The fundamental, primordial, sensual, slimy basis of life and how we relate to it; emotions which cause us to feel bogged down; past experience which may hold us back, but has enormous growth potential in it; the healing possibilities of our body and its minerals. Body dirty with mud: ill health; one’s life needs ‘cleaning up’ morally. Sinking into mud: sexual difficulties; feelings of hopelessness or despair. Idioms: mud slinging, drag somebody through the mud; a name is mud; stick-in-the-mud.
1- Mud in a dream suggests that we are feeling bogged down, perhaps by not having sorted out practicality and emotion (earth and water). Mud can also represent past experiences or our perception of them which has the ability to hold us back.
2- Mud represents the fundamental substance of life which, handled properly, has a tremendous potential for growth but handled badly can be dangerous. Other circumstances in the dream will indicate what we should be doing.
3- Spiritually mud represents the very basic material from which we are all formed, and the need to go ‘back to basics’.
Vision: Wading through mud: things will move painfully slowly in the next few days, the mood is bleak and troubles abound. Getting stuck in mud: you are in a difficult situation and need some peace and quiet to figure out how to get things moving again. Most of all, you need to stand on solid ground again. Looking at mud: you are in the company of questionable people. See Manure, Quagmire, Swamp.
Depth Psychology: Manv treasures could be hidden in the “mud of the unconscious.” Dig them up, even if it means getting your hands dirt)’. Mud points to negative things from the past which—if you dig them up—could provide insight and wisdom. Maybe you are afraid of fears and cravings you think are “dirty”? Beware, though, that the more you repress these emotions, the more power and influence they have over you. Taking a mud bath: healing from emotional illness. Mud dreams are very important. Pay close attention to other symbols in the dream. Do you feel “dirty”? Are you and your partner “slinging mud” at each other? Or are you “stuck in the mud”? Since mud consist of part Water and part Earth, make sure you explore both of these topics as well. See Dirt.
Dreams of mud represent hopelessness, despair, and that you have been stuck in old, outworn habits. Keep in mind that in the darkest mud the lotus flower is formed, which symbolizes the wisdom and compassion gained through facing your deepest and darkest fears.
If mud is being thrown, then you fear being discredited.
The mud is not a place to live, but a phase to pass through as you integrate your shadows into your light. See Dirt and Quicksand.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Mud represents the fundamental substance of life, which, handled properly, has a tremendous potential for growth but, handled badly, can be dangerous. Many cultures believe mankind was fashioned from clay mud to give him structure. In dreams, if the mud is too dry we have suppressed emotion, if too wet, like marshland, we cannot develop a proper way of working.
Material aspects: Mud in a dream suggests that we are feeling bogged down, perhaps by not having sorted out practicality and emotion (earth and water). Mud can also represent past experiences or our perception of them, which has the ability to hold us back.
Dreams of a mudslide symbolize an emotional meltdown, a loss of a mental construct that used to make you feel safe and grounded. You are going through major changes and transformation and you are feeling that your life structures are in an upheaval. See Breakdown, Breakthrough and Earthquake.
Dreams of mud wrestling represent that you are fighting with your shadow or grappling with your fears. This dream could reflect that you have been wallowing in your darkness, and indulging in negativity, pessimism, and sloth. See Mud.
To dream that you are hungry and cannot obtain any Food foretells business troubles and loss of money. But it is a fortunate omen to have plenty of Food on your table, or Provisions stored in your larder.
Watching television in a dream may point to a need tp view something that is important for the conscious mind to comptthend. It may also represent leisure time and concerns over what’s new and what’s news.
A television may indicate that it is time to “tell a vision” for the future that you have been carrying around in your mind.
If you dream of watching television, then this is about the wisdom that comes from being able to look at life objectively. Consider the television show, the characters, and the scenario that you are watching. This dream could be a message for you to stop being content to live vicariously through other people and to engage more fully in your own life.
If you dream of being on television, then this signifies prominence, success and recognition. Perhaps you are preparing to become more public with your work, mission or life’s purpose. See Actor and Celebrity.
There are some aspects of spiritual learning that require an element of practicality about them. Often this will appear in dreams as a medium such as television. It is as though the dreaming mind requires a recognizable intermediary in order to accept the information.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Television, with its many repeats and ‘reality’ programmes, gives a rich source of dream images, from celebrities to fantasy scenarios. Many such images can, with a little thought, be identified as archetypal; football stars, for instance, representing both the hero and the tramp as freedom lover.
Material aspects: Dream images connected with television drama series and ‘soaps’ where we are able to follow a story are much to do with our ability to recognize archetypes that we can relate to, or situations that have resonance with us in our work or personal life. Consult the entries for celebrity, fame, famous people and media as well as the information on archetypes in the introduction for further information.
To dream that you are watching television suggests that you are watching life pass you by. Perhaps you are living vicariously through the actions of others.
If you dream that you are playing a role in the TV show (or appearing on the TV news), something from your unconscious is about to be revealed. It can also mean you are getting ready to play a new role in your life and go down a new path. Seeing things on a television in dreams may also represent memories or scenes from your past.
To dream of seeing static or “snow” on a TV screen represents your refusal to see the truth in a situation. You might believe in someone who is deliberately trying to deceive you.Finally, the show on television may represent worried or troubled feelings you are having in a real-life situation. Also see “Game Show” and “Reality Show”
If you are watching a video or television movie and are able to follow the story, note that the main character in the movie represents yourself. Whatever sort of program you are watching, if you are able to follow it in your dream, it relates to you and your present problems or situation. Relate it to the universal and personal symbolism given in the earlier part of this book.
If you are unable to choose which video to play, you need to examine your choices in life or work and give good thought to where you want to go.
Dreams of tunnel vision are giving you the message to focus on the accomplishment of the task at hand. Alternatively, this dream could also be giving you the message that you have become rigid and stubborn, and that perhaps you should look on the bright side and broaden your perspective.
If you dream of a favorable vision of the future, then you are aligning yourself with that which you desire to manifest.
If you dream of a future vision that is foretelling a particular event, then you are perhaps predicting the future.
If you dream that your vision is impaired, then your subconscious mind is giving you the message that you have been short-sighted, and that it is time to step back and see the big picture.
If you dream of having better vision than you normally have, then this dream is showing you that your instincts and intuition is right on; that you are seeing the truth. See Precognitive Dreams and Wish Fulfillment Dreams.
To dream that you have a strange vision, denotes that you will be unfortunate in your dealings and sickness will unfit you for pleasant duties.
If persons appear to you in visions, it foretells uprising and strife of families or state.
If your friend is near dissolution and you are warned in a vision, he will appear suddenly before you, usually in white garments. Visions of death and trouble have such close resemblance, that they are sometimes mistaken one for the other.
To see visions of any order in your dreams, you may look for unusual developments in your business, and a different atmosphere and surroundings in private life. Things will be reversed for a while with you. You will have changes in your business and private life seemingly bad, but eventually good for all concerned.
The Supreme Will is always directed toward the ultimate good of the race.
1- The mind, once it is free of conscious restraint, appears to work on several different levels. Thus, it is possible to be aware of three separate parts of a dream. T hese arc the T of the dream, the content, and finally - usually pictorially information and knowledge. T hese are the visions of dreams. Many dreamers have suggested that this type of dream has a different ‘feel’ to it from other more mundane dreams.
2- In the half-awake, half-asleep state just before and just after sleep many people experience very strong images which are remembered in a wav that dream images arc not. These could also be called visions.
3- Spiritual manifestations, or rather, manifestations of Spirit, are acccptcd as visions.