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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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    Recurring dream symbols

    Two nights in a row I have had two different dreams that both contained the same three symbols:

    1. Something odd happening to my shoes

    In the first dream my sneakers were filled with muddy water and dead leaves and I was trying to clean them.

    In the second dream I ripped off a thick layer from the heavy sole of a pair I don't really like because I get so tall wearing them.

    2. Tombstones/graveyards

    In the first dream I recieved a message from a friend on some tombstones surrounding a house in my childhood neighbourhood. The message said something about a fall in the past down through a very strange terrain.

    In the second dream I was walking around on a large and beautiful graveyard, and there were trees in blossom and it was very special because some of the graves were situated on a very steep hill.

    3: Blinded by sunlight

    In the first dream I wanted to take my little daughter outside to dance with her in the sun, so I took her clothes off and we went out, but then I couldn't open my eyes because of the bright sunlight.

    In the second dream I am halfway awake and lying on the couch where I am sleeping and I am dreaming that I can't open my eyes because the light is too bright.

    I really wonder what these symbols could mean, and it seems quite important that I get them since they occured two nights in a row..
    The third symbol I mentioned, not beeing able to open my eyes because of bright sunlight, is something I have dreamt many, many times before- ever since I was a child. I would really like to get a interpretation from one of the interpretors running this site. The first dream is also posted earlier in its full length under the title Mud in my shoes..

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    Re: Recurring dream symbols

    Hi Inanna

    there is a lot to respond to here; my intention is to just start things off.

    As you probably know, dreams usually carry many levels of meaning. As you are asking about the meanings of these symbols I would like to link the symbols themselves.

    Shoes - tombstones/graveyards - blinding light

    These are all symbols of the spiritual path. They all relate to fundamental aspects of the spiritual path.

    The shoes - sole - soul ,,, removing layers of yourself that make you appear too big (over-inflated, not what you really are)

    Tombstones/ graveyards: death ,,, the big question / unknown of life. The beauty and new life (trees in blossom) even in the midst of death.

    Blinding Light: there are references to this throughout spiritual literature (Saul / Paul was struck down, in the Bhagvad Gita (Hindu) the nature of God is revealed and the man is unable to look at it ,, it goes on).

    So what does all this have to do with you ,,,, ???
    Well, this would be a great pont to contemplate for your thoughts ,,,
    Some thoughts - these dream symbols are cosmological in nature ,, they reflect the way things are in the Universe. That is - the dreams (the Universal unconscious in this case) is showing to you / explaning to you / revealing to you the underlying themes of the Universe.
    On a personal level ,,, why you ? why not ,,, you are human too and just as connected to the deepest themes of the Universe as any of us.
    ,,,,,,,,, on a the level of personal archetypes - I would guess that you are a person with a strong sense of spirituality ,,,

    I'd love to hear your thought
    JC

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    Re: Recurring dream symbols

    Thank you, Justin, your response meant a lot to me. I agree in your interpretation, because I recognize these aspects in my life.
    I am working hard to let go of some negative patterns that are holding me back from becoming who I want to be. It feels like going through death in many ways, facing the uncertainty of what's on the other side of my anxieties. Although it sometimes is a very frigthening and lonely prosess, I also feel that I'm making place for the new as I tear down the old. But in the midst of this chaos it is hard to see, and maybe we are not meant to see, the light, representing the force behind these things.

    It has been a long inner prosess for me, and my dreams have been showing me direction in many ways in the past..

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    Re: Recurring dream symbols

    Hi Inanna

    thanks for your feedback,

    there are other symbols in the dreams that might be interesting.
    * I am not sure if the language your are writing in (English) changes the meaning of things, however the word sneakers (rather than runners, sports shoes ,,) ,,, sneaking around the issues quietly ,,,

    * the dead leaves ,, a natural process where things fall away
    * the muddy water ,, things that are not clear; also water represents feelings and the unconscious; and chakra 2 ,,, our relationships a the broad sense
    * tombstones around a childhood house ,,, ? leaving the beliefs of childhhod behind ,,,?
    * the very steep hill ,,, yes the path is steep ,,,

    ** being blinded by the brightness of the light - interests me because it could have multiple interpretations. Light is spirit - so you could be leaning too much towards spirit (air/ up ,,, disembodiment)
    *dancing with yr daughter in the sunlight - well, your daughter (new life, a fresh start ,,) this could represent you of course. Naked - living (life as a dance) in your true nature. I think you get the picture

    It is useful to take heart in the overall direction of the energy in your dreams ,, light and new life ,,,

    Another tip - befriend your inner self, it is our companion on the journey

    namaste
    JC

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    Re: Recurring dream symbols

    Hi again.
    I've spent some time thinking about your interpretation and the interconnection that seems to be between these dreams. As I mentioned, in the second dream, there were trees in blossom on the graveyard, but now I suddenly remembered that there were also trees with beautifully coloured atumn leaves that made up that special scenery. Imagine red and yellow leaves on some trees and white flowers on others, like it was spring and fall at the same time.
    In the first of the two dreams my shoes were filled with dead leaves, and I recieved a message in that dream that I had fallen down a steep and strange terrain in the past. Maybe this refers to the steep hill on the graveyard in the second dream? It is very exciting when these riddles occur, it feels like getting a peek behind the bordres of time and place...

    Thank you for giving your thoughts


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