David: My dreams are a cruel joke. They taunt me. Even in my dreams I'm an idiot... who knows he's about to wake up to reality. If I could only avoid sleep. But I can't. I try to tell myself what to dream. I try to dream that I am flying. Something free. It never works...
(Source: Vanilla Sky)
Have you ever had a dream that didn’t make any sense to you? I have a recurring dream that always bothers me to this day. I’m sure many of you will try and diagnose it, but trust me I’ve seen several people already about it.
I have this dream that I’m at this huge indoor/outdoor party. I’m there with my best friends and all of my exes are there. It’s almost like a rave because I go in and out of hanging out with them. At a certain point of the night, I start trying to convince my friends to leave with me. Almost like there’s another party going on. However, all of them keep asking me why I want to leave. Anyway, my oldest friend comes with me, or so I thought, but when we get to the station where the free drinks are, he decides to stay. So I walk back inside and out to the lobby where I see my last ex again, and I tell her to come with. She looks at me with this blank stare. LOL. Classic blank stare. And then it seems like the crowd is pushing towards the door, I reach out to grab her to come with me, but I can’t reach her. Almost like a stampede I’m forced outside, but as soon as the door opens all I see is bright lights and then flashes and I can hear cameras shuttering. I look around for anyone I know, but I don’t know anyone and everyone who is talking to me is speaking a different language than any I understand really well.
Is that a dream or nightmare?
What does it mean when certain people show up in your dreams? Do you follow up with them? I’ve read books of people who keep diaries of their dreams. Keeping a journal next to your bed and when you wake up, jotting down everything you remember. It was weird as they started to notice that there was some prophetic nature to their dreams. I’m fascinated with dreams. The oddest thing is I have the most epic dreams ever. Ok, it’s not the PCP people! I think it’s what contributes to me not being a morning person, it seems that my alarm interrupts my dreams and then I’m upset and go back to sleeping.
And what does it mean when someone appears in your nightmares? I had a series of nightmares for a long time where I was trying to save someone who would do the dumbest things and make me risk life and limb to save them only to end up worse off than before. This of course all ended one day when I had a dream that I saw them and didn’t care either way. The dream bothered me a lot, like I wondered was I becoming cold-blooded. At the time of my life, I was. Intentionally, but it was working. I had the same dream for a few days pondering what it meant, it wasn’t until a cold summer night I was walking home and See You In My Nightmares came on my iPod, and it made perfect sense. I had always said a previous situation I allowed myself to be a part of paralleled 808s and Heartbreak. I swear that time of my life was like a fever.
Anyway, who said this would be personal Tuesdays? Here’s some other questions:
Have you ever been laying in bed with one person and dreaming about another?
Have you ever had a dream about a future point in your life? I once had a dream about my son running across the sanctuary and my wife going to pick him up and take him out to avoid an disruption. I followed her, but couldn’t find her. I just wanted to see her face, but I couldn’t. And for a long time, I thought it was one girl that I was dating at the time, but it turns out it was the next, and now I’m not with either so who knows what that means.
Have you ever had a dream and then it came true? Have you ever truly experienced Déjà vu? Real talk, this happens to me all the time. Like ALL THE TIME.
Lastly, have you ever been so convinced that a dream was real? I’ve had instances where I would swear to a person that they said something or did something that definitely never happened. Or, you wake up angry at someone for something that happened in your dream? Yeah, that’s crazy.
Life is good. God is good.