In general the dream journey is a comment on what is happening in your life, and how you feel about it. It may also relate to undertakings you embark on; new experiences or ways of life you are entering. You can go on the journey of life, a spiritual journey, the journey into marriage, parenthood, etc. The journey cannot be undertaken unless you are willing to travel, to move from one experience, one attitude or way of life to another. So sometimes you meet hesitations or things to do before you can go.
A journey at sea cuts us off from our usual activities. It puts us in closer and inescapable contact with fellow travellers. It also offers the possibility of missing the boat, something that may be irreversible. This all points to how we are always in the midst of enormous natural forces, times and tides of activity. Your sea dreams will indicate your relationship with this.
A dreamt of journey often shows how we are feeling about our life and its ups and downs, goals and destinations, challenges and opportunities. It also can define undertakings we embark on, or experiences being met. The overall tone of our life is may be depicted by the dream journey and the direction our unconscious is taking us and our life and what it is achieving.
In our life we have lots of journeys, such as that through schooling; marriage and perhaps divorce; work; parenthood; and the overall journey of life and death.
Forgotten journeys: We have been on a long series of journeys, and the series make up our present life, or at least underlie it. For instance most people cannot remember their birth – yet that was an important and often dramatic life journey. Yet thousands of people have recovered such memories, often because they were able to face the enormity of their emotions – as a baby you could not think and so all you had was feelings and instinctive responses. See Programmed
In a similar way people have remembered their life from conception on, a life of tremendous change and wonder, a life of amazing transformations from a vegetative state of simple cell growth, into basic life such as a fish – for we go through a phase in which we have gills – and from that we pass slowly into a creature that is capable of life out of the water. In fact we still carry the evidence in our body. See Levels of the Brain
Such journeys are all forgotten for most of us, and yet we are the result of them – perhaps unconsciously. But there are countless other journeys we have usually forgotten, for we are the latest stretch of a journey that is as old as life on this earth, and even older if present scientific discoveries are true. There has never ever been a break in the line of life that started in the beginning of life in an ancient sea. Some people remember it, see Jesse Watkins Enlightenment
We tend to name them past lives, but could be better thought of as forgotten journeys.
Interrupted or difficult journey: Expresses difficulties and anxieties of present life situation; symbol of the psychological journey of self realisation.
Useful Questions and Hints:
What sort of journey was it – walking, but, train, bicycle, car or plane, or even space flight?
Were they difficulties on the way?
Did you reach your goal?