Dreams and Nightmares

@CaitBaby (446)
United States
August 15, 2007 3:33pm CST
Do you think dreams mean anything? Lately I've been having a lot of horrible dreams. I've been going through a really rough period in my life and I'm wondering if my dreams are trying to tell me something. It worries me because something bad always happens to me in my dreams. They're so vivid and it really bothers me. So what do you think about this?
6 responses
@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
25 Aug 07
Nightmares serve an important service of showing us what's troubling you on deeper levels. Therefore, if you think about it, nightmares have a purpose. Sometimes within a dream is the key to the problem you're having, sometimes it shows why you're having the problem, you may think you know, but there may be another, deeper reason - or something simple you hadn't thought of. Trying to understand your dream by discussing it and analyzing it can help you resolve an internal conflict or personal difficulty or problem. What I used to do is pretend that I was a director in my dreams. I would yell, "Cut!" and then give the other 'actors' directions. I'm sorry you're going through a rough time. My good wishes are with you.
@CaitBaby (446)
• United States
25 Aug 07
Thanks artemis, I know what you mean. You're very right. I guess right now I'm just trying to figure out my dreams mean.
• United States
4 Sep 07
The best interpreter of a dream, is the dreamer! For we dream in dream symbols. And no one, or book, can know exactly what each dream symbol means better than yourself,, who is using the symbol. We can ask ourselves, what are the main symbols? And then focus upon each symbol by asking "what does this symbol mean to me?" For instance I used to have a recurring dream about train cars or a train car, speeding dangerously down the tracks.. then I realized the train cars represented the trailer I lived in as a teen ager.. and certain events therein! When I resolved those events, the dreams became peaceful.. and the last one I had was a train car in a beautiful woods. The track had become overgrown.. and the train car was a beautiful home tucked into the beautiful landscape of lush trees.. Well, you'd have to be me to appreciate it, but I'm somewhat of a hermit (tho with lots and lots of friends!) but I've always wanted to live in the woods.. with nature right at my door.. - The question to ask yourself is, what are the main "symbols" of your dream(s)? They can be things, places, people, or even the things going on.. :)
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
8 Sep 07
I found the thread! Cait and everyone else you can find it here http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1249798.aspx Be sure to brew up coffee or your favorite drink, there will be some reading.
@CaitBaby (446)
• United States
15 Sep 07
Thanks progamer! I'll check that out!
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
8 Sep 07
There was another thread about weird dreams and such. I spent a lot of my time helping others in it and interpreting the dreams. A few times they could be real literal, but most times they are symbolic to the subconscious (which spends its time solving problems you are having trouble with in real life) and you won't really know it until it finally hits you.
@CaitBaby (446)
• United States
15 Sep 07
Yeah I agree.
@flowerchilde (12533)
• United States
4 Sep 07
Yes, I definitely believe we are trying to communicate something to ourselves through our dreams. I fancy myself a bit of a dream interpreter. My own dreams have helped me lots!
@CaitBaby (446)
• United States
8 Sep 07
I think mine have helped me out a lot recently too. :)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
I do believe that dreams share something about the dreamer. They show a piece of the person. His secret desires, his wishes, his thoughts, his state of mind and his inner dilemma. If you wanna know id dreams really mean something and if you want to find out what they mean, please do visit this site that talks about them: http://2SenseUp.blogspot.com You can ask for a free interpretation of your dream.
@CaitBaby (446)
• United States
21 Aug 07
Ok thanks. I will definitely check that out! :)
@Flight84 (3049)
• United States
15 Aug 07
I don't know too much about dreams, but I believe there is some grain of truth to many of them. It can be a manifestation of your emotions. You should buy a dream interpretation book and see if you can figure out what your dreams mean. I had a friend that swore by hers.
@CaitBaby (446)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I would really like to get a book like that. I'm very interested in dreams and psychology and stuff like that. :)