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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: big building, windows, chairs, tables

    Monpon,
    Your feedback is why I asked for a response. Not having any personal info often limits any ability to put the pieces of the puzzle {your dream} into their proper place. Normally would have provided a summary but intuitively I felt I needed a response before doing so. The info you provided helps tremendously.

    If my description is opposite of your true self then the description is who you wish to be. Feeling small in the buildings would be how you feel within your own body, the buildings are you, your psyche {ology} as well as body. These are aspects you are constantly dealing with and why you have these type dreams {dreams attempt to help resolve emotional issues}. If there are issues of actual physical aspects/appearances those also become psychological. Intimidation may be an issue. Instead of 'positive attitude overcoming negative possibilities' it would be the opposite; negative attitudes needing to be overcome so to produce positive possibilities. You are unable/have been unable to develop a strong positive self. This is why you have such 'complexities in achieving your goals'. In short the person you see in your dreams is your 'dream person', the person you wish to be, need to be.

    What do you do to resolve these issues? Personality and personal traits are primarily developed from childhood and those are derived from those early years. You are your childhood having 'learned' and unconsciously stored early life experiences as foundations for personality development. Outside later life traumatic experiences which can alter or change developed traits what you see, hear and experience as a child and in your childhood environment are imprinted on the psyche {intellectual brain}. Self esteem, self confidence can be traced back to childhood years. You are unconsciously driven by the emotional energies related to early life experiences and influences. Understanding what those are will help you understand why you act, feel and perform in adulthood. Often there are experiences where you blame yourself for negative results in life when in fact the unconscious energies were brought about by or from other people; parents, negative experiences with other people. Looking back at childhood and determining what experiences and what persons {specific negative relationships} formed your personality is a major step in resolving the issues {as well as knowing you are unconsciously driven by these experiences and energies}.

    As for the windows in your dreams. Window are reflective of your outlook on life, how you see and feel about yourself. Dreaming about exams as a symbol can represent low self-esteem/self-confidence. Because the exam was at the end of your dream it would represent where you are in life at the time of the dream {dream structure}. Feeling the exam is not important could represent how you feel about yourself, when examining yourself. Getting to and resolving why you feel this way {what do dreams attempt to do} requires having to get through a 'labyrinth' of emotional issues. But it is important to do so if you want to be that positive person of your dreams. Resolving the childhood issues is at the center in doing that.

    The dream is to the psych{ology} as the immune system is to the body. Nature's tools to heal and protect.

    Jerry

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 70 Altoona, Fl

    Re: big building, windows, chairs, tables

    Thank you very much for the detailed answer.
    I don't remember my childhood being bad, just opposite, however,as you have mentioned, some traumatic experience might happen and i am not aware of that or maybe was later in my teenage years.

    Thank you also for the link of Dream structure, as i am interested and studying a bit it is really helpful.

    I appreciate your time and also your page where I can get a lot of useful information.

    Re: big building, windows, chairs, tables

    Monpon,
    Early life experiences need not be traumatic, merely instilled by repetitive experiences. The best childhood has issues and always are the primary foundations for personality and personal attitudes. As a child you learn from what you see, hear and experience in the environment you grow up. Examples. If both parents smoke it is a greater possibility you will smoke. If your parents argue all the time {not saying yours did} then that leaves an impression on the psyche and more often than not leads to issues with relationships as an adult. A person does not become who they are just by chance, they develop attitudes and traits they learn in childhood. This is established science and social science which includes psychology, sociology, economics, and anthropology. If you want to know who you are and why you are that person go to your childhood and most likely you will discover corresponding experiences in your childhood environment. Not all experiences that happen in later life are directly associated with childhood experiences but how you act and react to them depends on your personality.

    Going back to your first response you states, 'Your interpretations is quite optimistic, high self and good attitude which i would say is just opposite of my life at the moment, i would rather say i am standing still for a year or so and observing how things are falling apart and not knowing what to do." You attitude 'at the moment' was not optimistic. Is that your general attitude or how you feel at that moment? Is your outlook on life normally optimistic or is it more negative? The statement you are standing still and observing how things are falling apart is likely a trait you learned early on. It may be a matter of not taking control. Is that a general trait?

    I don't point to these possibilities to criticize but to help you understand motivations for actions that need be corrected or better understood so you can progress in life. Things happen as much as for cause and effect as it is by chance. And much of what we do is unconsciously motivated with early life experiences being the foundations for our actions.

    Jerry

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 70 Altoona, Fl

    Re: big building, windows, chairs, tables

    I am very positive person in general. It's the last 2-3 years things are not going well no matter how i tried, change, turn around...so i am exhausted.

    Great feedback and was not taken as a criticism.

    Re: big building, windows, chairs, tables

    Monpon,
    Dreams have a general structure and the ending often points to where you are in your current life. Your dream ends with 'It felt like the exam was not important at all but all the labyrinth to get there'. The two words in this last sentence is exam and labyrinth. Let's looking at their possible meaning from my dream dictionaries.

    Exam-To dream that you are taking an exam signifies insecurities, fear of not meeting others' expectations, and fear of failure.
    Labyrinth-To see or dream that you are in a labyrinth indicates your desires to get to the center of some issue or problem. Alternatively, it suggests that you are feeling trapped in some situation. You feel lost and that there is no way out.

    Looking at the dream there are a lot of positives which in general reflects your attitude, up until the last 2-3 years. What has changed or occurred in that time to end the positive attitude? You have tried to change the is but have not been able to do so. Insecurities come into play and there is a labyrinth of emotions involved {dreams are about emotional energies}. The many halls represent connections to your emotions which are full of insecurities. Your past has a lot to do with these emotional energies {some buildings are old} and some are new {with the influence from the old}. Having studied Jung you have insights to your psychology {windows} but you have doors to open to get to the insecurities. Could the exam have to do with some type of assessment about yourself?

    Go back to when the general positive attitude started to change and determine why it did. Look at your insecurities and see where they may fit. Then go back to my analysis and see if there are parts that help provide insights. Remember the dream is about you and your emotions. Everything in the dream refers to you and your life {in symbolic/metaphorical language}. Let me know what you come up with.

    Jerry

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 70 Altoona, Fl

    Re: big building, windows, chairs, tables

    Amazing, I think i am getting there.
    The labyrinth, old, dirty building and windows were again last night dream (this time it was a nightmare) and i do understand it more.
    It is about and old attitude that doesn't want to go away or better said i don't know how to do it even though it is obvious the change it's a must. There is this fear o failure that i didn't have 3 years ago. Maybe it's the age or starting to compare my 'follow the passion' life to my friend's 'playing by the rules of the society' life and of course i have the experiences and they have the stability. What counts?
    The halls are connection to my insecurities/fears and i would say the windows showing me possibilities (if there wouldn't be a fear involved!).
    In my last night dream i did escape the old building through the window, climbing down the tree (here i would say it means pushing my decision or death/rebirth?!), i felt fearless but once on the ground and free i got mentally blocked and couldn't go anywhere. It is interesting that the emotion remembered from the dream is fear but a lot of courage and not giving up to find an escape, that at the end I managed.

    As you have already mentioned before there is a strong part of my unconscious (i was afraid of a dark male in my dream).

    **I am reading this book now Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination by Robert A. Johnson and it's very interesting.

    Re: big building, windows, chairs, tables

    Robert Johnson is a Jungian analyst and provides great advice on dreams. Read the book and then record your next dream. Then go to my Dream Dictionaries and take the images as they occur in the dream and pick the best possibility. Then post the dream and let me analyze it. Then we can discuss what we find.

    Note: My dream dictionaries are not the silly dictionaries you buy at stores. They are very much Jungian based. The Power of Dreams dictionary has more possibilities while the Myths-Dreams-Symbols is geared to a single word and its meaning.

    Jerry

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 70 Altoona, Fl

    Re: big building, windows, chairs, tables

    Hey Jerry

    I have been improving so much with the book, your dictionary and my diary.

    It is very interesting that my constant dreams about buildings, windows, rooms are gone and lately I am dreaming about open spaces, outdoor,...before i was mostly alone or the others were not important in the dream, but now i am surrounded with crowds of people that i don't know but play important part in the dream.
    It also reflects (i can understand better now) where I am at with my life, work situation, feeling of being stuck, the frustration, emotions and the small changes that are happening.

    So the last dream i was on the island, escaping from the island but nobody new why. I was asking a woman why do we have to leave, there was no answer. There was a narrow rocky path we were walking and then all of sudden we came to a cross and the rest were taking either left or right path, but i was waiting confused, because there was no reason (for me) the leave the island anyway. I started to follow a young man as he told me he remembers where he lives. All the time i had a feeling of absurdity of the situation and that maybe it's all a dream.

    Thank you:relaxed:


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