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Naked baby girl

In my dream, a naked baby girl is laughing and playing with her genitals. She is sitting in a high chair. I hear her laughter and look at her and think she is so beautiful. Somehow, I know that she is me. But then I get really embarrassed that she is laughing because is she is playing with her genitals. I look at her genitals and immediately shift my eyes. I don't remember after words what happens.

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Re: Naked baby girl

OG,
My sense from your dream is you possess certain attitudes about sex or your sexuality which were developed early in life and need an adjustment. The baby is you, attitudes you possess. The dream states as much {Somehow, I know that she is me}. The attitudes were developed while your psyche was vulnerable {baby} and were stored in your unconscious {and likely are motivators for attitudes in adult life}.
Here is how each image/action would be broken down symbolically {dreams use a language of symbols and metaphor}.

The naked baby girl would represent true emotions that make you vulnerable due to particular exposure during early life. Laughing would represent a need to release these emotions so you can adjust those attitudes that are not balanced. Playing with the genitals would represent feelings about your sexuality. The high chair would point to these mental attitudes. Thinking the baby is beautiful would be the adjustment needed in these attitudes. Being embarrassed would point to weakness toward your sexuality and shifting your eyes would represent a need to shift your mental focus from the negative attitudes toward positive ones. This would require a psychological examination of your life, especially your early life, and determine why you possess these attitudes toward sex/sexuality. Somewhere in childhood/early life you may have lost the innocence of a normal attitude, a negative experience{s} or being in an environment that would cause you to possess a particular attitude toward sex.

Because all dreams have at least two meanings/applications there may have been recent experiences to do with sexual attitudes that prompted the dream. Because I know so little about your personal life {age and gender} the best I {or any experienced dream analyst} can do is outline the underlying energies within your psyche. Your dreams are about you and your emotions, in particular emotions that possess strong energies that point to out of balance attitudes/aspects. Dreams attempt to communicate these out of balance attitudes/unconscious energies so the dreamer can make changes so to bring about balance. As the immune system is to the body, the dream is to the psyche. It is nature's device to bring about psychological wholeness.

Jerry

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Re: Naked baby girl

Thank you... I was told my father always wanted a boy and that he left the hospital when I was born because I was a girl... I don't know if it is true, my mother told me this and she told me a lot of things that are not true. I believe I was neglected as a baby and a child. that is why I was naked. My mother was depressed according to her and did not wanted to live and thought about suicide with me in her arms. I think maybe these are feelings that if I was not a girl my father would have loved me more???I think that I was laughing so my mother would not kill us both. As cute as I could be in my neglected and girl state.... It is almost like although I am a girl, and neglected, I am still cute and beautiful so don't kill me...

What do you mean by high chair would point to these attitudes?


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OG

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Re: Naked baby girl

Oya,
First to answer your question about the meaning of the high chair. Chairs often represent taking time to contemplate an emotional situation. The high part would represent the thinking mind {parts of the body are often symbolized by these descriptions}. The sentence before the high chair alluded to playing with the genitals thus what was being contemplated was that emotional aspect. This would suggest unconsciously, and perhaps recently consciously, the symbolism of playing with the genitals {attitude toward sexuality} possessed strong emotional energies. Has the subject of how you described your birth {being a girl and not a boy} come up recently? Is this experience something you have had questions about and wish to find answers? Dreams address emotional issues that are in conflict. Your explanation of your birth could very well be the sexual aspects I spoke to in my analysis if indeed it is/has been an issue in your mind. A usual meaning of laughter is it represents an emotional release and the description of thinking the baby is so beautiful may suggest there are/were issues to do with not 'feeling beautiful' and those negative emotions would be what is in need of being released. Dreams are a conduit for such a release.

As for the baby being the main focus of the dream. Time frames of age in a dream usually point to actual experiences during that period of life. Of course you would have been to young to remember experiences at that age {memories begin at age 4 or 5} but if it is an issue, even one placed in your psyche by your mother, then it would be as applicable as if you did remember the experience {your father wanting a boy and being disappointed you were a girl}. In the dream there is the direct statement, "Somehow, I know that she is me." That somehow may have been your mother telling you the story was true. Whether she was telling the truth would be an emotional issue in itself and in fact could be a part of the stimulus for the dream. You are unconsciously {and perhaps in recent waking experiences, consciously} questioning her truthfulness. The embarrassment would represent hidden weaknesses, which could result in a lack of self-confidence. If your father had such a strong opposition to your being a girl instead of a boy, and held that attitude throughout your childhood, the gender sexuality issue could cause a weakness in self confidence {does this apply to your personality, issues of self confidence?}. The dream statement, 'playing with her genitals' may be a statement of playing with the fact your gender is female and not male by your father. You state in your response there were neglect issues and if your father's attitude were a part of those then the issues of gender/sexuality would fit with the dream.

But there is the issue of whether your mother is telling the truth. In your original dream post you state you do not remember what happens afterwards {what you posted as the dream}. The rest of the dream {you did not remember} may have addressed the issue of your mother's truthfulness since that is an aspect of the baby/genital emotional energies. If you can remember another dream and post it, especially after this dream and my analysis}, that could continue where your posted dream left off and indeed address the issue of your mother's truthfulness. It would seem that issue is as important as the gender crisis caused by your father {if indeed it is true}. Nether the less, it could be your mother told you this story early in life and it was stored within your psyche as a truth and whether it is true or not may matter. If it was planted then it is still there as an emotional energy that needs resolution. That is the function of dreams, to help the dreamer realize and understand emotional energies {often totally unconscious} so there can be a resolution to the issue.

Another thing to consider is whether the whole experience has had any influence on your sexual attitudes or issues to do with being a female and not a male. If in early life the issue to do with not being a boy was a constant experience then it could very well have an influence on your personality, other than just possible self confidence issues {which, if there are self confidence issues, could point to animus issues which could be a part of the sexual/genital images in your dream}.
I don't wish to be vague in my response but with what little I know about you personally limits my ability to understand any relative issues the dream could be addressing. If I knew about your life in-depth then I {or any trained dream analyst} could tie the dream images/actions to your life {unconscious as well as conscious} and properly define the emotional issues that are in conflict. When that is achieved then resolutions to the issues can begin and any unconscious motivating energies over you conscious life can be resolved and removed.

Jerry

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Re: Naked baby girl

This dream illustrates how I can read the outlines of an emotional issue {from dreams} but not the actual personal experiences. Of course the only thing I know about the dreamer when I give an analysis is their age and gender. When I have knowledge of their personal life I can provide an analysis that includes the personal experiences, providing associations from the dream images/actions {which are primarily symbolic/metaphorical} that apply and fit the dreamer's life {conscious and unconscious}.

Jerry

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