Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Burning down the house

The other night I dreamed that I was in my childhood home and my friend Karen was with me. I started a bonfire inside the house (Why? I have no idea!) which, of course, set the house on fire, which then spread to the neighbor's house. We got out safely and the firefighters got the fires under control relatively quickly. So, I wondered what this dream could mean. Depending on the context of your dream, to see fire in your dream can symbolize destruction, passion, desire, illumination, transformation, enlightenment, or anger. It may suggest that something old is passing and something new is entering into your life. Your thoughts and views are changing. In particular, if the fire is under control or contained in one area, then it is a metaphor of your own internal fire and inner transformation. It also represents your drive, motivation, and creative energy. Alternatively, the dream may be warning you of your dangerous or risky activities. You are literally "playing with fire".
To dream that a house is on fire, indicates that you need to undergo
some transformation. If you are setting a fire to something or even to yourself, then it indicates that you are undergoing some great distress. You are at the brink of desperation and want to destroy something or some aspect of yourself. To see a firefighter in your dream, represents your higher Self. You are experiencing a period of cleansing and purification. The firefighter is the symbol of a true hero and of hope. To see something burning, indicates that you are experiencing some intense emotions and/or passionate sexual feelings (Yeah, right). There is some situation or issue that you can no longer avoid and ignore. Alternatively, it may suggest that you need to take time off for yourself and relax. Consider also how you may be feeling "burned out" or "burned up". To see a bonfire in your dream, suggests that you need to find a new path and set forth toward a different goal. It is time to freely express yourself and let go of the old outdated ways of thinking.
To see your childhood friend in your dream, signifies regression into your
past where you had no responsibilities and things were much simpler and
carefree. You may be wanting to escape the pressures and stresses of
adulthood. Consider the relationship you had with this friend and the
lessons that were learned. Alternatively, the childhood friend may be
suggesting that you have been acting in a childish manner and you need
to start acting like an adult. She better not be suggesting that, although
I have felt a little whiny lately! So, my amateur dream interpreters,
what do you think it means?

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