I had the most bizarre dream the other night. I only remember vague details, but what I remember was bad enough.
In the dream, I was at work and there was a “thing” that I needed to hide from everyone. A colleague had found out, but was in an accident that left him in a coma, and I was relieved that he hadn’t told anyone. He started to heal (because in the dream, he had super-healing abilities, like Wolverine in X-Men) and, to stop my secret from being revealed, I cut off the top of his skull and adjusted his brain so that he wouldn’t remember. He woke up and we were talking about the “thing” I was hiding, but he didn’t remember who did it. I was so relieved, and also terrified that he would eventually remember.
Then, the scene changed and I was with a group of people standing on the roof of a large stadium arena. An old school friend (who I hadn’t thought about for years) was there, and for some reason he knew about the “thing”, and that I was guilty. I talked to him for a while and he then, to keep my secret, jumped off the roof of the stadium to the ground below and died. I remember feeling happy that my secret was not going to be revealed – not sad that my friend had jumped, but happy for myself.
I woke up at that point and felt sick to my stomach about how cold and heartless I had been in the dream. It took me a while to convince myself that it was only a dream. I even looked my friend up on Facebook to find that he was okay. (He is fine, BTW 🙂 )
I have been having vivid and disturbing dreams lately, and I think it is probably down to the work I am doing in therapy. Therapy can be a wonderful, cathartic experience but it does tend to unearth some deep feelings that the brain has to work out. I have old, deep, feelings of guilt, shame and fear that I have been dealing with lately so it is no surprise that these things are manifesting in my dreams. I wasn’t going to blog about this, but I changed my mind because, well, screw it. I am not afraid anymore to express my fears and anxiety and face rejection or judgement, thanks to a supportive family and good therapy.
If you do want to judge me, go ahead, enjoy yourself. Oh, and also GFY! 🙂