Keep Dreaming


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      Many of you have written on the question "Why do we have dreams?"  Although this is a chased.jpgvery interesting topic, I want to expand upon that.  I want to know why we have recurring dreams.  For me, I have this one dream that keeps repeating.  In it, I am being chased by very large gorilla-like animals banging drums...sort of like a King Kong kind of a monkey.  But whilethey are chasing me, I find myself running very slow or not being able to move and right as they catch up to me, I wake up in a sweat as if I was actually running.  I looked up what this recurring dream may mean and it happened to be the number one most recurring dreams.  According to this website, my dream means that I am running away from or trying to hide something I need to face.  It could also be a feeling I am trying to avoid, a conflict I don't want to handle, or a difficult memory I would rather forget.  I found this very scary because it is extremely accurate.  
      According to research, recurring dreams usually mean there is something in your life you've not acknowledged that is causing stress of some sort.  the dream repeats because you have not corrected the problem.  Another theory is that people who experience recurring dreams have some sort of trauma in their past they are trying to deal with.  In this case, the dreams tend to lessen with time.  So what can we do about these recurring dreams?  Well dreams that repeat over and over again can bring about realizations that we can miss while we are awake.  if you want a particular dream to stop recurring, take some of these tips (more on this website) to get these dreams out of your head.
1.  To start to understand your recurring dream, you must be willing to accept some sort of change or undergo a transformation.
2.  You need to look within yourself and confront whatever you may find no matter how difficult it may be.
3.  Look at the dream from an objective point of view.  Try to get past the emotional and reactive elements of the dream and get down to the symbolic images.  Often times, dreams are masked by elements that are disturbing thus preventing you to delve any deeper.  This is a defense mechanism that your unconscious is putting up.
4.  Each and every time you have a recurring dream, write it down in great detail.  Look for an subtle variations.  These variations are the most significant as it indicates that you are one step closer to understanding why the dream recurs.

Linked earlier in this article are the top most recurring dreams.  Share some of your recurring dreams that your having that fall under any of these categories and maybe we can figure out what you can do to make these stop.
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I constantly have a recurring dream that people are coming in my room trying to talk to me about multiple random things. It's happened to me at home, and now it happens to me in my dorm. The scary thing is that I sit up in my sleep trying to talk to these people and eventually I wake up realizing it's all a dream. My roommate though, gets absolutely terrified and thinks I'm a crazy person. Luckily we're best friends so she hasn't requested a new roommate (yet). But I don't understand what's causing me to think we have visitors all the time. It's never anything scary or traumatic, it just makes me wake up feeling like I didn't actually get any sleep. I don't know if there's really an explanation for something like that, but hopefully it goes away before I'm married or my husband will be asking for a divorce from my crazy-self really quickly!

Though I don't suffer from any reoccuring dreams, I was interested and can relate to what you said about not being able to run or get away from what is chasing you in a dream. According to a survey, the concept of 'going nowhere' in a dream is ranked one of the top 10 most recurring dreams, along with being chased.This is a category of dream paralysis, which might mean you feel like you're unable to make progress on some topic of your life. I never knew that dreams could be mean so much!

I agree with this blog post a hundred percent. I do believe that when reoccurring dreams occur that one is hiding or avoiding something that happened to them. It also make sense that when someone goes through a traumatic experience that they have nightmares and recreate the event tin there head over and over again. I do think it is very sad that people are so traumatized that they have to recreate the scene in their head because they can not forget about it. I believe that when this occurs it is like the victim or witness wished they made a different decision or wonder what they could do differently, but unfortunately no one can change the past quite yet. When people run through an event that happened already in there head maybe they are trying to change what happened in their mind so they are not haunted by the event in the future. The mind is a powerful thing and it someone wants to believe something happened differently or wants to completely forget something that happened they can psychologically do that. Many people ignore things so much that they truly do believe that the real event that happened was not true at all. I can even believe that when people recreate events in their mind they believe that is what really happened instead of what really did occur. It is a very interesting topic and for me personally I find it so interesting how one can manipulate the truth to make themselves feel better.

I have heard of similar things like this, that there are underlying meanings to your dreams. I can not think of a reoccurring dream that I have had recently however in my past I had a dream that constantly scared me. It was always a strange man chasing me with a needle? It was very strange however, I realized that my fear of getting a shot must have had something to do with it. This article is an interpretation of dreams .. http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/dream-interpretation.html It talks about why dreams are weird and the underlying symbols and meanings such as what flying means when you dream. Do you ever feel like you have a lot of power? Have you ever dreamt you were flying?? These two things are correlated.

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