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Recurring Dream Needs Explaining

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posted on May, 6 2004 @ 01:47 AM
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I was hoping someone here would be able to help interpret a recurring dream i've been having for as long as i can remember. The odds are its nothing but the fact that i've been having this dream for so long and its more or less the same thing each time kinda bugs me...

Basically the dream consists of me usually being at the beach or on the shore near the ocean (it varies sometimes) in general. It always starts during the day and i'm happys as larry in the water, on the sand, just generally having a good time. Then dusk comes and things turn. Sometimes at dusk and other times when its dark, a large wave, or rising tides, will come and cause me some sort of anguish. When i say it causes me anguish, i mean something happens which makes me panic, or gives me a feeling of intense fear. When i was little (maybe 2 or 3) i remember i had a dream and the rising tides swept my shoes away (sounds funny now but i was really upset by it in the dream), other dreams have consisted of tidal waves washing my friends/family away, one consisted of a pirate ship kidnapping me and making me walk the plank (the ship came in with the rising tide). There are many more but they always turn bad when the night starts to fall, and i always end up in the water and at that point i wake up covered in cold sweat (which in itself leaves me scared for moments after waking co i think i'm drenched in sea water).

Sounds kinda dumb when i read it but i'm sure they must mean something, if anyone who knows how to interpret dreams can give me any insight into this i would be grateful... thanks




posted on May, 6 2004 @ 01:57 AM
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Well, it sounds like you have the keys to your dream right there. Your shoes were washed away when you were small. Maybe this was the first time you identified something as specifically yours (the shoes) and the ocean took them away. Easy to see a link between shoes and friends/family, etc. The connections we make as kids don't make a heck of a lot of sense all the time. For instance, when I was very small I thought the lady on the box of Sun Maid raisins was my mother.

Have you ever dreamed lucidly? That is, have you ever dreamed and knew you were dreaming? Try telling yourself that you will be aware in your dream the next time you dream this. If you can bring yourself to that state, take stock of what's around you. "This is the ocean. It's a body of water. I can swim in it, or walk away from it. It doesn't rule me." Try that. I had a powerful dream once where the kids I feared most were all lined up on a street and were all making fun of me. All at once I knew I was dreaming, and I chose to fly high over their rooftops. It was incredibly empowering.

The dream may also be something that isn't so much a direct symbol as it is an inner sense that something is overwhelming you. Are you taking enough time to yourself? Are you working too hard? Taking on more responsibility than you can handle? Maybe the overwhelming ocean is your inner self saying, "Hey, can I get your attention here? I'm drowning!"

Just a thought...

Fort



posted on May, 6 2004 @ 02:19 AM
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I entered your dream at this web-site this is what it said.

Words like beach: Where conscious and unconscious meet.

Words like or: Restricted vision. Cloud. Screen .Looking to hide certain feelings.

Words like ocean: A great expanse or amount. Vast, limitless feelings. Your feeling overwhelmed with emotions.

Words like water: Cleansing. Life. Emotions. Ask yourself about your current feelings.

Words like sand: Barrenness. What prevents your growth.

Words like time: Irreversible. Continuity. Arrival or departure of feelings. Organizing your inner self.

Words like times: Irreversible. Continuity. Arrival or departure of feelings. Organizing your inner self.

Words like dark: Mystery. The unknown and unformed. A place of fear or of potential. Difficulties ahead.

Words like or: Restricted vision. Cloud. Screen .Looking to hide certain feelings.

Words like makes: Feminine projection. Improved image. How do you want to be seeing in the outside world.

Words like or: Restricted vision. Cloud. Screen .Looking to hide certain feelings.

Words like fear: Unexpressed love. Self-doubts. Courage.

Words like or: Restricted vision. Cloud. Screen .Looking to hide certain feelings.

Words like shoes: socks signify clothing problems

Words like night: Darkness. Mystery. Unconscious contents. There is a mystery that you want to penetrate.

Words like up: Feminine projection. Improved image. How do you want to be seeing in the outside world.

Words like water: Cleansing. Life. Emotions. Ask yourself about your current feelings.

Words like up: Feminine projection. Improved image. How do you want to be seeing in the outside world.

Words like leaves: Changes approaching. Cold feelings.

Words like water: Cleansing. Life. Emotions. Ask yourself about your current feelings.

I hope this helps in your understanding of the dream.



posted on May, 6 2004 @ 02:43 AM
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FORT

I have actually dreamt lucidly, in fact alot of my dreams nowadays are lucid. This particular one however never is, no matter how absurd it seems afterwards it always seems so real while i'm there and i never realise its a dream untill after i wake... as for my shoes being taken i meant to say its the earliest of these dreams i can remember, i dont think it was a real event (although it could be it was 17 years ago and i know your dreams and memories can somtimes be confused...)

As for being overwhelmed and having too much responsibility, lately that may be an issue but up untill i left high school (and even now) i avoid stressing myself out. i'm generally really laid back and take things in my stride, although recently since working full time i have felt a little over my head a few times trying to earn a buck, but even then i dont bite off more than i can chew... i have a dictionary of dreams but it wasnt much help...

After reading the replies so far i've realised that these dreams may be occuring at times in my life where i do feel like i've lost control of my life, but i couldnt say for sure. I've started to keep a dream diary (i dream regularly, i love dreaming as it is an escape from reality, and often they are lucid) to log my dreams, so next time i have this dream i'll look at how my life is around that time and hopefully that may give me insight.

Also an amusing note in relation to this dream, i actually have developed a fear of entering a body of water after dark, i love playing in the surf during the day but at night i saty well clear...



posted on May, 24 2004 @ 12:39 PM
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Here was a great chat session on reoccuring dreams and the meanings behind them. Wendy Nicely who did this special session is an awesome dream specialist.

Take a look at what she has to say and think for a little while. You can find the meanings fairly easily for yourself.

www.vanpraagh.com...

She helped me a lot in understanding a few reoccuring dreams I had, and we always looked forward to her special chats when she held them. Hope that helps a bit. If you go back into the chatlogs on that site, she covers dreams in a few places, if you read them all, you might just get a lot of understanding to your dreams that you might not of concidered yet. Very very very good dream info.



[Edited on 24-5-2004 by Darkblade71]



posted on May, 24 2004 @ 10:49 PM
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here's a place that maybe able to help you with your dreams.




www.som.org...




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