I had a dream the morning of 9.19.11. The dream was pretty long, but I don’t vividly remember all of it. The dream started with me and a group of other people inside of a large store front retail space in a downtown location. This group of people were friends, business partners and employees. The only person I recognized was an old high school best friend of mine. During high school we were best friends and hanging buddies. NOTE: We began coordinating small fashion shows during high school, we were both into fashion and she had an extraordinary sense of style. We continued putting on fashion shows at various venues around Detroit until we were in our early twenties. This old friend seemed to be my business partner and we’d just purchased a store front location to set up a fashion boutique.
The main room of the store appeared to be rather old, run down and a bit dirty. There were old decorations and sales signs still on the walls and I began pulling stuff off of the walls directing my employees to finish the task. There were no retail fixtures in the space, it was just a very large empty room. The outside of the store had a very large and long elevated display window with four mannequins (one asian, one black and two white) and some old decorations in it.
At one point, I was showing the store to a group of people, including a man (an investor) on whom I’d placed my right arm around. I led them around the space speaking about the interior architecture and other details. I proudly pointed out the arched barrel ceiling with accent lighting, the dramatic double-door entrance and beautiful wood floors. I also explained how I planned to paint the walls and design the space. I seemed to very excited and happy, always smiling and expressive throughout the dream. We walked through the whole building including a lighted and busy fashion design workroom, business offices and storage areas.
As we approached the front door, a couple of women came in asking about the mannequins in the display window. They were the previous owners, I inquired with one of my employees about the situation, she said that she was asked to prepare the mannequins for pick up. I told her to get to work and I then left with the group of people. We went to a restaurant and sat at a large bar with a big flat screen television showing a home improvement episode. I pointed out that the style of paint in the tv show was what I’d envisioned for the new store interior. We laughed, talked, ordered dinner and enjoyed the evening. The dream ended.
Seeing a group in your dream, refers to the merging of various aspects of your character and personality. Dreaming that you are in a room, represents a particular aspect of yourself or a particular relationship. Dreams about various rooms often relate to hidden areas of the conscious mind and different aspects of your personality. Dreaming that you find or discover new rooms, suggests that you are developing new strengths and taking on new roles. You may be growing emotionally. Seeing an appealing or comfortable room in your dream means opulence and satisfaction in life. Seeing a dark, eerie or confining room indicates that you feel trapped or repressed in a situation. Regarding dreaming of a store: Dreaming of grocery or convenience store, suggests that you are emotionally and mentally strained. Alternatively, you may be brainstorming for new ideas or looking for the various choices out there for you. Seeing your friends in your dream means aspects of your personality that you have rejected, but are ready to integrate these rejected part 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 your childhood friend in your dream means regression into your past where you had no responsibilities and things were much simpler and carefree. You may be wanting to escape the pressures and stresses of adulthood. Consider the relationship you had with this friend and the lessons that were learned. Alternatively, the childhood friend may be suggesting that you have been acting in a childish manner and you need to start acting like an adult. Dreaming that your best friend is dying, suggests that some aspect or quality that your best friend possess is dying within your own self. Seeing a partner in your dream, suggests that you need to seek the help of others in order to accomplish mutual goals. Seeing something old in your dream, suggests that there is something in your life that you need to replace or get rid of. Dreaming that you or something is dirty, represents your anxieties and feelings toward sex. The dream stems from low self-esteem and feelings of being unworthy. You need to purify your mind, heart and body. Seeing windows in your dream means bright hopes, vast possibilities and insight. Dreaming that you are looking out the window means your outlook on life, your consciousness, point of view, awareness, and intuition. You may be reflecting on a decision and seeking guidance. If you are looking in the window, then it indicates that you are doing some soul-searching and looking within yourself. Seeing shut windows in your dream means desertion and abandonment. Seeing shattered and broken windows indicates misery and disloyalty. Seeing a tinted window in your dream, represents you need for privacy and your ways of getting it. You are keeping aspects of yourself hidden or that you want to remain ambiguous. Seeing a mannequin in your dream, represents an extension of your own self that you are projecting. You may feel that you are not playing an active enough role in some situation. Consider how the mannequin is dressed for clues as to what you may wish to act out, but have not done so. Dreaming that you are walking with ease, represents the way you are moving through life and progress toward your goals. Consider your destination. Dreaming that you have difficulties walking indicates that you are reluctant and hesitant in proceeding forward in some situation. You may also be trying to distance yourself from certain life experiences. The difficulty in walking is a reflection of your current situation and the obstacles that you are experiencing. Dreaming that you are walking at night means discontent and struggle for contentment. Seeing a ceiling in your dream, represents a mental or spiritual perspective. Seeing light in your dream indicates a clear mind, plain understanding, and insight. Light has been shed on a once cloudy situation or problem. You have found the truth to a situation or an answer to a problem. Seeing a bright light in your dream indicates that you need to move toward a higher level of awareness and feeling. Bright light dreams are sometimes common for those who are near death. Dreaming of wood, suggests that you are feeling dead inside and emotionless. You may be behaving automatically and just going along with the flow. Or you may be acting out without fully thinking things through. Dreaming that you are carving or shaping a piece of wood indicates a power-giving, creative act/gesture. Alternatively, the wood may also symbolize spirituality and vital energy. Dreaming that you are entering through a door means new opportunities that will be presented before you. You are entering into a new stage in your life and moving from one level of consciousness to another. In particular, a door that opens to the outside means your need to be more accessible to others, whereas a door that opens into the inside indicates your desire for inner exploration and self-discovery. Seeing opened doors in your dream, symbolizes your receptiveness and willingness to accept new ideas/concepts. In particular, to see a light behind it suggests that you are moving toward greater enlightenment/spirituality. Dreaming that the doors are locked means opportunities that are denied and not available to you or that you have missed out on. In particular, if you are outside the locked door, then it suggests that you are having some anti-social tendencies. If you are inside the locked door, then it represents harsh lessons that need to be learned. Dreaming that you are locking doors, suggests that you are closing yourself off from others. You are hesitant in letting others in and revealing your feelings. It is indicative of some fear and low self-worth. Seeing revolving doors in your dream, suggests that you are literally moving in circles and going nowhere. You may feel that your opportunities and choices lead to a dead-end. Seeing a wall in your dream means limitations. obstacles and boundaries. There is a barrier obstructing your progress. You may have been accustomed to your old habits and way of thinking. Dreaming that you jump over a wall, suggests that you will overcome tough obstacles and succeed. Dreaming that you demolish or break down a wall indicates that you are breaking through obstacles and overcoming your limitations. If you see a wall crumble, then it suggests that you have easily risen above your problems and overcame your barriers. Dreaming that you are building a wall, represents a bad relationship or some childhood trauma. It also suggest that you have accepted your limitations. Dreaming that you are hiding behind a wall, suggests that you ashamed in acknowledging your connections. Dreaming that you are being thrown or shot through a wall, literally means that you need to breakdown those walls that you have put up around you. You need to venture out and explore. Dreaming that you are happy, may be a compensatory dream and is often a dream of the contrary. You may be trying to compensate for the sadness or stress in your waking life. Seeing a woman in your dream, represents nurturance, passivity, caring nature, and love. It refers to your own female aspects or may also represent your mother. Alternatively, it may indicate temptation and guilt. If you know the woman, then it may symbolize the concerns and feelings you have about her. Seeing an old woman in your dream indicates aging and growing old. Seeing a group of women talking in your dream, refers to some gossip. Seeing a pregnant women in your dream, symbolizes abundant wealth. Dreaming that you are in a restaurant, suggests that you are feeling overwhelmed by decisions/choices that you need to make in your life. Alternatively, it indicates that you are seeking for emotional nourishment outside of your social support system. Dreaming that you are at a bar means your desire to escape from the stresses of your daily life and retreat into a light-hearted environment where pleasure abounds. Alternatively, you are seeking for acceptance in some aspect of your daily life. Dreaming that you are watching television, represents your brain, mind and its flowing thoughts. It shows how you are receiving, integrating, and expressing your ideas/thoughts. The programs you dream of watching is an objective view of the things that are in your mind. Dreaming that you are eating with others indicates prosperous undertakings, personal gain, and joyous spirits. Dreaming that evening has arrived indicates the end of a cycle, aging or death. It may also be symbolic of unrealized hopes.
Dream Interpretation Source: Dream Dictionary