This morning I woke up tired, fatigued, after another nights rough sleep with very vivid, strange dreams. In fact, almost every time that I dream, it is usually very vivid in it’s clarity, and makes a lasting impression. I can remember almost all of the details, and think of it throughout the day. Usually my dreams have a bad undertone to them- whether they are scary, depressing, or frightening. I don’t ride on unicorns or slide down rainbows in my dreams like some people. My mom says I dream like my father- heavy, dark and sad.
I woke up after another frightening dream, wondering if they mean anything? We all know of dream analysis, and I have dove into that before trying to dissect the different symbols of my imagination running rampant at night. It did not produce much. I’ve heard that vivid dreaming means you could be clairvoyant, and that always interested me. All of these thoughts were running through my head and I knew I needed to write about it, reaching out to you guys to see what your thoughts and takes are on dreams.
There isn’t much science on the matter, and in fact, science knows very little about dreaming at all. But there are some things that stand out, such as sleep deprivation can cause more intense dreaming. I know for a fact that for some reason, I am sleep deprived. It could be my horrendous TMJ and jaw clenching at night, or my snoring husband. I can’t be sure, but I wake up almost every morning exhausted. Science says a “nightmare” can point to stress. Well, this is 2017, and if you aren’t stressed then you’re living in another era. I have nightmares every night, to the point where they no longer make me nervous.
Parts of me wonder if the Universe has given me the gift of strange and vivid dreams as a way of allowing me to tap into something. It’s been since childhood that I have been plagued by this, and I can only hope that there is some more important reason behind it. Is my Higher Self trying to teach me something? Is my subconscious deeply at work?
I would love for all of you to weigh in here on your thoughts, opinions, and experiences!