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Somehow, despite the fact it feels like I've slept for about five minutes total this week, I've managed to have some really vivid, in-depth dreams. One was about playing crazy golf with Bruce Wayne. We had a lovely time! He needs to mow the lawns at Wayne Manor though; they were a mess.

I used to be really big on dream interpretation. Between the ages of about 13-21 I religiously kept a dream diary and looked up the symbolic meanings every day. I did it for other people too on occasion. I stopped at university, after my poetry module required me to keep a dream diary for a term and write a poem based on one of the dreams. Once I had to do it as work, it lost a lot of appeal (although my poem got a first *preen*). I kept all my dream dictionaries, but I never bothered noting down my dreams anymore, and only looked something up if it was really unusual or recurring.

So last night I dreamed I was pregnant. Guys. I am never going to be pregnant in real life, so when it happens in dreams I freak out. Especially since in this dream, I didn't want to be pregnant. Apparently I was going to be a surrogate for a friend? She gave me a Thundercats hoodie and so I carried her baby for her? Dream-logic is...dream-logic. Anyway, the sense of Do Not Want I had in this dream was truly gripping. I was desperate to get rid of the baby, despite my promise to go through with the pregnancy for my friend. I went to a bar and tried to order a load of cocktails but everyone refused to serve me, and I was getting more and more panicked and then... I woke up. Of course.

I can still really feel that sense of growing horror, even now. So I decided to look up pregnancy at this handy online dream-interpretation site. This is the low down:

To dream that you are pregnant symbolizes an aspect of yourself or some aspect of your personal life that is growing and developing. You may not be ready to talk about it or act on it. Being pregnant in your dream may also represent the birth of a new idea, direction, project or goal. Alternatively, if you are trying to get pregnant, then the dream may be a wish fulfillment. If you are not trying to get pregnant, but dream that you are, then it symbolizes fear of new responsibilities.

Um. Well. Yeah. I mean, those who read my other livejournal will know that my personal life is in a rather precarious state right now, so that hit home. New ideas, directions, projects and goals are all looming, both personally and writing-wise, particularly as the New Year approaches and I start thinking seriously about what I want to achieve in 2012. The part about not being ready to talk or act? Yeah, that fits. New responsibilities...well, yeah, that too, at work and home.

Now, even when I was studiously recording my dreams, I didn't take them too literally. I found the symbolism fascinating but I didn't take the interpretations too seriously. But this has resonated with me so much, I'm thinking I might start my dream diary again, just to see what else my subconscious throws at me.

And just for kicks, I also looked up golf:

To dream that you are playing or watching golf signifies pleasant indulgences. It may also indicate that you are idling and wasting time. Alternatively, the dream symbolizes your individual accomplishments and your drive to succeed.

And Batman:

To see Batman in your dream suggests that you need to utilize your wits and resources in order to help yourself or others. Perhaps your are not maximizing your full potential. You need to unleash the power from within. Stop looking for shortcuts to get you where you want. Alternatively, the dream implies that there is some wrongdoing that you need to rectify.

Now I'm off to find some wrongs and rectify them!
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