Recently, I dreamed about practicing self-defense from someone with a knife.
23 January 2018
I am crossing a rope bridge stretching from one large canyon to the next. Wooden planks, loosely held together by century-old ropes shimmy beneath my feet. To the right of me, is a mountain range. An enormous temple, with traditional Chinese architecture, rests on a nearby mountain side, reaching far into the heavens with its height and glory. Red pillars, gold embellishments, and high, angled stair cases standing out against the baby blue sky and forest green of the nearby woods.
I say to my travel companion, who is a lot like my friendly mother, I say to her that I’d like to spend time at that temple, perhaps it is a Buddhist temple, I query. She indicates that maybe we can stop there and spend time but maybe we can’t.
We continue along the shaky wooden bridge and as we near the land I raise my gaze upward and discover there is another large Chinese-style temple established on the mountain before us. A multi-ranked army, comprised of dozens of foot soldiers busy themselves with a variety of small tasks and their sprinkling across the mountain side gives the impression of tiny ants, busy at work.
When the emperor sees us, he calls his army to attention and shouts out a greeting. They all bow to us. Even though the bridge is rocking beneath my feet, I steady my footing and bow back to indicate my respect and my rank as a Martial Artist. At that point I realize I have a long sword in my left hand and a short sword in my right. I am a warrior and they acknowledge my presence among them. My bowing sets me a part from my companion and I am seen as her protector.
04 October 2017
Last night I dreamed of doing my Taekwondo form over and over with great skill and excellence. It was such a great feeling!
Positive dreams remind the dreamer of skills, capacities and opportunities. In this case, the dream is reminding me of the strength found in the repetition of a skill and how this leads to excellence.
If you find yourself getting stuck when you face an obstacle or feeling anxious about something coming up, repeating something which you do well will help build your capacity to face the challenge and overcome it like an expert.
What is the biggest challenge you are facing today and what have you done in the past which has worked with overcoming this type of obstacle. Do it again today and see what kind of results you get!
20 August 2017
In the dream, I had driven a long way with my daughter & a friend. We were looking for a certain animal farm and I thought we had found it but when we drove in I discovered it was the wrong one and I couldn’t figure out how to get to the right one. My daughter joined her friend in petting the animals and they were having a great time thinking that I had found the farm but meanwhile I was speaking with the farmer trying to get directions on where to go.
As it turned out, they didn’t mind us stopping by and let the girls enjoy their visit. So I didn’t need to look any further.
As we were leaving, I noticed my Taekwondo bag was caught on the bag bumper of a school bus and I started shouting in alarm. Someone nearby heard me and motioned to the driver who stopped the bus, retrieved the bag and returned it to me. I was so grateful!
This is a great dream which reminds me that sometimes when we think we are going for something we find out later that we don’t get exactly what we want but what comes is just as good.
The biggest issue is about my Taekwondo bag nearly getting dragged off. This is a powerful symbol for me which I will reflect on and consider how is this a metaphor for what’s happening in my life right now and what can I do to not let that kind of thing happen in real life.
Taekwondo is a metaphor for strength, agility and determination.
12 September 2017
This dream has two people in it who I know in real life. The important thing about dreaming of someone who you know in real life is to first think of them as a metaphor and not about the real person. The reason for this is so you can get the message of the dream and make any changes to your Self so you can grow. In real life, we cannot change anyone. They can change themselves if they wish to but we can NEVER change another person. So when someone shows up in a dream doing something negative then it’s valuable to think of the metaphor first because the amount of change in the realms of metaphors is infinite!
In the dream, my biological sister is chasing me, mocking me, taunting me rolling her eyes at me, getting others to look down on me.
When she doesn’t stop I run away and when I run away she follows me, thinking it is an entertaining game and finding it really enjoyable seeking out to destroy me.
In the dream, I run into a Martial Arts training club and blend in with the crowd who are training. She comes into the club and stops in her tracks.
(There is something so powerful about a group of Martial Artists!)
I speak with the lead instructors and I start training with them. When I leave the training area I am given a phone and speak with someone from Children’s Aid Society.
They ask a few questions then end the conversation. Later I find out someone had reported me to the agency after they read something I had wrote against them. But there is no further issue.
Then I am sitting in a bus and look up and my biological mother is there, glaring down at me. I want to run away but don’t need to run anymore. She starts saying all her negative things and I say,
“Perhaps the reason my sister acts the way she does is because of the negative way you are as a parent. Perhaps I am not the problem but YOUR PARENTING is the problem.”
She looks entirely baffled.
She wants to say No. But she can’t speak.
There is Truth to what I was saying and she knows it.
That is the end of that dream.