I was going to make this thread about just a specific water dream theme I have, but I realized in the middle of typing them up that I have a LOT of
water themed dreams that I might want to expand on, so just a general water theme overall seems best.
To clarify off the top, I know the dream symbolism with water and driving into it is generally regarded as symbolizing being overwhelmed IRL with
something. Personally, I don't think I am (certainly don't feel like it, anyway) but I am open to the idea that I may feel that way subconsciously.
Also, I don't drive IRL (never have) but seem to be a competent one in my dreams.
Since I keep having this recurring theme over the years on a fairly regular basis, I want to describe the overall theme of the dreams where driving
into/through a body of water is "normal" in the dream. And maybe get some outside-the-box perspectives on it that anyone may have, too.
In some dreams, a well-marked and busy, well-traveled main road can sometimes have a stretch inexplicably built right through a body of water. Bumper
deep, or window edge deep. Not deep enough to completely submerge the car, but deep enough for me and passengers in the dream to wonder just what
Einstein thought a road through the pond/swamp/shallow river/etc was a bright idea, it can't possibly be good for the car (lol) There's no panic or
fear, just some annoyed people who weren't expecting the "water road" surprise. And there is other traffic, too, which never causes any water movement
at all. It's quite the sight to see vehicles driving through water and not making anything beyond lazy ripples.
To the credit of the "designer", these "water roads" are always in a rather pretty area with gorgeous land features & vegetation and astonishingly
crystal clear water. If these places existed in real life, I'd be there all day, every day just relaxing.
Other "water road" dreams involve bridges. Which are also always beautifully designed, have spectacular views, and sometimes have a center barrier
filled with lush, impressive vegetation (not always, but sometimes) These dreams baffle me at best, because one side has a road clearly on land, while
the opposite one typically doesn't. The stream of traffic going to the no-road side never seems fazed at all, and continue on to actual land just
fine. It's just a much longer stretch of "water road" than in dreams without the bridges, like that causeway end of the bridge was never built and
people just make do with the shallow underwater dirt road.
Approaching the end of the bridge/start of the "water road" sometimes makes me a little uneasy, but most of the time, that unease goes away as soon as
I notice the water's insane clarity & calmness.
A common theme with weather for these types of dreams is absolutely perfect weather by my personal standards -- not too hot, not too cold (maybe
somewhere around 65*F?) very low dew point/humidity (no clouds and never humid) and a gentle, but noticeable breeze. I've noticed the sun angle to be
anywhere between a little after mid-day to a few hours before sunset, and the one closer to sunset is always more "golden hued", for the lack of a
better way to put it. Regardless of where the sun is, the blue hue of the sky is always a consistent rich sapphire blue like in (northern) winter.
As for what we/I'm usually doing or going to in these dreams, it runs the gamut. Grocery shopping, picking the kids up from somewhere, date with
hubby, driving for the sake of it, etc.
Other dreams with water themes include me being a marine biologist in submersibles doing underwater surveys of previously unsurveyed areas in
trenches/around seamounts. These wrack my nerves quite a bit, it's damn dark, cold and the friggin' sub creaks like nobody's business. But that's all
forgotten when the exterior light stumbles across some previously unknown deep water behemoth creature. Then we collectively clench orifices and try
to GTFO of there as clandestinely as possible, lest we gain the attention of & piss off those giant beasts.
One of my favorites is being in a tropical area where it's littered with thousands of tiny islands set a ways apart from each other, but the water is
shallow and you can walk in the water between each one. It's never deeper than thigh-deep, and very clear, warm water. The thing with this dream is I
always end up looking at a map book to find my way to whatever island I'm going to, and notice it's Earth, but NOTHING is where it's supposed to be.
Absolutely NOTHING, no country is where it should be. No continent has the countries it should have. Since when are Mauritania, Spain, Oman, Laos and
New Zealand part of one land mass in the equatorial Atlantic? Lol, the maps definitely don't make sense awake, but make plenty of sense in the dream.
And there's always 2 or 3 new ones added to the mix that I can never remember the names of, they're usually a string of islands or inhabited atolls
that do NOT exist IRL. These are always tourism hot spots, too.
For the most part, this "Weird Earth" has very few deep trenches in the oceans, and they're always very remote with no land anywhere near them. The
rest of the planet's oceans are never deeper than chest deep ANYWHERE. It's wild, I tell ya, you could literally walk from the beach in one country to
a beach in another halfway around the planet and never encounter deeper water.
I have many more general examples, but I think these are enough to start. And I could go into greater depth with specific dream details, but I figure
I'll do that if anyone asks me to instead.
So, dream sleuths of ATS, what do you think the reason is for me having such heavy theme of water in my dreams? Growing up near it? Natural fondness
for it? (I did spend the better part of my early youth wishing I was a mermaid, I love water & swimming) Something yelling at me from my subconscious
that I keep missing?
Also, share your water dreams, who knows, maybe one of us will pick up described elements from someone else's and have a really neat one
edit on 8/11/2019 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)