Free and Professional Dream Analysis and What Dreams Mean
Water Wheel Danger
I had variations of this dream as a child between ages five and twelve, and had it again now as an adult. In the dream, I am standing in the dark. The only lit area is a water wheel in front of me spinning water and a white substance is floating down from above. It is peaceful and I can hear water and nature. When I go to touch the wheel, a voice gently tells me not to touch it, but I continue to move toward the wheel. As I get closer, I see red, and the closer I get the more red I see but I continue on, to touch it. After touching it the wheel spins out of control and is burning, becomes hot and everything is shaking. The voice that spoke earlier now screams with a passionate anger. I am knocked onto my back and start to cry and get away but the wheel has a hold on me. I close my eyes and when I open them, it’s all over; the wheel is peaceful and slow again.
Main Life Issues:
Fear of Dad
Someone explores even when held back by another, and though the experience turns bad and out of control, it turn out okay.
Water: Often reflects feelings and emotions. In this dream, it suggests your emotions get deep and stirred up as you step forward with new things.
What it Means:
The dream shows how someone goes beyond their comfort level to explore and see the world. A cautionary voice gets loud as they do so and things seem to go haywire. However, all turns out okay.
The dream suggests that as a child, you may have been timid, cautious, or very sensitive etc., and perhaps sheltered by parents, particularly your father who possibly was a bit over protective or rule oriented. Yet you are daring and want to explore the world, seeking an independent track in life.
The dream registers a push pull in you, the shy, timid girl versus an adventurer who loves to take up challenges. In that sense, these images and dreams have become a barometer, so to speak, of fears and timidity that may arise when a challenge happens or a new opportunity comes up. Even if it’s something you want, the push pull may be in effect, saying, “this could hurt you”. And of course in real life, you may have had some adventures that did cause pain and were disastrous, as you explore life, which is normal. The end of a dream tells you the path to follow. In the end, you find peace, and all is well.
Bottom Line: The dream says: Fear not, explore and take up challenges and opportunities to go farther. However, if the dream relates to an actual incident such as being overpowered (e.g. rape or emotionally terrorized etc), the dream message suggests a need to clear emotions from the past. Get the help of a counselor.
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