Hey all, COVID-19 content warning if you are trying to avoid that!
So I'm a healthcare worker (an inpatient psychiatrist, not ICU or anything.. at least not yet where I'm at). I've been having lots of covid nightmares, usually about testing, missed cases, spread etc. It's exhausting.
One really bothers me tho. It was brought on because we watched The Platform on Netflix (which is about a giant jail-like setting, a platform full of food descends from the top level to the bottom, the top levels get to eat and the bottom levels starve). I was on the platform and slowly going down levels at first, where just a few people were dying, then it started to speed up and the rooms were getting bigger, more and more bodies were piling up, and it kept getting worse. the platform shot thru the floor to the very bottom level (where it's all black) and just stopped abruptly.
I feel like it's just a manifestation of my extreme anxiety (more for my patients, I'm working on a psych unit for geriatric patients, and if we get one positive person up here it's all going to hell). If you've never seen a psych unit it basically is a locked floor where the patients can freely walk around, and it's basically impossible to enforce social distancing. The tests take too long to come back to clear everyone before they come up so it's literally a crapshoot.
Just wondering if anyone else has a different take on it, because out of all my nightmares this one is bothering me in particular.
Like you said. It could have pointed more to your own fear about the virus. It may also be asking you to try and limit your fear or at least acknowledge it. Telling you that you cannot control what is happening and just try and trust that everything will be okay. I'm also hearing that you are safe during this time. It may even be asking you to ask spirit for help in this time that we are in.
Seeing the bodies in the dream is telling you that there is an ending near and that you are also being effect by this. Try your best to not only look after yourself physically, but also mentally. This may bring you some form of guilt. The dream starting slowly could be symbolic to what happened with the virus. How it was slow and many people may has been in denial about he virus. The dream speeding up may be you reacting to the news of the prime minster in Britain being sick. Fearing that the virus is going around to fast and worrying for your safety as will as those you look after and work with.
The dream being based on a show is just symbolic to what your mind thought will best help you understand what your dream is telling you. That there is a lot of fear going round and you are allowed to have that fear, but try not to let it rule your mind.
I think a lot of us during this time is having a lot of nightmares with the virus. Even I have been getting some messed up skeleton dreams a symbol that never happened to me before. You may also wish to work on shielding going to bed and before you go to work.
I agree with your comments. I do think my biggest problem is I like to have control over things, and there is a lot of stuff normally in my control that is not right now (not just with the quarantine, but a lot of stuff at work also). I need to work on letting go of some of that.