Dream inspired art… I think my fish is too big November 14th, 2010
Now that I’ve decided to get back to focusing on my art, namely recreating my dreams, my dreaming mind has decided to keep my momentum going. Last night I dreamed I had an enormous fish living in our pool. It was so big that it practically took up the entirety of the pool. And when it jumped into the air, it made a helluva splash when it landed back in the water!
Usually, water in dreams is all about your emotions. The state of the water in your dream will mimic your emotional state in waking life. For example, if you’re dreaming of flooding water then you are likely in an emotional state that is getting increasingly worse in waking life. If you dream of a pool then that is a good indication that you have contained and are now in control of your emotional state, just as a pool is contained and controlled water (with the ph and chlorine levels, etc.) HOWEVER, sometimes the water in your dream can be more about your creative “juices” rather than your emotions… and I believe that is the case with me.
You see, fish are one of the more common symbols I dream about. For many years I have dreamed about forgetting to feed fish that I had in an aquarium. I would dream this pretty much on a weekly basis. I attributed it to creative ideas I had been neglecting as far as my website or promotion ideas I needed to feed in order to get more radio appearances. While that could have been the case, on some level, I am now certain that the dying, starving fish in my dreams all these years were really gentle nudges from my wiser inner mind that my art was dying a slow painful death, languishing in my no longer fertile creative juices… sigh.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I have started delving into my art again thanks to a dream I had that made it abundantly clear that it was my art talent, not web or promotional ideas that was dying. So now that I am “diving” into my creative pool again, my dreaming mind is giving me even more guidance in the form of the giant fish. Just as the fish was confined in too small of a space, my art and desire to create is confined – for the moment – to only digital art because I don’t have the correct art supplies I need to paint or draw. My dream is telling me that I can really “make a splash” once I get the proper materials.
DREAM TIP: If you can find a pun or a figure of speech in your dream, you have found a good part of the message!
And so I will listen to my dream’s advice and I will go get the pencils, the paints and the canvases I need so I can make myself, and my dreaming mind happy. Because, believe you me, when your dreaming mind is not happy with you it will nag you to death with those annoying, persistent recurring dreams. Who needs that when we already have our mothers to do so?
Your dreams are guiding and advising you too, every single night of your life!
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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.
Animals in dreams, sex dreams, death, weird things happening to your body PLUS way cool dream art… It’s ALL in there! Grab your copy of So, What Did You Dream Last Night? and understand your dreams like never before!
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