For the past year, I have been having a recurring dream about tornadoes. I’ve never before encountered a tornado so it’s not like I am having flashbacks on some event in my life. In my dream, I am always trying to get into a basement and hiding out and praying that it won’t hit my house. I never recognize any of the homes or even the people I am with in my dream. For example, last night’s dream I in a large hospital and trying to get people to take shelter from the coming tornado.
Since this is a recurring theme for me, I know it must have some significance and be a symbol of some force in my waking life. I looked up in my dream dictionary and it says “a tornado denotes a violent and destructive energy, usually emotions or feelings, against which we are powerless. A tornado sweeps all before it, but afterwards there is the potential for a new beginning”.
This makes much sense to me- a tornado is sudden and brings great change and destruction. In my life, I have been dealing with chronic pain. I basically woke up in severe pain one day and it has been with me for 3 years. I feel very powerless as I struggle to find a doctor to help me (I still haven’t found one) and I often say that I feel trapped in my own body. This dream must be a way for my subconscious to process these strong emotions that I feel and also it is a way for me to release too. I believe we release a lot of our fears and anxieties through our dreams. If you have a recurring theme in your dream, try to analyze it and see if you can relate its hidden meaning to your life. It can really open your eyes to the inner workings of the subconscious.