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Strange Dream

Last night seemed to be a smorgasbord of dreams but I only remember a little bit of what I dreamed, but here goes and this might not even be in the proper order but all seemed to take place in the same "world" if that makes sense.

I was back at my home with my family, it was the entire family which is rare because we are all spread out across the US right now. The home I grew up in was not the nicest house in the world but I was back at it. My dad had an individual that I knew growing up, he was the older brother of a friend, helping him to do work on the house and the surrounding area. In the back yard was a patch of ground that had been saturated in urine and absolutely reeked. When this individual saw/smelled it he made a face of disgust and I walked away in embarrassment not sure if he had seen me or not. Right after this I walked up to him and my father as they were shoveling dirt in a near by area. I had asked him if he had gotten married, he said yeah a few years ago and asked me if I was mad about it. I found it strange that he would think me angry about him getting married.

As the dream continued I got the sense that I had just gotten off of work and needed to go to sleep. (I work night shifts for 12 hours and so sleep during the day currently). My family to include my older sisters fiance made mention of going to a restaurant and I decided to go with them. We walked through the restaurant out a back or side door do a picnic style area. My mom of all people mentioned that they would be smoking marijuana. Being in the service and knowing that this could negatively affect me, I declined and started to walk back home. On this walk I saw a person that has made accusations/spread rumors about me in the past. Haven't seen this person in years but all the same I do not like them. I saw a slightly different version of this person three times on the walk. Once or twice at the restaurant, and once more as I returned home. Only thing is that the residence I returned to was not my childhood home but more like an apartment complex. I went inside to lay down and go to sleep but on the outside window I could see what appeared to be a massive black dog which made me a little bit afraid. The window was slightly cracked open (Not broken) and I ended up coming into contact with this dog. For some reason I got the notion to stick my right arm (the forearm portion) in its mouth wondering if it was going to bite me. The dog started playfully biting me the way a puppy would. When I looked at the animal again it seemed to be smaller in size, look more innocent and be much more playful. After this I believe that I awoke as I cannot recall anything else.

Thanks Jerry, next payday I plan on making a donation.

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Re: Strange Dream

To a picnic area not "do" a picnic area.

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Re: Strange Dream

Anonymous,
I will take a good look at your dream later today or in the morning. I get the impression you have posted a dream previously {I get a lot of anonymous posts}. If so if you will provide the name and date of that dream I will use it as a reference to this dream. Often there is an initial dream and following dreams follow up on the original.

Jerry

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Re: Strange Dream

Yes I was the Planes dreams along with the one involving the boat/red parka jacket.

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Re: Strange Dream

Oct 20th and Oct 26th.

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Re: Strange Dream

Samuel,
Just as with your My Dream posted dream, this dream is addressing the issues that are causing your depression and feeling judged. Because it is difficult at best to provide information to specific experiences {I can only outline the emotional energies with the limited information I have about you} but this dream may point to such experiences. The individual you grew up with may be involved {the older brother of a friend} in some way. But there are also indications of less than satisfactory childhood {dream language,"not the nicest home" as well other images/actions in both dreams} which would contribute to issues {and possible emotional complexes. These are deep psychological issues that look to have their roots in childhood as well as later experiences {not seen this person in years} . There are experiences from your past that have caused emotions wounds to your personality which would be why you experience issues with depression. Your 'living in the past in not a good way' is something you consciously experience and may point to issues of exhibiting the same tendencies you experienced as a child {getting slapped}.

From the dreams you have posted I sense a need for therapy to work through these issues and to alleviate the reasons for your depression. Medications will help the depression but as long as the underlying issues are not dealt with you will lack the ability to grow personally and personality wise. Have you considered therapy?

Here is how I interpreted the images/actions {by paragraph}

First Paragraph
-back at home with family-being whole, being secure/contented within self/with self
-home I grew up in not nicest-childhood issues
-older brother of friend-older rejected aspects/issues that are in emotional conflict
-help do work with house-work with inner self/outer issues
-back yard-unconscious aspects in the back of your mind
-ground saturated in urin-feelings of rejection/rejected aspects
-individual saw/smelled-a past experience that was odorous
-face in disgust-rejected aspects that affect your personality
-walked away in embarrassment-rejected experiences that created insecurities/affect self confidence
-walked up to him and father-confronting emotional issues
-shoveling dirt in near by area-buried/unconscious aspect about experiences that caused self confidence issues
-asked if gotten married-issues related to personal growth/unifying yin and yang
-yes, a few years ago-experiences related to past that affect your person/personality in present
-asked if I was mad about it-questions about negative feelings/experiences
-strange being angry/getting married-repressed negative emotions to do with proper personal growth

Second Paragraph
-gotten off work/needed sleep-anxieties created by unconscious energies
-family to include older sister's fiance-issues to do with wholeness including feelings of depression/loneliness
-going to restaurant-overwhelming emotions related to emotional nourishment
-going with them-giving in to emotions
-out back door-unconscious aspect related to emotional nourishment
-picnic area-displaying these emotions/affecting your personality
-mom mentioned smoking marijuana-nurturing aspects requiring inner strength/healing
-being in service-conflicting experiences
-know it could have negative affect-inner knowledge of negative emotions
-declined, started to walk back home-rejected aspects created from foundations
-on this walk-emotional direction caused by negative experiences
-made accusations/spread rumors about past-personal insecurities/feelings of guilt
-seen person in years-years since experiences occurred
-do not like them-unpleasant experiences/memories
-slightly different versions three times-three different times/same experience
-once or twice at restaurant-experiences related to receiving nourishment
-once when returned home-experience that affects inner self/experience at home
-not childhood home/apartment complex-childhood experiences resulting in emotional complex
-went inside to lay down/sleep-unconscious energies caused by past experiences
-outside window/see massive black dog-unconscious energies causing massive negative physical experiences
-bit afraid-anxieties
-window slightly cracked-
-coming into contact with dog-physical experiences
-got notion-conscious experience
-stick right arm in its mouth-ability to express emotions
-wonder if will bite-causing physical wounds
-dog started playfully biting me-physical wounds that affect personality
-way puppy would-dependency issues
-animal looks smaller in size-minimizing issues
-look more innocent/more playful-innocence/dependent emotions


Jerry

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Re: Strange Dream

Gerald,

I have given some thoughts to therapy but I am an extremely private person and really do not like opening up to people. Everything you say in your interpretation seems to be something I can relate to though some things for me might be somewhat ambiguous. I am aware that I am currently in a very negative state of mind, but I just keep going through the same routines. Sometimes I change for a period of time but I keep going back to negative habits.



window slightly cracked- What did you mean by this? It was blank.

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Re: Strange Dream

Samuel,
If therapy is not an option then perhaps self therapy is. Read my pages on the Individuation Process starting with The Individuation Process. This is how I began my journey to self discovery and proper personal growth. By discovering the underlying causes {unconscious motivators/energies} that cause conscious decisions and actions you become able to change those that negatively affect you. It also led me to discovery my great interest and ability in working with dreams. It takes effort and discipline but it can work.

Jerry

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