Clear as a Bell

G. C. Jung suggested that the dream emotions translated into images and those images exposed what lay hidden in the emotion of the individual. Although, I have said in the past in other dream posts that only the dreamer has full knowledge of what the dream means for them, often the images and symbols of the dreamscape portray a massive amount of emotionally charged information to consider. Ultimately what any dream content is trying to have you become aware of, or pay closer attention to, is the ability to trust or uncover the wisdom that you hold within around your life’s situation. Therefore as Gram Twylah said, “Dreams are an important source of spiritual and practical guidance.”

I believe this dreamer’s conscious understanding of the untenable and undeniable situation she was in with her husband came across in this dream. It was nightmarish because she needed to pay attention that to survive spiritually, emotionally, and quite possibly physically, that she needed to extract herself. That message is beyond clear in her visuals.

I had a difficult time coming up with a title for this dream, because there is simply so much here. The title never came until I finished decoding, but I feel it captures the directness of this dream content, for instruction and resolve for this dreamer.

This is what I remember of my dream…………..

I walked into a garden in some unknown place. There was what appeared to be a large oblong rabbit hutch, raised about 4 foot off the ground. It had a wooden frame and chicken wire at the sides.

As I approach the side of the cage, I saw there was someone laying in it! I got closer and saw it was me! I was laying on my back, naked with clear plastic tubes (like the drains they use after operations) in my body at different points. There were large jars on the ground by the cage that had liquid in them. I saw that my body (my limbs and torso) had completely deflated! I mean I was “flat” as if all the substance of me was gone. At the area of my heart there was a tube and indeed my chest and my head were the only parts of me that were not deflated and sucked dry.

The next thing I knew I was in my body, in the cage, and Peter approached to the side. He looked in at me in the cage and I told him he would never break my spirit, that he would never have my soul. he showed no affection for me, or emotions at all.

He told me that I wasn’t going to be alive for much longer and that I may as well accept that he had ‘won’ (n.b. ‘you can’t win and ‘you can’t beat me’ were two of his favourite sayings to me). I was so weak and half dead, but my heart was pink and glowing in my chest and I still had my mind, I still knew right from wrong and I refused to give in.

The word that came to me while I was reviewing/participating in the dream was ‘Harvesting’–I was aware that he was harvesting my Vital Force Energy to ‘feed’ himself as he has lost his connection to Source.

That’s it. That’s all I remember. 

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I walked into a garden in some unknown place. There was what appeared to be a large oblong rabbit hutch, raised about 4 foot off the ground. It had a wooden frame and chicken wire at the sides.

The condition of gardens in the dreamscape says alot about what the dreamer is trying to relay to herself. This garden is unknown, it is not hers and although she doesn’t mention the type of garden, nor its condition, “some unknown place” signifies something she hasn’t encountered before, indicating this is a sign of confusion. 

There is a large oblong rabbit hutch. Shapes signify both ideas and emotions. Shapes with straight lines and angles usually symbolize structure or perhaps order; shapes with curves are softer and represent connection. Culturally, circles and ovals have been used throughout time to represent unity, movement and integrity. Wedding bands are the perfect example of what many consider the unity between two people; and nature shows circles all around us, from the sun & moon to orbs, to drops of rain in a pond. Rabbits in the tradition I was taught symbolize sensitivity, comfort and strategy combined with intuition. [They run because they know the fox is coming and is hot on their trail.] Some indigenous People say they also stand for fear, but it is fear of the known vibration they are sensing, and not fear as an inhibitor. The hutch is confinement. 

To me the circle of unity between two people has been elongated/stretched from unity and harmony, to something which confines the dreamer to a ‘shape’ or situation that is nolonger harmonious. And, the dreamer is feeling confined, aware of vibrations that can threaten her, and is in need of a strategy to bring herself back to center and her own garden.

Raised 4′ off the ground, is signifying something is not grounded. The number 4 in the Wisdom Wheels stands for motivation and seer ship capabilities. In the tarot it is the Emperor, which loosely can indicate strong will, assertive, self-confidence. But the #4 on the Wheel needs to see the achievement of truth in what they are observing, and the Emperor can mean hard choices between mind and heart, that aren’t always welcome.

The chicken wire is not presenting something that is totally closed off and allows the dreamer to look within. This is also a play on words, look within the hutch, and look within the self. Wood signifies one is feeling emotionless and almost dead inside, which corresponds perfectly with how this dream unfolds.

As I approach the side of the cage, I saw there was someone laying in it! I got closer and saw it was me! I was laying on my back, naked with clear plastic tubes (like the drains they use after operations) in my body at different points. There were large jars on the ground by the cage that had liquid in them. I saw that my body (my limbs and torso) had completely deflated! I mean I was “flat” as if all the substance of me was gone. At the area of my heart there was a tube and indeed my chest and my head were the only parts of me that were not deflated and sucked dry.

She discovers that it is she who is held hostage, and she is naked. This indicates that she is feeling highly vulnerable with the situation she is in. There are clear plastic tubes, like surgical drains coming out of her body. Dreams, like illnesses, come through our body indicating that not only is her energy being drained purposefully, but that if she should continue in this relationship, she will find herself ill.

The large jars on the ground with liquid signify she is being drained on all levels (physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually), and she is already flat. When they speak about ‘flat-lined’ in operations or accidents they are talking about death. Could be the death of her energy, the death of a relationship, the death of the dream she once had.

Her chest (where the heart is housed) and her head (where the intellect is housed) are the only things at this point not sucked dry. Clearly this dream is a strong signal to her that the relationship portends her demise.

The next thing I knew I was in my body, in the cage, and Peter approached to the side. He looked in at me in the cage and I told him he would never break my spirit, that he would never have my soul. He showed no affection for me, or emotions at all.

Peter means rock or stone. He is stony in his emotions, and lacks heart energy. And this name also denied Jesus 3x’s, so if everything is symbolic, he will deny how he is approaching the dreamer in the waking state and how he is threatening or harming her. Although he has her ‘caged’ she loudly declares he will not break her spirit. This is her higher self’s clarion cry.

He told me that I wasn’t going to be alive for much longer and that I may as well accept that he had ‘won’ (n.b. ‘you can’t win and ‘you can’t beat me’ were two of his favourite sayings to me). I was so weak and half dead, but my heart was pink and glowing in my chest and I still had my mind, I still knew right from wrong and I refused to give in.

Bullies as we all know are in this for themselves, and when you add the misalignment of a sociopath to the character mix, you get this person. But the dreamer recognizes her heart is pink and glowing and she has her mind intact.

Interestingly, on the wheel, the color or vibration of pink, falls opposite the placement of the #4 thus signifying to me, she has found a way out. Pink is the truth revealed and offers us the insights and foresights to creatively work through an issue. To see your heart in a dream means getting to the heart-of-the-matter with courage and directed self-love. Glowing signifies, that like a beam of light, she needs to remind herself to come from the heart, despite the hurt she has been subjected to. And yes, she still has her mind too: heart and intellect/love and focus/intuition and logic/creativity and discipline.  

The word that came to me while I was reviewing/participating in the dream was ‘Harvesting’–I was aware that he was harvesting my Vital Force Energy to ‘feed’ himself as he has lost his connection to Source.

I was going to use harvesting as the title at first, but I felt that would give more power to him that to her until she recognized it was her strength and not his for the taking. I would say, “Clear as a Bell” that it is you who is harvesting yourself. It is you who has accomplished the goal of extracting yourself from what brought so much pain. It is you who can welcome back happiness, joy, and contentment as you dominate your own life again. You were aware in the dream what needed to change for you to live fully again.

So dreamer, remember: Love didn’t hurt you. Someone who doesn’t know how to love hurt you, and you temporarily confused the two, but no longer.

Thank you dreamer for sharing from the deepest wound, to the clearest renewal of yourself.

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