- Purging dreams- this type of dream is full of ideas or imagery from my day. Something I read in a book or saw on tv or a conversation that I had with someone. I think that my brain just tries to lump these together in a cohesive way and I get these bizarre dreams. Ususally when I wake up, I can remember where the individual ideas or images came from.
- Movie dreams- these dreams usually have a plot and characters. There is a problem that needs solving. If I could remember these in detail, they would make a great book or movie. This is how Stephanie Meyers got the idea for the Twilight novels. Maybe the movie dreams could make me rich! LOL.
- Symbolic dreams- this type of dream is usually rich in symbolism. These take more time to dicipher because I have to ponder what the dream means. Some symbols are obvious to me, others are more obscure. There are universal symbols but I more strongly believe that personal symbolism has greater meaning. I have been taught many lessons through these types of dreams. I have solved difficult problems. These are the types of dreams often found in the Bible. I think that our minds are more open to spiritual communication while we are resting. This is one way that I feel that my prayers get answered. The morning of this past birthday, I woke up and realized that I received a parable as a dream. It was a precious gift.
- Prophetic dreams- these dreams are rare. These are things that I have dreamed about and then they came true. I had a dream like this before Daniel and I even started dating, that we were married. I dreamed about each of my children before I was even pregnant with them. I have dreamed about places we ended up moving to later. Interestingly, I don't know that these were glimpses into the future until they actually happen. Like I said, very rare.
Well, last night I dreamt that I lost a tooth. Then when I was fussing about the tooth I lost, 3 more fell out. In my dream, Daniel told me that I would be just fine and then one more fell out. I woke up so disturbed! It was a helpless feeling. I hope that this is the first time that this symbol means something else. Maybe it could be that I fear getting old, or maybe it is because we have dealt with so much death this year. Who knows. I just know that for 15 years that it has meant death. I hope I am wrong this time.
I wonder if anyone else pays this much attention to their dreams. Haunting or not, I will still look forward to dreaming.