I hear a lot more dreams from women than from men, so my sample is skewed, but I’ve heard many dreams in which the female dreamer dreams she’s a man and not many at all from men who’ve dreamed of being a woman. However, I expect that similar themes are at play in both versions [...]
This is an intriguing symbol, and not one I’ve encountered very much. So I’ll start with a theoretical piece about eating in dreams in general, which has resonated for me. Since we don’t need to eat in the dream world, when we do eat, the act has symbolic significance. I’ve learned a lot about this [...]
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I have a history with bees. The associations are multiple and interconnected, and bees are showing up in my dreams and in waking life.
From running barefoot in the backyard, I had my share of childhood beestings. They hurt like crazy, and then my foot would swell and it [...]
I’ve often heard Jeremy Taylor refer to dreams as “the magic mirror that never lies.” Dreams, if we can unpack them, reflect us back to ourselves. And what I see in a mirror in a dream is often a glimpse of my truest self. I’ve been thinking about two mirrors—one in a dream I had [...]
Since today is 12-12-12, the last of the triple dates of the new century, I thought I’d explore what symbolic resonances the number twelve has.
Twelve disciples, things sold by the dozen, twelve signs of the Zodiac, twelve months of the year, twelve hours on the face of clock—we have a lot of twelves in [...]
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Last May, my husband and I bought our first new car—a Nissan Leaf. It’s all electric, no gasoline. We use it for almost all of our driving; having plug-ins at or near all the places we usually go. A couple of weeks ago, it showed up for the first [...]
A recurring motif in my dreamscape is that I’m trying to find a seat in a theater or outdoor auditorium. Often the only ones available are facing away from the stage, or are behind pillars. Sometimes the dream includes the performance, but usually it’s just one of those frustrating dreams of trying to obtain the [...]
The other night I dreamed of two young pigs, which I don’t think I’ve ever done before. One was mostly black, the other mostly pink, and they were about two feet long. I’m first struck by the fact that there were two of them, since “twins” or doubles in dreams often represent something new coming [...]
One of the associations that always rings a bell for me when footwear or bare feet appear in my dreams is that this is about my spiritual path. Shoes, in this case, would be the accepted, possibly inherited religious/spiritual beliefs I hold, or those I was raised with. Socks would be an intermediate phase, a [...]