Dream inspired art… I’m back! November 12th, 2010
As I mentioned in a previous post, I have started delving into my art again thanks to a dream I had recently that told me I had allowed this part of myself to be stripped away. In particular, I am going to focus on recreating my own dreams and, lucky you, you will get to see them here on my blog as they are dreamed and then created. As you can see, I have posted the first of – what I hope – will be many to come. This one I have named, “I’m back.” This was done digitally because, since it has been so long since I’ve gotten my hands dirty with paint and pastels, etc. I don’t have the proper art supplies… yet!
Here is what all this crazy looking symbolism means and pertains to my life… and maybe you’ll get some insight into what some of these symbols may mean for you as well. Obviously, that’s me down there in the corner looking at what is going on in the dream.
The wide open door looking out into the sky represents several opportunities that have “opened up” to me lately. “The sky” is the limit, that is, if I play my cards right. But due to some personal and emotional issues, what should be a wide open and welcoming opportunity has become “clouded” with uncertainty and even fear, hence the clouds. I have allowed those clouds in due to my own weaknesses.
The hand that is reaching around the door frame was, in the dream, trying to turn on a light switch but couldn’t find it. That represents my need to find certain things out, my need to “shed some light” on some physical unknowns I am currently dealing with. It is a male hand rather than a female hand because it is my own male assertive energy that will take action on this unknown and get er dun. The hand couldn’t find the switch because I still haven’t found out what’s going on yet.
That coiled up snake on the wall is a cool symbol! Usually, snakes in dreams are connected to a man in the dreamer’s waking life that is exhibiting low down behavior – hence their shape - OR it can be connected to health issues, hence the caduceus, the symbol for physicians… you know, the two snakes wrapped around the winged staff. I think my dream has two meanings, one is a common meaning and the other is my own personal meaning. It certainly is related to my health issues I am trying to figure out. The second meaning is connected my latest book “Dream On It,” which is about to come out. It has a cool snake on the cover. Here in my dream, the snake is coiled and ready to strike because 1. my book is about to hit newsstands everywhere in March and 2. I think I am on the verge of finding out what the deal is with my health issues.
As you can see, all these different symbols in my dream have come together to create a big, and pretty cool, picture for me… a picture with a message. I believe the message is, “Be patient. You are in the dark and uncertain about some things right now but keep looking up. You can handle it (hence the hand in the dream). There are endless opportunities ahead.”
Your dreams work the exact same way. What may seem like a jumbled mess of random objects and happenings are in fact very important and powerful messages carefully pieced together by your wise and knowing dreaming mind. When you can learn to put the pieces of your dream puzzle together, you’ll see the big picture, the important message you are giving yourself through the dream.
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Colored doors November 13th, 2009
I get asked a lot if it’s true that we dream in black and white. The answer is NO! Not true at all. That is a myth that was born in the 50s, the age of black and white television. Before that, no one had ever claimed to dream in black and white. If you see in color, you dream in color. In fact, any color that seems to stand out to you in a dream is important and there for a reason. Everything in your dream means something, even the colors.
Last week I was a guest on WUHU in Bowling Green, KY with Brooke Summers when a listener called in with a dream about colored doors. What you don’t get to hear in the call, because it was edited out, was that she is currently trying to decide if she should keep looking for a man or just give up for a while…
What about you? Have any colors been standing out to you in your dreams?
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