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What do UFOs, submarines and earthquakes mean in a dream?

The truth is out there
The truth is out there

Dream 369: Looking Up and Feeling Down
A young man had the following dream:

“I had a dream where the streets was in a massive uproar. Citizens were locking themselves in and some where fleeing the city. As I looked outside into the streets I’ve witnessed the military and police on every corner. As I began to look at the sky, I saw a large UFO hovering over the city. The citizens was advised to stay in. As my family run in for cover trying to protect ourselves I looked out the windows to witness several tornadoes destroying the city. After the disaster we ended up at a dock to board a huge submarine with thousands of people waiting to board this submarine. As people patiently wait for their names to get called to board. Some families were unfortunate and couldn’t board and was turned away to be left behind. As some started to board a massive earthquake begins and breaks the dock. We all fell into the water….as I’m swimming to attempt to save my sister I wake up!”

My Interpretation for him

Jung said that a UFO is a “Mandela of divine possibility.” I think he meant the dreamer had hope that there was some truth “out there” for him or her. The police and military being everywhere indicates superego issues which is to say that are you want to keep your behavior according to the law and rules of society.

An earthquake usually means that your world is being shaken up in a major way. The ocean is the best symbol we have of subconscious emotion. You literally are going to get on a submarine to safely investigate the subconscious.

The people that make it onto the submarine are safe, but they are few. In other words, your subconscious thinks that there’s some of you that wants to look at subconscious issues, but a lot of you is resting on the dock of the bay which can result in negative events. (Each person in the dream is a part of your mind). The implication is that you may wish to “get on board” with something like therapy.

So all in all, the dream is saying that you’re looking for the truth out there and are being advised by your subconscious to follow the rules and explore your subconscious emotion before your world is totally shaken up. This dream was taken as symbolic which may or may not apply to you.

At the end, trying to save your sister indicates that you are trying to save the emotions that are close to you since women usually represent emotions and she is in your family.

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What is the meaning of a swimming pool in a dream?

Emotions Close to Home
Emotions Close to Home

Dream 233: What is the meaning of a swimming pool in a dream?

The dreamer was a 29-year-old coed in Florida. She could never remember her parents getting along with one another. She dreamt that her mother and father were now swimming in their pool at home, playfully splashing about as if they had never divorced or experienced any sort of trauma. She walked inside and saw a tattoo machine and proceeded to tattoo herself, knowing that tattooing yourself can be a very dangerous thing. She put the machine in her hand and carved a heart on her ankle.

And then she awoke, feeling good about her accomplishment!

Dream 233–Interpretation

The dream showed aspects of a dream of desire. I believe that at the first level of dream interpretation, it represented what was occurring within the dreamer. Her emotions (mother introject) and actions (father introject) were integrating. Water in dreams is virtually always subconscious emotion. A swimming pool in particular represents emotions at home since pools are near home.

On the second and interpersonal level, the dream represented a lifelong desire that her parents would have gotten along and that the dreamer’s own marriage was not in separation. She was taking matters into her own hands (the tattoo machine) now. The tattooed heart represented a permanent subconscious promise to herself about what she learned from her parents and from her husband. The fact that the tattoo was on her ankle, a supportive part of anatomy that helps us get somewhere in life, emphasized the emotional support she felt from making this commitment not to forget the painful lessons she learned.

She was making sure that the pain and lessons from parent and relationship troubles was never dismissed or forgotten. The experiences etched into and under her skin the importance of taking care of her heart. The dream was good news in that she was integrating and transforming and was generally happier with her life.

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