THANK YOU FOR THE NIGHTMARES DADDY #incest #child sexual abuse

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  1. Patricia Singleton
    Patricia Singleton December 4, 2012 at 8:48 pm .

    Dreams can be healing, or be our worst nightmares. I used to dream since childhood of driving around a bend in the road or to the top of a high bridge and all of a sudden water is everywhere. The road is under water or the other side of the bridge has crashed into the water. I had this dream for many years and would always wake myself up when I would see the water. I was terrified to go in the water because I would drown.

    In a dream class that I took a few years ago, I found out that bodies of water usually represent emotions. In my childhood and early adulthood, I had a fear of my feelings. I stuffed and denied them but they were there waiting for me like the body of water. I have also had dreams with flash floods where the water comes roaring down the street. That to me describes how my anger would come roaring out of me at times, uncontrollable and raging. In recent years, the dream has changed as I have learned how to feel again. Now, I will actually go into the water before I wake up. I am doing my feelings rather than being afraid of them. I know today that I will not drown in my feelings. I can feel them. That is progress that I can see thru my dreams.

    1. CRUISEROO
      CRUISEROO December 5, 2012 at 1:49 pm .

      Your dream is fascinating Patricia and yes, I’d say you’ve worked out the significance of it. Makes a ton of sense. I’m curious: in real life, do you have a fear of water ie. pools, oceans etc? I’m a swimmer and feel safe in a pool where I can see the bottom but I’m quite terrified of the ocean, though I will still tempt the shore waves and go out beyond them if my hubby is with me. My fear is based on being tumbled by shore waves so badly in Australia as a child that I’ve been scared ever since. But still, the fact that I love swimming and now will venture into the waves just show how bit by bit, we can surface from under our fears and experiences and get on top of them. The same applies to child sexual abuse and incest, don’t you think?

  2. Patricia Singleton
    Patricia Singleton December 5, 2012 at 9:05 pm .

    I have never learned to swim and have a fear of drowning but I like being in the water with a life vest on. I like being out in a boat. In the ocean, the few times I have been, I love wading out to maybe chest level. The only problem is that the jelly fish like popping up beside me. That is scarey and I usually get out of the water then. I could sit and watch the ocean waves all day and not care about not getting anything else done. I am fair skinned so I burn easily anywhere near the water.

    Yes, I agree with your statements about child sexual abuse and incest. We can face our fears and they become less as we travel our healing journey.

    I believe in reincarnation. I believe my fear of drowning comes from at least one past life. I don’t have any memories of drowning in a past life. It is just a gut feeling.

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