You're running in a thick forest, drenched in your pajamas, while the sound of dogs barking in the distance fill the air. There is no one else in sight and the panic begins to build. So does the fear. As you begin to break into a run, you realize that your legs are glued to the ground. Then you start sinking into the quicksand. You turn your head to the right and suddenly you're face-to-face with Barney, the bright purple dinosaur who begins to sing and rhyme as you sink lower and lower into the ground.
In a flash, Barney twirls around and changes into a fireman costume. Loud rings fill the air and--
Your eyes flutter open and you sit up in your bed, drenched in sweat. The sun is shining brightly now and you realize and reassure yourself that it was all a dream, albeit a very weird and strange one. Plus you were never a fan of Barney ever since you were a kid so that was extra creepy.
But what did the dream mean? You don't have time to look it up on the dream dictionaries on the internet because you have to get ready for school (or for work) but you can look up some factors of your dream in the iDreams app for your iPhone or iPod Touch.
iDreams is easy to use as it is handy. To decode some of the elements in your dream, you can either search for a specific keyword or browse the different objects in an alphabetical list. You can also while away some time by reading up on some of the most popular objects that people encounter while they're in a deep slumber.
So let's do a search of some of the elements from our Barney-quicksand dream. Searching for some of the keywords, here's what iDreams told us:
- Chase - To dream that you are being chased signifies that you are avoiding a situation that you do not think is conquerable.
- Bark - To hear barking suggests that you are annoying those around you with grumpiness and fussiness.
- Quicksand - To dream that you are sinking in quicksand indicates feelings of insecurity.
I tried searching for "Barney" and for "fireman" but they didn't turn up. So there you have it: a quick analysis of the weird dream from the night before.
I think the app is a fun one to have but it could definitely be better if its developers filled it up with more entries because something as basic as "fireman" isn't even in there. That aside, there's nothing else negative that I can say about iDreams because it can do what it says it does: unravel the mystery behind your dreams.
Plus it's available in the iTunes App Store for free, so really, not much complaint on my end here. You can start decoding your own dreams by downloading the app for your iPhone or iPod Touch here: iTunes App Store.
FYI: The dream I recounted above was the one that I dreamt of yesterday. As for the accuracy of the meanings of the components from it, well, I don't really have much to say. It's not spot on but maybe they're things I feel beneath the surface? Regardless of that, it was still one heck of a creepy dream to dream.