Moving into a house with a big room in it. Have many possessions that are being unpacked, and I can’t remember who I am with – either Troy or family. Plenty happens in-between; I don’t remember much other than walking out of the main room and now I am swimming in flooded waters. To my right is normal dry land, and a body of water, like a lake or something. A blonde kid reminding me of Danny jumps in, feet-first, his body straight. I feel cold just watching him and mention this to Troy and the one other person I am walking with. It is almost strange to me, it seems, that the kid would jump in when the water is so cold. But then I realize that I could probably do that too (as we start heading back to the house), as I am already deep in water. Upon this realization, I swim a little harder and splash a little more in the water. To my right, another body of water, but it is upside-down, reflecting into the sky. I point this out; nobody else seems to care or finds it surprising. I think it’s beautiful and fascinating. We walk down the corridor (suddenly dry) to go to the house, and a group of four young boys are there; one asks me if I’m the one who runs a magazine, and I say, “Yeah, how did you know that?” and he said he had seen one of the copies that was being passed around, and I wonder how many people have seen it and how they know to associate it with me. Go into the house; it’s dry there as well. Begin to pack to move away. The room is shaped similarly to my living room in the New Jersey townhouse. I am wondering as I am packing something what those people think about someone starting a magazine; it’s not really that big of a deal these days, after all, so are they thinking it is a big deal because it was in print and because it reminds them of something like a Vogue or something because of that? I soon am folding blankets in the center of the room with my mom and brother in the room; my dad is outs of it. I am stacking them while watching TV, I think, taking my time because I want to do as much as I can while still in front of the TV. When I’m done folding, I throw a bunch of crochet-covered couch cushions onto the couch; there are so many it seems to cover up every portion of it. I notice a regular pillow sandwiched in there, with a red covering (the other ones are in a similar color palette though maybe a bit browner with red-ish accents). End up opening up some cabinet near-ish the couch and inside it are some useless things, some cardboard or something, and also some pieces I feel like I am leaving for future use. Find a couple small boxes of old copies of my magazine, and I’m wondering why I brought them there, when I get the sense that we knew all along that we were going to move out of this house, and now it’s just one more thing to more.
To dream that you are moving away signifies your desire or need for change. It may also mean an end to a situation or relationship; you are moving on. Alternatively, it indicates your determination and issues regarding dependence/independence.
To dream that you are in a flood represents your need to release some sexual desires. If the flood is raging, then it represents emotional issues and tensions. Your repressed emotions are overwhelming you. Consider where the flood is for clues as to where in your waking life is causing you stress and tension. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you are overwhelming others with your demands and strong opinion. Still another interpretation could be your desire to wipe everything clean and make a fresh new start.
To see a gentle flood in your dream indicates that your worries over a certain matter will soon be swept away.
To dream that you are swimming suggests that you are exploring aspects of your subconscious mind and emotions. The dream may be a sign that you are seeking some sort of emotional support. It is a common dream image for people going through therapy.
To dream that you are swimming underwater suggests that you are completely submerged in your own feelings. You are forcing yourself to deal with your subconscious emotions.
If you see a strange figure or something other than your own reflection, then it suggests that you are undergoing some identity crisis. You are not sure about who you are anymore.
To dream that you are watching television represents your mind and its flowing thoughts. The dream reflects how you are receiving, integrating, and expressing your ideas and thoughts. The programs you dream of watching are an objective view of the things that are in your mind.
To see a pillow in your dream represents comfort. relaxation, ease, and/or luxury. You need to take it easy on yourself. Alternatively, the dream indicates laziness.
To dream that you are lying on a pillow suggests that you are in need of some mental support. Perhaps there is a situation or matter that you need to “cushion” and soften the blow.
To dream that your pillow is gone indicates that you are in self-denial.
To see or use a cushion in your dream suggests that you are in need of more rest and relaxation. Alternatively, the dream may be a metaphor that you need to “cushion” or distance yourself against a hurtful situation or some offensive remarks.
To see or dream that you are on a couch represents rest, relaxation, laziness or boredom. It may also mean you need to clear you mind and thoughts. Consider also who is on the couch with you as the dream may also have sexual connotations.
At some sort of retreat where there are many rooms with many people in them. Troy and I are sharing a very nice hotel room with two people, though they leave the first day. It is located on some huge compound, where there seems to be a lot of things to do. We go out and do a bunch of stuff and come back to two new ladies. Doug (my dad’s former co-worker) is somehow involved with the music business and has told the ladies something about me forgetting my wallet (or something equally mundane, which turns out to be untrue). The ladies are in an experimental music band (or two) which I now forget the name of but they work with a guy Mike who I supposedly know, who runs some experimental label. I recognize their band name and realize that they are somewhat well-known in the genre. We all end up hanging out in the room – I don’t think Troy is there – and he and I have the far bed near the window and they have the closer bed near the door. I am sitting on the floor talking to a couple other people and there is another label guy there. He is some fat and pretty gross dude who starts massaging me and initially I accept it, thinking it’s just a friendly gesture, but then he starts doing things that feel a little bit advancey, and before I know it, he’s kissing my neck or something like that, and I tell him to stop. He is kind of doing it because he knows I am involved in the music industry and thinks that he somehow has the right to do it and that I will accept it. It briefly crosses my mind that perhaps this connection would best be unsevered for Swahili’s sake, but then decide against it and spurn off his advances.
Fast-forward and I am walking through a courtyard or something which I have walked through tons of times, but this time it is flooded, and towards a particular rocky enclave, I see two octopi. One is smaller and lighter in color; the other is red and pretty large. The small one comes by the large one and stings it (or something) on the top of the head so that it loses redness for a second. A girl – one of my new roommates, I think – puts her face down into the water, which is only like, lower shin high probably, to kiss the larger octopus. It wraps a bit around her face. I warn her about getting stung, and she says that these octopi are here always, and it’s unlikely that she’ll be stung. I look down – we are now with a group of people, as well – and there indeed are octopi everywhere in the water. I am worried about stepping on them now, and think about paddling and floating instead of walking the rest of the way. Not sure if I do that.
Arrive back at the hotel or whatever, and am meeting up with Troy in the room. The other two ladies are leaving, I believe, and I ask him if he wants to stay. He decides that he wants to, and in my mind, I’m thinking that the other ladies are gone so we can have sex, and he is thinking that he will be able to sleep early because he needs to get up for work. We cuddle for a while, while I think one of the other ladies is still in the room, standing on some ledge or something. He decides to go out for a bit to another room, and I ask him if he’s going to work, and he says, not tonight. I soon go follow him, but I want to call my parents first and tell them I’m staying another evening.
Fast-forward and we meet up in the place where he is, which is, I think, where there are a ton of video games. I am headed there but realize I have forgotten something like my wallet? And go back to the room to grab it. There is a vague association with cupcakes somewhere in here? (Also, I am not sure if this wallet section is right here or earlier, but I definitely go back to the room at this point to retrieve something; it is possible there are two separate incidences of such things).
To see a hotel in your dream signifies a new state of mind or a shift in personal identity. You are undergoing some sort of transition and need to move away from your old habits and old way of thinking. You need to temporarily escape from your daily life. Alternatively, the dream may imply a loss in your personal identity.
Hotel – to dream of a hotel or any establishment that is temporary accommodation indicates that we may not feel secure within our present living conditions. The type of accommodation often gives clues as to the insecurity we are experiencing. A bed and breakfast place could be interpreted as basic but comfortable whereas a five-star hotel might suggest expensive luxury.
To dream that you are sharing something symbolizes your generosity toward others. Perhaps you need to be more generous with your feelings. Alternatively, the dream may be a metaphor for the “shares” you have in the stock market. You are expressing concern over your finances.
To dream that you are in the bedroom signifies aspects of yourself that you keep private. It is also indicative of your sexual nature and intimate relations.
To dream that you are getting a massage suggests that you are lacking sensual or sexual stimulation in your waking life. You need to be more in touch with your sensuality. Perhaps you need to take better care of your body. The dream also represents nurturance, ease and comfort. Alternatively, getting a massage suggests that you need to let go and stop being so defensive.
To dream that you are in a flood represents your need to release some sexual desires. If the flood is raging, then it represents emotional issues and tensions. Your repressed emotions are overwhelming you. Consider where the flood is for clues as to where in your waking life is causing you stress and tension. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you are overwhelming others with your demands and strong opinion. Still another interpretation could be your desire to wipe everything clean and make a fresh new start. To see a gentle flood in your dream indicates that your worries over a certain matter will soon be swept away.
To see an octopus in your dream means that you are entangled in some difficult matter. Your judgment is being clouded. Alternatively, the octopus indicates that you are overly possessive and maybe too clingy in a relationship.
To dream that you are stung represents some hurtful action or remark. The dream may be a pun on some “stinging remark”. Although, you are not letting it show how it has affected you, the pain is making its way into your dreamscape. Alternatively, the dream may also be a metaphor for being in love.
To dream that you are warning someone suggests that you need to recognize the dangers or negatives of some situation. You need to bring this to the surface.
A single kiss (particularly on the forehead) has often had spiritual and religious undertones, and here the image symbolizes a blessing of a spiritual kind. A kiss represents tranquility, peace and harmony. We are sealing a pact – perhaps coming to some sort of agreement or recognizing different ways of co-operating with others. We may also be moving towards unity and acceptance within ourselves. Being kissed indicates that we are appreciated and loved for our own qualities. When we dream about kissing someone, whether of the same gender as ourselves or not, it can suggest an acceptance of a new relationship with that person. Such an act can also signify that, on a subconscious level, we are seeking to develop a quality belonging to that other person in ourselves. For both men and women a kiss in dreams is an acknowledgement, often of aspects of our personality that we have not been able to integrate successfully. Women may choose to understand their own drive and assertiveness and men their more sensitive side.
To dream that you are playing a video game represents your ability to manipulate others into doing what you want them to do. Alternatively, playing video game suggests that you are trying to escape from the problems in your real life, instead of confronting it. Consider the type of video game for additional insights.
To dream that you lose your wallet suggests that you need to be more cautious and careful about your spending and finances. You need to be more responsible with your money. Alternatively, losing your wallet indicates that you are losing touch with your true identity. You are experiencing some anxiety over changes and uncertainties happening in your life. If you find a wallet, then it indicates that you have regained financial stability.