I just had a tremendously vivid dream of some considerable length. To keep it short, in the dream I dreamed that I was living my normal life, sitting in my room with my friends. It was night time, and I looked out the window to see the massive form of a giant, night sky colored being appear. The giant, which was vaguely man shaped, easily towered over all the buildings in the area.
It began to come towards my home, crushing things as it went. Me and my friends attempt to escape, but are unable, and though I feel no pain, I am eaten by the giant. When this occurs, I wake up in my bed (Still actually dreaming) and live my day again until the next night, where it happens again, and again after that. In the dreams, I am keenly and logically aware of what is happening, knowing that each night I at least remember being chased by a night sky colored giant, and that I am always eaten, and always wake up the next day in my bed, the world unchanged.
I eventually, through tremendous effort, manage to evade the giant for an entire night, and it disappears in the morning. My escape involved my car, so I was in it when I realize that I had escaped, that I had just lived a whole night of what was only supposed to be some weird, reoccurring nightmare. I drive around for awhile, observing my world, and how it appears unchanged, as normal, no panic or military or even damage from the chase, and am flabbergasted.
I return home after skipping work and classes and call my friends and brother for a meeting, there confiding in them my experience. None, despite often being present, seem to recall the events at all, except for my brother, who recalls them happening in a dream. He mentions that I was always running or fighting but never giving up, never going down easy.
At this, and the realization that I have not slept and am still in one continuous moment of waking consciousness, giant chase and all, decide to go downstairs and tell my mother, who is conversing with my aunt. When I go downstairs, I find my old and beloved baby sitter in the kitchen, ignored by the other completely. I don't know how, but I know that she is dead, and that the others can not see her because she is a spirit.
I can talk to her, and I go to her and explain to her that she is dead, and that everything is ok. I hug her, I feel her warmth, and we cry in joy. The giant is still in my mind, but he now seems trivial and unimportant. My baby sitter is dead, but she is not dead, and it is beautiful beyond words.
I take her to the door of my house, and there we are met by someone (maybe her own son) at the door, who offers to take her away. He mentions that he "Managed to slip the system" and is "A lost cog in the machine." I ask him if he is taking her to the other world, and he confirms this, saying, "Ya, its beautiful." before disappearing with her. I am, filled with peace and still joy, and I go inside to explain to my family all that has occurred, from the giant of the night sky, to my baby sitter's spirit.
Some believe me, most dont and offer other explanations, but I don't care that much. I am annoyed that some of them do not think me sound of mind, but I am also reassured in my feelings that this belief or disbelief matter little, because the system we live in works, it is big, and accounts for everything, like a super long mathematical equation that equals +0. A still, peaceful, even goodness.
I woke up after that, very stable, very rested (despite having only gone to sleep MAYBE two hours before) and fully able to remember the entire dream very vividly. What strikes me most about this dream was realism of it, even thinking back I was extremely rational about the whole thing. My thoughts of escape or anything in general were very understandable to a person living this situation. I could also see peoples faces clearly, and I swear that I could "feel" things.
I also woke up extremely calm and peaceful and very well rested. I woke up at around 2 oclock. Despite the peace I feel from the dream, I do not understand it. What was the relevance of the giant, Whom I fought so desperately to escape? My baby sitter, though very old, is not dead to my understanding. Everything seems so vivid, and yet I have not eaten anything strange or changed my lifestyle in any physical way that should prompt these vivid dreams.
I have recently begun seriously meditating, but I did not meditate that day or the day before. I have burning need to know what it all means, or at least get an inkling. It feels very important, and given that I do not generally have nightmares since I have learned to question my dreams and then take control of them, it is very strange to me that during my many escape and escape plans, everything was so real that I do not question it for very long.
I briefly asked myself if I could be dreaming, but dismissed the idea due to how insanely real everything was. If there is anyone who can help, I would be very grateful!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dream Interpretation