Karen Horney

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Jolene Patch
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April 15, 2013
C. Nelson

Most dreams contain messages that serve to teach us something about ourselves. Unfortunately, many a times we forget what we dream about. We go about our daily lives and routines without thinking about a dream we may have had that night. With recurring dreams, the message may be so important and /or powerful that it just will not go away. The frequent repetition of such dreams forces you to pay attention and confront the dream. The dream is trying to tell you something. Such dreams are often nightmarish or frightening in their content, which also helps you to take note and pay attention to them. Recurring dreams are quite common and are often triggered by a certain life experience or situation or a problem that keeps coming back again and again. These dreams may recur daily, once a week, or once a month, but whatever the frequency, there is little variation to the dream. It usually points to a personal weakness, fear, or your inability to cope with something in your life – past or present. The repetitive patterns in your dreams can reveal some of the most valuable information on yourself. It may point to a conflict, situation or matter at work or at home, a situation in your waking life that remains unresolved or unsettled. Some urgent underlying message in your unconscious is demanding to be understood.
Dreams are strongly associated with sleep. They may occur in all stages of sleep including the REM sleep and NREM sleep. It is implied that dreams are prevalent during the REM sleep, and the REM dreams can be recalled more easily than the NREM dreams. A human adult usually spends a total of 1% to 2 hours each night in REM sleep by spreading it over several periods. Thus, we may experience several individual REM dreams per night. The dreams during REM periods are long, complicated and visually…...

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