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Room

A particular feeling state – for instance the room might feel sinister, warm, spacious, cold, etc. – so depicts whatever you feel in the dream room. It can also indicate experience of life in the womb, or your present life situation if it is a room you are living in. In this sense the room can depict what difficulties, what traps, what poverty or richness of life you are living in.

Sometimes a room, because of its spaciousness represents the amount of potential or opportunity you have. The ‘containing’ quality – feeling restricted – of a room may also depict involvement in your mother.

The décor of the room usually suggests how you feel about the quality of your life.

Bare room: This may suggest you feel your life lacks comfort, or the joy of your own created environment. It can also suggest potential.

Entering another room: Entering a new experience or phase of your life, a new feeling.

The finding of extra or secret rooms: A common dream theme – recognition or discovery of previously unnoticed aspects, abilities, fears, or traits in yourself. If the discovery is distressing, this may reflect a feeling of a change in your status quo which is disturbing. But the hidden room can indicate entering a new dimension of your awareness, one that reveals previously hidden or unknown facets of your personality

Example: ‘There was a room in my house I had never been in before. It was filled with water and had three kittens submerged in it. While in the room I didn’t need to breath.’ Audrey P.

The room here represents Audrey’s childbearing function – her womb i.e. the reproductive drive, the unconscious desire for a child or more children, and the possible neglect of those feelings and longings. The room can therefore depict mother or qualities of mothering.

Example: I am at my original flat but come across an extra room or sometimes part to the flat no one knows about. I am always surprised when I find it, but inside myself I know of its existence. It is as though it belonged to me although I am unaware of ever having used it. It is usually a bedroom but sometimes a lounge with a bed in it. It’s obviously lived in. The bed is unmade and it’s a little untidy but comfortable. I feel very familiar with it but recognise none of the contents as mine.

The dreamer explored this dream and discovered it help her artistic abilities left to her form er father’s influence.

Sometimes the room can hold old attitudes or things you left behind because of life’s necessities. Or at other times it can be things you did not want to admit to yourself, as in the following example.

The room immediately reminded me of the way I had described my awareness of my sexual stagnation during the first dream session – like a room that had been closed for years and had been unopened. Everything had been left as it was. Perhaps a murder had taken place, and the powerful aura pervaded the whole place.

Room without doors or windows: May represent the womb and life in the womb. What is happening in the room may show the state of a pregnancy, feelings about pregnancy or feeling trapped.

Small Room: Lack of space or opportunity or small time dealings. It could suggest a limitation of vision or potential.

The room:  Love has only one place of expression – The ground floor. That is, love cannot be expressed unless it is brought down to earth.

Useful Questions and Hints:

What feeling did you or do you have about the room?

Did something happen in the room, and can you describe it?

Does the room have a history, if so what impressive memories do you have about it?

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-Amy 2018-02-26 6:56:39

We moved into our house three and a half years ago when I was heavily pregnant with twins. Since moving in, I have had the same dream on a handful of occasions. In the first dream, my husband and I were viewing houses. There was one very old & grand house, which hadn’t been lived in for many years. We looked around but knew it was well out of our budget. The entrance we went in was in the middle of woods, with a long road leading to it & big pillars and gates to go through. I don’t remember feeling scared by the house, it was beautiful. We then viewed another house, more like the one we live in now which we purchased (just a standard two bedroom home on a residential street).
The dreams I’ve had since all involve us living in the smaller house. However, the grand house is kind of at the back of our house. No one else has ever referred to the grand house, so it’s as though only we are aware of it being there. I don’t know how it is hidden, there are no doors connecting the two buildings but I think they’re attached. They definitely both belong to us. We walked around the grand house in a few dreams, exploring the rooms & deciding how we want to use it, but I am overcome with such fear whenever I step into the house that we continue to leave it empty. One time I was brave & went in alone, but a ghostly figure chased me out. My husband said I was screaming in my sleep, so he woke me up. I slammed the door shut on the ghost & haven’t been back in since.
Sometimes I have a brief dream about the little house, where I’m in the loft, which is huge (and part of the other house, though not scary) & look down through a little hole in the floor so I can see the grand house. I can see the large open entrance and the beautiful staircase. I’m always intrigued & want to use the house, but know that stepping foot in it frightens me.
In my most recent dream last night, I peeped through the hole in the floor, then dreamt that we were looking to rent out the grand house. Again I really wanted to use that house for our family, but was too scared to step foot in there.

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    -Tony Crisp 2018-02-27 12:17:07

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – http://dreamhawk.com/news/summing-up/ and also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/features-found-on-site/ which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/

    Tony

    Amy – A wonderful dream, which is like a doorway into wonder.

    Example: When I identified with the house it took a while to really experience it as a living process rather than simply an intellectual interpretation. But when I did become the structure and experienced the extent of the house, I realised it as my body. But it was not my body as I had been taught to see it through my training as a nurse. I did not experience it simply as a biological process, or a physiological machine. I experienced it as an incredibly ancient thing, carrying or incorporating in its form and functions lessons of life gathered over millions of years of human and animal evolution. I felt that it holds within its darkness – the presently unconscious areas developed and lived in the past – enormous amounts of information or memories. We fail to be aware of these because our attention is so fixed on the world outside of us. But of course, even there, if we look carefully, we can see we are the result, our culture and language are the result, of the events and lives stretching back into the ancient past.

    I really want to emphasise that your dream has massive amounts of information hidden in it. I suppose one of the most striking things I experienced in recent years is that a dream image is just a ‘front’ for massive data banks of experience and information. For instance, supposing we liken your memory to a huge filing system – rooms of it. Within those rooms there is a whole section marked ‘MAN’. Within that section of ‘MAN’ are countless folders with experience and information in about particular men in your life – from father onwards and of course Man which includes everybody, especially women. Apart from that there is a big file or system of files dealing with what you inherited culturally about MANKIND, and also what you have absorbed from mother and other women. Then there is the media and books. There is so much within dreams that we miss if we do not explore them.

    Getting down to your dream though, especially, “… one very old and grand house, which hadn’t been lived in for many years. We looked around but knew it was well out of our budget.”

    That is nonsense as far as dreams are concerned for people are very confused about the difference between their waking life and their dream life. They believe that what they dream is the same as what they meet in waking life. So your dream is not about the physical world house, but a wonderful house you built in the past – for a dream house represent you.

    When dreaming you are not operating in the waking world with its rules and laws, because the dream world is a totally different dimension in which things work differently. You life came about from an egg/seed planted in your mother’s womb. You mother didn’t create you because the processes of Life did the huge detailed work, but your mother provided an environment and food, water and air.

    You are the product of an egg and a sperm that are the descendants of other cells that began when life on Earth began with single celled creatures, so your seed is in a sense, immortal. But no plant or tree grows from a dead seed, and each living seed carries within it all the past gathered from all its forebears. So you have a very long history and of course memory.
    This suggests that in fact your personality is only a small part of a huge memory; the memory people call the unconscious. In fact you were not born with a personality already in you, but it developed out of the new memories and experiences gathered by the new brain in your new body, but beneath that were influences gathered by a long line of seeds/lives, that gave rise to the miracle of your body, the memories of which are only available if you dig deep into your mind or through dreams.

    You wrote, “I don’t know how it is hidden, there are no doors connecting the two buildings but I think they’re attached.” The reason you do not know is because you have never been acquainted with your inner dream life. The doors are there but you have to open them by digging deep into your mind.

    But you did explore by walking around the house but were terrified by a ghost. A ghost is a memory from the past – maybe the long past – that you have met and dealt with. Obviously in the long time your seed has been collecting memories there are some needing attention. But if you were not ready to meet them you would not have dreamt about it. Also that you keep dreaming about the house is because you are ready to wake up to the larger you than you know as your personality. See http://dreamhawk.com/stories/the-house-of-the-ancestors/

    “Sometimes I have a brief dream about the little house, where I’m in the loft, which is huge (and part of the other house, though not scary) and look down through a little hole in the floor so I can see the grand house. I can see the large open entrance and the beautiful staircase. I’m always intrigued & want to use the house, but know that stepping foot in it frightens me.” Many people as their awareness reaches beyond what they feel is their normal self feel scared. Such resistances cause us to create awful dreams and fears as a means of avoiding our own inner world and its wonders. We feel that we will be swallowed up and we will die. It is important to say that when we meet the experience of powerlessness through becoming aware of the hugeness of your Life, which we are usually unaware if, it feels like something alien or attacking you and it is a shock.

    But looking through a hole in the floor is full of meaning and I quote form House of the Ancestors above: “The room I was in was not brightly lit and although dark with age, was in no way a ruin or damaged. I was standing looking at a hole in the floor. I knew my ancestors had lived in the area or rooms below me, and I was trying to see if I could bring any object from there up to where I was.”

    You have the option of exploring the past you have inherited. Maybe try using http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPersonhttp://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/practical-techniques-for-understanding-your-dreams/http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/

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-Valentina 2018-03-07 15:18:18

I have had this recurring dream for as long as I can remember (I’m 41). I suddenly remember (in my dream) to show my husband the hidden rooms in our house. They always look the same, I know what to expect and they make me feel very happy, they remind me of something or someone in my childhood tied to my paternal grandmother… I immediately feel like they are such an asset and that we need to remodel them. There is something “theatrical” about their furnishings though, hard to explain…

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