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Dream weaving

I had the strangest set of dreams last night. If you’re thinking ‘oh no, not another one of those dream interpretation blogs’ you’re absolutely right on.

I dreamt I was outside, standing in front of what I believe to have been either a clothesline pole or some sort of large yard stake. A carefully constructed spider web was built on this, stretching from one end of the T all the way to the center. It’s hard to explain, but it was the thickest web I’ve ever seen. Using my forefinger and thumb I tried to pry it away, but it was so sticky and would not budge. It got stuck to my fingers a time or two, but I was never able to pry it from whatever it was adhered to. I remember looking constantly for the spider, anyone who knows me is well aware that I am terrified of spiders. But the spider wasn’t there, or at least never made an appearance.

To see a web in your dream, represents your desire to control everything around you. Alternatively, it could suggest that you are being held back from fully expressing yourself. You may feel trapped and do not know what to do or where to go. The dream may also be symbolic of your social network of acquaintances on the world wide web.

This also got me to thinking about the Indian dream catchers. Could this dream have anything to do with those? I don’t believe so. Dream catchers have a woven web in the center – to catch and filter the bad dreams away from the child. And when the feathers moved while the child slept, the parents knew that beautiful dreams were entering his or her reality.

More often than not, a spiders web symbolizes responsibilities or something we feel caught up in. As the interpretation above states, it could express moments when you feel trapped, inhibited, or otherwise feel unable to move… as in a spiders web. I also feel it could possibly represent getting ‘spun up’ in a certain situation. An overall broader analogy could signify entanglement and the general complexities of life.

I do pay close attention to my dreams, suffice it to say that it’s actually saved my ass a time or two. I read somewhere that dreaming is a vital function of life. Although I’m unsure of the authenticity of that statement – I believe they do serve some sort of purpose, and occur for a reason.

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