Last night, early this morning actually, I awoke from a strange dream. (I wrote this yesterday morning, just clarifying.) The dream went like this:
I was cleaning a swimming pool; it was not my pool rather it belonged to a school. For some reason I was supposed to keep this pool clean for all of the children who were swimming in it on a daily basis. I did not interact with many of the kids because my job was to clean the pool after they all had left for the day.
As I was scooping leaves and bugs out of the water, the fabulous clear, blue looking water took me in. The ripples filled the pool and it was such a beautiful sight to see the sun glistening on the water creating shadows through the ripples. Trees were hovering over as if they were looking into a mirror.
I had finished getting the debris out and went to turn on the pump, as I walked to the other end of the pool I noticed spinning and splashing. Then, I saw a huge red and white python, with two tails looking like octopus tentacles flapping about in the water. His head was massive, about the size of my own. I felt scared, but also mesmerized by its beauty and its intriguing tail. I immediately snapped out of it, thinking the snake needed to get out of there because of the children.
I ran to find the head teacher and share with her about the snake. She was not alarmed at all. She asked, “Does he have something on his head that looks like a skin hat of sorts?” The image that flashed in the dream was of a dinosaur known as an Amurosaurus. I said, “No it did not look like that, it looks like a python!” She waved hands and mumbled something about it being her pet and not to worry. She walked off and left me standing there.
I decided to go back and finish cleaning the pool. When I went back to snake was gone. I could not find him anywhere. I felt a little fear lurking about as I went behind the storage place to turn on the pump for the pool. He was not there – he was gone. I was both sad, and feeling a certain type of foreboding. I went back to the pool looking into the deep water, then all around the rectangle shape. I thought, “I wonder if I can walk on this water?”
I put my foot out and started running. I was running on the water! I ran all around the rectangle full speed, splashes of water hitting my shins and calves. I was laughing, hooting, and hollering, with great joy. I kept running, feeling the sun hit my skin, the water caress my bare feet, and laughter rolling out of my belly.
That was it. I woke up feeling very tired and groggy, but full of refreshing thoughts. Although for some reason, my body is in pain today. I feel exhausted, drained, and hurting in places. Still the snake was so spectacular, and the running on water thing felt like such freedom that I could not help, but feel really good.
Maybe I had this dream because I have been swimming a lot lately. Maybe because I heard White Snake on the radio last night and laughed. Maybe because I am feeling freedom in certain thought patterns. Maybe I needed a dream to give me some hope. Maybe, for no reason at all it does not matter – there are certain dreams I do not want to forget and this is one of them. I admit I did go in search of interpretations of my dream. It is what I do. As always, I discovered various mindsets based upon religion, superstitions, symbolism, etc… I still enjoy reading the various interpretations of things.
No one had my exact snake, so I could only go so far with snake, two-tailed, python type of thing. I believe it may have been a Blood Python. I did not know about them until this morning when I tried to look up my snake. I did find this interesting: Dreaming of Snakes – The Meaning of Snakes in a Dream
The Eastern Perspective on Snake Dreams: The Esoteric Body
The snake is a symbol of Kundalini, a Hindu concept of pure energy located within the base of spine. Kundalini is described as a dormant potential force in all people. Yoga is the practice that is supposed to awaken the Kundalini energy. Yoga evokes the progress of Kundalini through the different chakras. Each chakra leads to a different level of awakening and mystical experience.
In dreams, the snake could represent wisdom, spiritual awakening and inner power.
The snake is a very positive symbol within the eastern cultures, practices, and religion. Individuals familiar with these practices may discover their dream relates to these concepts more than others.
I love snakes – I think they are fabulous to watch, for me a snake dream is a good one. (As long as it’s not attacking me, of course!) Apparently, water dreams are very symbolic too. Look at this!
Walking on Water – Means you at the top of your emotions and you have complete control. You might also have some hidden qualities.
Splashed by Water - This is a dream symbol where you unconscious is telling you to wake up! Get back on track with your life and stop stalling.
There you have it. I used to be heavily involved in dream interpretation, but it was through a specific mindset. It caused me to lose all of my dream interpretation information I had consumed in my previous years of dream information consumption. However, going back to researching has made all of this information new and refreshing to me. I am finding it all fascinating.
Smiling! Mumford & Sons put me in a trance…
(An addition) It is now 4:20 pm, I published this in the morning. I checked my email a moment ago to discover this subject line, “Announcing Python at Codecademy.” I found it very amusing after my dream and all. I am not reading into it – I thought others may have an interest in checking out the link as well…