Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Losing (Elements of Dreams) #AtoZChallenge
You may have heard of dreams that help someone find an item they've lost in waking life. In the dream a place is identified where the lost item is and then after awakening you look and there the lost item is! This is probably a rare instance when this happens, but more commonly in our dreams we have lost something
Dreams often can leave us feeling a sense of ambiguity or apprehension and in many cases these feelings in the dream are brought about by having lost something or unable to find some important item. These dream feelings are most likely extensions of similar feelings in waking life. Trying to find a missing item can lead to exasperation and even feelings of panic depending on the importance of a lost item.
The emotions brought about by losing something and searching for it can be strong. It's no surprise that the foggy state of the subconscious mind might evoke those same feelings as when something is lost. The lost items in dreams might be the same items we lose in waking life--keys, glasses, wallet--or they might be odder types of items that often represent something else in our lives.
There have even been situations in some of my dreams where I know I've lost something but I'm not sure what it is. In this type of dream my frustration increases because I'm trying to figure out what exactly I have lost and this can carry into wakefulness as I feel that something is lost but I can't remember what it is that I have lost.
What are some things that you have lost in your dreams? Do you tend to misplace things in waking life? Are the things you lose in dreams the same things that you lose during your waking hours?