Mouse Mice

Minor irritations; fears and worries; the mousy or timid part of self; shyness; the activities within us – our house – which go on unconsciously, which might be important though small, or gnaw away at one. It can therefore represent a problem of some sort that needs attention; the sexual organ which goes in and out of a hole. Often the mice in dreams are eating away at things you have stored, or are infesting a house or ones clothes. This suggests influences that are gradually gnawing away at your energy, well being or confidence. Or, as with the clothes, attitudes that are unclean or that you feel very uncomfortable with to the point of wanting them out of your life.

In some mouse dreams the mouse is burst open in some way, perhaps a cat attacking. This suggests the realisation or experience of ones own vulnerability or weakness.

But for some people the mouse depicts their feelings of revulsion, filth, horror, an influence that is unconsciously but persistently pervading their life and response to things.

 Example: I saw that the place was infested with mice, and was somewhat dismayed. Then I took off, or shook out, my jersey or shirt, into a bathtub full of soapy water. Hundreds of mice fell into the tub. I saw that they all died in there as the bubbles dispersed a little. Then my wife and my mother were with me, and I told my wife she must make an effort to put all the food away and into containers, as if the mice found nothing to eat they would go away. TP.

Example: A mouse darted across the kitchen work surface and I caught it by placing a clear glass cover over it so it couldn’t escape. I was upset because mice are unhygienic but I didn’t know how to keep them out. I was trying to stop somebody from lifting one of the covers off the mouse but they lifted it anyway and the mouse ran out. I turned and moved away quickly so the mouse wouldn’t run up my arm. I turned my back on it and crouched down, hunching my shoulders up. But the mouse ran up the back of my clothing, under several layers, and got trapped at the back of my neck. In the dream the scenario was horrific for me as this little mouse was wriggling around inside my clothes desperate to escape and I wanted it out ASAP but didn’t want to hurt it. I was annoyed that it had run up MY back. It could have run up anybody’s back so why did it have to run up mine? CJ

As these two dreams show, the dream mouse can generate great feelings of revulsion. The last dream also illustrates a feeling that was trapped, but then released and travelled up the trunk of the dreamer. This is typical of released feelings that have been repressed and held in the body. The upwards movement showing the shift toward consciousness.

 Example: I could now see that it was a small white mouse that moved. It was walking towards the children’s bedroom. We were all staying in a friend’s seaside holiday cottage at the time. I asked my wife what a white mouse was doing in the house, and thought maybe it had been a pet left by a previous holidaying family. Wanting to catch the mouse I got out of bed and went towards it. As I did so I saw that it was not just white, but shining, very beautifully. It also seemed to grow larger. First to the size of a rat, then to that of a cat. I was now close to it and it looked enormous, shining with an inner light, white and radiant. It was a thing of beauty. Its eyes especially struck me; pink but also shining.

For computer mouse see mouse under computer.

Useful Questions and Hints:

What if anything is eroding or gnawing away at your health, resources or identity?

Is there something happening that you feel very uneasy about or not proud of?

Is this a special or shining mouse – if so can you define the feeling and what it links with in you?

Does the feeling of revulsion link with any event in my life that I can remember?

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-DJ 2016-08-31 13:58:45

I had a dream about me cutting a mouse out of my stomach next to my belly button. It looked maybe slightly deformed and when it ran away I tried to catch it. What does that mean?

-Lani 2016-07-08 16:31:53

I dreamed of a small grey mouse. I thought it was dead till I was about to swallow it whole. I did manage to swallow it but I almost gaged and threw up but I swallowed it and I think I drank water to wash it down. What could it mean?

-Chance 2016-05-13 12:11:55

Dear Tony, My mice were singing. (Can not remember song) Also ate one of them with fruit in the center. But in this same dream I found myself naked, wrapt in a white sheet. (At four years old a great uncle had me laying on his bed fondling myself while in his view from the bathroom ejaculating. My great aunt lived next door, noticing i had disappeared apparently, and rescued me by covering me w a white sheet and assumingly took me back home.) Im a female. This was my first encounter of shit happening. Anyhow ive tried shrinks-prozac and not talking about the matter in life are their way of dealing. Ccould you give me some insight please. 42 yrs old and in desperate need. If this finds you I greatly appreciate your time and thank you for the insight you’ve given over the last seven years to me.

    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-05-16 9:23:16

    Dear Chance – I will pass your appreciation on to Tony and perhaps you feel like joining the Forum – it is for free -;
    It is a bit more difficult to explore a dream when you only give us such a short summary.
    I would be interested to know what your dream figure thinks and feels when she hears the mice singing.
    Also what does she feel when she eats a mouse with fruit “in the centre”?
    What does it feel like to “be singing mice”?
    You can explore this all by using
    What I see in the mice singing is that it may offer you a way to affect your emotional life and to deepen the connection with your core and so with your own centre.
    If you feel like it you could combine it with
    Eating a mouse is a step you take or took already – you may be further in your healing process than you perceive yourself to be – in order to digest the difficult experience you wrote about.
    Part of the mouse has already been transformed in something fruitful in your centre; in your core;
    I see that inner progress also reflected in your experience of being naked in a white sheet.
    It takes a lot of courage and inner effort to be able to face and relive an experience in your dream that had such an impact on you.
    So please trust that you can manage to walk the rest of your healing path too.
    If you feel up to it you can explore your feelings while using “Being your naked self wrapped up in a sheet”.
    I have used and use “Opening to Life” and once I found myself putting my right arm in front of my eyes and face all the time. I did not understand yet at that moment what I meant with this gesture.
    The understanding came “only” in a dream I had the following night. In this dream a question was asked; “”What came first, the fear or the shame?”
    It enabled me to do another step.
    Perhaps this TED talk can give you a deeper understanding too of what it means to feel naked; to be vulnerable;
    If you feel like it you could also read about the experiences of other people with “Opening to Life” or “LifeStream”, which is the same;
    Anna 🙂

-Billie 2016-01-28 8:59:41

I had a dream that a very large mouse, perhaps small rat was climbing my bedroom walls and was climbing above my sister as she sleep. The mouse was disguising itself as an otter to me but I was aware of what it was doing. I called for help from my mum but they acted as though it was normal and nothing was new. What could this mean?

-Rossy 2015-11-22 13:42:40

I had a dream of mice flying and j got scared and my parents afraid to kill em

-Tatiana 2015-08-17 21:53:53

Can you help me? I had a dream where I was on a boat a ship with my mother and a female doctor. The doctor was preparing a mouse to eat the ship was dark and shadowy. I was repulsed I said No I am not going to eat that. My mother ate it I tried it and spit it out immediately realizing that it wasn’t good for me I was repulsed. Then I realized my dog had gone to the bathroom all over the ship I was so grossed out by the whole thing it was horrible and I elt scared of the mice because they are gross and dirty.

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