Friday, March 18, 2005

Kitten, Snakes and Water.... oh, my!

I had a weird dream a couple of days ago.
It started out just fine, but quickly went down hill from there.
Picture a cute little country cottage with flowers all around the yard- it’s a sunny beautiful day.
Abby and I were walking around the yard of this beautiful home when I heard a rattling noise, I recognized it as a snake rattle and was able to get out of the way, but Abby was behind me and just as she was moving past a clump of grass a HUGE Indian Cobra raised it’s head up out of the grass! (Yes I know Indian Cobras don’t have rattles) Then another… and another…until there were five of them all around her. She was able to clamber up on a low hanging roof but she was still in a dangerous situation trying to keep her feet out of their range.
This is where it got a little odd.
Tiger Woods comes around the corner of the house. Yep- the Golf pro. I don’t even watch golf.
I start screaming and I mean really screaming, at Tiger to help Abby, I’m surprised I wasn’t talking in my sleep I was that upset in my dream. I don’t remember Abby getting bit by any of the snakes so I guess he came through for us.
Tiger woods, you are my hero! I think I’m going to call Abby to make sure she is OK.

Every so often I have dreams where snakes appear. The most repetitive, are dreams that feature snakes AND kittens and water at the same time. Kittens and snakes? Where is the connection? I looked up water in a dream dictionary and it is supposed to signify “feelings of unrest or unease”
The first time I had a dream like that, I had just returned from Utah – the dream was featured at Camp Ginger Cascades (the dream is always somewhere familiar and pleasant to me) and it was all rainy and at night and hundreds of little kittens had drowned in the puddles. Yes, it was just as gross as it sounds.
Well I found one that wasn’t dead and tried to save it by taking it inside and getting it warm and dry (the kittens are always the main focus of the dream with the snakes in the background). The second one was featured in Downtown Morganton in a fountain that doesn’t exist in real life. The kittens were in the fountain. Yes, it was just as gross as it sounds. The third dream was by far the ickiest. I was a the house in Morganton and there were all these kittens that were just a couple of weeks old and they were dying so I scooped one up to save it, and put it in my hoodie pocket to keep it safe but I kept dropping it! This would cause its arms and legs to fall off its torso. In my dream the kittens were supposed to hatch out of a nasty pod looking thing but what really happened was a large icky insect would come out and attack them. This was traumatizing because I would take care of the pod things to protect the kittens.

I hate those dreams.
The kittens always die.


Mrs. K said...

Some research....

Water in dreams

To see water in your dream, symbolizes your unconscious and your emotional state of mind. Water is the living essence of the psyche and the flow of life energy. It is also symbolic of spirituality, knowledge, healing and refreshment. To dream that water is boiling, suggests that you are expressing some emotional turmoil. It also may mean that feelings from your unconscious are surfacing and ready to be acknowledged.

To see calm, clear water in your dream, signifies that you are in tune with your spirituality. It denotes serenity, peace of mind, and rejuvenation.

To see muddy or dirty water in your dream, indicates that you are wallowing in your negative emotions. You may need to devote some time to clarify your mind and find internal peace. Alternatively, it suggests that your thinking/judgment is unclear and clouded. If you are immersed in muddy water, then it indicates that you are in over your head in a situation and are overwhelmed by your emotions.

To dream that water is rising up in your house, signifies your struggles and overwhelming emotions.

To hear running water in your dream, denotes meditation, reflection and pondering of your thoughts and emotions.

To dream that you are walking on water, suggests that you have supreme and ultimate control over your emotions. It may also suggest that you need to "stay on top" of your emotions and not let them explode out of hand. Alternatively, it is symbolic of faith in yourself.

Kittens in dreams

To see a white kitten in your dream, signifies deceit and trouble.

To see non-white or soiled kittens, indicates trouble ahead for you.

Drowning in dreams

To dream that you are drowning, signifies that you are overwhelmed by emotions or repressed issues that is coming back to haunt you. You may be proceeding too quickly in trying to discover your unconscious thoughts and therefore must proceed more cautiously and slowly. If you drown to death, then is refers to an emotional rebirth. If your survive the drowning, then a waking relationship or situation will ultimately survive the turmoil.

To see someone drowning in your dream, suggests that you are becoming too deeply involved in something that is beyond your control. Alternatively, it represents a sense of loss in your own identity. You are unable to differentiate who you are anymore.

To dream that you rescue someone from drowning, indicates that you have successfully acknowledged certain emotions and characteristics that is symbolized by the drowning victim.

Snakes in dreams

To see a snake or be bitten by one in your dream, signifies hidden fears and worries that are threatening you. Your dream may be alerting you to something in your waking life that you are not aware of or that has not yet surfaced. The snake may also be seen as phallic and thus symbolize dangerous and forbidden sexuality. The snake may also refer to a person around you who is callous, ruthless, and can't be trusted. As a positive symbol, snakes represent transformation, knowledge and wisdom. It is indicative of self-renewal and positive changes.

So... your dreams make perfect sence, right?

(found all this at

Matthew said...

This is prompting me to blog some of my wacko dreams...

Not that yours are wacko, it's just prompting me to share mine =)