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Strange Dream

I had not gone to bed until about 12am that night. My dream was very strange, and Id love to get some help on what it means. It started as i was sitting on the floor with a couch in front of me(It was very low, as i could see behind it). There was a large window on the wall behind the couch. the rest of the room was very blank. Behind the window, my little sister and older brother were acting very strange. They were banging themselves against the window very mindlessly, and they looked sort of angry. I very clearly remember saying exactly this "I Know who you are!" and i was confused. Then I Got very scared. I didn't move, because it scared me too much. The the dream shifted. The other dreams I had that night were strange as well, but this one id love to understand first. I have always been able to recall my dreams easily since I was a young child, and i remember about 2-4 dreams every night.

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Re: Strange Dream

Mel,
I am working on your dream and I believe I see a developing pattern. But because of your age I want to look at it in the morning when my intuitive mind is at its best. Dreams of someone your age is usually 'different' from an older adult's dreams and often more difficult to analyze. One question that may help is at what age do you remember your first dream? And if you remember any of your earliest dreams what did they have in them?

I will say remembering your dreams as well as you do, especially at such an early age, is a positive. I suggest you read my page A Simple Guide to Dreams. If you should develop an interest in Jungian dream psychology you may have a natural ability to understand and interpret dreams. I found I had such an ability but I was 42 years old. With an education {self taught} in Jungian psyche and having develop an existing intuitive mind I can interpret dreams with great success. Anyone who studies Jungian dream psyche in-depth and with developed intuitive abilities can do the same. I get a sense your dream has elements of such abilities although I believe this dream is addressing more personal life issues. But dreams always have at least two meanings/applications and my sense is there is something more 'psychic' in a deeper sense to the dream. Your ability to remember your dreams itself may suggest an already developed intuitive mind to naturally connect with 'Jungian psyche'.

Jerry

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I remember my earliest dream at about 3-5 years old. I remember actually very clearly, so Ill explain quickly. It started as I was walking out to my fathers truck. He wanted me to grab his chewing tobacco. In the street next to me two tornadoes started to form. It was really strange because then the sky and everything started to turn black, like a storm was approaching. I didn't feel scared though. I felt... Perhaps comfortable. Then behind my yard, where a line of houses were, there was one very large tornado. It was literally huge. I remember then my family appearing. Even the ones whom didn't live with me. (My mother, who was not with my father at the time, My aunt who didn't even live there/ and of course my father and brother who lived with me),At this point, i felt concerned. I kept looking at them, and to the tornado. They weren't reacting to it, and I was worried they were all going to die.
I will definitely have a look at your page. I never really thought anything of being easily able to recall my dreams. Anyways, Thank you so much for the help.

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Just thought i would add quickly, I just remembered a dream I had even further back.(Sorry about that). I had to of been around 3. The dream started as My father, me ,and my brother were laying in the same bed in our old house. I fell asleep in the dream, and when i woke up, it was only me and my brother. I woke him up, and got out of bed. We both walked out, and were standing at the stair case. I remember getting a strong sense that no one else was there, it was only me and my brother. My dad was gone, and so was everyone else in the world. Then a skunk(yes a skunk, I have no idea why!) was standing in front of us. I was getting agitated, and scared. I yelled at it saying exactly this "I hate you, go away!" and then i smacked it. That's when i woke up. Im sorry about naming the wrong first dream i remember. Its hard to keep up with. Although the tornado dreams have been a big part of my chidhood. I have had several more.(But this is the first one I remember)... Thanks again for the help.

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Re: Strange Dream

Mel,
Let me take another day to examine the other two dreams and see if there are anything that stands out. Dreams of a young child are very much different that in later life. But since you have this propensity to remember your dreams I want to explore any possibilities there is something different in your dreams.

In the meanwhile, if you should read this before I provide my interpretation, could you tell me some general things about yourself {without giving any specifics as to names, places or personal information that would identify who you are or where you live}. Do you live with your father or both parents? Did you have a good relationship with your father? And your brother? Do you have a younger sister? A little info about these questions will help in understanding the three dreams.

Jerry

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I live with my dad, and my mom left when i was a baby. I do not feel like me and my father have a great relationship.(I mean hes great, i just feel like he doesn't understand me).My brother and I aren't the closest. we used to be as kids, but somewhere along the line, we grew apart. I have a little sister, and i love her alot, but i haven't seen her in about 2 or 3 years(she lives with my mom).I hope that helped. If you need to know anything else, let me know. Thanks so much for taking the time to help.

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Mel,
This last information helped a lot. First your earliest dreams.

First off, dreams of a young child most often are about fantasies and nonsensical things. the world of a child is undeveloped, there are no known reasons consciously of anything except what they experience on a day to day basis. If there is physical and/or mental abuse their dreams would visualize that in a fantasy type way of monsters and ghouls. To interpret dreams of a child one need only look to the latest version of TV programs they have watched or books they have read. An ordinary childhood would have the same type images but likely less graphic and more to do with harmless fantasies. The brain/psyche of a child is in its earliest development and because there are no real life experiences other than what they experience day to day, their dreams are full of fun and fantasies.

With that said there is always the deeper development of the psyche. This would be about shaping the personality and view of life. This is what i will address in my analysis since it is what will be important to you later in life.

My analysis
My original thoughts to the 'truck' dream {walking to your father's truck} which I believe you confirmed in your last post about the relationship with your father and brother, were there were two emotional conflicts beginning to develop in your psyche in early childhood {two tornadoes}. Although the tornadoes could represent more recent experiences as a child {as I pointed to in my opening statement} I am looking for building blocks from experiences. I sense all of these dreams are, besides addressing recent thoughts, experiences and fantasies you had as a child {I'll comment on this at the end of my analysis} are addressing development of your psyche. There is a good chance it is developing into a complexes which in your latest dream is a part of that equation.

The two 'tornadoes' in the ruck dream would be the developing relationship with your father and brother. Being without a mom created a scare for any young girl and if the relationship with males in your life are not especially satisfying then that could lead to a complex involving men in later life. In your first dream {age 14} you are sitting on the floor {symbolizing the foundations which your life is built on} with a couch {attitudes} in front of you. This is an unconscious view of your developing psyche {all dreams address the emotional issues stored within the unconscious}. As you get older those early life experiences/influences {relationship with father/brother/men} begin to shape who you will become later in life. I think in one aspect {again I will address the different possibilities of dreams later} the two tornadoes in your earliest dream would be about your father and brother.

The other aspect the two tornadoes could represent is the male issues as well as being pulled apart from your younger sister. In your first posted dream it is she and your older brother that are banging themselves against the window {windows are openings to seeing unconscious things}. Both were angry. The 'both' in this context would represent your anger about the two 'tornadoes' {male issues and separation of sister/female aspects}. The "I Know who you are!" part is your unconscious revealing these emotional conflicts, the unconscious self knowing they are developing into emotional issues/complexes and trying to alert you to that {dreams are therapeutic in they attempt to reveal emotional issues and the underlying reasons for them}. Living with your father and brother without any female relationships is in itself a reason to look for developing issues. Unconsciously {if not consciously} there is anger at having to live with a father and brother who did not/could not provide emotional nourishment a young girl requires {which would largely come from the mother}. And the unconscious anger of not having that mother/sister relationship is one of the 'tornadoes' in the first dream.

There will be the question of how a young girl of 3-5 would have unconscious experiences related to the issues I have talked about {male and female relationships}. It is now known that the developing mind of a child, even infants] recognize experiences they can not relate to consciously. But these experiences are noted and stored with the psyche and are the building blocks for future years. If a 3 year old child is brought up in a home where the mother and father are constantly arguing, those experiences, although not consciously rationalized by the child} become a part of child's psyche and is stored within the unconscious. It remains there throughout life and can be a big influence on personality and how life turns out for that child in adulthood. I sense this is what these dreams are about in their 'deeper' sense. Your brain has already begun to process these emotional conflicts into life forming traits. At the age of 14 you are going through an important stage in life, physically and psychologically. This is a time in when these issues will begin to shape your personality. Knowing what is possible from the experiences/influences from early life on how your personality is shaped is what the dreams are attempting to inform you about. Of course at your age this is not something you will be interested in. But keep in mind what I have explained and when you get a little older look at who you are and why you are that person and you will see how your earliest experiences in life have helped shaped you. This way you may be able to correct the negative influences {usually that requires the help of a psychologist}. One thing to look for from these early life experiences/influences is how they may influence your relationship with guys as you get older. Not having a mother growing up is a negative since you do not have those needed instructions a mother provides. And the less than great relationship with your father/brother may have consequences in how you choose men in your later life. Keep this in mind for later reference.

Back to your ability to remember your dreams. That shows a keen ability that may involve greater psychic traits. If this true you may possess a higher level of intuitive abilities and even psychic abilities {read up on psychics, not the ones that read cards or predict future using crystal balls but real psychics like Edgar Cayce}. There may be a path in life for you involving these abilities if true. Or possibility in the filed of psychology where intuitiveness is a great asset {I am good at interpreting dreams because I possess developed intuitive abilities}.

And lastly. The two possibilities that the images/symbols represent in dreams. I stated one possibility about the two tornadoes is they represent your father and brother, tornadoes representing emotional 'storms' and your father and brother being those emotional storms {symbolically in your dream}. Then I stated the two tornadoes could represent emotional conflicts involving the relationship with males and females. All dreams and dream images/symbols have at least 'two' meanings/applications {this is what Carl Jung discovered in his analysis of dreams}. The tornadoes could represent both these things. Not only that, the tornadoes in context of day to day experiences could also represent an 'emotional storm' that had to do with something negative that happened on a particular day when you had the dream. Perhaps a boy pulled your hair and this caused an 'emotional storm'. The dream would use the same image/symbol to represent all the things I mentioned.
Dreams are simply fascinating but never simple.

If you have nay questions feel free to post them. I have provided a lot to think about and a lot for a 14 year old to digest. Hopefully I have done it in a way you can understand.

Jerry

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Re: Strange Dream

I am amazed at how you put all of that together. It does make sense. I have always felt, perhaps the need of a mother figure... The tornado dream makes sense as well. I have had them several more time, and i actually have a question about a more recent(the last) one ive had.(This was maybe 3 or 4 years ago) The dram was placed at my current house. Me, my dad, my brother, my uncle and aunt(now they live next door to us) were packing our belongings into a truck(not the same as in my earliest dream). We were packing, because a tornado was coming. It was so close you could see it, but it was very slow. It was snowing, and i kept slipping a bit. The rest of my family were laughing and talking. They were acting as though the tornado was not there. I started to panic(I always felt worried, because i didnt want then to die). Then i walked into a little clearing(that does not exist in real life) and there was the most beautiful water fountain. As soon as i saw it, i was calm. I felt... relieved. Thats how it ended. What amazed me about this dream, was that it was the first that ended in my being calm, and this new dream sign(The water fountain) in which made me calm. So, i already(based on alot of what you said, and some new research) have a good idea about this, but if you could shed some light on it, I would be grateful. Thank you very much, as you have helped me alot.

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Re: Strange Dream

Mel,
Look at the tornado as an emotional storm that may actually involve the family members you named. At the same time some or all of the members could represent 'related' parts of yourself {the men representing your masculine aspects. The packing could symbolizes changes, slow changes in your life or attitudes toward life or even people.

Snow often symbolizes repressed or unexpressed emotions/feelings and the slipping would suggest it is becoming difficult to hold these emotions in. The rest of the family, if your real family, may be making light of something about yourself. If the family is parts of yourself then you may not be taking the emotional aspects serious, which could be verifying the repressed feelings. The panic could indicate a lack of control over your emotions, perhaps a reason you hold them in.

The clearing may represent something is becoming clear. The water fountain {along with clearing} may be the natural process of working through these emotional issues. You have been able to alleviate the emotional storm by not letting yourself be controlled by the emotions. I come to this position from this whole last part of the dream, taking the symbols and looking for a pattern. The clearing would be a place in a natural setting which would suggest something natural is occurring. The water fountain would be natural unconscious processes {water/the unconscious-fountain/natural source of water}. Thus the calmness would come from a natural process. This is a pattern of nature, or in the case of emotions, your natural self.

The question is what have you done, what has changed, or what has caused you to be able to be calm despite the 'emotional storm'? It 'storm' probably has to do with the family members.

Let me know your thoughts to my analysis and perhaps we can learn more about the dream.

Jerry

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This makes sense to me. It was actually around that time that i started getting counseling, and alot of stuff that was going on, was all settling down. So yeah, that makes sense. Thanks so much. I have taken a huge interest in dreams, and im doing alot of research on them. Perhaps, ill be able to interpret my own dreams sometime. Thanks, so much.

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