Last couple of mornings I’ve been waking up to some really strange images in my dreams. I am trying ot figure out what might be causing them. Usually they are related to my family. And the scary thing is they’re violent, horrible dreams. So I would really like them to stop…but I don’t know what is causing them. Is it stress? I don’t feel stressed. Is it anxiety? I don’t feel anxious. Is it some kind of pent up anger? I dunno…
Yesterday’s dream was a violent car accident. My wife was driving and she had the kids. I can kinda see that one. I would imagine a lot of parents have “worst case scenerio” dreams. Is it just our mind processing the possibilities of something terrible happening? Is it the way we prepare for the absolute worst thing that could happen and hope that we never have to deal with such a situation?
This morning’s dream was REALLY strange. I am a fan of fiction and horror films. I wouldn’t say I’m a geek about them, but I do enjoy them. Well this morning’s dream is still very vivid in my mind…see what you think…
I’m sleeping when I hear my daughter call me from upstairs. This is pretty typical. She is 3 and she has a habit of calling for me or her mom whenever she needs to go to the bathroom at night. I keep wanting her to do it on her own, but for some reason she still calls out to us. So she is calling me and crying so I get up and head upstairs. When I get up there she is sitting up in her bed and looking at her closet door. So I ask her what she is doing and she says there is something in her closet.
One sidenote…recently, Ava has been procrastinating about sleeping in her room. She has been complaining that she “doesn’t like it”. She has been in this room her entire life! It is yellow with multi-colored pastel stars all over the place. How can she NOT like this room? So I’m thinking she just can’t think of anything else to keep her from having to go to bed at night.
Back to the dream…I tell her that there is nothing in her closet and that she needs to go back to sleep, but she is looking at me like she is very scared. So I go to prove to her that there is nothing in her closet. As I slide the door open, there is this strange blue light with little electrical surges flickering out of it. And as I am staring into the center of it, this blue woman’s face turns from within it and screams!!!
And then I woke up.
To describe the woman, I would compare it’s like if you’ve ever ridden the Haunted Mansion ride at Walt Disney World, there is this crystal ball sitting on a table and there is a witch inside reciting some kind of enchantment. It kinda looked like that.
So I can understand the violent accident dream…sorta. But this one has me perplexed. Any thoughts? Or is it the result of one too many horror films?