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the cartoon sky

At the beginning I was in this huge warehouse. It was filled to the roof with tons of random stuff all set up in rows like a maze. I was in a group of three people; a friend of mine and someone else I didn't know. We each had a clipboard with a list of random stuff on it. Our job was to go find all the stuff in the warehouse. Except none of us had a map or knew where anything was. so we just wandered around finding random things.
then we were outside under the overhang at the edge of the roof. it was night, and it was raining. the road in front of us was a wide muddy puddle covered in tire tracks. there were huge search lights set up shining down on people driving forklifts.
then my friend and I were in a small glass room at the edge of the road. A substitute teacher was there. she was screaming at me to find my clipboard. but I'd lost it.
then I was in my parents bedroom. we were all getting ready to go to a super fancy party. I didn't want to go so i walked outside into a park. there were a couple trees and maybe two little kids.
then i was across the street in the back of a white van. there were three men i didn't know, and Aaron Hotchner (from criminal minds). they were all strapping on guns and vests and getting ready to fight. except for me, i had no gun. there were two more men in the front seat. the driver looked extremely edgy. other than aaron and i, all the men were criminals, they were just assisting us.
when everyone was ready they threw open the back doors and everyone in the back jumped out. we ran across the street and surrounded a man in an orange jump suit. he was holding my sister to his body; using her as a shield. they managed to pry her away from him. and once they had her he tackled me and started dragging me towards the road. the other men ran off. Aaron went to help me but the man in the jumpsuit told him to stop. he didn't say anything. he just looked at him and made him stop. whatever he thought that's what everyone had to do. i couldn't struggle. he made me cooperate.
then he drug me into the road. traffic was stopped. there was an 18wheeler parked in the road so that we could cross. the driver didn't want us to get hurt. but the man in the jumpsuit stopped 20 feet infront of the truck. we stood there, and he told the driver to hit us. the man didn't want to; but he forced him to do it.
at the last second the man in the jumpsuit threw me into the ditch. i had time to look up, and then he wasn't there anymore. he was all over the road. and in the grass. and raining down on my back. he wasn't even human anymore, just orange chunks. i started crying. because the diver didn't want to do that. he was forced to kill someone.
the two men in the van began to scream at me to hurry up. to get in the van. i stumbled to them and got in the passenger seat. the driver floored it and we began to drive down the mountain. he would pretend like he was going to run over people on the sid of the road. i was screaming and crying begging him to no kill them. i was trying to put on my seatbelt. but i was shaking too much. the man in the middle seat reached over and buckled it for me. then he held me by my hands so i wouldn't fall apart. he was bad, but he was helping me
as we drove down the mountain the road got too curvy to drive on. the man in the middle and i jumped out to get away from the driver. we ran down the mountain on the side of the road. the road turned to water and the driver began to swim down it. the man from the middle jumped in and the river burst into flames. but the driver didn't die. he turned into Gollum (from lord of the rings) and kept chasing me down the mountain. the farther down i got the more unrealistic the world became. when i reached the bottom the world was cartoon. and Gollum had turned into a giant multicolored cartoon caterpillar. it was happy looking; with a mouth full of razors for teeth. so i jumped into the ocean and swam to the bottom and hid. but the caterpillar chased me. it held me down until i couldn't breathe anymore.
then i remembered i was dreaming. and i breathed in the water and swam away. and the caterpillar chased me around and around the tiny cartoon ocean. and i remember looking up and seeing a cartoon starry sky with white words scrawled across it. and a girls voice narrating.
"And he chased her to the ends of the earth..."

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Re: the cartoon sky

Marie,
I'm working on your dream and I'll provide an analysis and interpretation for you either later today or n the morning. A rather long dream and dreams of a 15 year old are much different than an older adult.

Something to think about. Has there been a recent experience {last few days} where you were expected to do something and did not do it and you were left feeling more or less like a criminal? You had to be made to co-operate instead of doing it voluntarily as you should have. You may have resisted doing this thing fairly strongly but would not be left alone until it was done.

Jerry

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Re: the cartoon sky

Jerry,
I haven't experienced anything like that in the past few days. School isn't something I'd like to go to, but its fairly important so I don't really resist going.

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Re: the cartoon sky

Jerry,
I haven't experienced anything like that in the past few days. School isn't something I'd like to go to, but its fairly important so I don't really resist going.

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Re: the cartoon sky

marie,
The beginning of the dream states what it is trying to communicate. In both your conscious and unconscious life you have the task of discovering life and what it is all about. There is no road map because it is an individual experience with each and every person taking a different path in life. The first part of life is more or less feeling your way through. That is where you are. The second half of life {which will be after you are 35} is spend reconciling what you have discovered {and messed up}.....

There are likely personal experiences where there are conflicts with boys and older men and that seems to be what this dream is about. The personal experiences, those that involve actual struggles of a real kind only you will know about. My 'expertise' is seeing around the periphery of the dream and translating the images and actions into a language the dreamer can understand {the language of dreams is primarily symbol and metaphor-the house is you and the actions within the house are emotional actions within your psyche}.

This dream looks to be addressing a 'learning' experience you have had that left an emotional impact. On the personal side it could involve actual men that have causde some type of emotional conflict for you but certainly not in the way the dream describes the experiences {abductions, being dragged, men strapping on guns and vests-these are metaphorical}. Again what that experience{s} was only you could know.

But the dream also would be addressing emotional issues to do with your inner self, especially your inner masculine aspects, and the conflicts you experience that leave an impression because they are central to your lief and personality. Likely, and because of the dream scenario that involve more or less fantasy actions, you may have a hard time understanding the inner possibilities as well as connecting the dream actions to an actual event or experience in your waking life. I do sense the dream is primarily about the inner conflicts to do with your evolving world and how to handle the pressures from and in it. You have your good side and your bad side, a wealth of strength and fortitude {these are positive masculine aspects} as well as many negative masculine qualities {letting your emotions drag you down, aggressive feelings that lead to negative results}.

The inclusion of famous personalities is most often the result of having identified within those people/characters aspects they possess that you see or wish to have in yourself. A strong masculine aspect, the ability to figure out difficult things in your life would be what Aaron Hotchner may represent. The hero within yourself but a human type that has flaws and weaknesses just as you do {he is you}. Killing someone in dreams is not an actual murder but represents changing something or ending something that has to do with you {inner or/and outer aspects} and your life {changing or ending aspects to do with your relationship with parents as an example}. The actions in this dream are toward you and there is a need to be rescued. What that means is there are emotional aspects you possess that have energies that threaten you and you need to be rescued from those. Dealing with guys at school, males in your life that cause conflict for you, actual experiences that were more or less traumatic that you are still dealing with because they were experiences beyond the norm. These would be more or less personal in nature but the emotional aspects would be about the energies that are a part of your personal makeup and personality. Again, the personal stuff only you can know. The deeper issues are addressed in the dream but because the actions are not defined in a clear sense {ths is due to the imagination of a 15 year old} it may take a couple of more dreams to understand any emotional patterns within the dream.

The central theme, other than conflicts with masculine aspects or/and males in your life, seems to be one of being dragged and chased, being forced into something against your will. That could involve a lot of possibilities. It could be as simple as having to go to school and not really wanting to. Or responsibilities at home and instead of having to do those you rather 'go to the park'. There is one aspect of the dream that may be telling. The dream language of, "chasing me down the mountain. the farther down i got the more unrealistic the world became. when i reached the bottom the world was cartoon", would likely be an inner emotional issue dealing with waking life conflicts with an attitude it is all a cartoon and not real. Teenagers more or less live in a 'cartoon' world and the real stuff is not something you worry about. That comes later in life and is in fact what life is about when you get older {you can't dismiss reality as you can when you are 15}.

Let me look at the other dream you posted and see if I can recognize any patterns that will help understand both dreams and their intended message.

Jerry

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Re: the cartoon sky

Jerry,
This is the first time I've posted on here before. I posted something yesterday using my actual name. Do you mean that dream?

What you said about the beginning of the dream made sense. However I don't generally get into conflicts with people; I actually get along better with guys than I do with girls. I do identify with Aaron Hotchner, I admire his strength, and (I think subconsciously) the fact that when nobody else can figure out how to stop criminals, he's the guy that can catch them. Also he's just really awesome.

The part about me having emotional issues that I need to be rescued from is very much true. I have nightmares or really weird dreams mostly every night. I don't know why this happens, because everything I've read about people having nightmares a lot, they've always had some traumatic event. However I haven't had any traumatic experiences, ever. I mean every day is fairly traumatic because I am a socially anxious person and I have to go to school and interact with people, but that's normal. There's never been a large traumatic event.

Is it normal to constantly have weird dreams?

Thank you for looking at this and telling me what some of it means.

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Re: the cartoon sky

Marie,
You must be sharing a computer with other girls your age {not a problem}. I saw the same IP address and thought perhaps you were using another name.

If you can provide some info on possible conflicts with guys in your life that may help determine if there are actual unconscious conflicts the dream is addressing. That could include issues with your father {perhaps your parents are divorced and that causes a conflict with/about him}. Or any emotional issues involving guys that were not the normal experience a girl would have {actual trauma from a guy}.

Absent those possibilities the dream is likely addressing an issue or issues to do with everyday life involving stresses. Starting back to school and the peer pressures can cause these type 'emotional' issues. That is what dreams are about, emotional issues and conflicts that need resolution. Dream language is symbol and metaphor and with teens and younger people it is difficult to determine everyday emotional conflicts from the deeper issues that may be present {like a real abduction or punishment by men}. Teens still possess a 'cartoon' like outlook on life to a great degree and dream images can be very exaggerated to the point they seem to be worse than the real issues are. I can only see the outline of an emotional conflict and not an actual experience or recent conscious experience. The dreams of a young person and teens are much more difficult to understand when the issues are everyday pressures and not a deeper emotional issue {such a traumatic experience in life}. Added info about guys in your life, especially anything that may have been 'traumatic' {even father issues} then perhaps I can better determine if there is something that needs more attention.

Jerry

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Re: the cartoon sky

Jerry,
The thing about the IP address, the other dream is mine, I just posted it using my actual name.

I've never really conflicted with any guys. I was bullied by my best friend for a really long time (I no longer associate with her, but there were no guys involved. And my parents are still married; my dad is actually one of the only people I can talk to, so that's not it either. And I had this dream before school even started, so I don't think peer pressure is it. I don't really care what people think about me anyways. I do have a boyfriend but I've never had any conflict with him.

There was this guy I knew last year, he was a senior and he liked me. But I was just friends with him. When he got super creepy I just stopped talking to him. We didn't fight or anything. I don't know if that could be considered traumatic. It wasn't a big deal to me.

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