So you dreamed of a dead cat and now you're laced with worry, stressing about the possible meaning of your dream. You're trembling. Your inner sanctuary is in shambles. You wonder, what could this mean?
To understand the cat dream you just had, you need to look at the dream from a unique perspective and ask yourself some fundamental questions.
What does a cat mean to you? Do you like cats at all? Or are you simply indifferent to them? What feeling goes through you whenever you see a cat? Do you automatically feel instant attraction?
The significance of a cat to you will help identify precisely what your dream means.
Let me give you an example of a cat dream I had.
I dreamed a dream overnight sometime in November of 2009. In my dream, I was in the backyard of a house. Evening time was at hand. I found myself swimming with a cat in the lake that was behind the house. Whose house this was, I do not know. But I swam in the lake with the cat right beside me.
Being human, I can obviously swim a lot faster than a cat ever can. So I swam at my regular pace but before long, there had been somewhat of a distance created between myself and this cat. I did not notice this immediately. When I looked back to check up on the cat, the cat had sunk to the bottom of the lake.
I hurried back to where the cat was and when I arrived there, the cat was at the bottom of the lake with its eyes wide open as if in horror. It was not struggling like one would expect a drowned cat to, it just laid there frozen with its eyes staring back at me. I looked down at this cat and wondered if I should dive to the bottom of the lake to pull it out.
But I as pondered on this, I thought to myself, why even bother? I'm not a cat person at all. I have no attraction towards them. I consider them creepy creatures. They're lazy and care only about themselves, unlike dogs. I'm more of a dog person. But in this dream, I was dreaming of a cat, an animal that I just did not care for.
After a few moments of reflection, I decided to leave the cat down at the bottom of the lake, then I swam out. However, upon getting out of the lake, I could not walk away from it. I became immersed with doubt. I stood there on the side of the lake wrapped in thought. I still could not stop thinking about the cat. I wondered if leaving it alone was the right decision. Should I go back for it and perform CPR? How ridiculous would that be? Do I even know how to perform CPR on an animal?
It was while I was contemplating my next move that I sprung awake from my dream.
When I woke up from this dream, I was rather confused. I woke up with a steady heartbeat, unlike other times when I had had dreams that predicted ominous events. I was curious as to what this particular dream could mean. I was baffled by it but was not worried.
A few weeks after the dream, my girlfriend and I broke up abruptly. Now, this was an emotionally tumultuous period in my life. I loved the girl quite dearly, but deep in my heart, I always kind of knew she was not the type of woman a man like myself should take seriously.
The breakup was devastating nevertheless. The emotional pain I felt was tremendously horrendous. My soul was troubled. I wrestled with many undignified schemes of some form of reconciliation and while I implemented some of them, none of them brought me closer to my hearts desire. With hands heavy from tears, I reached out hoping for a better tomorrow but it never came, at least not fast as I wanted it to.
As time passed, however, a stark realization began to dawn on me. I knew I was better off without this girl because of certain questionable characteristics she had that I had tried sweeping under the rug. She loved partying too much, never liked staying in the house, got bored rather easily, was always on the go, cared only about herself (classic trait of a cat), was very combative and did not seem to understand that tiffs between couples should be short-lived. Before the breakup, I ignored all these glaring signs for reasons that I'm sure some of you can imagine. I was emotionally attached.
A few months after the breakup. We got back together. But like water and oil, we separated again shortly there after. I loved the girl, this I will not deny. However, her behavioral characteristics were simply not conducive to a harmonious relationship. Thus, in the interest of my happiness, as opposed to the relentless downpour of poignant melancholic feelings I'd been battling with, I opted to leave her alone … for good!
It was painful, and I doubted the decision, but I knew it was for the greater good. Even if she were to beg me to take her back, I might entertain the idea, but I would eventually renege on advancing her to be a permanent companion. Contrary to popular belief, I know people do not change. They may alter certain characteristics of themselves, but their overall personality, moral values, beliefs will remain the same.
Now, let us look at the symbols of this dream.
Lake = The lake in this dream is the relationship between myself and my ex.
Swimming = The act of swimming in this lake denotes the attempts of her and I to be in a relationship together.
Capability = The fact that I swam faster than her to the point where she was left behind meant that in this relationship, I had more to give than she did. She did not have it in her to be the same caring, considerate, selfless person that I am.
In other words, in the relationship lake we were in, I swam and went further than the cat because, as with the real life relationship which the dream was an allegory of, I was the more powerful one. I was the one with the ability to do more.
In the dream, I swam with a purpose. Although I did not have a destination in mind, I swam as if I did. She did not, so she gave up when she could not keep up with my dedication to the relationship.
See, if you have a dream about a dead cat, stop thinking dream dictionaries can help you. As you can see from the above situation, a prophetic dream is always unique to the individual who had it. Always remember that. What significance does a cat hold to you? Answer that question, and you'll unlock the mystery of your dream!