The dreamer was close to entering college for the very first time when they had this dream. The felt that they might have been nervous about their transition from highschool to college.
“In this dream I am in my older house, it is night and I decide to go outside for a walk to clear my head. I throw on my jacket, get my shoes quietly and walk out the back downstairs door to not wake anyone up.
Next I am walking down these long lamp lighten streets, calmly enjoying the night and its pleasant breeze. Though the neighborhood I remember begins to change and manipulate a bit and all of a sudden I am not walking down familiar streets, but unfamiliar streets I am walking and exploring at the same time. I walk beside this tall red-bricked wall for quite a distance then suddenly it just stops and there is this thick forest beside the street that just continues for a very long distance.
I keep walking, just enjoying the walk when I notice something particular. This soft blue emanating light from the forest. I debate going into the unknown woods but decide to take a quick look thinking it didn’t seem too far from the road. So I walk through the woods and come across this clearing. In the middle of this clearing is this pure white bare oak tree. The light seems to be emanating from it, the moon is full and is hanging what looks like right above it.
Though it is what is sitting at the foot of the tree which is note worthy. This young women with long flowing white hair and this soft long blue-ish robe is lying against the base of the tree. Her eyes are closed and her head is resting against the tree, I notice from where I was this circlet of wounds against her forehead and around her head and a thin stream of blood is flowing from the wounds. Then I notice her wrists, Her hands are open towards me and her wrists have these deep cuts that go all the way through and underneath them into the soil the blood is flowing. The base of her feet as well have deep wounds,
At the sight of this I fall to my knees and notice something else. Sitting on either side of this women on the bare branches are two birds. One is a silver dove and it looks straight at me and on the other side of the tree is this huge pure black raven with these deep blood red eyes and it stares right into me too.
But the interesting thing about the raven in this dream is that it had a third eye. Right in the middle of its forehead it had this eye with working eyelids.”
The dream is probably a reflection of your anxiety about transitioning to college from highschool as well as your anxiety about prospective choices for a career for the future.
The strange neighborhood your casually explore at night is probably a symbol for your anxiety about the future as you prepare for college and consider what it is you are going to do for the rest of your life. The red bricked wall may reflect your negative feelings about highschool forcing you to prepare for college in ways you thought were pointless (normal for students) without really understanding why because you couldn’t see the potential outcomes.
The wall suddenly ends and leaves you at a forest to reflect the confusion you feel for the future as you leave behind the obstacle of high-school preparation pressures. You can finally see some purpose to your preparation now even if you aren’t 100% confident about how things will turn out.
The oak tree you come across may reflect your acceptance into a college and your feeling of permanent achievement it gives you. Total confidence that you have a chance in the world.
The girl with wounds on her body as the base of the tree may reflect feelings you have about yourself not having done enough. Having screwed up in high-school with grades that weren’t perfect.
The two birds at the end I believe are the most important symbols of this dream. They reflect both positive and negative outcome potentials you feel for the future when you will finally be off on your own working. The silver dove is how you feel about being successful if you work hard enough in college and the raven is the sense of dire warning you feel your life is giving you if you don’t push yourself hard enough to take college seriously.
The dream overall seems to reflect your fear of being a loser if you don’t try hard enough. I think it also shows that you knew the right path to take and just didn’t believe in yourself enough.