Abundance

There will be no intro this blog post. My family is dealing with an issue and I have little time unfortunately to post. I know I am sliding this in at the end of July 🙂 The name of this dream was created by the dreamer. I often ask participants in my dream classes to label their dreams upon rising as an indicator of what feeling they are left with, or what their dreaming self is trying to awaken them to that lies just below the surface.

THE DREAM:

My Dream (Abundance) 

Standing in the Mom’s old kitchen in front of the sink looking out the window. 

There are clear plastic drawers underneath the sink. 

I pull out the left drawer and there is a beautiful eggplant.  I pick it up and look at it, turn it around and back around again but decide that even though it was beautiful, I’ll put it back in the drawer. 

I pull out the right drawer and there are large lemons bulging with seeds.  They are bulging so much, I can take a knife and scraping the seeds out easily.  The seeds just fall out.  There were so many that by the time I got them out they had already sprouted into seedlings. 

I have plastic baggies in my hands now with long lemon seedlings in them.  They have many leaves and they are very green.  I put a clip on the bag so the new seedlings don’t fall out. 

 I wake up. 

DECODING:

Standing in the Mom’s old kitchen in front of the sink looking out the window. 

Mom represents someone who nurtures us, so this would be the nurturing aspect of the dreamer, the one who wishes to ‘mother’ her in this dream. It is also a representation of her mother and whatever relationship they had/have. Kitchen also is the nurturing part of the home/house, generally a place we are fed both physically and emotionally. The sink is a place where we wash, although the dreamer doesn’t indicate that the water is on, it is a place we clean the residue off of what we have nurtured ourselves with. It symbolizes washing away issues of the past or outworn concepts, unresolved feelings. Thus, it can indicate a need for inner emotional cleansing.

Windows are often labeled ‘doorways to the soul’, as well representing having an outer or external view of something or some situation. The fact that it is an old kitchen, indicates this might be an old issue or memory of the dreamer that is coming forth for healing or perhaps has been long buried and needs to be restructured.

There are clear plastic drawers underneath the sink. 

Plastic is manmade and something that is not natural. Drawers are where we store things. The fact that they are clear and under the sink, suggest that the dreamer’s ‘vision’ is now ready to see the emotional charge of where she has potentially stored feelings which she now needs to see more clearly. It is time to address them, because they are not natural in the sense that they no longer serve a purpose. How is she nurturing herself? How was she nurtured? Is she expected to be the nurturer of others, past the obligations she needs to direct towards herself? 

I pull out the left drawer and there is a beautiful eggplant.  I pick it up and look at it, turn it around and back around again but decide that even though it was beautiful, I’ll put it back in the drawer. 

She opens the left drawer, this is the heart side, the side that gives, the yin energy in all of us. She finds a beautiful eggplant. Eggplants suggests it is time to delve deeper into herself and her inner knowing.  This is not hubris or ego, it is something the higher self is directing her to consider and something that has been put aside for way to long.

Eggplants signify success, their color is the same as that of our third eye chakra. Simply described, the third eye chakra is about breaking through illusions and linking to your inner knowing. Her higher self wants her to have success in trusting this inner process. Yet she puts it back in the draw. Does she trust this strong beautiful part of herself?

I pull out the right drawer and there are large lemons bulging with seeds.  They are bulging so much, I can take a knife and scraping the seeds out easily.  The seeds just fall out.  There were so many that by the time I got them out they had already sprouted into seedlings. 

The right side represents the part of us that takes, but it needs to learn to do that with grace and gratitude.

It is the yang side of ourselves where logic is more apt to drive us.  Depending on the context of the dream or story, lemons can represent longevity or friendship, but they can also represent bitterness and resentment about something. In Feng Shui, lemons neutralize negative energy; that’s why you see bowls of them in the kitchen or the dinning room because that is where people gather. Does the dreamers ‘logic’ tell her to neutralize what she needs for herself, in lieu of others needs, wants or desires.

To dream of a proliferation of lemon seeds (or seeds of any sort), usually indicates you need to look to the future to ‘plant’ something new. It is fascinating that they are already sprouting seedlings, indicating that there are so many ways this dreamer might be able to reconfigure her future should she unpack the past and listen to her inner knowing.

The seedlings represent how abundant her need is to feel love and establish a path of continuation in life that nurtures her in a more enriching way. As the dream title indicates, her dreaming self and higher self and inner knowing are offering her an abundant amount of symbols to assess her needs and to grow anew.

I have plastic baggies in my hands now with long lemon seedlings in them.  They have many leaves, and they are very green.  I put a clip on the bag, so the new seedlings don’t fall out. 

This part is curious to me, hands represent what we are willing to reach for in life. She takes these seedlings that should be planted to find fertile ground, and puts them in plastic bags (like the plastic drawers). What is she not reaching for, that she desires?

Placing them in plastic bags indicates she will still carry these unexpressed feelings around with her, but what will she actively do with them is the question? That is the gift of the dream sequence and the outward direction she must decide on. What will she finally give herself, that she clearly knows she wants or needs and yet derails herself from taking.

The green leaves are verdant, metaphorically they are needing air and sun to continue to grow. Leaves often represent new beginnings and the end of something old…. like Spring foliage after the barrenness of Winter. Green on the Wisdom Wheels indicates childhood issues that need to be addressed. The energy of the past needs to deconstruct old believes, habits or obligations to be able to reconstruct something more beneficial and life enhancing.

In the dream, she chooses to put a clip on it, presumably not wanting them to fall out, but this also limits her ability to allow them to grow and supply her with a more abundant life. The dreamer has work to be done around why she holds herself back from working more with the ‘eggplant energy’ which could free her from situations that hold her to obligations that don’t allow her to nurture herself in more abundant and fulfilling ways.

 I wake up. 

 Thank you, dreamer, for sharing.

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