Originally Posted by diane8704
Beth: I have to tell you....your dream is the hardest one that I have ever tried to analyze because of the man peeling away his skin. To me, peeling away skin would be peeling away certain things of one's personality...but I am not so sure that that is it in the context of this dream...I did put in the question and am waiting for an answer back. Lets see...anytime a house shows up in your dream it represents you. It depicts your attributes and personality as well as your body. This house seems to be in disrepair...that maybe its being rebuilt. Were you feeling run down and tired when you had this dream?? The garden symbolizes extroversion or the relationship with the environment that you had. With the garden in your dream being nothing but mud, it is perceiving that maybe you need to plant your enterprise, secure it. The roof of the house was a major factor, and a roof is the philosophy, beliefs or coping strategies to protect oneself from stress. This points out that you may have been stressed. Windows represent your perception of things, your ability to see through a barrier. With the windows being black, it leads me to believe that you couldnt see clearly what was in the future, where your plans were headed. The man in your dream represented your strength to look with insight into your own life and change it, and the fact that he was injurying his own arms means that there was a feeling of loss connected with the ability to care for yourself or a sense of helplessness in reaching out to others. Does any of this seem familiar? I will get back with you on what the peeling of skin truly signifies. You get back to me on how you feel about this.
The house in the dream was the exact replica of the one we were meant to be moving to which was in the course of being built. We were unsure about moving there though, and subsequently decided not to - this dream was partly responsible, it was the final straw you could say.
Although it was probably the most challenging time for us as a family, not long married, not much money and two young children I think we were very secure with who and where we were.
I would say we were stressed about the move. That much is true. The dark windows - what you say is very interesting. We were unsure about the future as we couldn't decide whether this move should go ahead. However, what followed afterwards we could never have known and wasn't in the "shall we, shan't we" equation. Because we didn't move, I was able to go to University and that changed the whole path of our lives - but it didn't form part of out decision at the time I had the dream.
Hmmm - I don't know whether any of that helped you at all in your analysis.