This dream really has me wondering

The other day during my nap, I had a dream.  I’ve been trying to open up my spirituality lately and open myself up to abundance and all that.

In my dream, I am in the lobby of a BIG building, and I mean BIG.  The inside is pristine.  The floor is that brownish weird stuff that is hard like marble, but they use in some Post Offices and older Hotels and stuff.

As soon as I’m in the lobby, I get the impression that I’m very high in the building, on a very high floor, and I have the distinct notion that somewhere in the building is something I’ve either seen or been to before.  Like I’m vaguely familiar with the building itself.

I have the sudden idea that I need to find the 11th floor.  So, I go into the building looking for an elevator that will take me to the 11th floor.  I find an elevator, and go into it, and there is somebody in there, and I notice that the elevator only goes down to the 12th floor, and not wanting to look stupid by just walking back out of the elevator, I push a button (forget which one), and go to that floor, the person in the elevator doesn’t get off, and I push the button for whatever floor I had just been on.

I walk around and find another elevator, and this one goes to the 11th floor, meaning the buttons start at 11 and get higher.  I push the 11th floor button, and the elevator then goes down and the doors open.  I step out and I’m in a room that is very small, compared to the rest of the building.  It is approximately 12′ by 15′ or so.  There is a long table in the corner, the table is like one of those in a school cafeteria, the long ones.  There are two men sitting across from each other talking to each other, very casually.  Their posture is such that it’s like they are on their break or something, slouched in their chairs and elbow on the table, head on their hand.

I look at this room, and remark to myself how small the room is, and I then think that with the REST of the building being so big, there MUST be something else behind the walls, but I do not remember seeing any other doors or anything.  Just the room.

I then decide I need to explore the building and see what else I can find.  The rest of the dream is very nondescript as I just walk around and saw a lot of people in different rooms.



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Comments

  1. Jamie says:

    I am continually amazed at your blog. I very much enjoy reading about your dreams, as I find that this for some bizarre reason helps me to remember my own. I just let my brain absorb what you dreamt, and then try to remember an equally “different” dream. For some reason it works for me. 🙂 Keep blogging!

  2. Kris says:

    Hi Bill,
    I don’t like to play dream analyst for anyone else since different things have such varied meanings and symbolism for each individual, but I’ll put forth an idea that popped into my mind while reading your description of the dream. The building might represent your mind, and by exploring the building in your dream you’re exploring all the deeper corners your mind. It could represent so many different things, but that’s the first thing I thought of. Dream interpretation is such a personal process, and the dreamer is usually the only person with the background knowledge needed in order to uncover the meaning in his/her dream.

    ~ Kris

  3. bill says:

    Jamie — Thanks for the compliment! I’m glad to hear when people enjoy what I’ve written, even when I don’t write all that much.

    I really need to find a way to write more, I’m just afraid that I’ll write watered-down stuff.

    Kris — I totally agree about the personal nature of dream interpretation. I’ve taken a more metaphorical approach to it, after reading and listening to some of the work of David Gordon, author of “Therapeutic Metaphors”. I think the key is to look beyond the actual CONTENT of the dream, and begin to focus more on the CONTEXT, i.e., the structure itself.

  4. Hi Bill,

    I’m with Kris and you regarding the personal nature of dream interpretation. But there are some symbols that resonate with us all. As I was reading your dream, I had much of the same reaction as Kris: the building as aspects of your unconscious mind, with particular significance attached to the numbers 11 & 12 and the small room there. If it were my dream, my reaction to this large building, especially the floor, is that it is a large bank. If it were my dream, the buidling would represent my relationship to money and abundance. Nice that you’re exploring it! Now… I wonder what you’ll find in those rooms….

    Laura

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