Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dreaming of Me

I have crazy dreams that I often remember with such details that I confuse myself. Thank goodness my dear friend Allison is a master at dream interpretation. Earlier this year I had a dream that I went to Young Women’s Camp (which came true) but while at YW Camp my husband put our house up for sale and sold it—all in one week. I came home from camp desperately crying and begging the new owners to please not make us move, that I really did need my house.

I desperately called Allison to see what this crazy dream meant. She said that houses represent ourselves. So Paul was trying to get rid of me! FYI—I’ve told Paul before that if he ever wants to get rid of me I will not go quietly but will take him for all he’s worth—that’s when he usually looks at me like I’m one pawn short of playing with a full chess set. Anyway….I’ve been having some really do-whoppers of dreams lately that I desperately need interpreted.  I have all the usual dreams of not having any teeth, of being caught in just my underwear in public, and of course running but not going anywhere. Old hat.

But lately I have had dreams such as-- Obama having in his possession the lost 116 pages of the Book of Mormon manuscript and how I’m trying to convince him to turn them over to the church….or dreams where my neighbors all live on islands and can only get places by diving off their land and swimming out to sea……or ok….I can’t remember anymore right now. And I just asked Paul to remind me of some of my hokier dreams (because I always tell him when I wake up) but he doesn’t remember either. Smart boy. So don’t leave a comment of dream interpretation and say that I’m going looney, because I already know that. Give me something good.

And no, I’m not on any medication.

6 comments:

Lauriej said...

So you're not on medication but maybe the key is that you should be ;-)

I once had a dream that I made out with Bradd Pitt and Matt Damon on the same night. That dream needed no interpretation!
It was way better than being naked in public

Casey said...

I am the same way. I have VERY vivid dreams and tell Tim about them and he thinks I'm pretty crazy. But I must say my craziest ones are when I am pregnant. That's usually the first sign before I even take a test.

I love the one about Obama. I think it means you are afraid of him interpreting the constitution and changing all the laws and taxing us to death. You want to convince him to turn his presidency over to McCain and Palin. Ok! Maybe that's what I would want. Good luck. Can't wait to see what others come up with.

Casey said...

Oh! Tim just reminded me of one from the other day that I had. I woke up so mad at him, poor guy, he couldn't do anything right the whole morning. I dreamt that our oldest daughter, Alexa who is 11 sort of used a smart mouth with me. Tim reached over and slapped her across the face. What do you think that dream means?

Anonymous said...

Well, I'll give it a shot--keep in mind that you are always the best one to interpret your dreams because how you feel about images, including how you feel during the dream says a lot about what is going on in your sub-conscious. Seriously.

"not having any teeth"
dreams about your teeth may reflect anxiety about appearance and how others perceive you.

Losing teeth may also represent a fear of being embarrassed or making a fool of yourself in some specific situation. These dreams are an over-exaggeration of worry or anxiety.

Teeth can represent power. And losing them may represent a loss of power or a feeling of powerlessness. You may be feeling frustrated in a situation or have difficulties expressing yourself--doesn't sound liek the Cynthia I know, but maybe...

Sometimes women in menopause have frequent dreams about teeth. I'm just telling it how it is...

Biblically, dreaming you have no teeth means you are relying too much on the opinion and power of man rather than God.

In Greece, falling out teeth means a close friend or family member is sick or near death (yikes).

The Chinese say teeth fall out for telling lies.

"being caught in just my underwear in public"
Well, if you are mortified at being in your underwear if could indicate a real-life situation in which you feel vulnerable or even ashamed. Clothes are a way we can hide our true selves so without them, we are exposed for who we are. If you comfortable in your semi-nakedness, then you are proud of who you are and have a sense of honesty, openness and a carefree nature.

"running but not going anywhere"
Pretty self-evident, eh. First, this dream CAN relate to your actual depth of REM sleep and may not be anything more than a reflection of how asleep you are. But often, running without going anywhere indicates an inability to escape your fears or alternatively a lack of self-esteem or self-confidence. OR it may just mean that you feel like you are working hard in some aspect of your life and just not getting anywhere with it.

"Obama having in his possession the lost 116 pages of the Book of Mormon manuscript and how I’m trying to convince him to turn them over to the church…"
WELL...seeing a celbrity may represent something about what you belief about that person and may represent a connection between what you think about Obama and something about yourself--something about him relates to you--there is a quality or trait that you either have or want to develop. He has something that symbolizes lost truth, knowledge or inspiration in his possession and you want him to give it to the rightful owner. SO maybe there is some aspect of your life or personality that you (maybe subconsciously) feel hold a lost source of wisdom or inspiration or truth and your aware or conscious self is trying to convince that part of you to turn it over--basically to God--so that He can do the "right" thing with it. The trick is identifying for yourself what you see or recognize in Obama as part of yourself.

"my neighbors all live on islands and can only get places by diving off their land and swimming out to sea"
But you don't live on an island? Islands usually indicate what you would expect--peace, serenity, or relaxation. If you are on an island, it sometimes means you are either running from a difficult situation rather than confronting it, or you are isolated and cut off from society--maybe in a rut without clarity of what to do. But since you weren't the one ON the island and you just SAW the islands, I woudl go for the peaceful serenity interpretation. The sea represent relationships and renewal of life and spirituality. Diving in shows courage and strength and a desire to take on new challenges. But you described it only as seeing your neighbors do this so either your subconscious is keeping you one step removed from some of those feelings or you may be feeling like you observe them in others around you, but you are missing out. It all really depends on what you were feeling or thinking in the dream.

Keep a dream journal--especially when you are dreaming that much and that vividly. The symbols will start to take on meaning and you will find the messages your subconscious is sending to your waking self.

I refuse to reveal my strange obsession publicly. But hope that was entertaining if nothing else!

Anonymous said...

Koo koo? Ha ha ha! I think the neighbors living on an island is Utah County in general. I know, I know, I am going to get stoned, tarred and feathered for that comment, but it is so true! I live in Utah county, and can testify of the "island" feel! Meaning, our country seems so different and out on its own than the rest of the counties. (i.e SLC,etc.)

Love,
Patty

Anonymous said...

Oops, that should read "our county" not "our country."

Patty

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