Monday, December 9, 2013

Painting and Creativity

Paintings and Art

If you are painting in your dream, that can reflect how you are using your creative energy to create opportunities in your life. There may be interesting content in the details of the picture you are painting, like water, animals, the landscape.

Perhaps you seem like a master painter creating a beautiful finished piece. Or perhaps you feel you don't yet have the skill or technique and you are a mere beginner with much to learn.

This kind of dream is somewhat like dreams where you see a spider creating spider web, or spinning its future or destiny. As with any artistic undertaking, the artist choses the medium, the size, the colors, subject and mood. A dream about painting tells you that you are choosing the picture that is coming out on the canvas. So, you might ask if you like it? Is it turning out as well as you thought?

It might also be pointing out the need to express yourself in a creative way. Many of us work in environments that don't really call on our natural creative instincts. Yet we might need to be creative to be happ? Do you need a reason, other than that you just want to do something that makes you happy?

Baking, cooking, needlecraft, woodwork, painting. The holidays offer great opportunities!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Door Blog

Door or Doorway

Doors in dreams mean the same thing as they in life, and are a powerful and common symbol for moving forward.

In your dream you may be confronted with a door. Perhaps it is inviting yet, you are afraid to go in.

That would reflect a fear of moving past a barrier, or entering a new project or relationship. Perhaps the door is marked 'closed' and you are redirected to another door.

Do you just believe the sign? Or do you not take 'no' for the answer and try the door anyway?

Sometimes we can psych ourselves out, believing that progress is too difficult - and we turn away without really trying. If we want something, we should try hard, try every door, see if there is way through to where we want to go.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Ready to Turn that Corner?

When you turn a corner in your dream, this is a powerful symbol about making a significant change or perhaps needing to make a change.

Sometimes I get frustrated when I feel stuck and don't feel like I'm moving forward very quickly. But if I have a dream in which I turn a corner and walk into a new room, that is a great and encouraging sign of progress!
Window Nook
In your dream, you can take note of what kind of room it is? what furniture is in it? does the the room open up in an expansive way? Furniture can indicate relaxation, study, handicraft, music, or other artistic endeavours. There might be people in the room also who are helpers to you.

A corner can also mean that you have found yourself in a tight corner and need to find some way out of it. There will be a way out, but you may not see it yet.

That is great time to ask for dream guidance and be open to additional hints and messages.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Witches, Hauntings, Supernatural Powers

So, what to think when you are in the company of witches in a dream? I tend to take the view that all the various people, animals, and otherworldly beings in dreams are there to help us. So if there is a witch, she is there with something to offer - like some special insight, or a magical spell, or a crystal ball to the future.

Even if you don't believe in such things, your unconscious mind might believe you need a little extra help, some extra power to overcome a certain situation.

In my particular case, I was with a couple witches in a haunted house, trying to get out which was made hard by stairways and halls that dead ended, taking me nowhere. A haunted house can be a perfect metaphor for a time or place where we find ourselves haunted by the past perhaps, maybe people who are gone but present in spirit, or even mistakes made, things that seem unfixable.

Maybe the house is represented as haunted because it is under an unusually strong power, a little too much for an average Joe to deal with. That is why one would need a witch companion.

I mean, who would be a better helper than a witch? She has extra powers to catapult us out of our usual reality! She can tap into the mystical forces of the natural and the supernatural.

In your dream, what is the witch doing? how is she helping? And what can you learn from her? If you look carefully, you will probably find encouragement, determination, resources that are practical and helpful. Ultimately, you will get some help in the dream, and some good ideas for solving problems in your waking life.

Happy Halloweening!

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Heart and Harp Strings - Dream Interpretation

Heart and harp sound alike don't they? When you see a harp in a dream, it can be a pun for the heart, especially if it is shaped sortof like a heart.

We often talk about topics that play on our 'heart strings', things that touch us, like music, a sad storage, a poem, a dancer.

Art and music can speak on a level that words and intellect do not, so there is a strong link between music and our emotions. What better symbol for the heart than a musical instrument?

This is  drawing of a harp that I saw in my dream, where the strings were unusual - they were made of twine, knotted at intervals. And I take it symbol of the way the strings of our heart are woven permanently and securely to the people that we love. The strings are impossible to unknot because the knots are tight. They cannot be broken because of the multiple, heavy strands.

This image is a drawing of a small harp. It's strings are made of twine and actually firmly knotted together.
Harp with Entwined Strings
It is pretty amazing that my inner Self create such a unique image for me. I think when a dream conjures an image entirely unique which does not actually exist in the world, then the dream is carrying a powerful message. It will be something especially for you, something that is very important at this time in your life, something you should work through carefully to get the full interpretation. You may come back to the dream many times before you understand the image fully and there may be several messages condensed into a single image.

Why Do I need to Understand More about Heart Strings?

I guess the reason for this dream at this time, is that I've struggled with my parents recent deaths. I have at times felt that my heart really did break, that I was completely shattered.

One is never supposed to feel like that, right? That life is cruel, that this is unacceptable, that this is so wrong and unfair. If one had a heart of stone, nothing could touch us. But what if our heart is just a little delicate thing like a wooden harp, easily chipped and broken, subject to being sat upon?

Heart Questions

So, I continually ask myself, what stage of grief am I in now? When will it be over so I can move one? When will I have energy for anything besides dealing with this loss? Will I feel normal again?

How does the Hearth String Image answer some of those questions?

A. Grief itself does not exactly end. It does not fit readily into stages. It is more circular - I make some progress, take some steps, yet an something happens that draws me back. That is normal and natural, even necessary. Why? Because I am literally still tied to the person I lost. My heart strings did not break loose and they are not going to. I am literally bound to people I love. I am entwined, over and through, under, before, behind, and with my Mom and Dad. So, be it.

A. The good news is that I am still bound to my parents. Nothing can break that bond, even death. There are many blessings in being entwined with some really good people. I can still pull examples and life lessons, sometimes learn new things about them, feel their support.

And do we really want to untie the heart strings? I think I don't. I think I will continue to let the strings wind around and through the hearts of the people I love. I think it will be OK.

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