It has been a crazy couple of weeks with the dreaming, even the girl is in on this one. Last night she couldn’t sleep and when she was sleeping she was having cluster dreams about people trying to help her sleep. They were trying to help her figure out why she couldn’t sleep and how to resolve the issue.
My dream from last night involved the basement from the old house. Only it wasn’t the scary basement from the old house, it was just laid out that way. It was bright and there was a television that was hanging from the ceiling. It wasn’t gross and gloomy at all and there was a robin, two cardinals and a fox in the basement. Random, I know but it is the dreaming world. Basement usually represents the stuff aka emotions that are hidden, “what lurks below” kind of meaning. I guess my subconscious has wildlife? I immediately (meaning an hour later after I rolled out of bed and before my coffee) looked it up in my hand dandy Animal Speak book.
Robin means spread of new growth, new beginnings, and the blue in the robins egg represents the throat chakra.
Cardinal represents renewed vitality through recognizing self importance.
Fox represents feminine magic of camouflage, shapeshifting,and invisibility. Developing a sensitivity to smell and the kundalini awakening.
I have been in this basement before in other dreams, which is a big duh since it is a part of me. It was different before there was always that part that should have been a wall but wasn’t. I know that didn’t make a lick of sense but I don’t know how else to describe it.
Then there was the “not quite the darkness” dream. If you have never had the dream where you are not quite awake and not asleep and darkness is pressing on you….you might not get this one either. It was a much weaker version of the darkness but I still could not wake myself up, could not scream, and the cat could not wake me up. In my dream the cat is trying to wake me up and it isn’t working. When I finally fight my way to consciousness I sit up and the cat is laying at my feet looking at me like “what is wrong with you?” He has woken me up from bad dreams before so this one must not have been so bad.
One night last week the boy was playing video games after work. He tries really hard to be quiet but his room is right underneath mine. He came home from the hospital nocturnal, some things never change. So I grabbed my phone and went to youtube. I only picked from what was on the main page from previous searches. All I wanted was a steady rhythm of drums, why is that so hard? The first one I picked was Shamanic drumming. It was all good until I was looking down on an Indian (Native American) being stabbed. It didn’t seem to phase him at all since it turned out he was a demon. Yikes! He was going after a woman, I think this was on a reservation? Then I see these two yahoos in cowboy hats who are in a trailer or old school bus with paint all over the windows and they hear her her yelling and one of them says “let’s mount up.” They grabbed their rifles and then I woke up. What the heck was that? I thought maybe I should pick something different. So I picked one that had flutes and drums and about an hour into that one the flute became piercing and that was the end of that. I went to my old stand by….
I am still on the search for the perfect drumming sleep music, preferably one that doesn’t include Native American demons.
There have been other dreams but they have since faded, these are the one that stuck. Sometimes because of the dreams I don’t wake up rested, maybe that’s why I seek all things that bring me a sense of peace…..Zia