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Gray Eyes and People Wearing Masks
I dreamed I was in a restaurant where the floor was like a chess board, in the middle of the ocean. There were waves, yet it was peaceful. A little girl with a mask was holding her mother's hand and looking at me; then I saw myself as if a few years younger then I am now (I am 26, in the dream I'm around 22). I had long blond hair (I have blond hair) and a mask, like the little girl. In the last scene, there is a men who also wears a mask; all I could see were his cold, yet amazing, gray eyes.
Main Life Issues:
Work, love, work again.
It’s a story of contrasts, extreme contrasts.
Chess Board: Something that requires calculated thinking.
Ocean: Water as emotions, the ocean as a lot of emotions.
Mask: Not showing who or what one really is.
Face: One’s calling card, what one shows, reveals to others.
Younger version of self: Image that directs you to something in your past, in younger years, as related to the issue in the dream.
What it Means:
A chessboard is a metaphor for intense thought and the ability to use the brain. Water often refers to feelings, and being in the middle of the ocean is an image of intense feelings. These images for an extreme contrast of intellect versus emotions. As further contrasts, a little girl has tender emotions and yet the man in the mask has cold grey eyes, which is an image of no emotion. Both of them wear masks, hiding themselves.
The dream suggests that you are trying to reconcile deep feelings with strong mental abilities. Ideally, these traits work together but if there has been pain or trauma, mind and emotions can separate out, at least in certain circumstances, and cause problems by compromising one’s ability to relate to people.
Seeing a younger version of yourself suggests that something in your past that likely felt traumatic, is what created this push-pull between mind and heart, intellect and feelings. When something is painful, one way of coping is to push away the related feelings and "intellectualize". However, such a "dam" between feelings and the incident, eventually tumbles. The dream invites you to explore the pain and deal with it, possibly with the help of a counselor.
Bottom Line: The dream indicates a need to balance emotions and intellect, whether as a current phase or as a main character requirement. For your best success in life, it’s important to amalgamate your head and heart.
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