Thursday, August 19, 2010
Ruminations about Dreams
I wonder what the odds are when dreaming. Is it a fifty-fifty chance you will fall into a nightmare? If we have happy dreams, does it mean our lives are going great? The realm of dreams involves manifestations of our daily experiences. There are interpretations for all the elements, all depending on how we use those elements in the dream or how they appear. Water has many interpretations based on the situation itself. Here are some examples provided by Dream Forth:
“The waterbed is an indication that you have begun to accept some aspect of your inner self that you have previously struggled with. The waterfall is a symbol of release. Whatever you have been holding in during your waking life will soon be released. The waterfall is a physical representation of your life’s desires and goals. Clear, cool waterfalls indicate a new lease on life.
If you dream of a waterfall cascading over you, consider your emotional state. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Have you been holding back your feelings during your waking life? Face your feelings and your emotions as a step towards finding peace.”
There are countless scenarios involving the elements. Each interpretation depends on the person’s waking environment. While most of us want to know what our dreams are telling us, some of us would prefer to stay in a prolonged, if not permanent, dream state. Wonderful dreams of fantasies being fulfilled are desires we may want to have cross over into our reality. Sexual fantasies, accumulation of wealth, and perhaps newfound youth are all desires we may wish to come true. However, one must be content with leaving some desires in the world of dreams.
I’ve heard of stories where people act out on their sexual fantasies only to contract dreaded diseases. Money can’t buy happiness or good health for that matter. And of course, who doesn’t want to either go back in time, make time stop, or be young again, preferably with the knowledge we’ve accumulated. Oh what damage we would do!
If good dreams can turn on us in reality, then nightmares should remain in the dream world under lock and key. No one wants their nightmares to come true. Unfortunately, this world is loaded with opposites, so it stands to reason horrible dreams can come true. In fact, they may even come for you.
Let’s try a simple remedy. Before you sleep, place a key under your pillow and if your dream is a nightmare, then lock it up. If it’s something you want in your waking life then don’t use the key. I’m sure the chances of your dreams coming true are not fifty-fifty, but however small they may be, be careful what you wish for.
May your dreams come true, but not all of them. ;-)
See you on the dark side.