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January 17th, 2006

(no subject) @ 12:06 pm


I've been having weird dreams lately. It's weird enough that I've been having dreams that I can remember, but that's not what's weird.

I have these dreams where I know that I'm at home, but home is a lot bigger than where I'm living. Typically, I get the sense that there are rooms in my house that I haven't visited, and part of the dream is to go visit those rooms and find staircases that lead to whole levels of the house that I never realized existed. These places are fully furnished, sometimes with expensive stuff (televisions, top-of-the-line furniture, etc.).

In last night's dream, I was sitting on the deck (which overlooked a big highway; I'm going to say I-75) and needed to go to the bathroom (another recurring theme in my dreams). When I walk into the bathroom, it's fitted out like a gym, and there's a scale that can handle up to 500 lbs. The toilet looked like a recliner.

I haven't had much of a chance to process this one. Thoughts, anyone?
 
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From:cadona
Date:January 17th, 2006 11:25 am (UTC)
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There are volumes written about dreams. In many of the books are list of symbols and what the symbols mean. But I think the best source of information about your dream is you. It is your subconscious talking to you using what you know. What does it mean to you? Also you have been taking Wellburtin. When I take Wellburtin or any antidepressant I have very vivid dreams at first.
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From:john_holton
Date:January 17th, 2006 01:02 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure that I trust the books about dream interpretation, myself.

I think you're right on a couple of counts, that my dream memory is probably as a result of the antidepressant (and everything else I'm taking) and that my own interpretation of the dream would be more accurate than anything I could dig out of a book. I definitely need to meditate on what it is that the dream is trying to tell me. I'm thinking that it has a lot to do with using talents that I'm aware of but either not using or not willing to examine. I don't know why, but this dream seems to be significant, especially since I've had similar dreams on a couple of occasions.
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From:hiddendreams
Date:January 17th, 2006 11:34 am (UTC)
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I have a similar recurring dream, though mine's set in a shopping mall. (Spend lots of time walking through it, finding new areas...)

The going to the bathroom stuff... that's just... interesting... :-)
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From:john_holton
Date:January 17th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
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I used to find the bathroom dreams disturbing, but it seems to be a recurring theme, and has been for a number of years. I'm either using the facilities, or I'm the LIEN guy cleaning it. I really ought to spend more time meditating on these things.
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From:john_holton
Date:January 17th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
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So far, I haven't had any nightmares, but I also haven't smoked in over 15 years. Maybe it's some sort of weird interaction of some sort. My brother said he had strange dreams when he started using nicotine patches to stop smoking.
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From:halfmoon_mollie
Date:January 17th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
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I've never believed in Freud's symbols nor Jung's dream interpretation. I once read that everyone in your dream is you...I'm not so sure I believe that either.

I wouldn't hazard a guess at interpeting this. BUT...the rooms in the house that you didn't know about? Does that have something to do with your travelling? And feeling you're missing things at home?

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From:john_holton
Date:January 17th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
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That's an interesting way of looking at it. It doesn't feel like it has anything to do with missing something while I'm traveling, though; it's more like I feel that it's been there all along and I just haven't been able to see it, or I just haven't gotten around to going there.

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