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Have you ever had a dream that was so disturbing that it put you into dream shock? Okay, I just came up with the term "dream shock" to describe a state of mind where one avoids dream remembering because of a fear or reluctance to experience dreaming.
Oneirophobia is the term for a fear of dreaming or what dreams might mean, but a phobia is an anxiety disorder or irrational fear that interferes with ones ability to function under certain circumstances. I have not reached that state as yet. What am I saying? Lately I've been avoiding my dream memories.
My current state of mind came about after a dream that I described in my previous post. I have not been remembering my dreams since that dream. This could be due to having too many other things on my mind. Perhaps there have been no dreams striking enough to remember. I'm not sure what factors may be involved here, but I think there is definitely some dream memory avoidance occurring with me.
This reluctance to recall my dreams or think about this last remembered dream may relate to a message that I don't want to hear, am uneager to confront, or am unsure what to do about it. Of your suggested comments, none were exactly what my interpretation is but some hinted at my interpretation. This dream continues to make me think and perplexes my decisiveness to act in any specific manner. I may be experiencing dream shock.
This poses some questions that I would address to the readers. Have you ever tried to avoid remembering your dreams? Have you ever had a dream that scared you or upset you so much that you were afraid to dream or hesitant to remember? What are your biggest dream fears?