I had a dream about an elephant 3 times in one week.
I was riding the elephant in a different country
(this was no zoo or fair ride).
I could feel the weight of its body with each step and the unevenness of its walk.
The elephant tried unsuccessfully to reach its head around
and bite me while I was riding it.
“There’s no way you can reach back here to bite me!”
I didn’t feel threatened.
I thought that meant the ride was over
and it was my signal to get off.
(clearly from a different country, one might have been Gandhi)
all began shouting.
There was a lot of shouting at the same time with instructions of what I should do.
That’s when I woke up, each time, breathing hard and a bit beside myself.
The first night I was all like,
“That was weird.”
“What’s up with that?!"
The third time,
“Clearly this is supposed to mean something.”
What does a dream about me riding an elephant that
may or may not be trying to squash me mean?
1) There is an ACTUAL elephant in the room.
Meaning, a problem that I need to deal with before said problem deals with me.
2) There is a burden in my life that is trying to squash me.
Kinda the same thing as above but more of a burden than problem.
3) Because I am riding the elephant, there is a
burden that I’m trying to conquer from my life.
A control issue, perhaps.
The elephant is trying to get me off of him. The townspeople are trying to scare me.
Those townspeople were turning me against the elephant unnecessarily when the issue may or may not have even been with the elephant. I wasn’t initially scared of the elephant trying to bite me. It was not being able to hear what the townspeople were saying. THEY scared me.
Oh. The. Google. Horror.
Did you know that in 16 century India elephants were used in public executions by royalty?
Squashed heads like melons.
If royalty just wanted to scare someone, they’d have the elephants ROLL OVER THEM and smash them
but not kill them
so their remaining injuries would be a lasting reminder
to never even THINK about doing
whatever they did ever again.
Then sometimes the royals would give the order for the elephants to take their trunks and pull the accused limb from limb.
I haven’t had the dream in over a week so I’m going out on a limb
(Ew--poor word choice here in light of above discovery)
to assume that whatever “elephant” is in my room or not,
The elephant has left the building.
Then I see this on Yahoo a few days ago.
I sent it to my friends asking if I am somehow prophetic.
I can’t help but laugh every time that woman just lays into her scream.
So clearly I’m not terrified of elephants now.
It reminds me of the hippo dream I had a few years ago.
What’s with me and violent animals in my dreams?!
Have you ever been plagued with a reoccurring dream?