5 DREAMS 1 NIGHT:
Woke up crying.
Buster was there. It was a snowy landscape. Buster had snow around his pupils! Kind of reminded me of Hutzbah too!
Buster then turned into a lamb/goat.
Suddenly we were at a daycare. J-SMK was there and he started to steal all the lego from the kinds and piling it on our car, then he told me to drive away.
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Dreamscape: Niagara Falls Rainforest Cafe with lots of people I haven't seen in awhile.
We all gathered around one of the wooden tables to eat. I remembered another dream while in this dream-landscape (lots of people in crazy costumes, right near the edge of the falls. We were making an art statement about the censorship of society, and the CNN news crew edited us out of the scene).
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With my parents observing a nearby party of children and teletubby like creatures. These crazy little beings started to hypnotize the adults than lead the children deep into the forest. I was observing the scene rather than participating in the actual event. It was almost like an alien love story of sorts. One of the kidnapped boy's was recalling his absolute love for another kidnapped girl. The boy started to sing a song and play his guitar; longing for his lost love.... (The teletubby alien creatures hid her away to destroy the love/happy connection they had). The dream also had a theme of Art and the absence/importance of.
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A huge family shared several houses on the same plot of land. They were all outside watching fireworks that some neighborhood kids were displaying.
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Got sprayed by a skunk. Robin and River were driving down the Niagara Falls (haha... they so would do that). I needed my camera. Working at a spa - Chantal was there. Then I was in Welland/Port Colbourn giving Adrienne some advice, don't know what it was.
Traditional symbols of love always express a duality in which the two
antagonistic elements are, nevertheless, reconciled. Thus, the Indian lingam, the Yang-Yin, or even the Cross, where the upright beam is the world-axis and Chinese
the cross-beam the world of phenomena. They are, in other words, symbols of a
conjunction, or the expression of the ultimate goal of true love: the elimination of
dualism and separation, uniting them in the mystic ‘centre’, the ‘unvarying mean’
of Far Eastern philosophy. The rose, the lotus flower, the heart, the irradiating
point—these are the most frequent symbols of this hidden centre; ‘hidden’ because it does not exist in space, although it is imagined as doing so, but denotes the
state achieved through the elimination of separation. The biological act of love
itself expresses this desire to die in the object of the desire, to dissolve in that
which is already dissolved. According to the Book of Baruch: ‘Erotic desire and
its satisfaction is the key to the origin of the world. Disappointment in love and
the revenge which follows in its wake are the root of all the evil and the selfishness
in this world. The whole of history is the work of love. Beings seek and find one
another; separate and hurt one another; and in the end, comes acute suffering
which leads to renunciation.’ Or to put it another way: Maya as opposed to
Lilith, illusion balanced by the serpent.
To dream of love or being in love, suggests intense feelings carried over from a waking relationship. It refers to your contentment with what you already have and where you are in life. On the other hand, the dream may be compensatory and implies that you may not be getting enough love in your life. We naturally long for the sense to belong and to be accepted.
To see a couple in love or expressing love to each other, indicates success ahead for you.
To dream that your friend is in love with you, may be one of wish fulfillment. Perhaps you have developed feelings for your friend and are wondering how he or she feels. Your preoccupation has found its way into your dreaming mind. On the other hand, the dream may suggests that you have accepted certain qualities of your friend and incorporated it into your own character.
To dream that you are making love in public or in different places, relates to some overt sexual issue or need. Your dream may be telling you that you need to express yourself more openly. Alternatively, it represents your perceptions about your own sexuality in the context of social norms. You may be questioning your feelings about sex, marriage, love, and gender roles.
To dream of loving any object, denotes satisfaction with your present environments.
To dream that the love of others fills you with happy forebodings, successful affairs will give you contentment and freedom from the anxious cares of life. If you find that your love fails, or is not reciprocated, you will become despondent over some conflicting question arising in your mind as to whether it is best to change your mode of living or to marry and trust fortune for the future advancement of your state.
For a husband or wife to dream that their companion is loving, foretells great happiness around the hearthstone, and bright children will contribute to the sunshine of the home.
To dream of the love of parents, foretells uprightness in character and a continual progress toward fortune and elevation.
The love of animals, indicates contentment with what you possess, though you may not think so. For a time, fortune will crown you.
Dreaming of love of being in love, suggests intense feelings carried over from a waking relationship. It implies happiness and contentment with what you have and where you are in life. On the other hand, you may not be getting enough love in your daily life. We naturally long for the sense to belong and to be accepted. Seeing a couple in love or expressing love to each other indicates much success ahead for you. Dreaming that you are making love in public or in different places, relates to some overt sexual issue or need. Your dream may be telling you that you need to express yourself more openly. Alternatively, it represents your perceptions about your own sexuality in the context of politic and social norms. You may be questioning your feelings about sex, marriage, love, and gender roles.
To dream that you break something, indicates that changes are ahead for you. You need to "break" away from some situation and change the direction that your life is headed in. Alternatively, to break something suggests that you need to take things slower as in "take a break". Or the dream may be a pun on being broke. Are money matters weighing on your mind?
To dream that objects around you are breaking, suggests that you are under tremendous stress. The dream could be a metaphor that you are literally at your breaking point.
Breakage is a bad dream. To dream of breaking any of your limbs, denotes bad management and probable failures. To break furniture, denotes domestic quarrels and an unquiet state of the mind.
To break a window, signifies bereavement. To see a broken ring order will be displaced by furious and dangerous uprisings, such as jealous contentions often cause.
Dreaming that you break something indicates that changes are ahead for you. You want to change the direction that your life is headed. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to take things slower.
To dream that you are going crazy, suggests that you have lost sight of your goals. You may feel that you are no longer able to depend on someone. Alternatively, you feel that your opinions, viewpoints or decisions are being unaccepted or being ignored. You may feel like an outsider.
Dreaming that you are going crazy, suggests that you have lost sight of your goals. You may feel that you are no longer able to depend on someone. Alternatively, you may feel that your opinions, viewpoints or decisions are not being accepted or being ignored. You may feel like an outsider.
To dream that you are dreaming, signifies your emotional state. You are excessively worried and fearful about a situation or circumstance that you are going through.
To see people you know in your dream, signifies qualities and feelings of them that you desire for yourself. If these people are from your past, then the dream refers to your shadow and other unacknowledged aspects of yourself. It may represent a waking situation that is bringing out similar feelings from your past relationships.
To see people you don't know in your dream, denotes hidden aspects of yourself that you need to confront or acknowledge.
Seeing people you know in your dream means qualities and feelings of those people that you desire for yourself. Seeing people you don't know in your dream indicates hidden aspects of yourself that you need to confront. Seeing people from your past in your dream, refers to your shadow and other unacknowledged aspects of yourself. It can represent a waking situation that is bringing out similar feelings as your past relationships.
Logically speaking it may be deduced that the countryside—
landscapes of all kinds—is the mundane manifestation of a dynamic complex
which in origin was non-spatial. Inner forces are liberated to unfold as forms
which disclose in themselves the qualitative and quantitative order of their inner
tensions. Thus a mountain crest becomes a graphic sign. Let us take, by way of
illustration, landscapes as they appear in dreams. Leaving aside the phenomenon
of memory, reminiscence, or the complex association of various sense-data, the
scenes and towns which figure in dreams are neither arbitrary and indeterminate
nor objective: they are symbolic—that is, they well up in order to illuminate
certain momentary experiences called forth by varying combinations of influences in varying degrees of intensity. Landscape-scenes arising in the imagination
in this way are sustained solely by the validity, duration and intensity of the
feelings which aroused them. Form—just as in physical morphology—is the
diagram of force. Now, what we have said about landscapes in dreams can be
applied also to an actual landscape, seen and selected by an automatic response of
the unconscious, which detects in it an affinity that gives us pause and makes us
return to it again and again. This, then, is a question not of a projection of the mind
but of an analogy whereby the landscape is adopted by the spirit in consequence
of the inner bond linking the character of the scene with the spirit of the observer
himself. Subjectivism concerns only the act of choosing. The intellection of the
significance of a landscape is, then, wholly objective, as is the grasping of the
symbolic values of colours and numbers. The Chinese saw this with the utmost
clarity: as Luc Benoist has observed, Chinese art has always placed more emphasis upon landscape than upon man (as a figure, that is to say), and upon the
macrocosm rather than the microcosm. ‘If the superior man loves the countryside,’ to quote the words of Kuo Hsi, ‘why is this so? Hills and gardens will
always be the haunts of him who seeks to cultivate his original nature; fountains
and rocks are a constant joy to him who wanders whistling among them. . .’ (6).
It is a well-established tradition of symbology that the different worlds (or zones)
are strictly only different states of being. Hence the fact that the ‘chosen site’ is
the enshrining image which arises out of it. The ‘trysting place’, when it truly
possesses that character, and is not merely arbitrary or fortuitous, signifies a
meeting or ‘conjoining’ in precisely this same sense—that is, transposed into topographical or spatial terms (26). However revolutionary these assertions may
seem, they are nevertheless confirmed by the findings of the psychology of form
and by isomorphism, since it has been shown that it is not possible to distinguish
between psychic and physical formal processes—other than externally. In support of all this, there is the comment of Mircea Eliade that ‘In point of fact, man
never chooses a site, he simply “discovers it”. . . . One of the means of discovering
one’s situation is by orientation’ (17). Now, in order to grasp the symbolic sense
of a landscape it is necessary to distinguish between the predominant elements
and the merely incidental, and between the character of the whole and the character of the component elements. When the predominant element is a cosmic one,
its effect is to bind all the other components together, and it is this cosmic
ingredient which makes its influence felt over and above that of the individual
features of the landscape. Instances of such cosmic features are the sea, the
desert, the icy wastes, the mountain-peak, clouds and sky. It is when the ingredients of landscape-symbolism are varied and evenly balanced that symbolic interpretation is most needed. The interpreter must, then, look for the following: (a)
a spatial pattern organized within particular limits which endow it with a structure after the manner of a building or a work of art. By spatial symbolism we
mean, in the first place, the symbolism of level, that is, the disposition of the
zones of the landscape according to the three levels of the normal, the lower and
the higher; and secondly the symbolism of orientation, that is, the position of the
accidental elements in relation to the north-south and the east-west axes. He must
then bear in mind (b) the form—the pattern or the shape of the terrain, whether
it is undulating or broken, steeply sloped or flat, soft or hard; (c) the positional
relationship of the particular area chosen to the region as a whole or to the zone
surrounding it—whether it is lower or higher, more open or more enclosed; and
finally (d) the natural and artificial elements which make up the organized pattern: trees, shrubs, plants, lakes, springs, wells, rocks, sandy shores, houses,
steps, benches, grottoes, gardens, fences, doors and gates. Also important is the
predominating colour, or the clash of colours, or the general feeling of fecundity or
barrenness, of brightness or gloom, of order or disorder. Roads and cross-roads
are of great significance, and so are streams. About the objective meaning of each
of the factors we have listed above there is much that we could say; however,
since the more important factors—such as the symbolism of level—are dealt
with under separate headings, we will here add no more than a few notes. Steepness indicates primitiveness and regression; flat country denotes the apocalyptic
end, the longing for power and for death. There is a Persian tradition that, when
the end of the world has come—when Ahriman is vanquished for ever, the mountains will be levelled and all the earth will become one great plain. Ideas cognate with this are to be found in certain traditions of Israel and France (35). It would
not be hard to point to the history of architecture and town-planning as evidence
of the subconscious application of these principles. Furthermore, there are some
aspects of landscapes which have a symbolic air about them that is very difficult
to analyse intellectually. For instance, the following descriptive passage from
Dante’s Commedia has always seemed to us to evoke an atmosphere of profound
mystery: ‘Around this little island, in its lowest reaches, there, where it is lashed
by the waves, reeds grow in the soft mud’ (Purgatorio I, 100). Independent of the
cosmic significance of landscape, there may also be a sexual implication. It is also
essential to bear in mind that this is not strictly a matter of symbols as such but
of complex, symbolic functions. For instance, in scenes depicting low-lying topographical features, the following factors may be at work: (a) depth in the sense
of what is base, comparable therefore with the wicked and infernal; (b) depth in
the sense of what is symbolically profound; (c) depth as it pertains to the material earth itself, implying a chthonian and maternal symbolism. Only the context
can help us to tell the essence from the accessory—as is true also of the vast
majority of symbols. Here we must bear in mind the primitive concept of the
archetypal ‘ideal countryside’. Schneider has observed that the fact of there being
so many identical names for rivers and mountains in different parts of the world,
suggests that megalithic ways of thought must have led to the custom of naming
the topographical features of different regions after some ideal model. This model,
it may be argued, could be the product of the lasting impression made upon the
mind of Primitive Man by a particular environment endowed with such unity and
variety as to prevent him from ever wishing to leave it; but it could also be
explained as the projection of a psychic order founded upon laws comparable
with those governing quaternary patterns, or the mandala, etc. Man’s attention
was first drawn to the contraposition of heaven and earth by topographical
features, and he gave expression to this in the struggle between gods and Titans,
angels and demons, and in the opposition of mountain and valley. Next, he set out
to explain the earth’s surface by means of the laws of orientation, taking the four
points of the compass from the apparent orbit of the sun as well as from the
human anatomy, and identifying them as ambivalent forces—ambivalent because
they are at once hostile to things external and the defenders of their limits. As
Schneider adds: ‘To preserve cosmic order, the gods fought with the giants and
the monsters which had from the very beginning of creation sought to devour the
sun. They stationed the heroic lion on the celestial mountain. Four archers’—the
tetramorphs—’are continuously on guard day and night against anyone who
attempts to disrupt the order of the cosmos’ (50). The stockade, the wall or stone
enclosure, comments Eliade, are among the oldest known parts of the structure of temples, appearing as early as in proto-Indian civilizations such as that of MohenjoDaro and also in Crete (17). They owe their origins to the same basic, primordial
idea of the symbolism of landscape—its representation of cosmic order. The
mountain with one peak is symbolic of the One—of transcendent purpose; the
two-peaked Mountain of Mars stands for the Gemini, the world of appearances
and the dualism of all forms of life. Both these symbolic mountains find their
symbolic complement in the general pattern of archetypal landscape—also, incidentally, an image of the year; this pattern is composed of the river of life (denoting the positive phase) and the river of oblivion (the negative phase) which flow
through the sea of flames (expressing infirmity) and well up from a single source
(birth or the Origin). According to this scheme, every landscape has a disastrous
and a felicitous tendency, corresponding on the temporal plane with the selfevident distinction between ‘coming’ and ‘going’ which in turn is analogous to the
two halves of human existence. But, quite apart from all this, the symbolic
interpretation of a landscape may be determined according to the laws governing
diverse and individual correspondences, as well as the overall significance derived
from the complex of meanings afforded by its separate features. By way of an
illustration of the many possibilities of interpreting the significance of a landscape, we will conclude with some comments on Vallcarca with its characteristic
low-lying features. The gardens are at a lower level than the city proper, and
screened from it by the vegetation, which has something of the archaic and oriental about it. The main street leads north towards an open plain, signifying the
process of disintegration. On the other hand, those streets which lead towards the
mountain are on the favourable axis. In this case, the interpretation is obvious
enough, as it is in all instances of scenes where it is possible to identify the
essential features of archetypal landscape.
To dream of various landscapes in your dream, represent where you are in your life or in your relationships. How do you see yourself with respect to the rest of the world and those around you? Consider what is going on in the landscape and how it may parallel your own waking life. In particular, a barren or dry landscape depicts dissatisfaction in your love life. According to Freud, the dream landscape symbolizes the human body. A landscape with gentle contours symbolize the female body, while a rocky landscape represents the male body. Also consider the feelings that the landscape invokes.
To dream of ever changing landscapes, indicates psychological transitions or emotional progress. It represents the various stages in your life. Alternatively, it may be offering you various viewpoints in looking at the same idea or situation. Something may be slipping away from your grasp. Look at the symbolism of key elements in the landscape.
Dreaming of various landscapes in your dream, represents where you are in your life or in your relationships. How do you see yourself with respect to the rest of the world and those around you? According to Freud, the landscape symbolizes the human body. Dreaming of ever changing landscapes indicates psychological transitions or emotional progress. It represents the various stages in your life. Alternatively, it may be offering you various viewpoints in looking at the same idea or situation. Consider the symbolism of key elements in the landscape.
To see children in your dream, signify an aspect of yourself and your childlike qualities. You may be retreating back to a childlike state and longing for the past. You are trying to still satisfy repressed desires and unfulfilled hopes. Perhaps there is something that you need to see grow and nurture. Take some time off and cater to the inner child within. Alternatively, the dream may be highlighting your innocence, purity, simplicity, and carefree attitude. If you are fighting with children, then it implies that you are repressing your inner child. The children could represent someone in your waking life (coworker, mate, sibling, etc.) who is acting like a child. If you see children fighting in your dream, then it means that your sense of morality and character are in conflict.
To forget about your child or children, suggests that you are feeling overwhelmed by your waking responsibilities. The dream is telling you that you are overly fixating on minor details and overlooking the important things on your life. You need to re-prioritize your time and focus on what matters. To dream that your own grown children are still very young, indicates that you still see them as young and dependent. You want to feel needed and significant.
To dream that you are watching children but they do not know you are there, is a metaphor for some hidden knowledge or some latent talent which you have failed to recognize.
To save a child in your dream, signifies your attempts to save a part of yourself from being destroyed. If you dream that you are separated from your children, then it symbolizes failure in some personal endeavor or a setback in some ideal you had.
``Dream of children sweet and fair,
To you will come suave debonair,
Fortune robed in shining dress,
Bearing wealth and happiness.''
To dream of seeing many beautiful children is portentous of great prosperity and blessings.
For a mother to dream of seeing her child sick from slight cause, she may see it enjoying robust health, but trifles of another nature may harass her.
To see children working or studying, denotes peaceful times and general prosperity.
To dream of seeing your child desperately ill or dead, you have much to fear, for its welfare is sadly threatened.
To dream of your dead child, denotes worry and disappointment in the near future.
To dream of seeing disappointed children, denotes trouble from enemies, and anxious forebodings from underhanded work of seemingly friendly people.
To romp and play with children, denotes that all your speculating and love enterprises will prevail.
Seeing children in your dream means your own childlike qualities or a retreat back to a childlike state. It is an extension of your inner child during a time of innocence, purity, simplicity, and a carefree attitude. You may be longing for the past and the chance to satisfy repressed desires and unfulfilled hopes. Take some time off and cater to the inner child within. Perhaps there is something that you need to see grow and nurtured. Dreaming that your own grown children are still very young indicates that you still see them as young and dependent. You want to feel needed and significant. Dreaming that you are watching children but they do not know you are there, is a metaphor for some hidden knowledge or some latent talent which you have failed to recognize. To save a child means your attempts to save a part of yourself from being destroyed.