What Your Dreams Are Saying
Excerpt from Chapter 45
I was rarely able to remember my dreams. But one night I had this strange dream that I had accepted a job with the city. When I arrived on my first day there was no one there. I sat and waited. Finally, people showed up with Christmas decorations. I noticed that there were no administrators. It was Columbus Day and the office was closed. I asked about the office being closed and was told that administrators were off but everyone else had to be there. They were setting up for Christmas (a little strange since it was Columbus Day).
I was shown to my desk and went to put some things away. When I returned, my desk had been moved because they had to make arrangements for the Christmas decorations. My desk kept getting moved and everyone totally ignored me or treated me horribly.
I think this dream had to do with me going home in time for Christmas. The moving of my desk represented all the things that kept changing in my life, and the lack of friendliness or being ignored represented people who had deserted me when I became sick.
I think my dream was saying what I could not say out loud or even acknowledge to myself; I was never going to make it back home. I had arrived in Dallas in January 2003 in anticipation of having surgery and returning home six to eight weeks later. What I had not anticipated was what would happen to me after surgery. My body would not respond well to the anesthetics and trauma from surgery. I would lose all the antigens to help with food, molds, chemicals, and pollens that I had fought so hard to get just the previous year. My return date kept getting pushed out further and further. One thing after another would force me to stay just a little longer and then a little longer.
I had this dream in September of 2003. By this time due to an error in a prescription dosage, I not only had lost my ability to take the medication, but had to stop testing until my body calmed down. I had been in Dallas nearly nine months and I didn’t have much hope of returning before Christmas if I could even make that deadline. I believe my dream was preparing me for what I could not yet face emotionally; the possibility of being away from my family through the holidays.
I still don’t remember my dreams except on rare occasions and usually it is just bits and pieces of the dream. None has been as vivid or well-remembered as this dream. Do you remember a particular dream that you think was telling you something? Did you connect your dream to what was happening to you in life?
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I often have dreams that ‘warn’ me of something. I’m glad you finally made it home, Kathryn. Thanks for hosting P.S. Bartlett.
Thank you for hosting me. I am so very glad I made it home too!
It’s always a pleasure to host fellow authors. 🙂
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My Rave Reviews Book Club “Spotlight” Author blog tour has me visiting P.S. Bartlett today. Thank you for hosting me on my tour.
Kathryn I normally have crazy dreams that don’t make sense but once in a while they do and I can remember those. This is a good topic. Congratulations on being the Spotlight Author! P.S. Bartlett you have a nice post. Thanks for hosting Kathryn.
Thank you Shirley. The crazy dreams are the worst.
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Kathy: Roger and I both have nights where we have crazy dreams. Sometimes we can tell each other about them. Other times we just have vague impressions of what happened in those dreams. If I have a dream I remember about someone I love, I usually text, call, or email that person the next day just to see what is going on in that person’s life. The Christmas dream you describe was really heavy with challenges for you. But we all know how that turned out. With your determination, you will always get to where you need to go, even though it might take longer than you anticipated. Congratulations on your tour and the RRBC Spotlight. Jennie
Thank you Jennie. I talked to a therapist about this dream. She interpreted it pretty much the way I did. I am having such a great time in the RRBC Spotlight.
I only remember my dreams for a few seconds after I wake up, Kathryn. I used to write them down, but they never made any sense, lol..
I am glad that I am not alone in not remembering most of my dreams.
P.S., thank you for hosting Kathryn! Kathryn, to answer your question, yes, I remember many of my dreams. Some have been quite vivid and a number of them have been glimpses into the future! As someone with a background in psychology, it isn’t all that difficult for me to connect the dots as to what they may mean, and I definitely pay attention to what they’re trying to tell me!
I have tried to sort through the ones I manage to remember. I look for clues as to what my dream might be telling me. Too bad I don’t know how to interpret them.
Lately I’ve been having very vivid and long dreams but I can only remember symbols from them and not the entire dream. If I dream right before I wake up, I can remember more of the dream. Unfortunately, I usually wake in the middle of the night because of the dreams and then fall back to sleep and can’t remember. 😦
Yes, I have had that happen as well. Then there are those occasions where I have a dream and when I wake it feels like the dream was real. I start my day in a very strange state.
When I was younger I used to think my dreams meant something, and occasionally, seemed to be a warning. Most of the time I’ve had nightmares, and my dreams are really weird. I’d hate for any of them to come true. Recently I dreamed I was pregnant (can’t happen–total hyster) and my dentist was patting the baby bump then kissed my tummy. I had seen my dentist several days before and one of the office girls was pregnant, but the kiss? I don’t know. My dentist and George Clooney could be brothers, although I do think my dentist is handsomer.
That is a very strange dream. Thank you for sharing. Must be a very handsome dentist!
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Fascinating dream Kathryn and a great feature Peggy, thank you both;-)
Yes it was a fascinating dream. I am so thankful for #RRBC, its members, and my blog hosts.
Thank you John for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate your sharing this post on your blog.
Thanks for hosting Peggy!
Kathryn, I usually don’t remember my dreams either, except for a strange one now and then. Unlike you though, I never have the faintest idea what they mean.
Thank you Bruce for stopping by on my RRBC Spotlight Author blog tour. Maybe if the dreams are that strange, you don’t want to know what they mean.