Dreams during quarantine is not abnormal, you are being pulled into a different way of thinking.
Currently I have had a dream every night. The dreams range anywhere from me chasing a white dog down the street, floating above the clouds or interactions with an ex, sexual or otherwise.
I have spoken to many people in my circle to hear that it is not just me. Many people are having a consortium of vivid dreams. At first I thought it was only the spiritual collective that was going through this. However, if you go online there are tons of stories. Nurses who are having dreams of trying to get tubes down peoples throats, mothers dreaming that they have the virus and are not able to be with their child, right down to everyday people who are having dreams about zombies.
Why are we having these dreams?
The Virus really has nothing to do with the dreams. What it is is that our schedules and lives have been turned upside down. We are inundated with a day to day task that is the same thing everyday. Whether you are working on line or watching movies all day, your life has been riddled down to one function to two functions. Therefore your mind is able to in a way fill in the blanks of the rest of the day.
Also, our time is all over the place. We are waking up earlier or later, going to bed earlier or later, sleeping all day or not sleeping at all. Therefore we are giving different times for our brains to wonder about. Most of my dreams happen between 4 am to 6 am right before I wake. Some so vivid that I can actually hear the person in my dream talking to me as I open my eyes.
Spiritual Reasons for vivid dreaming
We are currently part of a huge collective consciousness where we are all in this together. The power of the mind is incredible, and it creates everything in our world.
There has been studies that have taken place on collective consciousness where the studies find that many people are very much connected without even knowing each-other. For those like myself who are super emphatic, I find myself dreaming and living in the life of another person. It is not a good feeling when people are hurting so much right now.
In essence your dreams are created by the known and the unknown. We tend to create dreams from a reality on the outside world. However, or dreams tell us something. What we want, what we don’t want and also what it is that our subconscious is really saying. The more “spiritual” you are and the more connected to the unseen the more you will have dreams that tell your path, almost like oracles.
How to stop having nightmares during quarantine
I rarely have nightmares, however I am hearing a lot of people speak of having nightmares every night. I have asked a few people what their day to day life is. Most who have nightmares are glued to TV, Video Games or their computers at work. Others however like the nurses are going through strenuous day to day activities.
The strenuous day to day activities are of course going to harbor work related nightmares like someone dying on your table or the stress of getting a tube down someone’s throat. It’s like studying for a test then dreaming that you already took the test and failed. God bless the nurses and doctors because there is really nothing that they can do about it other than letting it go when they return home, but how difficult it must be.
However, television and media are the two things that drive fear into our brains almost and unnecessary fear. When you are hearing and seeing the same things over and over again, it becomes part of your subconscious and when you sleep, the subconscious begins to bubble up in all sorts of ways.
So if you’re nightmares are becoming too much to bare, it may be time to turn off the TV, the video games, or maybe a time to take a break from work if you can.
How these dreams are effecting us
Since time is almost irrelevant due to the quarantine and we are living in a world where sleep and wake have really no set schedule, we begin to lie in a dream state. For those like myself, I have had dreams and didn’t realize that it was a dream. It has caused some confusion in my life to where I am speaking with someone and could have sworn they told me something. But it was just a dream.
On the brighter side of things, dreams help to activate the creative side of our brains. Giving us the tools to make things happen, think out of the box and do things differently. If you are having lots of dreams you may realize that you are working more subconscious now, and that may not necessarily be a bad thing. You have now freed up your brain to do other things.