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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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    Three swans

    I'm in large, very tall building. It's very chaotic and there are people everywhere. It is a place for students to live, with many small apartments. I'm in the reseption, which also is the reseption for a large area of swimmingpools connected to this building. I'm asking about the possibillity for renting a small place for me and my daughter. This must mean that I am no longer living with her father like I do in real life. The girl behind the counter informs me that there will be a new drawing soon (like a lottery) maybe already the next day. I look at a picture of one of the apartments and it's really nice, but the rent is very high.

    Next, I'm in the pool area, in the water swimming with my boyfriend. It seems like the pools are connected and endless. The water is white and there are waves.
    I follow my boyfriend and he suddenly starts to draw a picture on a canvas in the water. He draws three ducks, swimming in water in an icy landscape. It's beautiful and I think to myself: Drawing is just another thing he claims he's no good at, but when he does it, it's perfect!

    The ducks then come alive and we swim with them, at one point I'm holding one of them in my arms. We swim together for a while and suddenly the three ducks are gone and instead there are three white swans swimming ahead of us.

    It feels like we're in the sea and the swans are riding on the white waves. It's a very joyful experience. We swim for a long time and then we reach a massive concrete wall, stopping us from going further in that direction. It feels a bit disappointing, and I believe that the real sea is on the other side of that wall.

    The dream ends with me and my boyfriend coming together in a kiss, and it's like we've come together again after the break up.

    But before I wake up I dream that I am sitting in a room trying to write down this dream, and I'm constantly asking my boyfriends questions to get all the details. I say to him: There are so many elements! And he replies: Yes. You go on and on about that you know... These words hurts me and I get angry and throw the paper away. If it doesn't matter to him, then I won't try to undrestand it, I think. Then I wake up.

    Re: Three swans

    Hi Inanna

    As I am sure you know, there are many possible interpretations of each dream, and certainly in this dream there are may themes to consider.

    I would like to offer one theme -overall reminds me of a damsel, for whatever reason, in a big protective house that keeps her from the world and the world from her.

    what are your thoughts on this dream? do you see similarities between this dream and your life ?
    Is there chaos in your life - this may be inner turmoil.
    Do you feel trapped by life?
    How do you relate to your feelings? Are there parts of your feeling self that are frozen?
    Do you feel / have you felt unworthy in the past (yes all of us have), and maybe now sense that things could be different?
    What are you hidden talents ? What under-expressed or ways of expressing yourself do you have that have been denied or put down ?

    All the best
    Justin

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    Re: Three swans

    I think you might be right about me beeing, or at least feeling, kept from the outside world somehow. I have been "trapped" by an intense inner prosess for quite some time, and I also have had a tendency to live inside my dreams rather than in the real world, ever since I was a child. This is something that has worried me a lot lately, because I get afraid that I don't get the right picture of things.
    It may also be that I sometimes feel trapped by the responsibility of becoming a mother, this meaning I have had to let go of many things that used to define me as a person.
    I'm really going in and out of this emotional chaos, often feeling unworthy and putting myself down. I struggle to deal with some dark and negative aspects within, and I often worry that this prosess is making me very difficult to live with. I guess I worry a lot about loosing what's good in my life because of all this..


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