Amazing display of colour and birds - dream interpretation

THE DREAM The sun was shinning brightly as I walked through a large meadow with a colleague from work. Off in the distance a bird was flying toward us with a noted sense of purpose. Once this bird had reached our location, it hovered above and one became two (meaning the bird had split into two separate birds, each joined together at the wing tip). The birds then began rotating in separate directions, displaying a beautiful kaleidoscope of shape and color in the sky. I viewed this display in amazement, asking if he too was viewing this awesome display. He smiled and shook his head to indicate a yes. The birds then stopped rotating, two became one, and the bird then flew back off into the distance.

At this point we continued on our journey. Suddenly day became night, and we found ourselves in some sort of village. Walking on a cobblestone street, we stopped to admired the street lamps (there was nothing electrical about them) as well as the beautiful buildings (or architecture) of this quaint village.

We came upon our destination (a shop), peered through the window, and seen this man (another man with whom we work with in real life), fussing about. We entered the shop and were greeted. He was so happy to see us, yet was flustered, since he felt that things just weren't in order for our arrival. My companion and I looked at each other, quite puzzled, since we could not understand why it mattered. Everything, to us, was just fine. (Interpreted on www.Dreammoods.com)

THE REALITY The dreamer had for a long time been frustrated with the colleague at work who featured most in this dream. She enjoys a love hate relationship with him. He is able to construct and verbalizes his thoughts quite well but he does tend to slow up progression whenever engaged in "tunnel vision". She has learned to live with his habits and does admire him for his individuality.

DREAM INTERPRETATION Dreams often help us form our emotions and help us understand people that we work with. The rational mind cannot deal with and form emotions. Instead this is left to the dream mind - the unconscious. Emotions and feelings about people are often very complex - they weigh up good points and bad points. They provide a balanced judgement.

Often its best to try to work the opposite way round. Instead of trying to understand the dream symbols first try to understand what you think about a person. This dreamer had very strong opinions about her work colleague. He had a tendency to frustrate her with long arguments yet the very qualities that she disliked about him were obviously qualities that she had learned to live with.

So given the strong views about what she thinks about this man what hints and consistencies are there in the dream symbols. In other words - dreams are symbolic representations of our thought processes so if we know what our views are on some issue then does there seem evidence to support them. The answer in this case is a very strong yes.

Villages are good symbols to start off this dream. They do indeed seem to connect with the dreamers views on her colleague. Towns in dreams are busy places and tend to link to thoughts which are very complicated - instances perhaps when we take into account the opinions of others. Villages are very much the opposite. They are symbols of restricted ways of thinking and tunnel vision. They show people thinking along certain lines and not wishing to consider anything else at all. Towns will tend to symbolise a person or decision which was made with regard to he opinions of others. This village links with the dreamers colleague who often had his own fixed ways of thinking.

The nature of the village also seems to support the dreamers opinions of her work colleague. The village is quaint and that maybe suggests that she sees this tendency of his to fixed opinions as a rather quaint and likeable quality.

The lack of electricity also could be a suggestion that this tendency often disrupts the energy of her organisation. The group is stopped from moving in an energetic and dynamic way.

The beautiful architecture also builds up the richness of her thoughts. It suggests and corresponds to how she admires the way that he constructs and verbalizes his thoughts. His ideas are wonderfully constructed just like the buildings in the village.

So the dream can easily be connected with the dreams work colleague. Often if we have a dream about someone who is currently important in our lives then the dream will represent our thoughts about them. So we have some connections here. Let us now proceed and see what evidence there is to suggest a clear thought forming in the mind of the dreamer.

The shop is a symbol of options and opportunities. We go into shops to select what we want from the available options. In the context of a company then this may link to having to come to some decision having surveyed the facts. And decisions in companies are often formed through a group decision. Perhaps the other work colleague is flustered because he wishes to come to decisions quickly and promptly. Often there is pressure within an organisation to rush into business and decide some issue quickly in a dynamic way. So maybe this dream points to a moment when the dreamer went beyond frustration with her colleague and began to admire his bad habit of constructing his thoughts in a clear and elaborate way.

The dream begins with the bird which splits into two. Birds are often difficult symbols in dreams. They are somewhat abstract in what they mean. They can link to issues of communication. The sky often links to the future in dreams. The land often links to the facts on the ground. So the sky can logically link to issues which are undecided. The sky can link to things that we are anticipating. This is not a symbol which is inconsistent with the theme of this dream. Perhaps it links to issues which are undecided. The two birds could link to two strong opinions being put forward - two visions of the future. One could belong to the dreamer and the other to her work colleague. Maybe in this case she is guilty of the exact thing that she occasionally criticizes in her work colleague. She is too willing to explore in detail some undecided issue. Eventually the two birds join together and that is maybe also symbolic. Perhaps it shows that the two messages and visions eventually come together. That suggests that her work colleague is capable of compromise but at first must feel free to explore in great detail his own ideas(even against the will of the group).

So as a conclusion what can be said about this dream. Dreams are symbolic of thought processes and are often related to current events. The dream was too far back to spot the exact situation that triggered it. But a dream will often be formed by real life incidents the day before. Perhaps the flustered work colleague and the shop hint at what triggered this dream. The shop represents the need to come to a decision from the available options. So perhaps a meeting was been held the previous day and some people became frustrated at her work colleagues tendency to drag things out. But perhaps this dream marks a point when her feelings go beyond frustration. Out of all the long winded argument some moment of admiration is formed.

Symbolic Meanings
ARCHITECT : "how ideas are constructed and communicated"
BEAUTIFUL : "perfection - the dreamer admires her colleague because of his great skill in debate"
BIRD : "ideas about how to change things"
ELECTRIC : "enormous energy"
FUSS : "being very obvious and clear about what you want"
LAMP : "cast light on matter"
SHAPE : "rough outline of what you want"
SHOP : "choices - in this case the shop probably symbolises the companies options and the need to come to a decision"
SKY : "communication of ideas and feelings"
STREET : "complex issues where you consider lots of factors and the opinions of others"
VILLAGE : "remote and isolated ways of thinking - in this case the dreamers colleague who always has his own view - its always different from everyone else's "

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I was frustrated again by a colleague at work. Everyone else is happy to let things go by but he always has to argue his case. It leads to huge delays but really you have got to admire him for the skill he has. He really argues his case well"

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