I dream a lot mostly when I'm pre-mental, maybe it's the increase in my body heat that sends the brain a little nuts and fizzes my synaptic array (sorry I've been watching Star Trek again).
In my tween-hood I kept diaries of the things (mostly they were about Stars Wars and Duran Duran at that stage) but over the years they have more often than not shown themselves to be prophetic from everything to picnics and boyfriend stuff I needed to know. I had a beloved pet, Angel, die and visit me in a dream where she was surrounded with all kinds of other animals so I knew she had reached the equivalent of animal heaven.
Over the years many of my dream themes have become clear. Water has been a major one and as a youngster it was tidal waves. First on a beach and later on higher ground, then swimming and breathing underwater. Through my more difficult times, it has been more about deep and dark water. My research has revealed that water-related dreams symbolise emotions so it has made perfect sense that I would be unconsciously fielding emotional states in the Land of Nod also.
I also dream of houses a lot (said to represent the self) and often in these, I will come across dark and empty rooms and wonder is that representative of a space in me that isn't quite 'whole'? That said, I do enjoy a bit of detective work on these themes and find my dreams are a great tool for checking messages my innards are sending me. Now and then I suffer from a boogie man nightmare but that's probably just the fertile imagination in play. Thankfully yes, there is still the 'sexy time with celebrities' dreams so it's not all nightmares and self-reflection. Overall, dreams are fun and can be a great guide to checking in with yourself.
What are you dreaming of?
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