Although there are many theories about dreams, dreams remain a mostly unsolved mystery of sleep. Dwight Hamsley’s use of diverse watercolor makes me believe that they are the “al di là” ~ the above and beyond~ of the mind where all of our feelings and images are transported when we are no longer awake. Accentuating these lovely colors with butterflies, which in themselves are also a metamorphosis of life, a change of everything old, can only be a favorable sign.
I’ve read many things about butterflies in dreams. Most of them are signs of joy such as seeing a butterfly sitting among flowers. That means your relationship will develop well, overcome by love and good fortune, and your general well-being will increase. If you see a colored butterfly, especially if you catch it, it means that you will meet your love. Especially for young people if you see a butterfly flitting from one flower to another, this is a sign of love and marriage in the future. If a butterfly breaks the cocoon and gets outside in your dream, it can only be interpreted as having all troubles and difficulties left behind. For me, this is Dwight Hamsley’s definition. There is too much beauty and promise in his watercolor to be anything else but positive. Don’t you agree?
Sigmund Freud thought of dreams as “wish fulfillment” which could reveal much about a person’s mind. Others differ from Freud’s theory thinking that we deal with things in our sleep that we’d rather forget about while we’re awake.
Unfortunately some of the depictions of butterflies in dreams are not so positive. For instance, if you catch a white butterfly in your dream, it is said that you will break a promise to someone. Likewise, if you killed or crushed a butterfly in your dream, your life will be full of troubles. If you injure a butterfly, you may be betrayed in an amorous relationship. If a white butterfly flew into the room and sat down on someone, it could signify illness for that person.
For a young woman, this same occurrence means that her wishes may not come true.
I prefer to dream the way I am sure that THASC artist Dwight Hamsley does in his watercolor. To dream of a butterfly is a beautiful sign of joy, promise and beauty. Such a creature can only be elegant and make us smile. I can’t imagine it any other way.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with positive butterfly dreams.
See you next Tuesday.