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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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Escalating Conflict

Dream 172: Conflict Escalator

A 50-year-old woman dreamt that she was in a shopping mall.  There were twenty escalators in the mall.  Near each escalator were huge pillars supporting the mall.  When she went on the escalators, she was periodically wisked away from the escalator to a shower.  After she showered, she was returned to the same place where she was previously on the escalator.  It was her impression that she was going down the escalator.

Dream 172 Interpretation

Dreams starting out in a mall are typically going to describe how the dreamer was “mauled” or hurt in life.  Escalators and elevators typically convey that the dreamer’s level of consciousness is changing.  That she was moving down the escalator indicated that she was going down into her subconscious.  She was working through a lot of dysphoric emotions.  The dream indicated that she needed to periodically cleanse herself from the emotional impact of past events as she proceeded deeper down into her subconscious emotions.

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