dreams [7/365]

by Sherry Hill January. 07, 2019 267 views
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[old barn]

i have a recurring theme in my dreams.. i am always in large building structures.. sometimes they are barns, storage buildings, houses.. i am always wandering thru the maze of rooms, hallways, stairs that lead to odd cubby holes and closets.. so many doors, so many rooms.. it's always night time and i'm exploring the rooms.. sometimes i find objects from my childhood, sometimes i'm hiding..

i love to dissect my dreams.. i think they are coming to me for a reason, something to learn from..

i believe that houses in dreams are the mind.. many rooms, many areas of the mind.. closets are things we want to hide away.. things we hold secret and don't want to share.. attics are your higher conscious and basements things we suppress.. sometimes there are strangers in my dreams [why do i allow people in that cause me dis-ease?] and sometimes i'm hiding in these dark, damp back rooms [take note of who i'm hiding from].. there are so many symbols that i take note of.. the colours of the walls, the time of day, the objects.. it's fascinating how the sub conscious mind talks to you while you sleep..

of course, this is just my thoughts and beliefs.. i grew up in a place and culture that has strong beliefs and an almost magical way of honouring the inner self.. dreams are more than random blips, they are visions into a deeper realm..

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Bethany Plonski 10 months, 1 week ago

This is such a beautiful photo, and I love that you treat your dreams with reverence. I used to think mine were just weird (or worse, when I had recurrent nightmares), but about 5 years ago I started learning to interpret them and pay attention to their language of symbols and images. It has honestly been of the most fascinating and meaningful things I have experienced in my life. Always glad to meet a fellow dreamer. blue heart

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Sherry Hill Replied to Bethany Plonski 10 months, 1 week ago

[this makes me smile] do you keep a dream journal? one book i love to reference is Dreams by Mary Summer Rain..

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Sherry Hill 10 months, 1 week ago

I sure do - on paper and in a journal app for when I don't have enough time to write them out by hand in the mornings. I haven't read that book, but I will definitely check it out. I love reading anything about dreams!smile I use a website called Dreamhawk for reference if I can't find a personal association to a particular image. Right now I'm reading a book called Night Thoughts by Sarah Arvio, which is a combination of poetry and narrative about a woman who started analyzing her dreams in therapy. It's rooted in a personal trauma, so it's dark, but you really get the sense of unraveling a mystery with her while she figures out why she's having her particular nightmares and visions. I think nightmares are all about something that needs to heal.

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Sherry Hill Replied to Bethany Plonski 10 months, 1 week ago

that book sounds like something i would enjoy reading.. going to check it out now.. as well as the website.. 
dreams for me are something worth exploring..

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Sherry Hill 10 months ago

If you end up reading it, I'd love to know how you liked it. I just ordered a copy of Dreams today!

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Sherry Hill Replied to Bethany Plonski 10 months ago

i got the kindle version yesterday and last night i had a cocktail and read thru all the dream poems, i love it! i wrote all kinds of notes and highlights thru out it..
today i will start on the narrative part..
which reminds me, i need to write down last nights dreams.. they were a "long, continuous, wake up, fall back to sleep, pick back up on the same dream all night long" dream

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Sherry Hill 10 months ago

Oh good! I'm so glad you are enjoying it so far. I thought the narrative part was really interesting too. There were a lot of things that surprised me there. It really makes me think about how amazing the mind is, and how complicated and delicate every person's life is.
I love that kind of long continuous dream! Lately I've only been able to remember fragments. Some people say that even when you remember having several different dreams each night, they are still connected or part of the same larger one. It can be hard to figure out the connection though.

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Joe Zink 10 months, 1 week ago

Bring me all of your dreams,
You dreamer,
Bring me all your
Heart melodies
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers
Of the world.
A poem by Langston Hughes, called the Dream Keeper

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Sherry Hill Replied to Joe Zink 10 months, 1 week ago

ohhhh i like that poem..

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