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Why do I have such strange dreams? Do they mean something?

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Last Updated: 04/23/2018 at 4:45am
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mikethedj4
September 4th, 2016 5:10am
Dreams are merely feelings or messages of your unconscious mind telling you something. Here's a thought. When you wake up write down your dreams right away while it's still fresh in your mind. Later on you maybe able to understand or distinguish what your unconscious mind was telling you.
PashT007
April 7th, 2015 7:54pm
Sometimes dreams come to warn you, enlighten you or to allow you to know the outcome of a situation.
Anonymous
August 24th, 2016 12:42am
Dreams reflect your inner feelings , fear , sadness , disappointment, happiness , excitment , etc... Your brain is affected by those feelings thus strange dreams. Examples are unable to run or scream , being surrounded by a crowd . Usually it reflect your fear. Scientists have found meaning to some of those dreams , you can simply search for it in a trustworthy website, it would help you .
versatileOasis48
May 3rd, 2015 1:55am
What makes your dreams strange? What do you think they mean? Do you have some of the same dreams over and over again?
Ambishion
June 8th, 2015 4:55pm
Many philosophers believe you deal with internal problems while dreaming, Translating it into a visual experience. Maybe they have something to do with how you are feeling lately.
sophhhiaaa0505
September 26th, 2016 9:33pm
Some believe dreams are ways that your brain organises your thoughts beliefs and life experiences. Some things in your dream might symbolise something, for example waterslides maybe symbolise 'risk-taking' or 'instability'. There are many dream interpretations online. However many others believe dreams are just images we've seen and our brain may rest or recollect these memories is a disorganised or random way. Others believe that dreams have no meaning as such. In my opinion I honestly think our dreams are all our subconscious minds trying to tell us something:) I have very vivid ones which have warned me about toxic and negative people; I find them overall very useful. I understand ideas, which may be controversial.
Anonymous
October 17th, 2016 10:34pm
Many believe dreams mean something, however it isnt proven that they mean something. Many people have strange dreams every once in a while. Its nothing to be worried about unless they turn scary, Then i would seek some help from someone.
hearyouout77
April 25th, 2017 8:08am
Yeah! Dreams always mean something. Even silly dreams do. But the sad thing is we hardly ever understand what they mean unless what they show us actually happens and then we sit and wonder why it seemed so familiar
LilGreenBird
October 16th, 2017 11:43am
While Freud may have said that they definitely do mean something, ultimately, dreams are just dreams. They can happen when you're stressed but they can also happen whenever for no reason! Do not read too much into it, but rather open your eyes to what happens around you through mindfulness to identify what really needs to change.
Anonymous
April 23rd, 2018 4:45am
You can have strange dreams because of an event that left you dreaming about it and even another possibility something that may happen.At times dreams don’t mean alot of thing rather it just puts you in that mindset at the time.