Hello! I've had a strange false awakening nightmare 3 times, and wonder if it could mean anything or if anyone had a translation idea. It gets pretty terrifying and I feel like I'm stuck forever.

Basically, I go to bed and fall asleep. Next, in the dream, I wake up in my bed, everything is the same nothing is changed, I literally think I am awake, no question. I reach to turn on my the light, but it does not turn on. I grab my phone, also in same spot I put it before I went to bed, but it does not light up. I realize it is a dream, and go back to bed hoping to wake up in real life. I wake up again in the dream, light.. nope, phone.. nope. It happens several times over and over, and I feel trapped like I will never get out. Last night I looped so many times, and got so frustrated that I threw my lamp in the dream, another time my phone haha. It was so real. It always is.

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This happened once in my dorm, and again a few months before that. No matter the location, I wake up in the dream, how I fell asleep. The same thing, the light won't turn on, then my phone won't light up. I've left the room before, in need of comfort, to go to my friend who lived upstairs, but realized I was still dreaming, and hopelessly went back to bed in attempts to wake up. Last night, in the dream, I left my room to go to my parents downstairs, walked down my hallway, halfway down the stairs, and saw the living room was a bit 'stretched' in a sense, again, go back to my room thinking 'what can I do'. Everything is spot on, Im completely aware. Last night in about two awakenings, I woke up under my comforter and my pink sheet, but I went to bed under the pink sheet only, that told me I was still trapped.

There are no monsters, weird shapes/shadows, or entities. The closest thing to it was hearing a mouse drag a trash bag in my room once. At the time, I did have a trash bag and I would hear a mouse sometimes. We live near the woods, so we get critters. Nothing out of the ordinary. Its a nightmare because Im scared in my dream, the light won't turn on, its kinda dark, and Im trapped in a real life dream. Maybe Im scared something will happen, but nothing ever does.

Waking up in real life has never been so amazing. My phone, where its been this whole time, actually lights up, my light turns on when I turn the knob from my bed. I know Im awake, I stay awake for a few hours before going back to sleep. Back to normal.

Any ideas why this happens once in a while? I used the zen app to meditate before bed, Im not sure what triggers these nightmares. Thank you all!

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asked 29 Jul '16, 18:37

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edited 30 Jul '16, 04:44

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Generally speaking, if you want to figure out what the trigger for any dream is, you have to look for the emotions and feelings in your dreams. Because dreams are manifestations of the thoughts you think in your everyday life.

Of course, it doesn't mean that, for example, if someone dreams of dying in an airplane crash that it has to manifest in real life. Dreams are symbolic most of the time. For example, the emotions and feelings in an "airplane crash dream" could be fear, feelings of no control and helplessness. So if someone experiences these emotions in his job or relationships etc, he could manifest these emotions and feelings in a dream like an "airplane crash".... if that scenario represents those emotions in a symbolic way for the individual.

Here is how to find the real-life trigger for your dreams:

  1. Immediately after waking up, think about your dream (i.e. nightmare) as vividly as you can.
  2. Then notice where in your body (i.e. chest, stomach, neck etc.) you feel something. Notice where this feeling is located.
  3. Try to figure out what kind of emotion these feelings represent. Do they feel like anger? Powerlessness? Frustration? Doubt? Or do they come from positive emotions such as joy, passion or contentment?
  4. Now that you have identified the emotions and feelings in your dreams, ask yourself "In what kind of situations do I feel these emotions and feelings in my life?". Come up with all thoughts that represent those emotions and feelings for you. It could be something about your job, your health, your relationships, worries about your future or all of them.

You have now identified the trigger for your dreams and nightmares. If you want to clean those thoughts up to end your nightmares for good, you can use something like EFT Tapping or Focus Blocks for your triggers.


answered 30 Jul '16, 06:51

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edited 30 Jul '16, 06:53

I would say that awaking in the dream at the same place. is usually tie to habit(something you do often.

the problem in your dream is that you have no light.

you also call it a nightmare.

why does a nightmare make you think that you have no light?

why does it seek to make you believe that?

why does the nightmare seek to give you bad vibes anger, fear etc..

use this dream to strengthen your self.

the enemy the darkness seek to keep you under control and manipulate your emotion and though putting darkness in your water.

Don't fall in to that trap brake your chain stop being a slave to darkness. become the light that you can be.

For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

Let there be light, be the light that you can be, experience and enjoy.


answered 30 Jul '16, 12:39

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