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Dream interpretation - pride and peace and a president

This dream took place as the dreamer was having to work quickly. As an artists she wished to spend time on all her work and this went against the grain for her.

THE DREAM I was on a building that looked a lot like my college but way bigger. The room was somewhat dark and there was a huge leaking from the ceiling, and one of my teachers was there trying to fix it, just getting all wet while the leak was just getting worse. I was laying on a mattress on the floor and picked an old comic book. Nice, there was a story by Carl Barks, one of my favourites ( I wish I could draw perspective like him). Something caught my attention on the first page: there was the face of Juscelino Kubitschek ( former Brazilian president whose story I admire very much ) and on the background, something that looked like an architectonic project the project of Brasilia! I looked at the date of the story, it was 1953 (Brasilia was planned by Kubitschek to be built in only 4 years and was officially founded in 1960 - success ) I called my teacher to show her that and she said "Here's a man who rushes to do things that should be done calmly and slowly"

I said nothing and looked at the ceiling, the leak was getting even worse and my teacher said she would quit for a while and come back in the morning ( yes it was night outside ). The floor was getting all wet and the mattress too. I realized I should look for another place to sleep ( why I was going to sleep on that place is a mystery to me ).

Outside that room there were lots of people just like in college. In the middle of the stairs a group of people was sitting with a strange, yet cute dog ( looked like a poodle ), it was very white and friendly too. I went upstairs again and to the left a hallway leaded to a theatre room. Lots of actors were walking in this hallway, one of them looked strangely familiar though I couldn't tell if it was a man or woman. I went the one to the right and ended up on a library. It was dark and peaceful, I felt a feeling of pride and peace there, looking at the shelves full of huge books taking entire walls. I went to a brighter part of the library and found a small and very old clock. Looked like it wasn't working for a long time. I moved the pointers to see if it would make a cool noise but it didn't. I realized I wouldn't make the clock work again and was suddenly frightened by a voice that said "Peace!". I saw it was coming from a statue beside me. The statue of a saint in white dress. It said again "Peace! Peace! Peace!" . Then a young man in red T-shirt came and said "the library is closed now as you can see, please come back in the morning". Then he laughed at me and I strangely threatened him "don't laugh at me or you may become blind".

I went back to the hallway and greeted the dog again, that gave me its paw. I found out it belonged to a cross dresser in blue dress who was sitting at the staircase. The dream suddenly became a series of strange and blurry images. Big pieces of a strange domino-like puzzle were falling forming a circle. Two men in white clothing ( looked like high priests ) were coming to rescue me from a jail. And there was rain.

THE REALITY The dreamer is an artist and often is haunted by that ghost that haunts many artists, that is, the need for self-expression versus commercialism. She was recently forced to find a balance so she wouldn't miss an opportunity. She wanted to take her time but knew she was going to have to speed up on this project.

Carl Banks is someone that she admired greatly - he was the creator of Donald Duck. She was fascinated by his technique and ability to master perspective and balance too.

Kubitschek was a man who fought against millions of people saying that it was impossible to realize his dream ( build a city, a country capital, in the middle of nowhere in only 4 years ). The dreamer always wished she had this strength to go after what she wanted even when everyone says it's impossible.

DREAM INTERPRETATION The dream featured an artist. That's very important here because this person is someone who inspires the dreamer. He is very much a role model. So in this case that is a key connection. Its a strong link to understanding the dream. The dream could easily be about the dreamer and her own approach to art. This was indeed the case here as an issue had arisen which linked to the dreamers own approach to art.

Another symbol also strongly supports this link. The other person to feature in the dream President Kubitschek was someone who was also important to the dreamer. He was another source of inspiration. He especially linked to the need to do things quickly. He moved at great speed to build a capital city for Brasil.

The real life issue that the dreamer linked to this dream was very much involving the themes linked to the two people Kubitschek and Banks. The dreamer was adapting her technique and becoming quicker because in this case this is what had to be done.

Also from a symbolic point of view presidents often link to our own approach to something. They signify the principles that we are deciding on. Here she is devising a strategy for approaching a project. This is a new strategy and she is in some ways going against her own principles.

The cross dresser is an interesting symbol. That links to the way we would like others to see us. A cross dresser wears both male and female clothes. In dreams that may simply link to a wish for balance. She is wishing to approach the project aggressively and work at a quick pace(signified by male clothes which link to a quick pace). Also she maybe wishes to be flexible and wear women's clothing. They signify a happier and more relaxed female attitude.

Symbolic Meanings
ACTORS : "trying to convince people that you can do something yet secretly knowing that you are not sure you can"
ACTORS : "in this case the dreamer is trying to convince people she can work quickly yet she knows that this is not natural to her"
BASEMENT : "hidden and negative feelings - in this case the dreamers own negative feelings about having to work quickly"
FEMALE CLOTHES : "an ability to approach an issue in a female way - taking time and not rushing"
LAUGHING : "the dreamer fears ridicule and hates to think she is sacrificing her own principles"
LIBRARY : "the dreamers own place of learning and her own wish to improve her own skills"
MALE CLOTHES : "an ability to approach an issue in a male way - with assertiveness and fast pace"
CROSS DRESSER : "an ability to be flexible - show aggressiveness and also be able to slow the pace down when needed"
PRISON : "restrictions placed on you - the dreamer is forced to work in a way that she is not comfortable with "

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I have been forced to change my approach to a project or I would have lost the opportunity. Life is about balance. I have sacrificed some of my own principles. I am not happy about this but life is about compromise. I have not lost site of my principles though and hopefully never will."

See how the Symbolic meanings weave together to form a key insight

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