carnivorousplant, that’s just what I was thinking.
clothahump, what is your emotional state during this dream? Anxious? Fearful? Excited? Joyful? That’s probably as important a clue to whether the dream has any particular meaning as any of the details.
I can’t think of any recent recurring dreams.
When I was in grade school I had a dream in which I was chased around a scary house by some kind of monster. When the monster got really close, I would realize I was dreaming and try to wake myself up by grabbing my eyelids to open my eyes and wake myself up.
For many years after college I had a dream about suddenly realizing it’s finals week and I have a final for a class I didn’t know I was enrolled in or had forgotten to attend. Many people have dreams like this. In my case, I came very close to not doing well enough on one of my last finals to graduate. My family had already left on their cross country drive to attend my commencement, so the fear of disappointing them stuck with me for a long time afterwards.
I used to have dreams shortly before it was time to get up and go to work. I would realize that I was asleep and become afraid that I was already late for work. I’d make myself get up, only to realize I’d only dreamed that I was getting up and was in reality still in bed. This could repeat several times in one morning. In many instances I believe I actually did briefly partially waken and struggle against sleep paralysis to try to get up.