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Dreams => Dream Interpretation => Topic started by: Romanov on June 07, 2014, 09:23:20 PM

Title: Red Convertible and House Cleaning
Post by: Romanov on June 07, 2014, 09:23:20 PM
Hi Tony,

Sharing my dream on this forum after four years!!  Your dream interpretation for both symbols and otherwise is still on an intellectual level far beyond any,and has kept up with the changing times. Bless you!   :)

I have over the years, learnt to decipher my own dreams to an extent. But here, I am stumped by the symbol of the red convertible.  And the contrast of a white gate.  Your reflection on those symbols and overall thoughts on this dream would be appreciated.

"I have come from somewhere (not sure from where), and have brought along a cleaning lady/ maid with me. I am supposed to take the cleaning lady to a friend’s house to get it cleaned.  There a row of three houses on the street, and I leave the maid in the first house.  The middle house seems to have lights on and is bright. The third house is my old house, where we no longer live. As I walk just slightly further towards my old house, I see a red convertible, with its top down standing outside the gate.  There is no one in the car. I think within the dream that it could be my sister’s, like who knows ! But the next second, I see my sister (in the driver’s seat) and my mother, beside her, in a white convertible and they drive quickly away.

I call the maid in my friend’s house, who is apparently standing in the house garden, talking to two other servants, a man and a woman. I sound urgent/excited and she opens the white latticed gate to come out. I tell her, that my mom and sister have left so she has to clean that house. 

It’s a pitch dark night.  And the cleaning lady is wearing a typical local dress, with the head covered with a dupatta (a long scarf).

Facts: My mom is schizophrenic/bi-polar, and all of us 5 siblings had a very tough time growing up. We had no dad and absolutely limited social contacts. It was an extremely oppressive environment.  Though my older sister outwardly abhor's mom's ideas, she is carrying a few of her principles.  Generally speaking, I don't believe in the belief system carried by both of them.  They have always been unnaturally isolating ones.  I have taken a few decisions lately, that have moved me away from that belief system. 

In this context, is the red car pointing to a new job opportunity (there is one in the pipe line)? Or a possibility of a good or bad relationship, in the future?

Title: Re: Red Convertible and House Cleaning
Post by: Tony Crisp on June 08, 2014, 10:06:25 AM
Romanov - It seems obvious to me that the three houses are three stages of personal growth you have passed through - the friends house is a stage you are not yet there.

The old house is the impressions and input you got when you were children. The middle house is a mixture of your mother and sisters influence. Usually we are often very unaware of the massive experience we take in during a relationship and how it interacts with us when we live with someone, especially parent and siblings. In other words the memories and experience we gather unconsciously change us and are not lost. It is part of you and is symbolised in dreams as a person or event.

But the dream shows that the house/situation is now ready to be cleaned out of the old influences. The cleaning lady is an aspect of you that is sociable and works in the background making inner changes and is influenced by other unconscious activities.

The red car according to associations with red is probably saying that your old means of getting somewhere, although ambitious, were partly a warning. Stay away and be aware of you old worldview which arose from you inner world. See http://dreamhawk.com/inner-life/inner-world/ But the white gate which is a way to a new experience is promising. Your mother and sister leaving is a promising sign.

The house that is now left by mother and sister is the one you can feel as if you can have your own identity in and make better decisions. But take time to check whether your inclinations and decisions are from old habits of thinking fro mother or sister, or are you own based on a new appraisal of your worldview.

Title: Re: Red Convertible and House Cleaning
Post by: Romanov on June 08, 2014, 07:42:56 PM
Thank you Tony!

In the whole dream, I was at least clear about one thing: that driving away of my mom & sibling,means that they no longer influence my thought process. And I am cleaning up my act. 

I am, however pleasantly surprised by your interpretation on other dream symbols, for e.g the servant, the gate and the car.

It was once before described in a dream: a baby is handed to me. While a woman and her 10-11 yr old daughter watch (presumably my mom & sister). The baby is malnourished and underweight, and the long wet umbilical chord is still attached to its nose (!) and the other end to something else.  As I take the baby, I feel eeky looking at the umbilical chord, and I go eeewwwww!  The woman watching from the side line, says with emphasis "but its just been born!!"  The baby is then taken to a weighing machine.

And a dream that I had a few days after that, was a baby was lying in someone's hand. It had big beautiful eyes, a big round head, but a comparatively smaller body.  Its limbs were slightly flailing, as all babies squirm. And it was looking up and around, trying to observe and absorb the world through its eyes!

The back-ground of both dreams was blue.  I understood this dream as taking myself off the dependency on both these ladies in my life and discovering and understanding the world on my own.