What Happens in Your Brain while You Sleep? Essay

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The mystery of dreams have fascinated people for years. Do they have significant meaning? Do they predict the future? Is our subconscious mind trying to warn us about our waking state of mental health and awareness? There are an abundance of websites and books that help interpret significant bits and pieces of dreams that we remember. Using a few of these websites I’ll interpret a few of my own dreams and what significance they may have had at the time that they occurred and how each one can be used as a coach for future challenges. When I was about six or seven I would have a few reoccurring dreams. One of them involved a red truck. The truck would be driving down the road beside my house and it was on fire. The truck was speeding and…show more content…
This event, I believe, plays a big part in the symbolism of the dream. I was angry at the man and by burning the house in my dream I was trying to destroy the memory that he had left me with.
This dream serves now as a great way of coping with my past. At the time I was vulnerable and had no control of the situation. I would constantly watch the house burn down in the dreams to try to burn away the place the memory occurred, burn away the man symbolically, and burn the incident from my mind. The lesson this teaches me today is one of forgiveness and to face challenges head on as an adult.
The next dream also was reoccurring around the same time the red truck dream was happening. In this dream I was falling. I’d wake up many times feeling scared with the falling feeling in my gut. When you fall you have no control so in a falling dream it could mean that there was a loss of control in my waking life. (“DreamForth,” 2014). I was feeling overwhelmed by the circumstances I was facing at that time in my life.
The falling dream has a similar way of coaching me through challenges as the dream about the truck on fire. Once you have no control in a situation you start to become more aware of what is happening around you. It serves as a reminder to hold on even when you feel like you are falling and have nothing to grab onto. Whenever I am faced with situations that make me feel like I have lost control of what is around me all I have

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