“The cave you are scared to enter contains the treasure you are looking for,” these are the words of Joseph Campbell, a US historian and writer, who has conducted several studies of human psychology. His theory was based on a simple fact for a human to be really happy, they have to come to terms with everything that pulls them down and accept it to finally let go of it.
Clifford N. Lazarus is the name of a well-known psychologist who fully shares Campbell’s thinking, he believes that people create their own limitations. These barriers that people have are a result that hinders them from conquering what needs to be conquered.
This picture is the key to knowing your psychology through and through; based on your choice below is the interpretation of what is that you need to focus and work upon and who are you within.
If it is the abandoned house, you are a person with a great intellect and high analytical skills. You have no difficulty in understanding and seeing things as they are, placing value above everything else and expecting other people to behave in the same manner.
The wall is covered with a wallpaper, that indicates that you have guard around yourself, but the small hint of light suggests that it is something you are willing to break if someone is willing enough to expand your shell or broaden your horizon. What you are really seeking a deep connection. Not just a spiritual one, but a relationship that runs deep and has formed with the union of hearts.
The stairs that lead to the attic or the cellar, or a place that seems like an unending abyss that will suck you whole – indicates that you want to enjoy your life to the fullest and completely, on the flipside, it indicates your fear of being buried or death per se. Basically, when you have no idea what is it that will follow, you tend to find it hard to accept; the situation or the moment. What you really expect and are waiting for is a life that is fun and good health. It is not that tough to achieve, either. All you need to do is eat healthy and take long walks. It will promote a healthy mechanism of your body.
You have been long craving for some emotional warmth and that is the sole reason why the Ice-Cave is giving you chills down your spine and you feel there is some kind of fear that will hinder you from entering the cave. You also want to avoid the feeling of sadness or abandonment; you are tired of being frustrated all the time and need a break. If we look at the positive side, it means that you are going through a beautiful period of your life, you are person with high moral values and an exact idea of what it is that you really want from your life. Also, you are someone who doesn’t like to hold people or situations too tight and believe in personal freedom and space. What you are really looking for is pure love, not necessarily a romantic but a kind of love that is full of warmth and genuine care.
In case it is the dilapidated house that will keep you up all night, haunting you, it indicates bankruptcy and lack of emotional warmth as well. In regards to your personality home for you is a symbol of love and security. You have a strong character and you are there for your loved ones when they need you like a strong force. You always have their back. You are very loyal and deep person, however, not everyone knows how to deal with you. Your fear of the abandoned house suggests what you are really seeking is wealth; not for materialistic pleasure for a comfort living, however, at the end of the day it is not wealth that will matter to your family, but your love and unconditional support.
If you choose the tunnel or the cave like structure and also add hazy water, well you really need to formalise your thought into a structure. You are lost and have a lot of confusion in your head. You need to understand your thoughts in order to understand what is it that you need. What you are really seeking is clarity and solutions to your problems. You need to take a plunge into the unknown to have a clearer idea of what you need in life and also, remember there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
Blue door closed with chains; It is a colour that resembles the sky and the sea and indicates stability. You are a highly productive person and always achieve the goals you set for yourself. Creative in nature and unique ability to create something new. The treasure you are looking for behind this door is comfort. Also, you need to start letting go and enjoy your life more. As you let go and bask in the beauty that life has to offer, you will feel much relaxed and at peace.
“This story was originally published in Speaking Tree.”