For all of you who have studied psychology, then you are all well aware of Sigmund Freud's dream theory. Freud believed that dreams were trying to tell you what your subconscious felt. He believed that a dream had both the manifest content, meaning it is what the dreams seems to be saying, and the latent content, which is what the dream is really trying to say.
I've never really been a firm believer of dream analysis, but after awaking this morning from a strange dream that seemed to be an epiphany for me, the tables have turned. I now believe that my dream was trying to tell me something and I was supposed to learn something from it.
My dream started off where I was surrounded by old friends, old enemies, old crushes, and old loves. All together we stood in a room talking about the good old days. When it became my turn to reminisce about my past, I could not come up with anything good to say. The old friends I had had turned into enemies, the old enemies I had once had disappeared from my view, old crushes crushed like they always did, and old loves, well, they were just history. What could I say? I was surrounded in a room with no one who I felt relatively close to and I knew whatever I said would be judged by every one of these fiends. What is it that I ended up saying you ask?
I changed the subject towards the future. Surprisingly, everyone in this dream flowed with this transgression and then they all asked me to return the following day to join them in more shenanigans. In this dream, my thoughts were clear. Why would I want to go back to all of these old people that mean nothing to me? Why would I even want to associate with any of them!?
As all of this dawned on me, I just smiled at them and started to run away. I ended up finding my way to meeting new friends, new crushes, new loves, and my family. Now, I'm not a believer that dreams tell you the future, but maybe Freud was right. Maybe my subconscious was trying tell me to unload the past and move forward. Maybe my dream did have a double meaning. My dream could have been telling me to push forward and actually start living in the now. I feel like my dream was trying to influence me into getting rid of people that aren't really there for me, forgetting all things that are in the past, and to stride for those goals in the distant future.
I woke up this morning in a dapper mood, my head cleared, and my future bright. My dream did tell me something big. And for once, I'm going to heed my dream's advice…….and run forward towards a new life.
Anyone else have one of these moments? Share in the comments ya'll (only if you want)! :)