Every night billions of people round the world go to sleep and have dreams. Unfortunately, not everyone who wakes up recalls having a dream.
Many recall going to sleep and waking up rested. People remember waking up in the middle of the night tossing and turning but do not recall any dreams.
Science tells us everyone has authentic dreams every night. We are told that dreaming is our subconscious minds way of understanding what we did that day. Studies shows that most people will have anywhere between 3-5 different dreams a night.
But why do we dream?
Why do some people recall dreams in great detail? Why are the same people able to tell others about their dreams. Even remember what happen years and decades later as if they just had the dream the night before?
Why is it others have a hard time remembering their dreams?
Ever since I was a child I recall having the ability to remember my dreams upon waking. I would wake up and recite my dreams. Many of my dreams I would tell my sister and others I would keep to myself.
I believe I did not tell my sister my dreams because they were so abstract that I did not know the meaning of them, at that time.
Years later, into adulthood, I would have conversations with friends and tell them about dreams I had when I was 4-7 years old.
When I remember my dreams, I know they are in colour. I have never had a dream in black and white. There are many nights I wake up after having a dream, recite it and go back to bed. I then have another dream that I recall when I wake up.
There will be days when I wake up and do not recall any details as they fade away as fast as I woke up.
Other times the dream I have is my subconscious mind making up a stories. It can be about something that could have happen after a late evening out with friends or even after watching a movie.
I have had dreams of outer body experiences. Some of my dream are from my childhood, things happening in the present moment and even of events that have not happen in the future.
Sometimes I will be somewhere and say, “Deja Vu”. I say this because I have had a dream about a person, place or event and it is taking place when I am awake.
I have had dreams that are taking place before the year I was born, 1978. A few of my dream have taken place during the Renaissance Era. I would love to say it was because of a TV program I watched. But the dreams I had were when I was 3-4 years old and did not know about this Era.
Lastly, I recall having vivid and lucid dream even after I hit my snooze. I go back to sleep and I will dream for 9 minutes.
19 Dreams and What I Think They Mean
Here are 19 authentic dreams I had in 2017. Since my dreams do have people I know in them, I will not use any of their names. I will do my best to cover their identity without sacrificing what the dream was or meant.
The interpretation of the dream is based on what I believe the message in the dream is trying to convey.
I am running from one place to another. I am in a hurry to get to where I am going. There are people I know on my way to where I am headed. People I would normally stop and talk to. I just run by them and to not acknowledge them with a hello or a smile.
Lately, I have stayed awake late and working on writing, the website and various small projects. I feel as if I am in a rush and want to get everything completed. I am not making time to spend with people who are important to me. After I am done what needs to be done, I should take a few moments to catch up with some close friends.
I’m sleeping in someone else’s bed. Someone I know and am familiar with. The bed is in a place that is not familiar to me. They don’t know about me but I’m leaving clues behind. I’m comfortable in that bed as I sleep well.
Over the years I have traveled to various locations for vacation. During that time I must sleep in a bed that is not mine. For the most part any hotel and Air BnB I have rented, I have not had a bad experience.
I have always found it conformable and never miss my bed. In 2009, I was working out-of-town for 2 months and stayed at a hotel. Even then I did not miss my bed.
I am on the phone with my friend and I ask her how her and her husband are doing. They been married for 2 weeks now. I ask because I care and want to make sure she is happy. She tells me they are doing great and they have been able to connect on a deeper level.
A few weeks have passed since my friends got married. I believe this dream represents the fact that I have not called her to find out how things are going since the wedding. I have meant to call but always find something else to occupy my time.
The dream is telling me to call those who are important to me and catch up with them and find out how they are doing.
In my dream I am talking to someone I know. They asked me how work was going. I say to them, “I will see.” That is my standard answer as I am between jobs.
Over the last few months I have been between jobs. With the market the way it is, It has been hard to find a job. There are reports of jobs being lost everyday day.
My answer is one of non-confidence because I know what the future will bring. I do know I don’t want to be between jobs to long.
I have come to a realization that I should give a more confident answer about my future regardless of the know or unknown outcome.
At the airport and I am traveling to a place I don’t recall. I am in the United States of America and I am traveling alone.
Based on the color of my skin many of the people in the airport believe I am Mexican. They also believe I am from one of the States that has a large Mexican population.
Thought out the years may people have mistaken me to be from a different culture. Although, I was born to an east Indian family, people have asked me if I am of Mexican, Lebanese, Brazilian, Egyptian or Italian decent. I have also been asked if I am from many of the middle eastern countries.
A few people have come up to me and start to speak to me in languages I do not understand or speak.
I believe the dream tells me to be true to who I am. When people believe I am of different origin I can go along with it or I can continue to correct people.
I am driving around looking for parking. I am with my wife, Lien, and we are using a rosary to pray because we can’t find parking.
Before we begin to look for parking, I recall saying a women who is standing on the street doing the same.
I believe my subconscious mind is tell me to emulate what I believe is successful behaviour. When you are in need you can pray to God, the Universe or a Higher Power for the things you need.
In the dream I am looking for parking and could not find it so I decided to do something I may not always do. I believe sometimes we need to give out control to a higher power and trust we will get all we need in life.
Although this dream was long and had other details, I recall eating Candy, lots of it.
The other night I went to the store by my place and pick up some of my favourites. Sour keys, skittles and wine gummies. For the most part I do my best to keep a clean diet but from time to time I like to buy candy.
I believe my dream is giving me the message of controlling how much candy I buy and eat.
Had a dream about relationships and trust. Working with new business partners and people I don’t’ know well.
Although I do not recall all the details of the dream I do remember the basics of the dream.
I believe anytime we enter an unknown relationship with a partner we must learn to establish trust. Trust is one of the key foundations of building a successful business or long-term relationship.
I believe I may have some trust issues, although I would not know why. Perhaps, it is others who have trust issues with me?
I am calling a friend to set up a time to meet for lunch or dinner. We are trying to book a location.
I do not always get to see the friends I was looking to book an evening with. I believe my subconscious mind is tell me to call him up and book something. Sitting with this friend not only enriches the friendship but it allows us to have one on one conversations about success and what we are doing.
My wife, Lien, is doing dishes. We begin to play a game of ping-pong. She was winning the game but he game never ends.
I believe the game of ping-pong represents the going back and forth. If two people have an argument then ping-pong would be the going back and forth in the conversation. It is the head games many of us play when we have an argument.
The night before we were in the kitchen cooking together and I asked her to turn on the fan. For some reason that lead to an argument. It seemed pretty useless to me but to her, perhaps it was important.
I believe the dream is tell me to watch what games I choose to partake in.
In my dream I am living in the same home I used to live in as a teenager.
I think the dream is telling me, based on how I feel about where I am today, that maybe it compare to when I was a teenager.
When I was a teen I had limited responsibilities and did not have to put much of an effort into doing things. I always knew things would be taken care of.
Maybe I am feeling that way. I believe my dream is telling me I need to step up and not live in my comfort zone.
I am in Florida sitting with an entrepreneur that I befriended online. In the dream he is blind. He is not sure why I have travel to Florida from Calgary to meet him.
He is looking at a graph and was asking me questions to get to know me. It feels like he is interviewing me. I ask him to be my mentor/coach. I believe he can help me and I can help him.
In the beginning of 2017, I put together a list of 10 things I wanted to accomplish by the end of the year. One of the items on my list was finding a mentor/coach to guide me with my website and online business goals.
The entrepreneur based out of Florida is someone I look up to as I enjoy his sales podcast. When I am ready to find that a mentor to guide me I believe he could be someone I reach out to.
I wake up in my dream and feel like someone is at my door watching me. I am sleeping in my bedroom and all I see is shadows. No one is standing there or hiding behind the door. I think to myself, ” Am I awake or asleep?”
I believe this dream is about not wanting to look foolish in front of other people. You and I never know who is watching us so we believe it is important we tread carefully.
The truth is not matter who is watching us, or not, we need to go out there and do what we know is important to us. We can’t worry about people who judge us or cast blame on us for being a success.
In my dream, the character “Steve Urkel” who is played by Jameel White, is leaving the room. Someone starts to scream at him as a reaction to something he did.
In the show, Family Matters, Urkel was a the nerdy neighbour of the Winslow family. He would come over with good intentions. He would do something and it would cause temporary grief to someone in the Winslow family.
They would yell, Steve in disappointment and he would go back home with his tail tucked between his legs.
I believe anyone of us can be Steve Urkel if we do not stand up again people who yell at us and can’t see our good intentions, actions and pure heart.
I’m in an elevator with many of the people I consider friends. We were at some fancy hotel and many of my friends are going to some dinner party. I do not recall if I’m attending.
We all want to feel a part of something. We all want to go where our friends are and enjoy life with the people we want to.
Knowing that you are close to going but not being asked to go can be crushing to ones Ego. I believe my dream is telling me that if I am not being invited to events then I should not worry about it. I need to focus on with is important to me and not what others want or don’t want me at.
Every day by foot I leave my home and cross a large field and go to work. Each day myself and others cross land which belongs to a group of people similar to the Ku Klux Klan.
Upon crossing the land they spit on me, beat me and call me names. Only after can I cross.
When I get to my destination, I watch some girl do magic tricks.
There is this man who allows her to do these tricks for the public. There is one trick she gets wrong. The man leave her side and I befriend her.
On the way back home, I walk through the land of the racists. I must hurry. I am following a person who has a calf and horse.
Somehow I end up in a building. I must walk down the stair case to exit the building. I must wait at the top while the white men, women and children go ahead of me.
If it is clean, I can walk down but if more people comes, I must move to the side.
I continue to wait at the top when about 4 girls begin to bother me. They are not allowing me to go down.
I am against the wall and I do not dare touch the girls that are advancing on me sexually.
If one of the men see us, I know I would find myself in a lot of trouble.
I beg for them to leave me and after a few laughs between the women they let me leave.
I run down the stairs and make it out of the building and on my way back home.
It is sad that I will repeat many parts of this day, tomorrow.
This was a dream that had many lessons for me to learn.
- If you are not loved where you are you must move.
- Yourself respect is worth more than anything else.
- When other people are in the same situation as you, we tend to be attracted to that.
- We as a society must stand up against what is wrong with our society.
- You should never have to feel uncomfortable in the presence of others.
- When you are at your most vulnerable, people will laugh at you. Find ways to not be in those situations.
- If you think doing the same thing over and over will change the results, you will repeat the same mistakes.
In my dream I am chasing ghosts. When we capture them, we tie them up and crack their heads. Inside there head is small eggs, the size of mosquitos.
The night before, I watched the new Ghostbusters movie. I am not sure what my subconscious mind is tell me but I do feel it is making up its own plot and even alternative ending.
In my dream a stuffed animal I bought from my wife Lien, on valentine’s day in 2010, came alive.
Lien and I watch him walk around like a real bear cub does. I say, one day he will be older and we will have to let him go.
A stuffed animal can represent the love between 2 people. It can also represent the kids they home to have together.
As in when we have real children, we have to raise them the best we can and one day we must let them become their own person.
On February 19, 2018, my wife and I had our first child. Like the bear in the dream we will watch her grow, learn and change. One day we must also let her go so she can become what her destiny is.
I am sitting at a table with two black women. Both are older than I am. One is sitting across from me and the other, the grandmother of the other lady, is sitting next to me.
We are discussing the question, “Does everyone at some point consider suicide?”
My believe is that Yes everyone does. The lady across from me said No. She uses the grandmother as her example. The lady next to me does not want to discuss the matter.
I believe many people have contemplated suicide. Which is death. But I don’t think suicide has to be death of the physical body. It can be putting a stop to a bad habit or even a lifelong addition.
People will answer this question based on where they are in life. I know I love my life and want to live forever. I don’t want to die but I do want to put a stop to many of the habits I don’t like about myself.
These are just some of the many dream that I have had. Some of them are written down. Other I continue to remember.
Many dream I have not written down because I don’t believe them to be important although if I think about it, I’m sure they are.
I feel our dream tell us things we already know and reveal to us things we need to know. Our subconscious mind is powerful and can connect to a power we don’t understand.
Of the 19 dreams, was there one dream that I had that you can relate to?
Leave a comment below and tell me which on and why it speaks to you.
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