Usually after a particularly emotional session like yesterday, where I spend more time mentally out of session than in it, I have a weird or unusual dream.
I’ve never really tried remembering them long term but I wonder if they mean anything or have any significance. They usually stay with me a while after I wake up and then I suddenly am like “oh crap, that never happened” like half way through the day. They seem so real. I’ve tried to pick fights with my fiancé over things I’ve dreamt about and he has no idea what I’m going on about, poor soul. It is at the point now where I will go “did this happen, or did I dream it?” to get an idea or gauge of where I should be on the emotionally reactive spectrum.
In this dream, I was out at a public festival of some sorts. And I was walking along and there was this dog begging for attention from its owners. It was little and scruffy and kind of adorable in a ruffian sort of way. But they were just ignoring it. Like it needed them and they were ignoring it.
So I took the dog. I stole the dog. And nobody noticed.
And he loved me. I had him for a few weeks in the dream. And then, the guilt came. I had taken someone else’s property. So I called the number on the tag and when the family didn’t answer it auto forwarded to the police – who came to take my statement.
And instead of telling them the truth I lied about where I found the dog and that it was lost and abandoned. Painting myself as the good citizen for rescuing him instead of the criminal for stealing him.
I got caught in the lie. And then I woke up.
I have my own ideas about where some of that comes from, but I’m curious as to your thoughts. Do you ever dream after a particularly intense session?