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 dream mean? ? ? ?
Last period at my school, p.e.
At first some wrestlers came and did some sort a roleplay for us. (John Cena and Vince Mcmahon) like they do in the WWE. John was chasing Vince and trying to tear him apart. After they were done they bowed and left.
After that the whole class lined up side by side. Half of the group had to skip the other half(us) had to do 2 sets of pushups. I only did 2. and said sarcastically "oh my god, this hurts. Oh my god it's so much." or something, then I turned to my friend, Casey. and told her this was * stupid, she agreed. I said something negative about the school(I don't remember).
Then the bell rang. School was over. However, the sub came over to me and said I was suspended for tomorrow because I said something negative about the school. I shrugged and left, forgetting my shoes on purpose because I pissed off. After awhile, I actually went back to get my shoes, and started thinking why this school sucks because there is a bunch of snobs here, especially the teachers. I started thinking while walking and watching a P.E teacher tossing a baseball to a student. Once I passed him, I saw my old friend I haven't talked to since 7th grade(and use to like her), she had my shoes because the gym was locked now. I went up to her and thanked her, and apologized for that.
I tried putting on my shoes without falling, and she lifted her shoulder down and "Need a panty?" she smiled at me and I smiled back.
Then I woke up and was like wtf? Panty?
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Example: What does this dream mean?
i had a dream last night...can you tell me what it means?
ok there was two girls, let's call them T and S and two guys we are gona call them W and H. oh, H is a guy i have a huge crush on and he knows it, and W is one of my best guy friends. S is someone i talk to, and T used to live by me.
we were at my school. and i was with W and H. i sent my mom a text asking if i had to work and she said yes so i had to hurry and leave.
somehow we ended up upstairs, and we came downstairs. then H and T were in the bathroom kissing, and i pretended i didn't notice. then H went up to S and kissed her. he came up to me and tried to kiss me, but i turned my head. he tried again and i wouldn't let him. then i started running away and leavin, saying i had to work. H started following me then he stopped me. something i said ( i can't remember what) made him start running away, and i chased after him calling his name. he stopped, and to set things straight, i asked him if he liked me. he said no, and he said he used to before the wedding, but now he doesn't and there was something about a divorce too.
i have no idea what wedding was being talked about, cuz he's only 15. and his parents arent' having any problems...
please tell me what this means? it's all confuseing and weird, but please answer anyways?
I had a dream that I was just in the company of dogs. There was about 5-7 of them. They weren't aggressive or anything they were calm and I was comfortable around them. But as I looked to the side I saw one of the dogs laying down in a little dog bed to what looked to me as if they were dying. I got closer and touched it and I was like "you're just pretending" and I was laughing a little bit and the dog started blinking it's eyes... But was still laying down. it felt like when you catch someone pretending to be asleep and you know they are... But why was it a dog? What does all this dream mean? Please help! :)
Example: Strange dreams? meaning?
okay so ive been having very vivid dreams recently. i don't usually remember my dreams, but i've been able to recall mine for 3 days in a row now.
1. i dreamt i was living with my good friend and her brother. i was pregnant and they were both disappointed that i was irresponsible and let this happen (i'm 15). i took the criticism and never told them that, in my dream, i was secretly raped and that's why i was pregnant. (i havent been raped in real life)
2. i dreamt i was talking to my mom in our living room, and all of a sudden it was hard to breathe, like the air was thicker or something. she told me to go upstairs and see what was going on, so i did. when i got to my room, there was this smoke, but it was kind of like the steam from a sauna, except it was very dry. i had turned on my heater and it was blowing all this dry air and i had to hold my breath and turn it off because the dry air was so thick i couldn't breathe.
3. last night, i dreamt i was in an airplane with my parents. it was a very small airplane, only fit the three of us and it was on autopilot. it was giving us a tour of some sort. about half way through the flight, i realized we were going too high. i had this feeling that we all know the plane was broken and we were going to crash, but no one did anything. we just sat in there and pretended that the tour was interesting. i knew that they knew we were going to crash, and didn't know why they didn't do anything. at one point, we went so high, we broke into the clouds and suddenly we were very cold. then, i remember my dad said he could see my aunts house. she lives very far away from us, and the way it looked in the dream was totally different to reality. she lived on a big farm in my dream. finally, i took matters into my own hands and ended up gently crashing the plane into her yard. she came out and asked us what happened and my parents both kept saying how they thought they were going to die. we were all fine.
any ideas on what any/all of these dreams mean? i feel like they have symbollism but i can't pick it up.
Example: What does my dream mean?
i had a dream about my friends' brother. ( i liked him a few months back).he and i were the upstairs in my hallway, we had a little convo, (which doesn't happen often in life).until my other friend called my name, and headed upstairs. so i decided to play a trick on her, i laid down on my back, and told him to sit on top on me above my knees, and when i saw her i started to move my torso up and down, and i started grinding, and i faked moaning noise when she came closer, when she was beside us we pretended we didn't see her,and then i looked up and we were gazing into each others eyes.
Example: Meaning of a dream...HELP?!?!?
I dreamt that a middle aged man was sleeping on my porch and when my older brother went to tell him to leave, he forced his way into my house, pretended to give me a knife but then took it back and then stabbed me in the inner thigh and cut all the way down to my knee with it. But it didn't even hurt, my leg just felt warm in that area. No one helped me, my brother was just trying to call 911. And then I woke up terrifed!
Example: Meaning behind dreams?
well i know when i say '' my friend'' you will think i mean myself but i really dont lol
My best friend told me about a weird dream she had.
she dreamt that she was doing sexual things with another girl, and the other girl was another one of my friends. now i think she isnt a lesbian but im not too sure because shes always pretending to be lesbian but its just a joke right? but anyway what does the dream mean?
any help please?
Example: What does my dream mean?
I dreamed that I got was having dinner with my friend in this unknown place and we were laughing and having a good time then all of a sudden a gunman came into the room and started shooting people at the front of us. Then he shot my friend twice and she fell to the ground and i got shot once in a place that wasn't so critical but i faked it and pretended i was dead. I threw myself to the ground and slowed my breathing so that he wud think im dead. He came up to me and brushed my hair aside as he suspected something but i gave no response i just kept pretending i was dead. Then i woke up, thanks to my stupid morning alarm. What does this mean? Please
Example: What does my dream mean?
I was trying to get in contact with this guy I know, but couldn't get through. I looked at my phone and noticed that I had his name down two times, but with different numbers. Then my phone went a little crazy until it went off and it was him. He asked, "Did you call me a while ago?" I told him my phone was going crazy.
I asked him how karaoke went and he asked, "Karaoke?" I told him that he and his friends went to sing karaoke the last weekend they were here and he remembered.
While I was trying to continue the conversation, I kept getting interrupted either by my mom coming home or my dad appearing out of nowhere. I had to keep moving around the house until I finally got some space just in time for him to tell me that he was coming down to visit for two weeks in June...but it was August.
I got confused because he was being forgetful and stuff.
I woke up and thought, "Was that real?"
What does my dream mean?