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I was the ghost

I dreamed I was spending the night in an old house. A wind picked up out of nowhere and began rustling the sheets - I realised there was a ghost in the room. I felt it was only a matter of time before it swept me up into the air too. I was scared and leaned over to tell my partner what was happening. I shook him but when I saw his face it was actually me (another me). He (I) sat up and screamed the most piecing scream. He had seen the ghost, floating at the end of the bed, which was also me. I woke up.

I often dream of invisible ghosts picking me up. Sometimes it's almost lucid and I can stop being scared and enjoy the feeling of being weightless.

But this one was a bit different - it seemed like it could be symbolic?

Interested to know what people think - thanks!

Jess

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Re: I was the ghost

Jess,
Spending the night in the old house in the beginning of your dream suggests 'old emotional' conflicts still linger within your unconscious {the house is you, night symbolic of your unconscious}. The wind is the energies from this/these unresolved emotional experiences that have recently been 'rustled'. The ghost is this/these unresolved energies that cause emotional fears due to their impact on your psyche. Air, especially from wind, causes things to rise and this is what will eventually happen with these unconscious aspects, they will either become conscious or unconsciously influence your life {unconscious emotional forces influences the conscious self}.

The part about your partner is where we need to determine its symbolic nature. It could be 'he' represents your own masculine aspects, your animus {he being you in the dream}. There may be something you 'recognize' in him that is causing these emotional memories to rise to the surface {in your dream if not consciously-the dream is trying to communicate it to your conscious self so you can resolve the issue}. Your partner may be a reminder of other males from your past where there was a negative experience. Or the 'he' could be needed masculine tendencies that help you overcome this ghost {males representing strength, power to overcome}. The 'ghost' is seen at the foot of the bed which may symbolize the foundations for these emotional fears {feet} as well as perhaps something sexual or intimate {bed}.

Having dreams where there are continuing invisible ghosts suggests there are continuing emotional issues in your life {ghosts}. If these 'ghosts' are not known consciously {more likely they are} and you have a tendency to 'elucidate' {lucid} in your dreams, try talking to the ghost and ask questions. This is where lucid dreaming can be of value.

Other than that what ghosts are there in your past? The old house would be symbolic of you and your past but could also represent an 'old house' where negative emotional experiences occurred. Look back and see what those experiences could be. There is where you will discover what this ghost is about.

Jerry

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Re: I was the ghost

Jessica,
If you will, please provide a response to my interpretation. It takes time to analyze a dream and a response to the interpretation is all I ask in return.

Jerry

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Re: I was the ghost

Hi Jerry, excuse the delay, I was mulling things over.

Thanks for your time to analyse this dream.

Like any person I suppose I have "ghosts" in my past although nothing in particular comes to mind. My great-grandmother lived in an old house when I was a girl, and although I can't be sure, the dream could have been set there. We used to try and scare ourselves by hiding in the dark rooms!

I am unsure about the significance of my partner as I've always been alone in this 'ghost' dream before and have never seen the ghost until now. But as I said, sometimes I almost enjoy the feeling of being lifted and tossed around by the ghost, which implies trust. So maybe it's not surprising that the ghost was me.

Just some thoughts :)

Thanks again.

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Re: I was the ghost

Jessica,
Thanks for the response. Every dream is a new experience and each teaches us something new. Although I feel confident in the structure and concepts Jung laid out as true and reliable, understanding the symbols is the task to be undertaken. If I had you on a couch asking these questions it would be a lot easier to determine what the dream is trying to communicate. But that is so 'Freudian' isn't it? And we know Freud had too many hangups to be that reliable when it comes to dreams {Especially when it comes to beds}.

Let's review the symbols one more time. Since you are only 30 there is a good chance yur dreams are still very much about current experiences and not the deepers aspects to do with earlier life {once you get past 40 your dreams will start to be in that direction}. This dream could be as much about more recent experiences and or relationships than the past experiences. Since the mention was only of an old house and nothing about childhood then the old house could be a statement about something old in your current waking life. If there were a mention of a child or childhhood experiences to go with the old house then we could say for sure there was something from taht period the dream is trying to communicate.

Spending the night in an old house may suggest something about your current life that is old. An actual 'spending the night' or nights. An emotional energy/wind comes out of 'no where' . There is a ghost in the room, perhaps symbolic of something you fear. The ghost may be something unseen but otherwise felt, reflective of something you feel but have not experienced {there would have to be some type of sensory experience to know there was a ghost}. 'A matter of time' before it 'sweeps' you up. You may even want to look at the 'leaning' on your partner as something relevant.
Take the words with quote marks and see how they may fit in your current waking life.

Something has 'ruffled the sheets' and it is only a matter of time you will be caught up the same wind. You see something in your partner that was the 'same as you'. A face is often symbolic of personality. He {you} have seen a ghost. That may point to something within you, an experience that you associate with him. There may be similiar experiences from the past that the two of you share.

Summarizing.
What is the relationship with your partner like, what type person is he? Look at it from that angle and see what may come up. I do believe, as did Jung, that every dream has at least two interpretations/applications. This dream is probably focusing on something more recent but there are always underlying reasons for everything. The relationship with your partner would more likely play a bigger part in the possibilities. Something similiar, something you fear.
What was your relationship with your father like? Were your parents divorced. A ghost is something you fear. Could there be associations related {similar} to your dad? A fear of losing someone you lean on?
Such a short dream, and what little I know about you, we have to explore the possibilities. The symbols have a metaphorical reference but the exact meaning of each is what has to be determined. Only you can do that. With enough exploring there is always an answer to what the dream is trying to communicate. When you figure that out and look at the symbols it is very surprising how well it all does come together. Much like a puzzle, putting the pieces in the right place to make a whole picture is the task.

Jerry

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