Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Spider and the Fly

I'm not sure about you, but I am a dreamer. I dream a lot (in my sleep), and I typically remember a lot of them. I used to keep a dream journal to keep track of my dreams, and over the years I've had some crazy dreams. Shrinking rooms ... gun fights ... a snake wearing a tie rolling a donut (Dude, wait ... what?). And this week has been no exception.

I went to sleep the other night and my back was just killing me. I guess a combination of that, and having a lot on my mind, resulted in this dream. I dreamt that I had been bitten by a spider, and that it had laid eggs inside my back (Eeeewwwww gross, right?!). Then, as the lump in my back got bigger, I had to have someone cut my back open, and all I can remember from the dream was hundreds of tiny spiders crawling out of my back and me screaming ... "Get them out, get them out."

Seriously. What the heck?

So I pulled up this dream dictionary and searched "spiders" and "dreams" ... and look at what I found!

(Dream Dictionary: http://www.unclesirbobby.org.uk/dreamessayspider.php)

SPIDERS: Spiders are a little like snakes in that they usually refer to something bad in your life. They will usually refer to some situation where you feel trapped or stuck. Perhaps you dislike your job and wish to move to something more interesting. Perhaps you feel stuck in a relationship. Just think of those emotions about being caught in a spiders web. Where do you feel that same sense in real life or been unable to move.

QUESTIONS: to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Do you feel stuck in some relationship?
- Are there some responsibilities that are holding you back?
- Do you feel unable to escape some situation or relationship?
- Are you wanting to make a decision but unable to right now?
- Do you feel trapped right now?

KEY WORDS: Stuck, trapping, depression, lack of freedom, responsibilities holding you back, unable to escape, wary(write down some quotes that capture your key feelings on issues that have been dominating your mind. Then see if any of these words could appear in those quotes)

KEY PHRASES:(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I feel trapped in depression"
- "My family will just not let me have my freedom"
- "I don’t feel she can ever escape from this situation she has got herself in"
- "This problem is dominating all aspects of my life"
- "I feel trapped in my job"
- "I have not got the freedom to do that because of my responsibilities"
- "I am just stuck here"
- "I feel unable to make a decision"
- "I am trying to entice them"
- "I have finally got my man!"

Wow. This is all so very interesting to me, seeing as I just let go of something in my life, and am in the process of letting go of other things that are associated with it. It is just remarkable to me when you stop and think about how the brain works. That it could associate spiders being released from my body as letting go of something that is holding me back. The mind most certainly works in mysterious ways!

So ... have you had any interesting dreams lately? Do tell! And hopefully they are not as crazy and dramatic as mine seem to be lately!



  1. Yes, I have some dreams and yes they are crazy! #Can't Tell, I can't make sense of what the images are. #NoIHaveNotBeenDoingNarcotics

  2. For all fellow dreamers out there - sometimes working through the "crazy and dramatic" dreams can bring about the most positive change. Welcome them, work with them and you can transform your life if you honor their (your) wisdom! Educate yourself, learn from experts, read the great thought leaders in the field, and enjoy the journey. ~Wishing you important dreams~

  3. Some people dream in black and white while others dream in full color. Do you have any explaination as to why this is? Which category did your dream fall into? Most of the time I can not fully remember my dreams the next morning. But I must say, your dream trumps most of mine. Dreams are a wonderful way our minds have of expressing our inner most thoughts.

    Do you remember the song "Dream Weaver" by Gary Wright? Hmmm, worthy of a Retro Friday?