Thursday, August 2, 2012

Oh god no, not the dream

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If you want no one to read your blog post, start it like this: 

“I had this really interesting dream last night...”

Few things can make me run (screaming inwardly) from a room than when someone sits down to tell me their dream. And yet. I had this really interesting dream last night. Which I will condense to two sentences so you don't run screaming from the room.

Okay, ready?

I went into a large building; the farther I got into the building, the more the rooms became narrow and cramped and felt icky. There were also carnival rides in the different rooms. I didn't like how it felt, but I knew there was something really, really cool on the other side of the building that was worth getting to, so I decided to retrace my steps, exit the building and walk around it.

Then my son came into the room and woke me up. He climbed into the bed, fell asleep and proceeded to sporadically kick me for the next 30 minutes. So I got up and took him back to his room and finally fell back asleep several hours (20 minutes) later.

And then I had almost the same dream again.

I was in yet another carnivalesque building with small, narrow passageways and it felt icky, so I backed out and went around it. Because I knew there was something really, really good on the other side.

Okay, that was six sentences. I lied. But I got you to read it!

Now, here's the part that makes it interesting. Before I went to bed, I was feeling weighed down by life. Just so tired of dealing with this dark, twisted energy of the criminal investigation and all that goes with it. It feels oppressive and never-ending. So I offered up a prayer. “Can you please give me a glimpse of what lies ahead for me, something positive, to give me the energy to keep moving forward?”

Then I fell asleep and had two dreams of being in buildings with dark, twisted hallways that felt oppressive. Both times I backed out and went around so I could get to.....what?

What was on the other side that I was so eager to get to?

I. Don't. Remember!!

That is not cool! That's the whole reason I had these dreams! To see what was on the other side.

Alas. I'll try again tonight, but in the meantime I've decided to put it up for a vote. I love a democratic process.

So tell me. What was on the other side of the building?

Best answer wins my devotion for life (especially if the answer involves Colin Firth). x


43 comments:

  1. You know that in dreams, rooms often represent different facets of yourself?
    To dream of a hallway represents self exploration, the beginning of the path that you are taking in life. You're going through a transitional phase and journeying into the unknown. It also signals spiritual enlightenment, emotional growth, physical prowess, and new opportunities in your life.
    To dream that you are walking through a long hallway means an escape from your behavior patterns, a need to free yourself.
    To dream of a dark hallway means that you have many worries about your future, and may not have made good choices in the past.
    Sound about right?

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  2. Um...okay, but what about Colin Firth?

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    1. I think he's waiting in the bedroom. You better hurry.

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    3. Devotion. For. Life!!

      Not that you hadn't already earned that... x

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  3. Aargh I don't have any kind of answer (am kind of brain dead today) but whatever is on the other side, it must be AWESOME!

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    1. Colin Firth awesome? Or maybe book published awesome? x

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  4. Hawaii. With Colin Firth.

    Or Palm Cove. With Colin Firth.

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    1. Yes!! I'll take Palm Cove with Colin Firth for $500, Alex.

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  5. A cosy three bedroom in Adelaide, right around the corner from me.

    With Colin Firth.

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    1. Aw, love!

      Do you think Colin can downsize to 3 bedrooms? Or will he need the villa down the street?

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  6. Yep I reckon Colin Firth is on the other side.... maybe he will meet you in Sydney? Anyhow... at least your dream wasn't like mine! (haha) I dreamt I was being strangled.... then I woke up and I was being strangled .... by my own hand!! Scary until I realised I was strangling myself!

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    1. Oh wow! What an un-fun dream. I think it means you need to spend more time playing WWF with me (and Colin Firth). x

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  7. You did ask for a glimpse of what is ahead of you, right?

    I guess, that's what you got... a glimpse. Now you know there's something really cool and good on the other side. Yay!

    You can take comfort in the fact that knowing any more would spoil the surprise. And I'm guessing that you're already half around the building anyway...

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    1. Teach me to watch my words, huh? Next time I'll ask for a 3-D full-screen presentation! But yes, I imagine I'm almost to the other side.
      Thanks for stopping by. x

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  8. Maybe Sedona is on the other side...want to come to a yoga/writing retreat in Oct.? Can't promise Colin Firth will be there, but I wouldn't put it past him! ^_^!

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    1. How cool would that be? I would so love that. x

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  9. Colin Firth - drool. Sorry now back to your dream. Colin Firth - drooling. Snap back to it Kakka, okay, I have deliberately not read anyone else's comments, so sorry if I am repeating something someone else said.

    FREEDOM. HAPPINESS. LIGHTNESS OF BEING. OH AND COLIN FIRTH (especially as Mr Darcy - drool some more).

    Who knew we had so much in common K? Hugs from Perth xxx

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    1. Love it, K!! And yes, fine minds lust alike...oops, I mean think alike. Happy to share Mr. Darcy with you. x

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  10. I reckon Freedom & happiness are waiting on the other side. And Colin Firth has a red rose for you.

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    1. Just realised I said the same as Kakka. Great minds think alike :)

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    2. Considering this is a democratic process, I like that you said the same thing! :p
      xoxo

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  11. What was on the other side? Something new and wonderful - potential. Potential has not form or body because it has all forms and all bodies. You can't see it. But you know it's there.

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    1. So, in other words, what you're saying is that what's on the other side has to do with the potential of a lot of bodies? Cool.

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  12. Maybe the freak show was on the other side and there was a really cool freak who looked just like Colin Firth, except for the tattoos and geekish tendencies.

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    1. Hmmmm...I think I've had a little too much geek in my past. Though tattoos would be new. ;)

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  13. On the contrary to not being cool, that is SO cool! I love that when you ask, you receive answers. Everyone should listen to the message for themselves in this post that you have so effortlessly offered up. Wishing you days of roomy rooms and light, breezy hallways. xxxxx

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    1. Whatever you have to say, it always makes me feel so good. Thanks for that, sweets. Okay now, I'm off in search of roomy rooms and light! x

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  14. Okay. I win here. Colin Firth lives near me. No shit.

    Oh, and on the other side is a brand new shiny wetsuit, just for you.

    LCM x

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    1. Um, packing now and on my way for a visit. Prepare the guest room please.

      You know, I've never worn a wetsuit. I find even the thought a little frightening.

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    2. Wetsuits are fabulous, they hide (literally) any flaw, hold in the flab, smooth out the bumpy bits and, uhmm, make you sweat.
      On the downside, getting them on is - how can I put this - challenging.

      Probably why I have not taken mine off yet. Well, in my avatar at any rate.

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  15. On the other side.. at the airport on a plane to your most desired destination, never having to come back to this again!

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    1. Devotion for life. You've just earned it! x

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  16. I don't have time here and so I didn't read your whole post. But I just want to say this. My son-in-law says that when you dream of a building, the building is you. Think about it.

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    1. I've heard lots of different possible interpretations. The one that makes the most sense to me is to think about what the building (or whatever) reminds the dreamer of. What associations come to mind. But that's a common one, that the rooms in a building represent different aspects of the self.

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  17. I think it is home. Maybe your childhood home. Someplace that represents safety and fun all things good. I think that is maybe why it has a carnival feel to it, because those are fun and come from the place of your youth. So, that is my guess.

    I am also just letting you know that I am dedicating to you this week a piece of footage in my HERE'S TO YOU POST. I used to do this post faithfully each week, but I have gotten slack. Now, I just do it as often as I can. I hope you like it!

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    1. Hi Robin, thanks so much for thinking of me! Unfortunately, I couldn't get the footage to load so I couldn't view it. :(

      I'll try again from a different device to see if it works. I'm curious to see it. Thanks again. x

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  18. I think it means Colin Firth is currently mid-roasting the perfect s'more for you.

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  19. Colin Firth lies on the other side. Literally, on his side, wearing nothing but your published book, strategically placed.

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    1. ROFL! Ok, this even beats Colin Firth with smores. We have a new winner!! x

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  20. Peace is on the other side. Peace of mind, peace away from all the hoopla. Hate to break it to you. I see Jude Law there.

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    1. I reckon I could share a hammock with Jude Law. x

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