|My Platypus Dream  |
One night a few years ago I had a dream that to this day is one of the most realistic dreams I have ever had.
I was standing by a muddy embankment, holding what I immediately knew to be my sentient platypus. He was intelligent, omniscient, telepathic, and empathic. I learned this by holding him out and allowing his claw to touch things, which would invariably change them for the better. Working together like this, we could make things float, spread tolerance and good will, and generally improve the world.
I have no idea what the dream meant. If you think you know, email me at
See below for some of the similar reports and interpretations I've received.
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ving nothing, i found that ALLEGEDLY the platypus
symbolized repressed fears and emotions... so we can concur that if you are
present in the dream - your attitude toward the platypus must represent your
feelings toward said emotions....SO - the little girl in my dream could be
either A). myself (read: childhood fears of abandonment - knock yourself out
freudians) or 2). fears about parenthood and being able to produce
viable/self-serving offspring....SO - short story long apparently - perhaps
your platypus represented your feelings about the world's "goodness" as you
say and your fears that - although you may doing your best to "spread
tolerance and good will" - this world will remain fundamentally f*#ked up
in the hands of those who control it.
Heyo...pretty cosmic dream you had. Something cosmic happened to me this morning. A friend was over this morning, and requested I play my MP3 of a funny parody song called "What if God Smoked Cannabis?". I played it, and there's a line in the song that goes...Do you think God had a buzz when He made the platypus?
...then, it hit me out of the blue, that about an hour before, while asleep, I dreamt that a young little platypus had crawled up on my couch/bed, under a warm light, and pulled some little blankets over itself to get cozy. I didn't recognize it at first, and wondered if it had teeth. Almost obligingly, it opened its little duckish mouth and showed me that it was no danger, in fact was so young and soft that it hadn't been weaned yet. A sweet little thing....
Anyway, I'm on wi-fi at a cafe on Whidbey Island, Washington, and they're closing...gotta go.
Hi Chris, Last night my husband had a dream that we were walking with some other people along the bank of a narrow creek about to cross and we all see something on the opposite bank. Everyone is frightened. My husband realizes it is a platypus, tells everyone, and tells them not to be afraid. Everyone continues walking.
Then we see a snake under the water. At first everyone tries to go past it without
disturbing the snake, but my husband tries to kill it.
As he was battling the snake, he woke up.
It's interesting that most of the other people "met"
the platypus in the woods.
Just had a dream of a platypus snuggling up to me on a hiking trail in the pocionos (Pa). Hiking with family on sunny day. It means,to me, comfort and support of loved ones on a very deep level. Hope this helps.
Platys have spurs on hind legs that contain the most toxic pioson on the planet. They are very secretive and rerely seen.
So an animal that can share your most secret feelings can also hurt you vary badly; like a lover who knows you well. A powerful advocate with a soft side to comfort you.
I think your dream goes like this. You are on a muddy embankment- life difficulties, holng your platy- inner self, touching things to improve them. So, letting your gentle self touch others' lives will benefit them as well as you. Possibly this means that you're meant to help others through thier obstacles in lifes journey.
Your platy maybe your emtional gift to help others. I feel that an important aspect of anything in dreams is how it reacts to you. Your platy is at ease with you; a part of you too. This dream says you are to help others with your special incite, in whatever manifestation that takes. It may be prophetic: you will 'touch' the lives of many for the better.
I read you family page. Looks to me like you have already achieved your dream mission: touching the lives of your children. Best of luck and blessing to you and you family.
About me and mine: I'm a contractor engaged to be wed to my sweetheart in May. She's got three kids and (step)fatherhood was quite an adjustment but is fine now. I'm a contractor; Betsy's a lawyer. Am very interested in the spiritual aspect of life and have researched various disciplines. One thing I know: We are aided by our maker to help us through the tough times.
Good luck to you,