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: What does my crazy dream mean?
My dream last night: My family and I were in a car sorta late at night and we were driving to out house. There is a 3-way intersection near where I live. A man was standing in the middle of it shooting everyone in sight. My mom tried to run him over to stop the shooting but missed. He got angry and chased up our big lane to our house.
I must have been scared cause I woke up right there, what does that dream mean?
lately i had a few dreams of me staying in my gma's neighborhood , which use to be the hood , but for the past couple of years , it's been very quiet and a lot of people moved from there , but it's a lot of nice people around there now .
but last night i had a dream that i was over my gma house and i went across the street and these three dudes looked like they were up to no good .
they kept looking at me at i walked back to the house , and i think of of them asked me for some food ?
late at night , i peaked through the window to look outside and saw that they were coming up to the door w/ guns , and i was soooo scared !
i told my gma not to open the door , but i think they somehow ended up breaking in , and i ran in some type of attic in the ceiling from one room . . then i woke up . . so what could this dream mean ?
ive been having a neighmares similar to this this week ? . . best description gets " best answer "
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are dreams like a message or something , or are dreams just a dream ?
Example: Whats my dream mean?
Ok before i tell you about the dream here is some information about my real life My mom has heart problems there kinda bad , my grandpa is dead, my old school is torn down, i dont believe in god, and im at a park that got torn down to, On to my dream. Me and a my friend kinion were hanging out in a tree late at night watching people on the bike trail pass us it was homecoming night for my school. We decided to leave and on the way back to kinions house i saw the girl i liked getting railed in the bleachers by a guy i didn't like after i dropped kinion off i went back to the school cuz my mom and grandpa were in the house right across the street and i had to check in. Then i went to the playground behind my house and saw my friends greg and eric talking on a bench so i went over there and we hung out for a little bit and talked about homecoming. The scene of my dream went form color to black and white as i started walking back to my house i started talking to my grandpa about his child hood and how he regrets some of the things he did. He then said and oh i dropped a marble i wanted to show you can you go get it? It was my favorite marble when i was a boy so i went to the living room to look and i found my mom dead on the floor with i started freaking out crying and begging god to help me and when i got up to scream help grandfather clocks were all around me and i couldn't get out of the room what does this mean ? I woke up crying and im really freaked out right now.
Example: What does this mean in dreams?
I keep having this dream of a wild wolf. The dream is always the same, i see a wolf in my backyard(in the dream my backyard is a forest) so i run to shut the door but it's always faster then me. It's head comes through the door and tries to pull my leg off and take me outside. I kick it and manage to shut the door. Then i wake up.
Please answer these questions:
What do wolves mean in dreams? does this dream mean anything? && why is it always dragging me outside?
Example: What might this dream mean?
I am in my mom's SUV with my sister and one of my old friends from way back when and we are driving up the road when it start raining (the clouds are very dark) and when the rain hits the ground it becomes fire so we start trying to put the little flames out with bottles of water and cups of water and we can't put them out faster then they are being made...In mu dream I am wondering if it has something to do with Mt. Hood or M. St. Helens but I can't see the mountains do anything weird but who knows.
What might this dream mean...I had it like 2 nights ago.
Example: Dreams meaning please ? Asap?
i remember being on a cruise ship like boat, while i was laying in the cabin thing it was sinking. I remember because i saw all the pictures on all falling off and stuff but strangely enough the water did not break throug the walls or anything when we were sinking.
I remember living at my old house in my old naibor hood and living acrossed from my favroite 90s band. i have not had a dream about them since i was 12, i remember being on my porch yelling hi to one of the band memembers from my porch. Also saying poor forgot wat name i said.
i was at a concert for a band forgot who, i remember being called up on stage to tell me to pose with them. So i did i remember them saying why didnt i do anything idk then they sent me back to my seat i remember seeing the crowd also behind the rope thing itwas standing only concert in my dream.
what do u think these mean?
Example: What does dream means?
yesterday i dream i was at my old child hood house and my dad live there now i dream when i was over there i found bucket with some gold bracelet and one nice with gold and diamond the diamond was really sparkly and and i see a whole bunch of fake gold on table rite by the bucket with real gold any body no when this mean me ad my dad live 3 hours away i haven't seen him over a year only talk on the phone
Example: What did this dream mean?
so actually the dream started and this may sound weird but i was together with my parents (both mother and father) and the world had an virus that turned almost everyone into zombies. So we were armed with FN FAL (for some kind of reason i remember that) and we seeked for shelter. It snowed and I saw an house in a neighbour hood with the door open which seemed safe. So I walked together with my parents toward it. I can still remember that if we stood on a sewer pit that we would be attacked by the zombies. I ran towards the house while my mother stood on a sewer pit. It suddenly went night in the blink of an eye. So I ran towards the house togheter with my parents but they didn't came. When I shutted down the door of the house I saw that somebody, just an shadow walked away. I saw it for around 1 second. The entire room was filled with bookshelves. When I saw that an black cat without an tail attacked me, then I died while I screamed help to my parents. again, they didn't came.
I haven't watched a movie before I slept. However i did toughed of an problem I have know.
Im Dutch so my english can be bad.
Example: What do you think my dream means?
Okay a couple of nights ago I had a dream and I cant shake it. its very confusing and im trying to figure out what it means because something keeps telling me that it means something important... so here it is...
i was in a uniform and i was crawling under like a building... and i was finding money that people had dropped... and it wasn't just american dollars it was like american dollars and foreign money too that i didn't recognize. it was me and this guy that i know that im kinda close to but not completely... but the thing was i was crawling in this crawl space and picking up money but when i
looked to the floor of the building that i was crawling under there where keys hanging there with these little things that i for some reason believe where doors... like little lock-boxes... and i was trying to find the right lock box for the key i had in my hand