We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. ~Anaïs Nin
Earlier this week I introduced you to Monica Wilcox. (scroll to the bottom of the page for all her info!) She wrote a guest post for Muse In The Valley: Where World’s Collide, recounting the dream she had of her mom after her passing.
Today, I am presenting you with a recent interpretation I did for Monica, allowing me to delve into her subconscious. Could this be a visitation dream of another kind?
I was going to a high school reunion type dinner (I have this thing about H.S. dreams, don’t ask) and realized my date was a boy I did not like and did not want to go with. I was wearing a beautiful white gown with black flowers but thought is was too little girly for the event and wanted to go home and change. As I am trying to leave to go home a man walks up with a bouquet of exotic flowers. He’s come to “save my night” and be my date.
Here is the interesting part. I recognize him as a good friend I’ve dreamed of before. He has recently broke up with another mutual friend who is dating another guy I know. He would like to start dating another woman I know but she is unaware of this and…. The point is I consciously realized that I not only know him and his whole story from past dreams but a literal cast of other people we both know. I knew as much about these people from past dreams as I know about my family and friends in life. I realized I had had the previous episode of this dream the night before and this was a continuation. Anyway, I get the continuation dreams a lot (like the story just keeps going on, it’s not repetitive) but I didn’t realize until last night how long and how in depth I knew these “characters”. It was kind of crazy. Have any of you experienced this?
(Note: I have never experienced this kind of dream. However, I am discovering that some of my clients do an am in full research mode! )
Monica, I was wondering, since you have many High School dreams, including this one.. Maybe there are things in your past… (or past lives) that is unresolved and now is the time to face them. The boy you do not want to go with may represent that side of you who resists going (where no Monica has gone before!) … maybe there is a bit of fear there.
In the dress I see black and white, yin and yang, male/female.. like/dislike… Since you find the dress “too girly” I am wondering if this has something to do with your feminine side.. What seems too girly in your life now? Or.. is there some male aspects of yourself which want to come out.. Because you do say “I want to go home and change”… Going home? Is that back to your spirit? Change? What changes have you been making or want to make lately?
The man with the exotic flowers! I see here: expressions of love, deep love and far away places (spirituality maybe?) or.. another dimension you are playing with. I think this man represents acceptance of this.. and helps you cross over to this place.. with unconditional love. He can also represent that loving side of you who is ready and willing to change and move forward.
The fact that you recognize this man.. and all the cast of your dream.. leaves me to believe that this is “knowledge” that you already know.. (re: above) These people may have been on your path before and are all in your dream to remind you to where you are going. You recognise what you already know!! and I think there will be more revelations to you in the next few weeks. So keep me posted!
The message I got for you, at the end, when I finished reading your dream is:
Everything is not all black and white! (there is a huge grey area).. and Nothing is as it seems..
I’ve never had anyone interpret my dreams before so it’s a treat. I totally agree with your overall message: Nothing is as it seems. That could be the title. (thanks for the idea Monica!!) I also feel like the “man” is a spirit I have known for a long time who comes and goes, we know each other’s history and he shows up to give me some support. Weather he is a living spirit who dream jumps with me or someone who is in spirit and comes to me from a spiritual plain…not sure. I will say that the majority of my H.S. years were filled with boys who liked me but I had no interest in. The boys I liked were usually clueless, shy, or not interested. Maybe there is a part of me that feels like I’m stuck with something I’m not interested in??? Thanks Kim!! This gives me a lot to think about.
Do you think Monica has a guide or a soul mate visiting her? Maybe souls she already knows visit her in her dreams, thus, the reason she is recognizing them? Leave your thoughts in the comment section.
Thank you for your awesome feedback!
Monica Wilcox is a regular contributor for Care2.com, OwningPink.com, and FemCentral.com. Her work has been featured on McSweeney’s.net and in Parent:Wise magazine. When she’s not editing her first novel, she’s blogging about women’s issues, living green and everything woo-woo. She’s been advised to publish a dream journal. Until then you can find more of her nightly drama at Femmetales.com.