Analyze this

Dream of April 17, 2009

I lived in an old storefront
converted into a house.
It was in a small strip mall built in the 1940โ€™s
with little shops on either side of me

for some reason my sister lived with me
I was napping on my red couch
she ordered me to get rid of the clutter
because someone was coming over
I told her she annoyed me
that it was my house
she said the furniture wasnโ€™t in the right place
so I moved the furniture
to please her
all the while grumbling and cursing.

Then I was out on the beach
there were many artists with easels painting
there was a large building with pillars
I remember walking through the pillars
and wondering why this building was there.

Further up from the beach
I walked on a very wet trail
along a high cliff
I was taking pictures of the artists on the beach
and the scenes in the distance they were painting
I walked some more and was in a very precarious position
the ground was too wet to go further
I slipped
there were rocks below
so I went back to a safer position
and took more pictures
of the scene in the distance…..
There were enormous boulders creating sort of an island
with a huge castle-like building with pillars

I went back to the building on the beach
to get photos close-up of the artists and their paintings

By then, theyโ€™d all gone
Only one person left
I was getting closer to her painting
It was large, perhaps 48 x 48,
it appeared to be an abstract
of the outdoor scene with different shades of blue

then I woke up

FYI: I felt I had to write the events of this dream down as I had a very strange feeling after waking up. Not a bad feeling, just a strange one. The dream was very vivid to me. It was during a two hour nap today from 10:30 am to 12:50 pm. Usually my naps are 20 to 30 minutes. This sleep obviously was a very deep one. Does anyone out there analyze dreams?

About pam

I am retired from real 9 to 5 jobs. I do my artwork and occasionally write poetry. In September 2010, I moved to Fargo, ND after spending 60 years in Phoenix, Arizona. Now, five years later, July 2015, I'm back in Arizona. And yes, I love the heat!
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42 Responses to Analyze this

  1. L2D2 says:

    No dream analyzer here, but sounds like a person who is more of an observer than a participant in whatever.

  2. PainterWoman says:

    Carol, thanks for the link. I went to the translator and put in my dream but it wanted my email address for the results. Linda, hmmmmm, I'll have to think about that.I just went to a used bookstore called Bookman's. They take in books too and you can either get money or a store credit. I'm finally going through some of my books and took in 7. The cash back was only $7.50 but the store credit was $23, so I took the credit because I wanted to look for a book on dreams. Went to the psychology section and found a huge, hard bound book on 20,000 dreams for $13 but got it free with the store credit and still have $10 left on the credit. Will do some reading in it tonight.

  3. Dacotah says:

    You are welcome.

  4. ellinidata says:

    you need change in your life that does not include family members to participatemaybe a search for a trip with artists will be perfect for you!red is fast,getting rid of a big piece of furniture is a big change…photos its a new look for you next lifes' major change! what ever you are planning I wish you success ! :heart:

  5. PainterWoman says:

    Interesting Angeliki. Thanks. For a couple of years, I've wanted to get rid of the large, puffy, dark green couch that was given to me. It's a queen size hide-a-bed couch but is just too big. I took it because I needed a couch and I thought I'd have people stay with me. No one stays here. They always stay at the big house…my ex's. I looked up 'pillars' on an online dream site and it said it meant I, or someone in my life was very strong. But it also is a phallic symbol. So either I'm a pillar of strength or I need a man. ๐Ÿ˜†

  6. PainterWoman says:

    ๐Ÿ˜† But I won't say I NEED one. Instead I'll say I'd love one.

  7. L2D2 says:

    Maybe both?

  8. L2D2 says:

    Well, for medicinal purposes only?:lol:

  9. gdare says:

    Dreams… sometimes I have very striking ones but most of the time I forget them during morning. I am not good in explaining them nor I was to much interested. They are always around.This is one I dreamt 9 years ago. was very strong and I remembered him few days, then decided to write it down. There are few more of them but will need translation ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. L2D2 says:

    I never remember my dreams. Sometimes I remember for a few seconds as I wake up, but then it is gone forever. Never have understood why I can't remember and describe dreams as other people do. But, all the dreams I remember at all are nightmares, so I guess my subconscious is burying them. I DO have a couple or three recurring dreams that I have had off and on all my life. Can't even describe one of them. They are all scary.:eyes: :insane: :faint:

  11. PainterWoman says:

    Linda, a man for medicinal purposes? Hmmmmm…..Darko, thanks for the link. I just left a comment. I think dreams are our subconscience working on us and trying to tell us something. Have always believed that. I have a notebook somewhere that I wrote about a bunch of them. Haven't had a vivid one in along time like I did today. When I woke up, I had to look outside. I guess I thought I was going to be by the beach. I love the beach, looking at it, wading in the water or walking in the sand barefoot, looking for rocks and shells but will not swim in the water.

  12. ricewood says:

    I just think your muse showed you a way to paint

  13. PainterWoman says:

    There is one scene that has occurred three times in my dreams. I'm in a large white house with many floors and rooms. The house continues down into a cavernous basement with a long spiral staircase that goes on forever. There's doors to other rooms everywhere. I think I'm looking for someone or something. This dream always scares me a bit because the first time I had it was after I'd read one of Dean R. Koonz novels. This was the fourth one of his I'd read…..and the last. It gave me the creeps. If I remember, it was called Hideaway and there was a cavernous area underneath a rollercoaster ride. It was the area where the cars were rolled down into for storage or to be worked on. There was another cavern underneath this area and that was where other things happened that I won't even go into. I vowed to never read another one of his books. His other ones I read were more Sci Fi and not so gruesome and frightening.

  14. L2D2 says:

    I haven't read too many of his books. I used to love Stephen King, and I still do, but I can't enjoy the horror ones like I used to. The last King novels I read was the Dark Tower series and I really enjoyed that, but I can't handle most monster books and movies anymore. I have some Dean Koontz novels that I haven't read and have had on hand for at least two years. May not ever read them. I love science fiction, but not horror.One of my recurring dreams is about crossing a wooden bridge in a car and the bridge has lots of broken and missing boards. My dad is going very slowly and I am scared so badly when I look down at the holes and broken boards that I wake up with my heart beating like a trip hammer. :yikes: :no:

  15. PainterWoman says:

    Allan, I think you may be right. Linda, I've had dreams about crossing bridges and never reaching the other side.

  16. PainterWoman says:

    ๐Ÿ˜† Well, if I'd eaten something spicey it would have given me much more than a weird dream. Have never handled spicey foods well. All I think I had was toast and coffee for breakfast.

  17. edwardpiercy says:

    Too much spicey food before the nap. :p

  18. PainterWoman says:

    That's the thing about dogs. They get you up between 5am and 7am. Got up this am to three piles of loose you know what. Let both dogs out, then noticed Camie eating grass which meant she had an upset tummy. Thought I'd left her out long enough but as soon as she came back in, she puked up grass twice and in the same area where I had just cleaned up the poop.I had a pleasant morning.

  19. edwardpiercy says:

    Ah, dee klassic toast und kaffee dream. I seeee.

  20. L2D2 says:

    You mean you actually EAT BREAKFAST? Breakfast has been eluding me for at least 50 years. Could be because I get up at 1 p.m.?:lol:

  21. edwardpiercy says:

    I don't know why dogs eat grass when they always end up puking it up 15 minutes later.Maybe the puking is part of the therapy?

  22. PainterWoman says:

    Not sure what Camie ate yesterday or the night before to make her tummy so upset. I did give both of them a few pieces of bread from my sandwich. Have always done that and never had this reaction from her. Since they're both getting older, I won't do that anymore.

  23. L2D2 says:

    Cats also eat grass. Wikipedia says some researchers believe that cats and dogs eat grass to use as an emetic, in other words, to make them throw up when they are ill. :sherlock:

  24. L2D2 says:

    That is about right for me too, Glenyce. ๐Ÿ˜† Most vivid dream I remember was in living color. I lived in a garage apt. that had stairs from ground to the apt. Had dream of some guy creeping up the stairs wearing a vividly-colored Hawaiian shirt, all in bright blue, yellow and red. He was coming after me. Woke myself with the fear but remember that shirt to this day.

  25. PainterWoman says:

    ๐Ÿ˜€ Glenyce, I can remember my dreams very well most of the time. I won't even get into the horny ones but they always involved the man I was involved with for nine years. Linda, speaking of Hawaiian shirts…..he wore them all the time. :eyes: As big of a womanizer as he turned out to be, who knows, he might have been in Texas.

  26. PainterWoman says:

    Oh, I thought this was a recent dream Linda or, at least, in the last 20 years. Linda and Glenyce, I've been looking up things in my new book on dreams. I'll have to do another post on dreams and tell a few of the definitions it lists. It's kind of generic but with over 500 pages it has lots of info.

  27. L2D2 says:

    That might be fun.

  28. L2D2 says:

    ๐Ÿ˜† I sure hope not. He would have to have been 200 to have been your beau. This happened when I was 18. Never quite knew who the feller was coming up those stairs, but in the dream I knew he was going to break in and hurt me.

  29. PainterWoman says:

    Exactly Leazz. I've been thinking about this dream for a couple of days now.

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  32. nopanic says:

    There is a house in your dreams:From the soul is our personality perspective on housing, we have created ourselves here on Earth and through which we live our earthly lives. In dreams, our personality be manufactured as a dwelling. A dwelling will often be a house, but it can also be a tent or a castle. When housing is in your dreams, you have the opportunity to see how your personality is constructed.And you walk by the sea in your dreams:Water is liquid, and as a symbol of emotions, it means that the emotions in their natural state is in constant flux – as a response to what we experience as a susceptibility of energy that can be channeled in different directions. If a feeling is naturally available, it is "floating", and will among others say that it disappears by itself if you let it be, and is followed by a second.The liquid can be seen as a property which is in contrast to the flat, which symbolizes a solid personality who is keen to preserve its diversity in relation to others and perceive the world as consisting of separate, discrete things that we can only know something about if one pill from each other or even open your mouth and say a few words.Conversely, everything that is or will be floating in a dream to tell about our ability to effect the emotions to live ourselves into others feel connected, be part of a mood, it could mark a radiance, inclusive movement and changing and respond to a situation in accordance with our feelings.These words are from a Danish site about dreams:ยดve always been interested in analyzing dreams. My Dad did it a lot and told me a lot about symbols in dreams. It was like listening to fairy tales :)I use this site a lot at the moment because one of the caracters in my next painting, Claudia, the daughter of Yvonne has very visionary dreams ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. PainterWoman says:

    Wow, Nic, thank you. This is all so very interesting to me. I knew the sea had to be important because their's been images of the beach and water in other dreams but that's all I remember of those. Almost every aspect of this one was so vivid it was like I was actually living it. I think this is why I felt so odd when I woke up.

  34. Moabdul says:

    I'm not so much into analyzing dreams and what lays beneath them. But I think this dream overall is a good dream telling good things.I believe the pillars are the men in your life, but I don't think the dream is telling you that you need a man.The location of the dream is very calm, a house on the beach and you are napping.. it means you are relaxed and feeling safe.You're sister living with you, I guess it means the strong realtion between you and your origins, and that your family helps you make changes in your life, that what changing furniture means.Climbing a cliff means that you are rising, reaching a high level in your life, yoou are doing it, or did it, the hard way. And finally you managed to look over your life from there so you can evaluate and assess.The artist you got closer too is yourself, and the painting is how you look at your art.. I understood that your favorite color was blue.. so tones of blue in this abstract painting of the view.. it shows how content you are about your art.It's a good dream I think.

  35. nopanic says:

    Youยดre welcomeI look forward to see what creations of yours that might come out of this ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. PainterWoman says:

    Mays, thank you for your input. It's all still a great puzzle. But I too think it was a good dream, trying to tell me something. I really liked what you said about being on the cliff and looking over my life.

  37. Suntana says:

    I have no idea what it could possibly mean, Pam. But, I'm curious. Is that a painting or a photo? If it is a painting, is it by you?

  38. PainterWoman says:

    That is a photo my daughter and her husband took when they were in Cancun. The whole scene, except for the wood railing and palm trees on the cliff, was pretty close to what I saw in my dream.

  39. Suntana says:

    HAD you previously seen the photo … before your dream?

  40. PainterWoman says:

    Probably about three years ago when she sent it to me after their Honeymoon trip to Cancun. It's in my photo 'scenery' album and I hadn't looked at it for quite a while. I wanted to include a picture in the post and had looked through 'my art' album thinking I'd taken a photo of two paintings I've done all in shades of blue. When I realized they had not been photographed yet, I started looking through scenery photos and thought this one was strikingly like a scene in my dream.

  41. Suntana says:

    Amazing how much detail we can remember without really realizing it.

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