Exploring the Sleeping Mind

Case Studies

Next Stop: The Lion’s Den

Next Stop: The Lion’s Den

The Dream: I was on a subway, alone, going to my destination. I was distracted working on something that I can’t remember now. I couldn’t see out the windows. I was nervous because I knew I had to finish my work but didn’t want to… Read More

When Hell Floods Over

When Hell Floods Over

Warning: graphic and violent content describing a nightmare below. I do not write this for the shock factor but to give an example of how we can gain insight into our suppressed thoughts and emotions from even the most disturbing of dreams. I will describe… Read More

Lost on a Train to Jealousy

Lost on a Train to Jealousy

The Dream: “I was on a train and noticed that a woman next to me was wearing my clothes. I told her to give them back. Because I was distracted by waiting to get my clothes back, I missed my stop. I started to panic… Read More

Moving Up

Moving Up

The Dream: “I was in an elevator with the owner and a partner of the company I work for. We were going up to the 176th floor, but the building was swaying so much I was scared.” The Analysis: The dreamer’s relationship with the other… Read More

Same People New World

Same People New World

I’m going to analyze two dreams in this post, because I find a lot of similarities between them in how our minds sometimes use simple, concrete representations during dreams to express abstract feelings we have about personal relationships. Dream 1: “I had a job in… Read More

Let’s Take Shots

Let’s Take Shots

The Dream: Last night I dreamed I had to give myself Botox injections. The doctor handed the needles to me and told me to just stick it in my arms and face around my mouth. Then she left. I had no idea what I was… Read More

7 Emotions and How They Appear in My Dreams

7 Emotions and How They Appear in My Dreams

Our sleeping minds find abstract ways to express the current state of our mental and emotional health. Oftentimes, our minds will use the same symbolism to work through similar emotions and situations repeatedly. For example, you may dream of being in your childhood home whenever… Read More

A New Blogger’s Dream

A New Blogger’s Dream

The Dream: I was in a hotel shower when I heard a noise and stepped out into the main room. A woman had casually walked in the door, so I yelled at her that this was my room. She walked out without saying anything, still… Read More