Processing the Dream

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It’s 3am and I’ve not long awoken from a dream that had me feeling a little out of sorts. So I decided to process and share with you (because it’s what I do)

Our mind keeps talking to us during sleep, especially when our wakeful life has any conflicts & challenges that we are actively trying to understand, process and resolve.

There’s plenty of those in my wakeful world at the moment ….. so I ponder 🤔

Studies have shown that during REM sleep the amygdala is active, which may explain why our dreams appear nightmarish. And a reason why our fears are often activated during our dream state. So I researched and analysed the dream I had.

FIRE was the main focus, which isn’t all that surprising because there’s been several bush fires around here lately. So this could just be my mind processing daily events. But it was the details of the fire that captured my attention …

I noticed, there were no feelings of fear at this point and recognized the fire was in a shop in our hometown.

I noticed, that the external walls of the building were already burned down, exposing the insides. I noticed, that I didn’t stop and stare like the others, Instead, I kept on walking towards my destination (which was to my parents).

I noticed, the firemen working hard to distinguish the fire, but it kept on igniting, causing gasps from the crowd as the fire relentlessly kept burning the contents of the shop. So may be there’s symbolic meaning here ?

TO DREAM OF FIRE : symbolizes destruction, passion, desire, illumination, purification, transformation, enlightenment, or anger. If you are not afraid of the fire, then its a symbol of your own internal fire and inner transformation. Something old is passing and something new is entering into your life. Your thoughts and views are changing …. I can resonate with that 100% and it may explain why the dream was in my hometown (the old me) ?

TO DREAM OF A BUILDING : “The upper floors may represent a higher level of awareness, accomplishment, understanding or consciousness. The main floor may symbolize the present, waking life and the basement may represent the unconscious and the shadow aspects of self. The type of building and/or what takes place in it may provide further insight” …. I always dream of buildings when ever any BIG change is underway, so this makes complete sense to me. The fire was ground level, which is symbolic of what’s happening in the present.

TO DREAM OF BURNING : indicates that you are experiencing some intense emotions. There’s something you can no longer avoid and ignore. Or, it may suggest that you need to take time off for yourself and relax. Perhaps you are feeling “burned out” …. I’m not avoiding reality, but have already acknowledged feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. Mostly because I want to be in several places to be of support to several people. However, I’m also moving through my own personal challenges, which contributes to the need to prioritize SELF CARE ❤

TO DREAM OF FIRE MEN : to see a firefighter in your dream represents your higher self. You are experiencing a period of cleansing and purification. The firefighter is the symbol of a true hero and of hope …. thats reassuring ☺

So far the dream sounds reflective of the changes that are happening in my life. But as I mentioned earlier, I was heading towards my parents.(whom in wakeful life have been diagnosed with incurable cancer). When I reached them I noticed that Mam was dressed in a blue nightshirt and Dad was dressed in jeans and a t-shirt. Mam was eating chocolate and putting the chewed up pieces into her pocket. She was childlike in her behaviour and Dad was struggling to get her home safely.

I woke with feelings of fear because my rational mind acknowledged the behavioural change as being the cancer moving north. At this point my FEAR was activated and I felt the anxiety arise upon waking …

And this IS the change I speak of ☺

Because I don’t believe that such fears are premonitions into the future, nor do I necessarily believe everything I think. So I didn’t sit or dwell in this space long. Instead I processed the dream to better understandd what my unconscious mind wanted to communicate with me.

I believe that our fears surface so we can FREE ourselves from them. I believe confronting our fear reduces the power it has over us, which then enables us to RISE above them. I believe this is the CHOICE we all have in every situation.

We either choose fear (or) LOVE ❤

I believe that our suffering will depend upon which choice we make. And changing our experience is only a matter of making a different choice.

I then recall how the colour blue was prominent in my dream …

“BLUE represents truth, wisdom, heaven, eternity, devotion, tranquility, loyalty and openness. Perhaps you are expressing a desire to get away. The presence of this color in your dream may symbolize your spiritual guide and your optimism of the future. You have clarity of mind.” Blue is also the colour of our throat chakra which governs communication. So to me, this dream reaffirms all those wonderful changes that are occurring on the inside of me.

It’s all just a matter of perspective ☺

Mindful interaction ❤

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