I have a horrible time remembering dreams, and there’s a pattern to it that I’ve taken note of. Which I’ve broken down into different types.
Type A: Moments that go from sleeping to an awake state immediately, such as when noticing I’m late for work or class, I jump out of bed frantically. This makes me unable to remember a dream at all. It’s gone immediately, usually not even able to recall what the dream was about.
Type B: This is the usual, where I wake up by an alarm and I drag myself out of bed more slowly but still tired. These moments I can usually grasp moments of the dream, emotions and sensations are usually what stick around the longest. But still, these fade after a few minutes. However this type can be similar to Type A, I don’t always remember dreaming at all.
Type C: Days I can sleep in, gradually moving from sleep mode to fully conscious. As I move from one stage to the next, leaves me time to mull over what happened. It starts while I’m dreaming. Right before I wake up my dream self will suddenly start observing what’s going on rather then being a part of it. It’s kind of weird. But either way, dreams stick with me for much longer.
The advice I get to help remember is to write everything down. But in most cases it does no good, since more often than not I don’t remember anything. Even in Type B when there’s bits and pieces still in my memory it’s not something that can be put into words. Like mentioned above they’re emotions and sensations that can’t be cataloged. So that’s my never ending dream dilemma.
Interesting note, the last few weeks there have been dreams with Loki or Tyr in them. I remember nothing about the dream except that Loki or Tyr* were in it in some form or another. However I never took much stock in these dreams, as if either deity is trying to communicate with me (which would suck, since I can’t remember the dreams). I played it off as just my brain doing what it does when I sleep.
However about a week ago I did have a dream that might have meant something. I only remember the last bit, but it was about a sweater that everyone received. Everyone was excited for it and put it on, however we soon realized all the sweaters were infested with these tiny little red spiders that bit. They weren’t lethal, they’d just leave a red itchy bump, similar to a mosquito bite. However I was barely bitten, whereas everyone else was covered in bites. Then me and my cousin were thinking on ways to disinfect the sweaters. The two ideas I can recall were bleaching the sweaters or soaking them in pesticides. Which would either be lethal or destroy the sweaters. Now I know what you’re thinking “Just don’t wear the sweaters.” Well that wasn’t an option. No idea why, it just wasn’t. I reached an fully awake state after that**.
There was this moment while I was still semi sleeping and a revelation hit me that the dream was metaphorically about Loki. My heart skipped a beat with the hit of this revelation. There was something in the dream that made me come to this revelation that left no doubt in my mind. Ironically I don’t remember what that compelling information was. So I tried looking at what I did remember to tie it to Loki and this is what I have so far:
The easy and straight forward signs first.
1. Loki is often associated with spiders***.
2. He’s associated with the color red.
Now the more in-depth signs.
3. Loki causes mischief and and discomfort which was symbolized through the bites and the itchiness.
4. The fact that if you ignore Him or disrespect Him, He will often cause more mischief in your life. Symbolic of everyone else getting bitten more then me. Also as a note, when the spiders were found everyone started freaking out and I just shrugged and was nonchalant about it****.
5. The fact that we were unable to find a way to rid ourselves of the spiders without destroying something we cared for or risk to our health. You can’t really rid yourself of a god unless They decide to move on. If you push to hard the above consequences are possible.
And that’s all I got so far.
*Never both in the same dream.
**I had this dream during a Type C morning.
***I don’t know if it’s a certain type of spider or just all spiders.
****Which is weird since I hate spiders and bugs in general. I have an undying fear off them that just gets worse as I grow older.