I shouldn’t be painting, I have a ton of work to do, but I’m haunted. I had the most vivid dream the other night that I’m walking on a path through the bushes, a wolf comes and blocks my path. It’s not threatening, it just stands in my way. I’m tempted to back away but we just kind of stare at each other. It was really intense, and I start getting really scared. And that’s when I woke up. I don’t know if dreams mean something or not, but I can’t stop thinking about this one. So I decided to paint it out. And I looked up the possible meaning or message of the dream. This is what my life guru google had to say about my dream:
Wolves in dreams can represent all that is wild and “uncivilised” about ourselves. This can be a scary thing to confront. Wild can be untamed and bad mannered, but wild can also be pure and uncorrupted. Sometimes a wolf in a dream will be guiding us to find our true, authentic nature that we are afraid to reveal as we try to conform. The behaviour of wolves in their native environments can give us clues as to why we might be dreaming about them. Do you long to feel part of a group, or seek the support and kindred spirit of a pack? Do you feel a need to protect something that is important to you, and need the fierceness of a wolf mother? Do you need to approach a situation carefully, using the stealth of a wolf to get close without being discovered? Do you feel a need to express your true self more freely, let go of inhibitions and howl at the moon?
Kinda eerie. Makes me think anyway. What do you think? Do you think dreams mean anything? Or do you figure they are just some nonsense conjured up by our subconscious while we sleep?