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So I remember a short snippet of a dream from last night. It falls into a pattern of reoccurring dreams that I've had about my pets dying or being injured.

In the dream, I am standing and looking at the degu cage, and there are about 6 degu in it, which I seem to identify as our pets. (Degu are Chilean rodents. We used to have four of them, but 6 years have passed and now we only have one.)

As I'm looking at the cage, small bubbles of blue fire begin popping up, and as I rush forward to put them out, I see that one degu's coat has caught on fire but it is not reacting (nor are any of the others). I put my hand in the cage and begin patting the fire out - on the one burning degu - and on the straw which lines the cage. While the degu have not responded to the flames (nor do they seem threatened) by the time I get the fire out - I see that they are all limp (as though dead). Somehow they have also changed shape and color, and are no longer degu - but are small polar bears (the size of beanie babies). I try to lift them and they flop as though boneless and I panic. I try giving one mouth-to-mouth (mouth to snout actually), but I get no response. Just as I am about to break down into grief - I realize I am dreaming and refuse to put myself through the emotional turmoil of those deaths...

So I wake myself up - pushing aside sadness. By the time I finished my sitting I felt better - but it was an odd dream. Perhaps it was influenced by articles I was reading last week about the effects of global warming on polar bears, which truly reflects a nightmare.



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Sep. 17th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah - I love the dream circle work, but it might be hard to squeeze in between now and the New Year. Then again - magic tends to make time for itself, so who knows. I could not host in 2007- but if someone else gets the urge to do so - I would so try to be there.
Sep. 17th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
Just to share something that occurred to me: if, in my dream, blue fire is life force, how does that impact the meaning of my actions?
Sep. 18th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
When I had the dream, I didn't think that much about the blue fire - though when I was writing here, that connection did come to me. Even when looking at the fire as life force, I still am not sure what the pets represent (nor have a been sure in the dreams that have come before this where I've lost pets) - do they represent unconditional love? family? stability? my passions (or children of spirit)? my more natural/child self? I am not sure how to decipher that, and it is stumping me. So if I suffocate the blue fire, something precious dies. Perhaps that is as much as I need to know from this dream - but I'd love to go deeper. My kingdom for Anne Hill and her amazing dream skills!

Thanks for commenting! Love, Jen
Sep. 18th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
I get that. I've had snake and reptile dreams for the past three years and their full meaning continues to elude me... I think I just had another last night, though I hardly remember it. I know they represent certain things, and I know they follow certain patterns, and I know I have certain feelings about them, but the fullness of their meaning continues to be elusive.
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