Wednesday, 17 June 2015

A dream about going through a door and an old school friend

In my dream I am with a school friend (A girl) who I have not seen since we were 6 to 10 years of age at school,  in the dream she has on a pink dress and blonde hair and she is a mature woman. Someone told us that we need to go through a door, but the door leads only to a great chasm, I said to my friend that we will not go through that door, but we should go in the other direction, but another person, (unrecognised) is gesturing us both to go through the door, as if the person wants us dead. We do not go through the door.
I wake up in a sweat and I have been nervous for the last two days.

Doors often represent different opportunities or choices that are available to you and a chasm represents a great divide or void, it helps us recognize when a choice we make can lead us nowhere, and feeling as though that choice or opportunity will lead to certain death is just another way of acknowledging that this direction will lead to a dead-end. Dream symbols often use puns to get a message over. So this dream is translating the message of a dead-end opportunity, the dream is not relaying the message that you will die if you make the wrong choice so calm those nerves.  
Dreams are often misinterpreted and taken literally and people do get nervous when dream imagery is clear, easily remembered and uses death imagery, but often this is done so that you don't make the wrong choice and also when you are not listening to your own instincts. 
The first part of the dream where yo
u have met up with an old friend from school wants you to recognize how you have matured and grown up, you need to look back and see how far you have come, the chasm or abyss can also link with the great divide between who you were then and who you are now. You were a small child at school and now you are a mature woman, your own life learning (because you have mentioned school) has developed and grown from all the life experiences you have had so far. In your dream your instincts tell you not to go through that door, you know it will be a dead end. Even if someone else tells you to go through it, you are not that silly now you are longer in the tooth (wiser). 
The act of going through something in a dream, like going through a door represents the experiences you yourself go through, in a way you are saying I am not going through all that again. 'I'v been there and done that and my wisdom tells me I'm not going to do it all again'. 

What section of your life this dream is referring I cannot say, quite possibly it will link with work, career, friendships or relationships with colleagues, because it has used the symbol of a school friend. I do not feel it links with intimate  relationships as other imagery could have represented those situations better. School is often used to symbolise working relationships, people who you would share the academic or career type journey. School is a place where we work alongside people who we share our learning with so it could also represent people who you share a spiritual learning journey with. Maybe an avenue of spiritual learning is a dead end for you, you have progressed passed what it can offer you. 

Another symbol you have mentioned is that your friend was dressed in pink, this is a nice symbol, when someone is 'in the pink' it means they are happy and doing well. Pink is a friendship color. Being tickled pink means that you are really happy about something. 
Friendships can be more far reaching than we ever realize, we can know someone for a relatively short time but they have a great impact on us. Sometimes friends we haven't seen for a very long time pop into our dreams to say hello or offer support just like they would have when you were friends years ago. 

I once had a dream about someone I hadn't seen for years and years and in the dream I was really pleased to see them and we just said hi and she told me how she was doing. We had no chance of meeting in real life as she had moved to the other side of the world, but in dreams distance is no obstacle. 

Therefore I conclude that your dream was a reminder to remember how far you have come, don't waste your time on dead end opportunities that will lead you no where particularly useful. Use your own instincts to guide you in another direction which will bring positive opportunities your way. And it doesn't matter if you haven't seen someone for years and years, on a spiritual level you can still support them and help them on their journey. You and your friend have probably shared a similar life journey. 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Dreams about the Body

The way in which our bodies function in our dreams can help us to acknowledge how we feel about ourselves in relation to how our life is turning out. Our physical body can be overwhelmed by the daily grind of life and this often manifests in our dreams as obstacles that we need to overcome. Body parts can be used as symbols because they help to get a message across. For example a dream where one’s legs are stuck in hard cement will happen because there is a feeling of not being able to move forward, the dreamer can identify the cement as providing a symbol for the obstacle that you are dealing with but you must also interpret legs for a complete translation. When the inner feeling has been acknowledged the dreamer can start to identify ways in which to free themselves of the cement and work towards freedom. Indecently legs are obviously symbolic for your ability to move forward or to make progress. 
The abdomen is seen as the source of your energy store, the solar plexus is where energy is filtered and delivered to where it is needed. If there is something wrong with your abdomen then the dream is reacting to changes in your own energy availability.
Something in the tummy would suggest there is an issue that you are keeping to yourself and it will cause an imbalance or upset if you don’t deal with it.
If there is a baby growing in your tummy then you are nurturing something that has the potential for growth but only if it is nurtured and cared for.
Prospects will start off small and then grow and mature if given attention!
Pregnancy can be shown in this way!
Our arms can show our personal strength and abilities, arms are also used to show passion or welcoming.
Being armed is to be prepared for any such eventuality!
A backbone represents your strength or your vulnerabilities, it keeps you upright and provides the help you are able to give to other people or the support you need for yourself.  
Support and structure!
Blood is our internal life force therefore if you lose blood in a dream it can symbolise losing vital energy when there is a need to preserve it. It can symbolise the hurt and afflictions we feel and how they drain us and make us feel below par.
Blood can be used in dreams to help you understand the need to put blood and guts into a project to ensure it can survive.
Bones provide a symbol for our support system, our skeleton keeps us upright and moving as we should be and therefore may symbolise your ability to stay upright when times are difficult.
Any problems with your bones in a dream will highlight your own weaknesses and ability to keep on going under great pressure.
Broken bones remind you that wounds will heal given time, perhaps you feel broken by an issue you have or a relationship has broken you down!
Bones of contention!
The past and how it sculpts the present day!
Breasts symbolise nurture or the need to care for others in order to help their progression.
The expelling of things that we do not need anymore.
If it is someone else’s excrement you have to deal with in a dream then it is their negative behavior that affects you.
Getting rid of negativity!
Getting rid of waste!
Sometimes in dreams windows are used as a substitute for your eyes and for your seeing abilities, not in the physical sense but more in the way that you see things logically. Windows are used because it is easier to translate sublime messages this way; broken windows for example explain how you are not seeing the reality of a situation or that your way of thinking is broken or obscured by other problems.
These types of dreams are more about your outlook and the way you feel about the world around you.
There are many sayings that link with eyes and you should consider if any are appropriate for the type of dream you have had.
An eye for an eye!
To catch someone’s eye!
See eye to eye!
Have a keen eye for!
In the public eye!
This image is used to demonstrate the face that we show to other people or the face they show to us. When we look at someone’s face we do not always see what is going on behind the mask. Dream images connected to the face can give you an insight as to what is really going on.  
If a face is distorted in some way in the dream then you have a distorted view of yourself. Disfigurements in dreams symbolise a disfigured idea of what we look like, our insecurities etc.
Face your problems head on!
Face your fears!
Face reality!
Our feet link with our stability and ability to get along by our own merit. The feet are also used in journey dreams to represent progress, the type of shoes you wear in a dream highlight the comfort and ease in which you move forward at your own pace.
Put your best foot forward!
The symbol of hair can be interpreted in a few different ways in dream translation and it is for you to decide on the appropriate meaning. Feelings about your looks are often portrayed by your hair and losing your hair in a dream can highlight your insecurities and fears about your own attractiveness.
Hair is viewed as a symbol of vitality and strength and is also used as a symbol of intelligence.
Combing the hair can symbolise untangling a mental dilemma or getting your thoughts in order, but you could also be straightening out your affairs or anything that needs bringing back to order.
Cutting your hair can symbolise making cut-backs which will help to bring order and reestablish a refined approach to finances or financial stresses.
Cutting or shaving all your hair off in a dream is a way to show your disapproval or anger at a situation or person who has wronged you or treated you unfairly, it is seen as a protest.
If there are insects in your hair in a dream then most likely they will represent minor aggravations that are small but annoying and difficult to eradicate.
Washing your hair is a way to get rid of negativity that builds up and mentally de-stress
Hands represent your ability to create and what you can achieve using the attributes you already possess.
Washing your hands symbolises the washing away of negativity that prevents you from using your talents.You could also be washing your hands of somebody or of a situation that you can do nothing more to help.
The right hand is the giver and the left hand is the receiver!
To shake hands is to forgive!
Lend a hand!
The thinking part of us!
Use your head!
Intelligence and problem solving!
The heart has obvious connotations of compassion understanding and love and to dream of the heart in any way will often link with these things. Any problems with the heart in your dream brings your attention to problems relating to the heart and its capabilities to love and be loved, wounds and afflictions that have caused hurt and damage either past or present which need to be acknowledged and dealt with. 
The heart of a problem!
The kidneys are used occasionally in dreams to show a filtering system, for example filtering the negative from the positive and therefore cleansing.
Cleanse yourself either spiritually or mentally!
The means at your disposal of getting along or making progress!
In dreams your lips will link with personal fulfillment and expressing the sensual side of yourself towards others. Wearing lipstick is a way of having your sensual side noticed.
Communication and expressing what you need in order to get it. 
The lungs are another symbol used in dream language to help you understand the process of cleansing and of getting rid of negativity.Therefore any problems with breathing in a dream simply implies that there are difficulties with taking in positive energy and letting the negative things go. The lungs can also be used to express the feeling of suffocation by your circumstance or being trapped by responsibility and that you do not have freedom or your own breathing space. 
Take in the good and release the bad!
If you have problems with talking in your dream it helps you to acknowledge that you are not communicating what it is that you want to say in the right way, other people do not really understand you.
We also use our mouth for eating and this links with how fulfilled we feel.
Any dream symbol that involves the mouth will be linked to communication and self fulfillment.
Being strangled is to have your voice suppressed or your energy cut off, being overcome by someone else's personality.
Keep your head on your shoulders and be savvy!
Stick your neck out to get noticed. 
Poking your nose in or using your intuition to sniff out what is going on around you, you might need to find the cause of a problem or discover new ideas to help you make progress.
A nose can also be used as a symbol for the things that you ‘know’.
A nose for business!
The scalp connects with the mind and any problems with the scalp can show how you are being affected mentally by outside circumstances.
In Native American culture to take a scalp means quite simply to overcome your opposition.
Sexual dreams often highlight our needs, wants and desires. If you are having sex with someone you know, who you wouldn't in the waking state it is because in dreams we can try out different partners to see if they have some qualities that we desire. If you do not know the person at all it is because you do not understand what you require from a relationship or from the type of person that you think you need to be with.
Sex dreams are more prominent when there are things that you need to learn about relationships, love and their connections to sex, they are also experienced more often when there is a lacking of sex and of sharing yourself with another person in your waking life.
Our own perception of sex can be challenged through our dreams and any hang-ups or unreasonable ideas can be worked through safely while in the dream environment. 
Sometimes sex and love dreams persist and recur because an expression of love is unable to be made in the waking life. 
The skin provides a shield and defense against the outside world but it is also our receptor for being touched;
Allowing others to touch us signifies that we allow them into our personal space. 
Hard skin symbolises the way we have been hardened by circumstances. Rough skin can symbolise feeling rough. 
Making life changes and transitions!
Loss and Fear!
Lack of Communication!
Lack of Nourishment and Fulfillment! 
Decay and Growth!
If something gets stuck in your throat in a dream then perhaps you have information that you cannot give out; you feel gagged or suppressed.
Choking symbolises a blockage in communication, you cannot live with something that is bothering you.
If your tongue is too big for your mouth then you can be tactless with words or you are not speaking up when you should.
Use it or curb it, whichever is more appropriate!
The womb usually represents a woman’s ability to give and sustain life, looking after and nurturing the best in others as well as herself.
New beginnings and exciting ventures!
Responsibility that requires care and attention from the dreamer

Monday, 1 June 2015

Water in dreams

Water is viewed as the life giver in its many forms, it has the power to cleanse, change and instigate growth in its positive form. In its negative form it can create struggles and require you to use your energy and power to overcome its force. In dream language it is used widely as a conduit for our emotional energy, it can flow and ebb, get over, under, in and around any obstacle and the way in which water is shown to you in a dream can help you to understand your own or other people’s emotional transitions.

Fresh clear water links with fresh clean ideas and feelings; it gives us an idea of transparency and of being able to feel and see with an emotionally clear mind.
Water symbolises the cleansing away of negativity and the emotionally damaging energy!

Salty water symbolises mixed feelings and the sea is a useful symbol to translate the vastness of emotions and how they can be muddled or confused at times.
The waves and tides help to replicate the way emotions can wash in and out and affect the delicate layout of your life.

Murky or muddy water highlights confused or cloudy feelings and emotions which need time to settle.

Too much water simply equates to too many emotional issues to deal with, this usually causes an over-spill. Not enough water and you know that there is an emotional detachment which leads to a lack of growth or viability. Without water nothing can grow or move, places become barren and unlivable, water is an essential part of life and therefore to dream of a lack of water informs you that an essential part of your emotional processing has changed. Perhaps you are all cried out and your emotions have all but dried up through overuse.

A waterfall represents the power and flow of emotional energy over obstacles. Waterfalls provide moving energy and move your emotions to the place they are really needed, fresh waters!

Waves help to express the power of emotions and how they can wash over you; they are useful to represent the natural rise and fall of feelings in their intensity or waning.
Giant waves symbolises how you can be overcome by your emotions and this may affect everyone else around you

Waves can help to explain how emotions change the present set up that you have, they move the sand around and create a new different lay out. In cases like tsunamis the wave causes destruction and devastation which can have a profound effect on everyone it touches.