Dream Interpretation: Water in face, dog barking

My husband dreamed last night that someone’s hands were cupped and putting water in his face. He kept telling them when they’d put the water in his face to let him breathe but they kept doing it. What would this mean? Then he said he thought he heard our dog bark 3 times and it felt like someone was trying to pull on his leg. He thought someone was in the house ; he heard footsteps. But it was all in his sleep/dream.   – Melissa

Something or someone is getting in his face, making him feel choked with emotion and intruded upon. Water symbolizes your emotions and emotional state. Emotional issues are being shoved in his face, and there is an attempt to choke him. Some highly charged feelings – anger, fear, anxiety – are attacking him, threatening to drown him. Ask him if there is anything in his life right now making him feel attacked or trapped, unable to catch his breath. Three warnings of danger have been given already (the dog barking three times). Also someone may be trying to deceive him or trick him. Think of the old expression, “You’re pulling my leg!” meaning you’re trying to trick me, or you’re kidding me. Who or what is trying to get away with something at his expense? He fears they are getting close, are already “in the house” in his personal space. (Thus hearing their footsteps). Ask him what real life issue or situation might be putting him on the defensive. If he is upset by this dream, give him this exercise: cup some water in his hands and drink it right before bed while saying, I drink of the water of life, the living water. This will instruct his subconscious mind to stop scaring him with these vague unsettling messages, and just clearly give him the warning he needs!

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Katia is a consecrated independent sacramental bishop. She directs the online Esoteric Mystery School and Interfaith Theological Seminary. Check it out at NorthernWay.org.

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