Last month I was asked for a dream interpretation involving dream symbols of houses, storms and lightening.
The dream is as follows:
“In the dream i am with a lady friend and we are walking down a road near the home where i use to live. In the distance i see a terrifying storm cloud gather. I grab her hand and run towards to my old house. As I run to the house for protection, my lady friend goes to go in house next door and a lightning bolt just misses her, she is ok,then the storm quickly vanishes.I find this a very deep dream,would you be able to interpretate this for me?”
I can give you some impressions and thoughts on your dream, but ultimately only you can interpret the dream.
Dreams are messages from our own consciousness, and they dance within the context of our own lives – therefore it’s impossible for anyone but you to be able to glean the full, true meaning of the dream.
I’ll give you some ideas about the symbols in your dreams. After thinking and meditating upon these symbols, I’m sure you will be able to formulate some answers from you psyche.
Let’s take your dream bit by bit, delving deep into each symbol.
You and your lady are on a a road. Roads in dreams are symbolic of direction, navigation, purpose, goals, and destinations.
When we are moving in an easterly direction in dreams it is symbolic of communications, new beginnings and matters of the spirit, as we symbolically see the sun rising in the east.
Dreaming of houses deals with the body, as well as a desire for security and safety. The condition of the house in your dream represents how you truly feel about your current situation. If the house is in ill-repair or disarray, you need to take a close look at your health. If you are building a House, you should expect visits from old friends and you’ll make new friends. A picture-perfect house means you are ready to settle down into a more stable situation. In your case, a familiar house indicates a need to get back to your roots, surround yourself with comfort, create an environment of stability, as well as people and situations that make you feel safe/taken care of.
Interpreting storms in dreams gets tricky. My symbolic lexicon identifies thoughts with sky and clouds as the element of air runs a symbolic parallel with thoughts and the cosmic consciousness.
That a storm is brewing in your dreams may indicate challenges, problems, mis-communication, misunderstanding, or conflict within the mind. This may include an inability to make a decision or holding grudges (just as clouds accumulate, so too do thoughts).
Rain storms are symbolic of water, and water symbolism deals with cleansing and emotional stirrings. The dream may indicate an accumulation of unclear thoughts need to be washed away from your psyche in order to continue on your path.
Lightning is symbolic of a stroke of genius, clarity, or ephiphany. It is also symbolic of action, power, and masculinity. Many dream interpreters consider it to be a spiritual oracle as native peoples have established lightning as a “sign from the gods” in cosmic consciousness.
I believe if you think about all of these dream symbols, and really invest the time to gather your own personal understanding of them and how they relate to your life experience, I know you will find profound meaning in your dream.
Dreams are windows into another world of knowledge. When we take the time to meditate upon the meanings of our dreams in relation to our lives, we are looking into a bigger picture that provides us with incredible insight.
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