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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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    I have re-occuring dreams of returning to a house where I lived where there was alot of conflict. There are always alot of baby snakes in the back yard to where I can't take a step without stepping on them.
    The snakes all have markings of rings around them. They don't strike, they try to get out of the way as I am walking. I have not lived in this house for 5 years. Anxious for comments.

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 60 Ohio

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    Re: Snakes

    Hi Elaine,

    Usually a dream interpretation is much more accurate when a fair amount of background information is available about the dreamer, but in general it’s likely that the house in your dream tends to symbolize a sort of fixed group of upsetting thoughts and feelings that surround the apparent conflict that occurred in the outer house and which tend to pop up unannounced and unwanted when certain types of events trigger them once more.

    In this approach to your dream, the baby snakes could represent these strong emotions, perhaps related mostly to fear and general distress, that keep cropping up no matter how you’ve tried to put aside what happened in the outer house. Being in the back yard suggests that these emotions do tend to be “kept out back” and are mostly unconscious, perhaps not having been dealt with enough so far.

    But in your dream they are baby snakes, don’t strike, and actually try to get out of the way. This might suggest that some new approach is possible (being “babies”) and another idea in the image could be the need to take care not to squish these fears and other emotions but to look at them again, perhaps with the help of a trusted friend or counselor.

    The rings around the snakes could be related to the symbolism of the ring in general, that is, a sort of emblem of your complete personality from which nothing should be excluded if at all possible. That way you are more complete as a person no matter how painful some aspects of life are, and hopefully a feeling of overall self acceptance and contentment can emerge.

    In this take on your dream, the fact that it is reoccurring suggests it would likely be best to face what happened in the outer house and it’s usually better to do so with some help along the way.

    Checking out the dream dictionary on this site regarding snakes, rings etc. as well as browsing through the various other information present should also give you some valuable ideas

    Anyway this is just a very brief look at one possible meaning of your dream. If you mull over this approach and the dream stops reoccurring in its current form, especially if you’ve sketched in some ideas on how to look more closely at the emotional debris caused by the events that took place in the outer house, this would tend to indicate that the basic message of your dream has been hit upon correctly. Otherwise, some other fundamental meaning is likely involved and you’d have to keep digging. But if this happens don’t give up because dreams can be a very valuable resource in helping an individual cope with the various stresses and questions that arise from day to day living.

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    Re: Snakes


    This recurring dream may be trying to tell you that you do need to revisit events associated with the house or the people associated with the house.
    Was this related to someone you were married to?

    your comments ?

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