Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Why do we dream what we dream?

Have you ever wondered why you dream about certain things?  Like when you wake up in the morning and think, "Where did THAT come from?".  I do it all the time.  More often lately though, and that got me thinking...where do my dreams come from?

Well according to scientific research AKA Google...this is what I got:

"Dreams come from your soul and are intended to help you progress along your life path.  In sleep the focus of the physical world and the body is on hold during this period your soul has a perfect opportunity to dialogue with your conscious mind...or so it would appear.  The problem here is that the subconscious never sleeps."

See full text here.

So that got me thinking, why do I have dreams about being pregnant, in a tornado, with my teeth falling out.  Not all in the same dream, but these particular dreams are regulars.

So lets start with the really crazy one.  Being pregnant.

Yeah.  I can't really have babies anymore, so I think it is weird I've been dreaming about being pregnant all summer, like 3-5 nights a week.  There are a lot of people I know that are pregnant, and I work in an OB/GYN office for goodness sakes!  But that's beside the point.  Why was I dreaming of such craziness?!?!  So I googled it (of course, I mean if it's on the internet, it's true right?).  Basically when you dream of being pregnant, it is not always because you want to be pregnant, but that you have a desire, goal, or a creative project that maybe you aren't fully aware of...yet.  Interesting.

See the full text here.

Tornados.  They scare the crap out of me, literally.  A long time ago when I lived in West TN, there was a tornado warning, then I had this overwhelming desire to do #2.  Really.  Like the tornado will come and kill me and I'd be on the toilet taking a dump.  It would be like the guy from Jurassic Park when the dinosaur eats him while he is on the toilet.  Anyway, I getting off subject.

So I dream about tornados very often too.  I don't ever die in them, but I'm always trying to protect my family.  I see it coming, the wind is blowing, and I'm getting everyone underground.  So what does that mean?  Well...

"Whenever a tornado appears in a dream, the dreamer should look to the previous day for times when the mind jumps from subject to subject, from one thought to another.  This can be an experience of the mind "running at 100 mph," or incessantly being fixated on a problem that isn't being solved by continuing to think about it."

See full text here.

And the teeth falling out.

I have these dreams, but not as often as I used to.  I'd dream of me talking to someone and I'd feel all these loose teeth in my mouth, and I'd spit and they'd come out.  Yuck!  I was surprised to find out the meaning of this one.  My husband was on his first deployment, so I can see why this one would be accurate.

"In the field of dream interpretation, teeth falling out are associated with loss and important life changes.  This symbol points to feeling of insecurity or vulnerability regarding a recent event that disrupted your life."

See full text here.

So here is the lowdown on my dreams:

Pregnancy:  I don't have a creative bone in my body, I am however, very goal orientated, so I could see this one.

Tornados:  My mind is always going 100 mph all the time.  I'm constantly thinking of things all the time, especially when I'm in school.

Teeth falling out:  I do notice this dream when things seem to be falling apart, or that things are getting out of control and I cannot do anything about it.

Do you look up your dreams?  Do you have reoccurring dreams?  If so, what are they?


  1. Dreams are so interesting! I grew up in an area prone to tornados and have tornado dreams often also. The funny thing is they usually involve my mom drinking a silo sized Pepsi when the storm is approaching. Haha-such a random mix all in one dream!

    1. That is too funny!!! The area I grew up was prone to tornados too, so I assumed that's why I had them, but the interpretation makes sense too!

      And that's funny about your mom, hey at least she won't be thirsty!

  2. I have the tornado dreams all the time too. Like ALL. THE. TIME. And in the dream, it's never just one tornado. I'll be looking out the window and will see multiple tornadoes. My sister has these same dreams!

    I've had the pregnant dreams a few times too. A few months ago I had it like three times in a month, but that finally went away, thank God.

    My only other recurring theme is bombs. Planes flying overhead and dropping bombs around me. Weird, right?

    1. I have the ones will multiple ones too! Weird!

      You'll have to look up the one with bombs, I'm interested what that means!

      Dreams are just fascinating to say the least, I think they do look into the subconscious, which is so crazy!