Here is one for you. I was wondering a lot about what usually occures in all of your nightmares. This isn’t really a nightmare diary per say, but more of a common link between the nightmares you have all had; common elements, feelings, inhibitions and other things. Here are some questions fo you to answer when you post here. You don’t have to refer to specific examples (though you can if you are trying to use it for the sake of explanation).
here are my questions:
Who or what is usually haunting or pursuing you?
What do you usually do? (run? hide? scream?)
Where does the nightmare usually take place?
Is there anything that you are commonly afraid of? If so, what is it?
Is there anything that holds you back? (no voice? heavy feet?) If so, what is it?
How do you feel during the dream?
Now, I am in no way trying to seem invasive. If you have some sort of private matter that your nightmare revolves around, I don’t want anybody to feel obligated to post it. I am merely curious as to what nightmares are like to others.
I will post my own answers just to start things off:
Usually, it is a shady figure that I cannot recognize visually. However, there is always a lingering feeling that I know the thing in question. I always feel like it is a friend or family member, but I am never sure. All I know is that it frightens me.
I usually try to run away to a safe place and hide. I try not to make any noise, but my movements seem to make all the noise in the world.
Usually, it takes place in a seemingly never ending piece of land with some common repeating element or theme. Like, once it was in a never ending art gallery. Another time, it was in a large old resort with abandoned rooms.
I can’t say, but the fear sometimes seems to stem from being found out. It is as if I have a feeling that I did something terrible and I am running from some figure of punishment. (though, I can never figure out what it is that I am protecting myself from)
A lot of the time, my body will feel as if it weighs a ton. Every movement takes every bit of energy I have, and sometimes I can’t move at all. Other times, I will shut my eyes, and I can’t open them and see.
Often times, I feel a sense of deep regret mixed with desperity. It is very strange.
So, what is it that eats at everybody in a nightmare?