So, yeah, cigarettes? It was an odd snippet of a dream and I only wrote it down because I am out of practice of writing them down (they all seem so blah while I have been stuck inside for so long) and because it was so odd.
So, in this one, I was at my parents house and my dad came in and I asked him if he needed anything at the store. He said Doral cigarettes, menthol, the kind with the green stripe.
First I was annoyed that he needed anything as I really didn't want to go to the store for anything and then WTF? No one in my family smokes. I asked him if he had enough and he didn't so I went to the store.
My brother and I are now at the checkout counter and I ask if I can get them there or if I have to go to the "cigarette desk?" They say I have to go there and I am annoyed again because the only thing I really came to get were the dang cigarettes. I honestly have no idea if there was anything else in my cart as I don't recall shopping at all. So, I send my brother to get the smokes and I pay the clerk with a check, only it was written on the back of an old ratty business sized envelope with tears in it so I had to tape bits of it together.
Then I woke up. I had another dream after about making out with Rob Lowe which was much more satisfying but a noise woke me up and I couldn't finish it LOLOL
It's memorial day. Just thought I'd add that in there. I am trying to get back into the blog habit to keep track of days and life and hours before they all fly by.
I don't do snakes. Just thinking about them makes me queasy so to dream of snakes is always a big pay attention sign and this one even more so, because I WANTED TO BUY a snake and keep it in my room. Ick.
Anyway, I wanted a snake so I got one and I was living in the house of my teen years. My Dad was around doing work on the house as well. The snake was living in a glass terrarium but it didn't have a lid (weird oversight LOL) and it kept getting out but not really escaping anywhere, just sitting on the floor - and it morphed from like an egg to a small snake to a larger one - it was black and white and while it would get it, I would have to put it back. Then I mentioned to my Dad it needed a thin mesh lid to keep it in and then at one point the entire terrarium tipped over and fell to the floor and I kept asking for help to get it upright but had to do it myself.
There are many many meanings for snakes in dreams depending on surrounding factors - in this case, I was not afraid at all, I was vaguely hesitant to interact with it but I did. I think this dream was about transcending a limiting pattern or transforming myself. Self renewal and energy rising.
I think this is about facing fears and renewal.
So, I guess there is some food for thought, although I would prefer these dreams to have, not snakes in them LOL
I was in the middle of a nice dream when I was woken up by really rude people outside. This isn't surprising as most everyone around here is rude and unaware that other people might not want to listen to them. But even so, screaming obscenities like that for all to hear is just plain trashy.
The bits of the dream I caught were good though. It started out with me in a mountain-y area, forests and trees and earth - but I am in a parking lot in my car, trying to back it out of the space but I am having trouble seeing the direction indicator so I can't see the D for drive or the R for reverse and the entire time the car is slowly drifting backward in the lot. I am not worried about hitting another car - in these types of dreams I never am - I just go LOL
Finally I get it in Drive and move upward out of the lot, up a small hill type thing, only now I am no longer driving a car, I am riding a bike (this also happens a lot in my dreams) and the hill is sort of a combination of blacktop, dirt and old lump lava that has a pretty rainbow sheen to it.
There is a guy walking next to me, dressed like a hiker, and he is also wearing a rainbow of colors - he starts asking me things like How am I doing and What will I do now and I think I say something like I am going to get settled and find a job somewhere....
By this time the path has landed me/us in this sort of fairy tale looking place, like trees that are buildings holding shops and things - touristy looking area and I think I can get a job in one of the tree shops and in one of them is someone I know from Instagram LOL She says she hasn't had a customer or seen a person in awhile and the guy nods and I think that is ok, I can still work there, it will be something for the moment.
Then I wake up to the screamers - thanks trashy idiots.
The entire dream I feel good, strong, confident in my ability to do whatever it is I need to do. Nothing worries or bothers me at all.
I like this part - I went to my IG friends page and her post is an oracle card called Heavenly Witch - which has a description : at night when senses withdraw, you may perceive truths in your dreams. The facts revealed will help you make your dreams come true.
I like that kind of synchronicity.
You can see the dream cards I pulled for this dream in the photo above. I can give a brief overview of them if anyone wants to keep reading.
Rainbow: (I kept seeing rainbow colors on things)
Connection, hope, luck, bridges between heaven and earth - a transition that is about to unfold
Earth: (a lot of brown earth, nature area)
Feminine, regeneration, unconscious - Think Empress in tarot. This is about creative pursuits, regeneration in myself, time to come back to earth and manifest these things.
Green: (lots of green plants and such)
Nature, renewal, hope - growth.
Journey: (it felt like I was in the middle/end of one)
Calling. truth, quest, self discovery - exploring the unfamiliar - passages from stages of life. Evolution
Animus: (I felt the hiker guy was this archetype)
Action, intellect, consciousness - think Emperor Tarot card
Mountain: ( I was in a mountain-y area)
Transcendence, challenge, pilgrimage for self knowledge or spiritual enlightenment.
Trees: (Lots of them)
Life, regeneration, evolution
Forest: (see lots of trees LOL)
Mystery, sanctuary - sacred space - contemplation - Jung thought the fear of a forest was a fear of the unknown in ourselves. I was not afraid. I was safe and knew all was well. Which says I feel at peace with myself.
The other bits that stuck out was the car and bike -
Car - transportation - they take you places. Movement of the car shows you where you are in life. At first I am stuck, in reverse, symbolizing being stuck and going the wrong way in life. Eventually I got the car in the direction I wanted to go!
Only it turned into a BIKE
Bike - This is a lot about balance - you need to stay balanced to ride one. Also, its about your own self power - you need to pedal it, you put in the work. This is also about movement and action - how you feel riding it, reflects your waking world feelings.
So this very much reflects where I am in life right now - but its nice to see the synchronicity.
So, this is what happens when I have the most intense dream at 6 this morning. I get up right away (that never happens as I'm NOT a morning person) to grab my Dream Cards. Usually, I can interpret my dreams upon waking up since I've been studying them for so long. But today's was so full of stuff, I had to get it all down.
I made sure to write the important bits in my journal first. Then I started grabbing any cards that fit and I just kept drawing them. 17 cards total! At the most, I may draw 5 or 6 if I use them. The cards have a collage of color and art - and while they are titled, you can either go off of the title or of the art that reminds you of your dream. For instance, I grabbed the Flight card, even though there was no flight in my dream, it was the color/scene that reminded me of the dream.
Once you pull all the cards - then you can flip them over and they go into symbolism and meaning and give you key words to work with in interpreting your dreams.
I already know what the gist of this dream means but it's all the little symbols that were inserted that fascinate me. Which is why I love dream studies! And why I wanted to share!
I bought these cards a long long time ago and you can still find them on Amazon. Clicky.
First: A Quick taste of the Affogato Diaries - mini version... This one was done on the quick and it wasn't too bad. Same supplies as the previous AD - read here. The differences were small but I think made it slightly less tasty - The glasses weren't chilled and the espresso was pre-made and then heated in the microwave - WeeCubeMan totally nuked that espresso LOLOLOLOL
Affogato scale of awesomeness a 10 being the best
First affogato: 4
Second affogato 7
Third affogato: 9.5 - there is always room for improvement but this was a solid awesome treat!
Fourth affogato: 8.5 - tasty but slightly nuked LOL
Fifth affogato: TBD
More paint by numbers fun in my artistic tab... these things are amazingly good fun.
Dream land: Some really great dreams followed by a few fallow nights of not being able to wake up enough to write them down. It's odd, but a night without recalling dreams is like waking up with no road map to what comes next. That is the best I can explain it anyway. Maybe it's because I have been trying to really work with my dreams to progress to whatever it is I am here to do and not having a recall after nights of great dreams, leaves me feeling out of touch the next morning.
I do know I have much more to explore as my last dream had many doors left to open, although some were locked... but I will get there.
Synchronicity of note: many 8s in my dreams lately - along with pulling the 8 of wands with a higher percentage than one would think it would show up. Combined with my dreams, it is a positive sign, forward momentum and progress is happening. I like that sort of thing!
Wow. That was me upon waking up from several series of dreams this morning. The past 2 days has seen a tremendous upsurge in dream imagery and I have been able to not only remember the last dream I have upon waking, but the dreams prior as well.
Upon first glance, they almost seem violent/sad/lonely but then you really get into the layers and find they are powerful, empowering and generally kick ass. When one decides, in dreams, to stop letting things steam roll one, to join with the Shadow, Animus and Self, when subconscious and unconscious merges with Ego.... WOW.
This is the very first time I can remember using "magic," in my dreams. Most of dreams up til now have just been me being average and doing average things. Last night though, after dealing with trials and negative situations in the dream zone, I decided NO MORE. And duuuude, magic happens.
That, was actually an image in my dream - that sort of power I guess. Wave a hand, door slams shut kind of thing. It was awesome and amusing, mostly because I knew I was dreaming, it was kind of lucid, kind of letting it go it's own way to see what happened.
There were some funny scenes, mostly taking place in a mall type setting during the xmas holidays - malls are good settings. Full of choices, things you want to add to your life. Even the little scenes within the big scenes were full of tidbits of symbolism that made me laugh. Dreams never stick symbols randomly, they all tend to mean something... it's remembering what they were that can be tough.
One of my favorite lines that I said was, "I've got weaving skills" which actually cracked me up enough to slightly wake up before going back into the dream. Another tidbit was seeing a woman carrying the magazine, "Where Women Create," in her basket. I am like, "OMG can you be more obvious and AM I PAYING ATTENTION?"
Deciding to own your power, to become the hunter, not the hunted, is a huge thing. And once I quelled all the negatives in my way? I had a lunch date with me, myself, and I, in the form of me, a female and a male, also, me... and we all sat at a table and the scene was happy and filled with love.
I have never had anything like this last series of dreams and it felt very awesome and empowering. And it gave me a lot of direction. Dreams are good that way, if you listen to them.
I am a wonderful procrastinator. I am really good at it, which is probably a bad thing, but hey, it's nice to excel at something, right?
I tend to leave things in a pile until the pile gets scary. Then my dreams end up like last night - where I have a ton of laundry to wash and too many choices and then I wake up and realize I really need to get my act together and get. stuff. done. (In dreams: Clothes needing washing: taking care of things, cleaning up a situation or restoring order to things)
So. I did. Everything that I piled up is now done or scheduled or whatever. And as always, it feels totally good to have it all out of the way. And I tell myself I won't let it get that way again and look how awesome it is to have stuff done and go me and then of course, I will let it happen again because it is how I roll. *blink blink*
After I got all my things taken care of, I pulled a card and got the Fool - a PERFECT representation of how things are right now. (the past week all my cards were about energy and movement and being creative and getting things done and don't be lazy LOL)
This card though, The Fool - a great flood of energy, a feeling of lightness - liberation. Whether it is a beginning or and end, there is a nice road to travel right now. Staying focused on objectives and traveling lightly is freeing. Let some of the baggage go and use your energies better.
I'd say that sums up my day quite well.
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious