Monday, January 19, 2009

More Rest, More Symbols

I woke up early this morning after an interesting dream. What made it truly interesting was the strong urge to write it down and employ a dream dictionary.

Ordinarily, I honestly don't think dreams hold any meaning, unless the dream specifically carries a sense of significance. This one did.

Ordinarily, I honestly don't think dreaming about [x] necessarily signifies [y]; however, since I was prompted, as it were, to seek out a dream dictionary, me-thinks the definitions thereof are significant. (I used Dream's Dream Dictionary -- the first one Google gave me).

Anyway, the dream took place in the Spring1 on an exceptionally bright2 and sunny3a day3b. I was alone4.

The beginning of my dream was seen through my point of view. It was understood that I was driving5 -- although there was really no car present5b -- north6, along a straight and narrow, paved7 road8. It was dawn9.

The road8 was covered with roadkill10 -- all skunks11 -- a few weeds12, and one or two potholes13. Of particular notice were the skunks'11 smell14, blood15, and guts16.

(As I side note: I quite thoroughly enjoy the smell of skunks. It brings me back to my childhood, growing up on a crop farm -- a farm owned by the LDS Church -- a time I've always wished I could go back to.)

As I kept driving5 and as dawn9 turned to morning17, there was less and less roadkill10. I came upon a badger18 sitting in the middle of the road8, eating the few remaining roadkill10 skunks11. The badger18 was remarkably silver19.

I tried to drive5 around the silver19 badger18, but it would walk in front of me and keep me from moving forward quickly. This went on for a short while before it slowly walked into a freshly plowed field20 -- followed by an amber21 wolf22 (the color felt very significant to me, and although I did not get a close look at the wolf22, something at the end of my dream makes me think that the amber21 signified the gem-stone instead of the color).

The wolf22 seemed very interested in the badger18. But when I passed the two, the wolf22 became interested in me. At first I felt afraid23, but as the wolf22 walked with me, there was a calmness24 about it all.

The dream then shifted to the amber21 wolf's22 point of view, seeing me now walking25 down the road which was now smooth (no potholes) and surrounded by trees and other beautiful plants and flowers26. Morning17 had turned to afternoon27. The sun3a was bright2, the air was even more Springy1. The setting was growing more and more countryside-esque28. There was field of corn29, the stalks were green30 and about 1.5 feet high.

Even though the road8 was still straight, there was a sense that I was wandering31. I was traveling west32 -- although there was no sense of turning from heading north6 to west32; that is, there was no bend in the road8, it remained straight as I transitioned from moving north6 to west32.

I came upon an old house33 surrounded by a remarkable fence34, and I felt it necessary to borrow a video game35 controller, an old NES controller because it had a cord36, and I felt I needed the cord36.

A donkey37 came by my side as I was picking up the controller and its cord36. The donkey37 grabbed the cord36 with its mouth38 and started walking away. It dragged the video game console35 with it. I struggled with the donkey37 for a while, trying to get the cord36 free from the the donkey's37 mouth38.

The tug-of-war39 went on for a few minutes before a camel40 came from the West32, walking east41.

I was immediately drawn to the camel40, letting go of the controller's cord36 and forgetting the donkey37 as I approached the eastward-ly41 heading camel40. It was an acorn-camel42,40 (not acorn-colored, but stereotypical squirrel's food acorn42 -- it was as much an acorn42 as it was a camel40, and it was fully a camel40; therefore it was also fully an acorn42 -- such I'm thinking is the same with the amber21 wolf22).

The camel40 was also understood to be Christ43. It was smiling44, and it was understood that I needed to return the console35 dragged by the donkey37 to the old house33. There was some dialogue as I talked to the camel40. I don't remember too well what I said... something similar to "They'll be needing this back; I don't need it, don't you think?"

I woke up (again, feeling a sense of significance and an urge to write the dream down and seek out a dream dictionary) as I was walking to the East41, first unplugging36.1 the cord36 from the console35 so I could return the console35 to the old house33 (the cord36 remained in the donkey's37 mouth38), then to continue walking25 (no longer with the sense of wandering31) east41 with the acorn-Christ-camel42,43,40. The trees along the side of the road26 were remarkably green and lush45, and there was a great sense of peace46.


Before I go into what I think about the dream, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Significant? Prophetic? Meaningless?

I will say, though, that even if you don't believe in the significance of dreams, you have to admit it's rather interesting how congruently the definitions work together within the framework and progression of the dream. Especially since the only time I've before used a dream dictionary it was I think 2002 and the words I had looked up were food, kitchen, and people related.


i To see animals in your dream, represents your own physical characteristic, primitive desires, and sexual nature, depending on the qualities of the particular animal. Animals symbolizes the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself. Thus, to dream that you are fighting with an animal signifies a hidden part of yourself that you are trying to reject and push back into your subconscious. Refer to the specific animal in your dream.

1 To dream of the season of spring, signifies new beginnings and creative endeavors. It is also a symbol for warmth, virility and fruitfulness.

2 To dream that something is bright, represents divinity, a higher consciousness, and spirituality. You need to honor an admirable person or situation. The dream may also be a metaphor for intellect and someone who is smart. If your dream is particularly bright and vivid, then it could indicate a prophetic or epic dream.

3a To see the sun in your dream, symbolizes peace of mind, enlightenment, tranquility, fortune, goodwill, and insight. It also represents radiant energy and divine power. It is a good omen to have the sun shining in your dream. The sun may also be a metaphor for your "son".

3bTo dream of a sunny day, symbolizes clarity and/or pleasantness. You are seeing things clearly.

4 To dream that you are alone, indicates feelings of rejection. You may be feeling that no one understand you.

5a To dream that you are driving a vehicle, signifies your life's journey and your path in life. The dream is telling of how you are moving and navigating through life.

5b Alternatively, driving a car in your dream, is analogous to your sex life and sexual performance. Consider how you are driving and what kind of car you are driving and how it relates to your waking sex life.

6 To dream of the direction north, symbolizes reality. It also indicates that you are making progress and moving forward in life.

7 To see or walk on pavement in your dream, suggests that you have a clear understanding and grasp of a situation. You are standing on solid ground. The dream may also indicate that you have paved and laid out the path toward your life goals.

8 To see a road in your dream, indicates your sense of direction and pursuit of your goals. If the road is straight and narrow, then it means that your path to success is going according as planned.

9 To see the dawn in your dream, signifies rejuvenation, enlightenment, and vitality. You may be emerging out of a new stage in life, possess a new understanding, or have a new start in life.

10 To see roadkill in your dream, represents unavoidable death. The death may be a symbolic death representing an end to a habit, behavior or idea. It is time to let go of old habits and put those ideas to rest, as you are only prolonging the inevitable. Alternatively, it suggests that there is some issue in your past that is hindering your pursuit of your goals.

11 To see a skunk in your dream, suggests that you may be driving people away or turning people off. Alternatively, it indicates that all is calm about a certain situation but you do not necessarily like it or agree with it.

12 To see weeds in your dream, signifies that you may have to get rid of some old ideas or negative thoughts in your mind. You may feel neglected, overshadowed or cast to the side. Weeds can also represent friendships or relationships that have gone awry.

13 To see potholes in your dream, represents difficulties and setbacks in achieving your goals. You may need to make some changes in how you approach your goals. The dream may also indicate that things are not going smoothly for you in some aspect or situation in your waking life.

14 To smell something in your dream, indicates your past experiences and feelings with that particular smell. Your dream is trying to convey a feeling by associating it with a familiar smell or scent. Alternatively, the scent may be part of your real environment which you have incorporated into your dream.

15 To see blood in your dream, represents life, love, and passion as well as disappointments.

16 To see guts in your dream, represents fortitude, strength, and stamina. Consider the common phrase "you have a lot of guts."

17 To dream that it is morning, denotes that fortune and pleasure are within near reach. It may also denotes new beginnings, renewal, an awakening or starting over. the dream may also be a pun on "mourning".

18 To see a badger in your dream, signifies your persistence and final victory over your opponents. The dream may also be a pun on badgering and aggravating others.

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19 Silver represents justice and purity. It is symbolic of some protective energy.

20 To see freshly plowed fields in your dream, signifies growth, early rise to wealth and fortunate advancements to places of honor.

21 To see amber in your dream, symbolizes the sun and positive energy. Amber is said to have natural healing power. Some believe that the amber can heal sore eyes, sprained limbs or arthritis. Thus the amber in your dream could mean you need to be healed in some way.

Alternatively, to see amber in your dream, represents resurrection. It could mean a situation or relationship in your waking life that was once lively, is now non-existent. You feel trapped or that you feel your life is too rigid and inflexible. You need to change your outdated way of thinking and old ideas. Or it could mean something in your past, will prove to be extremely important to your future.

22 To see a wolf in your dream, symbolizes beauty, solitude, mystery, self-confidence and pride. It is also a symbol of survival. You are able to keep your composure in a variety of social situations and can blend in with any situation with ease and grace. You are a loner by choice. Negatively, the wolf represents hostility and aggression. It may reflect an uncontrollable force or situation in your life.

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23 To dream that you are scared, indicates that you are experiencing self-doubt and feelings of incompetence in your waking life. You may be feeling a lack of control. Anger often masquerades as fear, so also consider issues about which you are angry about in your waking life.

24 To dream that you are calm, denotes a fulfilling life. You will find contentment and satisfaction in what you have.

25 To dream that you are walking with ease, represents the way you are moving through life and progress toward your goals. Consider your destination.

26 To see a smooth road bordered by green trees and flowers, denotes a steady progress and steady climb up the social ladder.

27 To dream of the afternoon time, suggest that it is time to put your energies to good use. Draw and learn from your past experiences and lessons. Alternatively, it symbolizes clarity to a situation.

28 To dream of the countryside, suggests that you are seeking a simpler way of life. You need to take some time for yourself to relax and free your mind. Alternatively, it indicates a sense of freedom and/or openness that is lacking in your daily life.

29 To see corn in your dream, signifies abundance, growth and fertility. Also consider the pun that something is "corny".

30 To see green fields in your dream, symbolizes great abundance, freedom, and happiness. You may also be going through a period of personal growth. Alternatively, this dream may simply be an expression for your love of nature.

31 To dream that you are wandering, suggests that you are searching and looking for some direction in your life. You are lacking motivation. Alternatively, it represents a transformation.

32 To dream of going west, represents fulfillment, opportunities, and growth. Alternatively, it may symbolize an ending of something, death, or old age.

33 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.

34 To see a fence in your dream, signifies an obstacle or barrier that may be standing on your path. You may feel confined and restricted in expressing yourself. Are you feeling fenced in some situation or confined in some relationship? Alternatively, it may symbolize a need for privacy. You may want to shut off the rest of the world.

35 To dream that you are playing a video game, represents your ability to manipulate others into doing what you want them to do. Alternatively, it suggests that you are trying to escape and not confront the stress and problems in your real life. Consider the type of video game for additional insights. To see or dream that you are a character in a video game, suggests that you are feeling controlled and manipulated by others. You feel that you have no control over your actions or are not taking responsibility for them.

36 To see cords in your dream, symbolizes a lack in independence in a situation or relationship. You are feeling restricted or tied down.

36.1If the cord is being cut, then it indicates that you are breaking those relationships that have held you back.

37 To see a donkey in your dream, represents your stubbornness and unyielding personality. You are unwilling to cooperate with others. The donkey also symbolize menial work. You may be feeling overburdened or stressed.

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38 To see a mouth in your dream, signifies your need to express yourself or talk about an issue that's bothering you. On the other hand, perhaps you have said too much and you need to keep your mouth shut.

39 To dream that you are playing tug of war, suggests that you need to balance various aspects of your personality. You need to learn to compromise.

40 To see a camel in your dream, denotes that you need to be more conservative; you are carrying too many problems on your shoulders. You tend to hold on and cling on to your emotions instead of expressing and releasing them. You need to learn to forgive and forget. Alternatively, it represents you[r] potential for handling big problems, responsibilities, and burdens.

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41 To dream that you are headed east, represents inner wisdom, rejuvenation, and spiritual enlightenment. You need to devote or dedicate yourself to your goals, family, career, etc. The direction east also symbolizes the sun. Since east is related to the direction right, it can suggest that you are headed in the right direction.

42 To see acorns in your dream, symbolizes strength and durability. Seemingly small beginnings will have the greatest potential for growth. Don't underestimate your minor goals. You are about to enter a new phase in your life.

43 To see Christ in your dream, represents perfection of the self and spiritual truth. You need to achieve self-fulfillment through love. This symbol has many personal associations for you, depending on your belief.

44 To dream that you or others are smiling, signifies that you are pleased with your achievements and approve of the decisions you have made. You will be rewarded for the good things you've done for others. Alternatively, you may be seeking for something or someone that will make you happy.

45 To see lush green trees in your dream, symbolizes new hopes, growth, desires, knowledge, and life. It also implies strength and stability. You are concentrating on your own self-development and individuation.

46 To dream of peace and tranquility, indicates an end or a resolution to an emotional issue or inner conflict. It may signal and end of a cycle and the pause before the beginning of a new endeavor. It also suggest that you have reached a new level of stability and calmness.


  1. That's a really interesting dream. I will generally write particularly vivid dreams into my journal. I might share some of them on my blog at some point, after your shining example!

  2. My sense is that the Lord is speaking to you. As Samuel did when the Lord called him, listen. Hear what the Spirit is saying to you. :)

    FYI: I sent you an e mail a few days ago. :)