Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Disturbing Dreams

I had a disturbing dream last night. I don't usually remember dreams but I remember enough of this one that it's bothering me. I actually woke up once during the dream, realized I was having a terrible dream, but returned to it when I dropped back off to sleep.

It's a slasher dream.

I was in a house that I didn't recognize with people I didn't know...except I knew Aaron was there somewhere. A big angry man stormed in with a wielding a big knife and threatened to kill us, then started to slash people around me dead. I was sitting on a bench, sort of like a the far left end, and the person next to me was killed and slumped against me. The killer moved on around the room, and at one point, I saw an opportunity to make a run for it...which I did, and I got out of the house.

That's when I woke up.

But when I fell back asleep, I was back in the house and trying to avoid the killer. I could hear him terrorizing others. At one point, I saw Aaron and he told me to hide in a closet, which I did. But I became afraid that I'd get cornered in there so I snuck out and ran looking for somewhere safe.

Then I was in another room and Amelia was there. We climbed up into a loft area over a fireplace with some other people and were huddled way in the back. The killer and an accomplice found us. First we saw the accomplice, and (this is really weird) he was wearing what looked like a black crinoline dress with a white veil. The killer was right behind him and he was wearing an identical dress with a black veil. We couldn't see either face. He lunged toward me and I grabbed a chair and raised it over my head. My intention was to smash it over his head if he came any closer. I was hoping that one of the other people would grab another chair and smash him from behind. In that moment of hesitation, the alarm rang and I woke up.

I wish I didn't remember. I hate being scared or feeling panic. I won't watch a movie that I expect to be disturbing. They upset me too much. I feel like this imagery is going to be with me for awhile and I'd like to shake it. But I can't help wondering what it all means.


Gannet Girl said...

I kind of hate it that the traumas of our lives invade our sleep.

kath said...

Wow, I wish I knew how to analyze dreams! That one sounds really scary. The worst feeling is when you wake up and the dream still stays with you all day long. I hate when that happens.

Lisa :-] said...

I don't "do" nightmares. If I get frightened, I just wake myself up. Or I say (in the dream) "This is just a dream and it sucks and I'm gonna wake up now..."

Your dream has all kinds of imagery. We need to get a dream expert in here to help you figure out what it all means...

Celeste said...

hmmmm something in yopur life triggered that one.

~~Kath~~ said...

Perhaps it only means there have been certain deaths of things you love in your life. Your old house, your old friends, the way your life used to be. Maybe you're just grieving those losses, and now that you've "Seen" them die, you can move on and get past all the hurt and emotional distress your move lent to your life.
I didn't do to badly at analyzing your dream - I just consulted a dream interpretation dictionary and this is what they say about seeing a "Killer" Knife also has a similar definition.

To see a killer in your dream, suggests that an essential aspect of your emotions have been cut off. You feel that you are losing your identity and your individuality. Alternatively, this dream may represent purification and the healing process. You are standing up for yourself and putting a dramatic end to something.

Much love to you, Kat

Martha said...

WHat Kath said was very interesting, makes sense doesn't it? Hope you haven't had any more disturbing dreams like that one! Those kind of dreams haunt me for days or even weeks afterwards. I can't stand it!

V said...

Kat, did you see "Psycho" lately?

....and (this is really weird) he was wearing what looked like a black crinoline dress with a white veil. The killer was right behind him and he was wearing an identical dress with a black veil...

And what is threatening to you in your life?