Dreams are considered the gateway to our subconscious mind.
It is amazing that we get a sneak peek into the mysteries of the subconscious with the simple act of dreaming. They are informative and at the same time entertaining.
All dreams are not the same. Some are simple and straightforward while others are cryptic and enigmatic. Many of them are a continuation of your thoughts but some do come with messages and signs from the Universe to alert you of impending events.
When you feel confused about something and unable to make a choice, you go to sleep and the solution will pop up in your dream. And you find yourself easily sorting out the problem and arriving at a solution.
People known to you and strangers feature in your dreams often. Psychologists say that we often dream about things we want to avoid or hide. And maybe this is the reason why you dream about people. You may even dream about the same person again and again.
This article attempts to make sense of such dreams.
What is the narrative of your dreams?
When you dream about someone constantly, it is best to look for the feeling associated with the dream. This will give you an inkling about its reason and meaning.
Sometimes it will be the same scene and same story every time. Or the narrative will change but the same person will feature in all your dreams.
Repetitive dreams are said to contain messages. They come to you until you understand the message. On the other hand, dreams about the same person with changing narratives are usually about you. Through dreams, you are understanding more about yourself. And, the role of the person is that of a messenger.
The frequency of these dreams may also mean something. Sometimes you dream about the same person every night, or you may miss a few days in between. But if you have such dreams more than two or three times, it needs to be looked into and not ignored.
What is the meaning of dreaming about the same person?
The appearance of the same person in your dreams may just be a coincidence or it could have a meaning.
Finding the meaning of our dreams is still in the nascent stages. Science doesn’t have answers to all the questions we are asking. Science defines dreams as electrical brain impulses that retrieve random thoughts and images from our memories.
On a spiritual level, dreaming about the same person means soul connection. Some believe that this is a tactic used by the Universe to bring people together. A dream is believed to be one of the signs of the Universe.
The same person repeatedly appearing in your dreams may mean that you are thinking about them a lot during waking hours. You may be doing this without realizing it. But dreams help you become aware of it.
Or it could mean that you wanted to tell them something when you were talking to them earlier but didn’t or couldn’t for a variety of reasons. Once the moment is past, you felt helpless to bring the topic up. So, in your dreams, you are just continuing that conversation and getting an opportunity to have your say.
Maybe you have drifted apart and want them back in your life. Or maybe you wish you stood up to them and did not allow them to steamroll you. This person can be anyone – from someone you love to someone you hate.
Whoever this person is, you have unresolved issues with them. And you are using your dreams to find a solution. However, if dreams turn into nightmares, you may need help to find resolution in real life.
Why do you dream of the same person?
Usually, your dreams revolve around topics that stay at the top of your mind just as you are falling asleep. So, you must have been thinking about this person every night before sleep whenever they appear in your dreams. That is a clue right there to its meaning.
Why you think about them as you go to sleep depends on your relationship with them. You may be worried or concerned about their well-being. Or you left a conversation with them unfinished. You couldn’t say all that you wanted to. You are just trying to finish your end of the conversation.
You can access your subconscious mind through dreams. So, the content of your dreams may be based on the information available in your subconscious mind.
In both scientific and spiritual senses, dreams are believed to mean something. Either they reveal what is hidden in our minds or help us find solutions to our existing problems.
Dreaming about the same person repeatedly can mean that you are thinking about them often without realizing it or you have unfinished business with them.
Is it intentional?
Are you using subconscious suggestions to dream of the same person? Maybe you want this person back in your life and this longing is coming up in your dreams. But in real life, you deny this desire of yours to reunite with the person.
You may succeed to keep this person out of thoughts during waking hours but they appear in your dreams as you have no control over it. You could also think of this as an opportunity to accept your feelings. There is no point in denying it.
If you want to reconnect with this person, you are doing yourself an injustice by suppressing the feeling. Dreams will force you to face reality and take appropriate action.
If we keep dreaming about the same person as if we were in a relationship, maybe we want to be in one. It is better to face the facts and find an acceptable resolution.
If the dreams are about any other family member, it is a reminder that they are an important part of your life and you should reconcile your differences. Dreams are like hints or nudges guiding you on the right path.
If the person is a stranger
Psychologists say that the stranger in your dream may be a personification of your own attributes. Maybe not completely yourself but a part of you. You are unfamiliar with this side of yourself and want to gain more clarity.
The stranger may also be there to convey a message to you. The Universe is believed to convey messages and signs to us through dreams. Typically, if the stranger in your dream is female, they are friendly and the dreams are pleasant experiences.
On the other hand, male strangers in your dreams are usually aggressive and threatening. Maybe this is a reflection of our deep-rooted prejudice that women are friendly and men are aggressive.
If the narrative of your dream with the stranger is good, it is an indication of an imminent positive event. The other scenario is also true. When the dreams are troubling, they may be warnings of dangers ahead.
Dreams can be interpreted in myriad ways. The most reliable method to find their meanings is to figure out their pattern. Maintaining a dream diary can help.
Note down all your dreams and the related experiences. By studying these accounts, you will gain more insights into how your mind works and what drives your dreams. The more data you have, the better your assessment will be.
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