THE GRAPE VINE DREAM ~ Gaining Immunity From the Carrot and the Stick
On the morning 9/16/11...I had a dream so strange and meaningless I knew it must be meaningful. I was dream journeying as usual, and found myself in the porch of a modest house that had been covered in for living space...a big practice here in Boulder. Meantime between the time of the former world and this, there had been growing a grape wine up through the porch. The present inhabitants had rigged up a automated watering and fertilizing system to the roots of the grapevine as it was now rising up and out of roof of the porch...press a button and the life-sacrament of the former world was respected and carried on as legacy, inheritance and fecundity into the future. Next scene in counterpoise was someone stealing necklace after necklace of super sized luscious jewels.
The porch is the prefrontal lobes newly entered into. The grape vine is the brain and spinal column with the roots being the peripheral nervous system. By pressing a button at the opening where the spinal cord enters the skull and connects with the brain...the Axis, the spine-trunk and peripheral-roots can be fed with gratitude for the evolutionary hologram of composite parts that we are. The porch (prefrontal lobes) is a new addition to the house of man and can only be inhabited through the coherent, concerted co-operation of the entire organism. The jewels are peptides or the molecules of emotion. In the hindbrain culture driven by power differentials we are socially controlled via the molecules of emotion through the carrot and the stick (shame, fear, intimidation, bribes, rewards). Therefore as we gain “purchase” on our prefrontal anatomy through entering the Mouth of God (the Axis at the top of the spine) and feeding the evolutionary tree…we are able to consciously direct our jewels (peptides). However, from the position of the newly emancipated, this equates to stealing the fire from Zeus…for it is this that gives us dominion, autonomy over our own evolutionary-composite self, and immunity from mere reactivity to the carrot and the stick.
To dream of a porch, represents your personality, your social self, your facade and how you portray yourself to others. Consider the condition and size of the porch. In particular to dream of an enclosed porch, suggests of your tendency to distance yourself from others and your desires for privacy. If the porch is open, then it signifies your outgoing nature and welcoming attitude.
To dream of a porch, denotes that you will engage a new undertakings, and the future will be full of uncertainties.
If a young woman dreams that she is with her lover on a porch, implies her doubts of some one's intentions.
To dream that you build a porch, you will assume new duties.
Dreaming of a porch, represents your personality, your social self, your facade and how you portray yourself to others. Consider the condition and size of the porch. In particular to dream of an enclosed porch, suggests of your tendency to distance yourself from others and your desires for privacy. Dreaming of an opened porch means your outgoing nature and welcoming attitude.
Just as the grape has an ambivalent symbolism, pertaining to sacrifice
and to fecundity, so wine frequently appears as a symbol both of youth and of
eternal life. In the earliest times, the supreme ideogram of life was a vine-leaf.
According to Eliade, the Mother-Goddess was known by the Primitives as ‘The
Goddess of the Vines’, representing the unfailing source of natural creation (17).
To dream of vines, is propitious of success and happiness.
Good health is in store for those who see flowering vines.
If they are dead, you will fail in some momentous enterprise.
To see poisonous vines, foretells that you will be the victim of a plausible scheme and you will impair your health.
To see a carrot in your dream, signifies abundance and fertility. It may also symbolize a lure as in the pun "dangle a carrot".
To eat a carrot in your dream, indicates clarify. You are seeing something more clearly.
To dream of carrots, portends prosperity and health For a young woman to eat them, denotes that she will contract an early marriage and be the mother of several hardy children.
Seeing a carrot in your dream means abundance. It may also symbolize a lure as in the pun "dangle a carrot".
A material symbol of the valley-mountain axis, comparable with steps,
the cross and the artificial stake. The post has the same symbolic sense, largely
because it stands erect. A burnt stick represents death and wisdom (50).
To see a stick in your dream, symbolizes the phallus and your attitude toward sex. Alternatively, the dream may be a pun on a "sticky" situation or how you need to "stick up" for yourself and your beliefs.
To see or wear jewels in your dream, signify a value within yourself or within others in which you admire and cherish. It also symbolizes pleasure, riches, ambition and spiritual protection.
To find jewels in your dream, signify a rapid climb to success.
To dream of jewels, denotes much pleasure and riches.
To wear them, brings rank and satisfied ambitions.
To see others wearing them, distinguished places will be held by you, or by some friend.
To dream of jeweled garments, betokens rare good fortune to the dreamer.
Inheritance or speculation will raise him to high positions.
If you inherit jewelry, your prosperity will be unusual, but not entirely satisfactory.
To dream of giving jewelry away, warns you that some vital estate is threatening you.
For a young woman to dream that she receives jewelry, indicates much pleasure and a desirable marriage. To dream that she loses jewels, she will meet people who will flatter and deceive her.
To find jewels, denotes rapid and brilliant advancement in affairs of interest. To give jewels away, you will unconsciously work detriment to yourself.
To buy them, proves that you will be very successful in momentous affairs, especially those pertaining to the heart.
To dream of stealing, or of seeing others commit this act, foretells bad luck and loss of character.
To be accused of stealing, denotes that you will be misunderstood in some affair, and suffer therefrom, but you will eventually find that this will bring you favor.
To accuse others, denotes that you will treat some person with hasty inconsideration.
Dreaming that you are stealing indicates that you are deprived and where the stealing takes place (at home, the office, at school....) is indicative of your neediness. Alternatively, it may signify unrealized and unfulfilled goals. You may have set your goals too high.
People steal for two reasons, if they are poor and feel like they have no other alternative or if they are greedy and do not want to put the time and the effort into earning what they need. Stealing alludes to moral questions in the dreamer's psyche. Consider all of the details of your dream and try to understand why the stealing is taking place. Are people taking from you without your permission, or are you trying to reap the benefits of that which you did not earn? The message from the unconscious may be that of self-evaluation, neediness, and morality. The understanding of this dream may bring you closer to understanding your deeper needs which will ultimately lead to greater happiness.
To see plant or tree roots in your dream, symbolize the depths and core of your unconscious mind and soul. It represents your values and belief system. Alternatively, roots denote your family ties and bonds. You may be searching into your past. Or perhaps you need to get to the root of some problem in your waking life. meanings by DreamMoods.com
To dream that you are pulling up roots, suggests that you are ready to move on from the past. You have to let go of the relationship that is holding you back.
To dream of seeing roots of plants or trees, denotes misfortune, as both business and health will go into decline.
To use them as medicine, warns you of approaching illness or sorrow.
Broadly speaking, the threaded bead-necklace stands for the unifying of diversity, that is, it represents an intermediate state between the inherent
disintegration of all multiplicity—always a negative state—and the state of unity
inherent in continuity. Regarded as a string, the necklace becomes a cosmic and
social symbol of ties and bonds. Because it is usually worn on the neck or breast,
it acquires a symbolic relation with those parts of the body and with the signs of
the Zodiac pertaining to them. Since the neck has an astrological association with
sex, the necklace also betokens an erotic link.
To see or wear a necklace in your dream, represents unsatisfied desires. It also highlights your intellect and your desire to have more influence and power over others. If the necklace is broken or lost, then it indicates that your rational thinking is in accordance with your emotional thinking. You need to act on your gut instinct about some situation or relationship.
Seeing or wearing a necklace in your dream, represents unsatisfied desires. It also highlights your intellect and your desire to have more influence and power over others. Seeing a broken necklace in your dream indicates that your rational thinking is in accordance with your emotional thinking. You need to act on your gut instinct about some situation or relationship. Dreaming that you lost a necklace means sadness and grief.
Symbolically, the world is the realm in which a state of existence is
unfolded (25), comprising many component parts adhering together. Used in the
plural, the term pertains, in a sense, to space-symbolism, but the ‘worlds’ are
really only different modes of the spirit (26). The explanation of the cosmic and
moral significance of the three worlds (the infernal, the terrestrial and the celestial) is to be sought in the symbolism of level. The inferior must not always be
equated with the subterranean, for, in megalithic cultures, the latter was usually
located high up, or in the hollow interior of mountains (conceived as the dwellingplace of the dead). Guénon has pointed out that references to the ‘subterranean
world’ are found in a large number of cultural traditions, in which the ‘cult of the
cavern’ or cave is linked with that of the ‘centre’. One must also bear in mind the
equation of the cavern with the cave of the heart, the latter being considered as the
Centre of being or the Egg of the World (28).
To dream that it is the end of the world, suggests that you are under a tremendous level of stress. You may be feeling vulnerable or helpless in some situation.
To dream that you are saving the world, signifies confidence in your abilities and belief in yourself. You have a positive perspective on life and in where you are headed. Don't let someone or something prevent you from progressing forward or question your abilities.
Dreaming that it is the end of the world, suggests that you are under a tremendous level of stress. You may be feeling vulnerable or helpless in some situation. Dreaming that you are saving the world means confidence in your abilities and belief in yourself. You do not let others question your intelligence or your abilities and generally have a good perspective on life and what your goals are. Don't let someone or something prevent you from progressing forward.
Positive associations with this tarot card:
fulfillment, completion, satisfaction, joy, wholeness, success.
Negative associations with this tarot card:
stagnation, lack of will, impatience, delays.
The World heralds the arrival of your heart's desire, whatever that may be, a time of achievement, recognition, success and triumph.
This card signals a time of enjoyment, of holidays and travel, time with loved ones, a fulfilling relationship is on offer and spoiling yourself with the material things you've been wanting.
The World also marks the end of one cycle and the beginning of another.
Negatively, The World points toward delays and that you may still need to overcome some challenges before you suceed, so don't give up so close to the finish line.
Don't be lacking in vision or feel insecure, success will soon be yours.
Mystics have always traditionally considered the feminine aspect of
the universe as a chest, a house or a wall, as well as an enclosed garden. Another
symbolic association is that which equates the house (and the above, related
forms) with the repository of all wisdom, that is, tradition itself (4). In architectural symbolism, on the other hand, the house carries not only an overall symbolism but also particular associations attached to each of its component parts.
Nevertheless, the house as a home arouses strong, spontaneous associations with
the human body and human thought (or life, in other words), as has been confirmed empirically by psychoanalysts. Ania Teillard explains this by pointing
out that, in dreams, we employ the image of the house as a representation of the
different layers of the psyche. The outside of the house signifies the outward
appearance of Man: his personality or his mask. The various floors are related to
the vertical and spatial symbols. The roof and upper floor correspond to the head
and the mind, as well as to the conscious exercise of self-control. Similarly, the
basement corresponds to the unconscious and the instincts (just as sewers do, in
symbols pertaining to the city). The kitchen, since this is where foodstuff is
transformed, sometimes signifies the place or the moment of psychic transmutation in the alchemical sense. The intercommunicating rooms speak for themselves. The stairs are the link between the various planes of the psyche, but their
particular significance depends upon whether they are seen as ascending or descending. Finally, there is, as we have said, the association of the house with the
human body, especially regarding its openings, as was well understood by
Artemidorus Daldianus (56).
To see a house in your dream, represents your own soul and self. Specific rooms in the house indicate a specific aspect of your psyche. In general, the attic represents your intellect, the basement represents the unconscious, etc. If the house is empty, then it indicates feelings of insecurity. If the house is shifting, then it suggests that you are going through some personal changes and changing your belief system. To dream that a house has no walls, represents a lack of privacy. You feel that everyone is looking over your shoulder or up in your business.
To dream that you are cleaning your house, signifies your need to clear out your thoughts and get rid of old ways. You are seeking self-improvement.
If you live with others in your waking life, but dream that you are living alone, suggests that you need to take new steps toward independence. You need to accept responsibilities and be more self-reliant.
To see an old, run-down house in your dream, represents your old beliefs, attitudes and how you used to think or feel. A situation in your current life may be bringing about those same old attitudes and feelings. Alternatively, the old house may symbolize your need to update you mode of thinking. To dream that your house is damaged, indicates your waking concerns about the condition of your house.
To see a new house in your dream, indicates that you are entering into a new phase or new area in your life. You are becoming more emotionally mature. If you are locked out of the house, then it represents rejection and insecurity. You feel you are being left behind.
To dream that your house is broken into, suggests that you are feeling violated. It may refer to a particular relationship or current situation in your life. Alternatively, it indicates that some unconscious material is attempting to make itself known. There are some aspects of yourself that you have denied.
To dream of a haunted house, signifies unfinished emotional business, related to your childhood family, dead relatives, or repressed memories and feelings.
To dream that a house has disappeared, indicates that you are not feeling grounded. You feel uprooted by a particular circumstance or relationship in your life.
To dream that water is rising up in your house, suggests that you are becoming overwhelmed by your emotions.
To dream of building a house, you will make wise changes in your present affairs.
To dream that you own an elegant house, denotes that you will soon leave your home for a better, and fortune will be kind to you.
Old and dilapidated houses, denote failure in business or any effort, and declining health.
Seeing a house in your dream, represents your own soul and self. Specific rooms in the house indicate a specific aspect of your psyche. In general, the attic represents your intellect, the basement represents the unconscious, etc. If the house is empty, then it indicates feelings of insecurity. If the house is shifting, then it suggests that you are going through some personal changes and changing your belief system. Dreaming that you are cleaning your house means your need to clear out your thoughts and getting rid of old ways. You are seeking self-improvement. Seeing an old, run-down house in your dream, represents your old beliefs, attitudes and how you used to think or feel. A situation in your current life may be bringing about those same old attitudes and feelings. Alternatively, the old house may symbolize your need to update you mode of thinking. Dreaming that your house is broken into, suggests that you are feeling violated. It may refer to a particular relationship or current situation in your life. Alternatively, it indicates that some unconscious material is attempting to make itself known. There are some aspects of yourself that you have denied. Dreaming of a haunted house means unfinished emotional business, related to your childhood family, dead relatives, or repressed memories and feelings. Dreaming that a house disappeared, indicates that you are not feeling grounded. You feel uprooted by a particular circumstance or relationship in your life.
It is common to dream about houses. They usually symbolise our emotional and psychological selves. All of your experiences, stages of development, and parts of your conscious and unconscious life may be represented by that house. The house may be representing issues concerning a particular dilemma in your life, or it may be more general and comprehensive. Either way, if you pay attention to the details in this dream, you may learn a thing or two about yourself.