BIG HOUSE, LITTLE HOUSE

I dreamed last night that I was in a little house. The little house was owned by my husband, or I should say ex-husband and me. He owned a big house too. I used to live there with him, but I no longer did. We were divorced. He lived in the big house with our two children. The big house was very beautiful and it had a nice view. The big house was very sparse in furnishings. It had just enough, adequate for the needs of the users but nothing more.

The little house was nothing special, just like many other little houses, except that it was stuffed full of furniture and other very nice and expensive personal items. There were rows and rows of beautiful antiqued armoires of french design stacked on top of each other all the way to the ceiling. I was in the little house, I don’t know why exactly but I was in the little house, I had come to visit or check on something for some reason. I felt I had had no choice in this. The little house was occupied by two very rude and disrespectful people. However, the man was much more in control and had more power than the woman had.

As I looked around the little house I could see all sorts of furniture and belongings brimming forth from it. It had much more than it could contain. I knew that all this beautiful stuff belonged to me and my ex-husband, including the little house. I was upset, even though I did not live with him anymore I called him and wanted to know why he was not using this beautiful furniture. Some of it was very expensive, antiqued, and gorgeous. There were other things too, boxes of Christmas ornaments, nice coats, and other personal belongings. I wanted to know why he was not using these things, and why he was just leaving them in this little house for this man and woman to use, abuse, and trash. I could not understand his lack or regard for these possessions or his disdain. I was also concerned for our children, for I felt these people were misusing what should rightfully one day belong to our children.

And this man and woman were abusing these personal belongings, that is what had made me really upset. They were throwing some of them into the garbage or outside. And other possessions they were just mistreating or going through and taking for their own use. The man was very rude to me, and told me to leave even though I owned the little house too, along with my ex-husband. He and this woman pushed me around, and when I told them to stop abusing the personal belongings in the house that did not belong to them, they just ignored me and the man told me to get out.

I saw the man and woman take a big box of Christmas ornaments outside and throw them in a mud puddle. They were just totally mishandling and mistreating the contents of the big box. When I spoke to my ex-husband he just said the did not need or want those things, so he did not care.

I called the police and even though I was part owner the house and the belongings, they would do nothing for me. They even told me I had to leave too. I could not understand. I was very upset to see these people use, abuse, and trash our fine belongings, and I was very upset to be told to leave my own house. But I did because I realized I had no control and no choice. It made me feel very sick, upset and traumatized.

JANE À PARIS

Copyright ©2008 JANE À PARIS

BIG HOUSE, LITTLE HOUSE

JaneAParis

Joined February 2008

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Dreams I believe are very powerful. They usually reflect events in your life; past, present, or future. I believe this dream represents the lack of control I have had over my life’s events, relationships, and my health due to political abuse and people who insist that I have no rights or power forever. And who also insist that it is alright to abuse me forever. Beautiful belongings mean nothing if there is no place for them that is safe or wanted. If there is no security in life, then it does not matter if the house is big or small, in fact being homeless becomes attractive, because you no longer have to deal with being unwanted or disrespected in regard to a relationship. And to a certain extent you no longer have to deal with having no control, choice, or power.

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