I try to offer various explanations in my dream blog posts that reflect the archetypes, arcane symbols, and alternative cultural and/or indigenous representations within the dreamer’s dreamscape. I definitely try to avoid political statements as there is no use alienating people in an already very polarized society.
All that said, I am breaking my rule this time. I chose the following dream in part because of the strong visuals and what I consider is prophetic implications in light of the draconian dictates recently established by the Supreme Court that came into the news weeks after this dream. This third branch of our government is supposed to be a bi-partisan equalizer that separates church and state from the standards of an outspoken, monied minority. The failure of this court is that they have not maintained a bi-partisan or thoughtful stance to the overall needs of the people, namely women and more deeply women of poverty, color and/or abuse.
As a woman, (who makes up over half of the population), my autonomous rights do not get to be eliminated by a religious right, nor white/black men of the court who themselves were accused of sexual over-step, nor have my freedoms as a self-governing human-being stripped from me. This is not a red/blue statement, it is a Personal and Constitutional right.
Where a dream is not tied to time and space, it can often be predictive. I do believe this dreamer tapped into the greater field of consciousness and touched a potential in the matrix, that was to develop in what we perceive as a future timeline, resulting in a decision on this timeline. That being now.
As a side note: I look at everything the dreamer shares. Often, they do not share the date of the dream. This dreamer did and it is interesting from both the symbols of tarot and the numerology of the Wisdom Wheels. Immediately obvious to me:
- 2-11-2022. In the Thoth Tarot, these numbers would be assigned to the major arcana High Priestess, The Lust card, and the Lovers card. In a reading, I would assess that the High Priestess (for all of us as an archetype, men & women) represents one’s inner consciousness and the potential conflict to merge, as a single stream of energy, intuition, eros and passion with logic, focus and right will. The Lust card is about courage, passion, sexuality while cautioning not to be distracted by one’s base nature or others’ rules. The Lovers card is the strongest card in the deck about choice and balance. At best, it is about heart felt action and the unification of inner opposites.
- If I were to speak to these numbers using Grandmother Twylah’s Cycles of Truth chart, it would read #2-honor your truth by assessing what isn’t true for you. #11-create the boundaries that allow you to magnetize to yourself the people, places, and ideas that ‘help you grow corn’ and release those that don’t. # 6-speak your truth and have faith in your stance.
So, either way, the date of the dream gives us more to think about. That said, and not as a contradiction, material from dreams is often abstract and there are a multitude of ways to interpret one—mystical, psychological, tribal, etc. The reader might have their own takeaway given their experiences and where they currently are in life. Gram Twylah used to tell me dreams are universal, and in some capacity because we are One at Source level, we are all having the same dream, with symbols and explanations as different as our personalities.
I walked around outside a flat building, a community home. Outside the house were two corpses of women on sticks, high at the top if the sticks and propped against a wall. The were wise women leasers, elder herbalists like (XXX) and (XXX). I moved them to see if they were dry enough to bring inside, but their bodies were still soaked, so I leaned them back against the wall. I didn’t want to bring them inside to grow mold. One I leaned in a patch of sun. I wondered if the sun was good for her body. Beside this building was rubble. I climbed across the rubble, past the excavator.
In an open space like a tent there was a row of three white or whitish things hanging down. I think two were fabric panels with symbols on them, like a circle with radiating spokes coming out of the center, and one was a sheepskin drum. The panel that was starkly white looked out of place with the two cream-colored ones. I gave the drum to a woman as a gift. I was uncertain whether she would cherish it/value it/perceive its resonance.
I walked around outside a flat building, a community home.
Buildings often represent how one is moving toward the future—is it palatial, is it rickety, is it welcoming, is it foreboding—there are many ways to interpret what the future might look like, but in decoding one needs to pay attention to the frequency of the emotions and/or symbols expressed. We always have a choice, our future is malleable.
To dream of a flat building suggests that the space has no depth, and yet it is a community house, so will it support or impede that community. If it is flat, it is not building a dynamic future. A community represents those who share a common interest, they can put their united efforts toward helping to uplift or trying to control. This building sets the tone for the dream, although it is not as visual or as visceral as the images that follows.
Outside the house were two corpses of women on sticks, high at the top of the sticks and propped against the wall. They were wise women leaders, elder herbalists like (XXXX) or (XXXX).
I purposefully chose not to name the two women the dreamer named as they are either living or well known. Both women’s names ironically imply ‘memory’ in completely different ways. My sense is this dream is coming deep from within the dreamer’s psyche.
It also is striking in how this image is reminiscent of a scene in Margaret Atwood’s the Hand Maid’s Tale; images of the Scottish Inquisition against women accused of being witches; herbalists and midwives killed for their skills in the Middle Ages; or the brutal community Cathar murders during the Albigensian War—each set into action by religious zealots either superstitious or looking for control and power. His-tory repeats itself in constant cycles when not in balance.
Dead bodies in dreams represent something that is transforming, often a regret, broken relationship with something or someone, but always implies a change that will impact life. Again, one has to ask the dreamer on a personal basis what is impacting her currently, or from her past, that feels like a little death.
Two corpses of women on sticks, propped against the wall. On the one hand, I have often said in these blogs that everything in the dream is symbolic, but also a representation of something in the dreamer’s inner/outer world. I would ask this dreamer if she feels that she has been disempowered by a situation in her life. Did she need to speak up publicly about something during the time period of this dream? Is she feeling she is lacking life force energy to accomplish a goal, or that her back is ‘up-against-the-wall’?
Taking it both personally to the dreamer and more broadly, to the current politics (as I do believe she was seeing into some future event in her dreamstate), the #2 on the Wisdom Wheel again represents an assessment of what is not being honored, a lack of justice. In the outer world concerning this decision to eliminate federal protection of R vs W has she perhaps tapped into the greater field of consciousness, for surely this decision has the potential for some women who cannot rely on personal autonomy and choice, to face death. How often in history have women become targets–that is not a question, it is a statement.
To be on wooden sticks suggests something is susceptible to the environment. To be propped against a wall suggests it needs support. To dream of wise women who are dead implies a deep ancient part of our knowledge, understanding or a higher wisdom is being nullified or removed.
I moved them to see if they were dry enough to bring inside, but their bodies were still soaked, so I leaned them back against the wall. I didn’t want to bring them inside to grow mold. One I leaned in a patch of sun. I wondered if the sun was good for her body.
This is a curious section. “Are they dry enough”, in other words is wisdom, either internal to the dreamer or external in our world, withering. “They are still soaked”, suggests they still have a life substance—wet equals water or blood and water implies emotions while blood, is life force energy.
The dreamer leans one into the sun. The sun also indicates life force energy. Without the sun in our solar system, there would be no life on Earth. Without women there would be no human life on Earth. It also indicates warmth and can be interpreted as enlightenment, peace, and divine power. This suggests to me that the dreamer is finding things in her world that will bring renewal, although she hasn’t “fully brought them inside” herself yet. The broader implications of the symbology here, is that humanity will need to be able to do the same; from the ashes (death) comes resurrection or rebirth.
Beside this building was rubble. I climbed across the rubble, past the excavator. In an open space like a tent there was a row of three white or whitish things hanging down. I think two were fabric panels with symbols on them, like a circle with radiating spokes coming out of the center, and one was a sheepskin drum.
The rubble is the past, everything that must pass to renew. The dreamer is moving beyond her own past, as humanity hopefully can accomplish that in the New Earth. If we are both individually and globally willing to face the rubble, the ‘Great Awakening’ cannot be stopped.
Three tents-three is a sacred number, it is a catalyst to new energy and manifestation. Tents represent a free spirit while conveying a temporary feeling of needing more protection. They are in an open space-room for growth. They are white, which goes towards shared community, purity of thought, and magnetism—again from the Wisdom Wheels explained by Grandmother Twylah in her teachings.
Two are fabric, indicating they can be formed into something new, once the dreamer or the populace assesses what is needed. The symbols on them are ancient. The circle with the radiating spokes can be the sun, the Medicine Wheel of Truth, a symbol of the One and the many. The drum represents the heartbeat of the Mother Earth, our own heartbeat while living, the pulsation of all living being’s life force energy. Sheepskin is about safety, warmth and sheep as a positive explanation are about community and peace.
Can the community—the dreamer’s inner pantheon of voices/guides, as well as life outside the dreamer, we the people—make this ‘flat building’ and the surrounding rubble have more depth of purpose for renewal? Choice.
The panel that was starkly white looked out of place with the two cream-colored ones. I gave the drum to a woman as a gift. I was uncertain whether she would cherish it/value it/perceive its resonance.
I love the way the dreamer ended her dream. There is a choice, always. Do we construct boundaries, not walls with each other. Boundaries are moveable, walls generally are not. Do we homogenize our inherent truths and human rights (cream) to belong for safety? Do we gift others with the precious gift of our open hearts? Will that be respected and cherished in the receivership exchange? Will all of us be able to perceive a new resonance as an opportunity for all? Those are still unanswered questions for the dreamer and for humanity.
As Gram used to caution, “Don’t hope; hOpe has a big hole in it. Have faith and trust in the Mystery. No one can give you faith and trust, you either have it, or you don’t.”
Thank you to this dreamer for sharing this very powerful dream.