Do I ever learn?

It was raining and I was on my way to our classroom. The hallways were flooded but my wet feet don’t seem to mind. “I’m almost there” I muttered under my breath. I saw one familiar face, an old teacher who I can’t remember the name, sweeping the water out of the hallway but I didn’t mind her as I passed by. Not that I’m a snob but because I was too shy to say hello. “There it is,” I told myself as I came near the room. Whoops. I thought I was late for class but I guess I was wrong because there were only three people in the room.  Where's everyone else? It must be because of the weather that the others were not around yet. “Hello.” I greeted them as I went in. It was Lencie and D (I can’t mention her real name because we don’t talk to each other anymore) and one guy that I can't remember who. “Hi Yaniee! I already contacted our interviewee and she agreed to talk to us at 9 AM, on Friday.” D cheerfully said as I sat down. “Oh okay,” I answered back. So, we are doing this thing again. This thing where we get other people involved in one of our school projects and wait... Friday morning? That means we’re going out of class. Hmm, maybe I should go a little early so I can buy the group some Jollibee for snacks. Are burgers okay?... I thought as my eyes surveyed the room and my mind continued to wander elsewhere.

And then I woke up. 

It's funny. The moment I opened my eyes, I grabbed my phone right away and as usual typed everything I can remember. Then, I googled: school dream meaning. The first thing I saw was it said "unresolved childhood issues" I stared at my phone in disbelief.

Is this for real? I just claimed I had good childhood memories in my previous blog post and here goes my dream telling me I've got unresolved ones. Weird. And then, I tried to search further about the other significant things that were in my dream.

  • Classmates: To see old classmates in your dream indicate that you need to draw on your old associations with your former classmates to gain insight in some current relationship. It represents a past lesson that you have learned and is applicable in some aspect of your waking life now.
  • Classroom: To dream that you are in a classroom indicates that you are learning an important life lesson. Alternatively, it symbolizes personal growth. You are learning something about yourself. To dream that you are looking for a classroom suggests that you need to expand your knowledge and learning.
  • College: To dream that you are in college indicates that you are going through some social or cultural changes. You want to expand your knowledge and awareness. It also suggests that now is a good time for you to experiment and try new things. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you will achieve your goals through perseverance and hard work. You may be going through a period of stress in your life.
  • School: To dream that you are in school signifies feelings of inadequacy and childhood insecurities that have never been resolved. It may relate to anxieties about your performance and abilities. Alternatively, a dream that takes place in school may be a metaphor for the lessons that you are learning from your waking life. You may be going through a "spiritual learning" experience.
  • Teacher: To see your teacher (past or present) in your dream suggests that you are seeking some advice, guidance, or knowledge. You are heading into a new path in life and are ready to learn by example or from a past experience. 
  • Rain: To see and hear rain falling symbolizes forgiveness and grace. Falling rain is also a metaphor for tears, crying and sadness. Alternatively, rain symbolizes fertility and renewal.
  • Flood: To dream that you are in a flood represents your need to release some sexual desires. To see a gentle flood in your dream indicates that your worries over a certain matter will soon be swept away. (source:)

(Okay this might be confusing but for the record, let me say that I published the previous blog post April 11, at around past 12 midnight, and then I had this dream the same date. However, it took me days to blog about it because I have been mulling over what sense is it trying to tell me.)

Listen. I won't deny that since last week, I've been feeling a bit anxious about something and I can't exactly pinpoint what it is. But the moment I go to bed I noticed that it felt like my heart is heavy and I keep wondering to myself what's wrong. Something just doesn't feel right that caused me to overthink. And you know what they say about overthinking - it is the art of creating problems that don't exist. So as much as possible, I tried so hard to ignore those thoughts just so I can sleep in peace. (re: dreaming about rain and flood)

I may sound like a broken record when I say that since change is the only constant thing in this world, every day is a learning experience that we all have to go through. For the most part, my dream is telling me that clearly, I am someone who needs good and sound advice to be enlightened of what might be the repercussions of my nonsensical decisions. Also, in my case, the accuracy of the statement that old habits die hard is undeniably spot on. That is maybe why my subconscious is telling me I should learn to take the advice of people around me, and try to already act on it just so I can save myself from further damages I might cause.

That sounded overly dramatic but it's not that tragic.

The truth is, I know what I should do. I just don't have enough courage to act on it.

love, Yaniee

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