Pashmina Lalchandani (pashmina) wrote,
Pashmina Lalchandani
pashmina

I had a really strange but accurate dream last night. I was in a building, and it caught on fire somehow and at that time my family, friends and I were all in the basement. It seemed like there was no way out; we were trapped there just waiting for the fire to get to us. Above us we could hear people screaming for help as they burned to death. It seemed that I was the only person who took what was happening seriously. My parents and friends were still joking and laughing, as if they were in denial or oblivious to the fire. I thought 'oh my god I'm going to have to figure out how to get us out of here myself!.' I notice an elevator at the entrance, but also see that it is completely useless. I start breaking the water pipes I see (don't ask me where the came from, it's a dream) and the water level starts rising. Soon we are knee deep in water so cold I think, now we're going to die of hypothermia. It's frigid! But I'm still trying and I finally find a way and get everyone out. I'm telling them to hurry up, to run because I can see and feel the fire coming to devour us. I'm the last one to leave, and as I go, I trip, fall and my foot gets seared (don't as me why I'm barefoot, but I am) and I manage to get out. Before I wake up I remember sitting in wet (and I mean really wet) grass, looking down at my left foot, seeing a chunk where the fire gave me superficial burns.

Now for the interesting part, the analysis. I do analyze dreams a bit, and it's always easier to analyze one's own dreams. Fire is usually a symbol of transition, so this means I'm going through a transition in my life. The basement is a symbol of the subconscious, but it could simply mean that I am withdrawing or hiding from people. Since my friends and family are oblivious, it may mean that I will get no help during my transition from the people I usually count on. They don't understand what it is, or don't care about it. Water is usually a symbol of emotions. The elevator is a symbol of the situation. So at some point during this phase I go through it will get difficult. Rising water indicates rising emotions, however since I find a way out before the water is higher than me, I don't lose total control of them. Finding a way out and landing in grass is an indication of success after much hard work. (Grass symbolizes hard work, planting grass etc.) Getting burned, believe it or not, is a good sign. It's a sign of happiness about a particularly valuable friendship or unexpected triumph.
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