So I have this recurring dream. I get it every few weeks and have done for around 4 years, maybe longer. I have still no idea what it means. I have looked for various meanings, but it’s too much. It is too jumbled up, but it is always the same.
I am in a tree. No idea why or how, but I am there. Sitting in the top of the branches. I can’t see much, it’s foggy or misty. With a blink I am on the back of a really big brown owl. It’s tipping from side to side flying through the trees, the mist never clears and I have no idea where I am going. I am just laying prone on the back of an owl at this point. We snap to a gnarled black tree. There is a leg stuck in the tree, but not the leg of anyone I know.
We land and it’s clear that my job is to pull the leg out, and likely the person with it. I never can. So I struggle to pull the leg out from the grip of the tree and it never moves. Eventually I wake up, and I always wonder what the leg in the tree represents. The tree is really gnarled up, it’s covered in black stick tar like stuff too. It’s actually just a bit gross.
I occasionally cat nap on the sofa, but I only really have that dream when I’m in my bed, never when I am on holiday either. I have changed my bed in the last 6 months too, I also got a new mattress and duvet – the works. It didn’t make a difference.
I have a pretty solid sleep routine, it will probably be changing in the next few weeks when our middle kid heads off to school. Currently I am 11pm-7.30am. So I think that will shift to 10-6. I must add that I usually read or watch telly before falling asleep, I tend to wind down for a while.
I’ve always wanted to have this dream broken down into piece which I can understand. I feel like it’s really important to get a sense of what might be bothering you ‘under the hood’. Tomorrow Adjustamatic, who have teamed up with top psychologist and oneiric Ian Wallace, will be analysing dreams on-camera and I honestly can’t wait to hear about what other people dream about and how they can be decoded to find the message behind them.
I’m taking part in the #dreamsexplained campaign by writing this post.