Adventures in Dreamland – Big Cats
Well, I’m usually carrying a cat through my dream, but this time, in two different dreams, I had someone bring me a cat… a really BIG cat. The first one was about the size of a miniature horse or bigger, maybe the size of a lynx. The second one was a bit smaller, but perhaps about 35 pounds and it was floating through the air looking very happy. The second cat was marked like a large (very large) tabby or the Scottish wildcat shown above.
There is a slight connection to the wildcat as I spent at least one lifetime in Moray, Scotland, the wife of a prominent knight and landowner. Wildcats are still found, albeit with some difficulty, in the woods of Moray and other nearby counties.
So, with all these cats making an appearance in my dreamland, I had to look up the meaning of cat symbolism:
According to Avia, http://www.whats-your-sign.com/cat-animal-symbolism.html, cats in dreams represent feminine power, esoteric knowledge and spiritual guardianship. She goes on to say:
“Cats themselves are quite resourceful and tend to give us messages of change, flexibility of adaptability. Often, when a cat makes an uncommon appearance in our lives it is a message for us to shake up our habitual routines and make some fresh changes in our lives, as well as be more flexible in our thinking.
Cats can also be quite aloof, and this too is often a message for us to distance ourselves from people or situations. Sometimes the best cure for a problem is to step away from it – the cat inherently realizes this, and we would be wise to recognize this need as well.
Sometimes displaying very strange behavior and antics, you can never really pin a cat down. Simply put, the cat animal symbolism is synonymous with creativity and psychic power because of its sometimes unorthodox & “mysterious” behavior. This is also reflected in the Tarot, as we see the cat in the Queen of Wands card.
The good news is, this mystery is a message to us that we have the power over illusion. Cat animal symbolism reminds us to not fall prey to false beliefs, to not be a fool out of ignorance and derive understanding from our own internal wisdom. The cat beckons us to realize that when we turn within to our own hearts, minds and souls, and trust in ourselves we will always be shown the truth of matters.”
Interesting. My cats do act as guardians of my domestic habitation. And periodically one of my cats will even lie upon my lap when I’m meditating. I always refer to cats as little buddhas due to the calm with which they look upon the world… unless they are being chased by a big dog or a noisy vacuum.
Cats have also been known to embody female power, which may be one reason cats were regarded by the Church as being evil… until the Black Plague showed a use for cats in keeping down the rat population who carried the fleas who carried the plague.
The independence of cats and people can prove exasperating to those who desire to keep control, so in order to free yourself from old habits and old limitations, use your cat / feminine energy to become unpredictable and mysterious. You’ll constantly find the world a much more delightful place filled with possibilities and dreams.
It is also rumored that cats can see into other worlds. So can we, if we but let go of expectations and expand our heart minds to incorporate all that is seen and unseen.
Apparently the Sirians have cats on some of their isles (planets). I wonder what they look like…
I’m on vacation this week. May write a bit when motivated and inspired to do so. I’ve been cleaning up the yard, garage and closets, going on walks, drawing pictures and editing my photo collection. I’m basically doing those things I haven’t been able to get to during the course of a work week.
When we finally are able to work at something that inspires us instead of just having to make a living in order to survive, the world will be quite a different place.