Monday, October 18, 2010

My Dreams: Chaos, Freedom and Detachment

I had a streak of very vivid dreams a few weeks ago.
 Now, I've always dreamed but they are never really anything too exciting or memorable. Kind of like this...
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For about a week, I had dreams that were more like this...
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The kind where I woke up and remembered EVERY detail. I could figure out why I had dreams about certain subjects. No dream analyst needed! For example...

Dream: Spiders crawling inside my fleece jacket and all over my walls.

Diagnosis: I have a coworker that is not fond of spiders (to say the least) and the day I had the spider dream, I had just put out a rubber spider in my office as a joke. Doesn't take a dream analyst to figure that one out!

Another good example...

Dream: A coworker showed me her indestructible Rice Krispie bridge, which I broke and then laughed at her and made her cry. I realized how upset she was and I tried to fix the bridge but it turned into a pirate ship.

Diagnosis: I ate a Rice Krispie treat at work that day and I have a coworker who I am hard on at times (she deserves it and can take it) who recently cried at work (I wasn't the cause). I figured that much out but I couldn't figure out why it turned into a pirate ship, so I turned to an online dream dictionary. According to, seeing a pirate in your dream signifies that some person or situation is adding chaos to your emotional life or that you feel that someone has violated your integrity or creativity. So I think my coworker was causing me CHAOS!

Now some of my dreams that week were WAY out there and I had no idea why I dreamed what I did. So once again, I turned to the online dream dictionary to help me out. For example...

Dream: Scene One, I was ballroom dancing with Richard Gere. Scene Two, I was sneaking out of a house away from Richard Gere and into my car. I woke up a little upset that I either didn't dream about or didn't remember what happened between the dancing and the sneaking!

Diagnosis: According to the dream dictionary, To dream that you are dancing, signifies FREEDOM from any constraints and restrictions. Your life is in balance and in harmony. Dancing also represents frivolity, happiness, gracefulness, and sensuality. You need to incorporate these qualities in your waking life. To dream that you are dancing with a partner, signifies intimacy and a union of the masculine and feminine aspects of yourself. I think dreaming that I was dancing with Richard Gere meant that I need to watch Pretty Woman again - it's been awhile!

Another example...

Dream: I was queen of the zombies and every 8 years the zombies came back and killed my partner so there would be a new leader. This was a very, very vivid dream and it played almost like a movie while I was sleeping. I even woke up once - thought what the heck is going on - and fell back asleep and right back into the dream where I left off.

Diagnosis: One of two thoughts. First, according to the dream dictionary, to see or dream that you are a zombie suggests you are physically and/or emotionally DETACHED from people and situations that are currently surrounding you. Second thought, earlier that night I recorded the movie Zombieland...I'm leaning towards the second diagnosis!

Since the zombie dream, my sleeping pattern has gotten back to normal. Not sure if my subconcious just wore itself out or if the cold medications that I've been taking have just dulled my senses.

Either way, I'm thankful. Although I did wake up the other morning remembering something about tigers on my dad's farm...probably need to look up the meaning to that!



  1. I am thankfully one of those people who rarely remembers her dreams. I'd go crazy otherwise. Thanks for linking up with us today.

  2. Wow. That is a lot of dreaming... and WAY more vivid than my dreams ever are... now if I dream tonight about ballroom dancing across a rice krispy bridge with a zombie... I know who to blame ;)

  3. Who has time to dream...

    And I am glad you aren't dreaming about bed bugs:)

  4. You always crack me up. Glad you're getting some restful sleep. :)

  5. I dream crazy stuff like that all the time! I woke Hubs up just two nights ago to tell him that I fed the horse and he didn't have to worry about it! (I've never owned a horse in my life!) But, luckily, he knows I'm just a tad crazy, said, "ok, honey, thanks," rolled over and went back to sleep!

  6. Glad you are not dreaming about bed bugs. After a meeting last week I am paranoid about them

  7. I'm a new follower from a blog hop! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

  8. i am a crazy, crazy dreamer... even waking up with night terrors sometimes.
    you are too funny - thanks for writing!

  9. long time follower just stopping by from the Tuesday blog hop.

  10. No more wine for you at bed time Missy! Why in the heck were you sneaking AWAY from Richard Gere???

  11. I love analyzing dreams! We have a neighbor with a casket for sale (Really this is true) in his front yard - the other night I dreamed I drove by his house and was going to buy the casket and it was already sold and I was really disappointed and upset - what on earth does this mean - I can't even begin to figure it out!!!!



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