Have you ever had that recurring dream that just won’t stop bugging you? You don’t have to have it for the rest of your life. Your soul may be trying to get your attention.
A gentleman I was working with had a recurring dream that had been haunting him for years. It was of his sister sewing and when he looked up in the corner of the room, he saw a huge spider that jolted him out of his sleep each time. He shared with me that he’s not generally afraid of spiders, but in the dream he is every time. As he was talking, the symbolism of both the sister sewing and the spider jumped out at me. Sewing, or weaving, which is what the spider does with its web. Spider can symbolize creativity. I knew that he needed to nurture his creative gifts. The fact that he was afraid in the dream when he saw the spider, led me to believe that he might be fearful of moving into his creative offerings. I know that this man has amazing talent and creativity with what he does, however, he’s stuck in a nine to five job that barely pays the bills to support his family, so jumping into his creative work is indeed scary. He also shared that he doesn’t know what I mean by his creative work. I said, “You’re already doing it, but not a lot of people know how to find you. Get a website up.” Getting himself out there will make it so he makes a much better living doing what he’s already doing, but getting paid peanuts for. He said he is always working so he doesn’t have time, but his wife is able to help him, so he’ll ask her for help. This leads to the part of the dream where his sister was sewing. The fact that he dreamed of a female sewing is asking that he bring in a feminine aspect that he needs in manifesting his dreams. Manifesting is no longer easy by making things work. The new feminine energy for manifesting is to know what you want, ask for help and allow for what wants to show up. This is not easy is we’ve grown up with the old masculine paradigm that you have to work hard for what you want. It’s just not the way anymore. I’m not saying that no effort is required to have your dreams come true, but forcing is out of date and extremely exhausting for our bodies, minds and spirit.
When I looked up Spider in my Spirit Animals book by Dr. Steven Farmer it made so much sense for him. It says, “This is an opportunity to access your deepest wisdom and assimilate it so that it becomes a part of your daily living. Rather than staying stuck in this apparent impasse, open your mind to the infinite number of possibilities that are before you, and make a choice. Don’t limit yourself to the mundane world, but instead be willing to explore other dimensions and realities. It’s time for a fresh perspective on what you’re doing, perhaps even a perspective that’s contrary to your usual way of thinking and seeing things.”
Once this man releases that fear and takes that one step into the fearful unknown, this recurring dream will most likely stop as has been the case for so many people I’ve worked with.