I had my very first ‘nekkid’ in public dream. I’ve read about other people having these dreams, but have never had one myself until now. When I remember my dreams, they are usually really strange, often involving the Mafia. Don’t ask me why – I’m not a doctor – LOL. But this one appeared very real and even took place in my own house, which is also something I don’t think I’ve ever dreamed about.
Dreams are fascinating, and I tend to believe you can interpret dreams, but not from a dream dictionary. I believe dream dictionaries can be helpful in helping you to figure out possible common associations to an object, but the only person who can interpret your own dream is you.
My own dream, was first of all, amazingly realistic, which is not a common thread of my dreams. I had fallen asleep on the couch to have a nap (which I actually had), in my dream I heard cars pull up outside. I peeked out the window and saw that my sweetie’s friends were here, but hadn’t seen me – which was good, because I was suddenly naked! I ran to the bathroom to get clothes I had for some reason left there, got dressed and suddenly had to go to the bathroom. The toilet, however, had turned into an outhouse type thing, and I opened the lid, and there was a basement downstairs, and one of the children of his friends was down there, looked at me and said, “Hi Rose! I was just playing down here – there’s lots of cool stuff!” I said, “Err, sweetie, that’s good, but you really can’t play under this hole – can you go somewhere else?” He did, and I sat down, and was suddenly nekkid again and all the walls around the bathroom disappeared just as they were all walking inside. I woke up amused.
I love dreams. Sometimes they are so strange that they’re funny. The way to interpret them is to look at the big picture. What were the main elements of the dream? In this case, nakedness, people showing up suddenly and unexpectedly, and wanting to be private, but not being able to.
What were the emotions of the dream? Amusement, shyness, resignation, a burning need, and a touch of fear. You take the main elements and the main feelings, and see if there’s anything you’ve been doing in your life that feels similar.
To me, it suddenly occurred to me that all the writing I’ve been doing has been giving me the same feelings. Naked in public, taking care of people, people unexpectedly showing up, the conflict between wanting to be private, and the need to share. Viola – dream interpretation.
Of course, not all dreams are so transparent so to speak. Oftentimes we need to bounce our dreams off of others to see if they can give you insight – but here’s the thing – no one but you can interpret your own dream.
There are universal symbols I’ve read about that can help. I believe it was Carl Jung who said that houses symbolized your own self, and how you view yourself. I believe it was him who also said that a birth in a dream represents a birth of something inside yourself, like a death in a dream represents the death of something inside yourself.
Dreams are a kind of entertainment and learning experience of their own at the same time. If you can figure out your dreams, you may have more insight into what needs paying attention to in your own life.
In the meantime, dream well.