Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I have Steve Gollnick-style dreams

My dreams have always been super vivid. I don't always remember them because they just seem to get filed into my memory. Lately, I have noticed some Ambien-like side affects infiltrating my real life from dreamland. I am trying to recall my dreams now. And today I wrote one down finally. Thank you for the inspiration Steve!

Last night I heard an ambulance call on my pager and in my dream I went on the call. It was on Route 96 in Jacksonville. Everything was fine. There were many cars stopped on the side of the road in a haphazard arrangement and it was very bright out. Like those midsummer evenings when the world has a honeyed glow just before the sun starts to fade. It looked as though people had stopped to be bandaged. All were smiling. I went through the nearest house all the way to the back where there was an attached lean-to that opened to a big yard. A little black pig greeted me and I scratched his chin while I watched Ivy play in the yard with some other dogs. Off in the distance there was a woman screaming while sitting in her garden. I could see through the outbuildings that she was tall and well built with a sweeping blond bun. A bear engulfed in flames was standing over her and striking her and roaring terribly. She didn’t move. I froze. A group of men came from behind a barn to her rescue. “She’s fine,” they kept repeating. They shooed the bear away and walked back in the direction that they had come from leaving the woman whimpering. Seeing that she was alright, I turned from her to head around to a neighboring house. I kept my eyes to the ground. Ivy in my periphery. I could hear that bear sauntering behind me. It was the only thing that noticed me. There was a beautiful spring garden in bloom at the foot of the steps of my safe haven. Red tulips and grape hyacinth in tiers and surrounded by cobblestones. I thought about picking a bouquet. Instead, I grabbed a weed from the corner of the garden on my way up the steps.

All insights are welcome. Here is what I found in terms of interpretation:


To see a bear in your dream, symbolizes independence, the cycle of life, death and renewal, and resurrection. You are undergoing a period of introspection and thinking. The dream may also be a pun on "bare". Perhaps you need to bare your soul and let everything out into the open.

To dream that you are being pursued or attacked by a bear, denotes aggression, overwhelming obstacles and competition. You may find yourself in a threatening situation or domineering relationship.


Depending on the context of your dream, to see fire in your dream can symbolize destruction, passion, desire, illumination, purification, 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. The dream may be a metaphor for someone who is "fiery". It 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 see a pig in your dream, symbolizes dirtiness, greediness, stubbornness or selfishness. Alternatively, the pig may represent gluttony, opulence and overindulgence. Perhaps it refers to someone who is dirty or someone who is chauvinistic.

This pig may be analogous to a relationship or a man in your life. You think that the pig will be a certain way, but in actuality reality is not at all what you had imagined.

To see a barn in your dream, signifies the feelings that are kept in your unconscious. There is a possibility that you may be holding back your instinctual action or natural urges.

To see tulips in your dream, indicate fresh new beginnings. You are loving life! Tulips are also symbolic of faith, charity, hope, perfection, idealistic love and fertility.


To dream that you are weeding, suggests that you need to rid yourself of the negativity in your life in order to move on and grow as a person. It is time to release past grudges and build on future relationships.

To see weeds in your dream indicate that you are feeling neglected, overshadowed or cast to the side. Weeds may also represent friendships or relationships that have gone awry.