Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wild Dream Wednesdays #13

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Tell Me Your Wildest Dreams!
Every Wednesday I venture away from romantic/erotic fiction writing to interpret your dreams. Have a recurring or puzzling dream? Send it to and I'll try to shed some light on Wild Dreams Wednesday!

This Week's Wildest Dream:

“I dreamed my kid and I were on a boat that was sinking. We were belowdecks and I saved her from going under, then when things looked really bleak I found a stairwell leading up and out of the waterline. When I climbed up, I was too afraid to open the door at the top, thinking more water might rush in. What does this mean?"

Water dreams involve our emotions. In your dream, you are in danger of drowning in overwhelming emotions, yet manage to keep your head above water. That you are saving a child represents aspects of your own childhood, in this case emotions left over from childhood memories that may threaten to flood back in, but from which you've pulled yourself.

Not surprisingly, traveling up a staircase in dreams involves progress on your path, as a person or in reaching desired goals. Here you climb out of the flood, making progress only to find a closed door at the top. Closed doors represent opportunities, new freedoms, attitudes, or feelings that you are barred from, in this case by your own fear to walk through it.

In short, while you have made significant progress along your emotional/spiritual path, at present you may feel stagnant, unable to move further because your own attitudes or fears are barring the way to new possibilities. Let go of past issues that hang on like baggage, and allow yourself the freedom to risk opening the door to a new path.


Wild Dreams Wednesdays interpretation by romance author/editor Lisa Logan is meant to be used for education and entertainment purposes only. I hope you've found this week's post useful! Stay tuned until next Wednesday, when we again delve deep into our Wildest Dreams. Sleep Tight!


Helen Ginger said...

Interesting. Do you use these analogies in your writing? I ask because as I read the dream, I envisioned it as a movie plot. And I wondered if you wrote it, would you have a villain beyond the door waiting to attack or would she break through the door and save herself? The second option seems more in line with the dream inerpretation.

Courtney Mroch said...

I dream of water a LOT so this was really interestng to hear what it might represent. Another very insightful Wild Dream Wednesday. Thanks! (And thanks to the dreamers who take the time to share their dreams for analysis!)

Lisa Logan said...

Helen, I can't say I use dream analogies in my writing, but that's a really interesting idea! I do take meanings into account when I pen dream sequences, though.

I dream about water a lot too, Courtney! Not surprising, as I'm an emotional water sign in the zodiac.