Example: What does this dream mean?
I had this dream last night where I was going to my first elementary school's playground with all of my family members and all of my closest friends. Me and my parents got up onto the high up jungle gym and they turned me around and pushed me off of it. When I looked down there was a big ocean with alligators waiting to eat me. While I was falling, I saw some of the memories i've had throughout my life and then I got eaten.
What does this mean?
I may not understand what is required in an open question, but here is what I think your dream meant: This dream is clearly a dream of transformation. There are still vestiges of ancient rituals in which dramas very much like that of your dream were acted out. They celebrated the coming of age of a child. With certain so called primitive peoples such rituals are still strong today. There is one for girls that have begun to menstruate. This involves ritual (pretend) killing of the girl that is no more a girl, but a woman able to bear children. The ritual will always take place with all the women of the clan involved.
Interesting is to see that some fairy stories hark back to such rituals. Red Ridinghood is one of them. There the little girl who had brought cakes to granny was swallowed by the wolf. It was a wolf because the ritual that inspired this story was happening in a land where there were wolves. The swallowing of the girl meant that she was dying to her childhood and that she would emerge from the wolf’s belly as a menstruating woman which is signalled by the red hood. In Egypt such transformations took place inside a crocodile with the same result.
Your own dream ritual is closely associated with the ancient Egyptian one which may be because you live in a country where crocodiles figure strongly in people’s mind or that crocs for you inspire fear. Fear is actually part of this ritual for no one likes to die, not even to childhood.
The whole dream is a modern scenario for such a transformation. It takes you back to your primary school to show you clearly that the passing of childhood is a stake.
What I find extraordinarily interesting is that the centre of the ritual is the JUNGLE gym. Even though this steel structure of this play ground equipment is as far removed from the jungle as can be, its name nevertheless takes you back to a time of a totally natural and unspoilt life. That it has to end is shown in a rather uncompromising manner by TURNING you around and then pushing you off. The very phrasing your dream employs shows that you have reached a point in life where there is a TURNING POINT.
Since we all resist growing up and fear the impending responsibilities the dream has to resort to force which is exercised by your parents which in the ancient rituals were the elders of the tribe. They symbolise the relentless onwards march of life. It stops for no one and in that regard your parents represent the innate aging process of life.
The OCEAN below is an icon for the beginning of life. As you may know Darwin said that life began in the ocean as a tiny amoeba. What Darwin said was of course only a projection of what is happening in the human context. Our women carry the water of life or the amniotic fluid where we first swim as fishlike creatures. Since you have already been born the falling into the ocean signals a kind of REBIRTH, which in your case may well be 'being born' into a grown up woman replacing the child.
What I found utterly astonishing is the surfacing of childhood memories while you were falling. This is actually something that does happen to some people when they are in the grips of the fear of death. Some say that their whole life had rewound itself in fine details. Thus for you this ritual dying has been made quite realistic, but then some rituals among unspoilt peoples like the Aborigines of Australia were not short of real bloodletting.
These people for instance had a common initiation ritual where a young boy was ritually killed before he was made to a medicine man. In this ritual certain incisions into his body were made and then after a time he was declared to be dead. The women would weep as if they had actually lost one of their tribal members. And like in Red Ridinghood such a boy would then be kept in a dark cave that was the belly of a giant serpent where he was reborn to the status of a fully qualified medicine of whom it was said, after he had emerged from the darkness, that he no longer had to walk but now could fly from place to place.
Example: Recurring dream meaning?
Ok so they say that recurring dreams have meaning and the more vivid it is the more important its message is. so, for my entire life for about 3 nights out of one week of the year (rough estimate) i have a dream about a giant summer camp with a shoalin temple and haveing to escape it and finding a camp of ewoks (kinda) that live in like tree huts but have super advanced thecnology. WTF? why would have that dream so much and what would it mean?
Example: What does my dream mean?
What is the meaning of my dream?
I had a dream that I liked this guy in my class who i'v never even talked too. The relationship was not supported by family.He was pretty rich, we never said we liked each other but just talked by looking at each other. Later on I saw myself talking to that guy in this weird college in Rhode Island. We were talking about how he was unsuccessful and he was broke.
There was a bear running around and I was trying to hit it with a bat, but of course I was confined to dream movements meaning I couldn't move very fast. What could that mean.
Example: What dose bears mean in dreams?
i had this dream last night . I was somewhere in mountains. I see trees and green grass. there is somebody else with me some of my family somebody close to me in dream but I do not know who it is , and I have like 3 or 4 lambs or sheep with me. We are trying to walk and go somewhere. I notice sheep on land eating Grass a lot of them. I Notice group of bears white bears they have the same color as sheep . white and little yellow. It was like group of bears and with them little bears.i was saying to few people with me not sure who they are. I said lets move from here that bears do not see us. I said I think they have plenty of sheep to eat that they do not attack me and my sheep. I only have like 3 or four sheep. I was thinking what happened to Shepard of those sheep but i said well i cannot think now about it. I was trying to leave with my sheep and person that was with me. one Big bear notice us and started to run after us. Just one bear .People that are with me hid in some tree that looks like tent and green lives cover them all. I alone run on tree but tree was to small. so i jumped from one tree to another and than to third bigger tree. I see bear running toward me . And i woke up
What does it mean to dream of a bear? More specifically, the bear was attacking my sister and me. We were in sort of a landscape where there were woods but where the edge cut off into open area and grass, it would lead into a rocky area, like mountains. At first it was after me but my sister defended me and got its attention. She fell from the rocks though, that we ran and climbed up on after it chased us, and I watched it trying to get her. When she became unconscious from it, I freaked out because I couldn't get to her. So I jumped down from the rocks, barely landing the long fall, and tried to kick it away from her. Right as it was about to kill me, and I was laying over my sister's body, who was still knocked out, I woke up.
I keep having reoccurring dreams of bears or just one bear attacking me or other people there with me. Not the same place or with the same people but always at least one bear going after me. What does it mean or what does it at least symbolize? Any help appreciated. Thank you! :)
l keep having this dream of me rod fishing and on the other side of this river is this black bear.This bear is eating something on the side of the river and doesn,t seem to mind that l,m on the other side watching him.Also in one of these dreams l had the bear cross the river down stream and started chasing me and just before he caught up to me l awoke.
l have always wonder what this dream means.
I had a crazy dream a few hours ago, today wasn't a really good day at school so I went to sleep super early and I had a dream that I was at my house and there was a black bear in the yard. I called 911 but they were taking for ever and never got there. The bear wasn't chasing me he was just eating,playing,sleeping and exploring the territory. He went in and out of the hous but not agression at all, although I was scared.
This was a crazy dream, does anyone know what dreaming with bears mean?
I have recurring dreams about black bears. I dream that I am outside and see them in the distance. They are usually cubs or small bears. I always run away from them. Just wondering, since I don't dream about other animals, but ALWAYS about black bears. I am a 48 year old female.