Do you keep having the same dream over and over again?
Maybe you’re constantly waking up after having dreamt you were naked and exposed in a public place. Or free falling to your death from an aeroplane. Well, don’t panic because the good news is, you’re not alone. The less than comfortable news is however, that recurring dream says a lot about your life while awake.
A recurring dream can reveal some very valuable information. Often it points to a conflict; a situation or a matter in your life that remains unresolved or unsettled. In fact, a dream that repeats itself with any kind of consistency, indicates an underlying message in your unconscious that is demanding to be understood.
What is comforting to know though, is that if you are having the same dream with any level of regularity, odds are, other people are too. There are common themes that almost everybody dreams in. In no particular order, the following are ten of the most common recurring dreams (and importantly what they mean):
Falling in your dream is your minds way of alerting you to a situation in your waking life where you feel out of control. You should examine your relationships, finances, and career and decipher which one is going in the wrong direction.
2. Being chased
This indicates that you are avoiding something in your waking life. Are you trying to avoid a confrontation at work? With a partner or friend? Perhaps you are trying to get out of responsibility or obligation? You are best to stop running and face the situation if you want to stop having these dreams.
3. Teeth falling out
When you dream that your teeth are falling out, it represents survival challenges and instincts. As we need good teeth to eat and attract mates and therefore reproduce, dreams about teeth indicate a concern about appearance. It also may mean you are lacking in confidence. You need to examine your life and pinpoint the situation that is eroding your self confidence. Then do your best to leave that situation.
4. Getting lost
When you get lost in a dream or are searching for something, this denotes anxiety. Perhaps it could centre around a new challenge you feel ill prepared for. If you are dreaming that another person is lost, this could mean that you have unresolved feelings for that person.