The harp as 'the ladder to the next world' is an image that can be used both in dreams and meditation. It is one that often appears as we explore our spirituality and signifies harmony and healing. To harp on about something in a dream - that is, to keep repeating what is going on - recognizes that we have a need for acknowledgement or praise in our waking life, and also need to be noticed, perhaps in some activity we are undertaking. The harp as a musical instrument indicates the correct vibration that we need in order to create harmony within our lives. We ourselves are very much in control of this and since the harp is also a national symbol of music, rhythm and harmony we often link back to our own basic selves. Consult the entries for Music/Rhythm and Musical Instruments for further information.