Thursday, November 20, 2008

It Was All a Dream

Ever since I was a kid, I have had recurring dreams. These vivid stories vary in the onset of the dream sequence but take on the same ending. As a kid, the ending was always hearing the doorbell walking to it and just as I was about to open it I was viciously attacked.

In my adolescence (and even sometimes now) the ending would harp on my fears of water and have me walk over a bridge suspended above a big body of water. I always make it to the other side but literally by the skin of my teeth (why do people say that?).

My most recent recurring dream is almost a nightmare. Just as scary as the other two but with a serene aura about it;

It always starts out at a family gathering in a park. Sort of like the part of Poetic Justice where they crash a family reunion. I take this baby across the street to do something (this part usually varies); and when we get across the street it starts raining. I take her and stand under a tree. While I am sheltering her, there is an earthquake. I hold her closer to me because there is disaster around us. Things are falling on people, they are falling. All kinds of mess. She is very calm through the whole thing. A guy gets hurt in front of us and I try to distract him by talking to him as he lays and waits for help. He asks the baby's name and I tell him "Angelica", he says it means "angel" in his language (appears to be Italian or something) and that she is protecting me from the pain. Then he gets washed away in the floods from the rain and earthquakes.

The verdict is still out on what it all means. I have taken a few cues from a dream interpretation site that I use frequently. See the analysis below;

To dream of an earthquake, suggests that you are experiencing a major "shake-up" that is threatening your stability and foundation. The dream highlights you insecurity, fears and sense of helplessness. If you find cover from the quake, you will overcome these challenges.

To dream that you get wet from the rain, signifies that you will soon be cleansed from your troubles and problems. Rain also symbolizes fertility and renewal.


Ms. S said...

Wow! Those are some vivid dreams!

My dream as a kid was that I was outside playing in the backyard with neighborhood friends. It was night time. And the dream was tinted in gold (like looking at one of them old pictures). And we were in the backyard digging for gold-- which we found. Lots of it too. Never knew how it ended.

I haven't dreamt that dream in a while... just every now and then... but when I was younger I dreamed it all the time. This is woodrow days.

RunningMom said...

i have recurring dreams too. I like them, it makes me feel connected to an inner world that guides me if I need it.