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Dream Interpretation/Never getting to where I need to


Hi there,

I have a recurring theme in my dreams where I need to go somewhere, and I never actually get there - for various reasons. I have to go back because I forgot something, or something along the way keeps be busy, or I miss something. In the end, I always wake up before reaching my destination.
Another (more rare) dream I have is falling and then I wake up a bit anxious. Either way, both are rather unpleasant.

Hi there Andre, firstly, my apologies for taking so long to get back to you.  I've had some very sad family business to attend to over the last few weeks.

To your recurring dreams...  To me, it sounds like you have a lot of trouble staying focussed in your waking life.  Perhaps you have some goals that you would really like to achieve, but for some reason, you keep getting distracted by other things in your life??  This could be simply something that can't be avoided due to your current situation, or it could point more to something that could be sorted out with councelling or medical intervention?  Either way, it might really help you to take a break and really think about what it is you want out of life and where you are heading.  Writing down a plan for how you might achieve those goals can really help.

Another thing which can really help is "mindfulness".  Even if you can't help being distracted by things, spend the next week or so just being more aware of what you are doing from moment to moment.  Sometimes our thoughts will run ahead of us and we will find ourselves going through the motions of life without really being there in spirit.  When this happens, try to bring your self back to the present and take in and notice things that are happening around you, what you are doung at that moment, and acknowledge more consciously what you are thinking and feeling.  

The falling dream again can be symbolic of not being able to achieve your goals.  Something might not be quite gelling in your waking life, and you keep falling behind.  

Falling dreams can also be part of a phenomena of hypnogogia - a level of consciousness somewhere between waking and sleeping. It can be related to lucid dreaming and what some people would describe as "astral travel" where there is some kind of disconnection between your body and your "soul".  I'm not sure if I believe all that stuff but it certainly helps to describe the falling sensation in a dream, where it can feel a bit like the soul is falling/ rushing back into the body after floating around the ceiling somewhere.  Scientifically, this often linked to the hypnogogic brain wave pattern.  If you find yourself being distracted easily by unconscious thoughts in your waking life, this might also really link in with the falling dream in that your mind/spirit and body is often metaphorically disconnected.  

Well those are my thoughts on your recurring dreams.  Please let me know what you think.  If you have any further quesrions about something I might have missed or anything at all really, please let me know.  I would be more than happy to help further if needed.

Take it easy...

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