The Meaning of Falling in a Dream

Let me begin by saying two things: 1 – the feeling of falling you get as you fall asleep that suddenly jerks you awake is a biological reaction, and not in fact a “dream.” Usually referred to as “Hynagogic jerks” or “hypnic jerks” these involuntary muscle spasms are believed to effect up 70% of the … More The Meaning of Falling in a Dream

Book Review: “Art from Dreams” by Susan Levin

“Shielded behind rusted armor the murderer runs from the detective who’s searching for a vanished life. Time to examine evidence, Turn myself in” There are books about art, and there are books about dreams, but there are very few books that seek to knowingly bridge the gap in being a book about both dreams and … More Book Review: “Art from Dreams” by Susan Levin

Sacred Dreaming: Seasons and Cycles of Nature

As we work on our dreams and grow awareness of our inner Selves, so too does our awareness grow of our connection to other things.  On one level, we may begin to notice more synchronicity in our lives, on other levels, we may simply feel more in tune with nature, with animals, plants, the seasons … More Sacred Dreaming: Seasons and Cycles of Nature

The Meaning of Eating, a Feast or Banquet in a Dream

Advent Calender Day 23: Feast or Banquet Welcome to the twenty third day of the Dream Well advent calendar!  Today I am writing about a feast or banquet, to dream of a table laden with food and drink, or of eating and celebrating with an abundance of food. I have already written about food in … More The Meaning of Eating, a Feast or Banquet in a Dream

The Meaning of Being Pregnant in a Dream

Advent Calender Day 22: Pregnant! Welcome to the twentysecond day of the Dream Well advent calender!  Today I am writing about a concept that can be delighting, concerning or downright bewildering when it appears on dreams – when we dream of ourselves or someone else being pregnant. To dream of being pregnant can be a … More The Meaning of Being Pregnant in a Dream

Meaning of Bird in a Cage Dream

Advent Calender Day 20: Bird in a Cage Welcome to the twentieth day of the Dream Well advent calender!  Today I am writing about quite a specific symbol, that of a bird in a cage.  This symbol contains two other symbols, the bird and cage itself, but the two combine to create a meaning all … More Meaning of Bird in a Cage Dream

The Meaning of Fish in a Dream

Fish in a dream can symbolise the flow of life, of transformation and creation.  They can symbolise a development of emotional perceptiveness, or learning to trust our instincts.  Fish can symbolise the creation of new ideas, new ways of living that sustain and nurture us or even the start of new life itself. … More The Meaning of Fish in a Dream

The Meaning of a Window in a Dream

Window dreams ask us to consider our perceptions of the world, what we see and what miss, what we let in and what we choose to draw the curtains on.  Windows in dreams remind us that there is an inner and an outer world, and how we see things depends very much on where we stand. … More The Meaning of a Window in a Dream

The Meaning of a Candle in a Dream

We have already looked at the symbol of fire with our post on fireplaces, and due to the flame of the candle, there is much overlap in the symbolism of candles and that of fire in general. Like all fires, a candle flame can symbolise the life force, or our eternal spirit. But candles have … More The Meaning of a Candle in a Dream