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Dreams - What They Are and Their Function
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 attempt to reveal 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 at Power of Dreams

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    Re: What does it mean to dream of being severely punished by your parents?

    Thanks for getting back to me again, I think I understand more now.

    The person that was going to cause the physical hurt when I was underground in a cell was my parents, both of them. I was feeling dread at this prospect during this part. However, in the ledge part it was my mother. I was having to defend against her in that part because she could’ve pushed me off the ledge and hurt me and I was afraid she would. I’m not sure there was a reason she would do this but in regards to them both planning to hurt me when I was underground in a cell was that I had misbehaved or been ‘bad’ in some way I believe.

    There isn’t any physical hurt going on in my waking life, however, there was often the fear of it when I was a younger child (ages 4-12). I didn’t have any reason to fear this nor did anyone or my parents ever hurt me but it was a childhood fear of mine for many years. My dreams recently have been replicating these experiences of being afraid and avoiding being harmed I think. For example, in an older dream I felt I was in danger of being harmed or killed by someone (I’m not sure who) and I was trying to be with my parents to gain safety and in another dream I was abandoned by my family and then promptly attacked with a knife by a ghost. The first example was something that happened often in my childhood (ages 4-12). The second example is something that I would’ve been terrified of happening at those ages, losing my family and therefore, losing any safety and being harmed or killed. I was afraid of being harmed or killed but I felt that I would be safe from this if I was with my parents. This dream also has the element of being afraid and trying to avoid being physically harmed.

    However, I acknowledge these dreams could have a different meaning and that they may point to me feeling too restricted. I do feel that way in waking life. Also, I do fear that I will not escape living with my parents and will never gain independence as well, because I am not sure how capable I am to live in the adult world, so that may be the 17 year old girl part as well.

    I’m just not sure about the physical hurt part still because I relate it to those childhood experiences but possibly it is not related and is just pointing to my feelings of restriction.

    Re: What does it mean to dream of being severely punished by your parents?

    The whole part of the being hurt is pointing to mental/psychological hurt and not physical. That is what I was wanting to understand, was there actual physical hurt/harm by someone. As I noted dreams have a language that is primarily symbolic but with some literal depictions. If there was physical harm in your life that would/could be a part of the dream. If not then it would be symbolic of mental pain. The restrictions placed on you by your parents, and primarily your mother, would be the mental pain you suffered in real life. The cell represents restrictions and being on the ledge with your mother the tensions that exist between the two of you. Push you off could represent her actions pushing you to the point of anger. It is symbolic of the relationship and the barriers {wall} the restrictions caused. And it is as much as an unconscious thing which seems to be brought about by your father's instructions {father who was on the ground}. The ground represents your foundation and support system {father primary source}, experiences and influences in very early life that formed your personality and personal attitudes. The dream is about your feelings related to parents and the restrictions placed on you. At age 16 it is understandable emotions for someone that age.


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    Re: What does it mean to dream of being severely punished by your parents?

    Ok, that makes sense, thanks for the reply.

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