Another Dream which happened about 10 days ago
I was outside of a sanctuary of some sort where smoke from incense was billowing. (A tent, like The Tabernacle.) It was a strong smell at first, then faded to nothing as I went deeper into the smoke. Just outside the open door was a bar where everyone was trying to get a whiff of the smoke. They said if you don’t smell it, then you don’t have any sins to wash away. It was interesting in that I was on the outside and there was no smell. (Well, I do admit to smelling incense at first, before I approached the entrance.)
After writing that dream out, the following popped into mind:
Where am I? What am I? Who am I? Why am I? (Instinct, Intellect, Intuition, Intention – respectively.)
I pulled some of the dream idioms from dreammoods.com and pasted them below. (As many already know, I like to start with that website and see what resonates.) There is no entry for Tabernacle, so I put in Temple and Tent. The part about secondhand smoke resonated with the fact that I smelled the incense at first, but when I approached it, there was no smell. The Bar Pun resonated with me too, in the fact that I was not allowed in the Tabernacle. Anyway, it is what it is… I have no helpful interpretation for myself at this time.
To dream that you are burning incense indicates spiritual learning. It represents a high level of awareness.
To see smoke in your dream indicates some sort of trouble that is entering your life. You are suffering from confusion and anxiety. In particular, if the smoke is black, then it means that you are not seeing some situation or problem clearly. If you dream of white smoke, then it implies that your emotions are clouding your judgment. Alternatively, white smoke symbolizes an agreement or consensus. To breathe or see secondhand smoke in your dream suggests that your ignorance in some matter is doing your harm.
To see a temple in your dream represents inspiration, spiritual thinking, meditation and growth. It is also symbolic of your physical body and the attention you give it. Perhaps you need to pamper yourself. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you are looking for a place of refuge and a place to keep things that are dear to you.
To dream that you are in a tent indicates that you need a temporary change to your daily routine. You need to take time off and get away from the daily grind. Alternatively, the dream may mean instability and insecurity in your current situation. You do not want to settle down. Dreaming that you are in a tent, may be a pun on your “in-tent” or intentions.
To dream that you are at a public bar signifies 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 acceptance in some aspect of your daily life. The dream may also be a pun on being “barred” from some place or something. You are feeling excluded or held back by circumstances beyond your control.