Nightmares Like These

I had a terrible nightmare after work the other day. I came home from work feeling exhausted and tumbled into bed where I fell into an uneasy sleep.

In the first part of my dream, I was in a white classroom. All I remember is a great feeling of anxiety, and speaking with my english teacher from high school. I don’t remember what was said or who else was there (other students?), but she was friendly towards me. I remember her smiling. But when I closed the door behind me when I left the classroom, I fell to my knees like I was fainting, passing out. An overwhelming anxiety attack.

The next instant in the dream, I was in someone’s living room with the Christmas Tree. It was snowing outside. Through the window, I could see my Taurus car sitting in the yard unnaturally, like in their front yard. There was a lot of snow, untouched and pristine besides my car in the middle of the big, bright blanket of snow.

I was lying on the floor in Joshua’s living room. I don’t remember actually seeing Joshua, just knowing I was in his house. I saw Dee looming over me, because I was glued to the living room floor. It was like I was drunk; everytime I stood up, the world spun sickeningly around me, and I fell back on the floor. I don’t remember hearing anyone in the room talking, but seeing lips moving and the only thing I could hear as the room spun around me was my own voice calling out, “Jake! JAKE!”


I woke up calling for him.

I woke up in a state, frightened. It was a moment before I realized I was awake rather than laying there scared on the floor. I realized I was awake now and still calling for my husband. It was sweet, he did come to me and soothe me. What’s troubling is what my dream revealed to me;


To see your teacher (past or present) in your dream suggests that you are seeking some advice, guidance, or knowledge. You are heading into a new path in life and are ready to learn by example or from a past experience.

Consider your own personal experiences with that particular teacher. What subject was taught? (English, Communication, helped me to express myself with our writing club)

Alternatively, a teacher relates to issues with authority and seeking approval. You may be going through a situation in your waking life where you feel that you are being treated like a student or in which you feel you are being put to a test.

Also pay attention to the demeanor and attitude of the teacher in your dream.
(Friendly, Helpful, she got a divorce)


To dream that you are fainting suggests your inability to confront some subconscious issues or feelings. You need to be more aware and acknowledge those feelings.


To see snow in your dream signifies your inhibitions, unexpressed emotions and feelings of frigidity. You need to release and express these emotions and inhibitions. Alternatively, snow means that you are feeling indifferent, alone and neglected.

To dream that you are watching the snow fall represents a clean start and a fresh, new perspective. It is indicative of spiritual peace and tranquility. (being married)

Alternatively, the dream means that you need to take advantage of opportunities that arise; otherwise such opportunities will disappear.


To dream of Christmas symbolizes family togetherness, reunions, celebration, peace, goodwill, generosity, and human kindness. It is also representative of new beginnings and fresh starts. Consider also your own associations with this holiday. (First Married Christmas!)


To see a parked car in your dream suggests that you need to turn your efforts and energies elsewhere. You may be needlessly spending your energy in a fruitless endeavor. Alternatively, a parked car may symbolize your need to stop and enjoy life.

If you dream that your car is buried, then it suggests that you are feeling weary about pursing someone else’s dreams instead of your own. You are afraid to let others down.

Car Accident

To dream of a car accident symbolizes your emotional state. You may be harboring deep anxieties and fears. Are you “driving” yourself too hard? Perhaps you need to slow down before you hit disaster.

Drunk Driving

To dream that you are driving drunk indicates that your life is out of control. Some relationship or somebody is dominating you.


To dream that you are drunk suggests that you are acting careless and insensible. You are losing control of your life and losing a grip on reality. Perhaps you are trying to escape from a waking situation. (What am I trying to escape? What am I uncomfortable with?)


To dream that you are intoxicated indicates that you are losing control of some situation. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you have attained a new level of awareness

Ex Boyfriend

Alternatively, the dream could represent some immature relationship which may describe the relationship you had with your ex.

To dream that you and your ex got back together again suggests that something or someone in your current life is bringing out similar feelings you felt during that relationship with your ex. The dream may be a way of alerting you to similar behavioral patterns in your current relationship. What you learn from that previous relationship may need to be applied to the present one so that you do no repeat the same mistakes. (I am Josh, I am the undesirable with an addiction)

Dreams of getting back together with your ex or of your ex wanting to get back together with you may not necessarily be a reflection of reality. This dream may be triggered by some major change in your current relationship and how far you have come from those past relationships.

A situation in your current life may be reminding you of your relationship with your ex. Alternatively, the dream may mean that you have moved on with your life. The dream does not necessarily mean that you want to get back together with him. Consider what were the things you liked and disliked about him.

These are the same qualities that you are finally acknowledging within your own self.


To dream that you are spinning signifies confusion. You are feeling out of control. Alternatively, the dream means that you are going nowhere.

To dream that something is spinning around you indicates that you are feeling overwhelmed by circumstances beyond your control.


To dream that you collapse indicates that you are pushing yourself too hard. You have lost sight of your goals and what you need to accomplish. You may also be having difficulties trusting your own judgment and decisions.

Christmas Tree

You may be experiencing some anxieties and stress in your domestic life. It also signifies a passage of time, self-development, and spiritual enlightenment. Consider also the feelings and emotions you experience during this holiday season to help you decipher this dream symbol.

If your dream of a Christmas Tree occurs in December, it may indicate the expected pleasures, demanding responsibilities, and growing anxieties associated with the holiday season.

Living Room

To dream that you are in the living room represents the image that you portray to others and the way which you go about your life. It is representative of your basic beliefs about yourself and who you are. Alternatively, the living room is indicative of your freedom and space. The living room is a symbolic boundary between your personal self and your public self.


The floor in your dream may also symbolize the division between the subconscious and conscious. Alternatively, the dream may be a pun on being “floored” or being completely surprised. Perhaps you have been caught off guard about something. (Unable to pick myself up off the floor)


If you are yelling and no one hears, then it suggests that you are being overlooked in some waking situation. You feel that your voice does not matter or that your opinion does not count.


To dream that you are screaming symbolizes anger and fear. You are expressing some powerful emotion which you have kept pent up inside. No matter how hard you try to get someone’s attention, they cannot hear you. The dream highlights your difficulty in communicating with this person. You need to immediately identify your fears or feelings and confront this situation in real life.

To dream that you are searching for your husband implies that you feel he is not always there for you. You are feeling disconnected and neglected, both emotionally and physically.


To dream that you feel fear indicates that your achievements will not be as successful as you had anticipated. You are experiencing anxieties in various aspects of your life. The key to overcoming your fear is to discuss them and deal with them openly.

To dream that you worse fears are coming true signifies your resistance to change. You are afraid to confront the unknown aspects of yourself.


To dream that you are scared indicates that you are experiencing feelings of self-doubt, incompetence, and lack of control in your waking life. Perhaps you are having second thoughts about a decision you have made. Anger often masquerades as fear, so also consider issues about which you are angry about in your waking life.


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