The local pub wants to throw me a lavish birthday party but I admit to them that they have the date wrong. I drink and lager and chat some more with the girls who ask me to be there at 6pm the next day, saying they will throw the party anyway. I see people putting presents behind the bar. On finishing my pint, I walk past my Ex-Boyfriend’s house and am aware of him in his front room, although the lights are off. I wonder if he saw me.
Walking down an unlit path to get home, I become scared as there are no lights and I might not be able to get off the path. I fear I am being followed. I call the pub landlord who advises me to turn around as there is an exit I have missed. As I do, a dog and his owner run past me, making me nervous but then the exit path appears which leads me onto a lit main road.
On walking down the main road I remember that not only is it not by birthday the next day, but I also have two important engagements to meet. One to give a statement and one to attend a concert with my friend. I feel guilty that the people at the pub are going through so much trouble to throw a party for me that I can’t attend.
BIRTHDAY- To dream about your birthday denotes acceptance of yourself. You are celebrating who you are and coming to terms with who you are as a person. Alternatively, the dream may mean you are afraid of getting old. To dream that your birthday was forgotten suggests that you are feeling lonely, overshadowed, and under-appreciated.
GIFTS/PRESENTS – To see a pile of gifts symbolizes un-utilized or unrecognized skills and talents. To see a present in your dream, may be a pun on being “present” and here. Or perhaps you need to live for the moment and not dwell in the past.
FEAR – To dream that you feel fear indicates that your achievements will not be as successful as you had anticipated. You are experiencing anxieties in various aspects of your life. The key to overcoming your fear is to discuss them and deal with them openly. To dream that you worse fears are coming true signifies your resistance to change. You are afraid to confront the unknown aspects of yourself.
NERVOUS - To dream that you are nervous about something indicates that you are experiencing self-doubt and feelings of insecurity.
GUILT – To dream that you feel guilty about something, relates to how you are handling your successes and failures or competence and incompetence. You may feel undeserving of your achievements. Or on the other hand, you feel that you have let others down. Alternatively, the dream is symbolic of repressed and negative feelings that you may have about yourself.
DOG – To see a dog in your dream symbolizes intuition, loyalty, generosity, protection, and fidelity. The dream suggests that your strong values and good intentions will enable you to go forward in the world and bring you success. The dream dog may also represent someone in your life who exhibits these qualities. Alternatively, to see a dog in your dream indicates a skill that you may have ignored or forgotten. If the dog is vicious and/or growling, then it indicates some inner conflict within yourself. It may also indicate betrayal and un-trustworthiness
PATH – To walk through an open path in your dream signifies clarity of thought and peace of mind. It also symbolizes your progress. To see a blocked or windy path in your dream denotes that you need to give serious attention to the direction you are heading in your personal and/or business life. You need to take time out to consider and rethink the consequences before acting on your choices.
DARKNESS/NIGHT- To dream that you are lost in the darkness denotes feelings of desperation, depression, or insecurity. To dream that you are groping around in the darkness symbolizes that you have insufficient information to make a clear decision. Do your research and do not rush into making choices. To have a dream that takes place at night represents some major setbacks and obstacles in achieving your goals. You are being faced with an issue that is not so clear-cut. Perhaps, you should put the issues aside so you can clear your head and come back to it later. Alternatively, night may be synonymous with death, rebirth, reflection, and new beginnings.
EXIT – To see an exit in your dream indicates that you are looking for a way out of a waking situation.
All of the symbols in this dream reflect my current true feelings and life situation.