According to the collection of dreams used as data for this book, these usually occur to children. They often appear as a dot, small object or shape, that is, or becomes, threatening and increases in size. The examples below suggest there is some relationship between the dream and feelings connected with a parent or parents. It may be the dream portrays unspoken moods felt by a parent that the child feels anxious about. Very often we sense something going on that is not spoken about or visible externally. Such hidden things are picked up by our unconscious, that attempts to communicate them as a dream or intuition. We often feel very uneasy until we realise the situation – perhaps the person it refers to might even deny it if asked.
Example: When my husband was a child of about 8 years he often used to have an abstract nightmare. It consisted of him (a soft wavy line) being attacked by the enemy (a pointed zigzag line). As the enemy (zigzag) overcame him (soft waves) he would wake up in terror. The nightmares ended when his father died unexpectedly from a heart attack. Jane S. – Teletext.
Example: I am eighteen years old, and ever since I was eight I have been having the same dream and I cannot understand why. I dream of a small black dot that rotates n a spiral, and as it goes around it gets bigger and as it gets bigger it gets faster until in the end it laughs or glares at me and then it blows up. I used to have this dream about twice a week. I don’t know why it keeps coming back. Amanda H. – Teletext.