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I Have Recurring Themes In My Dreams

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    Water Dreams

    Ever since I can remember, I've had dreams that include swimming pools - especially pools under construction (partially filled with water, re-bar and concrete and construction equipment nearby). I'm sure it means something, but I'll be damned if I know what...
    cookiesdaddy cookiesdaddy 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 13, 2011

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    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2014

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    A war. Always in the middle of some fight

    or big attack. So strange..
    GZPJ GZPJ 13-15, M Aug 22

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    Every Single Night

    Every night I have this dream. I've had for close to the past year. It starts off with me sitting in a vacant parking lot at night. I'm running as if my life depends on it. I look back and see a man. The man is dressed in all black. He's holding a large and very sharp knife in...
    Katryan Katryan 22-25, F Jun 9, 2013

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    Guy With Dark Hair...

    This is a dream I had that bothered me, it was about me chasing after a familiar male character. I was chasing him but could never catch up, he looked familiar but I never saw his face just his back. Eventually he disappeared around a corner and I lost him. Later that week I had...
    dreamsake dreamsake 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2013

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    I have nightmares frequently,

    although I refer to them as stress dreams. There is generally an underlying theme of persecution, misunderstanding, fleeing and hiding but always being found, mistakes, pain, capture, torture and death. While the latter two are leas common, they always follow the rest when they...
    CharlotteKitten CharlotteKitten 22-25, T 1 Response Dec 20, 2013

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    I keep dreaming of New York.

    Yeah not sure why.
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2014

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    I have been looking up dream signs

    and when I woke up this morning, i realized I have been having a recurring one. It was my boyfriend, he seemed to always be in my dream, but he was always in the background. I will always think and really want to maybe hug him, hold his hand, all of those things but i never do...
    Georgiakh Georgiakh 18-21, F Jul 25, 2014

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    Quests

    In my dreams I am usually faced with a task I must complete. There is never a specified path to take in order to complete it. Therefore, I end up solving or screwing up things the same way I do when I'm awake. By improvising. I am surrounded by sub-plots and can take the form of...
    Dontlooknow Dontlooknow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2011

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    These Three Themes.

    There are three that seem to happen frequently: 1.) At least once per month, I dream I am back in high school. The reason is usually that there was a mistake in my transcripts and that my high school diploma was revoked and I've got to make up for the credit. I spend the whole...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F Sep 15, 2013

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    Importance In Numbers?

    Like many others on EP, I pay very close attention to my dreams and have for years now.  Repeating themes and settings seem to be a broken record habit that my dreams seem to take. Continuous dreams about tornadoes always somehow involving my father and myself struggling to...
    Linxer Linxer 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2009

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    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 1 Response May 7

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    I Never Have The Same Dream Twice, Though...But They're All Really Similar And Really Weird

    For about four years I would dream about tall, old mansions and hotels and at the top floor somebody would die. That's stopped but now I keep dreaming about this one girl...and my exes dissolving into ponds? Yeah.
    oliveostrovsky oliveostrovsky 18-21 Aug 10, 2013

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    Common Recurring Themes In My Dreams...

    Half the time, I dream I'm a black wolf.  It can be anthropomorphic or not.  The other half of the time, I dream I'm a black and red wolf demon.  Sometimes I even carry a scythe.  Most times, it's guns. When I'm a wolf, the dreams are...
    MeisterWolf MeisterWolf 18-21, M 5 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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    I've walked for miles

    and miles across the desert half dead in the scorching heat in search of something that doesn't exist.
    samstheman2 samstheman2 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    He Keeps Coming Back.

    I have this dream quite alot, its about my father. He died on the 15th of December 2009, I don't know how he died and this might be the reason for my dream I don't really know, this is how the dream goes.. one minute I'm in my room and then next I'm in a coffin. I scream and cry...
    RawRmeowRawR RawRmeowRawR 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2013

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    Teeth Falling Out

    I have these recurring dreams about my teeth getting loosened and falling off...sometimes it hurts sometimes it doesn't. Although there is no decay as such....they just loosen up one after the other and i keep plucking them. I'm not that horrified, but sad in these dreams. I know...
    blasphemy666 blasphemy666 22-25, F 2 Responses May 17, 2013

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    Dreambrother Dreambrother 18-21, F Aug 31, 2014

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    Sorry Hit Send By Accident! Continued Same Apartment Dream

    So for years now I have had different dreams all involving this same apartment. I don't live there, I live in the basement apartment, and this is the third level of a house apartment. No one lives in it, ever, although its fully furnished, very modern and always immaculate. The...
    3rin55 3rin55 31-35, F Sep 11, 2013

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    Endless Dreams In My Sleep

    this year, i've been dreaming way too much. I have dreams about my hometown faraway. I dreamt that my mother's friend, which I loved so much just like  love my hometown since. She took care of me when  i was a toddler. Anyway, I was in my hometown until i saw that my house...
    XxWanderingInTheCitiesOfLifexX XxWanderingInTheCitiesOfLifexX 13-15, F Apr 14, 2011

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    Tidal Waves And Finding Things On The Beach

    Tidal waves and finding things on the beach I have had this dream since I was a child, I often find different things, but it is usually on one of the beaches on the island where I grew up
    Lolajosh01 Lolajosh01 31-35, F Apr 18, 2012

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    Happens Alot.

    I've been having one theme of dream quite frequently lately.  Last night, I was at this wedding.  I don't know the couple, but I was there at the wedding and so was my family.  That was the first part.  The second part I was "at it again"...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F Dec 16, 2009

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    I dream that my ex husband

    and I choose to get back together and we are the happiest people in the world. Tonight's dream we talked about his upcoming marriage and I said, "how can you be married to anyone but me?" Sigh. Doesn't matter. I'm out. But I can do anything in my dreams, so I guess that's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 3, 2014

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    My dreams run in a continuous series.

    As if I have a persistent dream reality that I visit when I sleep. It usually involves me staying somewhere temporary, like visiting a relative's home, or on a cruise ship. And there's some weird environment outside that, like the relative's house is near a huge cliff with eerie...
    toeknee0126 toeknee0126 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    The Same Apartment

    So for years now, I have had these dreams, they're always different, but always involve this same apartment. I never live in it. I always live in the basement apartment and this is the top floor. Actually no one lives in this apartment, but in every dream I'm showing it to...
    3rin55 3rin55 31-35, F Sep 11, 2013

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    Where Are My Teeth?

    I know this is common, but why do I constantly have dreams about my teeth falling out? Most times in my dreams my teeth just fall out all at once in my hand. Some times they are hanging on by a thread. And then the most bizzare ones are when they are all rotton and gross. I can...
    blackcatmom blackcatmom 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    Dreams; Coyotes; Cabin

    I have many dreams about COYOTES. I dream about being chased by them in the woods. I dream about being bitten by them. This is a little alarming to me, because sometimes I stay at a cabin in the woods on my friends property. We call this cabin the "A frame". I spend the night...
    taylor7922 taylor7922 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2013

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    Shaman Dreams

    They're not as interesting as you'd think. Most of the time I dream of past events I need to learn something from, or future events I need to be forewarned about. But it's all real life, no one is anything different from what I see in my daily routine. :P I would pay a month's...
    UlricWindfury UlricWindfury 18-21, M Dec 15, 2009

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    I don’t remember most of my dreams

    but the ones which I do are filled with darkness. Darkness is the primary element which never leave my dreams. Since the time I was about 8 years old, all the dreams I have experienced so far had that grave element of darkness and very little light. There are dreams which...
    revelation1 revelation1 22-25, F Mar 13, 2014

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    Hair, Teeth, And Nails

    Last night I had a dream where my fingernails where falling off. It was painful. I usually have dreams about my teeth of hair falling out, but this is the first time where it was my finger nails and this is the first time where it was painful. I think my dreams are trying to tell...
    kb993 kb993 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2013

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    Zombies

    I have this recurring dream often some of the things Like the place might change but in the over all dream it is the same, I am always alone, wondering a place that im not familiar with, while having a sence of keeping quiet, and hiding, or getting to somewhere safe. I am...
    LaurelMay LaurelMay 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    Beating Up A Friend

    Lately, I have been having a recurring dream; three or four times in a month or two. In these dreams, I am with a close friend and I become angry with her and start hitting her in the face. (I am also a female. We are both in our fifties.) I never hit anyone in waking life. She...
    donkeyfur donkeyfur 51-55, F Jun 19, 2011

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    All most every night I have a dream of this guy.

    I don't know who he is and I never met him before. In my dreams I'm behind him as he walks in his dreams or the other way around or in a story line together. I'm there when he is mad,sad,happy or showing me a picture of a female with him. I always smile and say I don't care I'm...
    Ivysky Ivysky 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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    Alone

    My dreams always have to do with my husband leaving me for another woman. Not just any random woman but the one I know he has cheated with. Its sometimes the same dream or different but he always leaves me for her.
    Krysmastyme Krysmastyme 36-40, F Oct 23, 2013

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    The Back Of The Building

    I have several recurring dream themes, so I should be adding more than one story to this group. One of the more intriguing ones has popped up in more recent years, so doesn't seem to extend back to my childhood as many of the other recurring themes do. I've come to refer to the...
    tehuti88 tehuti88 31-35, F Aug 11, 2011

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    Apocalypse

    In this dream, I dreamt about the destruction of the world. Either by zombies ( which is more common for me) or by demons or aliens. The towns and faces change, but it begins slowly. Usually only a few enemies invade the town and then is rapidly increases to the point the town is...
    CaraLina CaraLina 22-25, F Oct 4, 2013

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    Looking For Something

    i have had these weird very vivid yet abstract dreams where i am chasing after something that i can live without . usually in some unusual places secret room,caves,other underground places mostly ruins. i feel like i have known of these places. i don't know i have been having...
    zarko zarko 16-17 Aug 17, 2012

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    My Nightmare

    hi, i have had this dream for a few months and want a second opinion. i have been suffering from child separation as my ex partner took my toddler son to another state. at least once a week i have this intense dream about them dying in a car accident which i am viewing from...
    mitch100db mitch100db 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    At least twice a week I have this dream

    and I'm in my room only the stuff is gone except for a white chair and I'm in the corner of the room naked and I'm carving words into my skin.. But I can't we what I'm carving until I'm done but I see all of this from a third person view like a fly on the wall angle and when I'm...
    JadenLangVageta JadenLangVageta 13-15, F Apr 6, 2014

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    What Is My Dream Trying To Tell Me?

    I have this recurring dream at least once a month, sometimes more often. In the dream I'm either in my old house or the house I'm living in now and I'm walking around and I start discovering new rooms in the house. Once I discover one it sort of just keeps going on and on. I'm...
    explainit2me explainit2me 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    I keep dreaming that i get shot in the back of

    the head and in the dream im actually petrified, i die in the dream for like 2 seconds but then my head starts to tingle, when i wake up im still really scared about my dream, does anyone know what this means
    paigeedwardsx paigeedwardsx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2014

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    I Can't Fly.

    I very frequently dream about flying, only I'm not exactly flying- I'm loosing the ability to fly. In these dreams I would hover inches off the ground as I desparately wanted to fly, but couldn't. It was always different. Sometimes I was on a broomstick, sometimes I could jump...
    MrSillypants MrSillypants 18-21, M Aug 5, 2011

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    Almost Every Night

    Just about every night I have a dream with at least one of these themes.  They're never identical...but similar things keep popping up.Buses.  I think I spend even more time on buses in my dreams than I do when I'm awake...and I ride the bus a lot.Libraries.  I'm usually...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2011

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    I always dream of losing control of my car

    while driving. I'm sure there are parallels that can be drawn with how I feel in real life.
    PolishedSadness PolishedSadness 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2014

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    Anyone else ever have a dream were you no your

    half awake and can see myself lying their but cant talk or open my eyes... I panic evertime them wake up haha
    jackthelad123 jackthelad123 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    Between Dreams And Another

    Almost dreaming of a walk down by the canal... we are holding hands and speaking of lovely possibilities. It is a beautiful day and the blue sky high above is reflected in the canal that leads to the lake.... Suddenly I hear the voices. I never can remember what they are...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F