Do your parts dream?

Wendell_R

MyPTSD Pro
I realized today that I'm never aware of my emotional parts dreaming. Certainly they come out at night, and I often wake up with a pain in my stomach or a fright that's related to some internal conflict. In fact, night-time is when I often have the strongest intrusions (I find it hard to ground in the middle of the night). And the dreams I have often reflect the fears and conflicts of the parts. But I have never been aware of switching into another part while dreaming. I don't have that sense of consciousness with a different personality and world view.

What have others experienced?
 

Cypress

Confident
I have had dreams where one my parts was talking to me and asking questions and a couple of times this same part was shouting at me to save someone and woke me up several times

I also once dreamed I was looking at a strange tattoo that my part had and when I woke up I knew it was the hood ornament on the car of the pedophile - something I had forgotten until that moment. This triggered off an entire cascade of bad memories.
 

TruthSeeker

MyPTSD Pro
this is extremely interesting and I will watch as others comment on. I love dreams but never thought a person can split in dreams as well. really interesting.

I thought, “ That is the most creative question I’ve seen here in a while- and thought provoking! “I kinda imagine that in my case, my self does the worrying during the day, but in my dreams- themes come out and they are definitely different themes from different parts of me. Fear themes and dreams ( usuall mostly children) vs vulnerability/relationship dreams (adult self) vs my teeth falling out all at once( adult part). Different parts carry different themes which hint at the kind of part trying to work out issues st night.Just my interpretation.
 

susannahsays

Confident
Me and C have the same dreams mostly. She pretends not to remember certain ones. I actually mentioned she doesn't remember certain dreams to the therapist yesterday because I was telling her about some nightmares over the weekend. She is the one who said maybe it's not that she doesn't remember, but that they are too upsetting for her to talk or think about. I guess I don't know for sure.
 

Wendell_R

MyPTSD Pro
The past month, I've had a new, strong part come out--"Lady', who is 55 years old, female, confident, playful, uninhibited but modest.

Last night, I dreamed I was at my work campus, but hardly anybody was around. I was walking around in tee-shirt and boxer shorts. I wanted to leave the campus, but had no identity cards, since I didn't have my wallet. I had to find someone I knew to vouch for who I was to the guards so I could leave the campus. Then, there was a follow-up dream, where I'm wearing black woman's panties under my boxers, and I'm afraid of people in the dream finding out.

So it's interesting to see all these questions of identity and gender come into the dream. The person wearing the panties felt comfortable in them, as in it made perfect sense to be wearing them. But I also didn't have the sense that that person was exactly the same as Lady. It's as if my dreams are trying to knit everything together inside my mind.
 

Wendell_R

MyPTSD Pro
Last night, Mrs. W and I were talking about my fears of making phone calls. I woke late at night, upset. I realized it was my youngest, almost pre-verbal part that was crying, Little Guy. I asked my teen female part, Nattie, to help, and we fell back asleep after a while.

Then I dreamed that I had a lot more hair, even though I had cut my hair very short just a week ago. I was feeling all this dark, longer hair. When I woke up, it made sense--Nattie has longer dark hair.
 

lostforgottensoul

MyPTSD Pro
My parts also have about the same dream but they very much have different reactions to it and many times there is more then one of me in the dream, all having different reactions to whats going on. Its very intresting and confusing at the same time.
 

Wendell_R

MyPTSD Pro
My adult female part, Lady, has been working on realizing that the body we have is the body we are going to have. It's nice for her to imagine being in a body that's a better match to her idea of self, but that's not happening!

For the first time, I was Lady in a dream. I had a dream of being in a flowing white dress, with others near me. Everything was fine. Wearing the dress wasn't a loud social statement. I was just wearing the dress, and it was fine.
 

netrezven

New Here
hi i'm male, but have a female part. All others are male. We love her. She hardly comes out and is into girls. So we are straight, married, got children. Few days ago i woke up after insane and crazy dream. I was 3rd party looking at some other part of me, telling me he's gay and that he got a relationship with a man. I was was looking from some other persvective and this part looked very different than me. Always have crazy dreams but this one beats them all. I was like WTF.
 
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