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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 5 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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Did you ever meet the woman from your dream? I recently dreamed of a man I think I'm supposed to meet and I'm looking for him. I thought maybe I should start here. This dream was on the night of May 12th, 2015.We first met on the back porch of an old house in the country. The mountains of Appalachia. In waking life I'm in my 40's. In the dream we were both young physically, but ancient in spirit. There was a quality of timelessness. Time stood still when we were together. There was some sort of music-jam party going on. We talked and talked, but it was the silences that were telling. An unspoken attraction...but more than attraction....a comfortable magnetism. The next day in the dream I saw him again. I started some casual small-talk, but he brushed it aside saying, "I know you felt it too, this love we have." I was surprised and relieved that he had said it. He was brown-skinned. Some sort of South American. His hair was long and full of tiny, shiny and heavy with perfumed oils. I loved him, but I went back home to my husband for awhile.I saw him again another day and he said we needed to protect ourselves. Go away together. We wrapped our arms around each other and hid in the shade of a giant magnolia tree. It was a moment of infinite, unconditional love. The smell of his hair and body was intoxicating, but we had to come down from the tree and get to the business of making music with others. We were music partners of the same mind and body. I love him and I want nothing less than this.

I had the same sort of dream. I dont remember all of it.. I normally dont remember my dreams. But its story time. All i remember is that i or some one else up set her some how, i then remember being in the middle of a road then seeing her crying and walking in the distance. I then ran to her and hugged her and she cried into my chest. I then said "lets go for a walk" and keeping one arm around her i walked into the convenient park. And i started talking to her, trying to cheer her up. I then remember seeing a little tiny fox, about the size of a hamster. And it burrowed away and we both laughed at it before continuing to walk and seeing a play park.i remember her hugging me again and i looked down in to her face. My god she was beautiful, bright blue eyes sparkling from the tears she had shed, her smile.. It was one that if you saw it you would instantly smile back. If filled me with a warmth that i cant describe. The way that her blond hair fell over her face... I then leaned in to kiss her and my alarm went off... I haven't dreamed of her again yet.. Or at least not that i remember. I remember her first name. Alaya, Ally for short.. I fell in love.. Its been 2 days and i feel a yearning for her. Im glad to know I'm not the only one who's had this happen to them

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. :)