Originally Posted by James81
I had a pretty trippy dream last night and thought I'd post it for interpretation...
Last night I dreamed that I was in a school starting out a teacher. And, even though I'm not currently in a relationship, I was very aware that I was in a relationship with one of the teachers in the school. She was kinda my "guide" of sorts. I got this real sense that she was the one who showed me the ropes, and helped me through my struggles.
Oddly enough, I lost my shoes (<---this was the central part of my dream, actually). I had to take them off for some reason, and then there was this huge room full of shoes. And I kept looking and looking for my shoes, but couldn't find them. I can still see myself scrambling for them, looking through this massive pile of shoes. Finally, I said "**** it." and just decided to go barefoot (well, I had my socks on, but you get the gist). I go out and that woman (the one I was in relationship with) is there (I didn't know who she was, but she felt really familiar to me for some reason). She smiled and handed me a paper to sign and led me to the lunchroom. As I was standing there with my tray, the cook was razzing me (actually more like "hazing"...you know, the initiation thing for people who are first starting out). He told me I was late for lunch and that I couldn't have what was left. He wasn't saying it in a mean way, I could see a smile on his face. But in the middle of it, he put his face down in the food and began eating it (like a dog) and I was aware that I wasn't going to get lunch that day. The woman was there in the lunchroom with me, but she didn't say anything. I could hear the "oooooh!" tauntes from the others who were standing around.
And then I woke up. It was kind of a trippy dream, and I remember I was feeling pretty anxious about the whole thing (in the dream that is), especially the losing of the shoes.
So, whadda ya think?
Shoes to me, are what I walk upon, what my feet slide into. Where have your "feet" been slipping in and out of lately? Have you lost your direction? Do you find that you are not yourself much lately, but rather are seeking to fill the shoes of others? You saw a room full of shoes, but could not find your own.
As for the food thing, it happened after the shoe thing, and you were late because you were searching for your shoes, yet, it seems you were quite content without any shoes at all, either yours or others. Notice you didn't pick up any of the random shoes which I'm sure would have fit nicely, yet you did find it necessary to sift through the others to find your own. When you gave up in frustration, you went on, but when you got to where you were going, you were too late and didn't get to "eat". Could this symbolize something that has happened recently in which you have wasted time trying to sort through other people's lives and really it was driven by a trying to find yourself? Have you realized that shoes or no shoes you've still got legs and feet.
As a child I had many friends who often ran around outside barefoot, I was never accustomed to such things, so I didn't, but I always envied them secretly in that they seemed more free than me. They would run outside and play, and I would have to wait to finish tying my shoes before I could. I would walk around outside barefoot from time to time when I was alone, to see if I could do it, but I always wound up going in and getting shoes. It hurt my feet too bad to go without them, fore I had never done it before, and my feet were soft and tender. Later on in life, I kind of got tired of caring about whether my feet hurt or not, and purposefully didn't wear shoes when going outside, and began to just deal with the pain, knowing the whole while that after a short time, they would toughen up and it would be no big deal anymore, that childhood "fear" of going barefoot would be gone, and sure enough, it did and now, shoes or no shoes, I am okay.
I must say this however, that your shoes are your shoes, and other's are not. They are not the right size, and if they are, they don't feel the same, and if they do, they might have some foot fungus you don't want to catch.
The woman, I believe, would be as you stated, a guide of sorts.
The fact that everyone taunted you, (The server most of all), was not meant to bring you down, but rather, give you the determination to not be late next time, or to realize that you weren't really hungry, or that you have the strength to go on without such things because you are not what you eat, the money in your wallet, your job, or your relationships. You are you.
You're not your shoes.... :P
Have you missed out on some opportunity as of recently? Or is there something in the making?