THE RECURRING OR REPEAT DREAM
I will begin with a common dream theme that I interpret in dreams all of the time. This is the recurring or “repeat” dream theme. A recurring or repeat dream is when you dream the same dream over and over again with the same dream symbols. Recirring and repeat dream themes can occur night after night or at different time intervals in our lives, sometimes years apart. When you have a recurring (repeat) dream, there is one of two issues going on within you and your everyday, three-dimensional life. You are either “consciously” understanding what your dream communication is telling you and not making the necessary changes accordingly in your everyday life OR you do not understand what your dream is communicating to you and your DreamSelf (the part of you within that creates your dreams for you) is giving you the same dream over and over again until you get its meaning!
Recurring and repeat dreams indicate that “karmic” situations are going on within you and your life. Karmic situations are repetitive actions and circumstances that you have previously experienced and are now recreating to experience again. The reason that you may be repeating them is possibly you have not understood the meaning of the experience for you and your life in the past so you are recreating it again to try to understand its meaning now. Also, you may be recreating your experience again to complete it.
Here’s an example of a “Recurring” or repeat dream interpreted using the Dreamtime Method to interpret it.
Dear Dreamtime, I have a recurring dream that my car has been stolen. I come out of a store or work and look for my car and it is gone! I report it stolen and never get it back. Can you tell me what this dream means?
The Dreamtime Method of dream interpretation uses a “Multi-Dimensional Thinking Approach” to accurately interpret your dream and dream symbols. “Thinking Multi-Dimensionally” is learning first that you are a Being of many dimensions within, a physical and non-physical Spiritual Being which is where from within your dream meanings and dreams originate. It is then learning to “think” from that Multi-Dimensional Perspective to easily and accurately understand your dreams.
As I interpret this dream, I will refer to the non-physical, Multi-Dimensional part of yourself within that creates your dreams as your “DreamSelf”. As your Multi-Dimensional DreamSelf creates your dream, this part of yourself within thinks that it is the Creator of your everyday physical Self and life, which it is! In saying that, your DreamSelf thinks and imagines each of your dream symbols as though each one is then a physical aspect and ability of you (and its) own everyday energy from within. Understanding this, as I interpret your dream using the Dreamtime Method, I explain each of your dream symbols meanings very similarly to the everyday physical definition they represent. I then take that understanding and look at it as though the meaning is now a created physical aspect or ability of your own everyday energy that lies within. This “way of thinking” interprets your dream symbols multi-dimensionally and accurately.
Whenever you have a recurring dream, there is one of two issues going on within your life. You are either “consciously” understanding what your dream communication is telling you and not making necessary changes accordingly in your life. Or, you might not understand what your dream is communicating to you so your inner DreamSelf, trying to get your attention, gives you the same dream and dream symbols over and over again until you get its meaning!
With this recurring dream, your DreamSelf is communicating to you that within your current thinking and thoughts creating your now . . . you car has been stolen. Using the Dreamtime Method of dream interpretation where you start by thinking of each of your dream symbol meanings as being similar to the everyday physical understanding they represent, the normal everyday definition of a “car” could be understood as a vehicle that moves you from “place to place” in life.
I then take that definition and view it as your DreamSelf within did as it created and communicated it to you. Which is that the understanding of the car is now being perceived as an aspect and ability of your own everyday energy from within. This means that the car is symbolizing your own inner ability to move from “place to place” within your own everyday life.
In this dream, your “car” has been stolen. This dream action is communicating from your DreamSelf that within you and your everyday living, your ability to move from place to place (the car dream symbol) is being robbed, stolen or taken from you.
You then say that in your dream, you’re always coming out of a store or work, you look around and your car is just gone. Using the above Dreamtime Method formula for interpreting the dream symbol of a “store”, a store as a dream symbol would be representing your “inner store” or your own “inner resources” within you for your everyday life. “Work” as a dream symbol is communicating to you the “job” (within your life) that needs to be done now or some action that needs to be taken much as when you go to work you perform a job. You either come out of the store (your inner resources) or work (the job that needs to be done within your life) and your car (your ability within to move from place to place) is gone. This communication from your DreamSelf is saying that right now your own inner ability to take action on your creative resources is being robbed and stolen, it is absent in your everyday life.
You report your car stolen, but never do get it back. The dream symbol action of you reporting your car stolen and then never getting it back is communicating from your DreamSelf that on some level, you consciously know that your ability to move forward and/or from “place to place: in your life is being stolen or taken away from you. But, in everyday reality, you really aren’t doing anything to help prevent or stop it from happening. The above dream analysis coupled with the fact that this is a repeat dream is saying that your DreamSelf Within is so adamant that you now wake up to how you are robbing yourself of taking some definitive action on your inner resources (your creativity) that it is going to keep giving you the same dream over and over again until you do something about it!
Most people in their waking reality think they live out their day and then go to sleep at night and dream. It’s really just the opposite! You Multi-Dimensionally dream first and then wake up to your created three-dimensional Self with your dream symbols and the information/energy of them being the actual energy that is creating your every-day physical life. In understanding this, your dreams not only tell you what is going on in your life, but as your own “multi-dimensional energy” from within, attracts in to your next day and days after dreaming them similar three-dimensional, physical energy to provide the solution for whatever your dream is addressing. It is in this way that your Multi-Dimensional dreams and DreamSelf create your everyday, three-dimensional Self and life.
Understanding the above, I would now look for energy to be available in your everyday life to address whom or what is stealing your inner ability to take some needed action on your valuable inner resources. Then I feel you will have the answer to what this important repeat dream is addressing.
Please E-mail me back when you get this dream interpretation and let me know if there is anything that you do not understand of how I used the Dreamtime Method to interpret your dream and dream symbols. Thank you again for submitting your dream for interpretation and good dreaming!
Terri Ullstrup Dreamtime Dream Interpretation
Here’s the response I received after I sent the above dream interpretation to the Repeat Dreamer
Dear Terri, As soon as I started reading your dream interpretation of my dream, I knew what it was referring to. This interpretation could not be more “right on” regarding some of the thinking that I have about how I want to make a career change in my life, but end up saying to myself that I could never do it. I realized from how you explained this dream that I have been constantly (over a period of years now) feeding myself negative talk about making any kind of a change.
I’m tired of having this dream over and over and of my negative thinking about myself that I now see from this dream interpretation is actually creating this. Thank you for your insightful interpretation. I’m going to try and change my thinking about this and see if this draining repeat dream goes away for good so I can move ahead with what it is I really want to do.
Exerpt taken from: Dreamtime Dream Interpretation – Opening to Your Spiritual Sight Within by Terri Ullstrup www.dreaminterpretation.com