Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dreams, dreams, what do they mean?

Last night, I watched a fairly intense TV episode, involving a gunman on the loose. I knew, that watching it before bed would not be a good idea for my subconscious, aka, my dreams. I was right.

It all began in a camp bedroom, with a host of male and female leaders, jammed into bunkbeds and all over the floor. We were all having a bit of fun, and turned the light on to see each other and carry the bedtime party on in the light. Whilst we were chatting away, we could hear noises outside, there was a group of men sitting around a fire outside our bedroom window. A friend (who I went to school with, but not longer have contact with) yelled out the window for the men to shut up. As soon as she did so, one of the men stormed over to the window. There was only a flyscreen between us and him. The light was switched off, and we all pretended that we were asleep in the room. All of a sudden, he thrust his hand and a loaded gun through the flyscreen. We were all panicked, but remaining completely silent. I was in a weird position, face down, but with my bum in the air... (?) trying to be inconspicuous. He stood there for ages, pointing the gun around the room and asking us to get up and show ourselves. Nobody moved. I felt that I had to do something, so I was going to pretend that I was only a child, so that he wouldn't shoot. I started opening my eyes, expecting to see the dark room and his gun in my face...only to find myself in my room lit with the morning sun, and lying safe and comfortable in my bed...I actually breathed a sigh of relief...I was really scared.

We have dreams, many a night, yet we can rarely remember them. I can only ever remember my bad dreams...two inparticular from my childhood. What does a dream mean? Is it really our subconscious speaking to us, or is it just our imagination running wild? I am convinced my dream was a result of watching a disturbing TV episode before sleeping (which I now know what to do!), yet I have had dreams in recent times that have been eerily life like, and made me think about them for days or even weeks later. I wonder what impact our life has on our dreams...or on the flipside, what impact our dreams have on our lives?


  1. I like how you leave questions at the end, which makes me want to answer them! hahaha I am totally into my dreams. I think they are awesome. I am really lucky that I can actually remember mine. I have researched it, and it's something to do about the time you wake up in when you remember them. I must always wake up the right way in order to remember mine, or just tamed myself into doing that.. but whatevs I'm weird like that.
    I find dreams so interesting. They are, in technical terms, your subconscious re arranging everything orsomething... All the other knowledge/run-ins/thoughts/actions you've ever had stored away in your head. and APPARENTLY the only time your subconscious comes out is when your asleep. So I believe that yes; dreams are impacted through your day- like you had with watching Grey's last night, and when I watched Hamish and Andy before I went to bed. I know I have dreamt about something that someone had told me had happened to them that day as well. We just don't realise. I find it so fascinating! the mind is soooo complicated and just amazes me how we actually work. wow. God is creative!
    But as for life-like, real dreams, I've had them too. I have had dreams soph that are so totally beyond my imagination. I've had dreams that I can garuntee were from God pointing me in the right direction, or making me think about stuff. I had a dream when I just moved houses and I was really really scared one night cause i heard noises. I was freaking out massively and tensed up and crying because i thought there was someone outside my window. I was up for like 2 hours listening and wetting my pants (not really but i was scared as!! (i was in year 8 ok!)) and i somehow got to sleep and had a dream/voice saying not to be afraid. and i was like woah. and the noise had stopped and i went ot sleep. I had another one where it was about someone i hadnt seen for a while and i caught up with them and i prayed for them in my dream because he told me he was falling way from God. and then I asked him in real life if it was true and he said yeah! and he's told me that iv encouraged him and he's so on fire for God now. I was like, wow. God's aweosme.

    I have dreams ALL THE TIME about my teeth falling out. And then theres that suspicion or whatever that if you dream that its because people in reality are putting you down and undermining your abilities. that may be true... but i dont know ahaha.

    dreams are just fasinating.

  2. my comment is longer than your post wahhaha soz

  3. I'm a firm believer that most dreams are of a spiritual nature.... but thats just me!

  4. Woah Amy haha big comment! You seem to have researched this alot! I really want to talk to you about it! I am really going to try and write down my dreams now...I used to write down dreams about the little girl over the road who got sick...I have had soooo many and was always quite dsitressed by them. Weird huh!

    Jenn, I was totally thinking of you the whole time I was thinking/writing about this. I too think they are spiritual...just get totally weirded out by them and have no idea what they mean? I need Joseph or Daniel to come and help me out!