Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I HAD A DREAM...

I had a dream last night. It was one of those crazy dreams where nothing really makes sense. It jumped around from this to that and back to something else. I don't remember all of it, but I know it was not frightening. Just crazy. Crazy can be frightening sometimes, I know. But, I live there so much of the time...it felt comfortable.

The only reason I mention it is because my Mom was there. Now, I don't know why she was there, nor do I remember what she was doing. But, I do remember exactly what she said to me. She said, "Tonja Lynn, do not put those plants in that pot." I don't recollect doing any gardening in my dream. And, I certainly don't remember how planting came in to play amidst the rest of the confusion.

I don't know much about dreams. I do know that there are many books on the subject and plenty of people out there to tell you what they mean. I just don't have a lot of faith in folks that think they know my inner self when they don't even know my
outer self. I mean, how can someone who knows nothing about me personally tell me what the most personal part of me means. So, I'll just pass on those 'experts'. Thank-you very much.

I did read a book written by a Christian author some time ago, that talked about the meaning of dreams. Sorry, it was a while back, and I wasn't a blogger then. Or I would have known I needed to remember all the important information to document my statement. Oh, well, believe me or not. Anyway, what he said was, "When you think back on a dream...think about the way it made you feel. Then,
see if there is anything that is going on in your life that is making you feel the same way." This should be what your subconscious is trying to get you to think about.

I have used this method many times since I read it. And, it really does work. If I dream about not being prepared for something important...usually, I can relate it to something I am not prepared for in real life. So, this has worked for me through the years. But, in this case, it just does not make any sense. I most definitely have not been getting ready to plant anything. This isn't the time. I have been planning to go back to my other house and dig up my hostas and move them over here. But, I think this is the time I am supposed to do that. I bought some small orange pots for the kitchen before Christmas...but I do not even have an idea what I am going to put in them. I have a big, beautiful Tuscan type urn/bowl. Mom gave it to me while we were building the house. I have had it up on top of the china cabinet, but just took it down yesterday. I actually was thinking of finding some sort of florals or greenery to put in it for the center of my table. Now, I'm thinking that I need to put it back up on top of the china cabinet, and forget the idea.

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OK, so, I just went to make a picture of this piece to show it to you. Isn't it beautiful?

Then I decided I'd make a picture of the two orange pots, since I told you about them, too. Picked them up to move them to a better place to photograph them. Here they are:

No, I did not intend to move them to the floor to snap their pic! Sure glad I didn't pick up the yellow bowl!

I have no idea what this all means...or if it means anything at all! Just thought I'd share...

10 comments:

Paula (SweetPea) said...

By no means do I want to be clumped in with those authors telling you about your internal thoughts without knowing your externally. But could it be a different slant on plant. (no pun intended). Maybe something you are planting your mind or heart on. Maybe somewhere you are planting yourself for service or help. Just an idea to keep analyzing your dreams the way you are but maybe step out of the definition box to plant/planting.

Just Breathe said...

Here is what I felt just reading your post. Go and get a fern at the gocery store/home depot and put it in that pot. You don't have to plant it, just set it in there. Then when I saw the broken clay pots I realized that you have to break them somemore and put them into the yellow pot for some drainage!
There you go.....

andi said...

Hmmmm, interesting thoughts here.

Love Being a Nonny said...

Never been one to analyze a dream but I do love the yellow bowl!

Bonnie said...

Breaking the pot is something that I would do . . . that picture made me laugh!

Musicaljean said...

Well, one thing for sure, Tonja Lynn, you won't be putting any plants in THAT pot, hahahaha!

Gram said...

Love the yellow pot! Picking up those pots and breaking them is something I would do! I can't even figure out my dreams much less anyone else's.

Marcia Dream said...

I agree that dreams are largely about emotions. During dreaming, the parts of your brain that deal with emotion are very active.

About people being able to understand your insides without knowing your outside - It's true that we are all different and the meaning of your dreams depends upon individual circumstances - a dog in a dream can mean something different to a dog breeder than to someone who is afraid of dogs.

However, there are certain wants, needs and thoughts that we all share. A need to be loved and to love others, a need to be cared for, a fear of death, etc. That is why there are often common themes (archetypes) in literature and in dreams and why it is possible to generalise to some extent.

I would say that planting something means setting the foundation for a new undertaking.

Allison said...

I think I can hear the Twilight Zone music...HAHAHA Since I do not "plant" anything all I can add is how much I love the yellow urn. You must have obtained your good taste in decorating from your mother!

Bonnie said...

By the way, I sent you an email yesterday but see that you don't list an email address anymore . . . did you receive it?