If you have ever had a dream that kept returning sometimes night after night, then you were experiencing what is known as a recurring dream. This type of dream is actually fairly common. These dreams are communications from our inner self to our outer self as is the case with most dreams. What makes these unique is that the same events, the same theme or even a series of episodes that occur much like a soap opera, are experienced by the dreamer over and over.
Most dreams we have contain some sort of message that is trying to teach us something about ourselves. However, soon after we wake up and go about your daily routine, we tend to forget what we have dreamt about. The message in our recurring dream may be so significant and/or influential that it refuses to go away. The frequent recurrence of such dreams forces us to pay attention and deal with the dream. The dream is desperately trying to tell us something. This type of dream is often nightmarish or frightening in their content, which also helps you to take notice and pay attention to them.
Recurring dreams are quite common place and are often triggered by a certain life circumstances or a dilemma that keeps recurring again and again. These dreams can come back daily, once a week, or once a month. But whatever the frequency, there is very little difference in the dreams content. Such dreams may be highlighting a personal weakness, fear, or your inability to cope with something in your life – past or present.
The repetitive patterns in our dreams divulge some of the most precious information about ourselves. It might point to a conflict, situation or matter in our waking life that remains unresolved or unsettled. Some urgent underlying message in our unconscious is demanding to be understood.
The essence of these dreams will be repeated over and over until a change is made in the awareness of the dreamer. The need for repetition indicates that the same or similar situation is present in our life and so the same message is pertinent for the dreamer’s progression.
Another theme of recurring dreams is that progresses much like a soap opera. This type of dream informs the dreamer of our current state of awareness and the next steps for progress in our life. For an example, if an individual has a need to be more honest, this would be represented in a dream by a person of the same sex who possesses this quality of truthfulness. Through the dream episodes there would be interaction with this person who symbolizes the need for greater honesty.
Flying is a common dream that often recurs. Many people can recall flying around the countryside over treetops and houses. When this occurs the dreamer is recognizing the mental and spiritual freedom that truly exists for all mankind. While the physical body has certain limitations, the mind is capable of limitless capabilities and can do whatever the mind can imagine. This awareness in the inner levels of consciousness is true freedom.
Have you ever been chased in a dream and could never seem to get away? This is another dream theme that often recurs. When a dreamer is constantly trying to get away from someone in a dream, typically an unknown person, this indicates that the individual is avoiding an aspect of self. For example, a procrastinator might be resisting the effects of unnecessarily postponing decisions and actions. Denial has never produced anything positive. Facing this aspect of the personality will cause a change in the dreamer’s awareness and his life.
By understanding our dreams we may gain a valuable tool for self discovery and growth. It is only by applying what we have learned from our dreams that any real growth may be made in our waking life. Take a long hard and honest look at your life try to recognize where the dream messages best applies to your life. When dreams recur it is a signal that the issue at hand still needs to be understood and corrective action needs to be taken. Make productive changes in your life and your dream time will continually be fresh and new.
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