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Common Themes in my Dreams

It would be pretty cool if I can get someone's interpretation out of these. :D
Anyway.

1. It's hard to fly higher than a car's height
2. It's even harder to breathe fire
3. I'm always escaping my house through the method of windows or running out and jumping through that opening in the corridor/staircase
(I usually fall instead of fly though, but i continue running/flapping anyway)
4. Lifts are scary as fuck. They suddenly don't work or take you to other places. usually nightmare places.
5. Carparks are scary as fuck. Usually has monsters/killers
6. It's hard to talk. Usually mute when I try to speak.
7. Why the heck am i in high school? I need to get out of here and go home!
8. What the heck do you mean by I have to sit in high school for another 3 years!? A new educational law? Screw this!
9. Malls are like trap-prisons. They're always closing when you're there, and there are almost no exits. Unless you find the carpark.. (number 5)
10. Space is cool. If you fly high enough, you will breach the earth's atmosphere and the planet will shrink into a palm-sized orb and you can see the whole solar system and "accidentally" doom earth by tinkering with the sun/nearby black holes
11. If you're with someone important, never take your eyes off them. Dreams have a way of making things disappear the moment they escape your sight.
12. If you're trying to get out of a maze (usually a neighborhood), you can't backtrack, since the path will always change whenever you turn around.The environment is alive, in that sense.
13. Look at all these pathetic humans that think they're strong! They have not met a GOD! Now to show them my mi- OH WHAT'S WRONG THIS TIME!?
14. Neighborhoods are scary. There might be zombies/ghosts.
15. The houses in neighborhoods are scary. They are haunted.
16. I lyke forests. Whenever I'm on the run, I'm always searching for the thickest, greenest forest to rest in.
17. If you fly far enough, you just might reach "the end of the realm".
18. Be really REALLY careful about flying low in cities. You might just get yourself stuck in a building. And buildings have CEILINGS. Fucking CEILINGS. It's usually very hard to find an opening once you've encountered.. the CEILING
19. Be careful of those single-room toilets. The door might just disappear behind you. And you'll be stuck in a freaking toilet. Maybe forever. Very cramped.
20. If you're in a buffet with awesome food, you somehow always miss the chance to taste it. -sob-
21. False awakenings happen a LOT. I have a system to determine whether I'm dreaming if I "wake up" in my bed-room. I jump in place and try not to touch the ground. In other words, levitate. If I can do that, I know I'm dreaming. It's the most reliable method so far, besides noting things that are REALLY out of place in my bedroom. I don't have a working "waking up" system though, which might be why false awakenings happen often.
22. Being in a moving car is scary. The car is usually driving itself, or I'm the one in the driver's seat. I can't drive.
23. Cinemas are scary. Especially that corridor you have to walk through once the movie's over.

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Re: Common Themes in my Dreams

Crossel,
I don't know from what you posted I can interpret. Some are logical 'can not, others are logical 'what if'. Most seem to be statements about your life. Some things you have problems with in understanding, other things you need to learn to accept and move on. Sorry, I interpret dreams. You need to 'learn to drive' so you are able to answer these questions for yourself.

Jerry

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Re: Common Themes in my Dreams

I'll explain a few of them in detail, then.

I am usually at least semi-lucid in my dreams every-day, at least in the ones I can remember. In these dreams, I usually try to gain power and freedom, usually by trying to shapeshift into a dragon or some similar powerful creature, or at least be able to fly. Or maybe I'm just a fan of the idea of shape-shifting.

Flying isn't that easy though. It's difficult to levitate higher than an average car's height (1), which can be worrying when I'm attempting to "fly" across a busy road. And if I can barely fly, turning into a menacing dragon is harder.

Breathing fire (2) is usually the hardest type of task. I usually just end up going "Graaagh!" like a silly fool when I try, but it does work out on occasion. Of course, fireballs and small streams of flame are more common than massive fire blasts. Easier to manage, though less desirable.

"Waking up" in my own bed-room is a common occurrence.
(3)However, in dreams, waking up in my own room is rarely a comfortable experience. There's just something.. menacing about the place. I just feel the need to escape. An alternative is that there is someone threatening in the house, and it's not uncommon that that someone is one or both of my parents. Or a serial killer. Thus, the need to escape. I live on a high floor in an apartment, so the quickest route is usually by jumping out. There are several places in my apartment that have windows facing directly outside, so I try using those, if I can. They are sometimes locked though, so I may need to find other alternatives. Most of them have grills, so undoing them can be a scary experience especially when the "threat" is rapidly approaching. I usually try to be outside before they realize what's happening.
(In case you're wondering whether the common theme of wanting to jump out windows in a high-rise apartment is worrying, I don't feel the need to do so when I'm awake. Once I am truly awake, I can tell. I just.. know.)

If windows don't work, I try to run out the front door, usually having to find the keys first. Hassling to get that lock open is also a very scary experience when something is on your trail. The "threat" is usually aware of my motives at this point, and may be actively pursuing me to stop, or hurt me. Once the door is open, I run for the nearby opening in the corridor that leads outside, and make my exit.

The rarest occasion is me confronting the threat with teeth bared. I usually imagine myself intentionally turning into a dragon-like humanoid (sharp teeth, big claws, tough scaly hide), or if I'm lucky, a menacing dragon. That latter situation happened once. I'm quite proud.
"My house exploded in a burst of flame as my grand, mighty crimson form spread it's wings and circled the charred ruins of it's former abode. It scorched the ruins repeatedly with powerful surges of flame to ensure the foe is truly destroyed, then flew of in search of new lands."
(If you're pondering about the cruelty involved in blowing up an apartment complex which involve the destruction of many innocent lives, only my room was destroyed in that scenario. Of course, repairs can be expensive. Ah.. such things like morality and logic can be dampened in dreams at times..)

Something so perfect only happened once though. Fighting is usually a lot more troublesome in this situation, as attempts to hit are usually dampered, as if my claws and the foe are two similar sides of a magnet. I do realize it's a common thing in dreams, and are usually annoyed when it happens. I then try ranged attacks (fire), intimidation (transformation/snarling) or fleeing.

Background: I spend most of the time at home, and don't have much freedom to go out. I am an only child, so my parents tend to keep me.. sheltered.

I have a method of confirming that I'm dreaming when I "wake up" in my room. I try levitating. Jump and try not to touch the ground again. That's pretty much my most reliable "token".

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Re: Common Themes in my Dreams

Crossel,
Just as with any other dream you need to take the images and see what their symbolic reference relates to. Why can't you levitate only a short height? What keeps you from going higher? That may point to emotional responses in your psyche that addresses actual personal limitations. breathing fire. What could the fire image represent {consult the Dream Dictionaries for possibilities}? What is menacing about 'yourself' that prevents you from feeling comfortable in your own room? All images in dreams are symbolic references to your psychological state of being. They are metaphors, the room is one part of your psyche {one room among may in the house/you}. If windows don't work it may suggest there is something within your unconscious your conscious ego doesn't want to open up to {repressing past negative experiences}. These issues probably have to do with your 'sheltered' life, the emotional aspects to do with that and the relationship with your parents. Your dreams are trying to communicate whatever emotional conflicts you have about your life.

Jerry

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