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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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    This was the dream of a MALE friend of mine who is 24....

    He dreamt that he had four turtles that he was putting into a bucket of water in order to cook and eat later on....

    The number 4, perhaps, represents wholeness....; what about the turtle and the water...and what about these symbols combined? Any ideas?

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    Re: Turtle/tortoise

    Hi Anna

    Turtle/tortoise both possibly reflective of soft vulnerability under a tough shell, does your friend create a tough defensive exterior for fear of being hurt, does he easily let others get close to him, just some ideas to ponder on.

    Buckets are usually quite contained vessels water relating to the feeling/emotional self there may be some need to expres himself more go with the flow, four could indiacte wholeness or it could relate to possibly his age when these defensive attitudes first developed just some ideas
    good luck marce

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    Re: Turtle/tortoise

    In addition to Marce's insights a few thoughts about your friends dream follow.

    Overall the dream could be about creating his signature…a personal distinguishing style recognizable by others as his. Consciously there may be an issue of subtlety – too much or too little personal creativity in the mix.

    In the dream a set (number 4) of mutually compatible (turtles, water, bucket together) traits are combined in relation and proportion (bucket) with conviction (knows will cook & eat later).

    If this seems to fit with his thoughts the signature may be his individual personality, or maybe his work.

    Kind regards,

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    Re: Turtle/tortoise

    Its certainly not an easy dream to understand. Dreams to me link to short term situations and feelings. They can link to long term things but its best first to seek an ansser within your present state of mind. Its obvious really as dreams pick up on things that are dominating our minds and that maybe some petty official who really annoyed you the day before.

    Try associating the dream with things that are fresh in your mind.

    Turtles link with water and hence emotion. So are there any stroing emotions present in your life. Was someone very emotional the day before?

    A turtle has an outer sheel which is often symbolic of someone who is very defensive. Was there anyone who acted very defensively the day before? What about the day to come - have you been thinking about amnyone who is very defensive emotionally?

    In the dream you are putting the turtles in the bucket. I get a feel that you are placing them there temporarily. Was there any situation in real life where you were putting something on hold and that you would DEAL WITH THEM LATER

    Thats the sorts of associations that I make in order to understand a dream


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    Re: Turtle/tortoise


    There are alot of ideas here.....Not sure about his emotional pain...though, like a turtle in a shell, he certainly seems to keep that hidden....

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