Sunday, April 26, 2009

when i dreamed about snakes

the other night, i had one of my oddest dreams ever, next from the one that made me jumped over our terrace and gave me a broken patella. it bothers me, for its been a while since i last dreamed as bizarre and clear as this one. most of the time, there is only this feeling that i actually dreamed about something but i tend to forget them the moment i wake up.

but this dream was way different. as far as i could remember, i was standing on this flat ground made of reddish clay. there were flag lines (banderitas) floating in the air and people were happily dancing in such weird way. it was as if they're--- hopping.

it was a frolic view. i even find myself following their beat. but in my surprise, i saw hundreds of snakes crawling and striking our legs when i looked below. i immediately backed off and looked for a higher ground but it seemed like i was surrounded with vipers and constrictors.

i was on the verge of crying for help but it seemed like the people around me are making no buzz about it. they continued hopping and dancing as if it didn't bother them.


luckily, it didn't take me that long to wake myself up. but somehow, i felt a sudden difficulty in pulling myself out of my bed.

the dream bothered me too much until the next day. so i tried checking it over the internet and looked for its interpretations. and this was what i got.

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. Alternatively, the snake may be seen as phallic and thus symbolize temptation, dangerous and forbidden sexuality. If you are afraid of the snake, then it signifies your fears of sex, intimacy or commitment. 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 healing, transformation, knowledge and wisdom. It is indicative of self-renewal and positive changes.


basically, there are only three interpretations that struck my attention. first, it signifies hidden fears and worries that are threatening you. second, it symbolize temptation, dangerous and forbidden sexuality. If you are afraid of the snake, then it signifies your fears of sex, intimacy or commitment. and lastly, it represent healing, transformation, knowledge and wisdom. It is indicative of self-renewal and positive changes.

pretty much, i have a good idea what these interpretations are, in lieu of my life. or probably the human mind just had this complex thing that it enables one to look for the smallest details on how it could relate such in us. no wonder clarvoyance and horoscopes are such a hit to most of us.

there are only a small number of people that knows this fear. basically, i came to a point in my life that i have bothered myself too much with it. coincidentally, i found myself stumbling upon blogs and readings that tackled the said topic. but i chose not to let my presence be felt to them. i drowned myself into it for days: thinking and assessing it in almost all angles of my life. it makes me paranoid just hearing it, to tell you frankly.

but in my surprise, whenever i open this up to my friends, they discussed it as if it was just a regular thing and that they are firm with their stand. thus, i chose to be silent and decided not to talk about it in this blog, just until now.

come to think of it, the first interpretation is actually linked to the next. honestly, the lifestyle that i chose is somehow different from my friends. though i don't really know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. probably, i just don't find the need for it, that i don't believe that it is the venue for me and as much as i want to be optimistic about it, i just don't see what i am looking for in such. or probably, i am just scared and fear the consequences it entails, especially i am not the cautious type of a person.

luckily, the last item was able to pull me back to myself and affirmed the decision i made. it affirms that i am on the right track and that prevention is the only thing that will save me from it.

as i was ending this post, i realized that life itself is indeed a snake. although it seemed like its physically helpless, we still fear it because we know what it can potentially do to us. but we tend not to be bothered as long as we don't feel it presence. thus, we take it for granted. but just like a snake, life has it lethal fire back, if we don't observe ample precautions, it i sinevitable for life to attack an$d cripple us even before we actually know it.


line of flight said...

another one of my armchair, ignorant opinions, but here goes:

the snakes themselves do not represent fear. they represent creativity (or guile maybe). it is how you react to the snake that defines their meaning. you mentioned you were afraid of them. so, what is it that you are afraid of? being bitten by your creativity or your own snake-like instincts?

the other parts of you (the other people) were happily dancing but your conscious ego was trying to find higher ground (getting mental, being mentally removed from it all) but, it turns out, you can't get to hirer ground and your conscious ego found a way to end the dream.

looks like a warning from your unconscious to you -- vipers and constrictors. constrictors crush their victim to death while vipers deliver poison. i'd try to feel those two symbols out and make associations with them -- fear that your creativity will constrict your ego to death, fear that your creativity will poison you to death.

in a dream, you do not die a physical death (unless kulam is operating) but only an ego death -- to which something new can be born. the fear of that, is something worth looking at as well.

wanderingcommuter said...

thisis defintely an interesting and different perspective to look at. thanks for your 2 cents!

Yj said...

let's focus on the positive interpretations shall we?


Herbs D. said...

dreams are the expression of the sub-concious. only the dreamer himself knows how to interpret what the dream is :)

kasi diba. you may have based your interpretations with your own experiences. or if something's bothering you right now-gusto na niya mapansin cause you kept on neglecting it.

DN / DeathNote said...

lagi ko napapanaginipan na natatanggal lahat ng ngipin ko... waaaaaa.

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Victor Gregor said...

i have read somewhere that dreaming of a place full of snakes, where people are either oblivious or unafraid of the serpents, signifies that you're someone who knows of a danger that most people around you are ignorant of.

:: cb :: said...

fears are meant to be overcome. maybe your subconscious is telling you something?

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