Sleepy buddha got a day off today. I got a few chores done, and settled down to watch a movie this afternoon. Instant nap fuel.
I had a dream, and this has been a recurring dream throughout much of my life that I can remember. It's not the 'same' dream over and over, but a
variation on a theme.
This one always touches me in a weird way. I'm not really sure what to make of it. I would like to share some of the imagery and themes to get some
input. The only thing I can really say is that I am a little disappointed waking up, but it doesn't last long, and the dream is soon let go.
The dream mainly consists of me exploring a house, apartment, hotel, or some kind of domicile. This particular dream was an apartment. It was like a
new apartment I was just moving into. Sometimes it's my home, and sometimes it's someone else's that I'm just exploring to sate my curiosity.
There are a couple of elements involved in every one of these dreams that I've noticed:
These are very lavish buildings. They are also very large. One thing that always happens in the dream is that I inspect a few rooms, and think I've
seen the whole place, but then I will start to find other bedrooms, bathrooms, secret rooms, secret hallways, doors etc. These places are always
majestically big and contain many, many rooms, though they are quite unassuming at first. The secretive aspect is part of these extra rooms I didn't
notice until further exploration. In the dream, I feel as if these secret rooms are a place where I can stretch out and have some peace and solitude.
They also give me a sense of happily getting lost in my own house.
There is also a motif of water. The bathrooms or kitchens usually represent this as I inspect luxurious bathtubs. Many times there are even fountains
or fancy water decorations (like fountains, but not sure quite how to explain them.) There is usually some kind of decorative purpose to running water
in these dreams. Sometimes there is a small artificial waterfall for example.
There is no outside. Never in these dreams do I see outside this house. There are no windows to see out of, no landscape. It's just the house. No
yards, no nothing outside. The dream is about getting lost in those secret rooms, going deeper into the house; not concerned with big green yards or
anything like that. Which is a shame because I'd love a nice big yard!
Some things that are not as consistent:
As mentioned, sometimes it's my home and I'm exploring alone. Sometimes it is someone else's and I'm a guest.
Sometimes the architecture makes sense in the real world, sometimes it's more bizarre like an Escher drawing.
Sometimes the decorative style is more modern, sometimes it is very old, like Victorian.
I am usually very reserved with dream interpretation. I would like to hear an outside opinion, and get an objective insight into what this dream would
mean, and why it's so common for me. It's the dream I have more than any other dream.
Thanks to all replies.
edit on 20-8-2016 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)