I had a dream – ikī pawātamān

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Like most people, I had a dream last night. I had the power of flight and I flew over my home community of Hall Lake in the middle of the night. Flying just over the treetops with wind going over me. It was an amazing feeling but as I flew and started giving my power more thought, I started to lose control of my flight and even started to descend. Terrible, but it was nice while it lasted.

I had read stories about how a wihtikō can fly into the south wind and had a dream about later. It was cool to fly into the wind like that because it was like being a human kite.

I remember one time my mom told me she dreamt of herself throwing away, fish. One after another she was throwing them away. She vividly remembered and wondered out loud what it might have meant. She figured it was symbolic of wasting money. I honestly didn’t know myself, but I always enjoy hearing about dreams and how silly they can become. I even try to “interpret”, as it were but I doubt I am ever correct.

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What do dreams actually mean? According to the Dream Dictionary website:

Symbols are the language of dreams. A symbol can invoke a feeling or an idea and often has a much more profound and deeper meaning than any one word can convey. At the same time, these symbols can leave you confused and wondering what that dream was all about.

According to Psychology Today website: “Dreams are the stories the brain tells during sleep—they’re a collection of clips, images, feelings, and memories that involuntarily occur during the REM (rapid eye movement) stage of slumber.” I concur with both explanations

I forget most of my dreams in the morning but when they are vivid, I remember them forever. I’ve had series of nightmares and series of great dreams that made me happy. Some made me sad but when I think of those, I cannot recreate the feeling when I’m awake or grasp the deep sadness. Some feelings in dreams are so different that I never feel them when awake. That is fascinating to me because it is really like dreams are another world or another universe even.

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While I’m on the subject of dreams, please check out my aunties website that I built for her to showcase her creations:  http://betsysdreamcatchers.com/

pawātamowin – dream

ī-pawātamān – I am dreaming



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