Dreams

Do you dream? Do you remember your dreams? There seem to be periods of my life when I dream in technicolor and I remember these vivid dreams or parts of them. I write them down and then I ask for meaning. I don’t leaf through books of dream symbols because I think that dreams are more personal than a book with specific definitions of symbols. I peer into what it might mean to me specifically. I try to define the metaphors within the dream for myself. I sit with it and revisit the dream over the course of a day or two. Something seems to open as I inquire and what I need to know surfaces for me.

Do I take it seriously? Do I really think that it’s my subconscious giving me a message? Is there meaning in my dreams for me to investigate? I think that there are different types of dreams. Sometimes, I have a dream that seems like a Fellini film. It appears to be all-inclusive and going in many different directions. It’s impossible to find meaning in such a dream. I look at this type of dream as being integrative–perhaps my life has been too busy, too full of stimuli and I’m on overwhelm. This type of dream is like a tumbler, shaking the loose parts out and letting them fall wherever they may land. No need for analysis.

In other dreams, there is something more specific that seems to be needing attention. So the dream brings it to my awareness when I remember the dream. Even when I don’t remember the dream in its entirety, I think that it serves an integrative purpose.

Here’s a dream that I recorded.

I dreamt that I was trying to read a poem aloud in class, but couldn’t find the one I wanted to read. When I did find it, the words changed to images–like colorful pictures of flowers, suns, fish, moons, more flowers. I read them to myself wondering if I read them aloud with feeling, would the class get the meaning? I found a children’s book of verse and thought about reading one of those. Although it was for children, it seemed that the meaning was advanced. Meanwhile, the class put on a play and danced while I searched for a poem to read.

My interpretation:
I interpret this dream to mean that the written word is less important for me at this time. Images–flowers, moon and stars speak louder–the call of wild nature or the cosmos. I think that I’m supposed to look and see beauty without having to evaluate it all with my mind. There might be a message for me in children’s verse–that there is depth within what appears to be less complex! Also, in my search for the words–rhyme or reason–the poem, I am missing the play of life, the dance, ever-unfolding life! At that time, I was thinking of returning to school but it seemed that traditional ways of learning weren’t right for me.

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So, do you dream? Do you remember your dreams? Do you record them? Do you come up with a meaning? I’d really be curious to know.

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I am a writer, a seeker, a discoverer, a poet, a painter, a woman with something to say about a variety of topics. Some topics are difficult but they are real. Some are sheer silliness.

2 thoughts on “Dreams”

  1. Christine,
    Your topic today is close to my heart. I’m taking my third dream class with Robert Moss. I write my dreams in a dream journal but don’t usually analyze them. Lately I’ve been having dreams of people I know. My dreams now contain conversations, usually a lot of people and activity; very different than dreams before doing my dream classes. Sometimes I will read through the journal, and am amazed at what is coming through.
    When I read about your dream images and looking for a poem, I thought how cool it would be to paint poems! People in Robert’s class sketch a scene from their dreams and some are making oracle cards from the sketches. Dreams are such a juicy topic for me.
    Also I love children’s books as they can have profound meanings and be fun at the same time.
    Cathy

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    1. Hi Cathy, I have read some posts by Robert Moss. I’m glad that you are appreciating working with him and that you are recording your dreams! Cool. It’s amazing what comes through to us in our dreams. They can certainly be our own personal guiding system sometimes. I have painted a few of my poems. And, in fact, there is an online exhibition today by a woman artist who has complemented her art with poetry! I’ll send you the site to register if you like. I always appreciate your comments.

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