Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Being a Mom of an almost 5-year old, I get to read alot of books, stories and fairy tales. Recently, we read The Three Little Pigs and it struck me from a different perspective. (The perspective of a girl who has been in therapy for years!) Sometimes I think that entertaining childrens stories have some really important messages in them for the adults who are reading them aloud. (See here for another great example of this.)
In dreams, houses represent your own soul and self. The condition of the home sets the tone of the context. An old run down house may indicate old thoughts, beliefs or situations. A brand new house may mean you're entering a new phase of your life. So what does a weak house mean? The straw house, the stick house. Houses obliterated by a mere huff and a puff? I think of these as houses built on the quick without a proper foundation, materials or tools. Someone who tried to take the easy way out and get it overwith without having to put in the time, expense and hard work.
Such is life, self awareness and the process of healing. If we go for the quick-fix, our houses will crumble when confronted or tested. As arduous and unappealing as it can seem at many points along the journey, we need to put in the time to lay the proper foundation and add to it brick by brick until our house can stand up to that which tries to destroy it. So, Huff and Puff away, big bad wolf. Our houses will not come down.