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Dream about puppies (disturbing)

Hope you had a nice thanksgiving! I had this dream a few nights ago that has been on my mind. I'll give a little background first...I have been struggling with a relationship with a man I have been dating for about 6 months. He has this female friend who he had dated prior to me, and they stayed friends. I have been struggling with my own feelings of jealousy about this. This has been the my been my biggest challenge lately, so I wonder if my dream has something to do with this situation. Also, the day before this dream, I met these 2 really sweet French bulldog puppies who ended up starring in my dream.

This dream was very clear. I was holding one of these tiny puppies (they could still fit in my hand). I realized that something was wrong with the puppy and that it was suffering. I felt torn, because I thought I needed to end its suffering, but I did not want to be the one to do it. I was aware that there were other people in the background but not very close to me. I broke the puppy's neck to end his suffering (this really creeps me out). The puppy did not die, and I took it to my vet (who was our real life vet). She told me that the puppy was going to be alright after all.

This dream was short but really stuck with me.

Angela

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Re: Dream about puppies (disturbing)

Angela,
The background info does indeed give clarity to the dream. At least in my mind. With this information here is what I see in the dream.

I see two possibilities. The puppy could represent your emotions toward the man your currently having a relationship. Your feelings toward him are capable of 'growing' {new puppies would represent new aspects in your life that are capable of growing larger}. The plurality of puppies may represent fears this new relationship has more than one possibility {multiple possibilities-his female friend}. But the plurality may also suggest something beyond that. I'll amplify that as I go along with my interpretation.

The neck is what connects the head and the heart. In your heart you feel one thing but in your head you are thinking another {your jealousy}. This is what makes you feel torn. Breaking the neck would end the suffering, you would think. But there is a disconnect between these two 'organs'. Are your feelings based on what you feel in your heart {toward him} and an unfounded jealousy in your head? Or is there something beyond a simple jealousy?

The other people are other parts of yourself and because they are not very close would suggest you are struggling internally, not only with the emotions about the relationship but possibly with 'something else' about the relationship. You are in conflict with this possibly which may indicate you are not sure this is a fact {his deeper interest in her, as well as something else about him}. Is the jealousy something that is purely in your mind without any real evidence? Or do you 'sense' something beyond your jealousy?

The evidence may be intuitive which is just as real as material evidence {if not more so}. This other thing may be an intuitive sensory mechanism.

Breaking the neck would suggest you must/can break this emotional conflict between the head and the heart. But you can not let go of the emotions. Again, this may be due to his friendship with the female friend. That alone could cause your jealousy. Or it could be intuitive feelings you are having.

Because it is a tiny puppy that fits into your hand may suggest you have the ability to control the situation. An ability to control your emotions or an intuitive ability to sense something. This may be pointing to personality traits, you being someone who normally is able to persevere in difficult situations. Or it could point to your intuitive mind, you have an ability to sense something beyond just his friendship.

I don't dismiss the probability there may be sensory aspects being addressed in the dream. Jealousy is a 'thinking' aspect torn because of the heart's condition. But dreams are unconscious manifestations of your true self and often intuitive sensory aspects in the waking life are revealed in this unconscious state {intuitiveness is an unconscious sensory aspect}. The question is, is your jealousy because of the 'thinking too much' or is there an intuitive sense there is more to the relationship between him and his female friend.

Ask yourself, do you intuitively feel there is more to his relationship with his female friend than he lets on? Or is it purely a thinking aspect in your mind? Because the vet is a familiar person and a person that can heal may suggest she is an intuitive aspect within yourself. You have the ability to heal yourself. Of course that could point to the ability to control your jealousy, if it is purely a thinking aspect. Or it could point to the ability to sense something that is not available by normal means. What is wrong with the puppy may be something wrong with him {he is the puppy whose relationship with you has an ability to grow}. Your sensory aspects may be kicking in.

My suggestion is to observe a bit more and let your senses lead you. There does seem to be room for suspicion because his female friend is someone he has dated previously. It may get down to a matter of trust. What does your intuitive senses 'say' about that? Is your jealousy a mere thinking of the mind, something that is imagined? Or is it because you feel there is more to his friendship with this female? The proverb 'time will heal old wounds' goes beyond time passing. It can be applied to time aiding you in making decisions. New evidence usually comes with with deeper investigation. The conflict you have may be one that can be solved with time.

The dream ends by stating, 'She told me that the puppy was going to be alright after all'. This suggests to me you have the ability to determine what to do in the end. You are the vet and can heal yourself. This is a positive. Whatever decision you make will be correct, if you let those positive aspects take the lead. My sense is this is more related to the intuitive aspect. That is based on the unconscious dream in relationship with the unconscious intuitive senses. I strongly believe in the power of the unconscious, and intuitiveness.

Let me know how you feel intuitively, if you feel anything at all. If there are not intuitive aspects involved then the matter will be an unfounded jealous attitude you need to control. You can dismiss any suspicions based on your intuitive self and look more to pure jealousy in the mind. Either way you have thee ability to solve this emotional problem.

One last observation. I am throwing this back at you because of Jung's position that the dreamer must solve his/her own emotional conflicts. The dreamer is in the best position to do so is why he took this attitude. What I have done is provided material for you to consider. That is what I do in every interpretation. It is left to you the dreamer to determine what fits. The best an interpreter of dreams can do when there is not back and forth discussion with the dreamer is to see along the periphery of a dream. In that instance only the dreamer knows for sure what is in the heart, and the head. If I could pose questions face to face then I feel there is always a concrete solution to the dream.

Such a simple dream with a lot of complicated possibilities. Life is never simple.

Jerry The God Within You A Prayer For You




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Re: Dream about puppies (disturbing)

Thank you Jerry! You always cause me to go deeper. I actually have somewhat conflicting intuitions...What I mean is that my intuition tells me that there is more to his feelings over this woman than he is willing to admit. I sense that, and this is what I believe triggers the jealousy. They have an unusual relationship. However, in speaking to him, my intuition tells me that he will not act on these feelings, and I trust that. I've never felt jealousy like this before, and it bothers me a great deal. I have been thinking often that, if I just break it off, I will end my own suffering over this.

When you stated in your second paragraph "the plurality may also suggest something beyond that," what did you mean?

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Re: Dream about puppies (disturbing)

Angela,
My comment, "The plurality of puppies may represent fears this new relationship has more than one possibility {multiple possibilities-his female friend}. But the plurality may also suggest something beyond that." addresses the probability of more than just one application/meaning to the dream's message. There is more than one puppy. The heading for your dream was {Dream about puppies and in the dream {which is your true self} you state you were holding 'one of the puppies'. Using Jung's instruction it is best to 'amplify' the dream symbols I see this as a important to understanding the full extent of the dream. You are holding one puppy out a group of several.

The number of puppies and the fact you were holding one of them in your hand may have an explanation in your last response. The one puppy could be your 'sensing' there are more to his feelings than he is willing to admit. Those are intuitive perceptions, something that, if truly intuitive are never wrong {at least that is my position, unprovable as it may be}. But you also 'sense' he will not 'act on these feelings'. Multiply sensory perceptions equals more than one puppy.

The last sensory perception, is that from the head or from the wounded heart? Intuitiveness is from the soul. What you trust is his words, 'he will not act on the feelings'. My take that is a 'head thing'.

To just break it off at this time would be impulsive. I don't 'see' you as the impulsive type. Nor in my opinion does the dream. In the dream the puppy is in your hand which as I stated in my original post may point to your 'objective' ability to solve the issue. Let time run its course, let your intuitive self be a determiner of what is true and not true.



Let me speak from experience {I could write a book about my experiences 'of the heart', which were numerous }. This is not from the dream but from the 'tone' of your last post about trust which rings a 'bell' in my mind. Of course if we were face to face I may feel different.

In reality, and this comes from a someone who does have extensive experience in such matters, taking his word should be taken with a grain of caution. Unusual relationships are 'unusual' and most often not as they are presented. Every experience is different but patterns of behavior are more often static, they apply more does the exception. Let's hope his words are true and the exception.

Another experience is with the intuitive aspect. I have always possessed an 'insight' mind, seeing beyond what is visible. Along with extensive experience working with people {I worked in health codes enforcement for 12 years, day to day meeting all types of people} the intuitive aspect has been invaluable. But it was not until I fully put my trust in my intuitive self that I realized it is never wrong. NEVER!!!! The intuitive mind is something provided by nature. It is much like the fight or flight response when danger is 'sensed'. It is natural response. The biggest barrier to accessing this natural aspect is 'thinking about it', not trusting the natural senses.

Give it more time. Use you senses and sensibilities. The puppy is in your hand and you have the ability to 'make things all-right'. That is from the dream.

Jerry The God Within You A Prayer For You



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