I know that dream interpretation is a very subjective thing and that there are many schools of thought regarding what causes them, but I have a question regarding recurring dream themes.
It seems that for the last 5 years or so, I have been having recurring dreams about being back in high school. The are not identical, but more variations on a theme. Sometimes I am attending my own school, other times it is another real school, and sometimes it is an imaginary school. Also, for the most part, it seems that I am not high school aged, but in fact my own current age (20-24 during the span they have been occurring). There have even been times that I was in elementary school!
Does anybody know if this means anything? Could it be that I have unresolved issues from this time? I endured severe bullying in grades 5-8 and fell into depression in my later high school years, resulting in numerous lost friendships and relationships. Sometimes I think I never really was able to resolve a lot of the issues from that time, make ammends with the people I knew back then and whatnot. Could these dreams have something to do with it? I know when I am having them, they tend to have positive feelings attached to them, but when I wake up, I feel a certain poignant sadness.
If anybody has insight into dreams and what causes them, please share your insight.