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Re: A Bad Dream tinydancer

Posted by DaisyM on February 14, 2004, at 16:36:03

In reply to A Bad Dream, posted by tinydancer on February 14, 2004, at 7:16:41

Bad dreams can leave such a physical response of terror. I have them all the time. I generally try to write them down and put them away for therapy discussions. Natural disasters are very common when your life feels out of control. Losing what we love most is often our greatest fear -- so of course your son is what you are afraid of losing. Maybe your unconscience is trying to tell you that you feel like you can't protect him and neither can anyone else? Just a guess. What were you watching or reading that might have triggered the dream? And do you live in Cal?

My most common dreams involve falling. I wake before I hit. I'm trying to teach myself how to fly in my dreams so that next time I "fall" I can save myself. This is intentional dreaming. So far I don't have it yet but I'm hoping it will help.

It is also important to remind yourself that magical thinking is left over from our childhood but on some level we all engage in it. You can not know or cause any kind of natural disaster. So tell yourself that you keep your child safe and that is enough.

He sounds sweet, by the way. Hug him 10 times today. It will make you feel better.

 

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