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Faylie

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clocks and a dream
« on: February 25, 2012, 11:15:06 am »
I have been slowly gathering bits and pieces that I would like to eventually set up on an altar and shrine and have been putting them on a shelf.  As the pieces have collected I have had to move some things over, amongst those things being two carriage clocks which  inherited from my dad.  In the 6 years I have had them neither of them have worked for more than a few hours at a time and have not been wound in more than 5 and a half years.  It was over a week ago  I moved them and one of them started going by itself and has not stopped since then.  I haven't wound them, I haven't even picked them up, it was just a slide a few inches along the shelf.  Its kind of got me wondering, since I had a reading from a medium a week or two before the clock starting and she said my dad was watching over me and had only just discovered that he could do this sort of thing that he thought it was all a bit of nonsense when he was alive which is exactly what he would have thought.  So I was wondering if there is any symbolism behind clocks and what others thoughts on this may be.

At around the same time as the clock I had a dream that has really stuck with me and I'm still pondering on its meaning.  In it I am looking at my palms because they are tingling and when I look there I have these tiny black snakes, not necessarily baby snakes, but really small, maybe an inch long, under the skin of my palm, there are lots of them in each hand, wriggling around and gathering along the lines in my palm, the skin is transparent and slightly puffed up giving them room to move.  It doesn't hurt at all, but I am not comfortable with them being in my right hand.  

I show my Mum and my husband and he tells me I cant cut them out, I have to wait for the skin to wear down so they can break through.  Then I notice on my right wrist I have a zip lock that I can undo and then I cut a slit in the skin under it and kind of pour the snakes out and they disappear, but I want to keep the ones in my left hand.  In all of this, my eyes don't move away from my hands, it's like I am holding them out in front of me next to each other and my gaze does not waver, even when talking to others, or getting the knife to cut the skin, it just appears in my hand and I don't see anything else at all in the dream.  

I know that snakes have lots of symbolism attached to them, a lot of it seemingly contradictory too so I am wondering what would be the most likely meaning in this kind of context.  Thanks :)

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Re: clocks and a dream
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 12:40:09 pm »
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I have been slowly gathering bits and pieces that I would like to eventually set up on an altar and shrine and have been putting them on a shelf.  As the pieces have collected I have had to move some things over, amongst those things being two carriage clocks which  inherited from my dad.  In the 6 years I have had them neither of them have worked for more than a few hours at a time and have not been wound in more than 5 and a half years.  It was over a week ago  I moved them and one of them started going by itself and has not stopped since then.  I haven't wound them, I haven't even picked them up, it was just a slide a few inches along the shelf.  Its kind of got me wondering, since I had a reading from a medium a week or two before the clock starting and she said my dad was watching over me and had only just discovered that he could do this sort of thing that he thought it was all a bit of nonsense when he was alive which is exactly what he would have thought.  So I was wondering if there is any symbolism behind clocks and what others thoughts on this may be.

At around the same time as the clock I had a dream that has really stuck with me and I'm still pondering on its meaning.  In it I am looking at my palms because they are tingling and when I look there I have these tiny black snakes, not necessarily baby snakes, but really small, maybe an inch long, under the skin of my palm, there are lots of them in each hand, wriggling around and gathering along the lines in my palm, the skin is transparent and slightly puffed up giving them room to move.  It doesn't hurt at all, but I am not comfortable with them being in my right hand.  

I show my Mum and my husband and he tells me I cant cut them out, I have to wait for the skin to wear down so they can break through.  Then I notice on my right wrist I have a zip lock that I can undo and then I cut a slit in the skin under it and kind of pour the snakes out and they disappear, but I want to keep the ones in my left hand.  In all of this, my eyes don't move away from my hands, it's like I am holding them out in front of me next to each other and my gaze does not waver, even when talking to others, or getting the knife to cut the skin, it just appears in my hand and I don't see anything else at all in the dream.  

I know that snakes have lots of symbolism attached to them, a lot of it seemingly contradictory too so I am wondering what would be the most likely meaning in this kind of context.  Thanks :)

 
My first guess would be to consider the snakes as a the expression of your need/want for renewal/rebirth/change in some areas of your life.

Snakes are associated with renewal and rebirth because they shed their skin and in your dream they are wriggling under your skin and waiting to break out - possibly the fact you want them out right away while your relatives tell you thst you need to wait until the right time, means you are impatient for the change to occur.

A lot would depend on the meaning you give to each element of the dream and your personal circumstances at this moment of your life.

Generally when I have a dream whose meaning I don't get, I list all of its 'characters' and objects and for each one I list what those single elements represent to me, even outside the contest of the dream.
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Re: clocks and a dream
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 01:30:48 pm »
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 So I was wondering if there is any symbolism behind clocks and what others thoughts on this may be.

 
I've not got much in the way of information on the symbolism of clocks - beyond the literal aspect of passing time.  

However, I did want to say that we had something similar happen with a musical jewelry box that belong to my grandmother. The thing had stopped working a good two decades before she died and even when wound, did nothing.  One afternoon about a week after my grandmother's funeral, my mother was sitting in the adjacent dining room and said my grandmother's name followed by "I wish you were here."  We suddenly heard a very faint tinkling of music from the living room.  There, buried deep inside the moving box that it had been packed in, was that jewelry box, which played its entire song.  

Do I have a rational explanation?  Yes, the box may have gotten jarred in transport and some stuck or frozen piece may have come loose.  Do I believe that's what happened?  No.  I believe in spirits and that it was my grandmother's way of reminding us that she wasn't so far away.  That's my take on this kind of thing, but YMMV.
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Re: clocks and a dream
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 12:45:22 am »
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Do I have a rational explanation?  Yes, the box may have gotten jarred in transport and some stuck or frozen piece may have come loose.  Do I believe that's what happened?  No.  I believe in spirits and that it was my grandmother's way of reminding us that she wasn't so far away.  That's my take on this kind of thing, but YMMV.


Thanks Aisling :)  I feel the same way.  That's a beautiful story.  

 
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My first guess would be to consider the snakes as a the expression of your need/want for renewal/rebirth/change in some areas of your life.

Snakes are associated with renewal and rebirth because they shed their skin and in your dream they are wriggling under your skin and waiting to break out - possibly the fact you want them out right away while your relatives tell you that you need to wait until the right time, means you are impatient for the change to occur.

A lot would depend on the meaning you give to each element of the dream and your personal circumstances at this moment of your life.

Generally when I have a dream whose meaning I don't get, I list all of its 'characters' and objects and for each one I list what those single elements represent to me, even outside the contest of the dream.

 
You are spot on with the change and need for it, and being impatient for it to happen.  That's a good way to work through the elements.  Thank you  I'll do that and see what I can make out from it.

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