After the eventful and emotional roller coaster I have just gone through, I have decided to write about something slightly different today, although I may have mentioned this briefly before.
I have a couple of dreams that may be classed as recurring if they weren’t ever so slightly different. There is definitely a theme that runs through the dreams, and I have one ‘more often’ than the other (and, if my memory serves me right, I have had both themes in the same dream once!)
The dream that I have most often is about lots of rooms. Usually, its a house, but my latest dream was on a cruise liner, believe it or not (which has just reminded me of a third theme – I’ll come back to this one!)
The house in my dream is usually a very large one, with lots of rooms. Sometimes, the floors are on different levels, so some are accessed by a step down or a step up, and others by a small staircase of about five steps. Other times, the staircase is quite steep, and there is usually a part of the house that isn’t used very often. This unused room is either decorated in an old fashioned style, with a clock that is always ticking somewhere in the room – sometimes it is untidy, other times it is very neat – or it is out of the way and hidden behind a wall, or a cupboard, or a curtain, or a dust sheet – but I always manage to find it. One dream I had had an entire top floor of the house that was unused, and hidden, that was accessed by a steep staircase that was accessed from the back of an old cupboard. This top floor was huge, it was mostly one room, but there was a smaller room at one end, and there were lots of storage boxes. I don’t know what was in these boxes – maybe I’ll find out the next time I visit.
One of the houses in my dream had a roof terrace where I could go to sunbathe or eat breakfast. It was my own little hideaway that no-one knew existed.
The houses always feel comfortable, and I know that they are mine. Regardless of whether they look like a regular house, a castle, a huge glass structure or a mansion accessed up a very long road, the house belongs to me.
The dream about the cruise liner was similar to the house dream as I was moving furniture into a room (and it was a room, not a cabin!) that belonged to me on the ship. The furniture was reminiscent to the furniture in the room with the ticking clock, although the clock wasn’t in this dream!
So, I have various theories as to what these dreams may mean. I want a large house goes without saying. I want a place to go and hide may be relevant at times too. And I want a place to get away is also obvious. I’ve read that a dream about rooms means getting things into order, but that doesn’t feel right with my dreams, but then again it could indicate that I want to get things into order in my life.
The other thing is the different levels, which ties in with my other recurring theme. I have to walk over or drive over a very long bridge. The latest dream I have had the bridge was made of steps which climbed up as far as the eye could see. The walk was a comfortable one, as many people walked this walk, some quicker than others. It reached a point where it started to climb down again, and many people got to know each other whilst walking over these steps. What the bridge was going over, I couldn’t see, and what was at either side of it I don’t know either. It’s just the walk. Or the drive. Or in one case, the jumps from one high stepping stone to another. These stepping stones were along side a very high bridge, and there was a wide river beneath this. The view was breathtaking in this dream, but everyone had to use the stepping stones and not the bridge for some reason.
Writing this has made me think that this type of dream is about general ups and downs of life, and sometimes we can’t see everything but just need to keep on moving. Very interesting, never-the-less!
The other recurring dream I mentioned was being on a ship, although I don’t dream this as often. I’m usually at the back of the boat (I’m sorry, but my nautical terms are not the best, but I’m getting an urge to use ‘aft’ for some reason) and I’m watching the waves from the boat as we travel through the water. Again, this is indicating moving forward or a journey.
Three completely different themes that occasionally crop up in the other dreams. I don’t recognise the fact I am dreaming whilst I’m dreaming they are that realistic, but I remember the dreams for weeks, if not months, after.
Maybe the dreams are telling me to continue on my journey as I am, through all the ups and downs, taking the things I can’t see as well as the things I can see in my stride, and eventually I will get to my dream home. I think that sounds good anyway!
I wonder what I’ll dream about tonight?