Dreams and Their Significance

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Dreams. We all have them. Some of us remember them more than others, but we all have them. Where do they come from and what, if anything, do they mean? I have been dreaming vividly. Not mundane dreams, these have been wild. I woke up shaking. I woke up sweating. I woke up crying. I have been dreaming a lot about my dad. He passed away when I was 20.

There are many interpretations of dreams. Google the events of a dream, and you can find as many different opinions about dreams as grains of sand on the beach. Some people have made a career of studying dreams, and some are simply self-proclaimed experts. For me, my dreams serve as indicators of something which is being processed in my mind.

The sadness and loss after my father died was a mystery to me. My emotional release came in the form of anger and hostility. I would lash out at others, but more commonly myself. In the years that have passed since his death, I have learned some constructive ways to express my feelings, but I will always have work to do.

When I distance myself from the task at hand, I find that my mind devises interesting solutions to inform me. This is where I believe that my dreams play a role. The loss that I experienced come and goes. There are days I feel good, and days I don’t. When my dreams are vivid, and the subject is clear, I am reminded that healing from anything is a long and complicated process. Perhaps, my dreams are a tool my mind uses to guide my thoughts and energy towards matters that need my attention.


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