Pool

The inner world of your mind and imagination. Particularly links with looking into yourself and becoming aware of what you are feeling or daydreaming. Sometimes if you are in the pool, or remember being in the pool, it might be referring to a time, perhaps in the womb, when you felt connected with all living things through shared awareness. Sometimes such dreams appear to show you the river of your life stretching through time.

Also an ability to grow beyond your fears by actually meeting them and passing beyond them to a fuller life. See You Are a Dual Being

Being under water in the pool: Looking at what is happening deep within your mind and feelings; an aspect of yourself that is submerged in the sense of being unconsciousness. Particularly links with looking into yourself and becoming aware of what you are feeling or daydreaming. See: water; swimming pool.

Our inner world of thoughts, fantasies and feelings; sometimes a sense of unity with living beings – collective consciousness or the influence other people have on us in a social or group interaction – as for instance when public opinion or condemnation influences us.

Being in a pool or with other people around or in it suggests you are sharing a common awareness in some degree. It indicates an opening up of uncharted territories in the unconscious. The depth of the water, and the ability of the person are all factors reflecting one’s feelings concerning the unconscious.

Psychomanteums were ancient Greek oracles of the dead where seekers could consult the spirits of the deceased. After fasting and certain other preparatory rituals, a vision of the departed was evoked by the seeker’s staring into a pool or pan of water (a technique similar to the practice of “crystal gazing”).

Being under water in the pool: Looking at what is happening deep within your mind and feelings; an aspect of yourself that is submerged in the sense of being unconsciousness. Particularly links with looking into yourself and becoming aware of what you are feeling or daydreaming. See: water; swimming pool.

 Example: And through all this play, consciousness learned to dive in and out of time and space as a marten plays in a pond. Suddenly there were worlds where no time was. Everything went on forever. There was a laughter which never stopped, and love without an ending. There were vistas that stretched out to encompass Einstein’s curved universe in a nutshell. Then awareness hesitated, looked down at the whirling vertigo of time, and the heart missed a beat in sick wonder.

Later, the forms and colours and lights disappeared and melted into nothingness. Then came one final experience that seemed a culmination of all others. In it came an end to the tortured division of self and other, an end to pain, an end to frustration, and there bloomed that radiant blaze of ecstasy which seemed the end of all desire, yet desire itself, the answer to all questions and the end of questioning—the essential eternal “reality.”

The clamouring awareness cried, “This is it! The ultimate reality of all life!” The dissenting intelligence cried, “This is nothing. It has no name, no form, no colour, no sound, no time, no space. You cannot eat it, you cannot use it, you cannot live it out. It is nothing, nothing.”

Example: She remained very quiet for about 2 hours when she suddenly and violently felt herself as small girl in bed with her father lying behind her and with his erect penis between her legs. She then felt that her legs and abdomen were covered in “slime”, which she knew was semen; as a child it seemed like a large pool in the bed. The episode was clear to her, came as a great shock and was associated with disgust both with herself and her father. The same episode was repeated even more vividly than before with more feelings of guilt combined with an understanding that her father was really mentally ill when she was a child. This release of feelings led to a sense of inner peace and towards the end of the session she suddenly said: “Now I know why I had the migraine headaches. It was those deep hidden feelings, feelings of a mixture of love and hate about my father”.

Example: ‘I fell into a pond. My brother was frightened to be by himself so he jumped in. We were both drowning in the water and we shouted out for Mum. My brother drowned.’ Poppy S.

Poppy dreamt this while young and feeling insecure and anxious due to her father being ill.

 

Useful Questions and Hints:

Have you ever paddled or played near ponds?

Did you ever catch fish, newts or other creatures in a pond?

What was happening with the pond in the dream?

See Being the Person or ThingDream YogaRootsSumming Up

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