Chances are you have had at least one dream in your lifetime that was unforgettable. Some can make us awake feeling refreshed and rejuvenated but many make us wake up feeling shaken or frightened. But, regardless of how we feel, these are dreams we remember. Why are these dreams so powerful? What are they trying to tell us? After all, there is usually a message behind a dream. Most dreams do not just happen. Our subconscious takes in everything that happens to us and processes it in our dreams so that we might take notice of something that has otherwise gone ignored.
When you have an unforgettable dream, you may immediately know what it is about or you may be confused as to why you had this dream. The following interpretations may help you understand the dream, but be sure to gauge this information against what is happening in your life as well as what your feelings are in certain situations.
Discovering Unused RoomsIn this dream, you are in your home. It probably looks a bit different, but you know it is your home. You start going through it when you suddenly discover a room that hasn’t been used in years. Once you walk in, you remember the room, but you had forgotten it even existed. You feel great about the prospect of cleaning it up and enjoying it. You may wake up feeling happy and warm, having found this new room.
This dream is a reminder that you have set something you loved aside. In the dream, the house is symbolic of you and the room is symbolic of something – a talent, a hobby, an interest – that you discarded for whatever reason. Over time, you completely forgot about it. But the dream is reminding you of how happy it made you feel, so maybe you should consider taking it up again.
Escaping a TornadoIn this dream, you are at home with family or friends, when you see a tornado in the distance. No one else seems to know what to do, so it is all on you to hustle everyone to safety. This dream can by symbolic of an emotional storm. It can be a conflict you have recently experienced with someone, yet often, this is a reoccurring dream due to something that happened earlier in life. Look at your life to see if you are having problems at work or in your current relationship. Consider what might be causing unrest. Think about your life and see if you are the person always in control – trying to fix things and take care of everyone. If so, it may be very stressful and causing this type of dream.
Naked in PublicOne of the most embarrassing dreams you may have is that of being naked in public. Most people have experienced some type of variation of this dream in their lifetime. The dream has to do with your self-image and how you feel others view you. It is ironic, but this dream can occur not only when you are feeling down about yourself, but also when you have experienced a happy event such as a promotion or new romance. The positive side of this dream is that while you may feel exposed, as if everyone can see your every weakness, the people in your dream usually do not notice that you are nude. This can help you understand that your waking fears are probably unjustified.
Unable to MoveWhen you dream you are unable to move, it is often when you are being chased by someone or trying to get out of the way of something. But try as you might, you simply cannot move. This dream is a sign of inner conflict that usually results when you are in a situation in which you are not comfortable or willing to take a certain action. For example, you may want to end your relationship, but you do not want to hurt the other person. Or you may want to confront your boss about something, but feel as if that would be disrespectful.
A Break-InIn this dream, you hear a burglar trying to get into your house. He may be jiggling the doorknob as you race to make sure the door is locked. In some dreams, the burglar even makes it into the house and chases you through it. This dream is a signal that something strange has invaded your life. The house is representative of your life and the burglar is this strange new thing coming in. Again, this can be related to your workplace or relationship. While during waking hours, we may view a new job or relationship as a positive thing, our subconscious may notice underlying issues that may cause problems.
Certain unforgettable dreams may be terrifying, but remember that your subconscious is just trying to bring a situation to the forefront so you can pay attention to it and address it. We often think that ignoring a problem is the best thing to do, but our dreams remind us we must confront problems to be truly healthy.