This dream has been viewed 4217 times.I find myself inside a very small suburban house its part of a terrace of similar houses on a typical working class suburban street in what feels like the north of England. I’m aware that I have just bought this tiny little property with the intention of renovating it, the property used to belong to a very aged couple who have recently passed away.
Inside the house is an absolute state, it has been left exactly how it was when the previous owners lived here due to their old age its very untidy and messy not quite squalor but nearly. I realize that I’m going to have to do an enormous amount of tidying and cleaning before I can even get anywhere near to making a start on the actual renovating.
I get stuck into the tidying which is not a very pleasant experience I go over to an old bureau and open down the lid, I place my hands inside pick up a couple of rusty safety pins. I nearly pricked myself on them which was very dangerous. Peculiarly the ‘safety’ part of the pin has broken away leaving just a sharp rusty pin.
Old food has been left in the fridge and in the cupboards and is also left lying about the room too the food is all stale and rotten. My wife suddenly turns up with some fresh food for me to eat whilst I get stuck into the cleaning and tidying, the food is a welcome surprise.
I move over to the small fireplace and have a closer look at it I discover that the chimney is blocked up making the hearth unusable. I take out a long chimney sweep and insert it inside the chimney and give it a good clean, I can feel some resistance near the top of the chimney so I give the long brush a good firm shove and I manage to dislodge the blockage.
I hurry outside to see what was jamming the chimney and catch the moment where my sweep must have pushed the blockage out. I watch as a large dirty old birds nest whizzes out from the top of the chimney. The bundle of quite large tangled sticks comes crashing down on the pavement besides me.
It’s a surprising moment and a satisfying feeling knowing that I removed this blockage.
My wife suddenly calls me back inside and beckons me down to an area she has just discovered, there is a trapdoor which leads down to an outdoor area on a small veranda which overlooks a pebble beach with the sea off in the distance, my wife says that this little space could be used as a great feature to eventually sell the house.
The space looks a little pokey to me and as though it was never intended to serve the purpose of a recreation area, it looks kind of like the place where the previous owners stored the coal for their fire.
I look out over the beach and see that it is covered in thousands if not millions of green glass bottles, there seems to be some kind of factory just out of view which is responsible for these bottles, perhaps they are a shipment waiting to be dispatched or maybe they have all been washed up, either way it doesn’t strike me as being a particularly idyllic view at least not the traditional seaside kind that one would hope to expect when buying a house.
Additional Comments:Interpretation: Yet another renovation dream....three symbols or dramas that felt significant in this dream were the broken safety pins, the blocked chimney and the bottles on the beach. The pins were negative and even dangerous, I’ve read that safety pins can represent a situation which is on the verge of falling apart causing anxiety or fear, it can also apparently mean that the livelihood of a relationship depends on the dreamers self. I don’t feel that this definition is entirely accurate but there is some slight detail in there that I can identify with. Chimneys were a big symbol for me a while back and the unblocking of the one in this dream was one of the more positive scenes in the dream, the nest perhaps represents comfort, safety, and protection feelings and aspects which are stopping me from getting things ‘ignited’ in my waking life, sweeping the chimney might represent a kind of cleansing of these restrictive feelings? I’m not sure if that definition really fits in with my own thoughts, perhaps a part of it does but I feel that it also has another meaning which I can’t quite verbalize or haven’t fully understood yet....one thought that does spring to mind and does strike a chord with me is that the chimney is a symbol of sex or sexuality and the bird and its nest represent spirituality (two aspects which tend to clash in my waking life). Finally the beach with the bottles is another recurring symbol for me although in this dream it was on a grander scale that at any time in the past, again there could be an element of ‘bottling’ things up here or maybe something to do with messages from the subconscious like with the message in a bottle game. The scene wasn’t a particularly negative one but it wasn’t a view that would have helped to sell the house either.
Dream 1: Foresight Vs. Power – I find myself at a big tennis competition something like a Wimbledon final, a white woman and a black woman are competing against one another for the trophy. The match is coming to an end it’s been a very competitive and a close called match. The white woman eventually manages to overcome the odds and wins to become the new champion, the two tennis players shake hands and then a huge crowd of reporters and journalists come over and surround the white woman. One of the journalists asks the white woman how she managed to overcome the superior power of the black woman, she explains that her foresight gave her the edge allowing her to keep one step ahead and anticipate where her opponent was going to place the ball. I notice that the white woman’s hair is actually white and that she is an albino.
Dream 2: Job jealousy – I’m at work trying to apply for some kind of new higher position I go to the reception to hand in an application form but when I get there some part of the form is either incomplete or missing. The situation is embarrassing and makes me look unprofessional and feel disorganized. Worst still I say that I’ll need to speak with my wife as she was the one that helped me to prepare the form, this comment only seems to serve to make look even more incompetent. On my way back to my work space I see all of the people who have been awarded a new higher position they are all sat around a long table loaded with party food just like at a child’s party. The party has been arranged by the management as a reward for the colleague’s success in reaching the new level, I find the childish party scene annoying and I feel quite jealous (not a reaction I would have in waking life).
Dream 3: The amazing sun watch – I find myself at some kind of large sprawling health spa complex which is also fused with my place of work, I’m walking around a large indoor pool about which many colleagues are lying down on wooden loungers relaxing, catching the sun falling through the skylight and snoozing. I’m walking about dressed in what feels like a very feminine sarong or perhaps even a skirt, I feel very self conscious of this and at times even this garment disappears leaving me naked and feeling exposed and uncomfortable. Looking down at my left wrist I see that I’m wearing a very special watch, I go over to a sun lounger and lie down to inspect it more closely. The watch is covered in many gadgets there are the corresponding times for all of the countries, dates, stopwatches but most curiously of all is a function which gives me a kind of weather forecast of the sun. As soon as I activate this function I’m transported out into space and float in front of the sun where I get to see its current status (this was a surprisingly real experience and very vivid). I see interlaced black spots intermingled with a molten mass of swirling yellow, every now and then plumes of yellow like flower petals spray of the surface of the sun, these spangles look like miniature suns in the making. When I deactivate the sun function on the watch I instantly return back to where I was on the sun lounger where I see a digital display on the watch something like a row of circles representing the sun and its condition. I notice that my watch seems to have expanded and got larger with even more gadgets and functions than before it has some games and even has a small joystick attached to it! I start to feel very self- conscious of the watch and wonder what everyone else around me with think of such an extravagant watch.
Dream 5: Female lovers – In this dream I am a woman living in a remote coastal village it’s very reminiscent of the setting used in the 1960’s television series called the “The Prisoner” with Patrick McGoohan and just like in that film there is a feeling of being held captive or exile in this isolated place. The island is occupied by women only and I’m in love with one of the women who is also being held captive in this place, its very difficult to meet up with her and share a few precious moments as we are under constant surveillance, we are free to go wherever we wish in the village but we are always being spied upon. I eventually manage to meet up with my girlfriend in the dream and we run off to hide somewhere and to spend a little time together. A large obese woman who seems to be a snitch working for the mysterious authorities here has been following us she is very persistent and doesn’t leave us alone. The girlfriend and I eventually swim out to sea to be alone together but the large woman even swims out to follow after us. My girlfriend and I realize that we can escape briefly by swimming down beneath the sea where nobody will be able to follow us, we both embrace deep under the water and kiss.
Dream 6: Mystery magazines – I’m walking along a quiet suburban street in what feels like the industrial north of England, I’m accompanied by an unfamiliar dream male who I am made aware is a magazine publisher. The man takes me to a tiny little corner newsagents he seems to the know the owner of the store and they chat briefly, the owner hands him a couple of magazines which appear to be a kind of subscription or regular order that he has placed. The man I’m with takes his magazines and I see from their covers that they are kind of magazines full of detective stories and mysteries sort of pulp fiction. The man is actually the publisher or creator of the magazines, he explains to me that this little store is the only place where you can buy his magazines for the moment as all of the other mainstream shops aren’t yet interested in stocking his magazines for the time being.
Dream 7: Banana wood – I’m down in a dim cellar doing some kind of finicky renovation work which involves working with wood. My father has come down here to help me out but I find his presence slightly aggravating, clumsy and unhelpful I would have preferred to have been left to get on with the work by myself. I have just driven a piece of wooden dowel into a long hole in a piece of rectangular wood, I seem to have wanted to create some kind of a joint but I realize that I’ve done it wrong and that I will need to remove the piece of dowel and start all over again. This is easier said than done because the length of dowel is now well and truly wedged inside the other piece of wood, I do everything I can to prize the piece of dowel out from the other length of wood but with little success. I eventually become quite frustrated but do manage to get a grip on the elusive dowel. Then something very peculiar happens the inside of the wood and the dowel seems to transform into a mushy pulp. The wood I had my hands on a few moments ago has turned into a messy mush of sludgy wood which is very reminiscent of a squished up banana.