TONGUE TIED AND CAN’T SCREAM FOR HELP
Dream Date: 9/19/2011
Female, 55, Florida UNITED STATES
Usually I am observing the dream. If I’m in the dream I am aware of myself as a silhouette to the left of the dream. In this dream, however, I am the dream.
I am lying in the bed I really sleep in, my arms and hands are above my head and I’m sleeping. Then there is another hand holding my right hand down on the bed so I can’t move. I don’t know if this hand is attached to anything, but it is firmly pressing on my hand. I try to yell out, but can’t. I’m frightened. I keep struggling to yell and bit-by-bit I start saying, “hellllll”, but I can’t quite form the word. Eventually with all my might I yell out, “Heelllp, Help” and as I wake up, I am exactly where I am in the dream and I am actually saying, “Help, Help” long and drawn out. I was kinda disturbed by this dream and felt a bit shaken.
My dream is currently in this week’s list of ten dreams. I am writing because the dream re-occurred and if chosen for analysis I wanted you to know.
This time the dream takes place in the room next to my bedroom (where the original dream happened). Again, I am not observing, but am the dream. I am sitting at this very computer I am typing on and typing in the dream and someone walks behind me and moves their hand, in a caress like manner, across the back nape of my neck. I am frightened as before, and begin to have trouble calling out but am able to say, “Help, help” easier than in the last dream. When I woke up I was actually saying the words. I felt a-bit troubled but not like before and was able to fall back to sleep.
Female, 55, Florida UNITED STATES
Bed – A place for assimilation
Arm– Purpseful Intention
Hand – Purpose
Head – The dreamer’s ways of thinking
Computer – Brain
This kind of experience comes when a transition is occurring within someone. A transition is a process or period in which something undergoes a change and passes from one stage to another. While this is illustrated in the dreams themselves, it is even more evident in what the dreamer relays in her commentary. This week we are going to talk about the importance of Mind in relation to these experiences instead of interpreting the dreams our dreamer has submitted.
This dreamer describes how she experiences dreams from three different perspectives. One viewpoint is as an observer, in the second she sees herself as a silhouette and third she says that she is the dream. Note the progression of involvement here. She starts by saying she is usually the observer in the dream. People who dream this way tend to be observers in life, they are attentive and watch what goes on around them. The dreamer then says, that if she is in the dream she sees herself as a silhouette. When people dream in black and white the dream is occurring in the subconscious level of mind related to emotion. The emotional level of mind is closely connected to the waking state of mind and obviously involves feeling. The silhouette perspective shows she is viewing her waking life from an emotional perspective.
Finally, in the dream she sends she notes that she
is the dream. All dreams are about the dreamer and all people, places and things in the dreamer are the dreamer. This is true for everyone and applies to all the dreams this woman has had, regardless of her perspective in the dream. She has recently moved from observer to full participant in the dream.
In this woman’s waking life she is likely aware of becoming more present, more active, more involved consciously in her life. It will be helpful for her to reflect upon what has been happening in the last few weeks. What has she been thinking about, contemplating and exploring regarding self-awareness? There is a great deal of Mind to explore that exists beyond what the five physical senses receive. Waking up to this reality can and does change someone’s perspective significantly.
The activity in the dreams indicates that our dreamer is out of synch with herself. This is why she finds it difficult to say what she wants to in the dream. This is similar for people who dream of running in slow motion and referencing The Dreamer’s Dictionary is helpful here:
“Running in slow motion indicates that the dream action has moved from one subconscious level to a more outward level where the vibration is slower. The dream action appears in slow motion because the consciousness has yet to adjust to the change in vibration, when the adjustment occurs the dream action will appear at ‘normal’ speed.”
Instead of running, the dreamer is trying to talk. Then she wakes up actually saying the words. Consider that in the second dream experience she speaks with greater ease. Whatever the transition is that is occurring in this dreamer’s life, the dreams show that she is beginning to adjust. As this continues there will likely be a progression of dreams that she will have. Although the dreamer says that the first dream re-occurred, there are only elements that repeat. As she remembers her dreams in the upcoming weeks and months she should look to the repeating elements and how they change.
As the dreamer acknowledges, these changes are unsettling to her. As she understands more about herself, her emotions and dreams the anxiety will subside. We encourage her to embrace this awakening and look forward to discovering more of her real Self.
Book we recommend: The Purpose of Life by Dr. Daniel Condron
Experience we recommend: SOM Correspondence Study