Monday, April 23, 2012

the third floor


for most of my adult life, i have had this reoccurring dream about a third floor---

it starts, with a massive old house -most of the time i live there but someone else really owns, it—or the paper work never was filed—something in the dream, always leaves me with the impression, that i could lose the house, if the true owner decided he wanted it back---

not every time i dream this dream, do i go to the third floor---but i always know it is there---when i think of the third floor, i am terrified inside, but am not afraid to live in the house-

i remember once in the dream i entered the third floor—it had huge halls, with dark patterned carpet, mostly shades of maroon---i walk along the floor, which seems to be a little off center—there i notice two large connecting doors, kinda like in an old theater---this one time the doors flung open and i could see what was in there---

i don't know what i saw, but i know it frightened me and thrilled me at the same time----it was like at that moment, i had discovered the mysteries of life---


shortly after my mother died, a few months ago, i was relating this dream to several of my family members---as i started to tell this dream about the third floor, my aunt stops me and says “oh no not the dreaded third floor dream”--seems she has had this dream all of her life also---my daughter looked it up and some people say that the third floor dream, means you may have premonitions or some sort of physic abilities--

the last time i had the dream---i was driving past the house with a friend and she points the house out to me---i tell her, i would rather not go in today---

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  1. Wow. I had never before heard of a third floor dream. Sounds scary though! Have you ever had any premontions or evidence of psychic abilities?

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  2. some--a few dreams--when i was younger--i would tend to have dreams that had nothing to do with me and the next day or so i would hear of my dream--how it happened somewhere in the world---and a few other things here and there--thanks sherry :)

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  3. Wow, this is kind of spooky, but so interesting! I almost always remember my dreams and have recurring dreams, too.

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    1. yeah i have somewhat of another recurring dream---yep sometimes my third floor one is pretty scary--thanks shelley

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  4. Fascinating and spooky. I have reoccuring dreams, some wonderful like flying and others frightening that involve snakes or tornados.

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    1. i have snake dreams from time to time--do you know what they mean(at least it's what i have heard--i hope it is wrong) haha--thanks

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  5. I would have perhaps interpreted the dream a little differently. I would suggest the fear of the third floor is the fear of the unknown.

    The abilities need not be psychic because it could refer to any ability. Everybody has psychic ability, it's quite natural. It could be that you have some talent which could take you to another level yet you are afraid to use but the prospect excites you.

    When interpreting dreams, tarot cards, or life, you have to often look outside the box. It is strange how many unfathomable events make perfect sense after the fact.

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    1. hmmm very interesting thoughts---now i've gotta rethink this dream--thanks so much :)

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  6. I haven't heard of third floor dreams before, very interesting. I hope you don't dream that dream too often, kind of spooky.

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    1. it seems to be happening less and less--thanks dot

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  7. I have a recurring dream about a huge house too- and it has 3 or 4 floors. I know that I go to each floor and see different things but the thing that scares me about the whole thing is the HUGE, STEEP staircase. The steps are covered with burgundy carpet. Anyway, I'm just glad I no longer have the recurring dream of my childhood. About the witch. YIKES!

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    1. yeah, i wouldn't want to have a witch that kept appearing---your old house maybe bought the carpet from the same place as mine--thanks ;)

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  8. Very interesting; especially since you had another family member that a similar dream. I truly don't know about dreams; what to interpret about them or not to interpret about them. I know God did talk to people in dreams, the Bible has recorded stories of them, but I just don't know what to make of them. It is all interesting though!!

    betty

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    1. oh i surely believe in dreams--and that God speaks to us through them!

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  9. Recurring dreams must mean something. I like yours better which is usually hat I have to go to the bathroom but can't find one without overflowing toilets.

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    1. oh i have that one almost nightly--:)

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  10. I used to have a recurring dream also . . . a gorilla was chasing me up a telephone pole in our backyard! Now, if you can figure THAT one out, I'd be very impressed!

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    1. i'll get my daughter to look it up--scary one haha

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  11. Third floor dreams - they sound very mysterious!

    I stopped by from the A-Z Challenge. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  12. Wowww how creepy! I have recurring dreams too but nothing like this. Dreams are such an interesting thing aren't they.

    Thank you for your comment on my blog :)

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    1. they are!! and you are welcome--thanks for reading :)

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  13. Whoa, that is crazy! I would love to get a book that tells me what dreams mean.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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    1. i am sure there are lots of them--and you can google it too--thanks

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  14. Lynn, That is absolutely fascinating. I was on the edge of my seat through your whole post.

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    1. wow--that's so nice to hear!! thanks susan :)

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  15. Wow, that's wild! Very interesting (if slightly scary, lol!) post!!! I also really liked your one about the summer dresses - made me think of the ones my mom used to wear. Nice memories. Thanks for sharing! Also - seems like you have some serious stuff going on in your off-blog life, and I wanted you to know I am holding you close in thought and prayer. Best wishes with it all. :)

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  16. you are so nice---things are pretty okay with me right now--but always love the prayers---you are so sweet to think of me---blessing to you too elaine :)

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  17. The only reoccurring dream I ever have is where I'm walking around in public with my saggy, bare breasts exposed. I'm pretty sure it just means I hate my post-mommy boobs.

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    1. or you love them, since you are showing them to everyone haha love it--thanks for the chuckle michelle;)

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  18. Dreams about houses relate to the self. So I can see how the third floor would relate to premonitions, or the third eye. I don't have recurring dreams, but I have clear recurring themes: haunted houses and battling ghosts/monsters. I know that I'm dreaming, so I'm not scared, but I would love a sweet nothing dream once in a while!

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    1. i know--from what my husband tells me, i have pretty weird dreams--my tfd, is probably one of the few that kind make sense or can be related to someone--thanks

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  19. Never had a third-floor dream myself -- didn't even know that was a thing -- but I guess it makes sense since I don't have any psychic abilities. I do get occasional premonitions, though... but I just call it deja vu.

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    1. yeah deja vu all over again huh-- thanks for the comment nate

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  20. Scary! I'd never heard of those dreams before, but the thought of them gives me the shivers...

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    1. yeah i didn't know it was "a" dream until my daughter looked it up-- thanks dana

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  21. Wow that's quite a dream! Hopefully, you'll find good news on the third floor, and move onto other happy thoughts! My most common dream that feels more like a nightmare is that I'm walking into a college class for the first time, and they hand me a final exam! I know that this is probably a very common one, but it gets me everytime! Julie

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    1. i have a school dream also--i am still going even though i have graduated --and when it hits me that i no longer have to go--i stop haha--yeah the school ones are pretty scary too, huh--thanks julie :)

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  22. Oh, this is interesting! And spooky. I've never heard about third floor dream. Very interesting. Now I am so curious I'll to start on research. I'm forever curious..LOL. Which reminds me, I have a book about dreams I need to read. mmh the only recurrent dream I can remember is one that I fall and fall, but never seem to hit the bottom. *shudder* but wake up before I anything happens.

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    1. i know, those falling ones are awful---thanks cecilia :)

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    2. oh and cecilia, let me know what you find :)

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  23. Interesting. And story-worthy! I like spooky, crazy stories as much for their story potential than anything else.

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    1. well this was going to be a short story--called the third floor, maybe some day soon--thanks jessica :)

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  24. This is a very intriguing post, Lynn. Dreams fascinate me. Sometimes when I'm aware that I'm dreaming, I get a little more daring. If you ever have this dream again, and you're aware that you're dreaming, do you think you might approach the third floor and those doors differently than before?

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    1. i hope so--i don't always get to those doors, or maybe i am not remembering that part, as much, because it is very traumatic--thanks for the idea cynthia :)

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  25. Wow Lynn! I have always heard that it is important to try and remember your dreams and that they mean something. Very interesting! I love reading your posts. :)

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    1. yeah i am starting not to remember most of mine--maybe a good thing, huh--thanks so much :)

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  26. Wow! Houses are supposed to represent our personality. To have a third floor is awesome--maybe there is a part of you that is still unexplored? What a great post!

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    1. wow, that is pretty neat--hope i discover it pretty soon--i'm not getting any younger--thanks for the insights

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  27. Cool, for the most part my dreams are short or not even remembered but I used to have a recurring one about a house also that didn't seem to be mine but I knew my way around, and always ended with me being chased until I woke.

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    1. omgosh--now if the chased part was in my dream too--i think that would be a little too much--thanks rch

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  28. yikes i had this dream recently since my husband passed that i was in a huge mansion almost a palace that somehow was mine too but i couldnt figure it out either i think i was a queen of somekind but i was regular ordinary me the kitchen was huge rooms huge and there was more then 10 floors the other floors creeped me out too and i didnt trust some of my house workers - weird im glad i never had it twice. but seriously i believe dreams speak to us and the physic ability thing may be true ive had too many to mention here now but no shit about 3 weeks before my husband passed away i drempt my teeth all fell out and i was told all my life that meant someone was gonna die and i did all i could to disbelieve it but it came to be.

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    1. oh my--what a dream--and so many floors---i never knew the teeth dream meant death--i dream that a lot--fascinating, thanks

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  29. Oh cool dream. There is probably a story in it somewhere.

    Sonia Lal @ Story Treasury

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  30. A very interesting story, at least it made some kind of sense, or somebody else is familiar with it.
    My dreams are so stupid that I'm glad I forget them shortly after awakening.

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    1. yeah a lot of mine make no sense when i wake--but during the dream--that duck doing my laundry with a tuba, makes perfect sense-thanks anthony :)

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  31. Strange, but awesome. Dreams are so cool. Today I was woke up just as I was about to learn the secret to a happy life . . .
    Dreams that you've had over and over are so strange. I always dream about a bridge that sits right on the water. I always end up crashing or falling in.
    Thanks for posting.

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    1. i know--i have the bridge dreams too--especially about one in particular, that i was most afraid of as a child--i start to enter the bridge and it is covered with water part of the way--it is terrifying--but i don't think i have ever crashed or fallen it! thanks jessica

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  32. Very interesting. I've never heard that before.

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  33. I want to know what's behind the doors!! :-)

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    1. haha i will let you know, if i ever find out or remember once i do! thanks lily :)

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  34. Very interesting that others have a third floor dream too. I've never had one like that.

    When I was younger I often dreamt of a bread delivery truck chasing me back and forth across a white picket fence...I have no idea why.

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    1. i am sorry if your dream was scary, but i have to tell you it made me laugh---very unusual dream i am sure--it must have some sort of basis in reality---thanks patricia:)

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  35. That is freaky! And would make such a great story!

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    1. it was one of my plans--thanks alison :)

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