I’ll just give you some background. I am only fourteen, and I obviously have no experience in the military or war except for the books and movies I have seen or read depicting it.
For about three nights I have had a dream about being in the military. I am sitting around and waiting for battle and I am terrified. I don’t want to go, and then my commanding officer comes in and tells me to pack my things because I won’t be coming back for a long time. My friends (who are also soldiers in the dream) and I sit and cry together, hugging each other because we are afraid. Out of nowhere, I am approaching the battlefield, and I can see mountains and mud beneath me as I arrive at the scene by helicopter. I jump out and I hear people screaming but I can’t see any dead people. The ground is empty. My friends and I eventually find this trench to hide in. We can hear the enemy and they are talking behind the trench walls in an indistinct language. We are debating whether or not we should advance or stay, and my friends are too afraid to charge, so I do. I sniper the enemy behind the trench and I dislocate my thumb in the process (I have had a recent thumb injury…that’s the only connection I can make). I usually wake up just as an enemy silhouette looms over me. One time, the dream continued and the enemy was screaming in at me.
I don’t know what this means. I have heard that dreams about combat have something to do with inner conflict or aggression, but I am lost as to how that connects with my life. I’d like to hear some advice, or interpretations.