Recurring dreams are those that occur more than once. They frequently feature themes like conflicts, being chased, or falling. It is possible to experience recurring neutral dreams or persistent nightmares.
It is not unusual for there to be some similarity between different dreams. For example, you might have a dream in which you are being chased, then another in which you avoid someone, then a third in which you meet someone new who helps you escape your pursuer. In this case, the first two dreams would be considered variants of the same theme (fear) while the last one would be considered a sub-theme (meeting new people). This means that you have used up your options for this kind of dream. If something unexpected happens in your life after having these dreams, it may mean that you will encounter issues related to fear later on.
It is also common for there to be some difference between different dreams within one night's sleep. For example, you might have a dream in which you are walking down a street when a car crashes into a building next to you; then, a few minutes later, you might have another dream in which you are sitting at a table with someone else when you notice that something is wrong with your leg.
What do repeated dreams indicate? Recurring dreams represent odd dream themes that occur regularly and again throughout a person's life. They reoccur and represent tension, worry, unsolved conflicts, trauma, and a lack of emotional healing. Often times, these dreams are a sign that someone is dealing with an unresolved issue within themselves.
Spiritually, repeating dreams reflect a need for spiritual guidance. It may be helpful to ask yourself questions such as: "Is there something I should know about my future? What am I trying to tell myself about my past?" Getting to the bottom of these issues will help you deal with them more effectively so they don't keep surfacing in your dreams.
Here are other examples of repeating dreams:
- A soldier dreaming that he is back in combat. This means that there is some aspect of his past that isn't resolved and is causing him anxiety.
- A woman who has been raped repeatedly dreaming that she is being raped again and again. This means that there is an unconscious part of herself that needs to be healed through verbalization and meditation before she can move forward with her life.
- A businessperson dreaming about losing his or her job. This indicates that there is something from the past that needs to be resolved before you can feel safe in making decisions about your future.
A recurrent dream is one that occurs on a regular basis over the period of several days, months, or years. Some people experience the same dream every night, while others have the same dream every week or even every year. Recurring dreams are vivid and most commonly occur during the REM period of sleep. You may not be aware of this happening.
People have different reasons why they have the same dream for so long. Some may think it means something bad is going to happen, while others feel like it's a sign that something good is coming their way. Either way, recurring dreams are not a cause for concern. It simply means that your brain is working through some issues that need to be resolved.
There are two types of recurring dreams: predictive and explanatory. In predictive dreams, you know exactly what will happen in the dream before it happens. This can be good or bad depending on how you look at it. If you find out that something terrible is about to happen, then you should try to wake up as soon as possible after you enter into REM sleep. This will give you time to take action and prevent anything bad from actually happening.
Explanatory dreams are very similar to predictive dreams but there's no warning. You just suddenly realize that you're in a dream and remember what happened earlier in the day.