Spaceships and Spiritual Journeys


Dreams sometimes come up all crazy.  We wake up with the “why the heck did I dream about that” feeling and often blame the craziness on the burritos we had before bed.  Not so!  Our most weirdest dreams often have the most important messages. 

Think about dreams as a puzzle with odd colorful pieces that do not seem to fit (and you do not have the original picture to work with).  Yet, as you work on your puzzle, you start to see a picture, and finally towards the end, you come up with something you would have never imagined.  

My job as a dream interpreter is to assist you in putting those pieces together, assist being the operative word, because, in truth, you DO have the original picture somewhere in your subconscious.

This week’s dream comes from Jen Land.  Jen is the founder of The Progressive Mama Revolution, she is a parent educator, mama, wife, and a homeschooler.  She spends most of her days with her children, and according to what I see in these dreams, I think it is time to spend a little time just with herself.  Find out what  an Alien invasion has to do with “me time” and more.

The Dream (s)

 (2)I looked out the window and saw this large silver strange orb shaped  “spaceship” hurling towards the earth. I started getting scared and worried and I ran to tell someone. When I went back to the door I saw people’s walking around outside and their stuff on the lawn. For a flash I thought that the crazy people were having a garage sale, but then I realized that the people were scrambling around getting their stuff together. Everyone was getting ready to get on the government buses that had pulled up outside. I knew that it meant we had to pack a small bag and go. We were scrambling around and trying to get clothes, pj’s and some small valuables. I was a bit sad and scared to be leaving everything. I wasn’t sure if I would see it again.

A female government official showed up in my house and said we should try to gather up stuff and get on the bus, they would be taking us to a hotel. I told her that my friend had said she had hoped that if we were ever visited by people of another planet that they would be more evolved, and thus very peaceful, loving people. The government women replied “I doubt it. That silver part you saw, that was a war shield.”. I remember thinking “Oh shit.” and getting really worried. I wondered what the unknown people would do once they realized that the ship crashed here. Even if the government surrounded and contained the ship, the “space people” would worry about what happened to their aircraft.

I continued to scramble and get stuff together when my thoughts turned to my parents. I knew the officials wouldn’t allow me to make a call so I snuck away in a closet and called my mother quickly. I was crying then and told her that I loved her and dad so very much. I just kept saying it over and over. She was somewhat calm and said they were going to get on a bus too. She was worried but reassuring. I hung up and I remember thinking I probably should search for my wedding ring. I found it and put it on. I saw a handful of jewelry that I had made and felt a bit wistful that it may be lost forever. I scrambled out of the room and went to find my husband. I was worried about the kids. The last thing I remember is asking my husband to be sure that we have everything, everything we needed for our kids.

This dream is interesting to me because the week before I had a dream involving people from another planet. I don’t ever remember dreaming of the same subject so close together. I don’t remember much,but here is what I do remember.

(1)I was at home and my parents were with me. I looked out the window and I saw a black cloud coming up from the earth and headed our way. I knew it was something from another planet. The black cloud was bits of strange black dust. I was searching and searching for duct tape. We had every other type of tape- but no duct tape! I was telling everyone that we had to tape up the windows, doors and vents so the black stuff wouldn’t seep inside. I kept saying we can’t breathe this stuff!! Dad can’t breathe it!!! (he has c.o.p.d. in real life). The the dust turned orangey yellow and was spinning outside our house. Then I woke up.

The Interpretation

There are common themes in both dreams, so lets look at those symbols individually:

Looking out window:

Windows are usually a place where we go and contemplate the world.  The fact that you are looking out the window in both dreams, leads me to believe that you may be contemplating your life as a whole: – your outlook, your faith, and where you are going.  Looking out windows may also mean, intuition, and soul searching.

Space ship/UFO/alien substance coming:

When I think of UFO’s, spaceships, and black substances .. I think of the unknown, wonder, mystery and even spirituality.  You are drawn to something that is “out there” but “out there” I think is drawn to you.  It could also represent your spiritual journey.

You are in your house:

Houses in dreams usually represent “self” and different rooms usually represent different aspects of self.  In your dream, your house is your safe zone.  Where you raise your children and teach them.  Security and protection.  Shelter!

Parents:

I feel your parents in this dream represent shelter, love and protection.  Your mom represents comfort.. also she is your “feminine”  the side of you who is nurturing.

What is interesting is in the first dream, you needed to “keep ugliness from entering your house” and in the second dream you were “forced in a way” to escape your environment.

We must look at both to see what your dreams are telling you.

HYWEL JONES, CULTURA /SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYIn dream 1 (the second one you wrote me) you are with your parents (protectors), looking out the window when I big dark cloud of yuck is coming.  It seems to me that your outlook on life is being challenged, and dark clouds here seem to represent: depression, anger or lack of support.  Do you feel anger or frustration in which you are fearful of expressing?   You knew this was something that was coming from another planet (alien and foreign to you) you also felt this would be something that would threaten your family.  What do you think is causing this anxiety?

Whatever it is, you most definitely do not want it in the house.  You do not want these feelings to inhabit you in other words, you do everything to keep them out, not fearing for your dad.  

Your dad probably represents the “male side of you” .. the more independent, strong, protective side.  In general, since you are an at home mom, the male tends to “get out” of the house more.  Are you feeling if you “breathe in” this anxiety, fear, or anger, you may get hurt?  In your life now, what are you avoiding?  Or.. is there toxicity “drama” coming in your home that you are trying to keep out?

The duct tape is interesting.  Because it is so versatile, and seems to fix everything.  No other tape will do in your dream!!  Think about what you are trying to “hold together” in your life now.  Whatever it is, you are most adamant to protect yourself, not wanting it to “seep inside” of you.  

The dust in your dream turns orange-yellow… you associated the colors to:  Jupiter, sand, hot, sun too hot and uncomfortable .. so as the darkness changes shape (depression, anger or fear of something) you begin to feel more and more ill at ease.

On to the 2nd dream:

You are again looking out the window, contemplating, observing… It seems your intuition is on high when you see an ORB SHAPED SILVER SPACESHIP hurling (with great force) towards earth.  The Earth could mean you you are seeking connectedness.. the fact that this UFO (something mysterious, foreign and scary) is coming right for earth leads me to believe that you fear something will come between your “connectedness”.  Do you feel grounded right now in your life?  

Seing a “spaceship” usally means your spiritual journey or purpose.

Are you seeking or contemplating changing your life somehow?  Do you feel the need for something else, alone time, quiet time? 

Silver, according to dreammoods.com symbolizes:

“the moon, intuition and the feminine aspects of yourself. It signifies tranquility and understated confidence.”

This seems to connect with the rest of your dream, intuition comes up  A LOT with these symbols, so what is your intuition telling you lately?  What are the red flags?

As the dream continues, you have these scared and worried feelings, you run outside to warn people, you wish to protect them.  Although it seemed they were having a garage sale (getting rid of stuff) you quickly see they were gathering what was important to take with them.  So if you look at the metaphor, what is it that you are willing to let go of in your life, and what is it you want to keep?  There is definate true sadness there, as you are afraid if you let go, “you will never see it again”  Although in real life, letting go is healthy, and you can always go back to whatever, if and when you take the leap I know you are dreaming of!!!

You are getting ready to evacuate:  I have a feeling the dream above, anger, sadness, guilt maybe, you are subconsciously, with this dream, getting ready to release, share your truth, and evacuate feelings of what is worrying you.

The government busses, symbolize, in my opinion, authority, and passiveness.  Not to take the busses would go against authority, and taking them is passively.. going with the flow.  BUT don’t take this wrong, its all about self-preservation.  You are trying to preserve what you already have.   Going to a hotel seems to represent a need to escape from daily life.

You were hoping, I guess, that these feelings you are experiencing would be “kinder and gentler” with you.  That it would be easy to release.. however, the woman in your dream says “she doubts” it.. and that the Silver part is a “war sheild”.  Well Jen, that is YOUR war shield.  I could see it right about your solar plexus, protecting you, again from feelings that may be arising, or projects, or alone time you may need right now.  I think it is time to remove the shield and allow for some self-loving your way..  What or who  in your life do you wish to be “more evolved, peaceful and loving”?  Ask yourself this question.

I am quoting you here:  

“I wondered what the unknown people would do once they realized that the ship crashed here. Even if the government surrounded and contained the ship, the “space people” would worry about what happened to their aircraft.”

Now if the ship represents your spiritual journey, and the unknown people (aliens) represent an unknown aspect of yourself or feelings, then you are worried about what is going to happen to you if you do not listen to your instincts.. you say you have many little worries.. so maybe this dream is to help you look at each and every one of them seperately so you do not feel you have the “world on your shoulders”

You can tell, from your dreams, that family is of utmost importance to you, your marriage too since you think of “putting on your ring”.. You go to your mom for reassurance, your mom represents all that is nurturing unconditional inside you.  You needed to let your parents know how much you love them.. do you know how much you love yourself?  

You want to make sure your family has everything they need, to give yourself permission to do what you need to do, this is why you insist this to your husband in your dream.

The jewelry, you feel will be lost forever, what does that represent.  Do you still make jewelry, do you wish you had more time for creativeness, not with the kids, just for yourself?

I truly sense something inside you is calling you.. or urging you.. like just to have some “Jen” time.. Alone “Jen time”.

Blessings

Kim

Guided By Spirit II – Kelly’s Response


Response to Spirit Guide –Lucid Dream interpretation

 By:  Kelly Beversdorf

YES the survival tips and finding paradise among the crazy chaos that is currently going on around me at present. I have sought a lot of information from my higher self, guides, and the Universe to help me move out of old patterns, ego’s negative talk, and enslaving beliefs about myself. This dream came after I had 2 very intense and heavy past life repressions about two men in my life that have affected me in a positive way. The only difference between the 2 past lives is one I felt free/loved and the other I felt like a slave/victim…the latter is currently affecting me in this life time.

The tips on survival apply to what is happening to me every day in the physical world (work, family, just living as Kelly in this life time) and the information I’ve been seeking from my Spirit Guide, Source, and my higher self. All the “tips” apply to each part of me, my life, and the lives of everyone around me. I do need to keep myself secure in basic needs, unconditional love, and support for myself…as well as being open to receiving those things from others who support me in the physical realms and the spiritual realms.

Trusting my intuition, learning to sense energy changes/shifts, and keep faith in myself/the Universe that everything will be fine and I am always safe…will cut down/eliminate my anxiety, depression, and panic I experience when I try to survive from a fear/ego place. Yes Kim I agree with your interpretation…the dream really resonates with me more now than when I first had it a few months back. Timing is everything…the message is so much clearer now. I notice that I have reoccurring themes/messages in my dreams like protection (Zak dream), seeking shelter in my faith(Zak dream), staying safe on my new journey(both Zak & Leachy plants), stay grounded(leachy plants), have unconditional love for myself(Zak dream), staying connected to Source, and keep exploring the dark mysterious part of myself. Thank you Kim for your dead on insight, unconditional love and support!! You are a key part in helping me discover my niche in this life…uncover the mystery.

THANK YOU!!!  

Nothing is as it seems


We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.  ~Anaïs Nin

Earlier this week I introduced you to Monica Wilcox. (scroll to the bottom of the page for all her info!)  She wrote a guest post for Muse In The Valley:   Where World’s Collide, recounting the dream she had of her mom after her passing.

Today, I am presenting you with a recent interpretation I did for Monica, allowing me to delve into her subconscious.  Could this be a visitation dream of another kind?

The Dream

I was going to a high school reunion type dinner (I have this thing about H.S. dreams, don’t ask) and realized my date was a boy I did not like and did not want to go with. I was wearing a beautiful white gown with black flowers but thought is was too little girly for the event and wanted to go home and change. As I am trying to leave to go home a man walks up with a bouquet of exotic flowers. He’s come to “save my night” and be my date.

Here is the interesting part. I recognize him as a good friend I’ve dreamed of before. He has recently broke up with another mutual friend who is dating another guy I know. He would like to start dating another woman I know but she is unaware of this and…. The point is I consciously realized that I not only know him and his whole story from past dreams but a literal cast of other people we both know. I knew as much about these people from past dreams as I know about my family and friends in life. I realized I had had the previous episode of this dream the night before and this was a continuation. Anyway, I get the continuation dreams a lot (like the story just keeps going on, it’s not repetitive) but I didn’t realize until last night how long and how in depth I knew these “characters”. It was kind of crazy. Have any of you experienced this?

The Interpretation

(Note:  I have never experienced this kind of dream. However, I am discovering that some of my clients do an am in full research mode! )

Monica, I was wondering, since you have many High School dreams, including this one.. Maybe there are things in your past… (or past lives) that is unresolved and now is the time to face them.  The boy you do not want to go with may represent that side of you who resists going (where no Monica has gone before!)  … maybe there is a bit of fear there.

In the dress I see black and white, yin and yang, male/female.. like/dislike…  Since you find the dress “too girly” I am wondering if this has something to do with your feminine side.. What seems too girly in your life now?  Or.. is there some male aspects of yourself which want to come out.. Because you do say “I want to go home and change”… Going home?  Is that back to your spirit?  Change?  What changes have you been making or want to make lately?

The man with the exotic flowers!  I see here:  expressions of love, deep love and far away places (spirituality maybe?) or.. another dimension you are playing with.  I think this man represents acceptance of this.. and helps you cross over to this place.. with unconditional love.  He can also represent that loving side of you who is ready and willing to change and move forward.

The fact that you recognize this man.. and all the cast of your dream.. leaves me to believe that this is “knowledge” that you already know..  (re:  above)  These people may have been on your path before and are all in your dream to remind you to where you are going.  You recognise what you already know!! and I think there will be more revelations to you in the next few weeks.  So keep me posted!

The message I got for you,  at the end, when I finished reading your dream is:

Everything is not all black and white!  (there is a huge grey area).. and Nothing is as it seems.. 

Monica’s Response

I’ve never had anyone interpret my dreams before so it’s a treat. I totally agree with your overall message: Nothing is as it seems. That could be the title. (thanks for the idea Monica!!)  I also feel like the “man” is a spirit I have known for a long time who comes and goes, we know each other’s history and he shows up to give me some support. Weather he is a living spirit who dream jumps with me or someone who is in spirit and comes to me from a spiritual plain…not sure. I will say that the majority of my H.S. years were filled with boys who liked me but I had no interest in. The boys I liked were usually clueless, shy, or not interested. Maybe there is a part of me that feels like I’m stuck with something I’m not interested in??? Thanks Kim!! This gives me a lot to think about.

Conclusion

Do you think Monica has a guide or a soul mate visiting her? Maybe souls she already knows visit her in her dreams, thus, the reason she is recognizing them? Leave your thoughts in the comment section.

Thank you for your awesome feedback!

Kim Larocque

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About Monica:  

Monica Wilcox is a regular contributor for Care2.comOwningPink.com, and FemCentral.com. Her work has been featured on McSweeney’s.net and in Parent:Wise magazine. When she’s not editing her first novel, she’s blogging about women’s issues, living green and everything woo-woo. She’s been advised to publish a dream journal. Until then you can find more of her nightly drama at Femmetales.com.

Workin’ it out Dreamstyle


The dream shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it to be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is. Carl Jung

“The Practical Use of Dream Analysis” (1934). In CW 16: The Practice of Psychotherapy. pg. 304

A few weeks ago, a good friend in Cyber space was wondering why she wasn’t remembering her dreams. I explained to her we dream every night, however, we usually remember them we are open to receive the message and ready. I suggested she ask her spirit guides, Angels, God or The Universe to help her remember and took keep a journal and a pen beside her bed every night. The first couple of nights nothing happened, however, what followed was an amazing journey.

About Mel

Mel is a warm, dedicated and loyal friend. She has her ups and downs like many of us, and she is on a journey of self-love. She has children and a husband, and she lives in Italy. Originally from the UK, she moved to Italy in support of her husband’s career. She made the choice to do this while her kids were growing up. In many ways, she told me,  it has been a fantastic opportunity especially for her children who speak two languages now.

On the outskirts, in the little town, she loves the food, the wine and the wonderful places to visit, however, the integration into Italian society has been a challenge for Mel. She has been feeling her way in, and working hard at taking her place. Fitting in, even at our age, is never an easy task, yet she has come a long way since those first years.

The day before Mel had her first dream, she had just finished decluttering her bedroom. She said she sat on the bed for a while and cried… I told her: “Now is the time“. You will start decluttering in your dreams.” And guess what?? That is exactly what happened.

For the next few days, I will be posting a series of consecutive dreams. You will see, that in a span of about 2 weeks Mel (a good friend) has had 4 dreams, and I interpreted all of them. The themes of her dreams are based on self-love, empathy, loyalty, and acceptance. So… please come back tomorrow to see the 1st installement of “Workin’ it out Dreamstyle”.  Each dream will have a new title, and you will see Mel’s journey which occurred in her sleep.

Mels words

I didn’t ‘do’ dreaming until recently….. well that’s not strictly true. I can remember dreaming a lot as a child and as a teenager, but something had happened and as an adult I really didn’t dream much at all. I know Kim because we move in similar circles in cyberspace and I had seen other friends go to her with their dreams and the whole thing fascinated me. I wondered why I didn’t dream again. It felt like something that creative people did and so I asked Kim for advice. She told me to ask the Universe to allow me to remember my dreams and she also told me to try keeping a notepad by my bed so that if I did dream I could write down the details in it. I put both into action right away.

The other thing going on in my life was that I had a bit of an epiphany spiritually. I read a book called ‘What God Wants‘ by Neal Donald Walsch and this helped to solidify some of the things I had been struggling with in my life. I realised that MY world was how I saw it and I also realised that I could make myself feel or act a certain way by visualising it because everything within my reality was within my power. I could choose to fill my life with love and positivity or with sadness, regret and hatred.

I didn’t really connect these two things. I just felt they were separate strands at the time, and so I went off to bed telling the Universe that I would love to be able to remember my dream. I was amazed when I woke up and felt a real urge to reach for my notebook to write my first dream for years the next morning! I was so eager to tell Kim, not because I thought she could tell me anything about my dream, but just because, primarily, I was amazed that the simple suggestions worked so quickly!

I was confused by the dream though. It seemed very, very cryptic and I was relieved when Kim could offer me an interpretation that resonated so much and confirmed my spiritual growth and what I was going through in my ‘wakeful life’. It helped to underline where I was at and where I was going. After this first dream it feels like I can’t turn them off and they came (and are still coming!!) thick and fast and what follows here are my dreams and Kim’s interpretations (with a bit of extra information thrown in from me every-so-often when I felt that she needed it to be able to see the ‘whole picture’.) I really, really wanted Kim to feature my dreams for all to see here on her blog because I think that many more people are capable of picking up the messages which are all around us and, with the help and support of others as well as ourselves, we can understand where we are and where we going in order to live to our highest potential.

Mel Horrod

In tomorrow’s post, Mel has a dream about facing two sides of herself.   You can now find the first 2 dreams here and here.  Monday, Sept 26th we will continue with dream 3.

Sweet dreams

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