Cabin Fever & Dreams

Cabin Fever & Dreams

Cabin Fever & Dreams

Sometimes I don’t dream at all and then other times I just have the craziest dreams. You know the ones where you need to get away, but you can’t hardly move or run, and you have the feeling that something really bad is going to happen if you can’t get those limbs moving. Then there’s the scary ones that appear to be the product of a Stephen King movie!! The last little while I’ve been having these really crazy dreams where I’m travelling but don’t know really where I am or where I’m going but the only thing that’s for sure is that I am late and I can’t find my ticket, I don’t have my stuff with me and sometimes I don’t know where that stuff is either. The odd thing is, I’m never late and always punctual and I always know where my stuff is, bags prepacked, tickets and passports etc. in a carry on, all pertinent documents emailed to me or saved on drop box so I can retrieve  them if tickets etc. get lost, and just basically anally organized. Last week when I had one of these dreams, I woke up at three in the morning got up looked out the window and there was a full moon shimmering over the bay and I thought Bingo, that’s it. It’s that full moon thing. Well that would be a great reasoning, but it appears that isn’t it.  I used to sleep right through the night but not so much anymore.  I used to feel sorry for people who had a hard time sleeping but now I guess I am one of them.  An overactive mind doesn’t help, and I have always had that.  You know doing one thing and working through a bunch of other things in your mind. It can be a good thing if it doesn’t get out of control because you can really get a lot done…. but where is the off switch? All my life I have been able to go to bed and fall asleep as my head hits the pillow.  I think I am starting to settle on the fact that we have all been locked down, cooped up and restricted for so long that the dreams about travelling and not getting there, being late, losing tickets and luggage etc. may just be cabin fever.

I know one thing that I have been daydreaming about for awhile now and that is travelling to somewhere warm, long walks and dinner on the beach, adventures and just laying about in the sun. I am hopeful that we can get back to normal for next winter. God knows we all need it. So being a Googleholic, I did some research, and this is what I found:

“To dream of missing a connection reveals your fear of disconnecting from your old world and entering a new phase of life. Don’t be afraid because change is always welcome” Or, “To be travelling in a dream as a symbol of movement in life/journey of life. When seeing yourself traveling in a dream, either by car, by train, by ferry etc., well, then it is usually about your own journey in life – the inner (and outer) development you are going through.

My take away is that even though your dreams can be a little unnerving  or even scary, they probably denote the changes that you see in your life and maybe its just your minds way of expressing things and working through issues that we all have in our lives. So, my question to you is, once we are able, where are you going to travel to? My wife and I were in Portugal in September – October 2019 and had planned on going back this winter although we all know that’s not happening as Europe is not the place to be right now. New York as much as we love it there is also not the place to be right now. We may be setting our sights on Costa Rica as it is a safer zone these days and that is where we fell in love so it has been such a soft spot for us that we have been there 15 times so why not once more as we know it as well as we do Vancouver Island.

I hope your dreams are good ones, that you may be able to see some inner meaning in them and that they give you some escape from the world of Covid.

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Brian McCullough, RE/MAX of Nanaimo

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