Living the Dream

I want to begin this dream interpretation with a few comments. First (and again), the person who has the dream is the best one to consider if the dream symbology is important or applies to their waking life, and if the interpretation offered by others applies or helps with a better understanding of their dream. A dream interpretation (as used in these blog decoding’s), only offers another perspective to the symbology or archetypes of the dreamscape based on how I was trained to find pertinent clues within dreams, taught by my First Nation’s dream mentor, Grandmother Twylah Nitsch.

Sometimes when doing dream decoding, I will have no idea what the other person does or doesn’t do for a living, nor even their gender, culture, beliefs or upbringing. All those things contribute to the lens in which the Higher Self and the subconscious impart information symbolically to the dreamer. At those times, I go on pure instinct given my training. At other times I am aware of something about the person. This does not necessarily influence the decoding, although it often does provide me a lens through which the person’s dream self is trying to inform them. So sometimes knowing the situation, helps with the intent of the dream decoding. That said, if it makes no sense to the dreamer, that needs to be respected.

Gram shared that with her People, when someone had a dream, they would bring it to the family in the morning and everyone would speak to that dream symbology, if they had something meaningful or significant to share. In that sense, because the family knew each other well, they could help dissect the content within the dream, that the dreamer might not have considered. If the dream stumped everyone, they would take it to an elder for further discussion.

In this dream, I know both the gender and the career of this woman’s daughter. But, that is all I know about her. To me, the symbols provided some clear information about what she may be dealing with, given the world’s current situation with covid limitations. Whether this is an accurate assessment, or provides helpful information to the dreamer, is up to her.

This is a time of very vivid dreaming for many, especially for those who remember their dreams. We are in both a new timeline, as well as an influx of photons and neutrinos, given our alignment with the Central Sun of Galactic Center and our own sun & planetary alignments, that potentially stimulate our nightly sojourns.

The Dream:

My daughter keeps having really vivid dreams! What d’you reckon about this one… She’s part of a big Irish family and they are burying a dead body of an old man but they do it in a strange way where his head is still visible above ground, then a plastic barrier is made all around the grave with chicken wire on top. Suddenly she is playing basketball and the grave is in the basketball court so she has to be careful not to tread on it but she notices that the plastic surround is all broken already. She carries on playing basketball then turns quickly and thinks she sees the face move!

The Decoding:


She’s part of a big Irish family and they are burying a dead body of an old man, but they do it in a strange way where his head is still visible above ground, then a plastic barrier is made all around the grave with chicken wire on top.


Because I know the daughter of this person is in the theater, the content becomes really important for the decoding. Given the daughter’s dream symbol of being part of a big ‘Irish family’ I felt this could symbolize being a member of a larger group of people (like a theater troupe) who have fun and enjoy each other (the clan mentality), however (like the Irish) there is an underlying sadness, something has died. I clearly saw the theater masks of comedy & tragedy when reading this.

Due to covid, the way the theater used to perform in front of audience’s has ‘died’ or no longer is the same. The old man represents the old way, and his head above ground represents that she is ‘thinking’ of how to carry forward. The head is at the top of the body when standing and when we are moving forward in life; it represents continuing to strive toward one’s goals.

The head is still visible, because ‘the family’ or troupe is trying to figure out ways to keep this endeavor alive or active, the theater is in flux, but not totally dead. Barriers represent a division, and that they are plastic barriers can symbolize that one can see forward, but it is not clear (like Vaseline on a window). Plastic also is not organic, so the dreamer might be feeling that although they have some work moving out of covid, the ‘parameters’ they are being forced to practice within do not feel as authentic as the way she did her work before. Dreaming of a grave suggests there is a longing for something that was, and that one is recovering from a trauma. I think especially with things like music venues, the theater, etc. those artistic folks took the hardest hit.

Dreaming of a wire fence (chicken wire) can be positive or negative depending on the scenario. On the Wisdom Wheels, chickens represent conformity as well as continuity. So, I see that the troupe will need to conform to certain things that feel inorganic (plastic) but that they can move forward with their craft even though they feel barred from somethings (chicken wire) or clearly blocked in ways they wish to share their craft, as they once did. You can see through or past chicken wire, but there are still barriers there.

Suddenly she is playing basketball and the grave is in the basketball court so she has to be careful not to tread on it but she notices that the plastic surround is all broken already. She carries on playing basketball then turns quickly and thinks she sees the face move!


When a dream sequence shifts dramatically like this, it is the Higher Self trying to reinforce the message in an entirely different way. Basketball is a game where two opposing forces (in this case possibly theater vs the new demands due to covid), struggle to find the way to win over a situation and be respected for their efforts. She is careful not to tread on the rules, but things feel broken in how she used to experience her career.

Basketballs themselves suggest someone has a better idea, but she is on a basketball court, so there is more than just one voice involved as to how to proceed. She carries on with this game, though she struggles as to how the respect and happiness will return to her craft. There are new considerations amidst working with others and the demands or ideas that now influence the ‘game.’

When she turns and sees the face move, that is actually a good sign. It shows she doesn’t quite know just yet how the changes she needs to feel part of that “Irish family again” or experience a win as a team player on the court might manifest, but she is willing to carry on. Then her new insights, her joy of the theater, and her ability to logically brainstorm with others on how to move forward, will actually bring renewal to her theater activities. It’s actually a sign that things aren’t dead, but a rebirth of the arts is available. 

Thank you dreamer for sharing your dream.

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