Dream Monday the 9th of July.
I went to go visit a sacred tree on an ancient mountain. I went with another woman around my age, tall with beautiful long black hair. The two of us were the only ones who booked for the tour of the tree. While we were being taken up in a four wheel drive the scenery was magnificent. The mountain I was looking at out the window had a tree on the very top, it was a tall rectangular looking mountain. It was transforming before my eyes, like I could see it’s current state, it’s reflection and it past or future state. When we reached the top of the mountain we were driving on, the other woman and I wondered around. We went where we thought the sacred tree was, we had to almost crawl under a huge flat bed rock, when we got to stand up we found an open field with a fence around it and two puppies playing in the middle, one black and one white. No tree. When the puppies saw us they raced towards us. We were giving them pats in between the fence. We returned to the main area of that mountain. There were crowds of people there now, all eating junk food. I wanted to get away from so many people.
Maybe the real tree was what presented itself to me on our way to seeking it.
About the artwork. My intention was to do an artwork about the dream, it was supposed to have the mountain and the tree but it didn't end up that way. I used brusho paints and just let the image transform itself. I managed to develop a tree out of it but not the mountain. I felt like something was missing and wanted to paint a silhouette of a woman with a scarf blowing in the wind. But...I accidentally dropped some paint right where her belly is, the only way I could actually make the image work was to make the figure pregnant. I actually love how it turned out. Please don't let this image make you think I'm trying to tell you I'm pregnant because I'm not. But the beauty of the image and the representation of growth and transformation is a beautiful symbol from both the tree and a pregnant woman.
Dream meaning to me
REMEMBER: Only the dreamer can interpret the meaning of their dream. You have to consider what is happening in your life at the time of the dream, how you felt in the dream, from what perspective you viewed the dream. The colours in your dream and so on. This dream has a lot of meaning to my personal life and I will always cherish it. I might be able to share this personal meaning later down the line.
Moon: Waning Crescent in Taurus.
A tree symbolises your life. The roots are your foundation, the trunk and branches are the growth of your life, the connections you make. The fruit and flowers are the beautiful things you share within your connections.
Envision yourself as a tree. Are you standing tall with the sun shining upon you, or are you limping to the drought forlorn ground? Are you sharing your fruit or are you refusing to even grow a leaf? Are you surrounded by trees or are you isolated and alone? Once you know what your tree looks like, can you work out what it requires to sustain it? Does it need sunlight, does it need water, does it need other plants? Tree can teach us to observe, to take note of its condition. Are the roots growing in a nourishing foundation, is the sun shining upon it, is it hydrated, are you sharing your positive energy through flowers and nourishing fruit? What is the state of the trees around your tree? What is the condition of your life?
A mountain represents obstacles. Climbing a mountain means working through it, reaching the top means overcoming and obstacle. Descending from a mountain suggests overcoming the hardest part. Looking at a mountain suggests evaluating a big decision or contemplating the approach of a decision.
A mountain is something we all know the meaning of. We immediately think of an obstacle. I like to envision myself at the top of one mountain while at the same time still remaining at the bottom of the next one. I want to embrace each mountain because it shows me my journey continues. I will constantly find myself stumble, overcome, get stuck in a sink hole, walk on thorn, have a cloud carry me along the way from time to time, lie in a field of flowers, feel the sun on my face and so on. Whether you are at the foot of a mountain, climbing it or at the top, embrace its lessons and take note of the terrain. Know that you have thought of your mountain, stop, turn around and look at the horizon, look at all those mountain way below, and realise you climbed them and started since the day you were born. How high would you like to climb for the remainder of your earthly journey?
Dogs symbolise interpersonal connections. Puppies suggest that you will grow an existing relationship/s into something more.
I adore my dogs so much and couldn't imagine my life without animals in my house. I think we can learn so much from them. The hardest lesson being 'patience', when dogs are puppies they know nothing except what their instincts tell them. We can choose to be good guides and teach them how to survive in this domesticated world. But I think this dream is more about them teaching us. Sometimes we need to try and let our own instincts guide us, not be so restricted by what society tells you is the only way. Puppies remind us to be care free, to explore and play and be around others. Take a step back and listen to your higher self. What does your instinct tell you, how is nature trying to guide you? Listen and be a little childlike/ puppy-like.
Yin and Yang
The black and white puppy suggest yin and yang. Meaning balance, flow, give and take, male and female, unity etc.
Spiritual meaning: The energy created between two complementary opposites creates a perfect balance.
This one really speaks for itself, opposites attract, left meet right, there can be no such thing as light if you don't know darkness.
The overall message
Allow your life to give live through the fruits on your branches and allow your roots to expand from mountain to mountain until your root system connects every tree and climbs every mountain. Use you instincts and embrace natures guidance. let there be a balance in your life. Accept any darkness and thank that darkness for existing because it allowed the light to be known. You decide the condition of your life and the progress you want to take on your journey, you decide if you want to take note of the guidance given to you through dreams or animals or strange coincidences.
"For the love of being consumed by the definition of my pencil." Sheldene Visagie