Do any of you have dreams that happen in the same house? I mean, different dreams, at different times, but when you enter your dream, you realise that you've been in this house before, that other dreams have occurred here?
I had a dream last night in my "new" house, and when I woke up at at about 5 to the sound of the garbage truck, I made a slightly conscious mental note to remember that I remembered that I had a new dream house, before I fell back to sleep.
When I got up a little bit later this morning, I thought "oh that was cool", and started doing a walk through in my head of the house. It has lots of glass, and has a room for everything that I love. There is a painting studio, a recording studio, 3 living rooms, a big kitchen, a library, many bedrooms, lots of gardens and a lake to swim in.
In my dreams, the house is always slightly different: more furniture, less furniture, art on the walls, bare walls, people, no people, daylight, nighttime, and there is usually some action going on, some problem to solve, some issue to work out. It is, afterall, not so much a Dream House, as a house I go to in my dreams.
One of the things that I find so interesting—if we follow the psychology that this house is ME—is that it is a relatively "new" house in my dreams. I think it's been a go-to-dream-house for maybe 7 or 8 years. Hard to calculate in dream time. I have another house, one that I dream about less and less, but it still pops up, and it's the house I've had dreams inside of since I was a little girl.
It's an old house, full of stairways, and turrets, and windowseats, and rooms that are slightly tippy. It's familiar, and cozy, and whenever I show up at it in one of my dreams, there is a feeling of connection to past times, to many moments, to many people. This older dream house, has small rooms, and you have to walk through one room to get to the next, not a lot of hallways. In some rooms the ceilings are low, in others they are high, and in a very Alice in Wonderland kind of way, the rooms are never quite the same every time.
So it's taken me a while, but now that I've recognised that there has been a second house I dream inside and it's been around for a quite a few years, I'm thinking: wow what else is happening while I'm asleep. No, seriously... I find it intriguing and mysterious and ever so interesting... 2 Dream Houses in one sleeping mind. And will the old rambling funky house stick around, or will I eventuallly move completely into the house with lots of windows. All things to ask of the sleeping mind.