Paying Attention to My Dreams

Two nights ago I was having nightmares, triggered by what’s happening to this country. Last night I had a much calmer dream, which also, once interpreted with the help of, pretty much spelled out clearly where I am, and what I need to do.

Dream: I was giving someone directions to get to where I was. The route number they had to take was 217. Then, I was with them, looking for route 217, in a car, going up a very steep craggy mountain covered in mud. I was not driving, but was in the front passenger seat. Many many people were on this muddy dirt road going up the mountain and just before the top of the mountain we could see that everything was stopped. It seems there was an accident, a car turned sideways. It could have just been stuck in the mud. I remember remarking as we went up this extremely muddy, rutted and very steep road that it was amazing that no one was stuck on this steep slope in the mud.

Mud: To see mud in your dream suggests that you are involved in a messy and sticky situation. It also suggests that some spiritual cleansing is needed.

Driving: To dream that you are driving a vehicle signifies your life’s journey and your path in life. The dream is telling of how you are moving and navigating through life. To dream that someone else is driving you represents your dependence on the driver. You are not in control of your life and following the goals of others instead of your own.

Number 217: Reduces to a 1. New beginnings, new starts (the year is 2017, same thing). We were looking for it, unable to find it.

Mountain: To see a mountain in your dream signifies some major obstacle and/or challenge that you have to overcome. If you are on top of the mountain, then it indicates that you have achieved and realized your goals. You have recognized your full potential. Alternatively, mountains denote a higher realm of consciousness, knowledge, and spiritual truth.

To dream that you are climbing a mountain signifies your determination and ambition.

Car accident: To dream of a car accident symbolizes your emotional state. You may be harboring deep anxieties and fears. Are you “driving” yourself too hard? Perhaps you need to slow down before you hit disaster. You need to rethink or re-plan your course of actions and set yourself on a better path.

Car: To dream that you are driving a car denotes your ambition, your drive and your ability to navigate from one stage of your life to another. Consider how smooth or rough the car ride is. If you are driving the car, then you are taking an active role in the way your life is going. However, if you are the passenger, then you are taking a passive role.

Crowd (The many people on the journey with me): To dream that you are in or part of a crowd suggests that you need some space for yourself. You need solitude to reflect on a situation and recharge your energy.


I am allowing myself to be driven by external elements. I have gotten myself into a murky, muddy situation which needs some spiritual cleansing. (Amazing how I knew that yesterday, and took the day off.) I am looking for the elusive #1, a new start, new beginnings. Not so much for myself but for all of us. Personally, I am already in the throes of a new beginning. There were many people on this journey looking for this, but I apparently need more time to myself, which is what I realized yesterday and took the day off from all the chaos, specifically to recharge and reflect. The car accident at the top of the mountain symbolized my fears of what might happen to this country and our lives, my life.

As a whole, the dream has me looking for a positive and new (to me) way to help (#217 = #1), it shows me my fears (accident at the top of the mountain preventing me from achieving my goal), it shows me where I am, (in a murky and muddy state, without clarity), and tells me what to do to find the best way for me to help (spiritual renewal).

Which only confirms the way I felt yesterday, but also tells me I am not ready to jump in yet. I have not found a path that will best serve me and others. I will continue to look for it. Today I’ll spend in solitude, until this evening when I have a meeting of the Vets Art Center.

I got on FB this morning for a bit, but got off when I began to feel triggered again, and remembered this dream. I hope that I am able to continue to access my center, to follow my gut and do what I need to do to remain calm, and to raise my voice against what’s happening to our country. And to continue making my own small corner of the world a happy, loving space.

Love and light.

3 responses to “Paying Attention to My Dreams

  1. We are fucked up! LOL. The other night I dreamed I was crying (screaming) over a body, dressed in a black suit. I thought it was “Michael Scofield” (aka Wentworth Miller on Prison Break.) Suddenly, I realized it was Michael Douglas. I remember thinking “why am I crying over HIM?” Black suits….death….strange things happening while I was gone…as usual. WTF?

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