Please read From Temp Work To The Gas Chamber before reading this post (if you haven’t already) for it will make more sense.
I HAVE DREAMS, DREAMS TO REMEMBER
I believe strongly in dreams and meanings they hold. When I have a specific dream, such as the one told in the previous post, I try to remember as much as I can, but mostly the symbol in the dream. Most the time, the symbol without the “what was happening at the time” don’t do much for understanding the dream. But sometimes symbols without the why or where can explain a lot.
Not very often can I write down my dream in such a manner in which a story is being told. Most of the time, I remember fragments of the dream and try to piece together the meaning from what I remember. However, with this one, it was detailed and I was afforded an opportunity to write down every detail. I looked up the meaning of the blue dress, but it did not fit into my situation at the present time, therefore, I have omitted from this post. All other aspects of the dream will be mentioned here.
BACKSTORY FOR THE FRONT STORY
There’s a funny line in The Lion King in which Timon says,
But we all know that Pumba gets it mixed up and says, “put your past in your behind“. I actually like this one better. Anyloo. Last year I left a good company. The job was umph, but the company was a good company to work for and stay at. I left because I felt the position wasn’t going anywhere, especially with the change that took place in my department. I have tried to put this past in my behind, but it seems to haunt me everyday. Everyday I fail at getting a certain job, I’m reminded of how I should have stayed and toughed it out.
It’s been over a year (I left the company in May 2016) and I’m still haunted by my decision. Now I’m at another work decision making crossroad and I believe this where the dream came from.
SYMBOLISM AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
I visit www.dreammoods.com quite often to decipher my dreams. It’s been pretty accurate in the six years I’ve visited the site to clarification on my dreams. The symbols and meanings written here come straight from the site. Most have been edited for a lot of the interpretation does not apply to my situation at the time, but as a whole, they give a clear picture of my inner struggle. What I write in italics are my thoughts on the dream’s symbols.
To dream that you are looking for a job suggests that you are feeling unfulfilled and frustrated in a current phase of your life.
If you are currently unemployed, but dream that you have a job, then the dream may be one of encouragement of your job outlook. You need to remain motivated and don’t give up.
This one is interesting. Let’s take the first part. Yes, I am unfulfilled, but mostly with my current job. I should never have taken it, but what was told to me was not what was presented. What I applied for is not what I’m doing. I took a job many years ago in which it was a bait and switch job. I’ve fallen for the trap again. I’m starting to feel like I can’t get out. But the second part of the interpretation gives me hope. I do have to keep going.
To dream that you are in a post office signifies an important message from your subconscious or inner wisdom. It may relate to your need to reach out and communicate with others.
I’m not in a post office in my dream, but the next assignment is working in a post office. I still found this interpretation significant. I’m not one to reach out. I bottle things up, play the game and hope for the best. My current situation at work and the job has had me lose a lot of myself. I feel I’m getting dumber by the day. I’m in a role that is not for me and I should have never taken just because it was the only one presented to me. Sometimes when you’re looking for a way out, you walk blindly into a trap that, if you had your eyes open, you would seen it for what it was. Not only is love blind, but desperation is equally blind.
To dream about time indicates your fears of not being able to cope with the pressures and stresses of everyday life. If time is flying or moving slowly, then it is analogous to aging and growing old.
This couldn’t be more truer than it is at this moment. And when I saw moment, I do mean this moment, as I’m typing and thinking. I feel like my life is wasting away. This all goes back to the bad decision I made last year. I know I should let it go, but that decision has caused nothing by a domino affect since.
To dream that you do not have enough time signifies stress, anxiety and fear. You may feel that time is running out in a business or personal matter.
This applies to both business (work) and personal.
To see or wear a coat in your dream symbolizes your protectiveness and defensive persona. You may be isolating yourself.
The coast was tweed/wool in my dream. These are two very strong materials.
To dream that a coat is old, worn, or shabby suggests that you are feeling down on yourself
Again, we go back to this applying to both work and personal. I bolded old due to the coast being from the 1950’s but it was in great shape. So it could that although I’m feeling down on myself, I’m still strong (tweed / wool).
To see children in your dream signify an aspect of yourself and your childlike qualities. You may be retreating back to a childlike state and longing for the past. You are trying to still satisfy repressed desires and unfulfilled hopes. Perhaps there is something that you need to see grow and nurture. Take some time off and cater to the inner child within. Alternatively, the dream may be highlighting your innocence, purity, simplicity, and carefree attitude.
The older I get the more I do think about my childhood and how the decisions I’ve made many, many years ago could possibly be the reason I’m where I’m at now. I’ve never been good at making decisions for I leap blindly. I magnify the good in something without doing the same for the bad. Because I have realized this aspect of myself, now I spend too much time thinking about something. Over thinking to the point, I begin to see the good in what’s bad and the bad in what’s good. Oy vey!
To see a queen in your dream symbolizes intuition, personal growth, power and influence.
To see a king in your dream indicates that success and prestige are within reach. You will rise above your problems and adversities. The king is symbolic of power and control.
Since both were killed in my dream, this means everything I thought I had has died. I no longer hold what the king and queen represent in a dream in my waking life and soul.
The king dying represents what I am feeling: a lost soul. Somewhere along the way, because of my bad decisions, I feel like I’m stuck walking in a circle and just when I see a way out, that door leads right back to the circle.
To dream of death, represents what I just said above regarding the king and queen and what they hold being dead or dying inside of me:
To see someone dying in your dream signifies that your feelings for that person are dead or that a significant change/loss is occurring in your relationship with that person.
I believe the person is me. I’ve lost me and I need to find me. This is one reason I stopped doing podcasts. Although I enjoyed doing them, they weren’t me. Writing is me. Expressing myself, as I am here, through written words is me. My goal is to get paid to write.
To dream that you are on a game show suggests that you need to change some aspect of your life around. You may be experiencing feelings of uncertainty and what the future may hold. Consider the type of game show or the name of the game show. What are you playing for and what is its significance relative to your waking life
Regarding the game show; it was someone determining what happens to me, even if that person was a child. I need to stop letting others make decisions for me and I make my own. I need to make decisions for great good. I need to look at the long term goal instead of the short term stability.
To dream that you or someone is in the gas chamber suggests that you need to get rid of something in your life that is causing you much sickness, distress, or negativity. It is even harmful to your well-being.
There isn’t anything more I could add to this that I haven’t already said. This is so self explanatory, it might as well drop the mic and walk away.
THE END RESULT
This dream has spoken to me like no other. I think the fact that I was able to remember so much signifies a great deal right there. The different symbols within the dream is basically telling me to stop feeling sorry for myself, I have to put my past in my behind and decisions I’ve made in the past (even a year ago) don’t defy me today or tomorrow. I need to learn from them and move on. I need to take bigger risks and stop playing it safe so much. I may be older, but I’m not out. As long as I can get up in the mornings I have a chance at making things better for myself.