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Big dolphin dream

THE DREAM I was standing by a swimming pool. Someone had bought a dolphin and I remember them saying, "we wouldn't have bought the dolphin if we knew it was going to get this big." I replied, "what did you think, it wouldn't grow bigger than it's environment?" I suddenly was in the pool and I was riding from pool end to pool end on the dolphin. The pool was strange though, it was by a road that had this really big parade happening on it. So people were watching me ride this dolphin. I was happy that the people thought I was really cool, cause I was riding this dolphin. Then suddenly,I was riding in the passenger seat where my grandpa was driving. I looked at him and thought to myself, he looks healthy, he looks like he can drive. Then I noticed that he was swerving in and out of the lanes. I looked at him and he didn't look like he should be driving. I shouted, "papaw! you're cutting off the tour buses!" we were on a 4 lane highway with a lot of tour buses. Then one cut us off.

THE REALITY The dreamer had just started a new job. It was very stressful. She then decided to concentrate on making herself happy rather than doing exactly what everyone else was doing.

THE INTERPRETATION Water dreams tend to be symbolic of our feelings. The water denotes our ever changing and moving emotions. Also this dream involves swimming which is usually quite a predictable symbol. It denotes a wish to move to some new situation emotionally. In light of that we have some good clues to look at the dream. The dreamer should look at her present mindset and see what situations fit these predictable symbols. In this case there was a situation which fitted the dream symbols. The dreamer was trying to move away from the stressful nature of her job and become much happier. So their was indeed an emotional situation which the dreamer is trying to move away from.

So now we can start to look at the other symbols and see what they mean. Dolphins are symbols of new life forming in our feelings. We can easily associate dolphins with the need to be much happier within ourselves. They are symbols of enjoyment feeling happy within ourselves.

In the dream the dreamer is in the passenger seat and maybe this denotes a wish to take things easy. That's certainly an element of this dream in which she is hoping to escape from stress.

The dream also features a grandfather who appears to not know what he is doing. So maybe he symbolises the way in which the dreamer is happily carrying on even when she is not truly capable. So perhaps this dream is specifically related to taking a relaxed and laid back attitude towards her job and any mistakes that she makes.

Symbolic Meanings
DOLPHIN : "enjoying the situation"
GRANDFATHER : "taking your time"
PASSENGER SEAT : "the dreamer is happy to not be in total control of the situation - she does not wish to be dominant and assertive in her approach to her job"
SWIMMING : "a wish to get to some new emotional situation"
SWIMMING POOL : "Your own personal emotions and feelings"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I have just started a new job. But instead of getting so stressed out I have decided to take my time a little. I have been thinking about my own happiness."

See how the Symbolic Meanings above weave together to form a key insight in the DREAM MEANING

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