Recurring Dreams and What They Mean
What Recurring Dreams Mean and How to Stop Them.
Recurring dreams can really bother us.
We feel frustrated by having the same dream scenario over and over. We wonder, does it mean something? How can I make them stop?
The first thing to remember when dealing with a recurring dream is that there IS something that your unconscious is trying to get across to you.
These recurring dreams are about turning your attention to something that you have been avoiding, either on purpose or because you are not aware of the problem or issue you are having. The key to stopping these reoccurring dreams is figuring out what that is.
Recurring dreams are generally about some type of ‘stress’ event, such as constantly being late for something, missing an important exam or test, not having control over your own actions or other’s actions, appearing naked in inappropriate places or constantly searching for someone or something.
• Taking a look at your recurring dream and finding the common symbol or scenario is the first step. What theme keeps coming up in this dream? What emotions are commonly felt during these dreams and in these dream scenarios?
• Look into situations or areas in your waking life which seem to mirror this type of scenario, issues or feelings. Do they remind you of some aspects of yourself or life that is stressful in some way or another?
Find out what the dream symbols in your recurring dreams mean in our online Dream Dictionary to learn the meaning behind these dreams.
Perhaps your recurring dream is about constantly being chased by a monster. In your waking life, do you feeling constantly plagued by your fears? Could your life benefit from taking a little bit more of an aggressive stance on things? Do you just need to face up to reality and perhaps make some hard decisions and deal with something you tend to avoid thinking about?
There may have been an event when you were younger that had a major impact on your subconscious, such as being mocked or bullied on the playground or missing an important job opportunity etc. A recurring dream might involve those type of scenarios and get brought up (dreamt about) when you are also going through another type of event or issue that is giving you similar feelings to when you were young.
In that case, your recurring dreams are trying to get you to notice this, so that you can take action to change the outcome or to make the situation turn out positive. For example, maybe there is another opportunity you are about to miss in your life, but you aren’t quite aware of it, or perhaps are being less than a proactive about it.
Your dreams are telling you to pay attention, because you may be about to miss an important opportunity again, that will leave you feeling miserable because of it. Don’t do the same thing again! If you pay attention to your dream, then you can change the way you are reacting to this opportunity and maybe get to go down a brave new path in your life!
The mere act of thinking about these recurring themes or situations in your waking life that are similar to your reoccurring dreams can often have great impact in bringing your awareness to the forefront, learning from this knowledge, and usually stopping the recurring dreams altogether.
Through taking the time to learn about the common themes and symbols that show up in your recurring dreams, then analyzing them to see the parallel issues and themes in your waking life, you will automatically start to overcome and work through your issues, fears and insecurities and the recurring dreams will stop. If they do pop up again, you will know to look for those old worries and issues your life once again.
Just think of recurring dreams as really persistent teachers, who don’t give up until you’ve learned what you need to learn!