I found myself sitting on a picnic bench overlooking a placid lake that could be in the Gatineau in Quebec. Suddenly I saw a small fish on the ground beside me. It was almost dead and weakly flopped on the ground. I took it and put it back in the lake. In a short while the fish jumped out of the water and came over to me, floating in the air. It was now very big, about 1 metre in length and it ate some food I offered from my hand. I was so delighted, happy and overjoyed that the fish was well and came to me.
I had a sickly goldfish in my hand and was looking for a pond to place it in. It took a long time. Finally in a mall, an oriental man had a pool that I put the fish in (its eyes were ringed and sunken). I wondered if it would live.
Then, I have a second hand (repaired) car and I look for a place to park it–going to a household was not to be. I was directed to a waste recycling place; they directed me to a place near Avenue Road, Toronto. The building there had a drama school for children. I looked in and saw the activities. The receptionist, an older woman who was familiar with suffering, talked to me about the school.
Comment: In these two dreams we can see the difference between a more collective dream and a strictly personal one.
The dream of October 2015 shows the dreamer with a problematic situation in hand, with some kind of positive ending. The second half of the dream shows the reasons for the illness of the fish. It relates to a home situation, something that has been gone through a few times and something that involves emotional re-enactment in order to learn from it. It shows possibility for some growth through learning for the individual.
The dream of 35 years ago takes place outside in a relatively pristine natural environment. One creature is failing; one action by the dreamer to put the creature back into its natural, true context results in a supernatural phenomenon that is positive and rewarding. The size of the fish and its ‘super’ power of flight gives a sense of a spiritual energy that was reactivated by a human's care. Although it does not seem to be a personal energy, the fish energy does relate to the one human in the dream. This dream could be a picture of possibility for the world when human attention is directed to the ‘soul’ aspect of life. It is a personal dream with elements of collective concern.