Even as a child I was a very vivid dreamer. Perhaps it was because I was fairly rotten sleeper and prone to awaking easy. Some of the dreams came and went in chapters, with part one happening before a waking spell and part two after I’d fallen back asleep. Some resulted from the book I had been reading before shutting off the light. Some were terrifying, others exhilarating.
Lately I’ve experienced an upturn in recallable dreams, I blame my little ones for calling out at night and interrupting my sleep cycle. Although there are plenty of nights where they’re quiet and I still find myself waking for no good reason. Cursed insomnia.
In one of my recent dreams I had to do a dance audition using a shopping cart as a prop. Although I feel I failed the audition they made me a part of special ops anyway. What dancing has to do with a military position is beyond me. The rest of the dream was full of running and hiding and trying to find our target.
In another dream I was supposed to take a written test for something important, in dreams it’s always important. However, every time I would look away from the paper, the question would change or be missing. Then, I would madly shuffle through the papers to find where I was at only to forget what I was looking for. After what seemed like hours of doing this cycle over and over, I went for help from the test administrator only to wake up before finding a solution. At least in this school dream I was allowed to keep my clothes on.
Dreaming is a great escape, it allows us to explore areas of our subconscious that we otherwise would never have access. Emotions are stronger, stakes are higher, and anything is possible. Sometimes we can find solutions to problems, sometimes we gain a greater understanding of ourselves, sometimes we are left even more confused than when we started.
Now if I could just solve my insomnia problems and get back to it!
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Here’s to getting a Good Night’s Sleep tonight . . . you and me both.
I feel blessed to have such vivid dreams sometimes. I agree with you 100%- they’re the best way to work through what our subconscious is hiding from us normally! Good luck getting the unbroken sleep!
My “cure” for insomnia is to stay up until 2:30 a.m. I’m only going to get about 4.5 hours of sleep, so I might as well be doing something while I’m awake.
Most dreams I remember are violent and jarring. I’ve never known why.
I’ve heard that in the course of each night most people have dreams so intense that they’re compared to life threatening events.