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Rock your world

Posted by Sue on October 19, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Andrea’s Dream:

I had a dream that I was outside and waiting for my mother to open the door for me. I walked away from the door and then it started to downpour, only it wasn’t rain, it was dragonflies. When I realized what it was, I started freaking out and banging on the door and went inside and started shaking the bugs off. When I looked to my right, I saw my bathroom and bathtub completely covered in the bugs. I freaked out again, and saw they were on my ceiling also. I tried to get bugspray, but at that moment, I woke up and oddly, my state had an earthquake. I live in Illinois.. Lol what does this mean…?

Sue B.’s interpretation:

Your dream sounds like it was influenced by the environment around you- at least in part. The beginning of your dream is very interesting.

Most dreams take place inside houses and the dreamer is looking out. In your dream, you are outside and waiting for your mother to open the door for you. Why do you need to wait for your mother to open the door for you? This part of the dream shows you may be approaching your life passively. You may feel detached, vulnerable, and distant from an important part of yourself. Your mother may be symbolizing your relationship with your mother. Is she the gate keeper for your progress and does she have a great deal of influence and control over your life? OR the mother is symbolizing a part of you, your higher self and internal mother and nurturer, that you are not directly engaged with at the moment.

The downpour could symbolize emotion and the current outside elements bombarding your world. Dragonflies tend to symbolize change. In your dream, your reaction shows how you may react to changes in your life. You have a desire to cleanse yourself and may feel bombarded by changes around you as you seek peace, cleansing and renewal. It is interesting that in your moment of anxiety you bang on the door of the house and go inside in order to shake off the bugs.

Your approach to change and unexpected elements in your life is to eliminate it, squash it (i.e. trying to get bugspray). Dragonflies have a mysterious and spiritual quality to them. It sounds like you are not exploring something important. It also sounds like any effort to rid yourself of this aspect of your life is futile—your world was covered with it. Instead of shutting out and rejecting, you may want to focus on receiving and accepting changes and new experiences in your life. In your dream, you were shutting out the bugs but also the mother was shutting you out. By approaching life this way, you are cutting yourself off.

The earthquake could mean nothing, it could have influenced your dream, and it also could have felt important to you because as a symbol it relates to your dream. You were dreaming of your inner world that perhaps needs a “shake up.”

You can't have it all.. or can you?

Posted by Sue on October 18, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Malissa’s Dream:

This morning I woke up early. I needed to use the bathroom and then after decided to get back in bed. I asked myself before going to sleep for an answer to how I was feeling in my daily life. For instance to give me some insight on my path. I fell back asleep… I had a dream that I was in space, but it wasn’t black.. it was actually a place, but everyone was sort of floating, although I remember for some reason ice skates in my dream. Anyway. My husband was there and I didn’t really want to be near him. There was also an older man there, mid to late 30’s. He had dark hair and was dressed in black. I was very drawn to him. I wanted to be near him. There we also other people there sort of in the background. And the setting was that they were working on a house or a building? White paint was involved.. I remember touching a freshly dried coat of paint (I think). Either way I thought the new coat of paint looked beautiful. This older man he was sort of the organizer of everything. And he was also drawn to me. I think my husband and I were working for him? But I was at all not working, although my husband I think was .. I was too busy with my eye on this man. My husband kept trying to distract me, but I would just brush him to the side. I was just done with him. I didn’t want to offer myself to him anymore. I only wanted to be next to this older man, by his side. At this point I was wondering (in the dream) what I should do or what was going on. Meanwhile the setting kind of changed. But with the same idea.. people were working but on something else. A harvest. It was a harvest of all things. And what I saw was amazing. I was standing across from one of these harvest rooms and I saw the most amazing purple flowers, I was entranced by these. So engulfed that I ended up in the room. In this room was a cousin of my husbands, a girl about the same age as me with her husband. Her husband was very into this harvesting of the fall. And before I knew it these purple flowers were cut in process of the harvest. So it was not meant with a bad intention. The cousin, the girl, she was explaining something to me. She had several papers in her hand that were stapled together, she had been filling in information. She was then done (I think) and she said to me that “many people thought they knew a lot about her, but this was something that they didn’t know” . And this was all in good feeling, it was not something negative, it was a very good thing about her. She was handing me the papers, and this was very good qualitiy paper, beige and strong. I was looking at the papers, it was of course in another language (as my husband is dutch). I wasn’t sure if I would be able to understand what I would read and at the same time I wanted to know more about the harvest….

And then I woke up.

And I felt incredible. I wanted to see this man again, LOL.

But it was not in a sexual way, a very refreshing way actually. At this point in my life I am not feeling sexual at all, but this is very good for me. My energies are being used more constructively. And also I am learning how to love myself more.. (just thought I would add that).

When I woke up my husband was looking at me with a smile. So that was also strange LOL after dreaming about someone else?!

Anyway this morning I haven’t had the feeling of wanting to be close to him?

Sue B.’s Interpretation:

 

In the very beginning of your dream you mention being in space and also ice skating. Space could represent feelings of distance but also could represent your attempts to reach into the parts of yourself that are unexplored and expansive- the parts of self you may not identify as yourself. The ice skating could represent a tendency for you to not get in touch with your emotions and only skate across the surface of these feelings.

The older man in black I interpreted as a part of self that his mysterious to you but you are drawn to get to know better. There is a hint of guilt then of paying attention to this part of self instead of your husband as if you would always need to choose between your husband and self. Everyone is building something. I would interpret this as you collectively constructing your life (your everyday life as well as your inner life). You are involve in creating something and this older man is representing the organizer of this development.

I have to mention that although the scene sounds positive and beautiful, the fresh white paint could also correspond to the ice skating symbol again showing you that you may prefer to whitewash or sweep issues under the rug so to speak. It sounds like you may have a tendency to cover up certain things in attempt to avoid them.

The harvest is a very interesting concept. It sounds like you are harvesting yourself, your personal goals, you are developing and beginning to reap the benefits. The purple flowers could mean a few things. The color purple and flowers both could symbolize spirituality, love, and joy. It is interesting that this is found in only one room and is inadvertently sacrificed during the harvest. There seems to be a common theme in this dream of choosing between two things. This may show you that you need to strike a balance between opposites because you may not need to choose only one but may instead need to learn how to have all that you want by harmonizing all these different aspects.

I see your husband’s cousin as another aspect of self, perhaps an aspect of self you do not understand as well because the writing was in dutch. You are learning her secrets and again are conflicted- choosing between understanding her or continuing to learn about the harvest.

In general, it sounds like you are dreaming of many aspects of yourself and your life and your current struggle to find inner balance and harmony with seemingly opposing drives. All of these aspects appear to be beautiful and are not obviously conflicting either. I think the conflict is self-created and may be something you could let go of in the future. The dream sounds as if you believe that you always need to sacrifice something you need and want in order to obtain something else you need and want. Since you fell asleep asking yourself for a message, I would say one lesson within the dream is to learn how to let go of this belief and embrace all of these aspects of your life an self.

If I can't have me, no one can!

Posted by Sue on October 17, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Nizz’s Dream:

I can’t remember all the details because it was very long ago, but this dream has stayed with me forever. I remember near the start of it, I have a feeling of utter hopelessness and nihilistic perspective, and I'm drinking a lot, going to bars, getting in fights, I have a sense that something’s wrong with me, I think it was some kind of tumor or cancer that was inoperable, and I knew I was gonna die so nothing mattered anymore and I just drank and lived crazy. And somewhere along the dream I started visiting a prostitute on a regular basis, but then I fell in love with her, and she started staying with me longer then she had to, and didn’t want me to pay her anymore, and I felt some happiness again. Then something happened, I'm not sure what, but she worked for some kind of crime organization or something and they were unhappy with her for some reason, and they kidnapped her, and I went after her, and I was in some building, but very weak and unable to fight cause of my sickness and I was fighting two thugs to try to get to her, I can’t remember if I won or they did or what happened, but I ended up finding her somehow, but she was dying from injuries, bleeding to death, and I was very sick and near death too, and for some reason there was some kind of bomb nearby, and I was so happy just to be holding her in my arms again, I felt at peace, but sad that she was gonna die before me, so I just told her everything would be ok, then I detonated the bomb, and for some reason I felt that detonating this bomb would destroy the very earth or all life on it, but I didn’t care, I wanted to die with my loved in my arms in this perfect moment, then the dream ended.

 

Sue B.’s Interpretation:

This dream sounds like a warning for you. Clearly your health and well-being was in danger in the dream but it points to unhealthy choices that caused harm to yourself. It sounds as though this is more emotional and spiritual harm. Feeling empty, disconnected from yourself, not feeling whole, etc. A few themes have similar meanings—bars, fighting, cancer—all have a negative meaning to them that include feelings of turmoil, the need for healing and cleansing, and choosing to ignore the problem and allow it to grow instead of addressing these issues.

The prostitute is interesting. I saw her as a part of yourself you were not in touch with, a part that feels a little foreign to you and how you identity but a vital part just the same. This part of the dream hints that although you spent time shutting off essential parts of yourself that could be considered feminine (emotions, love, relationships, connectiveness, caring, etc) these feelings could not help but show themselves despite you attempting to use a prostitute and separate the physical from the emotional.

The crime organization I would also view as a part of you. A force within that is rejecting your drive for emotional and spiritual things. Although we often avoid such things out of fear because the more open we are, the more vulnerable we feel and open to hurt—we do hurt ourselves more when we completely cut ourselves off from others and ourselves—which your dream shows you.

Your dream did not have to end the way it did and it was interesting that that was how it in fact ended for you. You found happiness only to have it completely annihilated—at your own hand I would like to point out. Perhaps you feel you can only be happy if you are somehow controlling and deciding when others leave you and loss and rejection are so painful to you that you work hard to avoid them either by avoiding people or pushing them away before they are able to push you away first.

I believe this dream is showing you the struggles you were facing at the time you had it and it reflects core emotions that you may not be fully conscious of. The biggest struggle is accepting that you cannot have all that you want without dealing with some painful emotions—you cannot push everything that involves some emotional risk away and still expect to feel fulfilled and happy. Often what we avoid grows, and becomes worse over time. It may sound overwhelming and impossible to face but once faced, these issues may seem workable for you once you start to chip away. It is clear that sabotaging yourself and eliminating what you desire because you fear it is not working for you.

Crossing the Road

Posted by Sue on October 15, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Jb’s Dream:

This guy that I was dating dreamed that we were waiting to cross the street & I stepped out and was hit by a semi truck...he was looking around for me and realized that I’d been hit. We’ve been having a hard time deciding the direction of the relationship and last week I asked him to decide. What does the dream mean?

Sue B.’s Interpretation:

This dream could mean a lot of things for this guy and he truly is the expert of his own dream.

That being said, the dream could have a few different meanings and only this guy you are dating truly knows the meaning. The dream appears to illustrate his current fears and anxieties associated with having a relationship. Relationships are complicated. I say these are his current fears and anxieties associated with having A relationship because these issues are personal and are specific to the person- not who they are dating. The dream could symbolize his fears of losing you, making the wrong choice, or a general fear of things going badly. Regardless of what it could symbolize, this is something he needs to understand for himself. It is not you. He will need to understand himself, understand what he wants, and make peace with his own fears before he is able to move forward. You do not have control over this. What you do have control over is how you talk to him and how you react to the relationship. My advice to you is to ask him how he feels and ask him what he wants or doesn't want. His dream could be a reaction to many things. It could be a reaction to his anxieties about relationships in general but he may also be reacting to feeling as though you are going too fast or feels threatened in general over the idea you will leave him if he does not give you what you want in the relationship soon.

The Ultimate Woman

Posted by Sue on October 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Michael J. Conto’s Dream:

I dreamed I was with two young men (teenagers) as we made our way to a private school, which may have actually been their high school. I felt I was returning to school and would be attending with the fellows. Next scene I was at the one guy's house. He was not at home, but his mother was. She was attractive, abundant and a large woman with a beautifully clear complexion, large forehead and long red/blonde hair (I hate to us the words, "dirty blonde" but maybe it was like that.) She gave me chores to do and I completed them, happy to serve her. They were mundane cleaning jobs as well as categorizing some holiday nick knacks and food treats. I wore an apron for some tasks.

Shortly after completing the chores, her husband came home. He was a judge. On learning this, I told him that I once tried 10 jury trials in the span of only nine weeks. He said he had tried five before becoming a judge.

I felt a warmth come over me in the next scene. The woman met me in a private area, away from her spouse and hugged me. At first her bosom mashed against my face because she was much taller than me. She scrounged down, and hugged me again as I felt the warmth of her body comfort and calm me, just as much as I believed that I was comforting her. (I feel peace spread over me right now just thinking about the embrace).

I wanted to return to her house the following week. And meet her weekly for eternity.

When I awoke, I felt peaceful and forgiven for the fight I had the evening before with my wife, who has had a traumatic brain injury and has difficulty in showing compassion. Whenever we argue I feel so bad -- I'm yelling at and fighting with a person with a brain injury and I ought to be ashamed of myself.

Sue B.’s Interpretation:

In the beginning of your dream you are with two teenagers. I think this is an emphasis on the symbol. It sounds like you are going back to a previous stage/time in your life and relearning something.

You find yourself in a home with a beautiful womanly mother with a judging father that you cannot compete with and feel inadequate and competitive around. Does this describe how you saw your own parents growing up? I can’t help but notice an Oedipus complex. I think this scene of your dream has many layers to it. I would be curious to know how much this is an exaggeration of your experience with your parents when you were young. The relationships we have with our parents influence our personal relationships- especially our romantic relationships. The mother figure sounds idealized and unrealistic and the father makes you feel inferior. I would also say idealizing women (mother, then your wife) would also make you feel inferior by comparison. The fact that you are serving her, cleaning, and wearing an apron could mean role reversal, a lack of independence, and reflect what you are currently doing as you care for your wife—mothering her.

The warmth you feel from the embrace illustrates a core emotion for you and what you crave and need from yourself and others. I saw this scene as self-nurturance. This woman is also an aspect of you.

I think you are dreaming of the drastic changes that occurred in your relationship with your wife after she sustained a traumatic brain injury and how this relates to your personal inner dynamics, needs and desires. Your needs within your current relationship are based on your experiences and relationships from your childhood and what has shaped you in your life. I would guess that when you fight with your wife you are also fighting with yourself in some way and the issue lies much deeper. I can appreciate the difficulty with experiencing such a dramatic role change within your marriage and also the changes in attention and affection you receive from the other.

You said you felt forgiven- perhaps you have forgiven yourself and have provided yourself with the nurturing and compassion you needed. We all change over time but your wife experienced an abrupt change in personality, affect, and cognition. Part of what she was fulfilling for you prior to injury is something you could fulfill within yourself. Overall, you are dreaming of your personal growth and self-fulfillment—your move towards greater independence and flexibility while being capable of getting closer to yourself and others without risking who you are.

What is Bugging You?

Posted by Sue on October 12, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Jodi’s Dream:

OK. So I dreamt that my dog, a black lab was running around my parent’s back yard (in their old house). He had a swarm of bugs around him (almost like a thought bubble, but filled with bugs). It had a green hue. The dog went inside the house and seemed sick. He had the bugs all over his body. I wet a washcloth and started trying to wipe him down so that the bugs would get off of him. It wasn’t working. I was scared that the bugs were going to get on me. I let him back outside, and the swarm appeared again. Same thing. Like a thought bubble, but filled with bugs.

Sue B.’s Interpretation:

Your dog sounds like he is representing a part of you—a part of you associated with your parents, your past, your upbringing, etc. Since you do not like your dog, I would say your dog is representing a part of yourself that you repress and attempt to disassociate yourself from. The dream is most likely illustrating for you your current fears, thoughts, and feelings about your parents influence over you. You may feel something has been bugging you and something continues to bug you. That the past continues to affect you now even though you are trying not to allow this to happen. The swarm of bugs in a conversation bubble is an interesting symbol. It sounds like an obvious symbol of negative messages, negative thoughts, and negative thinking associated with your parents (green could be associated with "sick"). You attempt to clean the dog as it is sick from this unhealthy environment and your efforts are not only futile but you fear you are tainting yourself by even associating yourself with the dog.

It sounds like you are attempting to dissociate yourself from your parents and their effect on you. By attempting to ignore the dog (part of you) you are not addressing the issue and choosing to allow the dog to remain sick and affected by these bugs. If this dream bothered you, it may be a sign that you need a new approach. You may need to stir things up, get to the heart of things, and allow yourself to look at the unpleasant pieces of your life and who you are. If you truly want to change things and grow as a person you will need to face your fear and explore what you have ignored or avoided.

The backyard is a place we keep our secrets or things we push to the back of our mind. "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water" comes to mind when I review this dream. You want to disgard the negativity (bugs) yet are also throwing out parts of yourself that you need and are important (dog).

Refueling

Posted by Sue on October 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Glenn’s Dream:

The dream I had a week before that was not at all pleasant. That is, it gave me feelings of anger and upset me like a nightmare even though the dream wasn't bad. In it, I was back in law school days (though driving my current car). Late night, I stopped at the truck stop going out of Oxford towards Pontotoc. The lights were on, but the place looked deserted--- windows boarded up, dingy looking. But I needed gas, and the pumps were on, so I filled up. Started looking for a way in to pay, and the front door was locked. As I walked around the building looking for a way in, I saw a huge roll of cash on the ground. Opened it up, there were ones on the outside and lots of hundreds inside. Looked around, saw no one, pocketed the money, kept looking for a way in. Came back to the same spot, saw another identical wad, ones outside of hundreds. This time, saw an older black lady walking away who didn't seem to notice me or the money, almost like a bag lady. I thought about asking her if it was hers, but didn't. I figured she'd claim it whether it was hers or not. I was looking through the roll when I finally found the way in at the side of the building. 3 women were behind the counter, and when I went to pay cash for the gas, she demanded my ID. I was only buying gas, I argued a minute about the ID, finally gave her my brand new ID that for some reason looked all torn up and ratty. I thought she was going to call the cops about the money, but she came back excited and said, "I thought it was you! So-and-so said you moved in next to him!!" as though I were a celebrity or something. Then I woke up feeling very upset for some reason. Stayed upset about that dream for two days, but can't figure why. It wasn't exactly a nightmare, but it made me very disquieted. Even now, weeks later, I feel uneasy when I think about it and try to decipher that one.

Sue B.’s Interpretation:

This dream starts when you are back in law school. The dream sounds like it has a lot to do with something emotional that is not resolved that could have been resolved back in college. This issue is affecting your present day life and the direction you take your life in now.

You begin to travel away from law school—place for advanced emotional and spiritual growth and self-knowledge. Needing to stop at a truck stop indicates a need to re-energize and take care of yourself. The gas station itself looks deserted and boarded up. The condition of the gas station could mean you are not taking care of yourself the way you need to right now and you have been neglecting yourself physically, spiritually, or emotionally. It sounds like you are giving more to others than yourself as you are attempting to pay for the gas and tentatively pick up cash that you find. The bag lady also represents your insecurity and feelings of being unsure of yourself. This is the area that most likely was present during law school- when you were building yourself up to be what you are now but you continue to struggle with those feelings now.

As you pick up the money you are beginning to accept your worth. I would think this was not always the case. An interesting symbol is that the inside was worth more than the outside. Most insecure people would feel the opposite—that inside they are not worth as much as what is portrayed to others on the outside. As you accept the money on the ground twice you are able to enter the gas station and are less cut off from this area of your life. You see three women. This could represent a few things and I would think they have more than one meaning for you. Women could symbolize self-nurturance, the female parts of who you are, and women in your life. Three usually represents past, present, and future. I would think this emotional issue you are struggling with has been present with you for awhile and has affected your past, your present and is and will affect your future if you do not continue to resolve it. Those three women also could represent women in your life and the messages they have given you. I could argue one could be a mother or one could be a significant relationship such as a wife (or wives) but mothers and wives tend to have the same meaning as men tend to marry women that resemble an aspect of our mothers.

One of the women is asking you for your identification. So you are faced with proving who you are to others and to yourself. You feel as though your identification, your current persona is new yet it looks old and ratty. This is another indication that you are neglecting yourself. You fear reprisal for being who you are and are surprised at how this woman (as well as others) treats you. She treats you like a celebrity- something you feel you aren’t. I would guess you do not feel worthy of a positive female relationship (wife) you have in your life and her affections and support but more importantly- this feeling most likely permeates your life ongoing. That you feel you are not worthy of the positive feedback you receive and feel other people’s reactions to you and positive support does not match how you feel inside.

A few symbols indicate you may be on your way towards working through this insecurity—of not accepting your self-worth, and not feeling good enough or feeling as though you are a fraud- aren’t who others believe you are, etc. Since you are traveling East (yes I went on mapquest to try to figure out where these towns were) you could be on your way towards spiritual and emotional growth. This dream is about a stop you are taking on the way. Since these toward are in two different counties, I would also say that the dream is about getting from one place in your life to another and how you are dealing with this transition.

I had to read this dream a few times to understand but the feelings you felt about this dream are important and shaped how I interpreted the dream. You describe your feelings a few ways- anger, nightmare, disquieted, upset, and uneasy. This dream does sound like it is representing a core emotional issue for you that has been present for you for most of your life. Those feelings and reactions you had to the dream are stemming from the root emotion- insecurity and feelings of worthlessness. It sounds like you have tackled this issue in many ways but continue to wrestle with it. Perhaps you do not feel worthless as much as you did in your late teens/early twenties but you carry the belief that you are not good enough and are not worthy of all the wonderful things in your life (career, relationship, status, etc.).

Afterlife during life

Posted by Sue on October 10, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Glenn’s Dream:

I had one about two weeks ago that was very pleasant. My dad and I were together. I was about the age I am now (43), he looked about 60. (He's actually 39 years older than me, were he alive.) We were futzing around a hardware store in a city; he was talking to strangers and making friends as he always did. We were walking the sidewalk and saw a lot of very young soldiers moving in, from many nations, men and women. They weren't an invasion force; they seemed to belong. Dad and I looked at each other, one of us said, "We aren't doing anything else," and we walked up to introduce ourselves and help them unload their furniture and stuff. Had a very pleasant feel to the dream. It was good to see Dad again. I wonder if that represented the afterlife, since that's the only way I'll see him, and it explains the young soldiers. Also, I was wondering about my appendix when I went to sleep, so I had mortality on the mind.

Sue B’s interpretation:

If you feel this dream represented the afterlife then it does. Besides the afterlife, your dream also has personal meaning and most symbols in the dream are pointing towards changes you are making in your attitudes, beliefs, and life. In general, your dream appears to show you have a tendency to think and please others than yourself but are making adjustments to bring about balance and peace within yourself and within your personal relationships. The afterlife in this dream may not just represent your ideas of the afterlife or heaven but may also represent your concept of inner peace and harmony—the heaven you can find within your heart.

Hardware stores usually represent for me making adjustments, making changes, fixing something within. This symbol most likely relates to your feelings associated with your father’s death and how you are adjusting to this loss. Loss typically leaves us feeling empty. It sounds like in this dream you are reclaiming that parts of your dad and the parts of yourself that were lost when he first past. It sounds like you are moving towards feeling whole.

The young soldiers could mean many things. For you, it sounds as though they represent the many young men and women that lose their lives to defending something—their country, themselves, their beliefs, etc. A soldier typically gives a dream a sense of discipline and/or internal battles. The soldiers could represent simply who you believe is entering the afterlife now or they could also represent a change in you. The inference that you make that these soldiers have passed and are entering the afterlife could mean that you are giving up your current beliefs, your current rigidity in a certain area and are opening up a new chapter in the way you think as if something you have had ongoing conflicts with has now resolved and you are at peace.

I found it interesting that you and your father help the soldiers move in. Moving is another symbol of changing our mindset. Since you are moving furniture this symbol typically means you are re-evaluating your relationships, personal attitudes and are changing your ways. Since other symbols also have similar meanings in this dream, I would say it is likely this is what your dream is about.

Regarding your appendix: the best way not to worry about an ailment is to see your doctor. One area you may need to change is your attitudes and behavior towards your health and accepting medical advice. If your doctor is telling you to change your diet and lifestyle, it’s probably a good idea to do so and not brush it off as something doctors tell everyone that no one really follows.

Afterlife during life

Posted by Sue on October 10, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Glenn’s Dream:

I had one about two weeks ago that was very pleasant. My dad and I were together. I was about the age I am now (43), he looked about 60. (He's actually 39 years older than me, were he alive.) We were futzing around a hardware store in a city; he was talking to strangers and making friends as he always did. We were walking the sidewalk and saw a lot of very young soldiers moving in, from many nations, men and women. They weren't an invasion force; they seemed to belong. Dad and I looked at each other, one of us said, "We aren't doing anything else," and we walked up to introduce ourselves and help them unload their furniture and stuff. Had a very pleasant feel to the dream. It was good to see Dad again. I wonder if that represented the afterlife, since that's the only way I'll see him, and it explains the young soldiers. Also, I was wondering about my appendix when I went to sleep, so I had mortality on the mind.

Sue B’s interpretation:

If you feel this dream represented the afterlife then it does. Besides the afterlife, your dream also has personal meaning and most symbols in the dream are pointing towards changes you are making in your attitudes, beliefs, and life. In general, your dream appears to show you have a tendency to think and please others than yourself but are making adjustments to bring about balance and peace within yourself and within your personal relationships. The afterlife in this dream may not just represent your ideas of the afterlife or heaven but may also represent your concept of inner peace and harmony—the heaven you can find within your heart.

Hardware stores usually represent for me making adjustments, making changes, fixing something within. This symbol most likely relates to your feelings associated with your father’s death and how you are adjusting to this loss. Loss typically leaves us feeling empty. It sounds like in this dream you are reclaiming that parts of your dad and the parts of yourself that were lost when he first past. It sounds like you are moving towards feeling whole.

The young soldiers could mean many things. For you, it sounds as though they represent the many young men and women that lose their lives to defending something—their country, themselves, their beliefs, etc. A soldier typically gives a dream a sense of discipline and/or internal battles. The soldiers could represent simply who you believe is entering the afterlife now or they could also represent a change in you. The inference that you make that these soldiers have passed and are entering the afterlife could mean that you are giving up your current beliefs, your current rigidity in a certain area and are opening up a new chapter in the way you think as if something you have had ongoing conflicts with has now resolved and you are at peace.

I found it interesting that you and your father help the soldiers move in. Moving is another symbol of changing our mindset. Since you are moving furniture this symbol typically means you are re-evaluating your relationships, personal attitudes and are changing your ways. Since other symbols also have similar meanings in this dream, I would say it is likely this is what your dream is about.

Regarding your appendix: the best way not to worry about an ailment is to see your doctor. One area you may need to change is your attitudes and behavior towards your health and accepting medical advice. If your doctor is telling you to change your diet and lifestyle, it’s probably a good idea to do so and not brush it off as something doctors tell everyone that no one really follows.

And then it hit me...

Posted by Sue on October 8, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Caprandom’s dream:

I'm walking in a city that looks a cross between Blade Runner's LA and something out of Star Wars. Night has fallen and rain is coming pouring down. Your typical noir scene.

I'm trailing someone, making sure he doesn't see me. I only see his back, even the reflections in the windows are out of focus. I see the person turn a street corner and I do the same, I feel a blow to the head and I fall unconscious.

Time passes and I wake up tied to a hospital bed where a doctor with 4 arms is busy operating on me. I tried to make a sound but my mouth feels full of cotton balls and I can't even move a finger.

That's where I woke up...

 

Sue B.’s Interpretation:

The city you are walking through represents your current life and what you are going through. You are entering new territory that you are not familiar with. Rain can have many meanings—cleansing, emotion, renewal—but in context of your dream it could have all three meanings but I would emphasize renewal. Things are unclear to you but you are beginning to figure something and remove what has been clouding you.

You are trailing someone and he represents something you are not sure if you can trust but it is something that is eluding you. Your dream hints to me that you need to re-evaluate something and re-center yourself. The blow to the head I think shows that you are basically being hit over the head with something and are not acknowledging it or seeing it. You aren’t conscious of it right now.

You then find yourself in a hospital which is a place of healing. Hospitals in dreams do not only represent physical healing but they also represent mental, emotional and/or spiritual healing. This doctor is very interesting, since he has many arms, the arm symbol is being overemphasized for you. Arms can mean many things but typically are associated with labor, carrying things, influence and manipulation. What is interesting is the number four typically is associated with hard labor and material things. Having an operation could mean that you need to get something out of your system or cut it out of your life. Perhaps you need to let go of something or change your habits.


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