Last night I had a horrible dream within a dream. Every secret fear and insecurity I have in the world showed up in one big awful dream and to end it all, I went to get in my car and drove away from the awfulness and of course, the battery of my within-a-dream-car was dead. I woke up, told my sleeping lover all about my horrible dream, looking for assurance that none of those things were 'real' but he confirmed that all of it was real. Then I actually woke up. Terrified. 3am wide awake with all my worst fears swirling in my head. I knew it was a dream, but in that moment it still felt real. Real real.
When I got to work today a little shaken, and recounted my night, one person said..."Someone once told me that instead of keeping a dream journal (I don't do that), keep a journal of what lessons you need to learn from your dreams. What is there that you need to see or know from your dream?" About as hippy as you can get with advice, and yet what else could I really do?
So. I'm not about to start writing things down when I wake up but I will look at what it is I need to see from my worst nightmare dream.
Day 23 #the100dayproject