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Crawling Baby

I am currently 15 weeks pregnant & this is my first child. Conceived 3 months earlier than planned but thrilled nonetheless. There is a bit of financial concern but other than than, there are no major concerns in my life.

Last night I dreamt that I could feel the baby kick, I called over my husband to feel it, I then saw the babys face pressed against my belly which made me abit alarmed. Next thing you know it has climbed up into my arm (while still under my skin) & I felt the most intense emotions as I looked at it. It clung to me & my husband had tears of joy in his eyes. The baby looked full term. I said to him, at least now you know its a boy.

I then became alarmed how a 15 week baby could kick & show its face against my belly and survive outside the womb. I urged my husband to call the hospital for advice.

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Re: Crawling Baby

Anonymous,
All dreams are addressing at least two aspects in the dreamer's life {your dreams are about your emotions}. This dream is about pressures and anxieties. On one level it is addressing anxieties related to the impending birth of your new baby {which would be expected}. Add concerns about finances and the anxieties increase. These are shared experiences with your husband {again a norm}.

But there is another level, an aspect related to anxieties related to babies and husbands. Past experiences are where emotional energies take form. Look back at your life and see what experiences you have that are related to these two things. Since this is your first child it would not likely be you having had a baby and your husband. A good possibility is your father. Are there issues there? There may be something in that relationship {early in development} that is an issue.
Below are the amplified images and actions. This is something I do when analyzing most dreams that help in interpretation.

Amplified Images & Actions
Title: Crawling Baby
-Crawling-systematic progression of emotional energies/may indicate depression {sometimes associated with child birth}
-baby-undeveloped/developing aspects

Dream Content
-feel baby kick-needing motivation for something new
-called over husband to feel it-communicating masculine energies/shared experiences related to husbands
-saw baby's face press against belly-being conscious of pressures related to developing aspects materializing
-made me a bit alarmed-anticaption causing anxieties
-next thing you know-anticipation of the future
-it has climbed up into my arm-overcoming aniexties {accepting pending nurturing aspects}
-while still under my skin-subconscious anxities
-felt most intense emotions as I looked at it-feeling insecure when reflecting on experience
-it clung to me-adhering to learned experiences
-husband had tears of joy-animus affecting harmony in life
-in his eyes-the way your perceive animus aspects
-baby looked full term-developed aspects materilizing
-said to him-inner communication with masculine aspects
-at least now you know it is a boy-inner knowledge related to earlier masculine experiences

Jerry

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Re: Crawling Baby

Hi Jerry

Thank you for your insight. I can relate to some of your interpretations eg anxieties relating to babys development and most likely financial worries have also appeared in the dream, I have been wanting to start a 3rd income stream and probably need the 'Kick' to start it.

The intense emotion upon carrying my baby produced such a powerfully positive emotion, I think this is telling me that I will reach a new level of love & experience...or it could be telling me what I will reach my financial goals & be successful?

And you are right about my husbands animus affecting harmonies. I am worried his frustrations will impact my happiness and anxieties causing depression as our current fights are over income.

I dont fully understand the masculine aspect/interpretation of the dream, could you explain with examples?

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Re: Crawling Baby

Anonymous,
I appreciate your follow up response. It does new shine light on the dream on the personal side {something I could not know in my analysis not having the info you have provided}. The first image pointed to a need for motivation in some aspect of your life {feel baby kick}. That would be the 'kick' of the baby {new stream of income}. Having only the image to make an analysis the symbolic representation provides a outline of 'something new kicking' and your added into fills in a personal aspect. As I stated in my analysis all dreams/all dreams images have at least two meanings/applications. Yours is an actual baby kicking plus the 'kick' needed in seeking a third source of income. That plays out with the representation of your husband as a masculine aspect {again with a literal application as well as your inner masculine/animus}. You need to use your masculine energies, the strength, drive and fortitude of your inner male to get yourself in gear, a 'kick' to do so. The dream is communicating these masculine aspects and it is also pointing to the shared experiences with your husband {the literal pregnancy, finances and pressures involved}. My amplification of 'baby's face press against belly' was being conscious of pressures related to developing aspects materializing. Development of the baby, pressures associated with finances and possibly other applications {more than tow is not uncommon}.

But then the dream takes a turn {as pronounced by Jung in his concept of the structure of dreams}, the dream plot. Anxieties related to the baby and finances have been established and the dream seems to be pointing to other anxieties with insecurities being the 'new' development. My sense is this part addresses personality aspects of 'established' inner insecurities, learned aspects where insecurities related to the 'masculine' come into play. This would likely point to early life where an absent of proper masculine guidance or interaction. That would go to 'husband had tears of joy' which my amplification was the 'animus affecting harmony in life'. At first glance that could indicate something had been fulfilled {joy} but put into context with the anxieties and insecurities would read 'a need for fulfillment' because of the way you perceive the masculine/animus/males. There does seem to be inner forces at work that have not yet been defined, emotional energies to do with a male or males in your life that has kept you from realizing the 'joy' and fulfillment. The relationship with a male or males in early life is probably responsible for this personal attitude. Researching and resolving those issues would be required.

As for the question about the masculine aspects. First let me direct you again to my page on the in a man/anima/animus, masculine/feminine aspects of the psyche. This page will fully explain its application as a Jungian concept. But in short the masculine aspects are both your husband, the outer masculine aspect, and the animus, your inner male/masculine which would have foundations in early life with male relationships. Something seems to be out of balance, in one or both associations. Look back at early life relationships with a male {your father is the best candidate} to see what may have been or is not in balance with that. How you react to the present pressures may be influenced by the past experiences. Anxieties now and then, they may be related {personality traits, personal attitudes being influenced/governed by early life development}. How do you handle pressures? Are you prone to exhibit anxiety even in normal circumstances? If there are issues with your father involving a lack of proper masculine interaction or instruction then that may be what the dream is trying to get at. It needs resolution.

If you want to share info about the relationship with your father it may help in better understanding the inner masculine/animus aspects contained in the dream.

Jerry

Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 67 Cocoa, Fla

Re: Crawling Baby

Hi Jerry

I imagine most males/fathers are not around much when kids were growing up 3 decades ago. My father was the sole income earner so I didnt see him as often but I was much closer to him than my mother. My mother would try to help supplement the household income by working sweatlabour jobs at home, to the point of neglecting me.

Growing up I always got along better with males than women so really if there is a issue with a gender it would be with mothers/women.

My baby related anxieties do not have anything to do with being a good mother. Infact, I intend on being the type of mother that I never had, my anxieties relate more to the babys health and development.

If you were to ask about my current relationship with my father, I would say its good at the moment because it is distanced, by choice. To change that would be re-entering into a toxic relationship which I have no intention of re-entering.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Crawling Baby

Anonymous,
Yes, this is very helpful. Different from most dreams that focus on the masculine which most always have negative implications, your dream is just the opposite. The part in the dream where your husband had tears of joy points to the 'positive' relationship with the masculine/males in your life. Having analyzed so many dreams where the masculine is a negative aspect I wrongly took this as a negative despite the positive of the masculine aspects. In fact my first impression was a positive take of the tears of joy {again demonstrating to always go with the first intuitive impression} and I ignored that and had to find other aspects of the dream to support a negative take. The negative relationship was with your mother, the neglect you experience something you are determined not to repeat with your children. Those are the developed attitudes you have from childhood, those with your mother. Of course if I had this info prior to my analysis I could have avoided this mistake.

Looking back at the dream and the amplification of the symbols, one tale tell-tale part was the dream language at the very end of the dream which points to a positive masculine aspect. That language was , "I said to him, at least now you know its a boy". Telling 'him' would be addressing your animus qualities, your inner masculine, and what that is saying is you will be more life your supportive father. Being a boy would support that position. If it were a girl {dream language} then it would be a negative, the girl representing a weak feminine aspect like your mother was in your childhood.

Your response to my analysis is why I ask for a follow up to my interpretations. Every dream is a learning experience. Dreams reflect the true self and not what the ego wishes the self, or the world regards as original. With the limited info I have about the dreamer from the post {age and gender} I can most always pin down the general outline of the emotional energies. It is the follow up response that allows me to make assessments of the personal experiences that underlie the general outline. Usually I need only to build on what I provided in my original analysis. Occasionally, as with your dream, I will make corrections to the analysis since the additional personal info provides conclusive evidence of what the underlying energies are. As with all dreams there is evidence of personal development of attitudes and that comes out with a general outline of them. Add in-depth personal info and the source of the developed attitudes can be identified. Perhaps another title you could have used for the dream would be 'the good mother' since that seems to be the primary message of this dream.

Jerry

Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 67 Cocoa, Fla

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