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I Met Someone In A Dream

This is very unusual for me. I almost never remember my dreams. From my perspective, it is as if I never dream. The last dream I remember having was three years ago.
Last night I had a dream that I remember. I woke up in the middle of the night, something I do almost every night, and I could remember my dream. But even stranger still, when I went back to sleep I continued the same dream and remembered that as well when I woke in the morning.
And the dream. Wow. I met someone in the dream. It was a woman. A woman so rich, so full, so independent of anything I could invent... that she seemed real. Not just real in the dream, but real beyond the dream. As if she were a real person on this earth who went to sleep last night and we somehow bumped into each other in our dreams.
She was beautiful. I was taken by her immediately. The funny thing is, I knew her in the dream. In other words, the dream me knew her as an acquaintance, but the real me was meeting her for the first time. So the real me used that to my advantage. We had a social circle that sometimes converged, so I found ways to be around her more often.
She had a single child about 14 months old... and a boyfriend. I found ways to be there for her whenever possible, and eventually a relationship formed. She distanced from her boyfriend.
For some reason, we both knew her family would not approve, and neither would mine. I'm not sure why that made a difference in the dream, but it seemed to... so we met only at night, in secret. We would talk into the night until we fell asleep in each others' arms.
We fell head over heels in love with each other. I mean intense love. It was that innocent and extremely romantic kind of love.
A few interesting things about the dream:
I can't remember her name!?!
We never got to the point of sex in the dream. This may not make much sense, but we were so in love with each other that we didn't have room for sex quite yet... I never even thought of sex in the dream...
I awoke with strong emotions. Emotions so strong that I feel them even now, nearly a day later. I still feel in love with her. And I feel she is real and out there somewhere.
How can you fall in love with someone you met in a dream? Why did I have to remember a dream that tortures me now?
MonsMadeleine MonsMadeleine 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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Thank you for sharing your soul.
I've had a similar dream a few years back. It wasn't as much a story as it was a feeling experience...a deep connection and something very indescribable till this day. I believe I connected directly to someone's soul and the connection has grown since then and our experiences surpass just the dream state. We haven't met yet but I can feel him drawing closer everyday.
All I can say to you and to myself is be persistently patient...all we truly desire will be ours.

It's odd to me... But I still miss her, even though I've never met her outside of dream. It reminds me of the lyrics to that Civil Wars song:
"Why are you so far from me?
In my arms is where you ought to be
How long will you make me wait?
I don't know how much more I can take

I've missed you, but I haven't met you
Oh, but, I want to
How I do

Slowly counting down the days til' I finally know your name
...

Dear whoever you might be,
I'm still waiting patiently"

"Meeting only at night, in secret" suggests that just as you may be having dreams about her life, she may be having dreams about yours too. If the feelings in the dream were as intense as you described, to the point where sex was not at all important, there is a distinct possibility that she exists and you and her have a special kind of connection. But you can never know how far in time is a fact shown in a dream- it can take from minutes to years to happen. Don't despair, if it has to happen, it will happen. Pay attention to your dreams from now on, and always remember that life moves in mysterious ways- things sometimes take a little long for a reason. :)