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What does your house falling apart while you’re taking a shower while there is a parade outside being broadcast on television mean?

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Dream 354: Cleaning Up My Life in Public

A thirty-something man dreamed: “One of the worst recurring dream comes of house repairs. I live in a house over 30 years old and parts of it are falling apart. I’m in the shower and the tub collapses to the ground. It’s raining outside. I jump up trying to reach the towel but no luck. To make matters worse, there’s a parade going on live television. It’s my neighborhood. Obviously, the house needs some repairs, but what else does it mean?”

Interpretation
In a dream a house can represent the dreamer because it is a framework out of which you live. The house is over 30 years old. I suspect you are over 30 years old.

The fact that this is a recurring dream is an indication that it is what Carl Jung called a “big dream.” It is recurring because it is a repetitive or perennial conflict that you have run into before repeatedly. Your subconscious cannot come up with a better way of protraying it, so it keeps throwing up the same message.

Taking a shower in a dream symbolically means that you are literally trying to clean up your life. The dream is saying that the “bottom is falling out” of that effort. Rain in a dream can often go with depression.

There’s a parade going on in the dream. There are several interesting things about this. The dream could be saying that you are “missing the parade.” Also not having clothes on in the dream because you are taking a shower and not having clothes usually means feeling exposed and vulnerable.

The fact that it’s on live TV could be emphasizing feeling publicly revealed. On the one hand he wants to clean up his life. On the other hand, he has the feeling that “You don’t have to broadcast it!”

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Dream 130–Getting Away from It All

Photo of Devil's Island, a former penal colony
Photo of Devil’s Island, a former penal colony

Dream 130 Getting Away From It All

A twenty-eight year old man dreamed that he was on a ship which navigated to an island.  When he went onto the island, there was a path covered with an ongoing bamboo mat which led to a vibrantly green and lush jungle.  There was a large muscular brute of a man blocking his way down the path.

The dream then shifted to his being on board the ocean liner which was anchored near the island.  There were two huge pipes that were large enough for a man to walk in.   The devil appeared and said that they should race down each pipe to see who gets to the island first.  He then saw himself lying on the beach with the island in the distant horizon.  A cloud formed  over him and  rained upon him.

Dream 130 Interpretation

This was an early therapy dream.  He was navigating his subconscious to find a new path in life.  The bamboo paving the way to his growth was the recent growth within him that allowed him to even consider therapy.  The lush jungle represented the new growth he was considering.  The brute of a man was his earlier macho man attitude which is similar to the savage masculine archetype.  The devil represented his shadow because he really “raised hell” when he was younger.  His shadow was encouraging him to race towards change and was trying to inspire his get up and go.

Sitting on the beach means that he was in that area between the subconscious ocean and conscious land.  He was backing away and distancing himself from therapy.  The dream assured him that staying away from therapy would not be pleasant and would result in depression (represented by the rain).

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