|English: giant strawberry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
On the morning of Memorial Day 2013 I awoke with the phrase "Strawberry Jesus" on my mind. I had slept in since it was a holiday and my wife didn't have to wake up early to go to work. I had been dreaming intensely throughout the morning, but cannot now recall what I had been dreaming. Only the phrase "Strawberry Jesus" stuck with me.
Since this peculiar juxtaposition of wording had stayed with me I decided that this should be an exploration on this dream blog. Why would I dream of such an odd term? And why would it stand out for me as something that had significance?
Before I began writing on the topic, I looked up "Strawberry Jesus" on Google. I found some references to a musical artist or band from Rome, Georgia. There were a few other odd entries for the term that I did not explore. I saw nothing that would indicate that I would have seen this term mentioned elsewhere sometime in my past. The origin in my mind is a mystery. However, the fact that others have thought of the term makes it seem less odd that I would have thought of it.
I will add "Strawberry Jesus" to other peculiar dream references such as "Dynamic Flow" and others that I cannot remember at the moment. There are also the references to songs, movies, or other creative things that I cannot connect to anything in real life. These references undoubtedly come either from my subconscious memory of tanget encounters with these experiences in my life or some sort of connections that would randomly connect words or other sensory experiences to create something that seemingly made sense in a dream.
The questions remain. What are these references? Why did they seem significant in the dream? Why did these terms enter my dream-state thinking?
Have you ever woken up thinking of a particular phrase or idea that felt very familiar or significant to you? Did you ever figure out why or what the dream image may have signified? Have you ever had a dream that was influenced by a phrase or concept that you'd heard before?