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Dreams - What They Are and Their Function
Dreams are a succession of images, actions and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind primarily during the REM stage of sleep. Dreams are unbiased, spontaneous products of the unconscious, outside the control of conscious will. The act of dreaming is physical but the contents of dreams is psychological. They are NATURAL expressions of the dreamer's emotional/personal life illustrating experiences that possess strong emotional energies. Although there are literal applications in dreams the primarily language is symbolic, metaphorical of the dreamer's emotional energies.
  • 1. Dreams are about the emotions, emotional energies of the person who is dreaming. They offer advice and a deeper understanding of our waking life as well as the foundations for the emotional energies of the dreamer.

  • 2. The language of dreams is symbolic, but also with literal applications {literal waking experinces}. The symbolic images and actions are metaphors for the patterns or motifs for the dreamer's emotional/psychological/physical life. Every character in a dream is a different aspect of an unacknowledged aspect of the dreamer and/or a prevalent situation in the person's life involving actual persons/experiences {dreams will address both aspects}.

  • 3. The purpose and function of dreams is to guide the conscious self to achieve wholeness and offer a solution to the problems in waking life. Solutions to problems and conflicts from everyday life, as well as the deeper underlying issues, 'emotional injuries' that stem from the foundations of the dreamer {early life experiences and trama experiences in life}.
    ---Dreams attempt to reveal the authentic emotions and feelings that are often concealed from the conscious mind.
    ---Dreams compensate for conscious attitudes and personality traits that are out of balance.

  • 4. Dreams are intentional. Nature provides us with dreams to understand and help heal emotional conflicts/issues. Just as the body has the immune system to heal and protect, the psych{ology} has the dream.

  • 5. Dreams possess 'Archteypal' representations. Archetypes are universal, original patterns and images that derive from the collective unconscious and are the psychic counterpart of instinct. An archetype is an inherited tendency of the human mind to form representations of mythological motifs-representations of the symbolic images/actions without losing their basic emotional pattern. Dreams and mythology share the same archetypal images, myths as illustrations of the universal patterns and dreams as illustrations of personal patterns.

  • 6. All dreams have at least two meanings or applications. One is the symbolic representation, metaphorical of the emotional energies, and the second being a literal application where a person, place or experience is addressing a real life experience. More about this in the Basics of Dream Analysis section at Power of Dreams

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    vacation

    Hi, I'm on vacation. I meet an older man, who invites me in his house. Rooms are big and many. We sit down on his bed leaning on pillows and talk. He has a wife, but she isn't here right now. He wants to invite me for food - the owner of the restaurant comes by with excellent fish and calamari - but since this is my first day of vacation, I decide to go to bed early. It's only 9PM. I feel this is going to be a longer relationship. Thanks, Iris

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    Re: vacation

    Iris,
    Since you and Kathy have started a dialog from another dream post, I will wait for her insights to this dream. To continue the dialog the two of you have established may be helpful in determining the overall message{s} of your dreams.

    Gerard

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 57 Murfreesboro, Tn.

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    Re: vacation

    Iris,
    The dream may point to current changes in your life and necessary endurance to reach the goal. In a prior post you mentioned returning to Europe. This could be the waking life change the dream addresses. Being receptive and supportive (bed, pillows, talk) yet holding to (calamari, longer relationship) the ultimate goal would likely bring the desired result. Change is a powerful force that requires striking balance between of growth, action, and nurture, passive. Working in compliment the two continually refresh (vacation) creativity in bringing about the desired change culminating (9) in reaching the goal. It may take longer than initially planned but staying the course while remaining open and supportive can bring the desired result.

    On another level the dream may also speak to personal development through mid life change. Mid life brings physical, emotional and mental change to consciousness. Women gradually develop typically masculine traits that accompany gradual hormonal change. Feminine aspects begin to give way creating space to develop, or in your case further develop, positive masculine aspects/traits. In the dream the animus resides within the Psyche, opening to exploration by the feminine. The animus is more complex occupying more Psyche than consciously aware. Animus communicates receptivity and desire to support the feminine but may also hint at animus desire to grasp (calamari) true Self (fish). The feminine ‘isn’t here right now’ possibly indicates over reliance on or over developed animus. Animus either actually works to support and nourish Psyche or may only ‘appear’ so. The feminine is hesitant, perhaps uncertain so rejects union for now. It’s a first foray into the animus with additional time and examination necessary as feminine distances to think about animus. ‘only 9’ may point to unconscious awareness of feminine as the higher aspect. This process of awareness, examination, development and integration does require both time and essentially developing a relationship with the animus.

    Whether the dream indicates integration of proper animus development (if already involved in Self work) or over development of animus is unclear. Examining your emotions during the dream will help guide you to an interpretation that fits with you.

    Please let us know your thoughts.

    Kind regards,
    Kathy

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    Re: vacation

    Hi Iris - didn't notice Amanda's info in the post fields when I posted. Sorry for any confusion on my part.

    Regards,
    K.

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 44 Central OH

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    Re: vacation

    YOu may feel you are in a situation where you are having to share something or someone special in your life.
    YOu would like to be able to get some respite from this situation and have a place to rest your head.

    is ther a sticky situation that you are acepting in your life? calamari could indicate that.

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    Re: vacation

    Kathy,
    Thank you very much for the detailed interpretation. It feels right what you are saying. 'It may take longer than initially planned' that's exactly how it feels right now. Knowing it from you too, takes the stress away. 'The dream indicates integration of proper animus development' I would say that goes pretty much in the right direction. I'm right now more into the animus, but that doesn't bother me because my female side is so strong anyway. The animus interests me more in the moment, but I will not leave out the female. It can also be that I have to go through this because I'm playing the part in a movie of a woman who sees her son a last time before his death and is flying in from Europe, totally on her own - her husband has already died. Now she lost everybody and is aware that she has only herself anymore.
    Kind regards, Iris

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    Re: vacation

    Carlos,
    Thanks for the reply. Nothing like that happens right now in my life. Thanks, Iris

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    Re: vacation

    no problem. thank you for the feedback. Hopefully, next time I will be of more help.

    carlos

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