milk & whiskey. dogs.

Dream #1
At Clare and Nim’s house, hanging out with Clare. Nim is taking a nap but wakes up around 11:00pm or something, and wants to go to real bed. I help Clare up the stairs so she can get ready; she has injured her left foot and I ask her how. She says just like this, from getting helped up the stairs by Nim and banging her left foot into the stairwell (seems like a self-perpetuating cycle?!). She is speedier than I initially while we are going up, so I speed up a bit and go faster than her, and she says, “Really?” Get upstairs and she goes into the bathroom. When I go back downstairs, Nim starts to walk me home. It is night and there is much incandescent lighting in the streets. I am surprised how far Nim is walking me. On the sidewalk near a tree and planter ahead of us, I see a clump of animals. They are all small but slightly varied; from afar I think one is a baby calf or pig or goat — but upon closer inspection, as we near, I smell a scent makes me positive that they have just been birthed. And they scatter as we pass, three of them going across the street into the driveway of a house, two moving up the street back where we had just come from, and one standing in the street for a long while — the one reminding me of a black pig — and I worry only for a second that it may be hit by a car. Across the street, adorable dogs: one fluffy Chow-ish one in the center, one fluffy doberman to its right (from my point of view). I do not remember anything about the one on the left. Soon Nim is driving me home. We’re driving south on 21st and make a left on Taylor, near the park.

To dream that you are walking up a flight of stairs indicate that you are achieving a higher level of understanding. You are making progress into your spiritual, emotional or material journey. The dream is also analogous to material and thoughts that are coming to the surface. To dream that you slip or trip on the stairs signify your lack of self confidence or conviction in the pursuit of some endeavor. If you slip going up the stairs, then it means that you are moving too fast toward attaining your goals. If you slip going down the stairs, then it suggests that you are moving too quickly in delving into your subconscious. You may not be quite ready to confront your subconscious or repressed thoughts.

Spiritual Meaning:
Spiritually, an injury or scar may suggest that something negative and harmful has occurred, which is an external force rather than internal. We may not have dealt with it as well as we might. An injury will suggest a recent hurt, whereas a scar in a dream suggests that there are old hurts, which have not been fully dealt with.

To dream that you cut your foot on broken glass indicates that you are experiencing some obstacles or reservation in moving forward toward your goals. This dream may occur due to your lack of freedom or independence. Alternatively, you may have taken a step in the wrong direction and your dream is trying to give you a head’s up on it. You need to go in the direction that you want to go and not follow others. Take your own initiative.

To dream that you are walking on a sidewalk represents your steady progress and direction in life. You may be experiencing new walks of life. If the sidewalk is cracked, then it signifies minor and temporary setbacks that are keeping you from getting to your destination. Perhaps you need to alter your course and make some changes in your life.

The tree is symbolic in dreams of the basic structure of our inner lives. When one appears in our dreams it is best to work with the image fairly extensively. (Unfortunately, I don’t know much about the tree.)

To see a puppy in your dream symbolizes your playfulness and carefree nature. It also refers to a blossoming friendship. If you are taking care of a puppy, then it means that you are reliable and trustworthy. Others can depend on you, especially during difficult times. To see a litter of newborn puppies in your dream is indicative of the amount of time that an idea has been developing or will take to develop. Look to the number of puppies to give you that approximate amount of time.

To dream of a separation suggests that you are experiencing some separation anxiety. You are afraid of feeling unneeded or abandoned. Alternatively, the dream means that you need to looking at an issue more objectively. You need to pull yourself away from a situation and look at it from afar.

To see or drive up to a driveway in your dream symbolizes an end to your journey. It also represents security and rest. Alternatively, it denotes your path toward achieving inner peace and finding your spirituality.

If the road is smooth and bordered by trees or flowers, then it denotes a steady progress and steady climb up the social ladder. If the road is straight and narrow, then it means that your path to success is going as planned.

Interpretation of Meanings:
Don’t know, but we did watch a brief film with baby dogs in it right before sleeping. But I have certainly been having some general life confusions about where I am going and the routes I am taking to get there.

Dream #2
Approach some bar in a hotel or something. There are some glasses of scotch but I fill up a glass with milk, quite full. Then I decide to add some scotch to it — I guess thinking it may be like a White Russian if I do that? — but then I realize that the glasses of scotch are all actually half-drunken and belong to strangers. They aren’t even half-full, but far below that. I change my mind.

To dream that you are at a public bar signifies your desire to escape from the stresses of your daily life and retreat into a light-hearted environment where pleasure abounds. Alternatively, you are seeking acceptance in some aspect of your daily life. The dream may also be a pun on being “barred” from some place or something. You are feeling excluded or held back by circumstances beyond your control.

To see milk in your dream symbolizes maternal instincts and motherly love. It also denotes human kindness, wholesomeness, and compassion. Alternatively, the dream may be a metaphor that someone is “milking” you, either emotionally or financially. To dream that you are drinking milk signifies domestic bliss and inner nourishment. It may also imply that you need to strengthen your ties and relationships with others.

To dream that you are enjoying alcohol in moderation denotes contentment and satisfaction in the decisions that you have made. Success is within your grasp. The dream may also be a metaphor for “spirits” and your need for spiritual enrichment.

To see whiskey in bottles symbolizes your alertness, carefulness and protective nature. To dream that you are drinking whisky suggests that your selfishness will cost you your friends. Alternatively, it represents your lack of self-confidence. You are trying to escape the responsibilities of your everyday life.

Interpretation of Meanings:
Maybe to choose milk — nourishment, strengthening of relationships — over whiskey — selfishness… also something I’ve been struggling with lately. Weird.

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