Friday, January 16, 2009

Recurring Dreams


I'm sure most of us have had sleepless nights at some point in our lives. You suddenly wake up in the middle of the night feeling a great sense of panic and can't even go back to sleep. What could be the reason? I guess that's probably not a good sign. Have you ever dreamt of the same person over and over again for a number of nights? Yes, recurrent bad dreams are as disturbing as other problems in real life. It can really ruin your life even though you know that it is not real. It makes one think, ‘what have i done wrong’ or ‘why do I keep having these recurrent nightmares?’.


But, not to worry. I too have been having a recurrent nightmare for the past few days. The first time, i dreamt of someone (a girl) being chased by a mob. I am unable to recollect the girl's identity as I could not see her face clearly…she must've been a young girl probably between 18 to 24. She had been charged of stealing someone else's belonging. She was standing in the corner of the street trying to protect herself from the mob who were pelting her with sticks and stones. I intervened in the scene when she was about to be stripped and killed by the mob. I stood between the angry mob and the girl but I was unable to convince them to stop so I tried my best to shield the girl from the angry mob. Some of the angry mob members even hit me with their sticks and stones. I pleaded, “Please stop...please stop..!!”. Then the scene got over when I suddenly woke up. The dream left me a bit confused and left me wondering what exactly it was supposed to mean.


Some other night, when I was fast asleep at around 2 in the morning, I had another dream where i found myself somewhere in the middle of a very dark street. It appeared to be somewhere around 19th century London. Suddenly, I saw the same girl again. This time she was sitting near a dustbin at the corner of the street and was crying. It was a bit dark so i couldn't see her face too clearly. One thing I’m very sure of is that she was definitely the same girl that i saw in my previous dream. She even wore the same clothes and shoes. I felt a sudden wave of panic sweep through me so I slowly started to move towards her, then suddenly she disappeared! It happened so fast that I didn't even see how she disappeared.


The third time I saw the same girl in another dream, she was standing helplessly in front of the same mob who were chasing her in my first dream. I saw her holding a CD (compact Disk) in her hand. This time, she had an angry expression on her face but I still don't know who she was. But one thing i'm very sure of is that she belonged to one of the Asian ethnic groups, probably a Mizo girl. O.k, i forgot to tell you that this girl spoke Mizo! So, I asked the mob why they kept chasing this girl. One guy shouted, “She keeps stealing other people's stuff !” “What stuff?” I said. The man replied, “Well, previously she stole a man's heart. That heartbroken fellow eventually ended up committing suicide and now she's stolen a CD (compact disk)..!” I don't know why the heck all this big fuss was being made about a man's heart or a CD!! Is there some hidden meaning behind it? Totally weird...!!


These recurring bad dreams make me feel uneasy. Earlier, I did used to have many dreams, I mean normal dreams. The themes may have varied widely from place to place and from time to time and i cannot even recall many of my dreams. But this one is as clear to me as yesterday's events. In fact, it troubled me deeply. So, I stated browsing internet sites for information that I was hoping would help. Well, there are plenty of blogs, web-pages and web-sites that narrate people's experiences on dreams. Then, I turned my attention to professional interpretations of dreams as I thought it would be more genuine. A scholarly group called psychoanalysis (i.e sigmund freud) did a lot of theoretical work on dreams but all these did not seem too helpful in my case. There are other scholars who proposed that nightmares can be caused by stress, trauma, fears, insecurities, eating habits, feelings of inadequacy, health problems and marital issues. Do these justify my problem? Or someone, perhaps a spirit is trying to contact me through these dreams...i don't know! I really can't explain it at all. It would be nice to know if anybody has had a similar situation of this kind.

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15 comments:

Zr-i/Zori/Zorami said...

very interesting....and kinda strange too!

Calliopia said...

I can't remember having recurring dreams but then I hardly remember my dreams at all. But this is weird. If you know this girl, maybe you can try asking common acquaintances about her, if she's ok etc etc.

sawmpuia said...

Haha yeah thats true..only in dreams think it for real and let your self flow....haha

hruaia said...

calliopia: thx, i'll do that!

hruaia said...

Sawmpuia.. It's not just about the dream, they were more like nightmare..I thought those dreams were trying tell me something ..seriously, it makes me feel like something bad is going to happen today or 2morrow. I totally hated this feeling. I try to brush it off from my mind but I’m still having it! I’m really scared to go to sleep. Maybe I should stop watching horror movies ..

blackestred said...

...“u moron (Zawng hmelchhe pa) leave me alone, leave me alone! I don’t need you!”.. If I'd saw that in my sleep, I'd probably call it a nightmare.. hehe
Nice post.. I personally think dreams don't mean much.. but what I do know, is that if you think of one thing (event, person, stuff, etc etc)throughout the day, not necessarily all the time but when you kinda associate it with whatever you do, there is a good chance that you would see it in your dreams..

babie said...

hey U Taite, i remember reading this piece in its very beginning stage. Don't worry, dreams r js dreams they're not real so js so long s theyr dreams, its really ok. Maybe you're working yourself too hard and the stress is gettin to you. And no more horror movies for you!

helenbfurlong said...

ty for ya comments..ya blog's interesting keep up

DayDreamBeliever said...

Hey, welcome back to your blog!! *grin* You've been inactive for so long, I almost didn't see this post. I hardly ever have dreams anymore these days, but on the rare occasions that I do, the dreams do stay with me for a long time, nagging and worrying me, so I can imagine how disquieting it must be to have such vivid and disturbing nocturnal visitations. Anyhow, hope it doesn't mean anything bad.

*joonbird said...

That's kindof creepy but I'm sure it doesn't mean anything :)

hruaia said...

blackestred: Thank you for your Input!

hruaia said...

bepte: Thanks for your concern..yes, nothing will happen..they're just dreams.

helenbfurlong: Thanks for coming!I read your poems! you have great talent!

Daydreambelivers:I have no real excuse for not updating...I swear I'll try to update whenever I get free time!

joonbird: thanks..I have seen your images. you r the most talented Mizo photographer I’ve come across..keep it up forever!

vana said...

Hruaia, ka mumang min ti hre chhuak e. Mumangah hian kan thian 1 hi bike in a lo accident a, a lo thi a, tu ber nge phei chu ka hrelo. A hnu lokah phone call lo kal a, kan thianpa car in a accident a, a thi tih min hrilh chu ka phu chiang kher mai. Mumang...

hruaia said...

Vana: Mumang thleng dik hi mi thenkhat sawi ka hre fo thin. I mumang hi chu serious viauin ka hria.

Mumang mak tak tak hi ka nei ngai meuh lo. Mumang thenkhat hi chuan enge maw "meaning" an nei tih chu ka pawm ta khawp mai...!!

Hruaia said...

So interesting. I like the way you interpret. I too have had quite a number of nightmare. I sometimes woke up so lonely, but not knowing why?..after all it was just a dream..