i have been having a recurring dream for around a year to a year and a half, they became more often when i was pregnant.
They differ slightly each time, but the theme ultimately is the same.
I am always on my own in the dream, when a bomb siren goes off, i am aware before this of the threat of a nuclear bomb. I then have to hurry to get to my home, on the way, seeing abandoned houses, cars, people hiding under cars ect. I hurry to get home which takes forever. its like i am being chased by the clock.
I always manage to get home, and shelter, and be with my family. The nuclear bomb never goes off as i wake before it does. The threat of it is enough.
What is this recurring dream telling me? how do i make it stop?
Thank you for any help you can give me,
Good morning, Libby.
Recurring dreams generally cease when we figure out what they mean. I can give you a couple of ideas.
The nuclear bomb is impending doom. This represents any major ending. You see a big change coming, it is the end of everything you know, and your reaction is to go back to your family.
The bomb can be any major change. A new baby can count as a life-changing event, as can losing a job, or graduating from school, or even winning the lottery. Basically, it is anything that spells the end of the life you knew. It doesn't have to be all bad, though, because every ending is also a beginning.
The second part spells out your personal priorities. If the world is coming to an end, then you want to spend what time you have with your family. You may feel like panicking, but look at those people trying to hide under cars! That's true panic - what you are doing is making a choice.
This choice - placing your family above all - may give us a clue toward what your bomb means. For instance, when you were pregnant the dreams increased in frequency. Were you perhaps employed full-time before then, and had to choose whether to return to work afterwards?
Once you have found out what that bomb means, then these dreams should stop.