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What does cleaning out your high school locker mean in a dream?

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Dream 510: You learned it, so you can leave it

A woman had the following dream:

“It’s always the last day of high school and the building is clearing out. The hallway is trashed. I’m getting my stuff out of my locker and going to my car. The hallways still have a few other students in it. I’ve had this dream before. What does it mean? Thanks”

Interpretation

It seems that dreams are fascinated with high school. I believe this is for two reasons. The main one being that it is a play on the words “high school.”

Dreams, I believe, look at high school as a metaphor for “a school for our higher self.” It is also because this is a major developmental stage in life that sets the foundation for all else that happens the rest of our lives.

I believe your subconscious is giving you a vote of confidence. I believe you have probably learned many lessons for your higher self.

This is encouragment to not dwell in the past, to clean out your locker and get in your vehicle and go forward in life.

If it were my dream, it sounds like it is encouragment to go forward when your subconscious feels that you’ve learned all the lessons from a situation, that your higher self needed to learn from a situation.

It sounded like it is a repetitive dream. Repetitive dreams are big dreams, because you’ve once again reached a stage that has happened before, a place where your subconscious feels that you’ve learned all that you can from a given situation and should move on.

So in that way, when you have a dream like this, it is both giving you recognition for what you’ve accomplished, and gives you encouragement to move forward.

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What does a house mean in a dream?

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A House Can Be the Dreamer to Some Extent

Dream Answer 296

A house can represent the dreamer to some extent because it is the framework out of which one lives. This is especially the case if it was a house in which the dreamer once lived.

The ages the dreamer was when living in the house (from birth to five years old, from age 12 to 16 years old, etc.) is important. There is something about the dreamer’s present psychodynamics that is situationally similar to the dreamer’s earlier psychodynamics at a specific developmental stage reflected in the dream.

The different areas of the house correspond roughly to different areas of the dreamer’s life. Mental or intellectual processes are associated with the upper floors or roof. An open roof may be a comment on how open minded the dreamer’s mind is, how the dreamer does not protect his thoughts efficiently, or how incomplete and unfinished his or her thoughts are in the sense of being “under construction.”

The family room may be demonstrating family dynamics. The dining room can be associated with how people in the home nurture one another. The garage can represent how people plan to move within their lives.

The living room represents the dreamer’s living space in her life. The kitchen can stand for his creativity since the cook prepares nurturing and creative combinations of food in the kitchen. The subterranean basement can often be a sign of the subconscious because it underlies the reality of the dreamer’s life.

Buildings can signal different portions of the dreamer’s life. Resorts may represent the dreamer’s recreational life or may simply be a “last resort.” Skyscrapers indicate cosmopolitan interests.

Farms may represent ingrained hard work values or bucolic serenity. Universities and, in particular, high schools usually indicate what the dreamer needs to learn in life. Dreams cannot resist using “high school” as a place for your “higher self” to learn.

Dreams cannot resist the metaphor of trains and train stations as a place where you “get your life on track.” Terminals frequently mean where you want to get to in life before you die (before your life is terminated). Airports often signal movement toward higher or spiritual goals in the dreamer’s life.

Shopping malls are frequent in dreams. Dreams cannot resist the play upon words. Dreams often use shopping malls to show how the dreamer has been “mauled” (malled?) in life usually in the person’s career or business life as a shopping mall is a commercial community.

Apartments often suggest only a part, and probably a transitional part, is going to be addressed in the dream. The setting of the dream is almost always important, especially the initial setting. The opening scene often signals what the dream is going to be about. The setting shows the field or area of the dreamer’s life where the subconscious psychodynamics are going to be played out. The above meanings should be seen as tentative hypotheses that the dreamer can confirm or give additional information about.

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Over the Top

losing weightDream 276: Pushing through the Weight Barrier

A 42-year-old man dreamed that he was climbing a ladder to the top of his high school. He knew there was an airport on top of the building. As he was climbing up the ladder he looked up and saw a morbidly obese woman near the top of the ladder.
She was ready to go on the roof, but she had to make her way through a narrow tunnel to get to the airport on the top of the high school building. She was able to get through the tunnel only because the dreamer helped her by pushing her through. He felt overjoyed as he headed for the airplane.

Interpretation
The dreamer recently was on a diet. He was frustrated because he always came to a plateau after losing fifteen pounds when his goal was to lose fifty. Dreams like to use high school as a place where the higher self of a person is schooled. He was emotionally learning how to carry out his goal of losing weight.
Climbing a ladder can be a metaphor for accomplishing a goal as one is literally “climbing to the top.” Each character is a part of the dreamer’s own psyche with women being associated with emotions, and men being correlated with action parts of the mind. His emotions about losing weight (the morbidly obese woman) were the main barrier he had to push through to “go over the top” and accomplish his goal.
Flight is almost always related to spiritual or higher level goals. His learning how to push his emotions through so that he could lose weight was very satisfying. He felt more confidence in his appearance and in his ability to reach personal aspirations.

Crackerjack Medal

Dream 242: That Medal Isn’t Worth Much

A 59-year-old man dreamt that he was in an auditorium at an awards ceremony. The setting was a combination of his high school and work place auditorium. He dreamt that he received a large Nazi medal in recognition of his years of work. After receiving the metal, as he made his way back to his auditorium seat, the medal shrank in size and eventually became a very small tin
badge that looked like it came out of a cracker jack box.

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The setting of the dream often indicates what area of the person’s life the dream is going to discuss. High schools are often used by the dream to mean that it is a learning situation for your “higher self.” He was forced to retire from a high level executive job because of a disability. He often had nightmares about having to quit work. The dream was saying that the recognition that he received from his workplace (the medal) was dubious and was no longer of value to him so that he should take his seat with the general population (in the auditorium).

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Deactivating the Inner Cyndi Lauper

A freshman 14 yr old teenager dreamt that she pushed her way down a hall to a pretty girl and shoved her out-of-the-way. The girl was an attractive and popular cheerleader. After the dreamer pushed past the pretty cheerleader, she asked the dreamer, “Why did you do that?” She then entered a very formal setting where people dressed elegantly. There was no food being served at the tables, but she felt like it was an awards ceremony. As she left, there were two high school football players dressed in tuxedos. They gave her a very formal and large white napkins.

Interpretation

She was rather cool to others, especially boys. She was very assertive/aggressive. She dressed flamboyantly in a modern punk rock aesthetic. She would even sometimes get physical with boys.

The dream was using the cheerleader to represent the part of herself that was more like a feminine anima or ideal teenage girl. The dream showed a formal setting to emphasize that she would be rewarded for changing her behavior towards being more polite and considerate. The two football players giving her a white napkin was significant.

White is the most spiritual color. Football players are symbols of the heroic masculine because they’re willing to sacrifice for the team. Their handing her a large white napkin emphasized that she needed to clean up her act.

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