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Nightmares

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Dreams and nightmares are the window to your core self

Dreams and nightmares are elusive. They play hide and seek with our rational intellect because they rise up only when our cognitive brain shuts down. Dreams are one of the languages of the subconscious and our deepest soul but the language is not logical. It is intuitive, creative, and one of the languages of the Spirit, using imagery, symbolism and deep-rooted, strong emotions.

The right brain cannot be understood with our left-brain. We love our left-brained life because we can control and train it with our wills. Our right brain simply laughs at our feeble attempts to rein it in. If we shut out our intuition, creativity and the life of our spirit, it surges up like a volcano at night, when we are sleeping.

At the moment I do not recall any recent nightmares, though a few strange dreams have haunted me for decades. One dream that lingers even in my conscious mind is an image of a city. All the low, square, flat-topped buildings are made out of a yellow/ orange brick without any doors or window. The narrow road between the buildings is paved with the same bricks and there is not a tree, flower, blade of grass and neither are there any people in this scene. It is sunny, warm and silent as I wander up and down the narrow pathways, turning corners and walking slightly uphill but I am completely alone. I am searching for a window, door, person, anything but to no avail.

Try figuring out that scenario

Deep down I must still long for more interaction, life and contact with nature. Quite odd, given that I lived with nine kids, a husband, a menagerie of animals and in the middle of the country surrounded by gardens, trees, open fields and groves of trees. Most of all I long for a deeper intimacy with God. Just saying these words brings tears to my eyes and an ache in my heart and soul.

Any persistent dreams of your own?



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My husband and I raised 9 children on a hobby farm and discovered fulfilment and joy.The very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people. My writing is humourous and heart warming/ thoughtful and thought provoking with a strong current of spirituality running through it.
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By Uttam Gill on February 20, 2013 at 09:54 am

The one who dreams are real human being...And you are...Keep the longing intact...If dreams serves the purpose then surely I would say life without dream is nothing… this is a marvelous post...Keep It Up

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By melanie jean juneau on February 20, 2013 at 10:03 am

thank-you for all your encouragment

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By Barbara MacDonald on February 21, 2013 at 09:36 pm

I do not even want to share a dream I use to have as a child...because it was quite bizarre and I think I knew the why years ago...thankfully I have not had this since then. But I also am very respectful of my dreams as they had told me things that do happen...I was in Canada when I woke from a dream, knowing my Mother had passed...I woke crying and shortly after the phone rang with my Papa telling me. This has happen enough times to make me take heed, if you understand at all...Maybe a part of my intuitive mind at work when I am sleeping...not sure . Yes and I do believe that if we give up on our dreams we have given a part of our self away...I will always be a dreamer of dreams.

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By Barbara MacDonald on February 21, 2013 at 09:36 pm

I do not even want to share a dream I use to have as a child...because it was quite bizarre and I think I knew the why years ago...thankfully I have not had this since then. But I also am very respectful of my dreams as they had told me things that do happen...I was in Canada when I woke from a dream, knowing my Mother had passed...I woke crying and shortly after the phone rang with my Papa telling me. This has happen enough times to make me take heed, if you understand at all...Maybe a part of my intuitive mind at work when I am sleeping...not sure . Yes and I do believe that if we give up on our dreams we have given a part of our self away...I will always be a dreamer of dreams.

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By Barbara MacDonald on February 21, 2013 at 09:36 pm

I do not even want to share a dream I use to have as a child...because it was quite bizarre and I think I knew the why years ago...thankfully I have not had this since then. But I also am very respectful of my dreams as they had told me things that do happen...I was in Canada when I woke from a dream, knowing my Mother had passed...I woke crying and shortly after the phone rang with my Papa telling me. This has happen enough times to make me take heed, if you understand at all...Maybe a part of my intuitive mind at work when I am sleeping...not sure . Yes and I do believe that if we give up on our dreams we have given a part of our self away...I will always be a dreamer of dreams.

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By Barbara MacDonald on February 21, 2013 at 09:36 pm

I do not even want to share a dream I use to have as a child...because it was quite bizarre and I think I knew the why years ago...thankfully I have not had this since then. But I also am very respectful of my dreams as they had told me things that do happen...I was in Canada when I woke from a dream, knowing my Mother had passed...I woke crying and shortly after the phone rang with my Papa telling me. This has happen enough times to make me take heed, if you understand at all...Maybe a part of my intuitive mind at work when I am sleeping...not sure . Yes and I do believe that if we give up on our dreams we have given a part of our self away...I will always be a dreamer of dreams.

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By Barbara MacDonald on February 21, 2013 at 09:36 pm

I do not even want to share a dream I use to have as a child...because it was quite bizarre and I think I knew the why years ago...thankfully I have not had this since then. But I also am very respectful of my dreams as they had told me things that do happen...I was in Canada when I woke from a dream, knowing my Mother had passed...I woke crying and shortly after the phone rang with my Papa telling me. This has happen enough times to make me take heed, if you understand at all...Maybe a part of my intuitive mind at work when I am sleeping...not sure . Yes and I do believe that if we give up on our dreams we have given a part of our self away...I will always be a dreamer of dreams.

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By Barbara MacDonald on February 21, 2013 at 09:36 pm

I do not even want to share a dream I use to have as a child...because it was quite bizarre and I think I knew the why years ago...thankfully I have not had this since then. But I also am very respectful of my dreams as they had told me things that do happen...I was in Canada when I woke from a dream, knowing my Mother had passed...I woke crying and shortly after the phone rang with my Papa telling me. This has happen enough times to make me take heed, if you understand at all...Maybe a part of my intuitive mind at work when I am sleeping...not sure . Yes and I do believe that if we give up on our dreams we have given a part of our self away...I will always be a dreamer of dreams.

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By Barbara MacDonald on February 21, 2013 at 09:36 pm

I do not even want to share a dream I use to have as a child...because it was quite bizarre and I think I knew the why years ago...thankfully I have not had this since then. But I also am very respectful of my dreams as they had told me things that do happen...I was in Canada when I woke from a dream, knowing my Mother had passed...I woke crying and shortly after the phone rang with my Papa telling me. This has happen enough times to make me take heed, if you understand at all...Maybe a part of my intuitive mind at work when I am sleeping...not sure . Yes and I do believe that if we give up on our dreams we have given a part of our self away...I will always be a dreamer of dreams.

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By Barbara MacDonald on February 21, 2013 at 09:36 pm

I do not even want to share a dream I use to have as a child...because it was quite bizarre and I think I knew the why years ago...thankfully I have not had this since then. But I also am very respectful of my dreams as they had told me things that do happen...I was in Canada when I woke from a dream, knowing my Mother had passed...I woke crying and shortly after the phone rang with my Papa telling me. This has happen enough times to make me take heed, if you understand at all...Maybe a part of my intuitive mind at work when I am sleeping...not sure . Yes and I do believe that if we give up on our dreams we have given a part of our self away...I will always be a dreamer of dreams.

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By Barbara MacDonald on February 21, 2013 at 09:36 pm

I do not even want to share a dream I use to have as a child...because it was quite bizarre and I think I knew the why years ago...thankfully I have not had this since then. But I also am very respectful of my dreams as they had told me things that do happen...I was in Canada when I woke from a dream, knowing my Mother had passed...I woke crying and shortly after the phone rang with my Papa telling me. This has happen enough times to make me take heed, if you understand at all...Maybe a part of my intuitive mind at work when I am sleeping...not sure . Yes and I do believe that if we give up on our dreams we have given a part of our self away...I will always be a dreamer of dreams.

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By melanie jean juneau on February 21, 2013 at 09:44 pm

We are on the same wave length

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By HomeRearedChef on February 22, 2013 at 05:17 pm

I dream a lot and do very often remember my dreams, unlike my husband who rarely ever does. Some of my most haunting dreams involve water, the ocean’s water level rising and huge waves threatening to break, but always in a different location. In my dreams I worry about my familia and I am trying to save them from drowning.

Actually, the last two times I dreamt about the ocean, the waves broke and crashed through my home's windows. But I don't ever remember what happened afterwards. And since those ocean waves broke, the dreams have suddenly stopped. *Shrug* and I am still not sure what they've meant all these years.

Good post, Melanie! :)

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