"Poppies By The Sea" courtesy of Evgeni Dinev/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net

“Poppies By The Sea” courtesy of Evgeni Dinev/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I don’t exactly remember the order, but this is what I remember:

I was exploring the coast along Lake Michigan, but it was rocky, and my friend was exploring down below, closer to the water.  Two creatures had washed up on a boulder below.  They were transparent like crystal, and one resembled a crawfish.  I don’t remember the other.  I pointed them out to my friend and asked her if she had noticed.  She said that she had.

My aunt was visiting with my mom for a while, and my mom dropped me and my sister off at a daycare.  I was frustrated, thinking “Aren’t we old enough?”  (And we didn’t actually have anyone watching us.  We were just dropped off at the building and had to stay inside.  I remember there being multiple rooms and staircases.)  Eventually, my aunt came to pick us back up.

I was at my house, out on a balcony, I suppose, but my house opened up to a center grassy area, surrounded by houses on all other sides, and in the distance was either the ocean or the sea.  Then, military helicopters began flying in.  I didn’t know why they were there.  They dropped of children who I assumed were there for military training.  They were marching in rows, sometimes locking arms, but they were dressed normally.  They were all white with blonde hair — I remember the girls’ long blonde curls — and some looked as young as 5 years old.

I apologize for the conglomeration of notes that follow.  I feel like there’s a lot here, but I’m not ready to pinpoint and analyze it all at this point.  Needless to say, I felt absolutely wonderful waking up this morning;I know that much!

Symbols from dreammoods.com (leaving out what doesn’t relate):

To see a lake in your dream signifies your emotional state of mind. You feel restricted and that you can’t express your emotions freely. Alternatively, the lake may provide you with solace, security, and peace of mind. If the lake is clear and calm, then it symbolizes your inner peace.

To see a crawfish in your dream represents your tenacity.


If something is transparent, then it represents clarity and understanding.

To see a rock in your dream symbolizes strength, permanence, stability and integrity, as conveyed in the common phrase “as solid as a rock”. The dream may also indicate that you are making a commitment to a relationship or that you are contemplating some changes in your life that will lay the groundwork for a more solid foundation. Alternatively, a rock represents stubbornness, disharmony and unhappiness.

To see the coast in your dream suggests that you are on a spiritual quest. The coast symbolizes the meeting between your two states of mind – the rational and the irrational. Alternatively, the dream may be a metaphor of how you are “coasting”. through life. You may need to take things more seriously.�Or the dream may be telling you that “the coast is clear”. You are free to move ahead.

To dream that you are at a daycare indicates that you want to be taken care of and not have to worry about anything else. You want to go back to a simpler time. Consider the condition of the daycare for additional significance.

To see your mother in your dream represents the nurturing aspect of your own character. Mothers offer shelter, comfort, life, guidance and protection. Some people may have problems freeing themselves from their mothers and are thus seeking their own individuality and development.

To see your aunt in your dream represents family connection, heritage and value. The aunt may also represent aspects of yourself that you like or dislike. She can also be seen as a substitute mother.

To see your sister in your dream symbolizes some aspect of your relationship with her, whether it one of sibling rivalry, nurturance, protectiveness, etc. Your sister may draw attention to your family role.

To see a staircase in your dream symbolizes change and transformation.

To see an ocean in your dream represents the state of your emotions and feelings. It is indicative of spiritual refreshment, tranquility and renewal. Alternatively, the dream means that you are feeling empowered and unhindered.

To see the sea in your dream represents your subconscious and the transition between your subconscious and conscious. As with all water symbols, it also represents your emotions. The dream may also be a pun on your understanding and perception of a situation. “I see” or perhaps there is something you need to “see” more clearly. Alternatively, the dream indicates a need to reassure yourself or to offer reassurance to someone. It brings about hope, a new perspective and a positive outlook on life no matter how difficult your current problems may be.

To see a plane in your dream, may be a pun on someone or something that is “plain”. Perhaps the plane refers to a new level.

To see a house in your dream represents your own soul and self. Specific rooms in the house indicate a specific aspect of your psyche.

To see an airplane in your dream indicates that you will overcome your obstacles and rise to a new level of prominence and status. You may experience a higher consciousness, new-found freedom and greater awareness. Perhaps you need to gain a better perspective or wider view on something.

To see the military in your dream signifies rigid authority and emotional repression. Perhaps you need to be more disciplined.

To see a blond person in your dream suggests that you need to enjoy life and live it up. Be a little glamorous.  

To see children in your dream signify an aspect of yourself and your childlike qualities. You may be retreating back to a childlike state and longing for the past. You are trying to still satisfy repressed desires and unfulfilled hopes. Perhaps there is something that you need to see grow and nurture. Take some time off and cater to the inner child within. Alternatively, the dream may be highlighting your innocence, purity, simplicity, and carefree attitude.

To dream that you are watching children but they do not know you are there is a metaphor for some hidden knowledge or some latent talent which you have failed to recognize.

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