Obstacles; things you might get caught or trapped in, therefore a hazard. A drainage or release for your feelings. A way of getting rid of something or someone – ‘ditching’. Feeling discarded or thrown away. So you cen be ditched, or ditch someone, or even ditch a car. They all mean an ending of something that was important to you.

Ditches sometimes hold things that have fallen or been washed into them, representing the results of past events coming to light.

Jumping a ditch can mean – if you succeed – that you have the ability to overcome or cross barriers and to stretch himself.

Someone in a ditch can mean you are in a place of little hope, maybe because you have fallen through neglecting lifes lessons, maybe an addiction or through emotions. See Life’s Little SecretsAvoid Being Victims

Irrigation ditches suggest ways you have worked on to direct you emotions and energy toward growth.

A ditch can sometimes be a hiding place when danger threatens, as in the example.

Example: A woman who was a radio researcher was offered the job of presenter. She was thrilled but dreamt she was in a road walking and planes flew overhead dropping bombs and shooting. She had to dive into a ditch to avoid being killed. When she explored the dream she realised she was afraid of facing the public directly, and this fear if left unconscious would have caused her to refuse the job. She accepted the fear and managed to press forward with the job.

Ditches sometimes hold things that have fallen or been washed into them, representing the results of pat events coming to light.

Example: I am searching/looking for a lost baby bird, I’m not sure why or where it came from. But I am searching for it in some long grass and along a ditch. I remember seeing a large truck(like a cube van) parked off the road a few hundred feet away. I never found the baby bird, I did see it a couple of times, but by the time I got to where I had seen it, it was gone. Jennifer

An interpretation given to Jennifer: Baby birds often link in some way with feelings about childhood, a child or a baby. The rest of the dream is about there being a suggestion of loss, or not finding something in connection with your own childhood, a child or a baby. The ditch might mean this has been ditched, cast away, lost. In some dreams it might even suggest attempting to have a baby. The truck brings in a suggestion of a commercial influence, but it seems quite inert. When this was pointed out to Jennifer she said, “My husband and I have been talking about starting to try and get pregnant, but he is out of work at the moment, so we’d rather wait until he finds another job. So it does make sense.”

Idioms: ditch him/her; last ditch.


Useful questions:

Is the ditch an obstacle or to drain water/my feelings?

Is there something I might fall into at the moment?

Is anything found in the ditch – is so what does it suggest?

See Martial Art of the MindTechniques for Exploring your DreamsCharacters and People in Dreams

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