Saturday, August 9, 2014

WE'RE STILL DREAMIN'

by Mary Kennedy                       
                                                         
 
It's week two and we're still dreaming, here at the Cozy Chicks. Today I'd like to answer a very common question on dreams. As always, my "interpretations" are purely unscientific and are intended for fun. After all, who doesn't like to analyze dreams? (Okay, a few readers have told me they never dream, but I'll save that for another blog.)
 
What does it mean if I dream about a beautiful house? I have the same dream over and over.        
                                                      
Answer: The "House Dream" is actually a very common dream. The dreamer is delighted at the beauty and pristine quality of the house (whoever owns the dream house surely doesn't have 8 cats, as I do). The dreamer wanders through the rooms and they seem to stretch on forever. The "dream house" seems to be in the particular style that the dreamer favors in real life. It can be a lovely frame house in a rural setting
                                                     
       
 or a Mediterranean villa.
                                                         
 
The house is said to represent all the aspirations, the untapped potential of the dreamer. So it's a "happy dream," and delivers a sense of peace and serenity. Most people long to return to their "house" in subsequent dreams and some manage to do so.
 
If you've already entered the "Sweet Dreams Kit giveaway," you are already registered for the event and you are also signed up for the Cozy Chicks newsletter. Please don't register again, we already have you on board.
The Sweet Dreams Kit contains an autographed copy for my new Penguin release, NIGHTMARES CAN BE MURDER, (the first in the Dream Club Mysteries),
                                                         
 
along with a Navajo dreamcatcher
                                                        
     
a tin of tea, a box of cookies and a e-version of my little booklet "Dream Interpretation, A Psychologist's Guide." Everything you need for sweet dreams!                                                     
 
All you have to do is send your name and e-mail address to cozychicks@gmail.com with the word DREAMS in the subject line. If you've already done this, please don't register again. Hope everyone has sweet dreams this week-end!
 
Mary Kennedy



14 comments:

Leann Sweeney said...

I never dreamed about a beautiful house while mine was being built but this is fascinating Mary! Thanks!

Aurian said...

I would sure love either one of those houses! I dream of more room for my books and other addictions, that is for sure.

mary kennedy said...

Hi Leann, I've been meaning to ask you about that!! So glad you are finally settled in your "dream" house!

mary kennedy said...

HI Aurian, I think we all need more bookshelves...I wish I had a room devoted to a "library" in my house, books from the floor to the ceiling! Thanks for stopping by.

Karen in Ohio said...

I've been having a nightmare house dream. Two of my daughters are involved in either house reno or buying a new one, and I've seen a million floor plans and photos. The dream I keep having is about visiting their homes, and finding that they have weird staircases with broken and uneven steps, hanging in midair, with open space next to them and no handrail. I get frozen midway up and am too terrified to go up or go back down.

I think I know what this means, but it's such a weird way to tell me to stop being so indecisive, don't you think?

Mary Jane Maffini said...

Thanks for another dreamy post, Mary! I love this whole theme.

XO

MJ

mary kennedy said...

Thanks, MJ! I hope everyone is keeping a dream diary!

mary kennedy said...

I think it's telling you that you're caught up in an incredibly stressful situation (and that danger lurks around every turn!) Maybe once the house issue is resolved, you will start dreaming about beautiful houses with perfect landscaping! I hope so...

Brenda Rumsey said...

My favorite house dream was about sitting out on a patio in the garden of a Spanish style house during a party, with mysterious events happening....and I was trying to solve things....LOL. Thanks for the post.

Connie P. said...

I've never had a house dream. Only in my waking hours. My dreams are usually jumbled, as if I'm having 2-3 dreams at once.

mary kennedy said...

HI Brenda, that's an interesting dream and certainly a happy one. Be sure to send an e-mail with you name, e-mail addy and DREAMS in the subject line to cozychicks@gmail.com

mary kennedy said...

HI Connie, sometimes dreams shift places, themes etc and it's hard to make sense of what they really mean. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to send an e-mail with you name, e-mail addy and DREAMS in the subject line to cozychicks@gmail.com We already have one winner, Jennifer Beard and there are more Dream kits to give away!
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Colleen Leyrer said...

I have yet to have a "dream house" dream. More commonly, I have the going to school and I'm naked dream. I get the feeling that one will come back full force since I have signed to go back to college. I wonder if I'll at least remember my socks this round.

Ferne Knauss said...

The post made me smile. I remember one Saturday when I was little (probably upper elem. sch. age) going for a car ride with my Mother and Father and we passed one of the biggest houses that I had ever seen. My Father asked me if I realized that only 1 family lived in that house and asked me if I thought we should live in a house like that. I said "NO!" My Father was very surprised at my answer but I remembered how hard Mother and I had worked all day cleaning our home. Mother and I had worked really hard to get it all done. I couldn't imagine how tired we'd be cleaning that big house and all I could think of was all the windows. So all that came out as a reply was, "No, I don't want to clean all those windows." My Mother laughed and explained that if we could afford to live in the house then we could also afford to pay someone to clean the windows and the house. That didn't sound so bad but since our little house was clean and filled with love I kept my answer at "No!" :)