Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Do You Dream? I Do and Boy.....

Most nights, I can definitely say that I have a dream or two. Some mornings, I remember them for a fleeting moment, yet other mornings, the dreams are vivid with details galore.

Why do we dream? One theory that doctors have is when you are at school, home, or somewhere, there are so many things that are going on that you don't think about during the day, night, etc. When you sleep, in other words dream, you think about all of the things that have happened. Also, during the day or night, if you are worried or upset, or feeling something about someone, something, etc., it all comes out. You think/ dream about it when asleep.

There are a number of people who claim they do not dream. I guess that is possible but I would like to believe that they just do not remember what occurs. Some people skip the 1st stage of sleep: REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. Scientists and/or doctors don't really know why some people can do this.

My crazy dream last night involved the Obama girls, our President Elect and little ole me. The setting was Washington D.C. I believe it could have been the White House, but since I have never been inside, I am only speculating on this factoid. I was an authority figure for the girls, but not a nanny, babysitter or care taker. Why I remember this so adamantly, I an not sure. However, they were seated in the kitchen at the island with granite counter tops. I was helping them with their homework. Their parents were entering and exiting the kitchen being very loving to their girls and very kind to me. Next thing I knew, I took the girls to see Santa Clause where we were standing in a very long line. Not because I said anything to anyone, someone came over to expedite the girls to the front of the line. Before I knew it, the two young girls were smiling and unable to contain their excitement. They were going to see Santa!

Then I woke up. And I scratched my head and said "what was that all about?".

Now this is by no means what I call a weird dream...I've had some doosies, believe me. Do you remember your dreams? Care to share the good ones with us?

7 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

My analysis is that you have untapped power, and are trustworthy. Roll with it.

DesertHen said...

I am a very vivid dreamer and remember most of my dreams. Sometimes I will only remember them for a minutes or hours after waking, other times I can remember them for a day or even a week. I had a dream about our new president that involved cows...he outlawed them and then told us we could no longer have cats, but dogs were okay......I woke up wondering what that all meant!!! That dream happened over a week ago! I also have airplane dreams, but we won't go there!!!

Chere said...

Sometimes I will wake up and can remember every detail of a dream. It will be so clear that I can see and touch it. I do not recall any at the moment but dreams can be really funny.

R Susanna said...

I don't dream now and haven't for years but one dream I remember from my teen years involves me praying to God to make my boobs bigger. I can remember waking up really believing that my boobs were going to be bigger when I looked in the mirror. They weren't and never have been :(

Sue said...

I usually remember dreams when I first wake up then it goes right out of my mind...I do have some weird ones...Last year I dreamt of my old high school boyfriend...It actually woke me up out of a sound sleep...I glanced over at the clock (which has a date on it) and realized that it was October 2nd. His birthday....How wacky is that...

Jo said...

Wow! Interesting dream. The girls just started school yesterday, so perhaps you read about that, and your brain processed it.

I dream a lot - live and in living color!

Jeannelle said...

Cool dream you had there. A few years ago I kept a dream journal for awhile. It was very interesting and a bit spooky at times. I've posted in the past about dreams......my most amazing experience being dreaming of escorting an older woman to a lighted door, and then finding out later that my husband's grandmother had passed away unexpectedly around the time I was having the dream.

I believe dreams have their own language, and they are our unconscious trying to get a message to our conscious selves.