Thursday, April 9, 2015
Home (Elements of Dreams) #AtoZChallenge
Often the setting of a dream will be my home which is completely logical since this is where I spend so much of my time.. The place where I live represents me, my security, my place of existence, and the place where most of the things I own are. Home is something I value and sometimes fear losing.
Oddly though, when I dream about "my house" what I experience in my dream is typically not exactly the house where I live and sometimes nothing like the house where I live. Usually the house is more vast with rooms that do not exist in waking life. There might be odd features like basements or attics that are not in my waking life house. Frequently the house seems somewhat dark and old, perhaps having long hallways with many doors leading to unknown places. The house may be a combination of other houses where I have lived or visited.
Occasionally the house will be connected to other houses, buildings, or places similar to shopping malls or the like. The aura is typically darkened, eerie, and at times foreboding. Sometimes there are people present who I don't know or who would not logically be in my actual home.
I've heard other people say that the houses that they dream about are similar to what I've described here. My belief is that the houses in dreams represent our minds and memories. We are experiencing thought and mind as a physical representation in part. Also since a dream story must have a setting, a house is often a logical setting to appear in the dream depending on what the nature of the story is.
When you dream about being at home in your dream is the house the same as the house where you actually live? What do you think the houses in your dreams represent? Do the houses in your dreams give you a good feeling or a strange feeling of foreboding?