Dream: Eyes


“Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.”
~Miguel de Cervantes

I am not exactly sure what I ate yesterday but it is extremely rare that I go deep enough into sleep to dream. It takes time for the body to relax enough to get into the deep REM sleep in which dreaming occurs. I am usually up shaking my nerve pinched arms or legs long before getting there. Last night I had a dream.More significantly, I remember it. Or at least some of it.

I have a ulcer or blister on my right eye. I have had it for some time and it is located just even with the tear duct on the white of the eye ball. I do not know how or what caused it, I just noticed it one day. In my dream I rubbed the corner of my eye and the ulcer burst whereby causing my eye to leak its fluid and bleed and the socket became swollen leaving a hole the size of a tennis ball and my eye the size of a marble. I happened to be on a military installation at the time and so I headed to sick call. After waiting what seemed like forever I saw a nurse, and she explained that they would be sewing my eye shut permanently, and I would have to visit another installation (a surgical installation) for that procedure, she would get me on the bus right away. I road on a 1950’s type bus, red and orange with black seats to the other facility. The ride seemed like about a hour. The driver was a army guy, young, whose driving skills left much to be desired, but we got there.

Upon arrival the building was brick, about 4 stories that I remember. The waiting room reminded me of a sanatorium day room, lots of seats and windows. Once into the surgical suite my eye was sewn shut. The concern was that because of the dermatological lupus I have under the eye (that I do really have for real) that it would either spread to the socket, or that the stitches would not hold. After leaving and looking for the bus I realized that I could still see through the gauze pad on my eye.

According to dreammoods.com (2015):

“To see your own eyes in your dream represent enlightenment, knowledge, comprehension, understanding, and intellectual awareness. Subconscious thoughts may be coming onto the surface. The left eye is symbolic of the moon, while the right eye represents the sun. It may also be a pun on “I” or the self. If you dream that your eyes have turned inside your head and you can now see the inside of your head, then it symbolizes insight and something that you need to be aware of. This dream may be literally telling you that you need to look within yourself. Trust your intuition and instincts.”

“To dream that you have something in your eye represents obstacles in your path. Alternatively, it may represent your critical view and how you tend to see faults in others.”

“To dream that you have one eye indicates your refusal to accept another viewpoint. It suggests that you are one-sided in your ways of thinking.”

“To dream that your eyes are injured or closed suggests your refusal to see the truth about something or the avoidance of intimacy. You may be expressing feelings of hurt, pain or sympathy.”

“To dream that your eyes are bleeding symbolizes the sacrifices your have made and the difficulties you have endured. Alternatively, the dream signifies some very deep pain or internal conflict within your soul. Although you may not feel any physical pain, you are hurting inside. Perhaps you have been hiding the pain for so long that you forgot what pain feels like. There is some unrest or uneasiness within which needs to be addressed and resolved immediately.”

“To dream that your eyesight is blurred or impaired represents difficulties and/or errors in your judgment. You are experiencing uncertainty in the choices that you are making.”

“To dream that you are traveling in a car filled with people signifies new friends and exciting adventures.”

“To dream that you are seeing the doctor indicates your need for emotional and spiritual healing. The dream could also highlight medical concerns. Perhaps it is  time to go and get a physical check up.” 

“To see a nurse in your dream means that you need to take time out in order to heal, mentally, physically and spiritually.”

To dream that you have stitches represent your responsibility in keeping and holding a situation or relationship together. You fear that this situation or relationship is falling apart and it is up to you to mend it. Consider also the symbolism of where the stitches are on the body for additional significance. “

So what does all that mean? I guess it’s all up to the person interpreting it.


Dream Moods (2015). Dream Dictionary. http://www.dreammoods.com/dreamdictionary/e2.htm

Musings from the marsh (2012). The Eyes Have It… Photo and quote. http://musingsfrommarsh.blogspot.com/2012/01/eyes-have-it.html


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