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What does it mean to see docked boats sinking? I watched the first boat begin to sink and tried to get help. This boat was tied to another, and that one was tied to another, and so on. A whole string of boats sunk before we could get help.

Hi there Liz,

Not wanting to sound overly pessimistic or anything, but it sounds like there is some kind of chain reaction of failure going on in your life at the moment.  This is because all the boats were tied together and so as soon as one starts sinking, all the others start sinking too!  If someone had've thought to cut the tie on one of the boats, then the others would not have sunk.  So the question for you in your life right now is: What is that metaphorical tie in your life which is causing this chain reaction of failure?  Think about all the things that have gone wrong lately.  What is the common denominator between all these situations?  It could be a particular negative mindset about yourself, or it could be that you are tied down by something like some kind of responsibility or self imposed obligation.  Have a think about what it might be.

Other clues which might help:- anything to do with water in a dream is usually about emotional issues.  Drowning or sinking can really point to overwhelming emotions which are difficult to deal with.  Due to the emotions involved, dreams about water can (but not necessarily) be about relationship issues.  Have a think about your relationships at the moment.  Think about relationships with family and friends, work collegues or lovers.  It might even be about your relationship with God if you are that way inclined.  Are you feeling emotionally overwhelmed by any relationships at the moment?  Has this type of overwhelming feeling happened with any other relationships?  If so, what is the common factor between all these relationships?  What makes them so overwhelming?

Also of interest is that a boat is a form of transport and dreams about transport can be about how we are travelling through life and where our life is headed.  In your dream, all the boats were docked. They weren't going anywhere!  So I am wondering if you are currently feeling like you are going nowhere in your life at the moment?  Or perhaps you feel your life is on hold for some reason?  If this is the case, then it might be timely to start making plans for your future and heading toward a goal.  You may need to get out and explore the world rather than sitting at the dock waiting for something to happen.  Often, just the simple act of making a plan and making even the smallest attempt to put the plan into action can just help to kick start things for you.

In summary, it seems like something is really tying you down and restricting your life and stopping you from fulfilling your potential.  You need to cut the chain and stop the vicious cycle of doom and gloom in your life.  The key is to work out what is holding you back and begin on a path toward a more positive and self-determined future.

Well those are my thoughts on your dream.  Has this helped at all?  Can you see what the dream is all about now?  Are you able to pinpoint what the metaphorical ties in your life are?  Hopefully my interpretation has helped.  Let me know what you think and if you still can't figure it out, let me know.  If there is anything in your dream that you missed out, let me know because sometimes even the smallest detail can really help.  If you have any further questions, I am only too happy to help.

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