So I have had two reoccurring dreams recently. Thirst and crocodiles. Weird, I know! But before you go all raised eyebrow on me and assume I am a dream-meaning fanatic, I'll say here that while mine usually are very spot on, and often very enlightening, I do not let dreams dictate my life. That said, I feel our subconscious is wildly powerful, more so than we could ever imagine, and it does it's best to help us out. I see it more as a push in the right direction, or an assist in life. Of course, there are some dreams that defy any explanation or rationale like transforming into a green penguin that can juggle and sees a hippo therapist on Tuesdays. On second thought...
Now, I have always dreamed VERY vivid, lengthy, movie-like dreams, and lately, these two things have shown up at least once every night. At first, I just thought that I was actually thirsty. I try to drink like a gallon of water a day, which you would assume keeps you hydrated, but instead I actually crave water more. I suppose since hydration is a good thing, ya know keeps us alive, I was like "hey body, thanks for looking out... but I cannot drink any. more. water. without ending up in the bathroom 5 times a night!"
I also wondered why while I was being attacked by crocodiles, my main concern was that I was thirsty. "Hey there, don't mind the mangled ripped-apart-by-a-massive-croc look I have going here, can I please have a bottle of water? Kinda thirsty today." Followed by not one single person I encountered in my dream, being able to oblige. What in the world?!
So I did some research. And I found these two interesting themes... insert FML...
"To dream that you are thirsty symbolizes an unmet need. There is an emotional void in your life. Or you may be seeking for some inspiration, motivation or just an extra push."
Welp, welcome to my ever unfolding world. We all have needs, it just seems that in my recent past I have not found a great balance. While I have tuned in to overcoming my past, reconnecting with my emotional side, and healing terrible wounds, my personal interactions in the ol' love department have definitely waned. Also, as with any creative outlet, comes the peaks and valleys in output. Last week I wrote very little in stark contrast to the last few months, currently 111 published articles (before this one) in just under three months. So yes, you could say I plateaued in my flow. Fear not, I have way too much to say on a regular basis! It is simply sorting through the chaos of my mind, in search of the communication station.
Up next - Crikey Crocs! No not the shoes, although equally terrifying.
"To see a crocodile in your dream symbolizes freedom, hidden strength and power. It also forewarns of hidden danger. Someone near you is giving you bad advice and is trying to sway you into poor decisions. Because crocodiles can live in water and on land, they also represent your conscious and subconscious and the emotional and rational. Perhaps something is coming to the surface and you are on the verge of some new awareness.
Alternatively, the crocodile may be an aspect of yourself and your aggressive and "snappy" attitude.
Dreaming that you are chased or bitten by a crocodile implies that you are refusing to confront some painful, disturbing or destructive aspect of your subconscious. Your feelings toward a situation or relationship is suffocating you or is eating you up inside."
First of all, freeeeeedoooooommmmmm! Strength, hidden power - raaawr! Yes, bring it! And also, whoever you are giving me bad advice, you can just carry on, your existence as a confidant (hidden danger!) is no longer needed, k thanks! Jerk.
Next, new awareness - you are up... if this is a demonstration in connecting emotional and rational, you have my full attention, because navigating these waters can be pretty fucky! I will take all the help I can get.
(Auto-correct and spellcheck are not fans of my use of the word fuck, as fucky the adjective. To which I say, kindly fuck off!)
Now, in regards to aggression and my "snappiness" - note my response to spellcheck over fucky. I think I have said enough, although I never really believe that, so I will add that I am never rarely just aggressive, my attitude is directly indicative of whatever you brought to the table, so maybe you should just look at yourself on this one! Oh wait, this was my dream... Shit. Again.
This last part, about a disturbing situation I am refusing to confront, originally had me like "Are you kidding me right now?! Have you read my blogs, subconscious?! I mean come on, I am facing it all!!" And then I calmed down from my aggressive and snappy nature to realize that I really have just begun to chip away at the iceberg that is the devestation done to my life. Couple that with somewhat censoring I have riddled myself with to spare others the pain of their own truths, and voila - suffocation situation, eating me up inside.
Good times, subconscious, gooooooooood times. Sigh. I think I will go get my water fix in a Florida water way, eye rolls.
So that was my last night, how was yours?!
I used this site for my dream interpretation. Good luck with yours!