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dream a little dream
dream a little dream
last night i had a dream. i'm sure i often do but i don't usually remember them. this one i did for some reason.
in my dream i found this lovely box and i opened it and it was full of pairs of shoes. it was a combination of new shoes and old ones which i seemed to have forgotten i had. i was all excited looking through them, but there were two pairs which were the same. i remember thinking and being really puzzled as to why would i have bought two pairs of the same shoe?
i have a friend who seemed to dream all the time and we use to have a bit of fun trying to work out what they might mean. i found this website which has dream interpretations so i looked up some of the things in my dream to see what it might say.
" To see a box in your dream, signifies your instinctual nature and destructive impulses. Alternatively, you may be trying to preserve and protect some aspect of yourself. The box may also symbolize your limitations and restrictions.
To dream that you are opening a box, denotes that things are being revealed about yourself that were once hidden. Consider your feelings as you open the box. If opening the box fills you will fear, you may be uncovering aspects of yourself that make you feel anxious. Also consider the pun, "being boxed in". "
" In general, shoes represent your approach to life. It suggests that you are well-grounded or that you are down to earth. It also represents your convictions about your beliefs.
To see old and worn shoes in your dream, signifies that through diligence and hard work, you will find success. It may also mean that you have come to grips with accepting who you are. If the shoes are new, then it suggests that you are overconfident in your success or you may be on a life path that is unfamiliar to you."
no idea what the two the same might mean. i'm sure my mind was trying to tell me something.
painting - the dream, by henri matisse.
8/15/2005 3:28 pm
The problem with dream-analysis books is that although we do share a common cultural symbolism which may make standard interpretations of some themes and objects practical, we are all individual and other symbols are specific to our own psyches. Indeed, even the standard symbols can be skewed by our own experiences.|
I could hazard some guesses about the duplicate shoes. For instance, they could reflect the idea of repeating the same things (mistakes?) in your life. Duplication could also mean little more than emphasis: was there anything about that pair that was particularly appealing or that drew you to them? Given that you didn't understand why you had more than one pair, it could also reflect a feeling of futility or waste.
At the end of the day, though, I suspect you'll need to think about what shoes and duplication might mean to you in the context of both the rest of the dream ... and your life and experiences.
8/16/2005 9:39 am
had crafted a nice comment the other day, but this stupid site seems|
to have sunk it. ohwell. and now i don't feel like it...
8/16/2005 11:29 am
Like the quiet guy says, althought we come from a simelar cultural background, we are all individuals and therefore the dream analysis stuff is pretty flawed. I read a book on sleep and dreams and in there it said that the most likely meaning of a dream is what YOU think it aeans rather than what a book/website/'expert' thinks it means. |
One theory about what happens when we dream is that the brain processes information and stores it as we sleep, and rather than just being a jumbled mess of images and emotions our brain converts them into little stories. So the content is individual to our own personal experiences.
If you're interested in dreaming you should practice lucid dreaming, that's much more fun. It's where you dream, but you are aware that you are dreaming and therefore can control your dreams. I heard of a woman who could give herself multiple orgasms every night by doing this.
Oh, and you said your friend dreams all the time - everybody has about 5 dreams per night, but we only remember them if we wake up during them.