Saturday, July 13, 2013

In search of the meaning of...dreams!

Since the day I decided I wanted to study translation, I've been obsessed with it. But now I've taken it to a whole different level. I started translating my DREAMS.

I know it might sound strange, but trust me - I'm the queen of weird dreams! Here are some reasons why:

*I can remember 99% of my dreams;
*I have 2 dreams which I see repeatedly, every year;
*There are 4 things which usually dominate in my dreams  ( My grandmother's house, Snakes, Bears, Catastrophes/Death (usually mine or my grandma's)).

Pretty weird, huh? And that's why they usually get me intrigued. Which is why I wanted to know their meaning.

I could figure on my own why I see my grandma's house all the time. It's simply because I worry about her and she's on my mind. Also Bears don't freak me out but I do not like snakes and I'm definitely not so keen on catastrophes and death, which I do see often. But they look quite interesting and even cool sometimes, lol.

To answer my questions and clear my doubts, I've spent quite some time on websites with dream translations. And this is what I found:

- To see a bear in your dream represents independence, strength, death and renewal, and/or resurrection. Bears are symbols of the cycle of life. You may also be undergoing a period of introspection and thinking. 

*In particular, if you see a bear in your grandmother's house [which have always been the cases with bears], then it implies that your grandmother is a dominating figure in your life. 

Okay, I've always liked bears. Now that I've read the description, I don't mind seeing them in my dreams :) 

-To see a snake or be bitten by one in your dream signifies hidden fears and worries that are threatening you. Your dream may be alerting you to something in your waking life that you are not aware of or that has not yet surfaced. The snake may also refer to a person around you who is callous, ruthless, and can't be trusted. As a positive symbol, snakes represent healing, transformation, knowledge and wisdom. It is indicative of self-renewal and positive change.

Hmm. I'm not sure which meaning to trust when it comes to snakes - the positive or the negative one. All I know is that I still don't like snakes and each time they appear in my dream it becomes something insane and ridiculous. [For example, one time I was trying to save a snake from the bad guys and Ninja turtles were helping me. What the hell? And that's just one example of how insanely weird my dreams are].

Now comes the part that I do not like the most about my dreams.

Death / Catastrophes

They wouldn't bother me so much If I didn't see them as often as I do! And the weirdest part is that when someone dies or when something terrible happens, it usually happens to me, my grandma or the world (while I'm at my grandma's house - further called - The house).

Some examples:

*I was at The house when a War started. I was hiding inside and all I heard was that my grandma went outside to defend us and she got shot.

* I got kidnapped while I was at The house.

* Me and my friends were at The house, when suddenly a lava started to flow from the woods. We all climbed on trees and then a giant wave came from the woods and went over our heads. When it was over, I went to look around and found my grandma dead, frozen  next to the pound.

*I once drank water from the well near The house and when I got home, I was sitting with my family in my room and suddenly my voice got more and more quiet and in the end I couldn't speak or breath so I just died. 

*There was a comet coming directly towards the Planet Earth. Everyone could see it but no-one could stop it. So I just stood and waited for it to reach me. It did and everybody died. But then I woke up with my sister at The house and we were little and in different bodies, like if we were re-born. 

*But I have also dreamed about the death of my sister, my mom and other relatives.

And many many more and even weirder dreams like that. Pretty freaky, if you ask me.

So here are some of the meanings of these things:
- To dream about the death of a loved one suggests that you are lacking a certain aspect or quality that the loved one embodies. Ask yourself what makes this person special or what you like about them.

To dream that you die in your dream symbolizes inner changes, transformation, self-discovery and positive development that is happening within you or your life. You are undergoing a transitional phase and are becoming more enlightened or spiritual. Dying does not always mean a physical death, but an ending of something. 

To experience a catastrophe in your dream represents sudden instability and upheaval in your walking life. You are feeling extremely anxious about the unknown changes that are in store for you.

How can something so terrible, as death, mean something positive? even if it does, I do not like dreaming about me or others dying. I wish I could do something about it.

Well, these are just the most weirdest things about my dreams. There have been few with numbers. I once had a dream where somehow everything was about number 12. It was the most important thing and it was dominating throughout the whole dream. I've also had a dream (in a terrible time of my life) when my dead grandpa put his hand on mine and said: "Don't worry, everything's going to be ok." That was sweet, but still - odd, because he knew what was going on with me.

Do you believe in those dream translations? Or do you think it's just a bunch of crap? And please tell me you also have strange dreams, otherwise I'll feel like a complete weirdo.

Take care,