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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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    killing old lions

    I dreamt recently I was dressed as a gladiator. I was alone in a Roman Circus armed only with a wooden pole. Then some lions were released. They were circling me. They seemed old and sluggish yet dangerous. One by one I killed them by driving my pole into their bodies forcefully. Finally they were all dead. Although gruesome, this dream felt positive and envigorating.

    My personal situation is quite stressful, being a recent father of twins, which is a dramatic life change for me.

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    Re: killing old lions

    There are several possibilities to what your dream may be trying to addressing. The stressful situation of the changes in your life, the responsibilities of being a father, husband, provider, those are gladiator type experiences. Trying to keep the family whole {circle} and safe in a dangerous world. With experience you learn to better take on the challenges {the opposition becomes old and sluggish, but still dangerous if you are on constant guard - stress}. Eventually life settles in and confidence grows.

    The way you felt when you awoke says a lot about the dream. Positive, even with the negatives of life.

    Lions are often symbolic of the masculine. Or a test of strength.

    But that doesn't explain the pole. It could have personal connotations, something personal no one else knows about. It could fit very well with that. You would probably recognize any associations if given thought, and if applicable.

    Poles often have sexual connotations. Driving my pole into their bodies could be reinforcing that possibility. It could be addressing virility aspects/conflicts. Being in the prime of mid-life, and with a family later in life, perhaps you are 'full' of yourself, a gladiator, masculine warrior. Or because of the stress it is the opposite, a need to still prove yourself. It is common for someone your age. Of course all the symbols must be addressed to understand what else the dream may be pointing to {if indeed they fit with your life}. The circling may be addressing a need to be whole again.

    Of course poles could be, poles, a weapon. If the scenario plays to script {Roman gladiator killing lions} the poles could be spears. Again personal connotations will often add flavor to dreams blurring actions that should fit neatly. Dreams seldom do that. Many things must be considered when interpreting dreams competently. The dream felt positive and invigorating. Where in your life of recent has that occurred?

    Take the above and see if fits somewhere. It could be a simple stress dream combined with a positive self attitude. It could be addressing deeper issues. Mid-life changes and issues are given more thought {a natural aspect}, introspection becomes part of life.
    Let me know your thoughts.


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    Re: killing old lions

    i was surprised about the 'circle' symbol representing the family. That sounds about right

    the agression of me towards the lions could indicate my resentment of my parents, which i have unresolved issues with since childhood (who hasnt ?)
    The lion would be the mother-lion than.

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