Tuesday, December 6, 2005


I have been having reoccuring dreams about this awesome house.  I decided to do some research on dream interpretation and here is what I got:

house - You, your psyche, intellect, mind, spirituality. How you perceive yourself in light of the things that go on here.

Basic meaning: The self; your self image Basic meaning: The self; your self image

1) A room may represent the self, or some aspect of yourself.

Does this make any sense?  My house dreams are happy ones and I don't want to leave the house.  So does this mean I have good self esteem?

Curiously Speaking, Barbara

(1) The house or other building may be a symbol of yourself. Going upstairs may mean going into the 'head' - that is, the layer of the mind where rational thinking takes place. Cellars may represent the unconscious. Different parts of the house may be different ages, different emotions, different complexes, etc., the modern representing the conscious ego, the oldest the deepest layers of the unconscious - what Jung called the 'collective unconscious').

If the house feels cramped, this might indicate flustration. Is some part of you not developed, not yet integrated into consciousness? What is keeping this or that instinct or emotion repressed?

(2) A house may represent your self image: how you see yourself, or how you want to be seen by the world, or what you want from life.

(3) If the house is your parental home, what you feel in the dream may say a lot about your childhood feelings - about your parents, for instance.

(4) The different rooms of a house may symbolize the different emotions or complexes. Not being able to go into a particular room may indicate there is some aspect in your life that is not yet open to your conscious mind. When you acknowledge these emotions, you will be able to enter into the room in your dreams. Basic meaning: The self; your self image



lv2trnscrb said...

Gosh; it sounds like you do have good self-esteem, Barbara. I never know what to make about dreams and interpreting of them. Usually I dream, but can't remember them too long after I wake up.

Your explanation sounds like a reasonable one, though.


aljes12 said...

Wow! So interesting! Where did you find this information on dreams? I'd like to check the site out myself...Maybe it means you are content with yourself these days...if the house was a pleasant home, and it is sapposed to represent your SELF ya know? LOL!

- Jessica

mtrib2 said...

Enjoyed reading about your dream analysis.   I never thought of dreams in that way.   mark