Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Odd World of Dreams

   The dictionary defines a dream as, "a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person's mind during sleep." Dreams can be both fascinating and frightening. They can be so vivid and real, when you wake up you have to convince yourself it was only a dream.
   There are thousands of websites devoted to interpreting the meaning of dreams. Google dream meanings and you can spend hours upon hours trying to make sense of your thoughts and actions in a dream. Some explanations are quite comical while others are written by fear-mongers who want you to believe you are crazy! Google with caution!
   For the past month, I have had some of the most vivid, bizarre, funny and sad dreams. I wake up a few times during the night and can remember them in immense detail for about 10 minutes. After that, it becomes a bit of a blur.  A friend suggested I begin writing my dreams down in a journal as soon as I had the opportunity. I took her advice and what I found is very interesting.
   Tornadoes have appeared in my dreams lately, which isn't unusual due to the season and what is on the news all the time. The dream meaning dictionary suggests dreaming you are in a tornado means, "that you are feeling overwhelmed and out of control." I can think of areas in my life where I feel overwhelmed and being the control freak I am, not being in control of somethings in my life drives me crazy!

  I have been seeing random people in my dreams as well. Some of the people I talk to last before going to sleep end up in my dreams. I've seen people mowing my grass, standing on the street with a broom, and getting me tickets to a movie. I've been a lawyer, someone running through the streets and a singer in a blues club. I told you, some are very comical!
   While researching facts about dreams, I ran across a website with some interesting facts about dreams. You can read all about them here:  http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/random/articles/52391/title/10-interesting-facts-about-dreams
   The "fixer" in me is curious in the science behind dreams. I found this website very informative http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-science-behind-dreaming/
  Do I really believe the "theories" behind all the dream meanings? The jury is still out on that one. I think it's interesting how the meaning can relate to a situation in my life, but I'm not going to analyzing every single one of my crazy dreams. I'll just chalk it up to good timing!
   I'm curious, do you remember your dreams? Do you think there is a connection to dream meanings and your subconscious? I'd love to have your input!


1 comment:

  1. Ginger when I was in college, my term theme was on dreams. I studied and researched for the longest.....in the library, not google. LOL It was extremely interesting to me and I made an A+............the only A+ I made while in college except in P. E. I still am a big believer in meanings of dreams.