Ahead of the European Canoe Slalom Championships at the end of this month, we decided to take a look at what it means to dream about canoeing both as a hobby and a sport

Image courtesy of Unsplash

Image courtesy of Unsplash

Given that canoes are man made objects built to help us cross water, it suggests you are finding ways to navigate through your problems at present- even more so if you built it from scratch. 

Perhaps you have always been someone who is able to come up with solutions to issues that crop up during your waking hours, or maybe the dream is telling you to be more resourceful in this respect. 

Consider who was in the canoe with you as this can offer some insight into who relies on you the most to be the 'fixer' in your relationship. 

Try to remember how calm or choppy the water was. If there was barely a ripple and you were able to steer the canoe through the water easily, things may be in your favour right now. Life is going by without a hitch- do you need to be more grateful for this lull rather than seeing it as mundane?

If the water made the canoe rock from side to side, you are experiencing some difficulty. Try to remember that it will pass, but you need to remain focused on staying afloat for now. 

To be trapped in a canoe with no paddle implies a lack of control or sense of helplessness in some area of your world. You don’t have the right tools to get out of a tricky spot, so it’s time to ask for help. If you could see someone else on the water- there is potential and someone in your life who can assist. 

However, if there was no one else out there with you, you need to think outside the box and come up with another solution to get you out of this mess. Granted, it’s not an obvious one so it will need some clever planning, but it’s down to you. Don’t be under the impression someone will come to your rescue because they won’t. 

The design of a canoe can often be quite restrictive, so if your legs and feet were covered by the top of the canoe, do you feel like there isn’t much wiggle room in something in your waking hours? While there isn’t the opportunity for a great deal of change, there are still small tweaks that can be made. Don’t give up on something because you can only make tiny adjustments, these modest steps could add up to something much bigger. 

If you were canoeing down some rapids, do you need some more excitement in your life? Have things got a little samey lately and you need to do something totally out of character? 

On the flipside, if you were being reckless and canoeing down some rapids without the right kit or little training, it may be time to dial back the danger in your life. You may have gotten away with it so far, but there comes a point when your luck could run out if you’re not more careful. 

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