Hi, Ive posted before about a dream with Anubis and Hermes a year or so ago. Here I am again with a different situation. I have twice now within the span of a week had similar dream situations that Ive never had before. Let me preface this by saying that I cherish my dream time, and have always had long, interesting, fantastic dreams. 9/10 times I remember them vividly and about half the time my dreams are lucid. Ive flown, fought, died, lived decades with a family, survived two weeks in a zombie apocalypse, traveled dimensions to battle in some female entities arena games, Ive had horrific nightmares, sleep paralysis, night terr0rs. My dreams are all over the place and up til now have never complained whether good or bad.
In these two dreams, they both started off similarly with my wife and I milling about in a home that was and wasnt our home. The first dream was a barn, the second a castle with towers. In both dreams, there is a sudden shift in the feel of it that is palpably evil/negative. Its such a sudden shift into extreme terr0r; typically my nightmares are more subtle, gradually building to a crescendo of fear that I wake up from fairly easily once it peaks. In these two dreams, reality shifts along with the terr0r level. Along with the shift is a feeling that something else has entered my dream and taken control. Structures and creatures twist and morph in a way I can’t describe but that served to intensify the fear. The fear level in these two dreams was enough to send my lucid-dreaming body into near paralysis. I knew I was dreaming. Up til now if I am aware Im dreaming I can reset the dream, change the dream, fly away, make my aggressors vanish, wake myself up, etc. In these two, I was almost completely powerless. I tried yelling “RESET” which should change the dream entirely but all that happened was it faded out then came right back more intense than before. I tried various things but each method had the same result. Dream fades to black, comes back with a vengeance. Ive never felt this level of terr0r or this lack of control before, literally trapped in the dream. It felt like something was fighting me for control. My last-ditch effort was to try and wake up my wife so that she would wake me up and save me. In the first dream, I tried shouting but couldnt get my real voice to work. I then tried violently shaking my body, and I could feel myself slipping, felt her body next to me, felt my leg begin to move, then back in the dream even worse than before, back and forth, until she woke up and woke me up. In the second dream (last night) there were multiple somethings instead of just one, and they appeared along with the feeling of a negative shift. One looked like twisted fingers made of chewed bubble gum, one was a being made of carpet flesh, never saw the third one. In the end of the dream they close in on me and grab me, not suffocating me but preventing me from moving or speaking. I tried to fight them, yelling out “RESET! GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM ME! GET OFF ME! THIS IS MY DREAM!” But each time had similar effect as the first dream, fade out come back worse. This time was slightly different in that I was able to get my voice to work, I pushed the bubble gum thing away from my face long enough to yell out “HELP!!!” as loud and as powerfully as I could. The wife was awake cleaning and heard me, and having told her about the other dream she already knew what was going on so she woke me up and comforted me.
Never in my life have I had a dream where I was not the one in control, where I could not wake myself up, where I was trapped by a nightmare. Ive had scarier nightmares as far as content but not feeling, Ive had longer nightmares but never anything like this. Ive looked, as always, for mundane scientific answers first. I have no new stressors in my life, no major or minor changes at home or at work, this is arguably one of the most stable and content periods of my life so far. Im not close to realizing a big goal, or afraid of change. I feel that I am in control of my life. I cant make sense of these dreams. If anyone can shed some light on them, or if you’ve had the same experience, please share. With these dreams I fear what would happen if no one was there to hear me, to wake me up. Thank you.
Tl;dr Two dreams I couldnt wake up from and had to either shake my body or yell to get wifes attention to wake me up.