Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sharks in the Pool

I've been dreaming of lots of sharks. It's not the first time it's happened, in fact it's the third time this month. I can remember having a similar dream once a long time ago, maybe when I was around eight years old. In these dreams, I'm in a deep pool. It's about the same size as a standard swimming pool, but extremely deep, like a diving well. I can still see the bottom, but it's usually pretty dark. Under me, and a little distance away next to me, are a few individual sharks. There are large sharks like great whites, sleek sharks like makos and lemon sharks, and even a few goblin sharks in the deeper parts, but they are not attacking.

I'm not scared, but for some reason I just really want to get out of the pool. The water is comfortably cool, and the sharks are just swimming around in the deep. Sometimes they'll chase after some other people, but those people dissolve into smoke when the shark catches them. I'm swimming across, but I never make it to the other side. When I'm almost there, everything blacks out, and I wake up.

This time, the sharks appeared with tattered black cloth wrapped around and hanging off of their heads and bodies and tails. This made me curious, so I looked it up on Google, and of course someone on Yahoo Answers had already asked this question. Apparently,
"To see a shark in your dream indicates feelings of anger, hostility, and fierceness. You are undergoing a long and difficult emotional period and may be an emotional threat to yourself or to others. Perhaps, you are struggling with your individuality and independence, especially in some aspect of your relationship. Alternatively, a shark represents a person in your life who is greedy and unscrupulous. This person goes after what he or she wants with no regards to the well-being and sensitivity of others. The shark may also be an aspect of your own personality with these qualities. To see a swimming pool in your dream symbolizes relaxation, calmness, luxury and ease. You need to take a break. Alternatively, a swimming pool suggests that you need to acknowledge and understand your feelings. It is time to dive in and deal with those emotions. You need to cleanse yourself and wash away past hurts. Consider the depth of the pool. If you were swimming on the deep end, then it means that those emotions are deeply seeded and may be harder to confront. You will need to work through it, no more matter how difficult. If you are swimming on the shallow end, then it implies that you should be able to easily deal with your feelings."
Somehow, this seems pretty accurate. I've bolded some of the key words in that answer, so I can read this later on and reflect on it in context for myself. I'm normally a very logical and rational person, but I do have an affinity for dream interpretations and horoscopes. They're not always precise, but they are quite interesting.

I am going through a "long and difficult emotional period" right now, and through this blog and talking to friends and counselors and teachers, I am trying to work through all of those feelings. Maybe these dreams are telling me that I'm on the right track and I'm almost there.

Sometimes I have multiple dreams in a row. After this particular one, I had one about how my blog got noticed, and I became famous. It's probably not going to happen, but I can still dream. ◊

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