I had a dream on 7/7/11, I was in a place that looked like a root cellar or a dug out basement room with a large hearth on one wall. I was there with about four friends and we were spending the night there in sleeping bags on the floor adjacent to the hearth. We were all sleeping soundly when, all of a sudden, I awakened to see a glowing white ghost of a little old man standing in front of the hearth. His eyes were blacked out and his right leg was twisted to the side. He was very frail, wearing a toga and leaning on a large walking stick. Startled and afraid, I jumped up and quickly backed away from the hearth. I noticed that he was trying to communicate with me by reaching his hand out toward me. Terrified, I yelled to wake up my friends, but they didn’t respond. Again, I screamed at them, pulled at their sleeping bags and shook them, but got no response. I quickly stepped back from my sleeping friends and looked very closely at the ghost, who was again reaching out toward me and trying to speak, but I couldn’t hear his voice. Frozen with fear, I stared at his blacked out eyes, twisted leg and bony arm reaching out to me. Suddenly, the ghost turned and began to limp away on his walking stick. The dream ended.
Dreaming that you are in a basement, symbolizes your unconscious mind and intuition. The appearance of the basement is an indication of your unconscious state of mind and level of satisfaction. Dreaming that the basement is in disarray and messy means some confusion in which you need to sort out. It may also represent your perceived faults and shortcomings. Seeing the hearth in your dream means nurturing and family values. Seeing your friends in your dream means aspects of your personality that you have rejected, but are ready to integrate these rejected parts of yourself. The relationships you have with those around you are important in learning about yourself. Additionally, this symbol foretells of happy tidings from them and the arrival of good news. Seeing a sleeping bag in your dream, represents warmth and protection. You are expressing a desire to slowly explore the realm of your unconscious. Seeing the floor in your dream, represents your support. It may also represent the division between the unconscious and conscious. Seeing a polished, wooden floor in your dream indicates that you are fully aware of your unconscious and keeping it suppressed. Seeing a slanted floor in your dream, foretells that you are deviating too far from your original plans and goals. In general, ghosts symbolize aspects of yourself that you fear. This may involve a painful memory, guilt, or some repressed thoughts. You may be afraid of death and dying. Alternatively, ghosts are representative of something that is no longer obtainable or within reach. It indicates a feeling of disconnection from life and society. This dream may be a calling for you to move on and abandon your outdated modes of thinking and behavior. Dreaming that you reach out to touch a ghost, but it disappears indicates that you are taking steps to acknowledging some painful or repressed thoughts even though you are not ready to fully confront them. Seeing a glow in your dream, symbolizes enlightenment and that a new light has been shed on your situation. You have gained a fresh perspective and reached a welcomed understanding. Dreaming that you are screaming, symbolizes anger and fear. It is an expression of your powerful emotions which you have kept pent-up inside. If you try to scream, but no sound comes out, then is suggests that you need to immediately confront some situation. Perhaps you are unable to pinpoint your fears or feelings. Seeing someone else’s legs in your dream, represents your admiration for that person. You need to adopt some of the ways that this person does things. Dreaming that your legs are wounded or crippled means a lack of balance, autonomy, or independence in your life. You may be unable or unwilling to stand up for yourself. Perhaps you are lacking courage and refuse to make a stand. Dreaming that one of your legs is shorter than the other, suggests that there is some imbalance in some aspect of your life. You are placing more emphasis and weight on one thing, while ignoring other important aspects that need attention as well. Dreaming that someone is lame means failure in realizing your hopes and desires and much disappointments. As to yourself, determine who or what is holding you back. Seeing or using a cane in your dream, suggests that you are in need of some support and advice. The cane may also represent someone you trust and can rely on. Seeing a walking stick in your dream indicates that you are jumping commitments too quickly and will suffer as a result.