Strange Nightmare

Discussion in 'Help with Life' started by Calxiyn, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Calxiyn Keyblade Master

    Jun 6, 2012
    Cisgender Female
    For the past few weeks, I've had this nightmare that is accruing and I don't really understand it.

    It's always me another person running away from something - not physically but like, packing our bags and trying to flee my house for example. When we are outside are house trying to reinforce our defences or escape, there are always people in a car or on the side walk just staring at us. They're not scary looking, they're never violent, they just stare, and that tips me and the other person of that we have been compromised.

    I'm assuming these people are spies of some sort trying to kill us or "get us".

    This dream always leaves me extremely paranoid and upset, and I'm worried because it happens so often. Every time I have it it's like my brain is trying to continue the narrative, the first night the dream started, the second night myself and the other person in the dream called our online friends to help us, the third night we barricade the doors etc etc, you know what I mean?

    I have scary dreams on a regular basis, but they're never the same one with a continuing story like this. I don't mind getting stabbed in my sleep time to time, but this dream is scarier then all those for some reason, and I don't like it just repeating.

    How do I get rid of it? Does this dream mean something I'm not seeing? Is it important to me somehow? At least, is there anyway to try and deal with the emotional stress the dream causes?
  2. Patman Bof

    Oct 19, 2010
    I had a similar nightmare in my teens. I had it so often I ended up recognizing its recurring elements, giving away the fact that I was in a dream. I would then go "fuck that shit, I' m outta here" and wake myself up voluntarily. I escaped twice or thrice and then I stopped having the dream altogether.
  3. Technic☆Kitty Hmm

    Apr 2, 2010
    Indiana, USA
    Seeing as how dreams are, basically, your subconscious mind trying to sort things out, I'd say that there may be some underlying issues. Unresolved conflicts of some sort. You say that there's always another person with you and that you're trying to escape from something. Maybe you have some unresolved conflict with a close friend or family member? Something your subconscious might be trying to escape from. The people watching could be due to an anxiety caused by the conflict. I'm no psychologist and I have a very limited understanding about the human psyche so I could be wrong here but I'd think about any major, or even minor, events that have happened recently. Maybe you need to get something off your chest.

    I do know that, typically, when the conflict your subconscious is fixated on has been resolved, recurring nightmares tend to dissipate. If the issue continues to occur and you can't find where the problem lies, I'd recommend seeing a professional. Nightmares, especially recurring ones, are a major burden. They leave us feeling tired, confused, and sometimes even scared. Seeking help, face to face, would be a lot more suitable if the need arises. They'd be able to help you figure out what's going on and help you way more than anyone can online. If that's not an option then maybe you could just find a close friend or relative, someone who'd be willing to listen, and just talk. I find it takes a lot of weight off my shoulders to just be able to talk with someone, meaningfully. Even if it's not about a problem. Sometimes in conversation a problem I'm facing will pop up without my even meaning to talk about it.

    I wish you the best of luck. I'm no stranger to the recurring nightmare. I understand how burdensome they can be.