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Repetitive Dreams of Apocalypse (No Predictions or Doom!Porn)

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posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 01:16 PM
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First, I am NOT at all suggesting any of my dreams are predictive, precognitive or premonitions. Instead, I was wondering if this is something shared by other ATSers because of the nature of the site.

For the past several years (4-5), my dreams are all based around the end of the world. It started back when a buddy convinced me to start playing Left 4 Dead with her (zombies are the only thing in the horror genre that truly scares me) and almost immediately I began to have zombie dreams. Those, I figured, were par for the course. Video games have always triggered vivid dreams, especially if I am exclusively playing one game (I've woken up in the Call of Duty "prone" position because I was dreaming about playing the FPS with one arm extended to hold a gun barrel that is not there).

However, since the Left 4 Dead game started triggering the being chased/end of the world dreams, they have since morphed. The scenario is almost always ambiguous as to what has caused the end (unless it is a zombie dream) but I'm always mid-evacuation and the entire dream is chaotic.

So, I was wondering if I am alone in this or if there are fellow ATSers plagued by these constant dreams. And... do you think ATS has no/little/much influence on them? I'm seriously curious as to see if this is shared and might be psychological and kind of par for the course 'cause of the spirit of the site we all frequent.

Once again, no doom!porn or predictions here.




posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 01:22 PM
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I have a lot of dreams involving catastrophic floods. I am either stuck in my house surrounded by rising water or trying to drive in it but floating away. I don't live anywhere near water so no real reason for concern. It is probably due to stress.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 01:32 PM
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The only dreams I have are apocalyptic in general or end of the world type stuff. I actually don't remember when the last time that I had a good dream. Mine are very graphic in nature. Very detailed. All of my senses seem enhanced in these dreams. I can feel the wind hit my face, the rain on my skin... pretty scary really.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: Arduous

I get that too. Everything seems extra bright to me (it seems to always take place in the day though some have involved trying to find shelter/hiding spots at night) and the sense of panic is almost extreme. Have they increased in frequency/severeness since coming to ATS?



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 01:59 PM
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I used to all the time when I was much younger. Now, I don't tend to have those dreams anymore or at least not so much that I wake up from them and remember them like I used to.

Nowadays, if I am going to have a dream that means something, it will wake me up and it will haunt me, but it will not seem to have a coherent narrative. Instead, it will more or less seem to be comprised of seemingly random, symbolic elements.

I wonder if perhaps having come to terms with myself, my place in the world and where things are in relation to myself has more or less rendered the other type of dream less necessary for my psyche?

That doesn't mean I don't ever have slightly scary things happen to me in my dreams. I dreamed months ago of being in a car that was being swept out into a flood. I was in it with other people and none of them seemed to notice or care even when I was screaming that we all needed to get out of the car. Of course, I was in the very back of the vehicle.

See, I don't think that dream was telling me I was in danger of drowning. I think it was telling me something else. I think the elements were all symbolic, even the landscape I saw. And it was much more typical of my dreams. Likewise, I never see people I recognize in my dreams except for one - my ex boyfriend who was enormously psychologically abusive. I tend to see him in my dreams a lot and he's always trying to get back together with me in those dreams or despite my feelings of revulsion, we are back together, but the dream never makes narrative sense.

So, maybe your apocalyptic dreams are a symptom of your psyche trying to tell you something about you or your life?



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

I agree with you. I don't believe my dreams at all are predicting some kind of end of the world. For a long time I was having a repetitive dream where I was clenching my teeth so tightly they would break. I'm a firm believer that our dreams are not necessarily giving us messages about the future but rather what is bothering us subconsciously. Those dreams lessened over time when I started to take more control of my life.

It makes sense that my dreams have so much turmoil because that is what I'm going through in real life. I spent 6 years in school only to be diagnosed with a serious health condition that ended my career before I even started, and dropped out of university recently. Now I'm working a dead-end job and am very unhappy with my options right now. I feel like that is translating over to my dreams heavily. But I think it might be framed around end of the world scenarios because I love reading those topics on this site and other places (fiction, non-fiction, speculation). Maybe I should lay off for a while and see if I can change my dreams to something else.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 02:27 PM
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a reply to: MonkeyFishFrog

No obvious increase, well nothing that I've noticed. I do always seem to have the same ones though. I have a gun strapped on my back in one dream & I'm searching for survivors. I remember there were bombs dropped and I'm standing on top of some rubble searching for anyone. I'm the only person I saw alive in that dream. There was more to that dream but for the most part I was just looking for anyone else that was alive.

Then there is the zombie dream. There was some sort of chemical warfare. I don't dream about how any of it started. It usually starts around the same time. I'm fighting for survival, surrounded by people that are dead but undead. There are a few others that are still alive and are fighting with me. For some reason I'm in a largely populated area but I live in the country surrounded by fields in the middle of nowhere.
In all the dreams everything is very realistic. I remember the sky being red in all of them. It's always dark, I never see the sun and it's cold.
In my dreams I never feel any panic. I strangely feel very calm. Like I was meant to survive.
But also I'm very attracted to horror movies! I love them

So that could explain a lot.
Oh, and to clear something up. I don't have the dreams after I watch horror movies, they are very sporadic. Nothing of significance happens before I fall asleep.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: MonkeyFishFrog

I frequently have dreams where I am having sexual relations with various women in my life.

I'm hopeful it has some predictive power but so far, fate and my wife seem to be conspiring against this theme.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: InverseLookingGlass

Those could be very apocalyptic dreams indeed.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 02:58 PM
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originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: MonkeyFishFrog

I frequently have dreams where I am having sexual relations with various women in my life.

I'm hopeful it has some predictive power but so far, fate and my wife seem to be conspiring against this theme.




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posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 02:58 PM
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One of my sons has several times and his brother 2 years older, at least once, and they both had that dream about the flooding earthquake, the same night. That was this year.
edit on 12-9-2014 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:03 PM
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i used to feel like the only dreams i ever had were bad/anxiety dreams because the only dreams i ever remembered were the ones that upset/disturbed me, but i'd also only remember a dream about once every 2 or 3 weeks. when i started going into every night's sleep telling myself to remember my dreams, and making notes about what i dreamed immediately upon waking up, i tended to remember more dreams, and a lot of them were a lot less upsetting and stressful. (last night i had a dream about planting broccoli, for example. i have no idea. i'm not a gardener in real life.) these dreams are dumb and goofy, and a lot less memorable than the nightmares i thought were the only dreams i was having.


originally posted by: MonkeyFishFrog
a reply to: ketsuko
It makes sense that my dreams have so much turmoil because that is what I'm going through in real life. I spent 6 years in school only to be diagnosed with a serious health condition that ended my career before I even started, and dropped out of university recently. Now I'm working a dead-end job and am very unhappy with my options right now. I feel like that is translating over to my dreams heavily.


metaphorically, a situation like this can feel a lot like your personal world is ending. i think it's pretty normal to have regular stress/anxiety dreams when you're coming to terms with a life-changing illness. it's a stressful life situation.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 10:40 PM
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a reply to: MonkeyFishFrog


Although an apocalyptic dream can be prophetic, most often it is not, yours seem environmental,

Flood can depict , flood of emotions sense of being overwhelmed, to many heavy responsibilities, or ESP.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 10:46 PM
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a reply to: Arduous

That's a touchy one, at war with oneself, anger, frustration, explosive situations, a desire to destroy certain aspect you don't like about yourself.

Very volatile inner battle.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 10:49 PM
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a reply to: texasgirl

overwhelmed by emotion, take note of what room you are in.



posted on Sep, 13 2014 @ 05:59 AM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777

Well I suffer from extreme anxiety/panic attacks... so something is going on Lol


Thanks, BTW
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posted on Sep, 13 2014 @ 07:23 AM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777



Take note of what room I'm in? I'm always in my living room.

You could be right about being overwhelmed with emotion. My beloved kitty passed away suddenly and I've been struggling with the grief. Her death has left a huge hole in my heart.



posted on Sep, 13 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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I've had quite a few of the "apocalypse" type dreams. After quite a few years of writing them down, only one was actually a premonintion (a bombing, not quite an apocalypse) of an actual event, in the others (a meteor hitting, plane crashes, tornados) I noticed that I ended up having to move due to unforeseen circumstances from all of those locations within six months.

Maybe these dreams serve as a warning of possible upheaval.



posted on Sep, 13 2014 @ 09:39 AM
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Unplug all WIFI devices in your house or apartment at night before bed,
Dont use your computer an hour before bed,
Stay away from foods citrus or anything containing vinegar or tomato based before bed
try not to view any programs that are of negative or destructive nature for a week and see
if your dream state begins change more to the positive.



posted on Sep, 13 2014 @ 09:49 AM
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reply toMonkeyFishFrog

God is the spirit and the spirit gives Life. Love sustains Life Everlasting. Dreams show you where your energy is and what is within your mind. If you have dreams of death, then it's important to figure out what is causing that and keep your mind focused on Light/Love




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