Tuesday, September 30, 2008

an island and a serpent and a whole lotta confusion

Dreams are supposed to have the uncanny knack of reflecting reality only in not so obvious ways. I have lots of wacky dreams that I dream up and then forget instantly yet the one I had last night was downright weird…

It involved an island. One that I distinctly remember having been on dream-wise. There was a beautiful sunset that turned the beach a glassy glossy pink. The word LOVE...[Mind you …I'm not a lovey-dovey person and am commitment-phobic to a manic degree which pleased my mum before but now distresses her cz I am apparently of marriageable age] drawn into a sand dune….there were flowers and shells bordering the words in heart…[I really think I fell into a cupid cartoon or an insipid valentine's day card] It looked like the "see the world through rosy glasses" metaphor had come true.

I just wanted to keep starting at the still as glass pink water…[there weren’t any waves…weird].

Then something started to ruffle the surface and this yucky sickly white-grey serpent began to sway its head underneath and then it came out…but it seemed to be headed away from the island.

This head looked like that of a cobra…it had the 'hood'. I breathed a sigh of relief a little too soon cz just then I saw that it had another head too. This one looked like a crocodile…and the first head seemed to be dragging it away from my island against its will…and that was when our eyes met.

Its dirty yellow-grey eyes gave me a scare and I realized…It was all a diversionary tactic…they were both headed for me and my house on the island anyway…

The rest of the dream is a little fuzzy and involved a struggle of some sort but I dont want to dwell on what I'm not sure of.

I decided to have some from with this dream of mine and interpret it with a dream dictionary and other common interpretations that people have of the objects and events in dreams. Here goes:

Let's pick up keywords and see what their supposed to say

ISLAND -To see an island or dream that you are on an in your dream, signifies ease, relaxation and comfort.

To dream that you are in stranded on a island, signifies that you are in a rut and do not quite know what to do with your life. On the other hand, you may be seeking some solitude. Perhaps you are running away from a situation instead of trying to confront it.

Okie they might actually be right here..i am genuinely stuck in a rut..hmmm


DÉJÀ VU – the feeling that I'd already been on that island in a previous dream- To dream of Déjà vu, indicates some unresolved issue which you are not addressing or are refusing to acknowledge. It may also represent a message or word of advice that you need to heed.

Hmmm…okie if u say so…but considering the no. of unresolved issues I have an unheeded advice its kinda hard to figure that one out.

SUNSET- To see the sunset in your dream, indicates the end of a cycle or condition. It is a period of rest, renewal, and evaluation.

PINK theme of my dream - Pink represents love, joy, sweetness, happiness, affection, kindness. Being in love or healing through love is also implied with this color.

K…I choose the Fifth Amendment on this one. am not saying anything.

LOVE - To dream of love of being in love, suggests intense feelings carried over from a waking relationship. It implies happiness and contentment with what you have and where you are in life. On the other hand, you may not be getting enough love in your daily life. We naturally long for the sense to belong and to be accepted.

To see a couple in love or expressing love to each other, indicates much success ahead for you.

To dream that your friend is in love with you, may be one of wish fulfillment. Perhaps you have developed have developed feelings for your best friend and are wondering how he or she feels. You are so preoccupied with these thoughts that it is evitable that it find its way into your dreaming mind. On the other hand, the dream may also suggests that you have accepted certain qualities of your best best friend and incorporated into your own character.

To dream that you are making love in public or in different places, relates to some overt sexual issue or need. Your dream may be telling you that you need to express yourself more openly. Alternatively, it represents your perceptions about your own sexuality in the context of politic and social norms. You may be questioning your feelings about sex, marriage, love, and gender roles.

None of this applies cz I just saw the word written in sand. My interpretation - the practical part of my brain wrote it in sand and not rock cz I know it'll never stay.

SAND DUNES - To see a sand dune in your dream, signifies your desires to be sheltered from the bitterness of reality.

Who wouldn't want that???

FLOWERS- To see colorful flowers in your dream, signifies kindness, compassion, gentleness, pleasure, beauty, and gain. It is also symbolic of perfection and spirituality. Your dream may be an expression of love, joy and happiness. Alternatively, flowers may denote a particular time or season. If the flowers are white, then it symbolizes sadness.

To see withered or dead flowers in your dream, denotes disappointments and gloomy situations. You may not be utilizing your full potential and talents.

To dream that you receive a bouquet of flowers, represents respect, approval, admiration, and rewards.

To see flowers blooming in barren soil, signifies that energy and cheerful nature will enable you to overcome your grievances.

Yikes…the flowers I saw were white…

WATER - Dreaming of clear water is a sign of great good luck and prosperity, a dream of muddy water foretells sadness or sorry for the dreamer through hearing of an illness or death of someone he/she knows well. Dirty water warns of unscrupulous people who would bring you to ruin. All water dreams, other then clear, has a bad omen connected to it and should be studied carefully and taken as a true waning.

Yippee…the water I saw was clear….

I dunno how to get these generic dictionaries to define a grey-white sick looking two-headed serpent which is a mutation of a snake and a crocodile…hmmm

SNAKE - A snake, being the ages old symbol of evil or satan, makes it a bad omen to have one show up in a dream. To see a lone snake and feel threatened by it shows that you have a bad enemy that is even then working against you, it also a warning against bodily harm from an enemy. To dream of many snakes in a pit is the foreboding of much bad luck in love or business. Should you overcome and kill a threatening snake in your dream shows that you will overcome your adversary and win out.

One consolation I remember escaping from the snake before it made one last lunge desperate lunge at me and then left the house…

Ok I've had enough dream interpretation for today so….if we summarize it all…

I'm stuck in a rut with unresolved issues [where is the surprise in that?] but its coming to an end..[hurray]…I don't want anymore problems…I'm sad but I have great luck and prosperity and I have a bad enemy I will overcome.

wow... that was fun...no wonder freud did it so much...

YAHOO…I'm gonna go tuck myself into bed now…sweet dreams everyone…

1 comment:

sesh said...

lol...it IS fun... :) mebbe i shud rite a program to do this on a daily basis... :)