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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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    Robbery

    I know I might be posting lots of dreams but this is what this site about, right?

    Anyways, feel free to comment anyway you want or not to comment. Just witting it down is already a good start for me.

    I prepare a robbery in a small grocery store with a friend. I do not want to do it but I feel I have no choice for an unknown reason (This seems to be a repeating motif for me: Having to do something I don’t want). I do not need to do it as I have enough money and we are not steeling such a big amount. (The risk is big and the gain small) The robbery is done easily (Almost as if I had not done it). Afterwards, I must often go back there with people who do not know what I did. I am very anxious and feel suspected. The owner is watching me very closely. I can’t remember what I was wearing (jacket and or glasses) when doing it (I can’t remember anything about it) and fear I am doing a big mistake going back there with the same clothes. I am anxious about a gossip circulating and feel that everyone knows about my deed. I am terrified about getting caught and having to face the consequences.

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    Re: Robbery

    Jp,
    I'm occupied at the moment with other personal matters {self employed contractor} so I won't attempt to interpret your dream at this time. But I do want to comment in brief on your dream and post.

    If by posting your dreams you feel you are making progress then please do. Those who contribute their time to the Forum do so when they can. There may be times when it may take a day or two to receive a response, but in general dream requests are answered fairly promptly.

    Working with dreams can be an excellent tool for self discovery, and Jung is an excellent teacher of the psyche. There are many resources about Jung here at MDS. If you can take the time to read those pages you will have a better understanding of dreams. That will be helpful for both you and those who interpret your dreams.

    In your dream, 'having to do something you don't want to' most surely is addressing some part of your life. Plus the 'The risk is big and the gain small' seems relevant to some part of your waking life also. Dreams speak in symbols/metaphors but actions can be reflective of true experiences. When you quote these parts you demonstrate the emotional energies they possess within you. Look at the parts of the dream and see if you can identity connections to real experiences in your life. Often the actions in a dream will provide insights because they probably represent real actions. When you begin to learn to interpret the symbols, the dream pattern begins to fall in place.

    And you learn something about yourself. Why it is called self discovery.

    Gerard

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    Re: Robbery

    Hi Jp

    I have yet to look at your next dream and so the story unfolds.
    I think you are on the rigth track, albeit you don't have the answers yet ,,, it is often the way, that when we (finally) pay attention to our Inner Voice then we seem to be flooded with dreams, thoughts, etc

    Frther to what Gerard has said, there seems to be another key in this dream
    'I am doing a big mistake going back there with the same clothes.'
    So whatever it is ,,, i) it is a big mistake to go back there and ii) it suggests that it is some change in yourself or how you show yourself to the world -> whatever changes have taken place are the rigth ones

    keep going, all the best - always
    JC

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    Re: Robbery

    Jp,
    The only experience I have with dream interpretation is looking into my own dreams, but as I read your dream which reminded me of my own, I had some questions that I wanted to ask. And, keep in mind as you read my questions what Justin might be asking "Are there changes in yourself and how you show yourself to the world" (persona)?

    Is there a conflict between a part that wants to take charge or control in acknowledging some needs or wants, and another part that feels scared to acknowledge those needs for fear of the consequences?
    "Terrified of getting caught" Guilt? Fear of how you would appear to the world? Too needy? Childish? How would you be different? Worse or better?

    How are you like the owner wathcing "your every move?" Do you have a strong inner judge/critic? Fearing gossip (your own inner dialoge)?

    Does part of you want to remember (acknowledge) some need while the other part wants to deny or repress the desire that need (makes you have to steal at the store)?

    Hope this helps.
    Martha

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    Re: Robbery

    Thanks for your thoughts and ideas on my dream.

    Of course, changes are happening in me. I think they happen every second inside everybody. Most people choose to ignore them. As Jung said, “As most people chose to ignore even the ethical problem of their conscience mind, why would they bother about what their unconscious mind has to say about it” I think I might have rationalized a lot of decision in my life based on my own insecurity in life. I always had a strong confidence that I could succeed in anything, but have never yet took any risk. So I end up having accomplished a lot, but not necessarily the things I wanted to. I now pay more attention to my dreams and thoughts and I realize that these desires are still bubbling inside. I know they want me to change, and I want to change too. I know it will happen.
    I had another dream two nights ago. I was in car on the highway and missed the exit that I was supposed to take. I slow down and see a motorcycle take a narrow trail that seems to go where I want. It’s a 180 degree turn (as in a big change of direction) I follow his way by going over on the grass and follow him in the trail that leads back to the right highway. When I get back on it, I feel relaxed.

    I think this one speaks by itself….

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