The Art of Healing in Your Dreams Over Time
Dreams of Leaving Things Behind and Finding Them
For years I’ve been trying to find a reliable site for dream interpretation or symbolism. This is one. I can’t even think of another one.
What exists, however, is a lot of SEO-focused or AI-generated dream content. While some of it may be based on, let’s say, Freudian dream analysis or Jungian archetypes — something legit — it’s still never satisfying for offering perspective into anything but my most basic dream questions. You know: What does yellow in a dream represent? Or…why am I dreaming about giraffes?
I don’t have a degree or certification in dream analysis. But I’ve been independently studying the practice almost my entire life, and I’m pretty good at it. Through journaling and tracking my own dreams as a regular practice for the last decade, I’ve started to see patterns in repeating stories or recurring themes in my own dreams, which have provided me, over time, with opportunities for healing.
I’m going to share one of those with you because today, when I remembered it, the dream last night felt like one of those big deal moments.
Picture a 19th-century spiritualist, eyes rolled up to the ceiling, his hands over my head shouting: “YOU ARE HEALED, SISTER.” It wasn’t like that. Picture instead a 40-something year old woman in her Target-brand red pajamas for the second day in a row, sitting in her cozy chair next to the window that faces the street, a pale blue soft-cover leather journal in her lap. She takes a sip of her cappuccino and says “Ohhhh. Riiiiiight.”
That’s more like it.
What About Dreams of Houses?
I may have been a little harsh above when I said there’s little quality content on the internet about dream symbolism or archetypes. There’s probably a lot, but people in general are bad at making their content Google-search friendly. Or, they published the content on a blog designed in geocities in 2007 and then, I don’t know, died.
Here’s one site I found just now searching “dreams about houses Jungian.” He writes about houses appearing in dreams:
Houses engender deep emotions in their occupants. We can have a…