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What Does it Mean to See Myself in a Dream?

Updated on August 26, 2017


I want to begin by saying that I am no expert on the topic of dreams and what, if any, meaning they may hold. This is simply an account of a dream I had last night that for some reason scared me. I actually awoke emotionally shaken and did not go back to sleep afterwards.

This dream took me into entirely new territory. I know a few people who have frightening dreams on a fairly regular basis, but that is not the case with me. My dreams are normally quite enjoyable and entertaining, for lack of a better description.

However, this dream, I wanted to document while it was still fresh in my mind. So, enough of the boring details. What follows is the dream I had in the early morning hours of August 22, 2016.


Seeing Myself In A Dream

In my dream, I awoke in my bedroom,. I was lying in bed and the room was pitch dark, so dark that I was unable to even see my hand in front of my face. However, as I looked to the side of my bed, I saw myself standing next to the bed. It was not just a shadow, rather it seemed to be somehow illuminated, the figure ( myself) was the only thing visible in the dream.

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This Was Not An Out of Body Experience

I have heard of people having 'out of body' experiences in their dreams, where they find themselves floating and looking down at their body, but that was not what took place in this dream. Instead, I was lying down and watching 'myself' move about the room. I also did not get the sensation that it was my soul leaving my body, or anything of that nature. The movements themselves seemed rather normal.

The figure moved around in a somewhat casual manner, never seeming to be aware that I was in the room. The figure was nude, though that did not appear to have any significance in the dream.

I continued to lay silently in bed, watching the figure move about the room. He was waving his arms around above his head in an odd, yet non-threatening manner, never actually looking in my direction.

Afraid to See the Eyes

The thing that scared me most was the thought of seeing into his eyes. The movements and actions seemed harmless enough, but I was terrified that the figure would turn and look directly at me. I'm really not sure why that thought had me so afraid, but I kept thinking that I needed to turn away for some reason.

Waking Up - The End of the Dream

I'm not really sure how long the dream lasted, probably only a couple minutes, although it seemed longer at the time. I noticed the figure begin to move casually towards me, thankfully never looking directly at me, another thought occurred to me. 'Is the figure coming to merge back into my body'? Strange that I thought that, considering that up until that point I had never thought the figure had left my body to begin with.

As the figure moved onto the bed, I found myself wondering what the experience would feel like. However, the figure instead layed down beside me and it was then that I woke up.


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    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 13 months ago from Oklahoma

      Interesting analysis.

    • Blond Logic profile image

      Mary Wickison 13 months ago from Brazil

      I too am no expert in dreams. Although you seem frightened by it, maybe you shouldn't be. From you description, there seemed no evil intent, just movement, and laying beside you.

      I personally don't have any unusual dreams unless I consume foods with MSG or something similar. Did you eat or drink anything unusual that evening?