Monday, September 22, 2008

Dream Date September 21, 2008

I dreamed that my cat Peachy drowned in a pool of water; perhaps it was a pond. There was a man sitting nearby under a tree. He saw her drown. I confronted him, and asked, "Didn't you do anything to try to save her?" He replied, "No." I became angry at him.

Goodness knows there are all sorts of possible meanings to this dream, if there is meaning to be found at all. In spite of owning several dream dictionaries, I do not consult any of them, for I have learned that the symbolism in my dreams is only relevant to me or those that know me on a deeper level. I am not certain, anymore, that there is objective symbolism in dreams.

With that said, it had just occurred to me a moment ago that I can see at least one possible meaning. In this dream, Peachy could be me, or really any spiritual seeker for that matter. The man under the tree is trying to teach me independence, or teaching me to rescue myself from the troubles I get into as opposed to relying on others to come to my rescue.


Mossy said...

Perhaps it means "Let Go".

Sophia said...

You reminded me of an Imogen Heap song, "Let Go."

"There's beauty in the breakdown."

Have any idea of what I'm supposed to let go of?

Mossy said...

What do you want to be free from?

That is the point.

You are creating your Self.

Personally, I want to let go of all attachments, oppinions, ideas, concepts, desires, future, past, and the whole idea of 'I' and me and mine.

Sometimes it seems like that is everything, but in fact it is nothing.

Sophia said...

I was just thinking of this today. One of the things I want to be free from is my tendency to react to things without thinking first. I react to perceived wrongs against me. Whether or not they are really wrong I want to stop reacting disgracefully.

I have made progress over the last four or five years, though. I used to have terrible road rage. Now I just ignore people on the road when they do things that would have bothered me in the past. I don't know if this is a sign of spiritual growth or if it's just plain old growing up. Maybe it's both.

Still, sometimes life tests me and sometimes I fail.

Mossy said...

Well then, the next time it happens, say... tomorrow :O), you can be prepared and when you recognize it you can just let it go and return to the moment.

Sophia said...

Maybe I should wear a rubber band on my wrist and every time it happens I can just SNAP! the rubber band.

When I bit my nails as a child someone recommended this to me. I can't remember who it was but I never did it.

Siegfried said...

Set a goal, and when you reach it, stop.

Sophia said...

Or set a new goal. :)

I don't believe enlightenment is the final goal. I believe there are various levels of enlightenments beyond enlightenment. What they are, I don't know yet. I don't even know what enlightenment is. I just have a feeling that there is always more work to be done.