I SUPPOSE BY NOW most of you know that I've been through some difficult times. Who hasn't, right? If you've read the synopsis for my soon-to-be-published memoir, you'll have a little better idea of the specifics. I haven't gone into a lot of detail here because I want to keep these posts brief.
The traumas I write about in my memoir, occurred up through the end of the 1990s. Then, I spent the better part of a decade in recovery and I'm doing really well now. Except for one thing--my dreams.
For years I had to deal with a sleep disorder. What I deal with now, is a cake-walk by comparison. I sleep very well every night. However, I still have dreams about the traumas I went through. Sometimes they're very emotional. Often they involve the antagonist of my memoir whom I call "Brock." And by often, I mean like, every other night.
Sometimes I dream about being in a church. I don't want to be there and I'm conflicted and helpless, traveling along some kind of roller coaster-type obstacle course. Other dreams center around my house. People keep walking through it and no matter how much I object to their intrusion, they ignore me and keep coming.
I think dreams are fascinating. How about you? Do you have recurring dreams and have you figured out what they mean? Do you think dreams are our body's way of helping us heal from emotional upheaval?