02nd Dec 2011 - Dream Team Inception
This week, I had a peculiar dream that I had given birth to baby Bears. This made me think, what possibly had triggered that, what did it mean?
Dreams represent more than just random fragments strung together from our waking lives. At least we’d like to think they mean more. Searching for the significance behind our dreams has led many of us to buy overpriced dream dictionaries, hunt down online interpretations and even venture into the dreaded troll underworld known as “Yahoo Answers”. The more daring among us may even check out the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. According to Freud, dreams are fundamentally about wish-fulfilment and are often sexual in some way. Anyway….the following seem to be the most popular and the meaning behind them and also my interpretation are included on some for your pleasure…..
TEETH FALLING OUT : These notoriously common dreams tend to involve the horrible discovery that your teeth have suddenly become rotten, loose or worse…they are completely falling out your mouth. These dreams suggest a profound fear of shame or a loss of power in real life. Enjoy being pretty while you still can…
BEING CHASED: These nightmares are terrifying. They typically involve you being chased by a crowd, a psycho killer, a monster, Gollum from the shop below or some shadowy mysterious figure. Dreams of this nature may denote that you are avoiding something which you need to face in your waking life. It may also correspond to a difficult memory which you would rather not remember. One possible way to understand the source of the apparition chasing you is to ask yourself who or what in your life most closely represents the threat in your dream.
FALLING: In these dreams you are basically the opposite of Superman, meaning you are plummeting to the ground and cowardly freaking out. Also, depending on what you were told as a child you may try to wake yourself up for fear of actually dying if you hit the ground in your dream. These dreams signify anxiety and a loss of control in your waking life. An alternate interpretation is that it is simply a fear dream which relates to potential abandonment issues. One interesting side note is that falling dreams almost always occur during the first stage of sleep. They are accompanied by muscle spasms and contractions which are known as myoclonic jerks. When we have such dreams our bodies tremble and we awaken from the movement. This twitching action is a mechanism which allows us to wake up and become alert to any possible threats.
WET DREAMS: These are the sort of dreams you would normally see on Channel 5 at 2am except they star you and possibly me. These dreams cross the line and become “wet dreams” when you also ejaculate while asleep. Nice. Interpretations for sex dreams vary as fantasies can have all sorts of meanings for different individuals. One possible interpretation of a sex dream is that it’s meant to balance your waking life and your experiences. For example, if you feel weak in reality then you might dream of being a mega-sexual god while in slumber-land. Wet dreams have a scientific explanation. For men the body has a built in mechanism to involuntarily release semen while asleep. This release is usually triggered by a sex dream. Wet dreams are generally a guy thing; however ladies can get them too.
Moving in Slow Motion: These sorts of dreams usually involve a sensation of paralysis or your inability to move away from a looming danger. For an example of this please refer to Nightmare on Elm Street (Part 1) when Nancy was running up the stairs to escape Freddie and the steps turned into mashed potatoes. This one is also fairly straight forward. The dream is representative of your inability to move forward or make progress in your waking life. It is similar in some respect to our entry on trapped dreams in that it can indicate your frustration with being held back by someone or something.
So there we go. Next time you have that peculiar dream, refer back to this handy guide and all will be revealed…..apparently. No giving birth to Bears on the list though!
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