Dream Interpretation Organizing | Dream Meanings
(see Filing Cabinet)
Integrating or ordering recent experiences.
A fastidious personality expressing itself through your dream.
Exactly what’s being put in order in the dream may hold tremendous import.
For example, if detailing a pantry, this might be a situational dream (being hungry) or
it might reveal a latent fear of going hungry. On the other hand, organizing a closet speaks of different life roles and which ones are most important (see Clothes).
A dream about organizing predicts new opportunities.
If there are no major changes going on in your waking life, it could be that your subconscious is organizing itself in preparation for letting go of emotional “baggage”. Some interpretations say this type of dream is a hint from your subconscious that you are involved in too many activities, and may need to pack some of them up and put them away.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To account for something to yourself. But it may also mean an important message or tip. You need to turn to a particular person and discuss something important with him or her. Or, if you have an important question, this person may have an answer.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
An ancient emblem of womanhood that was later turned into a phallic symbol by the Church.
Having a bad case of the cleaning or organizational bug either at home, or toward a specific project or goal. What exactly does the broom sweep away?
Luck and friendship. According to folk beliefs, brooms found in new homes may be used to sweep out bad fortune, and sweep in good energy and warm feelings.
Jumping over a broom handle is a symbol of fertility and transition into a new life. This was part of many rural European and Gypsy wedding rituals.
Flying on a broom: Potentially a sexual dream in which the broom handle equates to the penis.
Woman’s magic. Witches were sometimes called broom amazons in the Middle Ages.... The Language of Dreams
Each drawer or file in the cabinet represents a memory, bits of knowledge, experiences, or other parts of yourself that you have neady sequestered away for future reference or use.
Take note of the condition of the cabinet and files. Are they orderly and well maintained, and do they appear as if they’re regularly used? If so, then this dream indicates that you apply all your experience and knowledge in daily living. If, however, some of the fdes (or drawers) appear locked, are marked “confidential,” or are laden with heavy dust, this shows that there is something unconfronted in your past. Now might be the time to open that folder so that it doesn’t become a skeleton in your closet, waiting to appear at the worst possible moment.... The Language of Dreams
Vision: Seeing a bee: a challenge to practice good habits and work hard. Watching a bee collecting honey: a deeper, more positive bond in your love relationship. Watching many bees flying about: you will be productive, work hard, and can look forward to a good harvest. Getting stung by a bee: great changes are in store (marriage, change in job, or residence, etc.). See Bumblebee.
Depth Psychology: The bee symbolizes hard work, endurance, love of order, but also social engagement and the ability to adapt to others. Are you yourself a “busy bee”?... Dreamers Dictionary
One stands for strength, but also for what you do with it.
The One points to strong willpower, mental power, and control, as well as drives, urges, and the desire for independence.
The One type of person is the typical hermit who “goes it alone”—usually very successfully, but with a fierce determination can also destroy his/her life. Friendships are pleasant but not a necessity. One is creative, has powerful traits, and is an “original”—tough, assertive, stubborn, and ambitious. In general, the One always means a new beginning, something primary that can’t be shared with others. One is a part of everything—it symbolizes masculinity, individuality, and an independent personality.
The mind and reasoning ability are strong. They are risk-takers. Do you want to become aOne with yourself ? Or with another person? Do you want to create a base from which to operate? Then just “do it”! See Sun.
Owe-people have birthdays on the first, tenth, and 28th day of the month.... Dreamers Dictionary
To be invited to a gala signals good news that you have already heard but not registered.
To dream of organizing a gala event suggests you have come up with a winning idea and would do well to follow through at this time.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you are the one organizing the party it could mean that you are in a position to find necessary tools in order to accomplish your projects. On the other hand, a party can represent pleasures of life and, especially, social interaction. Maybe enjoying the others’ company will benefit you. The nature of the party is also likely to hide your desires and hidden fears. A nice party indicates confidence.
If it is disagreeable it express your lack of confidence at social events. A too formal party represents your work environment. Finally, if it is an orgy it denotes sexual frustrations.
Unless the character of the celebration is exceptional, the traditional interpretation says that this dream indicates future disputes.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If what you say does not make any sense, it means that you are trying to attract others’ attention, which is evidence of an emotional dissatisfaction. On the contrary, speaking with logic and common sense is a way of organizing thoughts. To dream that you communicate in a foreign language that you don’t know could suggest a need to analyze your projects from different points of view. Finally, if you don’t understand the words you hear, the dream is manifesting your fear of rumors. (See MOUTH, YELLING, and TONGUE)
To talk to animals in dreams is an omen of suffering; with other people, of risk and danger; with superiors, of happiness; with enemies, of health. To speak to your mother is a good omen.
If you dream that someone speaks badly of you, this predicts beneficial projects.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A fireplace is a humanmade construction designed to take the amazing power offered by a fire and contain it in such a way to provide any number of services. Fire represents change and transformation on an enormous scale.
However, when it is enclosed in a safe and durable structure, that force of change becomes both highly effective and focusable.
The usable power of fire lies in a very small window of the continuum on which it exists. Too little and it does little more than look pretty. Just a little too much and the danger is life- threatening and enormously destructive.
A fireplace is the organizing principle around which great power can be harnessed to accomplish a very specific goal.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Perhaps unequalled in the annals of human depravity is the name of Adolf Hitler; a symbol of insanity, pure evil and Machiavellian cynicism, if he appears in your dreams, it is worth asking what, or whom, is being tarred with one of the blackest names history can produce.
If you dream of Adolf Eichmann, a man responsible for organizing the shipping of Jews to the extermination camps in Poland in World War II and a powerful symbol of a fanatical obedience to an unjust cause, it may be that you are doing something for someone else that deeply toubles your conscience.
Mao Tse-Tung was responsible for the deaths of millions of his countrymen and his ‘Cultural Revolution’ led to the destruction of much of China’s cultural heritage and the imprisonment of a huge number of Chinese intellectuals, amongst other social chaos.
If he makes an appearance in dreams, it may be a warning against the dangers of personality over substance, and the total disregard for tradition and experience.
The final member of the triumvirate of hugely powerful and hugely evil leaders in the twentieth century is Joseph Stalin, who brought about the deaths of more than 20 million of his own people while holding the Soviet Union in an iron grip for during the middle part of last century. As with Hitler and Mao, Stalin is potent symbol of negativity, repression and cruelty.... The Element Encyclopedia
Freud, who greatly influenced the field of psychology, believed dreaming to be a ’safety valve’ for unconscious desires, but it was not until the 1950s that scientists were able to study sleep and dreaming and come to some of their own conclusions.
In 1953, Eugene Aserinsky of the University of Chicago noticed that the eyes of sleeping babies moved beneath their eyelids at certain regular intervals. This led to the discovery of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep periods, which occur at roughly sixty to ninety minute intervals throughout the night, and contain the dreams that are the most vivid and most often remembered. Since then, EEG recordings that monitor brain activity during sleep have been used to map the various stages of sleep. Scientists soon realized that the strange, illogical experiences we call dreams almost always occur during REM sleep. Whilst most mammals and birds show signs of REM sleep, reptiles and other cold-blooded animals do not. REM sleep begins with signals from an area at the base of the brain called the pons. These signals travel to a brain region called the thalamus, which relays them to the cerebral cortex—the outer layer of the brain that is responsible for learning, thinking and organizing information. The pons also sends signals that shut off neurons in the spinal cord, causing temporary paralysis of the limb muscles.
If something interferes with this paralysis, people will begin to physically ’act out’ their dreams—a rare, dangerous problem called REM sleep behavior disorder.
REM sleep stimulates the brain regions used in learning. This may be important for normal brain development during infancy, which would explain why infants spend much more time in REM sleep than adults.
Like deep sleep, REM sleep is associated with an increased production of proteins. One study found that REM sleep affects the learning of certain mental skills. People taught a skill and then deprived of non-REM sleep could recall what they had learned after sleeping, whilst people deprived of REM sleep could not.
Some scientists believe dreams are the cortex’s attempt to find meaning in the random signals that it receives during REM sleep. The cortex is the part of the brain that interprets and organizes information from the environment during consciousness. It may be that, given random signals from the pons during REM sleep, the cortex tries to interpret these signals as well, creating a ’story’ out of fragmented brain activity.... The Element Encyclopedia