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The two most essential aspects of the ocean, notes Cirlot, is its ceaseless movement and the formlessness of its waters. “It is a symbol, therefore, of dynamic forces and of transitional states between the stable (solids) and the formless (air or gas). The ocean as a whole, as opposed to the concept of the drop of water, is a symbol of universal life as opposed to the particular. It is regarded traditionally as the source of the generation of all life. Symbolism.Org: Symbolism of Place: 2. Natural Places
Oceans, like deserts, have a certain boundary symbolism in stories in that they are places to be crossed rather than places to be inhabited. They serve as barriers between the continents and the nations of the world. Two of western literature’s oldest stories The Illiad and the Aneid are stories about crossing oceans. Symbolism.Org: Symbolism of Place: 2. Natural Places
To see water in your dream, symbolizes your unconscious and your emotional state of mind. Water is the living essence of the psyche and the flow of life energy. It is also symbolic of spirituality, knowledge, healing and refreshment. To see calm, clear water in your dream, signifies that you are in tune with your spirituality. It denotes serenity, peace of mind, and rejuvenation. To see muddy or dirty water in your dream, indicates that you are wallowing in your negative emotions. You may need to devote some time to clarify your mind and find internal peace. Alternatively, it suggests that your thinking/judgment is unclear and clouded. If you are immersed in muddy water, then it indicates that you are in over your head in a situation and are overwhelmed by your emotions. To dream that water is rising up in your house, signifies your struggles and overwhelming emotions. To hear running water in your dream, denotes meditation, reflection and pondering of your thoughts and emotions. To dream that you are walking on water, suggests that you have supreme and ultimate control over your emotions. It may also suggest that you need to ’stay on top’ of your emotions and not let them explode out of hand. Alternatively, it is symbolic of faith in you. Meaning of Dreams about Water - Dreaming Interpretation Dictionary | Global Oneness
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