December 27, 2010

here comes the.....bride?

as i've said before, i rarely remember my dreams so when i do you can believe they will have some sort of message for me.  sunday morning i woke up laughing...laughing so hard that i woke me up.  i'm rather of the jungian school of thought on dreams in that i think they are a way for us to work through whatever issues that need to be resolved in our life and are largely symbolic. 

the dream...

i was at lunch with some faceless friends, one of which turned out to be intuitiative.  as we were chatting amongst the group i described a vision of a single woman laying on a chaise and asked what it meant.  the friend (female) said to me 'stay calm, it will all work out.'  then we chatted and laughed some more while sharing the meal when the friend again turned to me and asked, 'do you want to know the date of your wedding?'  i nodded, clearly skeptical.  she said, 'june 16, 2011 - that is the date.'  i laughed outloud and shook my head.  'no way - no way - there is not even a prospect out there.  i'm not dating, nothing.'  the friend smiled and nodded her head.  then she said, 'i'm just sayin' that is the date.  do with it what you will.' 

i awoke laughing but clearly remembering the entire dream.  the first part was easy - that was a message to myself that in the midst of chaos - things will work out.  i remind myself that only 15% of everything is in my control and that i need to deal with that.  the other 85% i need to make sure that i deal with what impacts me and then let the other go.  but the wedding thing threw me for a loop.  i couldn't figure it out.  so, i consulted the trusty internet dream dictionary....this is what it says (as close as to the situation i'm describing):  To dream that you are planning a wedding to someone you never met, is a metaphor symbolizing the union of your masculine and feminine side. It represents a transitional phase where you are seeking some sort of balance between your aggressive side and emotional side. The dream may also indicate that two previously conflicting aspects are merging together as one.

it makes sense as i am in a transitional place, trying to marrying together the new and old pieces of my job given the changes that have take place in the last few weeks.  it also works out that one side is very aggressive and uncertain, while the other side there is calm of knowing what is happening.  but i wonder about the date - the very specific date.  is it that i think it will take a while for it to work out?  i cannot think of another reason that the date would be significant. 


  1. awesome post, my dear. i always take generalized dream interpretations with a (rather large) grain of salt, though. either way it's definitely a very interesting dream!

    xo Alison

  2. Loved reading this, my friend. And the explanation sounds pretty plausible. As for the date, you may want to plan on being someplace spectacular then. Or maybe you already will be.

  3. wow wow wow.....lucky you to have remembered what you did. i never remember a thing after i wake up...or if i do, it's not worth anything to me personally it seems.....

    WOW.....mark that day in red on your calendar. i can't wait to see what happens !!!

  4. Dreams intrigue me, mostly because I think that our subconscious is so amazingly complex and it really comes through when we dream.

  5. Here comes the bride--love it! I like your rational approach to the dream, I tend to have a superstitious belief in them, they are just so mysterious and the powerful ones tell us so much about what is really going on in our hearts and minds. I dreamed my dad died the night before he died and guess deep down I knew it was going to happen that day and I've heard of this happening to many many people. I will be curious to find out what happens on June 16!

    xo Mary Jo

  6. Wow.... I am impressed with the explanation although I am far more excited by the fairy tale that you may have dreamed your exact wedding date.

    I'd love to share my dreams but there's not enough time in the day. I'm a vivid dreamer and sometimes wished I could live in them.... sigh.... I dreamed I married John Travolta once... swoon.

  7. could mean exactly what you dreamed it to be! Start planning that wedding....he is there, you just have not met hime yet...OR HAVE YOU? Keep us posted!!
    Happy New Year to you whatever it brings!!

  8. i dont usually remember my dreams, and if i do i spend too much time trying to interpret them (in my own way)

  9. I have only woken from a dream laughing once or twice in my life...and it was such a wonderful, uplifting feeling! In my case I had no memory of the dream that was so funny...Your dream sounds amazing....and so clear! I can't wait to find out what June has in store for you:)

  10. Humm, your explanation sounds very logical and practical.....but I'm with Cora. It's more fun to think about meeting your Knight in Shining Armor, looking forward to a lovely summer wedding, then being wisked away on a fairytale honeymoon! This will be much more fun to think about on all the dreary winter days ahead! Hey, you never know, it could happen!

  11. I've had a lot of wedding dreams in the last few years ... and I'm always getting married at the last minute ... and trying to throw everything together ... I don't even want to know what they say about that one.

    As for your dream ... I'm shooting for a blog post, that links back to this here post ... announcing your wedding on 'june 16, 2011.' Now that, my friend, would be some good times! :)


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