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  1. bornstoryteller
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 09:00:08

    This is what I found online: “Bathroom
    To dream that you are in the bathroom, relates to your instinctual urges. You may be experiencing some burdens/feelings and need to “relieve yourself”. Alternatively, a bathroom symbolizes purification and self-renewal. You need to cleanse yourself, both emotionally and psychologically.

    To dream that you are in a public restroom with no stalls or that there are a lot of people around while you are trying to do your business signifies your frustrations about getting enough privacy. You are always putting others ahead of your own needs. As a result, you are lacking a sense of personal space. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you are having difficulties letting go of old emotions. You are afraid that if you reveal these feelings, then others around you will judge and criticize you. If you dream that you are in a bathroom meant for the opposite sex, then it suggests that you are overstepping your boundaries.You have crossed the line in some situation.

    To dream that you can not find the bathroom or that you have difficulties finding one indicates that you have difficulties in releasing and expressing your emotions. You are holding back your true feelings about something. “


  2. Tori Nelson
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 09:32:51

    I had a horrifying dream once where I was sitting on a toilet atop a very crowded hill in San Francisco. I took this to mean that I have a fear of public peeing, but who knows! I’m just glad that despite the stinky imagery of those potties in your dreams, you woke up happy and ready for the day!


  3. thelifeofjamie
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 10:14:48

    dreams are very strange. I have dreams that I could never share with people because they are so disturbing. I have dreams so weird and vivid that it affects my sleep.

    according to the previous poster, if a bathroom means you are following your instincts, maybe your gut is telling you something (I don’t mean that to be the bad pun it appears to be). Follow your instincts-


  4. John Holton
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 10:26:36

    Almost every dream I have ends with a trip to a public restroom. Maybe it was the fact that I was traumatized in one as a kid, or maybe I really need to go to the bathroom. I think it’s a combination of both.


    • Lisa Wields Words
      Feb 07, 2012 @ 10:44:33

      Well, there is often an element of my having to go to the bathroom, but these dreams are more than that. It sounds like you have something to deal with. Sorry about your trauma, but welcome to my blog.


  5. Kathy
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 11:11:50

    I think that when we share our dreams they are no longer “only” ours. So now we all have a bathroom dream to integrate into our lives (and you have a pink hummingbird dream for your very own.) I have had many bathroom dreams over the years, as well as escaping-from-Nazi dreams. Sometimes these images perhaps just need to come to the light of our consciousness, to be accepted, not pushed away. Maybe?

    Oh, and one technique that I have done with disturbing dreams over the years: go viscerally back in with them while awake and use active imagination to resolve any awful images/disturbing sensations. This has REALLY worked at times!


    • Lisa Wields Words
      Feb 07, 2012 @ 11:19:19

      Interesting, in many ways dreams are communal. I hope I dream about pink hummingbird’s tonight.

      I’ve had the escaping Nazi dreams as well as other Holocaust dreams, but I think that comes with the territory of being raised a Jew. Who knows.

      I’ve tried to resolve dreams that way, sometimes with success, sometimes not-so-much. The weird thing about today’s dreams was the fact they were actually good, despite the disgusting parts. 🙂

      Thanks for letting me know to look for your comment.



  6. Kathryn McCullough
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 11:20:18

    Love the notion of following your dreams one word at a time! Also, I had been over at my friend Kathy’s blog and noticed the comment you left. Had to laugh when I got over here and saw what you had dreamed about! Sure wasn’t pink hummingbirds in snow, was it? Too funny!


  7. Arlee Bird
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 11:31:18

    I often dream that I’m searching for a bathroom and either can’t find one or keep getting sidetracked. Then, eventually, I wake up and go to the bathroom. I don’t think there’s much symbolism to those dreams.

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    • Lisa Wields Words
      Feb 07, 2012 @ 11:35:32

      I agree that the normal, looking for a bathroom dreams that lead to waking up and going to the bathroom are not symbolic. But these ones, with their repetitiveness and non-linkage to actual body needs are mysterious.


  8. gageier
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 13:38:09

    Wünsche dir einen schönen Abend noch war auf deine Blog hier und wünsche dir eine schöne Restwoche ,viele liebe Grüsse Klaus.

    http://banane11myblog.wordpresss.com das ist mein Fotoblog
    http://gageier.wordpress.com mein Gedichtsblog


    • Lisa Wields Words
      Feb 07, 2012 @ 13:58:06

      I just hope that, if I can’t have a restful sleep, I will always understand my dreams. Ich mag Ihre Foto-Blog. I also like that you are challenging me to learn a little German.


  9. Andra Watkins
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 16:01:05

    Lisa……….(pauses, cannot believe she is admitting this publicly)……..the only bathroom dreams I’ve ever had involved me dreaming I was going, and then waking up to find that I had. In the bed.

    It was a LONG time ago………


    • Lisa Wields Words
      Feb 07, 2012 @ 16:48:48

      BWAHAHAHAHA! If it makes you feel better I too will admit a shameful secret (that’s recent). Lately coughing, sneezing and/or laughing can be dangerous if I’ve had any liquid.


  10. Piglet in Portugal
    Feb 07, 2012 @ 17:37:24

    Dreams have no boundaries


  11. ifiwerebraveblog
    Feb 11, 2012 @ 10:43:46

    I think that’s great! I have been thinking about signing up for a class for the same reason – accountability!


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