I had a few short dreams last night. Only 2 i can really remember bits and pieces of though. One part in particular sticks out far greater than any of the others, the Raging River.
I remember looking at a map and having to travel through Canada and some how end up in Japan. (I know it makes no sense at all). I remember looking at a river system as well. My brother Kevin was also in the dream somehow, on the phone with me i think, telling me Anthony Bordain wanted to meet him after he went travelling with the Grateful Dead. Anyways.... I was suddenly on the river in a canyon, i am not sure if i was walking or drifting down, but the water was rapid and i was not having an issue traveling down it. We came to a fork in the river and i remembered looking at the map and knowing i had to take the rougher course to the left. There was a guy with me and he had a raft, i looked be hind me and told him "this was some professional white water rafting shit!" I was hoping down the hills in the river over huge rocks and boulders with ease. We were coming to the end of it and there was a water slide looking hill, i asked to use the raft, which was more like a deflated inner tube. We flew down the hill and were in a hotel. We both went into the hallway and there were some people there. It was dark outside and apparently we were in Japan. The guy grabbed a cellphone off of a table that was ringing. I asked him what time it was because it was dark and he was trying to take the phone apart. He asked a women in the hall something in Japanese and told me there was "no interface in the phone." I woke up after that.
To see or study a map in your dream, suggests that your current life path will lead to fulfillment of your needs and realization of your goals. It also indicates that you are set on the path to self knowledge and self discovery. If you have difficulties understanding or reading the map, then it means that you are feeling lost. You are literally still trying to find yourself and figure out where you want to go in life.
I was easily reading the map in the dream, so i feel it is representing how i am trying to map out how to deal with my emotions and "situation" in life as i now know it. I can only hope the path is leading to fulfilment.
To see a clear and calm river in your dream, indicates that you are just going with the flow. You are allowing your life to float away. It is time to take a more decisive role in directing your life. Alternatively, a river symbolizes joyful pleasures, peace, prosperity and fertility. If you are crossing a river in your dream, then it represents an obstacle or issue that you need to deal with in order to move closer toward your goal. It is also reflective of a new stage in your life. If the river is muddy, then it indicates that you are in turmoil.
To see a raging river in your dream, signifies that your life is feeling out of control. You are feeling emotionally unsettled. Alternatively, a river means you are ready to confront life's challenges and life's twists and turns.
The river was raging in my dream and i believe is representing my emotional state, which is obvously crazy. The fact that i can handle it easily in the dream i feel is representing how i am handling it in real life. I am just kind of going along with it, i can clearly see how hard it is but i am somehow handling it with ease.
To see a canyon in your dream, represents your unconscious mind and hidden feelings. It may point to emotions and relationships that you did not recognize.
Fork In The Road (Or Fork in the River)
To see a fork in the road in your dream, represents an important decision that you need to make. It may indicate your choices or ambivalence about some situation. Alternatively, a fork symbolizes the union of opposites. Opposing views/aspects are coming together.
I am hoping the fork in this river is representing the fact that my husband and i are coming together in our opposite ways of thinking and feeling.
To dream of the direction left, symbolizes the unconscious and your repressed thoughts/emotions. It is an indication of passivity.
I know for a fact i have been acting quite passively lately. I feel like i am just letting things go as they are. According to the map, it was the right way, so maybe it is what i have to do. Just go with it. What is the point of fighting?
To dream that you are on or see a water slide, suggests that you are being carried away by your emotions. You are being engulfed by your unconscious. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you are going with the flow of things without any objection or resistance.
To see an inner tube in your dream, represents the Self. You are not feeling emotionally whole. To dream that you are inner tubing, suggests that you are on experiencing emotional ups and downs.
That's the truth!
To see a hotel in your dream, signifies a new state of mind or a shift in personal identity. You are undergoing some sort of transition and need to move away from your old habits and old way of thinking. You need to temporarily escape from your daily life. Alternatively, the dream may imply a loss in your personal identity.
After the loss of Stella, that was the biggest blow to my personal identity and beliefs i have ever endured, i am obvously still recovering.
To see or use a cell phone in your dream, indicates that you are being receptive to new information. It also represents your mobility. Alternatively, the dream signifies lack of understanding. Perhaps you are having difficulties getting through to someone.
To dream that you lost your cell phone, represents a lack of communication. You have lost touch with some aspect of your feelings or your Self. If you find a cell phone, then it symbolizes reconnection and reopened communication.
The phone was ringing when we first found it, then suddenly it wasn't working and did not "have in interface" whatever that means..... I feel this may be pointing to a problem with communication.
To dream about Japan or that you are in Japan, depends on your own personal associations with the country. If you have never been to Japan, then the dream may represent some sort of realization enlightenment. As the land of the rising sun, Japan symbolizes peace of mind and tranquility.
To have a dream that takes place at night, represents some major setbacks and obstacles in achieving your goals. You are being faced with an issue that is not so clear cut. Perhaps, you should put the issues aside so you can clear your head and come back to it later. Alternatively, night may be synonymous with death, rebirth, reflection, and new beginnings.
We ended in Japan after riding down the raging river and when we arrived in Japan in the hotel it was night. I am hoping it, together, will be representing new beginnings after a hard emotional ride.
The Garbage Can:
The next dream i had was in my grandparents yard. There was a bear and 2 other animals eating the garbage ( i am not positive but i believe they were a raccoon and a crow). I told them to pick up after they were done. I remember pointing to an apple on the ground and telling the bear to pick it up.
To see your grandparents in your dream, symbolize love, security, wisdom and protection.
To see a neat and well-kept yard, reflects your ability to maintain and organize aspects of your outside life, such as work and your social activities.
To see a messy and un-kept yard, denotes that aspects of your life are out of your control.
To see a bear in your dream, symbolizes independence, the cycle of life, death and renewal, and resurrection. You are undergoing a period of introspection and thinking. The dream may also be a pun on "bare". Perhaps you need to bare your soul and let everything out into the open.
To see a raccoon in your dream, signifies deceit and thievery. You are not being completely honest in some situation. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you are hiding something. You are keeping a secret.
To see a crow in your dream, represents death and the darker aspects of your character. The dream could also be pointing out your annoying habits. Alternatively, the crow may be conveying a message from your unconscious.
To see a garbage can in your dream, symbolizes unwanted ideas, thoughts or memories. It is time to rid yourself of the baggage. Alternatively, the garbage can means that you are rejecting an idea or emotion.
To dream that you are throwing away garbage, suggests that you are kicking your old negative habits and throwing away your bad characteristics and unwanted traits. Alternatively, garbage indicates that you are not taking responsibility for something.
To see piles of garbage in your dream, represent rejected or unwanted aspects of yourself.
To find something valuable in the garbage, suggests that you can find value in the least expected of places. Do not undervalue or underestimate things. The dream may also be telling you that one man's trash is another man's treasure. Perhaps you need to view things from a different perspective.
To dream that you are eating an apple, denotes harmony, pleasure, and fertility. In a biblical sense, eating an apple symbolizes your sexual appetite, lustful desires, and sexual awareness as associated with the apple in the Garden of Eden.
To see apples scattered on the ground in your dream, signifies that false friends are working to deceive and harm you.
To see rotten or eaten apples in your dream, indicates that whatever you are striving and aiming for may not be fulfilling, and even harmful to you. It may also represent neglect and carelessness.
Much of the dream we were by the garbage can and i was talking with this bear and the other animals were near by. I feel this is pointing at my emotional baggage and how i should throw it out. The animals may be representing the aspects of myself i need to let go. The bear who i was speaking to is representing "baring myself" I am not sure about any kind of secrets that the raccoon may be representing, i am pretty darn honest (too honest really) and the crow could be representing the dark side of my emotions. The apple gets me. It was half eaten and on the ground. Maybe blogging my feelings on my other blog is harmful to me? I am unsure of this.
There was one last dream i had before waking and it had my mother in it. I dont remember too much but i do remember a few things in the dream. There were bikes in the dream, a phone and my mother giving me botox and some other beauty products to help me feel better because i was depressed about Stella. I remember thinking i wouldn't use botox or the other product and i wish i had hair dye instead. There were other events that happened afterwards but i dont remember them.
To see your mother in your dream, represents the nurturing aspect of your own character. Mothers offer shelter, comfort, life, guidance and protection. Some people may have problems freeing themselves from their mothers and are thus seeking their own individuality and development.
To dream that you are having a conversation with your mother, denotes a matter that has preoccupied your mind and you are not sure how to deal with it in your waking life. It indicates unresolved problems that need to be worked out with your mother.
To hear your mother call you in our dream, suggests that you have been negligent in your duties and responsibilities. You are pursuing down the wrong path.
To dream that you are riding a bicycle, signifies your desires to attain a balance in your life. You need to balance work and pleasure in order to succeed in your current undertakings. If you have difficulties riding the bicycle, then it suggests that you are experiencing anxieties about making it on your own.
To see a bicycle in your dream, indicates that you need to devote time to leisurely pursuits and recreation.
To see or hear a telephone in your dream, signifies a message from your unconscious or some sort of telepathic communication. You may be forced to confront issues which you have been avoiding. Alternatively, the telephone represents your communication and relationship with others. If there is no dial tone or the phone is left off the hook, then the dream indicates that you are shutting yourself out. You are experiencing difficulties in getting your thoughts and feelings across.
I feel this dream is pointing to communication with my mother. I feel she is always trying to help me but maybe not in the way i want or need. Which is represented in the beauty products. Communication represented by the phone. The bike is representing balance, and how i need to find that. That is my guess anyways.