Originally posted by fourthmeal
I was on a tiny farm which sorta looked like a back yard, and there were baby cow-like animals that liked to be pet on the head. They had fat bellies
like goats sometimes do. They were all black, and had horse hair but softer.
I was filling up a bucket of water for them to drink, nothing really special here that I could detect except the water was from a hose and faucet in a
garage and the water pressure was 100x more than I was prepared for.
Later in the dream I met a character, who looked somewhat like Smeagol (from Lord of the Rings) but not as thin and creepy. More like a native that
had some strange features. Anyway, this character kept speaking different names of God, like Elohim and stuff, and pointing to a large rock.
This other stuff has happened before, and remains the most puzzling of my dream-states. If anything, help me figure this stuff out because it keep
Later, I was sleeping or laying down on a bed, similar to the one I have. The covers were yanked from me, but I was not cold. The entire mattress
was yanked off the bed with me on it, and with me laying on the bed all i could see and feel was the sensation of falling with the bed, maintaining a
perfectly flat drop to the ground or whatever was down there. And I remember that I was anticipating the fall's final end which would be the
mattress and me smacking the ground, but it never comes. Just the howling of the wind as I pick up more and more speed.
A variation of this is me rotating like a compass needle (so with the yaw axis rather than roll or pitch), on the bed like I'm being pulled one
direction but able to stay planted to the bed like it is my anchor for the needle. The direction would change, the covers fly off toward that
direction, and I can feel pressure dragging me or causing me to flail in that direction but I was anchored and could not fly away. The pulling and
rotation was always at my feet, never by my head.
In both these scenarios, I always wake up physically (or in another layer of the dream at the least) and I pop awake not in fear but in wonder of what
the hell just happened.
Ok, I'm gonna take a stab at this. I have a knack for insights into people's dreams-- well people in my circle of friends and family, anyway.
Sometimes they say things like "of course that's what it means-- it's so obvious now."
Disclaimer: I don't know anything about you, and so I have no reference for the symbolism related to your own life experience, but a few words struck
me so I'm going to give it a whirl anyway.
Your words: "compass" and "direction" speak of your direction in life.
"Anchored" and "feet" speak of your sense of being grounded.
"Flail" and "covers being yanked" and "mattress was yanked off the bed with me on it" and "sensation of falling with the bed" and "pressure"
speak of being controlled against your will. Also, "...as I pick up more and more speed" speaks of part of your life feeling out of your control as
The first part, with the small farm and small cows, could be a sense of 'custodian of the Earth' in your small corner of the world, where the forces
of nature are as powerful as anywhere and come about unexpectedly. (The water pressure from the hose.) But the wise local points to the rock, saying
names of God, seemingly to direct you to focus on spirituality to help ground you. (There's that focus on being "grounded" again!)
Interesting, while reading your post, I was asked my husband if a shepherd applied to only sheep, or also animals like goats and COWS too. He said,
no... with goats it's a goatherd. So I thought, what's it called for cows? A Cowherd?
Sounds like coward.
NO-- I am NOT calling you a
coward!!! But are you calling yourself that? I mean, is your inner language condemning you thusly in some facit of your life? Only you can answer
I don't know if that is anywhere close to what it meant. But I do know that you, and only you, are qualified and able to recognize any truths
contained within my interpretation.
Interesting dream, though!!!