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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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    My boyfriend's best friend kissed me!!

    I am in a room with a guy friend (who is really my boyfriend of 3 years' best friend.....I'll call him Tim, and he and I are, in real life, really kinda mean to each other, lots of insults, you know) and he's sitting next to my niece, who is 7 months old, on a couch, his arm across the back of the couch behind her, and he's talking to her while she chews on some plastic toy (you know how babies are). I sit on the other side of my niece and start playing with her, and I can see Tim watching me with a smile on his face, and I while leaning into my niece to kiss her forehead or something, I rest my head in Tim's hand, and he leans down and kisses me, on the mouth, very sweetly, a little tongue and everything! and that was the end of that one. I suppose I should add that he and I did go out a couple times before I started dating my current boyfriend, also my boyfriend and I are very committed. I don't get it.

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    Re: My boyfriend's best friend kissed me!!

    Hi Amanda,

    To be up front with you, a lot of what follows below is a “cut and paste” job from a recent post to Erryn that I made on this site, but the ideas relate directly to your dream as well, so I’ll start with them first and then add some comments that may be more specific to your situation. It all may seem a little dry at first, but stick with it and I think that you may find some useful ideas.

    Generally, the image of a male in a woman’s dream often represents her inner masculine side that is also a psychological “complex” formed from early experiences of interactions with her father and other significant male figures. This doesn’t sound too romantic of course, but on the whole it’s better to have some idea of these very real inner parts of yourself that can affect decisions about the most important relationships in your life.

    Frequently this inner man symbolizes issues related to the intellect, thinking, holding opinions in general, and such qualities as assertiveness, courage, deciding what you want and going after it etc. An equivalent feminine figure exists in the psychology of men.

    So to sum up, the image of Tim in your dream probably isn’t dealing with a potential outer relationship issue with him but is more about your inner so-called “masculine” side.

    Since you were at least a little interested in Tim in the past, this tends to mean that he has some qualities or traits of your inner image of a man, and these were unconsciously projected onto him. Since you argue a lot, there may be some annoying traits of his that you share in some way and don’t tend to like admitting about yourself. All the same, these tended to attract you and this could cause problems if you’re not really conscious enough about what the core reason for the attraction was.

    If you like, you can read more about the inner male figure on this site under “Animus”.

    An idea that might be hard to grasp at first is that this image of your inner man often represents the degree of commitment to yourself, to your own self development as an individual.

    If for example a dream shows a criminal-type etc. as a boyfriend or husband, a woman may not be loyal enough to her own developing inner self. In contrast, this dream seems to show that something you did just before the dream may have put you into a positive closer contact with this inner part of yourself (the kiss). So you’d have to think back to recent events to see if anything spontaneously comes to mind that might be related in some way to your being more assertive or going for what you want etc. as opposed to perhaps trying to please others too much.

    Whatever it was may have brought you closer to some undeveloped and what you may see as annoying parts of yourself which can now be further worked at to make them an ongoing element of your everyday conscious mind in the form of useful abilities and ways of acting etc.

    Also, you could focus on the image of your niece in the dream in order to see what spontaneously comes to mind because she could symbolize some new attitude or behavior that should be encouraged to grow. It may seem unlikely, but you could even try thinking back to around seven months ago (the age of your niece) to see if there was any important change in your outlook that occurred around then.

    Your niece could also symbolize the overall potential of who you can become as a woman by integrating all the various parts of your personality into a cohesive whole.

    It’s always best to have some background information about the dreamer and recent events that have occurred before attempting to analyze a dream, so the thoughts above may be off the mark in your overall situation. But if you’d like to explore further this idea of an “inner man”, you might like “Conscious Femininity” as a brief and easy-to-read introduction to Marion Woodman’s writings on the subject.

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