Monday, April 6, 2015
Eeriness (Elements of Dreams) #AtoZChallenge
All dreams have a certain quality of the ethereal and eerie. The very fact that we are "seeing" these night stories is just a little bit eerie, don't you think? Even pleasant or happy dreams will have a sense of an eerie presence lurking in the background as though we are being watched. When you start examining the dream layers some of the eeriness becomes more apparent.
At any time a dream can break out into an unsettling circumstance which can even become terror. Sometimes we don't know why we are afraid or the source of the terror. Then there are the times when we might not be necessarily be afraid by the dream, but what we are experiencing is just a bit disconcerting.
Sleep is a necessary time of rest for our bodies and minds, but it is also a time when we become vulnerable. Likewise our mind opens up into a mysterious dimension of the subconscious where things are strange to say the least. Or to say it another way: Eerie.
Do you feel that dreams have a sense of eeriness? Do you ever have dreams that are absolutely normal in every way? Do you enjoy the weirdness of the dream world?
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For the most part I do enjoy the weirdness of the dream world but sometimes there is a sinister 'something' right on the edges that bums me out. And I've never liked my dreams where there's a midnight sun. I don't think I could ever be happy in Alaska b/c having the sun out at 2 AM would be too reminiscent of my creepier dreams.ReplyDelete
Weirdness I do kind of enjoy, JoJo, but sometimes it's better not to start looking too deeply into the dreams. The concept of "midnight sun" I think does capture the dream setting. Though I've never experienced that in real life, dreams seem like that could feel like that.Delete
I'm fine with dreams as long as they are good dreams. When I have bad dreams, I'm always happy to wake up from them. Yes, dreams are eerie. The mind is a complicated and awesome thing.ReplyDelete
Jolie-- I think it's just kind of eerie that we have these things called dreams, but I'm also glad that we do.Delete
Like a lot of other people, I've had some weird dreams.ReplyDelete
I like the 'ethereal' feeling of a dream and when I recognize it as such, I feel almost blessed for the visit of the ethereal spirit. I don't often know the people in my dreams, but the ethereal visits are always loved ones...I look forward to their dream visits. Weird dreams ? sometimes, but not usually what I would call eerie. I'm glad we have dreams too.ReplyDelete
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The eeriness is something I often don't pick up on until I go back to rethink the dreams. So often within the dream all seems fairly normal to me at that time. Ethereal is another good descriptive term for dreams.Delete
Sorry about previous comment I deleted, I messed up using my phone. Thanks for this post. Sometimes my dreams seem pretty normal although there is usually something a tiny bit eerie in them. Other times they are not so normal ... these are the ones I pay extra attention to.ReplyDelete
I feel dreams sometimes prepare you to be ready for worst of the day :)ReplyDelete
Most of my dreams are weird.Some are eerie but I tend to concentrate on the confusion of them. I can have 2 dreams in one if that makes sense.ReplyDelete
Makes sense to me. My theory is that dreams are layered, not so much as depicted in the film Inception, but in the sense of our mental perception within the dream. I think it's similar to our waking hours when we might be doing one thing, but thinking of one or more other things. And for us who multitask we might even be doing more than one thing. This should logically care over into our dreaming state though perhaps more literally perceived as 2 or more dreams in one. No wonder dreams can be so confusing!Delete