Thursday, July 19, 2007

Freaky Nightmare

This morning I had a nightmare. It was so real and frightening. It happened just as I was in reality - sleeping in my bed snuggling next to James. I had heard a horrible scream from a man outside. I noticed out of another window that a storm was coming. There were black clouds ripping through the sky and for a moment I thought maybe the man had been struck by lightening. I braced myself for the thunder but it never came. I stayed next to James and heard the man scream again. Then out of my other window I saw this blue laser coming through, like a sniper. It shot me in the forehead, but it wasn't a bullet. It was just the laser. Suddenly I was paralyzed. I wanted to move and get up but I couldn't. I desperately tried to get out of the bed, to call 911, to make sure Hannah was OK, anything, but my muscles would not budge.

It was so odd to awaken in the exact position that I was in during my dream. It was such a relief to move! Being paralyzed in my dreams happens somewhat in a recurrence. Most common, I'll be swimming in a race, and then I can't move my arms and I just float.

I can't seem to shake it now. What could it have meant? Anything? Nothing? Sometimes my dreams are such nonsense, or they feel like they don't even belong to me. I remember an episode of Northern Exposure, where everyones dreams got switched. No one could figure out why they were having such odd dreams until they realized it. I feel like I get those too. I won't know a single person or place in my dream! How could it be mine?

In high school I would have this dream I would go shopping and get a bunch of new clothes. In the morning I would wake up and be so excited to wear them to school, then open my closet to quite the disappointment. Any one else get recurring bad dreams? Good dreams?


Blogger Mom said...

Dreams are almost never literal. They are symbolic, much like the way Jesus taught in parables. The man sreaming, in warning or in anger? Your fears of not being able to protect your self or your children. The unpredictability of life and the unknown of what changes lie ahead. Dreams are little glimpses in what is going on deep down inside that only bubbles up when we are asleep and unable to suppress it. Alway look to what emotions and symbols are in your dreams. There you will find clear meaning. I love you and sleep well my child

9:09 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I hate those horrible dreams, I have definitely woken up and crossed myself.

Lord have Mercy!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Bluecanopy said...

that is scary...the realistic ones are the worst.

2:05 PM  

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