Friday, September 24, 2010

Spiraling roots

Dream image: A plant, with its roots spiraling down into the earth.

Interpretation: This dream was inspired by a similar one I heard at a dream group meeting the evening before and also by a painting that I had been working on of Pomona, who represents the fruits of the earth. The dream expresses how I feel about our deeply important connection to the earth.


Robur d'Amour said...

I think you're very brave to put your dreams on the web.

Jung says that it's very difficult to interpret our own dreams, and that a dream never tells us something that we already know.

I must say that I sometimes see your pictures quite differently to the way you do.

Take this one.

I grow a lot of all kinds of plants, but I don't know of any that have spiral roots. That doesn't mean you can't have spiral roots in a dream, because really strange images can occur in dreams.

But to me, at first glance, this painting looks a lot more like a snake.

Carla Young said...

Thanks for that insight, Robur. I have had dreams with snakes in the past, so perhaps the spiraling root is a disguised snake. I'll give that some thought . . . .

Robur d'Amour said...


You can get spiral roots. If a plant with a tap root is in a pot, that is too small for it, the root goes round and round.

So it can mean that the plant needs to be in a bigger pot, or removed from the pot altogether, and planted in the ground.

The idea of getting out of a pot could be about enlarging consciousness, or expanding your horizons in the outer world.

Carla Young said...

What a beautiful interpretation! Thank you, Robur.

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