Fish Dream

Mabye my last post was too morbid or sad to garner any comments.

So I thought I’d share something more lighthearted. Any comments on dream interpretation are welcome. For some background, my dad & I went fishing together for the first time in many, many years about 2 weeks ago. He thinks it’d been about six, but I think it’s been more like 25. I honestly can’t remember the last time we went fishing together, but he’s got a better memory than I do.

Anyway, here’s the dream I had the other night as told to my cousin Keith:

We were fishing for steelhead, only it was in a big meandering stream with a lake like still section. It was dark, the stars were out. I was casting…it must have been north…because I was looking at the big dipper on the skyline while I was fishing. Then it got light out, and all the water went out of the stream, like low tide, except it wasn’t the ocean. I looked around and started saying, “Fishies, fishies!”. There were stranded fish of all sizes everywhere and I was looking for the nice colored steelhead. I found a silvery gray fish that had a big hook in his mouth. I picked him up & took him to my dad to take the hook out of his mouth. Then the water came back into the stream and I let him go, but had to hold him upright for awhile before he could swim away on his own. Then I woke up.

“Gratuituous Fish Pic” courtesy of my cousin KM.


  1 comment for “Fish Dream

  1. May 31, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    I have discovered a very reliable method of dream interpretation that I have been using for almost 25 years, and I find it virtually 100% accurate. Here is the technique: The moment you wake up from a dream, preferably in the morning, don’t move your bodily position and don’t open your eyes.

    Remember, the last dream symbol you saw, and now give it a voice and a personality. Visualize it and talk to it mentally as though it were a person now sitting on your sofa and visiting you. You would mentally say something like, “Purple cow, who are you and what is your message to me?”

    Now here is the key. The FIRST thought that pops into your mind is the answer! The tendency at this point is to have the rational egoic mind come in and begin to doubt the message with thoughts of, “No, that’s not good enough. That couldn’t be it.”

    The problem is not that dream interpretation is all that difficult. The problem is that when we hear the answer, sometimes it is not what we WANT to hear. Remember what Jack Nicholson said in the movie A Few Good Men also applies to dream interpretation. “You want the truth! You can’t HANDLE the truth!”

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