Recently I asked in a Facebook group, “If you had a dream journal guide to understand your dream meanings, what would you want in that guide?” One woman commented how she was confused by Carl Jung concept that every person in her dream was a version of her or something within herself. Here is my response:
Eww! Gross! This is a common response most folks have upon waking up from a dream about snakes and/or spiders. Or perhaps some people may think it’s awesome, especially a little boy or if they’re into reptiles and insects. These two symbols seem to baffle many of why they would dream about spiders and snakes; however, it’s really quite common which will be showcased on this blog.
Last Monday, September 10, 2018, we were informed that Hurricane Florence’s eye is in direct line of where I live – Jacksonville, North Carolina. My spirit guides kept telling me over and over, “Safe.” This is the dream I had Tuesday morning:
Meow, did you have a dream about a cat or cats last night? For this blog post the cats I’m referring to are either domestic or feral cats. Big cats such as lion, tigers, or cougars can have different dream meanings. The following two paragraphs are taken from the chapter on “Dream Symbolism” in my book Learn the Secret Language of Dreams, which supports the theory that any dream symbol can have numerous meanings.
In my dream I was bending backwards in a camel pose while my feet were pointed up and I was easily able to touch my ankles. I lifted back up, put my feet flat, and again went into a bending backwards position. To my astonishment, I touched my ankles!
Filled with excitement I approached a twenty-six year old yoga teacher and blurted out, “I touched my ankle in camel pose.” She shrugged her shoulders in a “so what” manner. My response was, “Yes, but you’re young, I’m fifty-six years old. What an accomplishment!”
Read the interpretation and other possible meanings at Bellesprit.com
Do dream dictionaries help interpret a symbol’s meaning? Many people have a dream, pick out the main symbol, and then look up the symbol in a dream dictionary or app to discover what the dream meant. Yet, is that interpretation correct? To learn what dream dictionaries are useful for, please listen to this podcast in iTunes, Google Play, Podbean, or in the player below. If you enjoyed the podcast, check out the other podcasts and subscribe to never miss an episode.
“I cried because I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet” ~ Saadi
Have you ever had dreams about shoes? Shoes are important to protect our feet from stepping on anything that could harm them; therefore, shoes are symbolic of protection. Most likely, protecting your body or an Earthly possession. If you’re curious about the dream meanings of feet, please read my blog post Dream Interpretation for Feet.
Dreaming about being nude in a dream is very common, especially in public. The number one interpretation of being naked is vulnerability, which is logical since in everyday life we wear clothing to protect ourselves from being exposed to harm. Here are five other interpretations:
Snakes are a common symbol in dreams, yet there is no one size fits all meaning. Every person has their different life experiences, beliefs, traumas, obstacles, and ways of interacting with people that seeps into their dream life. This is why it’s important to figure out your dreams special symbols and unique interpretation.
The same is true of snake bites; for instance, a snake trainer will respond differently than a teenage girl. Your emotions also are a gigantic clue; who knows, maybe there’s a person who enjoys being bitten by a snake?
Whenever I write a blog on a specific symbol, I always remind my readers of how important your emotions are in a dream. Your feelings are key to understanding the true message, which is why I always ask my clients what they felt in the dream.
Let’s play around with my theory by using the following three examples: