Daily Dream Diary – Being Dragged By a Car

Written around October 2016 – posted in February 2017

  • walking through a forest which was other-worldly
  • it was like it was man-made and natural at the same time
  • the trees had rocks on them or were made out of rocks or grew through the rocks
  • the crickets were there but sparse

 

  • i was being dragged under a car
  • feel the ground on my skin
  • it was dark
  • i felt it & then also backed away and watched it
  • it was quite horrible

 

I’ll tell you what these dreams mean.

A forest is a metaphor for the mind. For it to have an other-wordly feel means I could go to places in my mind which were different than what is predictable and common. Perhaps some might call this a gift with Creativity and perhaps it might also be called a skill at being able to use my imagination with expertise in my creative work endeavors.

Trees are about growth.

Crickets are small insects and the first thing to come to mind is that they are what we feed pet snakes. Snakes are about transformation and change.

To dream of being dragged by a car means someone is doing something which is controlling the direction of my life and they don’t care if it hurts me or not. Since I had a strong physical sensation of my skin on the ground it means there’s a strong likelihood that what the person is doing will show up in my day-to-day life and I will have some hurt and negativity to deal with.

Feeling it and then backing away and watching it means that I can detach from really negative situations and look at them from a distance which gives me a perspective and allows me to grow and learn from the experience.

The feeling of horror in the dream woke me up to something to be alert to. In fact, something really negative did happen in real life a short time after this dream. I’d like to think that I was somewhat prepared for it and that I handled the situation well, all things considered.

 

Working with a Negative Metaphor

Recently, I published a dream about having two passports at an airport.

Parts of this dream happened in real life in April of 2016. It was a nightmare!

To dream of the incident 6 months later shows I was still processing the negative emotion of embarrassment.

In real life my mom wasn’t there when it happened.

But in the dream she was.

This gives me a good opportunity to explore the metaphor.

In the points I listed about the dream I didn’t mention what my mom was saying or doing. Just that something bad happened and then she showed up.

I figured it out and solved it without her.

One of the reasons I may have solved the situation in the dream without her is because the solutions she was offering were not useful to me.

They may be useful to her. They may makes sense to her in the dream. But the solution to having two passports and needing to get the right one in order to get on a plane and go to where I want to go does not require her type of solution.

In the dream she was fine with this. If she had not have been fine with it there would have been a negative response which would have tried to interrupt what I was doing. But since I ended up sorting it out and getting on the plane it means in the dream even though I didn’t do her solution she did not stop me from doing mine.

Because this is a dreamwork blog and the purpose is to turn negatives into positives in real day-to-day situations then I can think about where in my life is there someone or something which is trying to interrupt me from doing what my True Self wants to do.

At the heart of it, the soul wants to grow. Each soul, of every human being seeks and desires growth. It’s the main purpose of life.

In a world where people have a lot of Unity and Cooperation then everyone’s True Self can express itself without harming another.

But our world is not there just yet.

What we have a lot of today is people who have allowed their egos to so much take over their own selves that they forget who they truly are and instead they are seeking just to over-power others on their climb for the top.

When someone with a lot of ego comes across someone who is just trying to be their True Selves, the ego-driven person may experience jealousy, fear or intense shame. Those strong negative emotions can lead them to act in ways which are contrary to Unity or Cooperation.

A plane in a dream is about the future because air is the metaphor for the future.

I was working on a complex issue with a lot of confusion and was seeking to move through it to get to where I wanted to go.

When I was feeling my lowest in the dream someone showed up but they didn’t show up to help. If the person in the dream was showing up to help then I would have gone with their support but no, I declined their solution and went with my own which worked.

So this is a metaphor for a pattern which happens in our real world today where some people look for opportunities when others are at their lowest and then they seek to take advantage of that to get their own way, to meet their own selfish motives, to put others down and put themselves on top. coldwaterwalk

The dream suggests I have a solution for that.

So that’s why I share so openly on this dreamwork blog. So that I can share my dreams, experiences and solutions in a way which may also help others who have tried to live out the desires of their True Selves but found obstacles in the way.

The process of removing or moving through obstacles is not an easy one. But it’s really worthwhile in the end.

The positive outcome is SO worth the effort!

 

 

How To Use the Idea of a Dream to Live Life to the Fullest

When I was 19 I had a near death experience.

It’s a long story which is written in more depth at http://www.rachelandgracie.wordpress.com.

But there’s something important that I learned from that experience.

It taught me to detach from the things of this world which are of very little value.

And it taught me to cling to important things like Courage, Enthusiasm & Determination.

One thing I started doing then, which I still do to this day, is that when I come up against a challenging situation where there is not a lot of room for me to speak or express myself, I imagine I am in a dream.

I say to myself, “if this were a dream, what would I do differently?”

Usually it’s clear right away what it is I want to say or do and what is standing in my way (usually related to my feeling as though people around me won’t value my opinion because I’m a woman or suffering negative consequences like Martin Luther King did, if I do speak up.)

So I say to myself, “Well, if this was my dream and I could do what I wanted, then I would imagine it to be a dream where there were no negative consequences for speaking up. In my mind, in my dream, opinions matter. Every voice matters.”

And that would give me the courage to stand up and speak.

I imagine I’m living in a dream & then I do what would be the best case scenario in a perfectly positive environment.

Give it a try sometime. It’s really freeing!

 

How To Be Positive When Things Appear Negative

This week I’ve been writing about a negative figure who showed up in my dream, who grabbed onto my hand and squeezed their nails into my skin and at the same time was smiling to others and giving eye contact as though I was the problem and they were helping out. Meanwhile, their sharp nails were cutting into my skin and I couldn’t ask for help because people around me believed the woman who was squeezing me was the good guy.

What to do?

Earlier in the week I wrote about how to take this metaphor and use it to do really positive work in real life.

Now I want to explain in more detail how I have been able to turn things which others thought were pretty negative into really positive situations.

In the dream, there was a feeling of 5 nails digging like daggers into my skin. When I am reflecting on how to transform that experience of positives I can think about 5 ways in real life that I can press in. The positive quality of something piercing like that is this idea of being able to cut through or pierce old customs, old and out-dated practices, old and useless patterns of thought & behaviour.

So I can do this in many ways. I can write 5 piercing articles and share them to 5 personal friends. Or I can make 5 phone calls and offer encouragement. I could make 5 loaves of banana bread and share with neighbours. It doesn’t matter really what I do so long as I have the intention to share a positive expression of genuine kindness.

I’ve once heard that Courtesy is the prince of all virtues. Well, if we carry that metaphor forward we can think of how a prince carries a sword. Swords cut through things. So in this way, I can be like a prince and cut through old customs and pierce through old ways with virtues such as Courtesy and Kindness.

The big difference between me and the negative figure in the dream is that my kindness comes from my heart and is genuine. In the dream, the negative figure looked kind on the outside but was really quite nasty on the inside and when no one was looking.

Can you imagine the confusion of people who are not trained to think for themselves, to see through their own eyes? They would see two people being kind to one another and not be able to tell which one was really kind and which one was just using kindness to mask their torturous ways.

Ultimately, the reason it is possible to be kind even when others are being malicious is because the path each of us walk in life is our own path and when we move to the next world we have only our own selves to account for. We cannot control other people nor should we want to or try to. We can only decide for ourselves how to we want to live and do the best job we can trying to be Courteous and Kind at all times.

Dream: Taking a Stand With A Bully

26 Feb 2017

In the dream I am organizing and sorting and bringing some things to the dump but also packing some things for a trip. In real life the thought of this makes me tired but in the dream I had a lot of energy and enthusiasm for the task ahead.

At one point, a group of us were around a bonfire. One man was talking a lot and his negativity was affecting the group. So I started getting assertive and told him to stop. He didn’t. Then I told him if he didn’t stop he’d have to leave the area and I positioned my body as a block between he and the others.

He still didn’t stop so I put my hands in fighting stance and others started coming around to back me up.

We pushed in towards him and he backed away. He was still spewing his angry words but he was backing away from the others.