Sunday, July 21, 2013

Dreaming of Doors

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I am standing in front of two large wooden doors (Medieval style). I become aware that I am dreaming. As I push open the heavy doors I can feel the weight in my hands. The doors have opened into a dark room but there is another set of doors at the end. As I walk towards them I can feel the sensation in my feet. These doors are a bit different - the door is metal and the handles are steel. As
I pull them open I can feel the texture in my hand. I am apprehensive and excited. What will be on the other side of the door? Some great insight or future possibility? The doors open into blackness. I take a step into the abyss and jump...

Dreaming of opening a door usually represents a change or transition in life. It could also be moving from one consciousness into the next. Carl Jung saw this dream as opening a door into the individuated self.

The state of the door can give you a clue to the dream. An old,wooden door could symbolize old or traditional ideas while a metal door could represent the future.

The scene that the door opens to can tell you what changes you could be facing. For example, a door opening into a beautiful field could symbolize abundance while a door opening into a ghetto might represent loss or depression.

In dreams, doors can be broken, locked or impossible to open. To dream of opening a door means you are ready to take a chance and venture into the unknown - whatever that may bring.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Dreaming of Shoes

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This is a friend's recent dream: I am at a soccer match that felt like I was overseas, I believe in England. At the stadium with friends from Salem but I have lost one of my shoes. I am finally able to go back and find it. I meet a man with a baby who says to me "At least we are men." And I say "90% at least" he isn't thrilled by that but I leave.

When you dream of shoes it represents how you "walk" in life meaning your approach to life and your beliefs.

The types of shoes you wear in your dreams can mean different things. For example:

Losing a shoe can mean you have lost your way or your beliefs.

Finding shoes means you're back on track.

Old shoes could symbolize you are secure in who you are or they could mean that it is time to change.

New shoes could symoblize a new way of life for you or it could mean you are overconfident.

Wearing inappropriate shoes to a function means you are not feeling prepared.

There are other symbols in my friend's dream that can help with the interpretation. A soccer match or game can refer to the "game of life". England is his ancestoral home/tradition. So, I think his dream could mean that he feels like he has lost his way right now in life (maybe old traditions or beliefs). Maybe the dream specifically refers to his beliefs about what it means to "be a man".

Have you ever dreamed of shoes? If so please share below.