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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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    old house, dead people, and blood everywhere

    I have had a recurring dream for about 10 years or so, and I need help with it.
    In my dream, I'm standing in a hallway at the doorway to a room in a really old house (think ancient, not just 20-30 years old). The house has obviously been abandoned, and strongly resembles the Saw movies- filthy, cobwebby, with dark stained walls and floors. I look into the room, and see body parts of people I love dearly scattered all over the room. Someone has not just killed, but abused and desecrated, the people who mean the most to me in all the world. There are huge sprays of blood all over the walls, furniture, and floor. The place is just covered with it. I'm holding a rusted and bloody machete in my hand, horrified, and wondering if I did this.
    Then I wake up.

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 35, Denver

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    Re: old house, dead people, and blood everywhere

    Cindy,
    Hallways are often symbolic of connections to parts of the self that are unrealized {a doorway-unconscious opening up to consciousness}. The old house, ancient, may refer to the very deep unconscious that is addressing some part of you that has been abandoned. The body parts are most likely your own. Something that has drained all of your energy {inner energy if not outer}. You are wondering if you did this to yourself.

    Such dreams usually are about aspects of your life, most likely past experiences. The abandoned part may be about emotional experiences or feelings of actual abandonment sometime in your life. I suggest you focus on the line 'abused and desecrated, the people who mean the most to me in all the world'. The abuse would probably be what was done to you. If such abuse has occurred there may be questions within your mind who is to blame. Often the abused blame themselves when in fact it is others who are to blame. There may be feelings of abandonment in your present life, perhaps depression. I would not get anywhere near machetes, to prevent possible harm to yourself.

    Does the above fit anywhere within your life? I sense this is a dream that calls out for help. I hope you will post a response to help determine that fact, and your safety {if I am correct in my assumptions}.

    Gerard

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

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    Re: old house, dead people, and blood everywhere

    Wow. You are good! Most of what you say does connect with my reality. There was abuse in my past, certainly. And I did blame myself for it for a long time(so did the abuser, of course). I also tend to blame myself for doing something wrong anytime someone I know is not happy, even if they don't blame me.
    I've also been fighting depression most of my adult life, tho the current meds seem to be working beautifully. I think you can rest easy that I'm in no danger from machetes or anything else, as I currently have a wonderful life with no more stress than most.
    I'm going to go over what you said some more and see if I can get to the deeper meaning, and hopefully they'll stop. Thank you SO much for your insight. You really are amazing.

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    Re: old house, dead people, and blood everywhere

    Cindy,
    The credit goes to Carl Jung and his psychology of dreams. I am merely a conduit {willing conduit} of that knowledge.

    The good news is you have your depression under control. As for the deeper meaning I would look to the 'abandoned house' and determine what that is about. Metaphorically speaking {the language of dreams} the house is you. The abandoned aspect may lead to deeper realizations that control how you act in the present {I also tend to blame myself for doing something wrong anytime someone I know is not happy}. That exact sentiment is expressed in your dream {I'm holding a rusted and bloody machete in my hand, horrified, and wondering if I did this.}
    And of course the abuse would central to your emotional state of being. Has that aspect of your life been reconciled?

    If you have other dreams you feel important please post them and perhaps we will gain insights from those dreams.

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