The average dream is about 15 minutes long, but the length of dreams can range from a few seconds to 45 minutes.
The movement of swimming is an ability to cope with your inner feelings and energies. A swimming pool may indicate the way your life is connected with other people, but also connects with relaxation and shared social pleasure.
Being unable to swim in a dream means you have not learned the skill of keping afloat in the depth of your own feelings and mental life. To swim easily is to have true confidence in yourself and trust in life.
A swimming pool can also depict what is going on under the surface of your mind, in your unconscious.
"I don’t dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can’t touch with decay."
|~ Bob Dylan|
Dreaming in color has special significance, and shows intensity or importance. It’s like highlighting things to attract your attention. Here is a list of what specific colors in dreams usually mean:
Red - Very intense, shows there are very important feelings being dealt with. Can symbolize passion, love, emotion, energy, action, hate, and greed.
Blue - Usually has something to do with intellectual or spiritual events, insights, experiences, and mental processes. Can symbolize calmness, contentment, coolness, insight, faith, compassion, and analytical.
Green - Stands for vegetation, nature, and growing. It is the color of sensitivity. Dreaming about this color frequently means we need to pay attention to a more natural lifestyle. Can symbolize growth, nature, innocence, vitality, hope, and contentment.
Yellow - Yellow is happy and encouraging. It is the color of intuition, premonition and perceptions. Can symbolize the sun, enlightening, warmness, optimism, joy, spirit, irritation, envy, and activity.
Violet - Can indicate resignation, but is also the color of introspection, penance, religious beliefs, and atonement. Can symbolize desire for self-knowledge and spiritual guidance, extravagance, magic, faith, dualism, and femininity.
Orange - The color of enthusiasm and youthfulness. Can symbolize fun, refreshment, warmth, energy, and fire.
Black - The color of the unconscious, sinking into blackness, or mourning. Can represent, taboo, magic, hardness, defense, melancholy, masculinity, night, unsettling, sacrifice, and restriction.
White - White stands for completeness, idealism, purity, innocence, elegance, openness, and femininity. Also seen as emotional coldness.
To see a hallway in your dream, symbolizes self exploration. It is the beginning of the path that you are taking in life. You are going through a transitional phase and journeying into the unknown.
The hall or passage in a house may depict how you relate to other people, or how much you let them into your life.
The word dream stems from the Middle English word, dreme which means “joy” and “music”.
To see a cake in your dream, indicates that you need to learn to share and allocate your workload instead of trying to do everything yourself.
Cakes also symbolize selfishness or the feeling of not getting your fair share. More positively, the dream may represent your accomplishments and achievements.
Some studies show that people who are more sensitive, intuitive, creative, or imaginative are more prone to have nightmares.
Outer Space/The Universe
To dream of outer space, represents your boundless creativity. Alternatively, the dream may be a metaphor that something or someone has just came out of nowhere.
It also usually concerns the vast potential of your mind and what lies behind it, so it is the experience beyond thinking.
While wandering through the deserted comic book shop earlier this morning (why yes, I am a nerd!), browsing through the 80% off rack, expecting to find nothing more than cheesy old comics or crusty remnants of graphic novels, I picked up a small book called Dreamtoons.
I admit, the word dream got me, but as I read the description on the back and flipped through the pages, I knew I had to buy it (for $2.37 by the way).
If you have any inkling of interest in comic strips, dreams, or reading other peoples super weird dreams, you’ll love this book. Its a collection of dream cartoons; written descriptions of dreams that real people send this guy (Jesse Reklaw), which he illustrates and turns into 4 panel comic strips.
Its surreal, its crazy, its weird, its fun, and its hilarious. I definitely recommend it.
(If you want a taste of what this book is all about, the author has his own webcomic which showcases all his dream comics over the years. Plus, you can submit your own dream to be turned into a comic strip!)
Check it out: http://slowwave.com/