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Who can analyze dreams? I can guess, but I'd love some insight...

post #1 of 12
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I have an amazing recurring flying dream.  In it, I'm walking around in my childhood neighborhood, and I suddenly get the urge to run.  I leap into the air and rise and soar, up to the rooftops.  I sometimes land, look around, and then fly some more.  Sometimes I go so high I wonder if I'm approaching outer space, lol.

 

It's always exhilarating.  Sometimes during the dream I feel prideful that I possess the ability to fly.  I wonder, perhaps hope, that someone will spot me taking off. Occasionally I feel frightened during the dream that I will suddenly lose the ability to fly and fall, but as far as I can remember, I've never actually fallen.

 

 

I'm away from my family on business right now, and I've been feeling a bit down lately.  So the other night, as I began to drift off to sleep, I tried to put myself into the flying dream.

 

 

I found myself walking in my old neighborhood.  I was about to start running, when suddenly I noticed a man approaching me in a threatening way.  When he got closer, I saw that he had a large knife!  I told them man "My parents are RIGHT behind me...they'll be here any minute!" trying to deter him.  (I found this statement odd since my dad passed away a few months ago.)

 

The man did not back down.  I started running away from him, and it didn't even occur to me to fly.  I ran to my old childhood home (which has actually been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and no longer exists) and my parents were home. (Weird, but I "felt" as if both my parents were there, but I only actually saw my mom.)

 

  I ran around inside trying to make sure all the doors were locked. Suddenly the man was trying to get in through a window!  I was terrified.  We were struggling to keep him out when I woke up.

post #2 of 12
I used to interprit my own dreams a lot. I'm an amateur, but I'm willing to try. To be really accurate, I'd need to know you. Here goes.

The flying over your childhood neighborhood may represent your childhood memories and lessons giving you the ability to perform your adult jobs well. You're flying along, supported by your past experiences.

The man with the knife represents some new element that is dangerous. The fact that he is in your childhood neighborhood may mean that it is an old memory trying to surface, or it is a threat to your past lessons. By the second thing, I mean you are considering a change that goes against what your past lessons tell you to do. Your immediate family values are currently helping you to keep the change out of your life.

I'd try to figure out what the man represents. Your subconscious believes it to be dangerous to you.

It's interesting that you dreamt about the man while away on business. Is the travel new? If not, what is new or what change are you considering?
post #3 of 12
I took the time to try to interpret your dreams. I have asked some questions to get a better understanding and to narrow down the meaning. Have you lost interest?
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I took the time to try to interpret your dreams. I have asked some questions to get a better understanding and to narrow down the meaning. Have you lost interest?

 

No...sorry for the delay.

 

I was out of town on business and had my suitcase stolen, with my laptop inside.  I read your response from my phone, and I actually typed out a response but lost it.  I thought I'd wait until I got back home (today) to hop on my husband's laptop and type it out again.

 

 

The new challenge in my life is my new business that I own with my husband and a friend.  I was out of town taking care of some things for the business.

 

It's been stressful and anxiety inducing.  I've had a lot of highs and lows, and lately it's more lows.  I'm suffering from a bit of depression I think, and most everything in my life is colored with a dreadful tone.  I'm trying to overcome it...I've been exercising more, watching my diet, and supplementing with St. John's Wort.  I'm feeling a tiny bit better since making those changes a few weeks ago.

 

Thanks again.

post #5 of 12
I'm curious. Was the theft before or after the dream of the man with the knife?

Sorry to hear you're feeling depressed. How do you feel about the business? Are there other income possibilities for your family? It sounds to me like you're not totally sure this is the right path for you.

Sorry about my impatience, and the theft. I hope things get better for you soon!
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I'm curious. Was the theft before or after the dream of the man with the knife?
Sorry to hear you're feeling depressed. How do you feel about the business? Are there other income possibilities for your family? It sounds to me like you're not totally sure this is the right path for you.
Sorry about my impatience, and the theft. I hope things get better for you soon!

 

The theft was after.

 

I was really excited about the business at first, but it has involved so many unexpected stress factors, that I think it is the main cause of my depression.  It definitely is something I want to continue with, but I need to find ways to deal with the stress that don't involve Starbucks all morning and afternoon and cocktails at night to wind down.  I've never had an issue with alcohol before, but lately I'm drinking more nights than ever before, mainly with my business partners.

 

Being away from my family regularly is also contributing to all this.  

 

Sorry, I'm just a mess.  lol

post #7 of 12
No apology necessary. It's a shame that the business is currently more stress than excitement. Maybe you could drink something that looks like alcohol, but isn't. I don't know what you've been drinking, so I don't have a specific suggestion.

What was your impression of your dream, if you don't mind saying on a public forum.

Edited to add : I'm sorry your suitcase was stolen, too. I was wondering if it was a premonition dream. I suppose it might have been. It sounds like all in all it was a difficult time! I hope future trips are better.
Edited by pek64 - 11/18/12 at 8:58am
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No apology necessary. It's a shame that the business is currently more stress than excitement. Maybe you could drink something that looks like alcohol, but isn't. I don't know what you've been drinking, so I don't have a specific suggestion.
What was your impression of your dream, if you don't mind saying on a public forum.
Edited to add : I'm sorry your suitcase was stolen, too. I was wondering if it was a premonition dream. I suppose it might have been. It sounds like all in all it was a difficult time! I hope future trips are better.

 

Thanks...the suitcase thing was really weird.  I don't know about the premonition possibility...who knows.  

 

I took it like this - the flying is my own freedom and happiness...and the man was a threat to that.  In the dream, I didn't remember that I could fly because of my panic.  I suspect it is related to my anxiety and depression holding me back in life.

 

Thanks for your thoughts on it all!  It was similar to what I was thinking.

 

Hope I can get my flying dream back soon and ditch the depression.  :)

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
My 24 year old cousin was killed in a car crash on Friday night. It was such a shock. We were very close. I'm starting to entertain the idea that my dream was a prediction of horrifying things to come. greensad.gif
post #10 of 12

Sorry for your crashing your thread...I am so so sorry for your loss. May God bless you in this time

post #11 of 12
I, too am sorry for your loss.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thank you. I'm feeling better now. Miss my cousin, but otherwise things have settled down.
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