. The thing that made me walk into the room was the same thing that made me yell out, not any horror that I was feeling at the moment. So now I am wondering about the previous dreams - did I actually just howl instead of scream in terror like I originally thought, at least on the times where there was nothing to be screaming about? Thank you.
4 responses
• Philippines
19 Dec 10
Good lord! That's a scary thought! You mean you have these nightmares almost every night?! I don't have nightmares that often, but I did experience one occasion of sleep paralysis. I woke up and realized I could not move my body. There's an actual scientific explanation for this circumstance, but at that point I panicked so much I thought I was going to die. Not being able to move anything was the scariest moment I ever felt. Thankfully, I snapped out of the state after a minute of so.
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
20 Dec 10
Oh, heavens, sorry - there were periods where it happened daily but not for longer than three days. Then I would have a next batch one to three months later, I would guess. I haven't had them for a long time now, probably once every five years or so, but this was the first one I reallzed that I was not scared, I just howled at the men. Hmm, come to think of it, it is a full moon tomorrow ...
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
19 Dec 10
try to use intuition to know what's going on, i think it's some unconscious problem that you have and maybe your inside is trying to get you to solve that dreams are many times unconscious issues we have and dreams work alone, with the material we gave them so they are very powerful to show us paths
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
20 Dec 10
Yes, I'm with a group that analyzes dreams and this comes up a lot ini my dreams. Like one time I tried to stop water from pouring into the room, but the water found another way and it was even worse. Water is a common symbol of emotion, and it can be me trying to suppress my emotions and it is making it worse. Or when I dreamed that the toilet was in a room like a lighthouse, that any can see me taking care of business, sort to speak. Suddenly being open, though, that is easier said than done.
@joygracia (1338)
• Philippines
19 Dec 10
Wow! that really a quite scary dream. I did have quite a scary dream somehow indicating happenings in the real life. The time my ex and I broke up, I always had a dream about a snake following my tail. As much as I wanted to keep away from it, the more it comes near to haunt me down. That dream ended the time my ex and I separated. Guess I kinda see right now what`s it meant. He does back stub me not telling me he got someone else already. Its cuts me like a snake bite and I`m really defenseless all throughout. Its really painful...
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
19 Dec 10
Thank you for your experience. This dream wasn't scary for me. I was well aware that what I was experiencing was not scary for me. I was just seeing some men around a table, and something is making me do this sound, that had scared me in my childhood/adolescence/early adulthood, during similar dreams, but not this time. I can't help that there is a lesson here for me, to put all the things together, once and for all. Or perhaps I need further clarification.
@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Dec 10
I only ever had one dream where I was screaming in the dream. Something about wanting a home (after moving over and over). No idea what yours was about, but there are websites with information on interpreting dreams.