Sunday, July 16, 2006

I had a dream.


So I had another one of those weird, packed with symbolism dreams this afternoon.

Here goes...

My dream started in a building...it was raining, flooding, water everywhere....and I knew that the structure was coming down. I realized that it was *sort of* my apartment building...my things were there and I had to determine what to take and what to leave behind. I opted for my journals and some art. Somehow, my pets were not there. I wanted to go through the building, go upstairs, check it all out, but I couldn't. Literally, things were falling down around me.
Here's where it gets weird...
So in the middle of this, I get a ring. A beautiful ring. It is a gorgeous sapphire ring...with it is a diamond band. Although I get the two rings together, they are not connected. The sapphire ring is like a prize...a reward for doing something. The diamond band is far more personal...but I don't really know why.
And here's where it gets weird(er)....
So there was a kiosk where you could adopt a baby "for the day"...like it was charity trying to place foster children out VERY temporarily. I did it...I had my little bambino that I was watching out for. As the chaos around me ensued, I kept an eye on the little one...trying to protect him. He was a curious little fellow and for a moment, I lost track of him.
(now I am outside...near a lake)
So my foster baby jumps in the lake...I am standing on the bank, looking in...I can't see him, he is struggling...I want to reach in and save him but I don't. He looks like he is drowning and I stand there...still looking. Suddenly, he starts to swim...I mean, swim. This little fucker swam like a dolphin, straight to the top of the lake and jumped out.

Dream over.

Freud, are you there? Hello? Mister Jung? Anyone???

4 comments:

minus five said...

mary: you might want to lay off the drugs before bedtime. either that or quit eating spicy food before you go to sleep.

MCALDWELLC said...

Sarah: I seriously doubt that the numerous drugs I take along with the tabasco-infused vodka martinis I drink prior to bedtime has ANYTHING to do with the content of my dreams.

Anne-Davnes said...

Water is supposed to be intense overflooding or the impending overflooding of emotions.

I think you're giving yourself a gift (the rings) for choosing the art and journals.

I think YOU are the bambino - or a part of yourself is the bambino and you're letting that part learn by itself, the survial skills needed to be more self sufficient.

Does any of this ring true?

MCALDWELLC said...

Here is what I found out about some dream symbolism from the very reputable http://www.dreammoods.com website.

"To dream that you receive a ring, denotes that your suspicions and worries over you lover will end. You will come to realize that he is true to his heart and will devote herself to your interest"

"To see a raging flood with its muddy debris, represents emotional issues and tension. Your repressed emotions are overwhelming you. Consider where the flood for indications of where in your waking life may a situation be the source of stress and tension."

"To see a baby in your dream, signifies innocence, warmth and new beginnings. Babies may symbolize something in your own inner nature which is pure, vulnerable, and/or uncorrupted. Babies may represent an aspect of yourself that is vulnerable and helpless. If you dream that you forgot you had a baby, then it suggests that you are trying hide your own vulnerabilities; You do not want to let others know of your weaknesses."

Hmmmmm...and isn't it interesting the things that surface in our subconscious mind...the things that we allow to come up when we are not trying to be in control?