You’re in the middle of a dream and things have gone from bad to worse. It’s clearly turning into a nightmare. Maybe you have the ability to wake up, but for a lot of us, you’re along for the ride until it ends or you’re somehow are jolted out of it.
Last night I was dreaming and it started off with a standard weird set up. I was in another country with my immediate family (somewhere in Asia I think) and there was a memorial service (similar to what we may do on November 11). Oddly enough A LOT of my family was there and so were some people I recognized from high school who were in concert band throughout the years (I was a trumpet player back in the day). I noticed that lot of people (except for the band players) were wearing red and started exiting the big room we were in.
Suddenly I was overwhelmed with grief because apparently one of my cousins had recently passed away… but just in my dream. I’m not naming who it was and I prefer not to think about it!
I go to sit where I think my family will be. But they don’t show up because they’re all in red shirts and about to come in as a processional along with other people remembering those they’ve lost. I felt so alone and upset and started to cry I wanted to be there with them, but couldn’t understand why it wasn’t happening.
But then I realized I was dreaming and kept trying to wake myself up. Forcing my brain to realize that it wasn’t true and that everything would be alright.
It sort of worked. I woke up in bed and talked myself down; full of confidence that it was all a dream. I can’t remember the exact events after that, but let’s just say it took a little while before I because aware that something wasn’t quite right and then it hit me: I was still dreaming! I had had a dream within a dream!
This time I woke up and was back to reality. I was rather shaken up afterwards, but overall left unscathed.
Now it’s your turn: what’s the most bizarre dream you’ve had? Any opportunities to relive something that didn’t go quite right? Ever wake up from a dream questioning if it was something that really did happen? (That last one happens to me a lot)