Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I'm A Dreamer

I have been known to have some pretty strange dreams... and if I didn't know better, I would think I was pregnant with the ones I have been having lately. The other night it involved torpedoes, high school, the SHS JROTC Drill Team, a lost cellphone and me looking for John. It seems I look for John in my dreams a lot... not sure what that means. In fact, I am big on wondering what my dreams mean. Are they just bits and pieces of everyday things bouncing around in my overactive brain, or do they have a deeper meaning?

This morning I decided to consult a dream dictionary I found online. Here is what it had to say about last night's dream...

To see an octopus in your dream, signifies that you are entangled in some difficult matter or that some situation is clouded. Alternatively, the octopus indicates that you are overly possessive and too clingy in a relationship. (Definitely entangled in a difficult matter. I do not think I'm possessive or clingy at all)

Ice Cream
To see or eat ice cream in your dream, denotes pleasure and satisfaction with your life. You need to savor the moment and enjoy it. It is also indicative of good luck and success in love. Alternatively, the dream may suggest that you need to cool off and not let your temper get out of hand.
To dream that you are eating ice cream that is tasteless or sour, signifies sorrow, disillusionment, or betrayal.
To see ice cream melt in your dream, symbolizes failure to realize your hopes and desires. (I'm thinking my temper is way out of hand)

To see a toilet in your dream, symbolizes a release of emotions or getting rid of something in your life that is useless. The dream may also be brought about by your full bladder and is attempting to get you up and go to the bathroom. If you are cleaning the toilet, then it means that you are starting to shed your shell or lose your inhibitions.
To see a clogged toilet in your dream, signifies that you are holding and keeping your feelings to yourself. Your emotions have been pent up too long and you need to let go of the negative feelings.
To see an overflowing or flooded toilet in your dream, denotes your desires to fully express your emotions. (The toilet was also broken, so for just the toilet, I would think the full bladder fits here)

To see your mother-in-law in your dream, foretells that after much bitter disagreements, things will be resolved in a pleasant and amicable manner.
To dream that you are in a dispute with your mother-in-law, indicates that you will be greatly annoyed by callous and unfeeling people around you (Neither of these fit... I thought my MIL would be mad about something, but she hugged me instead. Probably more literal in that I don't want to disappoint her in things I do)

To dream that you fall and are not frightened, signifies that you will overcome your adversities with ease.
To dream that you fall and are frightened, indicates a lack of control, insecurity, and/or lack of support in your waking life. You may be experiencing some major struggle and/or overwhelming problem. It may denote that you have failed to achieve a goal that you have set forth for yourself.
To dream that you are free-falling through water, indicates that you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions. You may feel that it is easier to give up, then to try to stay afloat or prevent yourself from going under.
To dream of the fall season, indicates that something is about to come to an end and something new will begin. Alternatively, the dream is symbolic of the cycle of life. It is time to collect the benefits and rewards that you've worked so hard for. (I dreamt I fell into the bathtub and did not jump up, just sat there. I'm overwhelmed with the moving stuff and another situation in my life)

To dream that you are wet, suggests that you are drenched or overcome with your emotions. It also signifies a spiritual cleansing, rebirth or renewal. (Pretty easy to decipher)

To see a computer in your dream, symbolizes technology, information, and modern life. New areas of opportunities are being opened to you. Alternatively, computers also represent a lack of individuality and lack off emotions and feelings. Too often, you are just going along with the flow, without voicing your own opinions and views. You may also feel a depreciated sense of superiority.
To dream that your computer has a mind of its own, denotes anxiety about technology and loss of control. You are feeling overwhelmed and feel that you are at the mercy of another.
To dream that a computer has a virus or has crashed, suggests that something in your life that is out of control. It may parallel something in your life that has come to a crashing end. (It was a virus I got from someone I thought was a friend... real life may also have to do with a friendship)

To see or come in contact with feces, signifies aspects of yourself that are dirty and negative and which you believe to be undesirable and repulsive. You need to acknowledge and express these feelings, even though it may be shameful. Release the negativity in your life. Alternatively, it may also refer to someone who is anal retentive.
To dream that you are unable to dispose of the feces, suggests that you are unwilling to let go of your emotions. You have a tendency to hold in and keep your feelings to yourself.
According to Freud, feces is related to possession, pride, shame, money/financial matters, or aggressive acts. So to dream that you are playing with feces, symbolizes your anxiety over money matters and financial security. (I assure I was not playing with feces LoL I think it pertains to the negativity in my life)

To dream that you are naked, denotes the fear of being found out and exposed about your activities and misjudgment.
To dream that you suddenly discover your nudity and are trying to cover up, signifies your vulnerability to a situation.
To see a naked person in your dream and you are disgusted by it, signifies some anxiety about discovering the naked truth about that person or situation. It may also foretell of an illicit love affairs, loss of prestige and scandalous activities. On the other hand, if you are accepting about another's nudity, then it implies that you see through people and accept them for who and what they are. If you do not care about someone else's nudity, then it suggests that you need to learn not to be afraid of rejection. (Not sure what this one refers to)

To dream that you are hugging someone, symbolizes your loving and caring nature. You are holding someone or something close to your heart. Alternatively, it may indicate your need to be more affectionate. (Pretty literal here)

To dream that you break something, indicates that changes are ahead for you. You want to change the direction that your life is headed. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to take things slower.
To dream that objects around you are breaking, suggests that you are under tremendous stress. The dream could be a metaphor that you are literally at your breaking point. (I do want change the way my life is headed, and I am definitely under stress)

Compact Disc
To see a compact disc in your dream, represents a need for enjoyment or a distraction. It denotes opportunities and possibilities. Consider the type of music and the title of the compact disc. If you are giving away the CD, you may be trying to convey a message to that person within the songs.
Consider also if the initial "CD" have any additional significance to you. Perhaps it represents a person or may even be a pun on something that is "seedy". (There is someone that I feel isn't be completely honest)

To see a vacuum in your dream, suggests feelings of emptiness. You may be experiencing a void in your life. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you need to clean up your act and your attitude. It is time to rid yourself of your outdated ideas and negative habits.
To dream that you are vacuuming, signifies a loss of control. (A situation has me feeling out of control, and it is time for a change)

To see a cockroach in your dream, signifies your need for renewal, rejuvenation and self-cleansing of your psychological, emotional, or spiritual being. You need to reevaluate major aspects of your life. (I just told John the other day I needed therapy... and I always need rejuvenating)

To see roaches in your dream, represents an undesirable aspect of yourself in which you need to confront. Alternatively, it may be a pun for smoking marijuana. On a positive note, roaches may also be symbolic of tenacity and longevity. (Could pertain to a comment made last night about pot)

To see a mess in your dream, symbolizes the state of your waking life. You need to get your life in order (now there is a literal translation)

I know those themes are here and there and everywhere. Like I said, I have been known to have some pretty crazy dreams but a lot of the themes seem to have a common link. They seem to be pointing to a particular situation in my life that is chaotic, out of control, and confusing.

So what do you think? Do dreams have meanings? What are some of your crazy dreams?


Anna said...

very interesting,
since I am having preggo dreams and was re-reading Breaking Dawn last night, I'm not even going to attempt the dictionary! LOL

Tiffany said...

Hmm I also have some crazy dreams. Usually they involve me getting into some kind of car accident (never my fault though!) and getting seriously injured - i don't ever die but i am always hurt. Last week thought I dreamed that hubby divorced me and we both got remarried and were all buddies - that was one creepy dream! LOL Think your dream dictionary covers that stuff? haha