Anybody here do dream interpretations? I never bought into the Freud bit about everybody's subconscious using the same symbolism, but I do believe we dream certain things for a reason. Usually, I can figure out what the things I dream of mean. For example, in my dreams, kittens scurrying around underfoot while I try to get them scooped up and put someplace safe means that I have a lot of little problems I'm putting too much emphasis on. The older the kitten the larger the problem, but it's all low-priority stuff that I'm worrying too much about. Houses? I know a lot of people say that house represents the body. What you see inside represents everything from your health to your psyche. I can buy that because as I've been working out, dieting, and improving my physical health, the houses in my dreams have become nicer and nicer. But here are some elements that perplex me: The houses are always big with tall windows and more rooms than I can count, all of which are spacious. Most rooms are very well lit. Someone has lived there before, and some of their stuff is still there. They're coming back for it later. My parents and brothers are in the house, but dad is usually off somewhere and mom never leaves a small cluster of rooms. My brothers wander all around the house. I have several bedrooms that are mine and they're scattered all around the house. Some are just plain old bedrooms while others are entire suites of rooms. One is my "main" bedroom, and it varies if I choose a plain room or a suite. Whichever it is, it's always down a long hallway, separate from the rest of the rooms of the house. Finally, while the rest of the house is usually well-appointed, or at least clean, the kitchen is always a large, run-down room. The appliance are battered and barely working. The walls are poorly-painted sheetrock (often pale yellow). A bare light bulb hanging down from a long cord is all that lights the place. There are no windows. A long flight of cement stairs juts out into the middle, narrow with no handrails. At the top of the stairs is a battered, yellow door. I'm not supposed to go through that door. When I've tried, I've woken up just as I touch the knob. The house doesn't always look the same. The physical condition has varied from nicely done to "fixer-upper", but the kitchen is always as I described it. Once I dreamed I wasn't allowed in the house because everybody else was taking up the place. I had to sleep outside. My bed was out on the front lawn. I kind of enjoyed it as I lay there watching the stars. I've meditated on the house(s) and such and might have an idea about what's going on, but I was wondering about input from others. A fresh set of eyes, as it were. Last night I dreamed a huge trunk of a tree, and I mean HUGE, came crashing down a hillside and plowed into the house. It was amazingly intact, though I don't know how. I think I know what that refers to given our current financial status, but I was wondering what others thought of the rest.