How Can I Make These Repetitive Dreams Stop?
I have had repetitive dreams of the same things since 2006 when my loved one passed away and wonder why and how to make it stop.
In 2006 on Christmas Day my boyfriend, who was my most best friend as well, passed away very tragically. I went into a deep depression after he died, still have such a hard time with it but life is finally finding me again, thanks to the Lord.
When he passed, a few days after, I had a dream of myself floating down a small river and bumping my head on a rock and dying from it (in the dream it showed him dying that way and me following his footsteps but I that’s not how he died) and then seeing my body floating in the water with him next to me.
Ever since, and 8 years later, I dream of water every night no matter what the dream is really about it always takes place on water, being next to water, being on a house in the water, an island on the water, a building on the water, etc.
Its driving me nuts and I cannot control what I dream of at night but it was getting so bad and disturbing, these can be like nightmares to me and I would be awoken by my husband who would hear me crying in my sleep and try to calm me down.
I have a lot of dreams of being imprisoned or institutionalized as well and they are always on water. For example, last night I had a dream of being in a tunnel (like a very large sewer) which was under water and with a group of people (it felt like school almost) whom were under the control of these authority type figures (teachers?). Then I was taken by the hand and a young man took me away from the authority figures to above the sewer like place and we were in a building but it was on water.
The night before, I was on an island and there was a small house and I saw myself walking from the house and finding a path in the woods that led to the edge of the water and I was just sitting there. Ugh, its driving me nuts. I have had dreams where I am under water and in these caves and breathing like normal, going about as you would above water.
Any ideas what the whole deal is with the water symbolism in my dreams and what I’m supposed to understand about them, if anything at all? Its really annoying at times since my days consist of flash’s of images that come and go so quickly that I have a hard time really knowing what I just saw but then finally realize I am having a dream recollection from the night before and that is usually how I recall my dreams actually.
I have flashes of other images but I cannot gain enough time to see them to even know what they really are. Then the flashes just drive me nuts all day long, interrupting things that I am doing and just trying to live a normal life. I feel like I am supposed to understand something being told to me but too dumb to figure it out.
I would really appreciate any feedback on this, as I had HUGE help from Ama with my last question here and I feel like this is a great site for these weird questions of mine. I am very grateful for any words of wisdom!
Thank you and God Bless!
Asked by Kim