- Education and Science
Even if you don't remember them, each time you fall asleep you dream. Some people believe that dreams are little movies that entertain you while you sleep. Others like myself think that at times the dreams relate to the subconscious, bringing to the surface issues that you have buried, choose not to deal with and can even reflect on your state of mind. When my mind is restless, my life is unorganized, there are issues I am dealing with I have dreams about being lost, not able to find my way home and feel like I am drowning within the dream. The majority of my dreams following the death of my fiance I was always trying to find him, I would walk into a room that he just left, miss a phone call or see him from a distance. Feeling like he abandoned my daughter and I the dreams revolved around him not wanting us, breaking up with me, he would turn away, run away and just disappear.
Sometimes the connections I make from life to the dreams I have surprise me. I tend to reflect on them, wonder if they are trying to tell me something or remind me of something. I know that just before a dentist appointment, because of an incident when I was a young child the dreams turn into nightmares because of the fear the incident instilled in me. I dread dentist appointments and those dreams attest to that fear. By analyzing my dreams I have learned quite a bit about the secrets that we hide away in our sub consequences. I realize that our dreams symbolize our hopes, dreams, fears, wants and are even a reflection of our past When I was younger they seemed so real that I used to believe they actually took place. I've discovered that this is quite common for children to talk about the dream as though they are talking about a memory of something that happened.
One morning my granddaughter woke up and began talking about an incident from daycare and I asked her when it happened, her response, it happened while I was asleep. This makes me wonder if there were times when someone related an incident that never actually took place yet, seemed so real to them. I realize there are times that they are in fact, just dreams, no relation to us, just our imagination gone wild. In fact, Stephanie Myers the author of the Twilight series began writing the first book based on a dream she had. If I am correct she told her sister about the dream and she coaxed her into writing it down and, the rest is history.
I initially became interested in dreams and their significance when I took a psychology class years ago. Our teacher asked us to write down one of the dreams we had between that class and the next. At the time I was in a relationship and wasn't sure where it was going because I kept getting mixed signals. During that week I had a dream that I was lost, trying to find my way home, I kept seeing streets that resembled mine yet each time I turned a corner my street disappeared. I felt this was a symbol of my relationship because I was lost in my feelings, not knowing what I wanted to do, stay with my boyfriend or move on. My teacher agreed that it seemed to believe it was my sub consequences telling me it was time to find myself, let go and move on.
More recently this topic came to be because my youngest daughter was taking a psychology class where they discussed dreams and their meanings. She and I talked about our dreams, what they meant, happiness, sadness, fear, hope and sometimes telling us our lives were haywire. She said that she felt that there were connections between what happened throughout the day and what she dreamed about at night. She related that one night she had random dreams about the beach, a wedding and a pink dress, initially feeling they were just dreams. In her dream she was attending a wedding, then she was in a wedding that was held on the beach wearing a pink dress. The pink dress surprised her since it's not a color she likes. She didn't know why she was there because she didn't know the bride and groom or for that matter anyone else there when suddenly the beach was gone and she was at school. As that change occurred she suddenly woke up. She thinks that the wedding, the beach and pink dress relate to the changes that will take place in her life these next few months. She, somewhat nervously has accepted that the changes are for real whether she's ready or not. She's a senior in high school, she will be graduating and life as she knows will be change. Dreaming about the beach symbolizes big changes that will be coming around in her life and like the wedding scenario it is fitting because I will be graduation shortly and a lot of things will be changing around her. Then the pink dress is a prominent color in the dream because it reflects her dislike over the tension that sometimes exists between us. While it does have some connection to her life because she is the Maid of Honor in her sister's wedding next month and is currently still in high school. She feels that the random impulse theory is most fitted for this dream description. She thinks the random impulse theory is symbols fit her life situation to a point but the things going on in the dream were very random. In fact, as I am writing this I just learned from Brittany that if there is someone you know in your dreams it can mean they processes qualities that you would like to have yourself. You may dream about an actor, your favorite sports figure, can mean that you admire this person.
While working this hub I am once again in awe of the human mind, how we think, react, behave, we processes our thoughts and react. The fact that our sub consequence buries the memories we choose not to face and yet our dreams may relate to others things we may not even be aware of. Our mind is more complicated that we ever knew or will ever know.
3 words and what having them in your dream may indicate.
Makeup - To dream that you are applying makeup suggests that you are trying to cover up or conceal an aspect of yourself. Alternatively, it indicates that you are putting on your best face forward. You are trying to enhance your self-image and increase your sense of self-confidence. The dream may also be a metaphor that you need to "make up" with someone. It is time to forgive and forget.
Gray - Gray indicates fear, fright, depression, ill health, ambivalence and confusion. You may feel emotionally distant, isolated, or detached. Alternatively, the color gray symbolizes your individualism
Locked Door - To dream that the door is closed or locked signifies opportunities that are denied and not available to you or that you have missed out on. Something or someone is blocking your progress. It also symbolizes the ending of a phase or project. In particular, if you are outside the locked door, then it suggests that you have anti-social tendencies. If you are inside the locked door, then it represents harsh lessons that need to be learned.