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Dreams => Dream Interpretation => Topic started by: Midlander on January 15, 2012, 11:16:56 PM

Title: Rather bizarre one! And death by drowning in a car!
Post by: Midlander on January 15, 2012, 11:16:56 PM
Hi Tony,
I haven't been around for a while - hope you're well. I haven't had any dreams that were exciting or puzzling enough to post for a while but I had a bizarre one last night and another the previous night that I thought you might find interesting and be able to shed some light on:

I was in a procession for some important occasion or other and my job was to be at the front and behind me was the big important car with whoever the bigwigs were in it. I had an elaborate costume on and someone asked me about it and I explained, 'You know how in the early days of the motor car someone had to walk in front with a flag? Well I'm the flag!' and I opened out the costume which sort of draped from my shoulder to reveal the flag and then I and everyone else could see it was the royal standard!

The previous night I dreamt I was driving someone else's car (borrowed) and wasn't paying enough attention to the fact that I didn't know the car and managed to scrape it. I just thought 'I'll have to get it fixed.' Then I drove across the road in preparation for a three point turn and found myself at the edge of a canal. I put the gear in what I thought was reverse and pressed the accelerator but I hadn't checked where the reverse was and  put it into 4th instead - I flew over the edge and into the canal. As the car sank I(as in waking me) was rehearsing how I had to open the windows and get out but me in the dream had the thought, 'Maybe I'm going to die now!' I wasn't doing anything to get out and woke up with a bit of a start.
I don't think I've ever dreamt about dying before, so that struck me as significant.
Title: Re: Rather bizarre one! And death by drowning in a car!
Post by: Midlander on January 15, 2012, 11:21:54 PM
Sorry - the post jumps about if I put too much text in it!

I wanted to say that the second dream came as I'm recovering from a horse riding injury and I wonder whether it's related to that. The whole fear thing playing out that what happened was a bit scary and also perhaps the car representing my body and taking care of it.........perhaps the fact that I had been overdoing things a bit when I needed to rest........

Title: Re: Rather bizarre one! And death by drowning in a car!
Post by: Tony Crisp on January 22, 2012, 10:46:10 AM
Midlander – Hey, it’s good to see you again.

So, your dream. Being in the lead of an important procession suggests you are involved in yourself in a way that will bring big changes. Maybe not outwardly, but I think things are moving for you at a personal level.

And showing the flag is another sign that this is important and is about recognition, possibly a growth in public recognition. Often takes a long time to manifest.

Dying is a part of life that we have to face often. Driving carelessly in someone else’s car might be that you were not taking enough notice or care of someone else’s attitudes or ambitions. That you drove it into a canal also implicates you in the social emotions or feelings either of yourself or someone else. A canal also has the association of danger in that it often has steep banks and people drown or commit suicide in canals. So it might depict the depressed of gloomy side of your feelings.

A strange mixture, and I am largely guessing at the meaning.

Title: Re: Rather bizarre one! And death by drowning in a car!
Post by: Midlander on January 23, 2012, 07:34:07 PM
Hi Tony - thanks for your thoughts!

Yes, the first dream does come at a time of change and growth and also a higher profile publicly as something I've been working on has begun to get recognition nationally. Although, this has really become clear more since the dream, it was so before, too.

The canal dream is strange and the whole thing of others emotions is a bit spooky because last week, I was 'plunged' into a brief situation where someone else's emotions splashed into my life in an out of the blue type of way.

The thing about not being aware of other people is difficult to quantify because, well, I'm probably not aware of it! ;D

However, with big changes afoot, it could be that this dream does also signal anxiety and fear about the situation and the future.