Last updated on April 9th, 2019 at 05:22 am

In our weekly Mindful Dreams column, Aneta Baranek of the School of Metaphysics is offering free dream interpretations to The Mindful Word readers, as well as articles on dreams in general.

If you’ve ever been curious about deciphering the cryptic contents of your subconscious mind, here’s your chance! If you would like Aneta to interpret your dream, fill out this form. She will respond with your dream interpretation through this column, published every Thursday. Aneta would love to receive more comments for the dreams interpreted. If you can relate to a dream posted here or have any insights to add, you can post them as comments to the interpretation, or email her at aneta@themindfulword.org.

Intro

DREAM

Someone gave me eggs, telling me to give them to my partner, but I thought he wouldn’t like them.

One of the eggs started to hatch and a strange animal came out. It was like a snake or lizard, but with wings and legs. Like a dragon actually … it was a baby and I liked it instantly and fed it. Other people wanted to kill it, so we had to hide. I was trying so hard to protect it.

Everything happened in a huge house by the sea with snow outside. Walls of the house were covered in animal skins, as if hunters lived there.

DREAMER: Female, 26, IE

MAIN SYMBOLS:

Eggs — food — knowledge

Dragon — ego

House — state of mind

Sea — conscious life experience

INTERPRETATION

Hi Oleander,

Thank you for sharing your whimsical dream. The dream takes place in an expansive state of mind (huge house) that’s near the sea, which symbolizes conscious life experience.

The eggs symbolize knowledge. That knowledge brings about the ego, symbolized by the dragon. The dragon being a baby symbolizes the infancy stage of your ego. Others wanting to kill it speaks to some parts of you wanting to transform your ego.

APPLICATION   

Your dream speaks to you becoming familiar with your ego. The ego is that part within us that defines our individuality. It’s the motivating power within each individual that helps us accomplish our dreams. It can also keep us stilted in our growth if we’re not willing to change.

The dream tells you that through the experiences of a recent day or two (sea) you became familiar with the expression of your ego. The openness in your mind (huge house) allowed you to become more familiar with it. The dragon being in its infancy signifies that you’re just becoming acquainted with your ego.

Since every dream is about the dreamer, everyone in your dream symbolizes parts of you. The dream speaks to some parts of you wanting your ego to transform (wanting to kill the dragon), yet you manage to hide the dragon/your ego to protect it.

If it were my dream, I’d look at ways in which my ego expresses itself. What are the ways that are beneficial and filled with growth and what are the ways in which my behaviours might be considered selfish and egotistical?

The thing to realize is that our ego is a moldable construct. As we learn through our life experiences, there’s a need for our ego to adjust and for its expression to be redefined, which is what your dream speaks to.

May your dreams illuminate the inner you…


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