I am very happy to publish TWO dreams from a Muslim Malay lady from Malaysia. For reasons unknown to me, Muslims on the whole have been reluctant towards analysing the dreams and benefit by it despite by the fact Dream Analysis was given a pre-eminent place in traditional Islam. I hope these dreams will embolden other Muslims also to participate in this excercise. I thank the person for giving me the permission to publish them
dear dr loga,
thank you very much for your interpretations and replying so soon.it really got rid of my anxieties.Yes, your assumptions were correct, i'm a malay muslim lady, 25yrs old and married for two months. i do agree with you at some point that my private life is in a mess. don't get me wrong, i'm happy with my husband.but there's been lots of problems in my life in the past and present that sometimes makes me feel so depressed. below i've inserted my comments on your interpretations.
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 08:33:48 +0800 (MYT)
Dear Mrs X
I guess you are a married woman, a Malay Muslim or at least married to such a person. I offer the following interpretaions on these assumptions. Overall your private life seems to be in a mess with a lot of moral conflicts and soul searching self questionings. May be related to your sexual side of life. Please continue the dream dialogue till both of us get to know the real meanings of these rather disturbing dreams. If you are in Penang area, I advise you to do the Access Testing as well.
i dreamt that my husband and i decided to rent a terrace house since we're sick of living in an apartment. but upon arriving there, i saw that the house was in poor condition. the walls were brownish in color with some moss sticking on it. the whole interior was dark and old fashioned, something like the old unkept mansions surrounding.it was a double storey terrace. we only rented the ground floor since the upper storey was already occupied. we decided to clean the house . while cleaning, we heard some flushing upstairs. i concluded that the occupants upstairs were using the toilet. the next thing i know, water was flooding into our house. along with it came some feaces floating in the ankle deep water. i screamed disgustedly and suddenly woke up.
Changing the house really means both
of you are tired of the present way of life and you want to change it,
change it for the better. But the new house or the new kind of life is
still old fashioned, nothing revolutionary, still guided by old fashioned
values quite irrelevant to the modern condtions. You are partly committed
to it as you rent only the ground floor. That there are other occupants
who flush out feaces discloses that within both of you there are
some other unconscious forces driving you into learning aboutsome spiritual
matters whereby you get rid of the feaces, the dirt within
yes, we're not satisfied with the current situation. both of us wanted to make some changes in our lives, move to another state, get a better job or something. but until now, those changes have not yet materialized. sometimes, i felt bored and frustrated with my job, the amount of money i make (i earn more than my husband) and the things that i own.
In this dream, i dreamt that i've enrolled into a religious school.
the tok guru gave me a prayers book but the book was full of bullet
holes. he told me to read it and practically memorised it in a week.
i got very tensed since i am not very fluent in arabic language.
May be out of the intense moral conflict
that you are facing, you are asked to turn to religion as a way of recovering
yourself. But you are not happy because this turn towardsIslam is
NOT something you enjoy. Creates tension
frankly, i do have a moral conflict within me. people see me as a good muslim girl but behind all those facade, i'm no saint.i'm not ready to confess what exactly it was but enough to say that i've done the worst things in life that i could have done. i did try to repent but lack of guidance depresses me so.
So i decided to stroll around the school. i happened to stumble
upon a few young male students garbed in the ulama outfit injecting
themselves with drugs in a dark alley near the school. i got scared
and flabbergasted, so i ran to other corridors. one corridor lead
to a long verandah by the beach. i was surprised to find that the
school was very near to the beach and the public were there swimmming
and having fun in the sun and sea. so, i sat atop of one of the verandah,
trying to bask myself in the sun.
Even the religious life, the Islam you saw is not satisfactory to you. You being a very independent and critical person, the religious ulamas appear to be also drugged with some petty views and still largely ignorant. You find them not to your taste and recoil from being fully with them searching for a new insight, the SUN of divine illumination and bask in it. But you find that there are other people who are at peace with themselves(being near the beach) and enjoy good health and happiness. So you change your mind, begin to think that there may be something TRUE in religious pattern of life and you decide to give yourself a chance as well but more as a participant than a believer.
true, i'm disgusted with some of the ulamas and also the religious scenario at present. in my opinion, none of them are credible enough to be put into such a high position or to be looked up upon. most of them are political pawn while others are conmen or involved in cult activities. very few can be regarded as true ulamas. i'm searching for tok gurus that are really sincere and have indepth knowledge in islam like the ones that used to teach our religious lesson in the evenings when i was a child.
Suddenly, i heard screams and saw that three gigantic crocodiles
(like the ones in the movie lake placid!) attacking and eating the
people on the beach.i ran to the end of the verandah together with
the other people that were running for safety. after the attack,
the crocs dived back into the sea. the police came and told veryone
to stay put on the verandah. i took a seat on top of a verandah ledge
when suddenly a rich looking woman shooed me off saying that the ledge
was hers and its for her and her child to sit on. i was rather annoyed
with her since its just a stupid ledge that's she's trying to claim.
so i moved to the ledge nearer the crime scene where there's blood
everywhere, on the beach and also verandah. two policemen, which
i assumed were of high authority, were standing and discussing near
the ledge that i sat on. i got bored and felt like doing something mischevious.
The gigantic cocs are actually psychic
machineries that create problems after problems among people, make them
fight with each other and then forget each other out of disgust. You see
such a situation developing and hence
realise that religious people too and hence the Islamic religiuos life too is not a safe haven for you, you see a lot of psychic impurites there as well. The other rich woman may be either an archetype trying to disturb your peace or it may another woman who may want to share the love of your husband. But you give in nevertheless and allow her your safe place. The police men are are the unconscious forces that brins about moral issues to bear upon the conflicts. Perhaps you think to yourself that there is something immoral in all the things you are doing or is happening to you.
problems amongst people are common with me. people are always jealous with me or think that i'm very sombong(proud) becoz i have a degree from overseas. furthermore, most guys especially despised my outspokeness and openmindedness. to them, a girl should be quiet and do as told. i think
that's an insult to my intelligence. about the other woman, i do not know of any. so far, my husband has been faithful but experience has thought me that women are dangerous. they'll do anything to get what they wanted.
I sneaked on to the other side of the ledge i.e. to the
other side where the beach was. i saw a lot of blood due to the massacre
but no crocs in sight. i peered alongside of the beach and i saw
that there was a hole (like a big sewer) on the side of the verandah
where the people were . in addition there were croc tracks entering the
hole. then, i realised that the people on the 'safe' side were on danger
and informed the police officers. they said they knew about the hole and
the crocs, they just let the people be there as bait! i was shocked and
scared . >i daren't go back onto the verandah so i hid at a crevice in
the ledge and prayed for my life. i knew i was in danger too since
there's nothing to protect me if the crocs found me. then i woked
up sweating with my heart pounding hard onto my chest.
Massacre, blood etc may the products
of an intense quarrel or psychological wounding because of intense moral
conflict. Though outwardly everything appears to be alright, but
you sense that it is not so. The problems are
not over and the quarrels and so forth are bound to recur. You find alsothat there is nothing in you that would allow you to avoid it.
i know my problems are not over and quarrels will recur. but i have to face it since most of it is of my doing.
well, that's it for now. thank you for listening.