Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Taking Out The Trash

I wish that I could remember more about my dreams but I can't. I do know that I've been riddled with them lately. But as soon as I wake up they begin to immediately disappear from my memory. I'm left with only a handful of scattered images.

This morning as I was thinking about the few glimpses of a seemingly complex dream I had last night, I realized that I have some recurring themes in the past 10 days or so. Naturally.....I need to delve into this a bit more!

I've dreamt of taking out the trash three times.
I've had two dreams of being chased. One time, the chase was by a bear, the other time by a person.
I've had two dreams that involved packing and moving.

Trash: To dream that you are throwing away your garbage, suggests that you are kicking your old negative habits and throwing away your bad characteristics and unwanted traits.

Chase: To dream that you are being chased, signifies that you are avoiding a situation that you do not think is conquerable. It is often a metaphor for some form of insecurity. In particular, to dream that you are chased by an animal, represents your own unexpressed and unacknowledged anger which is being projected onto that animal. Alternatively, you may be running away from a primal urge or fear.

To dream that you are being pursued or attacked by a bear, denotes aggression, overwhelming obstacles and competition. You may find yourself in a threatening situation. Alternatively, bears symbolize the cycle of life and death and renewal. It may signal of period of introspection and thinking. The dream may also be a pun on "bare". Perhaps you need to bare your soul and let everything out into the open.

**A note about the "chased by a bear" dream. My father was in it also and I can't recall in what capacity but I'm 100% certain he was there. Mt first thought was that I have anger work surrounding my father to do. And then I read the second half of the "bear" entry. Cycle of life, death & renewal. I wonder if this goes along with my creation of my "dream father" and then saying goodbye to him, followed by saying goodbye to my expectations for my real father. Which makes more sense considering the following two definitions:

Packing: To dream that you are packing, signifies big changes ahead for you. You are putting past issues and/or relationships to rest and behind you. Alternatively, it represents the burdens that you carry.

Moving: To dream that you are moving away, signifies your desire or need for change. It may also mean an end to a situation or relationship and your are moving on. Alternatively, it indicates your determination and issues regarding dependence/independence.

Not a repeating theme but part of last nights dream was that I was cheating on a boyfriend and he walked in on us having sex. (Specifically, I dreamt I was Carrie from Sex & the City and that Aidan walked in on me having sex with Aleksandr [Mikhail Baryshnikov]....not exactly a bad dream, lol!) Anywaaaaay....To dream that you are cheating on your mate suggests feelings of self-guilt and self-betrayal. It may also indicate anxieties of changing your identity. And, well....the sex part of the dream apparently was a simple indication that I'm craving physical &/or emotional intimacy. Duh!! I didn't need a dream interpretor to tell me that one!! LOL!


Austin said...

I would say the bear and the person chasing you are one in the same.

You've been dreaming about trash. I wonder if there are specific items in the trash that you remember? Are there recurrent items in the trash? What time of day is it when the trash is being taken out. What's your mood as you carry the trash or see the trash? Examine not just the contents but the environment the trash is in as well as your mood and those around you.


Angel said...

Wow, it sounds like you have been busy, even in your sleep. It sounds good, though, sounds like progress.