Type of Spiritual Experience
Dream merging into a hallucination
A description of the experience
I have had these as well for at least 15 years. I call them my 'spider dreams'. Never knew what they were until now!
They are the same almost every time, with the location of the spider being the only difference. I 'open' my eyes and look around my bedroom, which is fully lit as if it's daytime. I will see a spider coming at me, either from the ceiling, across the pillow, or up the blanket. I bolt out of bed at full speed and run screaming or panting until I find a light switch. I have run as far as the kitchen before becoming aware that I've had a 'spider dream.'
It is amazing to me how I'm able to run while half asleep. Only once did I get tangled up in a laundry basket and cut my leg.
As I become lucid and less confused, I will feel weak-kneed and my heart will be racing and thumping. I have had really bad sleep habits for years, which I guess makes these more common. I am not afraid of spiders -- just dream spiders.