Dreams - What are They Trying to Tell us ?
Ever since I was 10 years old, I had this recurring dream of someone trying to choke me. I knew I was trying to scream but no voice would come out of my mouth. And that is when I would get up, feeling helpless.
When I was 16, my grandparents died the very same way, choked to death. According to the doctors, even if they tried to call for help, they wouldn't have been able to speak.
Since then I haven't had that dream, but for some reason, it still haunts me.
But, my question is - do our dreams try to tell us something or are they just a reflection of our subconscious?
For some reason, I always have the most elaborate dreams and I also remember them for a long time. And yes, I do believe that they are a reflection of our subconscious. When you are thinking about something for too long, especially before going to sleep, they end up in our dreams and I am telling that from experience.
But, what about things that we never even think about or deja vus? And no, I am not talking about just a small deja vu where you feel that particular moment has happened before. I am talking about a whole situation that has already happened in your dreams.
Last year, my boyfriend had an accident, after which he had to go through a complicated brain surgery. But, two months before all this, I had a dream that he had a road accident and he was smothered with blood. Back then, I just thought about it as a nightmare and forgot about it until the accident actually happened.
Now, I didn't know there would be an accident, nobody would have known that then how did I dream about it? How did my childhood nightmare connect so vividly with my grandparents' death?
You could blame it on the subconscious but if I subconsciously knew about it then that would make me a pyschic, which trust me I am not. I mean I wish I was, but I am not. I do get some gut feelings when I know something is going to work out my way but that is mostly my undying optimism.
And its not just me this has happened too. A lot of other people have also reported similar incidents and there is no scientific explanation for it.
Do you dream?
There are two kinds of people in this world - ones who remember their dreams and the lucky ones who don't.
Now, I am not saying that some people don't dream. It has been scientifically proven that everyone dreams, some of us just don't remember them. Even dogs and cats dream. If you have a dog, I am sure you must have noticed their flapping legs and tongue when they are sleeping.
It's said that there are two type of dreams - Lucid and Unconscious
Lucid dreams are what you see when you are in a light sleep or when you have just slept. You only dream about believable things and you definitely know that you are dreaming. Its easier to break out of lucid dreams.
Unconscious dreams are encountered in deep sleep and these are the unbelievable things that you generally wouldn't even think about.
But my question still remains the same - Do dreams try to tell us something that we don't know?
I am writing this post because I had a dream last night about Finland. Weird, right? It gets weirder.
In my dream, I was in Finland. Now I have never been to Finland, I don't even know where Finland is on the World Map. I have never researched or written an article about the country. All I ever knew about it was the fact that Nokia was founded there. Now, I got curious because my dream was very, very vivid. So, I started Googling about Finland and some of the country's major cities. Turns out, the buildings and architecture of the cities completely matched my dreams. Creeeeeeeeepyyyyyyy