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What do you make of this dream I had? (my turn to ask a dream question)

Asked by yankeetooter (9651points) May 7th, 2012

Last night I dreamt that I was trying to get back to where the guy I currently like was waiting. (He doesn’t know yet that I like him.) I had left some of my stuff there, and I knew he was due to be leaving soon, but I kept getting caught up in the maze of the building we were in. I knew he would wait around for me to come back and get my stuff, at least for a little bit, but I didn’t want to keep him waiting. Things kept happening to get me off track, and I just couldn’t make it back to that room. This went on for I don’t know how long, certainly much longer than he could have been expected to wait around. Every once in a while, I would see him at the end of a long hall, still waiting for me, but I just couldn’t reach him…

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gailcalled's avatar

This sounds like a classic anxiety dream. The feelings it engendered are more important than the visuals.

josie's avatar

A whole lot of dreams have a theme of unreconciled wishes or desires. Freud thought it was repressed sexual impulses, but the dream is common in the human experience. Probably doesn’t really “mean” anything. Just in indicator of how human brains are similar across the various human spectra.

marinelife's avatar

“To dream that you are late or miss a meeting signifies anxieties that you are not measuring when it comes to achieving your goals. You may unprepared in some situation or challenge in your waking life.” Dream DIctionary

yankeetooter's avatar

@gailcalled…can you explain what you mean?

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

You might want to consider what obstacles you feel there may be to letting this guy know how you feel about him. Evaluate each possible obstacle and decide how realistic it is. For the ones that seem realistically to be blocking your relationship, figure out what you have to do to overcome the obstacle. Often anxiety or fear of rejection or ridicule are at the root of such obstacles. I hope that helps you.

gailcalled's avatar

You are worried about something and it is being reflected in a dream.

The classic ones, that many of us have had for years, were related to taking a test without having studied the materials or even taken the course, not being able to find the classroom, having a term paper due tomorrow and having done none of the work and similar scenarios.

yankeetooter's avatar

Oh…funny thing is, @gailcalled, I found out tonight that I had to take my final a week early…but it’s okay….I aced it!

gailcalled's avatar

So, we know that you are not worried about that. Congratulations.

The exam or tern paper anxiety dream plagues the most successful people for decades after they have no longer either exams or term papers to deal with.

Years ago the Harvard Alumni Magazine did a short article about those dreams; the magazine was flooded with letters to the editors from what seemed like every alumnus. Everyone had those dreams; Harvard stopped publishing the letters after six months. Enough is enough, they said in a little editorial.

2davidc8's avatar

@gailcalled It’s been several decades since I finished school, and I still have those kinds of dreams. Being back in school and all that…

SuperMouse's avatar

From Dream Moods: “To dream that you are in a maze denotes that you need to deal with a waking task on a more direct level. You are making the situation harder than it really is. Alternatively, the maze symbolizes life’s twists and turns. It represents indecision, confusion, missteps, feeling lost or being misled.”

Perhaps you are making the situation with the person you like more difficult then it has to be. If you consider that everyone in your dream is actually a representation of yourself, then the fact that he was willing to wait, but only for awhile, could mean that you are ready to move on from your crush on this fellow.

gailcalled's avatar

@2davidc8: We all do; mine switched at some point, perhaps when I was in my mid-fifties, to dreams of being enraged at my parents and actually yelling at them, unthinkable IRL.

yankeetooter's avatar

@SuperMouse…I don;t think I am ready to move on with this guy (not the same guy of last year, by the way). I think it somewhat significant that he was waiting around for me so patiently…if the dream pertained to him. (I also can say this with some more confidence now that last night we talked for almost an hour straight). I think it more likely that it could have had to do with my indecision to switch majors. I really want to (and believe I am going to follow through with it), but there are a lot of factors to consider, and I have been wavering somewhat.

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