Another dream theme I see frequently in dreams is the “Cleansing” Dream. Cleansing dreams are experienced in your dreams as dream themes of release, rebirth, purification, cleansing and elimination. The dream symbols frequently seen in cleansing dreams are bathroom symbols such as toilets, bathtubs, showers, etc. They can also involve laundering your clothes, cleaning your house, washing your hair, or any similar dream symbols and action.
The timing of when you will experience cleansing dreams can be any time, but this is most frequently seen when the moon is full. The action of the moon’s energy is always that of cleansing, purification, elimination and regeneration for you and your everyday life. When the moon is full, you are getting the full “light” of the 10th dimensional consciousness of your DreamSelf Within being reflected and communicated to you in your dream. This understanding compares your dream energy dreamed during a full moon to that of a flashlight. Your DreamSelf Within is shining your inner flashlight on you to make you aware of situations and issues within your Self and your life that need to be cleansed, purified, and/or eliminated for you to move forward.
Here’s an example of a “Cleansing” Dream: Dear Dreamtime, I am female and my dream involves an immediate need to use a public bathroom. However, the women’s bathroom is filthy with disgusting overflowing toilets in every single stall and no toilet paper. Please explain what this disturbing dream means.
Dear Dreamer, With this dream, your DreamSelf Within is communicating that within your current thinking and thoughts creating your now . . . there is an immediate need for you to use a public bathroom.
The normal, everyday definition of a “public” bathroom is a place available to all for elimination and cleansing. A public bathroom as a dream symbol communication from yourDreamSelf is referring to yourown ability within to create a complete and over-all cleansing for your entire Self and life.
In your dream, there is an immediate need to use this facility. This action as a communication from your DreamSelf is saying that right now, in your everyday living, there is an urgent and immediate need for an all encompassing elimination and cleansing (the public bathroom) of yourself and your life. In the public bathroom, the toilets are filthy, overflowing, and there is no toilet paper available in any stall. Using the Dreamtime Method, the everyday physical definition of a toilet is a “seat/position” for defecation, urination, and general physical elimination. The everyday understanding of toilet paper could be thought of as being an “aid” to cleaning up after using a toilet.
Putting the above definitions/understandings together, multiple, dirty over-flowing toilets with no available toilet paper as a dream symbol communication from your DreamSelf is saying that within you right now, there is an over-all inability to eliminate negative emotions (urination) and repugnant thinking about yourself (defecation) that has brought you to a point where you are plugged, stopped up, and in immediate need of release (the dirty over-flowing toilets). I feel the dream information of no toilet paper being available is communicating that in your everyday life right now, you are also not making any efforts to assist yourself (the toilet paper) in getting rid of (eliminating) these negative thoughts and emotions. Because you said that in the dream every single one of the bathroom stalls were stopped up and overflowing, I believe this unfortunate situation is occurring within all areas your life right now, within your body, your mind, and your spirit.
You said that in “waking reality,” you are female and that in your dream it was you (as a female) in the public restroom. Within each of us are two types of energy, male and female. Your “male energy” is that part of you within that is your ability to act in life and to take action. Your ”male energy” as a dream symbol is always represented by the image/figure of a man or men in your dream. Your “female energy” is that other half of you within which is your intuition, the doorway to your talents, abilities and creativity. Your female energy as a dream symbol is always represented by the image/figure of a female or females in your dream.
Keeping the above definition of “female energy” in mind, since you are female in waking reality and the feamle in your dream is the one looking at this unkempt public restroom, I believe your dream is communicating that the energy that needs to be cleansed and eliminated has to do with negative emotions and thinking you may have going on regarding your own inner creativity and self-worth (your female energy within). To further pinpoint what this important dream is communicating, I would look at how and where in your daily living situation you (and/or possibly others) are constantly saying and thinking negatives about you (in every avenue of your life) and I feel you will then have the answer to this important dream.
Your dreams not only tell you what’s going on in your life, but as your own “multidimensional energy” from within attracts into your next day and days after dreaming your dream similar three-dimensional (physical energy) to provide the solution for whatever your dream is addressing. It is in this way that your dreams create your everyday, threedimensional Self and your life. In understanding the above, you should look in your next day(s) after dreaming this dream for increased awareness (the energy) of how you are being receptive and/or contributing to negative “self-talk” and thinking regarding your inner talents, abilities, and self-worth. And of how this behavior is causing you to have emotional overload. This awareness and knowing can then assist you to change and eliminate this unneeded thinking and improve (cleanse) your life on a daily basis.
Please e-mail me back when you get this and let me know if there is anything that you did not understand of how I used the Dreamtime Method to interpret your dream. Thank you again for submitting your dream for interpretation and good dreaming! Terri Ullstrup/The Dreamtime
Here’s the Dreamer’s response to the above Cleansing dream interpretation:
Dear Terri, Thank you for interpreting my dream. I was embarrassed leaving such disgusting dream! Your dream interpretation was exact in that I pretty much always do think and talk poorly of myself and then dwell on those thoughts. I grew up in an abusive family who talked and acted this way all the time. I realize from how you interpreted my dream that I need to let go and get rid of this negative thinking about myself. Now that I am more aware of this from your dream interpretation, I realize that I also allow others in my life to put me down too. I need to make some changes. Thank you again for my “DreamSelf’s guidance.”
Excerpt taken from: Dreamtime Dream Interpretation – Opening to Your Spiritual Sight Within by Terri Ullstrup www.dreaminterpretation.com