Chances are at some stage in your life you have had a recurring dream. This may have been a period where you dreamed of the same thing night after night, or it may be a very dominant symbol that seems to come back through-out your life at important times.
either understand them and act upon them
inadvertently change your life which will also change the dream
or manage to suppress them so deeply that you might even stop remembering your dreams at all.
I would suggest the final option is really not the best way to go! Sooner or later the things you choose not to address in your life have a way of popping back up, maybe in the form of a nightmare, maybe with an illness or accident, maybe with some form of self destructive behaviour.
So how do you deal with a recurring dream then? The first thing to realise is whether this is a normal dream to help you through a life transition, or whether it is the direct result of some trauma. In the case of trauma, and repeating dreams related to this event, I would suggest that you please don’t go it alone. Find someone who can help you and support you through this time. Your dreams are a reflection of your subconscious mind trying to deal with what has happened. Eventually, with time and help, you will heal, and your dreams will start to show you signs of resolution. Your dreams can help in this process, but especially early on they can seem to be as bad as the event itself, so that it is always a good idea to have someone wise and caring there to support you as you go through the difficult period.
Many recurring dreams though, are not related to a specific trauma at all, and are simply the mind’s way of helping you make some important life change. This can be at a transitional phase of your life, such as finishing school or university and preparing to become independent, at the start or end of a relationship or marriage, taking on a new job or new responsibilities. Or it could be something much more internal, such as finally overcoming a long held fear, giving up a harmful habit or starting a new good one. What patterns are repeating in your life?