A recurring dream is a dream that continues making appearance over an extended period of time. The recurring dream often occurs over a concrete set of time like throughout childhood, through those arkward teen years, into college, or over the course of employment. The "dream experts" look at recurring dreams as being similar to a telegram. See, since a recurring dream always pops up for a reason or with the goal of addressing a certain issue, until the goal of the dream is achieved it may just continue to make on again, off again appearances. If you experience a major lifestyle change, your recurring dream may be inspired to go into eternal sleep for good.
Recurring dreams often include elements of the dreamer's own life and routinely involves different settings and events. There are even some common themes for recurring dreams, check them out:
Losing the ability to speak
Witnessing an accident
A particular type of recurring dream is the recurring nightmare. Recurring nightmares are often the byproduct of post-traumatic stress disorder, in which consistant nightmares about the event are rampant.
What Causes Recurring Dreams?
Many studies suggest that a recurring dream is an indicator that your subconscious is trying to communicate a message to you-a message that you aren't getting without the frequent shoving prompted by the message being constantly pushed through dreams. There are usually two reasons for occurences of a recurring dream, the first being the subconscious attempt to change some aspect of the personality, daily behavior, or lifestyle. A bad temper, out of control spending, and addictions, are all quality of life impairing circumstances that may lead to a subconscious kick in the pants by the onset of a recurring dream.
The second cause for recurring dreams, especially recurring nightmares, is unresolved emotional issues that are lying dormat within the dreamer. Factors like trauma, abuse, profound loss, or injury can contribute to recurring dreams over a long period of time. And the recurring dream can be triggered again by the occurence of similar traumatic events.
Tips for Getting the One Up On That Recurring Dream
According to the experts, contrary to popular belief, your recurring dreams are not identical. And that is precisely why it is recommended that you write down what you can remember about the dream, chances are, you'll see variations. You'll also want to pay attention to when the recurring dream started. Try and finish the dream, the dream is recurring because something, or somethings, have been left unsaid. And check out some of these tips for specific recurring dreams:
If the dream involves you being chased, turn around and check out who is chasing you.
If you are unable to move, get out of the situation by any means necessary.
If your recurring dream involves you being lost, incorporate a guide into the dream somehow.
If your life is in danger, let your self perish.