Wednesday, January 26, 2011

the power of dreams

I woke up a while ago from a disturbing dream, about a tsunami. All the water had disappeared from the shore, leaving a lot of black mud...

I really believe that some of our dreams are subconscious manifestations of issues or problems in our daily lives, and I dream about water a LOT.

Water, in dreams, represents emotion. My water dreams (ooh, that sounds much racier than it really is) are usually about fish tanks (repressed or contained emotion), or a car I'm in accidentally driving off a bridge (too complicated and requiring much explanation).

The tsunami dream apparently means that 'you are being overwhelmed by some repressed feeling or unconscious material that is rising up to the surface. You are experiencing some unhappiness and emotional instability in a waking situation.'


I also often dream of houses. Houses represent your own soul or self, and the different rooms are metaphors for aspects of your psyche. I dream of houses with lots of kitchens (the nurturing part of me) and bedrooms. Hmm. I'll just say that maybe I need more... sleep.

So -- dreaming of a tsunami threatening my home... you don't have to be Freud to put that one together, right?


  1. That's very interesting! And also a bit scary. Hope you get some rest today after being up in the wee small hours ...

  2. When I wake in the wee small hours, it's usually because I suddenly remember something I forgot to do... but at least there are no tsunamis threatening my home...

  3. I sometimes dream of houses with stairs, steps down into a ferny shady garden, more really big rooms than I know what to do with, and little hideaway nooks and crannies everywhere.

  4. Yeah, I've had the tsunami dream, usually it's the same one repeated at various stages in my life.
    Another repeated dream is of visiting my old family home, and discovering 'new' rooms I had never known existed. What do you think that means? My dreams/nightmares drive me nuts at times ...

  5. Maybe that you're discovering or developing new things about yourself?
    New abilities or talents?


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