Nightmare On my Street


Coming to you straight out of Dream Moods Dictionary:


To dream that you are screaming symbolizes anger and fear. You are expressing some powerful emotion which you have kept pent up inside. If you try to scream, but no sound comes out, then it indicates your sense of helplessness and frustration in some situation. No matter how hard you try to get someone’s attention, they cannot hear you. The dream highlights your difficulty in communicating with this person. You need to immediately identify your fears or feelings and confront this situation in real life. Alternatively, your inability to scream may be a form of REM paralysis.

Okay, so I posted recently that I have been having nightmares. Last night was no exception. This one was different in a very distinct way. For years, I have tried to cry out for help in my dreams. For years, I have opened my mouth and made several attempts to squeak out the tiniest hint of noise. There I was standing there paralyzed in fear helpless because I had no voice.

I am happy to report that after 42 years of living I have finally found my scream. It woke me up and the sound of it scared my waking self half to death but as soon as I realized what had happened I could not stop laughing. Why did I find it humorous? I have no idea but I think it because I have overcome some type of obstacle. I have moved to the next level of conquering whatever it is I have been trying to battle. And the truth? I woke up feeling really, really good today. I feel stronger and happy and hopeful. I am that warrior at the end of the day who recognizes the power he holds in his sword. And, yes, I am a little crazy so we will have to allow that in the mix too.

Maybe there really is some truth to this silly dream dictionary. Maybe I really do feel better because whatever I have been holding quietly inside has found a direct tunnel out. Maybe my scream was a symbol of emotional release or that I am finally feeling like I have a grip on things and the power I need to muddle through exists right there inside of me.

Bizarre post I know, but one I was excited to share. Have you ever tried to scream in a dream? If so, did you have a voice?

11 thoughts on “Nightmare On my Street

  1. The explanation behind screaming in dreams makes sense to me. When I have dreams like that, I’m usually going through a period in life where something is weighing heavy on my mind and I can’t seem to find a resolution. I’ve screamed outwardly once and like you, I found it to be funny. But most of the time I wake myself up trying to get the scream out. Those are the most frustrating dreams and normally the most scary.


  2. Wow that is really bizarre waking up screaming but I imagine better than no sound coming out in your dreams, really weird I think dreams are so powerful and mean so much they are the deeper part of our subconscious….it sounds like progress, wow, scary though LOL must have given you a fright x


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