To each his own. To me my own.

Three dreams…

Attempting to interpret dreams can be as hopeless and painstaking as searching for a lost shipwreck. There may be multiple meanings that exist in dreams, or no meaning at all. Many of them are simply the result of our collective subconscious working overtime. Nevertheless, I find it fascinating to see what could be a hint or preview of what could end up being reality. If nothing else, I always pay attention.

Glass Breaking.

I was in a large kitchen that resembled an industrial one – supposedly part of a place where my daughter was getting ready to move  (her real-life upcoming move was to be the following weekend). I was on a stepladder trying to balance several boxes stacked high, all of which were threatening to crash to the floor. Try as I might, I could not hold them. One by one, the boxes crashed down, each containing glass – soon I was surrounded by glass on the floor. I remember thinking there was no way I’d ever get it all completely cleaned up, that there would always be a danger of someone cutting their foot.

To see broken glass in your dream signifies disappointments and negative changes in your life. Alternatively, it could be symbolic of an aspect of your life that is in pieces. A relationaship or situation has come to an abrupt and untimely end. If you are walking on broken glass, then it suggests that you will be experiencing some heartache or pain. You are unsure with how to proceed with your life. 


They were on the wall – one by one they showed up, only one at a time. They weren’t large, each being about the size of the depressor on bic lighter. Every time a new one came around I killed it.

To see a spider in your dream indicates that you are feeling like an outsider in some situation. Or perhaps you want to keep your distance and stay away from an alluring and tempting situation. The spider is also symbolic of feminine power or an overbearing mother figure in your life. Alternatively, a spider refers to a powerful force protecting you against your self-destructive behavior. If your kill a spider in your dream, then it symbolizes misfortune and bad luck. To see a spider climbing up a wall in your dream denotes that your desires will soon be realized.

A Turtle.

Just two nights ago, I was holding a box turtle. About the size of a cantaloupe, he had his head and limbs stretched out. Looking back it reminds me of one Keith and I had rescued from the road a few months back, except that real-life one was larger. The turtle had his head stretched back around in ‘ET’ fashion, looking directly into my eyes. His little feet were swimming back and forth like they so often do when nothing is under them – I could feel his little claws hitting my fingers.

To see a turtle in your dream symbolizes wisdom, faithfulness, longevity and loyalty. It also suggests that you need to take it slow in some situation or relationship in your life. That with time and patience, you will make steady progress. Alternatively, a turtle indicates that you are sheltering yourself from the realities of life. You are putting forth a hard exterior and not letting others in. As a result, you are feeling withdrawn.

**I realize my posts are often vague or oblique to say the least – as I’ve said before, I do that to maintain anonymity. There’s an old southern saying that my mother used to tell me, ‘you’re getting too big for your britches’. As I look back, she had good reason to use it. The idiom refers to a person who is over-extending their authority or is being bossy, a person who may have a conceited and exaggerated sense of their own importance, perhaps to the point of even injecting their self or their opinion where they aren’t needed. It’s pretty cut and dried to me. In the end, it’s really about your respect for others – you either have it or you don’t.


8 responses

  1. A lot of sober alcoholics in recovery have that “I was drinking” dream and are deeply troubled by it. My theory is that this disease has a conscious mind of its own. Yes that is anthropomorphous but it seems to be true. Alcoholism is insidious and that is a human trait. I think the alcoholism dynamic is so powerful that it fools itself into having the alcohol in dreams to have some satisfaction. I tell the people not to worry because if it is so desperate we are winning the battle against it.

    September 25, 2011 at 7:13 am

    • Bonnie

      I can imagine how disturbing that dream may be to an a recovering alcoholic, Carl – also your theory of something so strong being woven into dreams. Our subconscious is a marvelous yet sometimes troubling thing… I’m often intrigued by dreams, and frightened as well.

      September 27, 2011 at 7:50 am

  2. Crane and turtle are of good omen in Japan.So I can understand that turtle shows “wisdom”.

    September 25, 2011 at 8:07 am

    • Bonnie

      I didn’t realize the crane was too – thanks for sharing that Cocomino!

      September 27, 2011 at 7:51 am

  3. Dreams are fascinating. Your dreams are interesting. I like the way you dream of creatures of nature. The broken glass dream could have some negativity attached. I haven’t dreamed in a long while. This is unusual for me. I wonder why. Blessings to you, Bonnie…

    September 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    • Bonnie

      They are, aren’t they Carol Ann? When the right one appears, it can almost be like a virtual vacation of sorts. I definitely think I know what the broken glass one means in my life. Sometimes I believe there’s a reason when we don’t dream, or don’t remember them. Perhaps our focus is warranted elsewhere, or maybe God presses the pause button. Of which I’m not sure… Blessings to you, my friend.

      September 27, 2011 at 7:54 am

  4. I’d be scared to dream of spiders, I hate them! Oh no, I’m going to dream about them tonight aren’t I?!!!

    September 27, 2011 at 11:46 am

    • Bonnie

      Oh, hopefully not Vix! Incidentally, K happened upon a red velvet ant today (and went so far as to do a capture and release). It freaked him out when he got to hear it ‘scream’ at him. I was glad it was not still in the bucket when I came home because I would’ve definitely had nightmares about it! I’ve happened across one only once in my lifetime, see here and I have no desire to see one again. Nightmares indeed!

      September 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm

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