Alright, now I'm usually pretty good at poking around my own dreams, the significant ones, I feel, anyway, get written down in the journal next to my bed. I had to write one down today, and something about it, and I still kind of feel this, doesn't sit quite right with me. So, I would like some other thoughts on the matter, since this is the largest pool of people that I know (of, at the very least), and can ask for their opinions. So, here goes...(I apologize in advance for it being so long...)This morning i woke up really, really, early, like at 2:01, see, I can even remember this detail, and that was strange unto itself, as I had gone to bed, as I usually do, around 10:30. So the first thing I did was start to get out of bed, til' I looked at the clock, and was like WTF? right? So it starts here...I had another dream before the one I'm about tell, but it's not for this specific post, so it'll remain in the "Happy Party in my Head" drawer for now. So, I bundle back up, obviously, because I'm still tired, and go back to sleep. So I start another dream, continuing from the last one, almost to the point. So, me and this guy, (don't ask, for now) are in my bedroom, and it's, I'd imagine like 11-ish, dreamtime, and the topic of porn comes up, so eventually my computer becomes involved...I'm sure lots of you can see where this is going...until my mom walks past my room, and we're both like "Oh shit, oh shit!", so we rush to turn down the speakers, right, but sounds still coming out, so I just turn off the monitor, and then the sound stops. So then, my mom walks in, and we both have the halo glowing above our heads, lol, but she knew, so she's like "Can I look through your history", etc.. and I'm like "sure, no problem", coz by the time she does, I can have it cleared, no prob.So it's the next day, although it's still dark, dreams are like that, they don't make sense, lol, and I'm rushing to clear things before my mom checks it. So she comes in, and when she does there's one file left, and I'm fighting to turn off the computer, she's fighting to see it, etc...now, it starts getting creepy... Right at the crescendo of the fight, a car comes driving up the ramp behind my house (wheelchair + stairs = no no, lol)So we both dismiss it, saying it's the stoner kid in my neighborhood, weird unto itself, coz I never talk to him, but anywho...then we realize that I just said "Theres a car driving up the ramp." and both go look. It's idling in the backyard, lights on, and then, all of a sudden, my mom, everything, just up and disappears, and I'm looking at the car for a couple seconds...Then I wake up, but the thing is, I can't move. I physically can't move, like I was paralyzed with this, fear, of what I don't know, and I have this overwhelming feeling of dread envelop me, for about 5 mins, all this happens. Then I pull the covers real close, and fall back asleep within a couple minutes, and start my day at 5:30, like always, but am still hesitant, like to look outside, and I'm a little jittery. Now, I can't really make heads or tails of this one, and I've been mulling(sp?) it over all day. So...thoughts?
Dream Interpreting (Assistance)
first, I hope that I'm not wrong in my assumption that you analyze your dreams from a psychological view rather than some psychic, metaphysical nonsence
The content of your dream bears most of the usual markings of general, mild anxiety. An embarrasing situation that you can't control, etc.
Also, sexuality in dreams is usually self explanitory, even if it get's a little weird sometimes.
The paralasys is also normal. Our brains perform this function to keep us relatively still during dreams. Sleep-walking often represents a failiure of that function.
My thoughts are that your normal, REM dream descended into a bit of a night terror as you slipped into a deeper sleep. Night terrors rarely have much form to them so that might explain why elements of your dream vanished. Then you dremed that you woke in a paralyzed state before you actualy woke fully.
make any sense?
I agree with that analysis. A dream like that could be set off just from wondering during the day before about hiding your history. The car can just represent a general anxiety.
Yes, your right in your assumptions. unsu:>Yes, it makes sense, when you put it that way. But, I was fully coherent when i woke up, i saw, and recognized my cat coming into my room, but I couldn't move my body. If you were still "sleeping" wouldn't something like that be unrecognizable, or at least look different in dream land? Ine:>But I don't have anything to be that anxious about, and even if i did have something causing turbo amounts, or at least noticeable, amounts of anxiety, why would it terrify me the way it did?