Saturday, September 4, 2010

Recurring Dreams

Do you have recurring dreams?  If so, have you taken the time to do a dream analysis to find your deep-rooted fear, insecurity, or desire?

For as long as I can remember, I've had one particular dream. I'm always running. That sounds normal, right?  The problem is, I'm running, but I'm not moving. 

The only way I can progress forward is if I get on all fours.

Or even worse, turn around and run backwards.  You know, the kind of backwards running you had to do in some kind of PE drill in school where someone inevitably always fell flat on their ass?

Without having done any dream analysis or psychological hypnosis, I'm thinking there is some sort of fear associated with my non-progressive forward running dreams.  The obvious is telling me that I'm doing a lot, but just cannot make any kind of progress.  But how do I explain the getting on all fours?  Do I have some sort of primate in me waiting to escape?  Am I a silly monkey or a fierce gorilla?

Probably the strangest part of  my recurring dream is the the backwards running.  As long as I face backward towards my final destination, I have no trouble making progress.  How messed up is that? I'm insecure?  I can't face anything head on or worse yet, I'm....cowardly?  YIKES!

I refuse to believe any of those self-evaluations so I took my questions about my insecurities to the most trusted source - the Internet of course!  I found a lot, but this makes the most sense to me.  Basically, running without making any progress, or as if I'm on a treadmill suggests that perhaps I am taking on too much and I simply can't get ahead.

I could go on and on and beat myself up, but this makes satisfies my curiosity enough for me to stop any further investigation.  Whether or not it's the right interpretation, it's what I'm going with.  I know I put a lot on myself, but it's the way I roll.  That is who I am.  I guess I can stop putting so much pressure on myself.  That is a start.

I'm also taking the positive approach to the running backwards.  Perhaps, I need to be more patient with myself by not looking so far into the future.  Take time to just be in the moment, the present and enjoy life now.

Finally, the running on all-fours thing?  I have no idea?  Can you help me out?


Booyah's Momma said...

I have running dreams myself as well. Not the backwards type... always going forward. Except I'm going in slow motion... and naked. I don't even want to know what that means.

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Ms. Understood said...

I'm not good when it comes to interpreting dreams. I usually just google it. I used to have a recurring dream when I was a kid of my teeth falling out and of things that appeared smooth being rough and vice versa . . . weird.

Marcia Dreams said...

Dreaming of running but not getting anywhere is very common. It can have to do with being in a frustrating situation, but it can also have a physical cause - when you are dreaming your arms and legs become paralyzed and your brain can incorporate this in your dream.

Getting on all fours reminds me of walking like an animal. It could be a message from your unconscious that you should try dealing with yor problem by using your instincts and listening to your gut, instead of trying to solve it rationally.

Anonymous said...

I have the exact same dreams and have also interpreted them in the same way! How strange it is to feel like you're move slower than being stopped while you run. Then resorting to getting on all fours to move faster. So glad I saw this!

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