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Dreams are a succession of images, actions and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind primarily during the REM stage of sleep. Dreams are unbiased, spontaneous products of the unconscious, outside the control of conscious will. The act of dreaming is physical but the contents of dreams is psychological. They are NATURAL expressions of the dreamer's emotional/personal life illustrating experiences that possess strong emotional energies. Although there are literal applications in dreams the primarily language is symbolic, metaphorical of the dreamer's emotional energies.
  • 1. Dreams are about the emotions, emotional energies of the person who is dreaming. They offer advice and a deeper understanding of our waking life as well as the foundations for the emotional energies of the dreamer.

  • 2. The language of dreams is symbolic, but also with literal applications {literal waking experinces}. The symbolic images and actions are metaphors for the patterns or motifs for the dreamer's emotional/psychological/physical life. Every character in a dream is a different aspect of an unacknowledged aspect of the dreamer and/or a prevalent situation in the person's life involving actual persons/experiences {dreams will address both aspects}.

  • 3. The purpose and function of dreams is to guide the conscious self to achieve wholeness and offer a solution to the problems in waking life. Solutions to problems and conflicts from everyday life, as well as the deeper underlying issues, 'emotional injuries' that stem from the foundations of the dreamer {early life experiences and trama experiences in life}.
    ---Dreams reveal vital information that expose the authentic emotions and feelings that are often concealed from the conscious mind.
    ---Dreams compensate for conscious attitudes and personality traits that are out of balance.

  • 4. Dreams are intentional. Nature provides us with dreams to understand and help heal emotional conflicts/issues. Just as the body has the immune system to heal and protect, the psych{ology} has the dream.

  • 5. Dreams possess 'Archteypal' representations. Archetypes are universal, original patterns and images that derive from the collective unconscious and are the psychic counterpart of instinct. An archetype is an inherited tendency of the human mind to form representations of mythological motifs-representations of the symbolic images/actions without losing their basic emotional pattern. Dreams and mythology share the same archetypal images, myths as illustrations of the universal patterns and dreams as illustrations of personal patterns.

  • 6. All dreams have at least two meanings or applications. One is the symbolic representation metaphorical of the emotional energies and the second being a literal application where a person, place or experience is addressing a real life experience. More about this in the Basics of Dream Analysis section

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    Institutionalized

    Last night, I had this dream where I had woken up in some strange institution. Not quite a jail, not quite a mental hospital. Entirely female residents (I will call them/us residents as we were not quite inmates, but were forced to live here) all dressed the same way, in linen shirtdresses. Our wardens, for lack of a better term, are all in pale blue scrubs, but also wear bulletproof vests, full armorlike masks, and carry various weapons. It is unclear if they are weaponized to protect us, or to threaten us. It seems to be a bit of both. At this point, I do not know why I am here, nor how long I have been here. What is known, but never explained, is that we are all here indefinitely. We are allowed our own spaces, and given things that we can use to keep us occupied. I have a zen garden and tend to plants. It is unclear if we are allowed to choose hobbies, or if they are assigned to us based on our mental state. I enjoy what I am given, regardless.
    Outside sources, or sponsors, may give us Boons if they choose. It is never explained, but I know that these sponsors are sometimes family members trying to bring a Resident home. Sometimes they are benefactors hoping to free us. Other times, they are people who want to mess with us, and dangle hope in front of us. In any event, we are not allowed to know who has given us this Boon, but what it entails is a chance to prove that we do not belong there. It is also understood that we cannot refuse a Boon, and that failing to prove that we should be free will end badly for us. We are allowed a set amount of time to go out and gather evidence that we were put here by mistake/deserve to be free/etc. I am given one of these Boons, which causes a significant portion of the other residents to become hostile towards me. I am pulled out of the Institution and taken to a place, which I understand to be my old apartment. Despite the fact that I do not know why I was institutionalized, nor who put me there, I must search for evidence that I should be free. The apartment is trashed. Nothing appears to be mine, anylonger. I search around, and everything is in a state of decay or just total chaos. I begin to find evidence that this is where my ex still lives, and I am fully aware that he could return at any minute. I can’t remember what I found, but it becomes more and more evident that he is the one who sent me to the Institution. The last things I find, are pictures of him with his new family, and shortly after, an engagement ring that is ment for me. At this point, I am shot with some kind of tranquilizer, and dragged away. It is unclear what happens to me after, as this is when I woke up.

    Honestly, probably one of the most disconcerting, yet well-formed dreams I have had in ages.

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 26, Female, US

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    Re: Institutionalized

    Anonymous,
    I will provide an analysis of your dream tomorrow {Sunday}. May be able to do it later today depending on my scheduled appts in Orlando.

    Jerry

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 68 Cocoa, Fl

    Re: Institutionalized

    Anonymous,
    It takes time, and mental effort, to properly analyze a dream. My method {with most dreams} is to amplify the images and actions in a dream and provide my interpretation to the dreamer. This involves both practical analysis as well as an intuitive examination. I primarily look for patterns, continuous patterns of actions as well as patterns of emotional energies. From this a flow emerges that illustrates the emotional energies that define the dreamer's psyche.
    In short I am working on your dream but it is taking time to do it right. I'll try to finish it today but it may take longer.

    I have finished the first paragraph {with possible revisions} and below is the amplification. From what I see thus far there seems to be an authority figure or/and a psyche state of mind and its power over you the dream is trying to communicate. The first could be the result for the second {a good likelihood}. This 'authority' also seems to involve more than just you, other females. A possibility are other women in your family {mother/sisters}. This person, or psyche condition, is both protector and but threatening.

    Repression of certain emotions/emotional experiences also seem to a part of the dream. Not necessarily an unconscious repression but a conscious one {so not to allow the energies to control or hinder you}. There also seems to be a realization of your state of being/mind and a willingness with reluctance to go along with what is given you in life. I sense on one hand a very positive outlook but deeper down barriers to this positive self. Hopefully my amplification will provide insights you will recognize about you and your emotional life {dreams are about our emotions and the emotional energies that influence if not control our conscious lives}.

    Your response to what I provide will be of great help.

    Amplification of images and actions

    Title: Institutionalized
    -Controlling your emotions by repressing them

    dream where I had woken up in some strange institution
    woke up in strange institution
    -woke up-unconscious energies waking you up that something is missing in your life
    -strange institution-forced emotional injuries

    not quite a jail, not quite a hospital
    -not a jail-free but with restraints
    -not quite a hospital-but healing required

    Entirely female residents, all dressed the same way, in linen shirtdresses.
    -female residents all dressed same way-living emotionally/shared emotional traits with other women
    -in linen shirtdresses-emotional energies tailored by foundations

    Our wardens, for lack of a better term, are all in pale blue scrubs, but also wear bulletproof vests, full armorlike masks, and carry various weapons
    -our wardens-authority over you and your emotions
    -pale blue scrubs-cleansing aspects
    -wear bulletproof vests-a shield for a lack of compassionate aspects
    -full armorlike masks-defensive mechanism in hidding emotions
    -carry various weapons-ways to defend oneself

    It is unclear if they are weaponized to protect us, or to threaten us. It seems to be a bit of both.
    -unclear if weaponized to protect or threaten/bit of both-both protector and threatening

    At this point, I do not know why I am here, nor how long I have been here
    -At this point-at this time in your life
    -I do not know why I am here-questioning your emotions
    -nor how long I have been here-from your beginnings

    What is known, but never explained, is that we are all here indefinitely
    -what is known-conscious awareness/a fact
    -never explained-but unconsciously described {in your dreams}
    -we are all here indefinitely-contineous emotional energies for all affected

    We are allowed our own spaces, and given things that we can use to keep us occupied
    -all allowed own spaces-different rooms
    -given things keep us occupied-required tasks absorbed

    I have a zen garden and tend to plants
    -have a zen garden-creating harmony
    -tend to plants-attention on personal growth

    It is unclear if we are allowed to choose hobbies, or if they are assigned to us based on our mental state
    -unclear if allowed to choose hobbies-allowed to pursue own interests
    -if assigned to us based on mental state-reason for your mindset

    I enjoy what I am given, regardless
    -enjoy what I am given-pleasure in giving

    Jerry

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 68 Cocoa, Fl

    Re: Institutionalized

    That does make sense, so far. I am currently working on self-improvement in many ways, but honestly have no idea what my plans are in general. Sometimes this is fine, other times its completely terrifying. I look forward to the rest of your analysis.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Institutionalized

    Anonymous,
    I am working on your dream and will have a final analysis later today.

    Jerry

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 68 Cocoa, Fl

    Re: Institutionalized

    Anonymous,
    Here is the amplification of the images and actions from your dream. Is till need to sort through it all. Here are a couple of patterns I notice.
    1. Emotional conflict 'within' family {and yourself} with a man {father is best possibility} who has a controlling nature who issues punishment but also rewards {when it fits his nature}.

    2. Issues related to your ex that have associations to your father. You seem to still have feelings for your ex but the relationship with your father als seems to be a governing factor.

    3. Institutionalized. Are you currently or have you recently had psychological concounciling? This word {title} is recurring and seems to point to actual experiences. If not having had it may be an good possibility it is needed.

    If you can provide insights to these possibilities they will be of great help. Having only your age and gender I am limited to providing only an outline of the emotional energies. Any additional information you feel comfortable in sharing will be of great help in understanding the message of the dream. I will await your reply and then summarize my analysis.

    Amplification of images and actions

    Outside sources/sponsors may give us Boons if they choose
    -outside sources-external origins
    -sponsors-provider of unconscious energies
    -give us Boones-benefiting positive aspects
    -if they choose-when it fits with emotional needs/desires
    External foundations that benefit positive growth when it fits with emotional needs/desires


    It is never explained but I now know that these sponsors are sometimes family members trying to bring a Resident home
    -never explained-not consciously aware
    -but I know-but consciously known
    -sponsors are sometimes family members-energies related to whole emotional self/actual family members
    -trying to bring a resident home-providing direct supervision
    Not consciously aware but consciously acted out {unconsciously driven}, emotional energies related to family members that provide direct supervision

    Sometimes they are benefactors hoping to free us
    -benefactors hoping to free us-positive aspects that release true emotions

    Other times, they are people who want to mess with us, and dangle hope in front of us.
    -Other times, they are people-negitive aspects, emotional energies/people
    - who want to mess with us-causing conflict with positive self
    -and dangle hope in front of us-offer of positive expectations for conscious life
    Negative aspects/people that promote emotional energies causing conflict with positive self by offering positive expectations for better life

    Experiences with family in early life {foundations} that are responsible for unconscious energies {you are not aware of}

    In any event, we are not allowed to know who has given us this Boon, but what it entails is a chance to prove that we do not belong there.
    -In any event-in whole life {including adulthood}
    -we are not allowed to know-suppressed awareness/emotions
    -who has given us this Boon-of positive aspects
    -but it what it entails- emotional energies
    -is a chance to prove we do not belong there-that should not be a part of self
    There are suppressed emotions of positive aspects related to emotional energies that should not be a part of your psyche life

    It is also understood that we can not refuse a Boon and that failing to prove that we should be free will end of badly for us
    -it is also understood we can not refuse-established energies/experiences you can not reject
    -a Boon-positive aspects
    -that failing to prove-deny established facts
    -that we should be free-free of negative energies
    -will end badly for us-result in negative actions
    You can not reject emotional energies, nor refuse the benefits of following what you are instructed to do despite the negative energies that result in negative actions

    We are allowed a set amount of time to go out and gather evidence that we were put here by mistake/deserve to be free/etc.

    -We are allowed a set amount of time-established pressures
    -to go out and gather evidence-confirming conscious actions
    -we were put here by mistake-not voluntarily
    -deserve to be free-free of negative emotional energies

    I am given one of these Boons, which causes a significant portion of the other residents to become hostile towards me.
    -given one of these Boones-given an advantage
    -which cause a significant portion of other residents-greater part of self/other people in family
    -to become hostile towards me-inner hostility/outer hostilities

    I am pulled out of the Institution and taken to a place, which I understand to be my old apartment.
    -pulled out of institution-established emotional energies coming out
    -taken to a place/old apartment-older aspects/past experiences

    Despite the fact that I do not know why I was institutionalized, nor who put me there, I must search for evidence that I should be free.
    -fact why I was institutionalized-governed
    -nor who put me there-of the reason why
    -search for evidence-confirmation
    -that I should be free-restricted and a need to break away from emotiona energies

    The apartment is trashed
    -an aspect of yourself that is damaged

    Nothing seems to be mine any longer
    -not possessing the capacity to be your true self

    Everything is in a state of decay, or just total chaos
    -degradation of true self/disorder and confusion/loss of self esteem

    Began to find evidence that is where my ex still lives, and I am fully aware he could return at any minute
    -began to find evidence where ex still lives-past emotional energies still exist
    -fully aware he may return at any minute-conscious of emotional energies

    it becomes more and more evident that he is the one who sent me to the Institution
    -emotional energies related to ex that now causes a mental conflict

    The last things I find, are pictures of him with his new family, and shortly after, an engagement ring that is ment for me
    -last things I find-the object of your emotional search
    -pictures of him with new family-mental imprint of emotional complexes that still persists
    -shortly after-previous emotional energies
    -an engagement ring that is meant for me-long term longivity of emotional energies

    At this point, I am shot with some kind of tranquilizer, and dragged away
    -at this point-at a crossroads
    -I am shot with tranquilizer-self punishment you are trying to avoid
    -dragged away-power to control no longer exists

    Jerry

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 68 Cocoa, Fl


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