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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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    leech

    Hi all,

    I dreamt I opened an attic window, while an older petite blond thin woman in a flowered dress stood behind me.

    as soon as i opened the window, a thick black leech came in and attached itself under the skin of my right hand.

    I grabbed at it and tried to take it out, but it borrowed itself deep and I feared it would enter my blood stream and I would die of infection.

    and the part that i thought i took out splintered into tiny pieces and kept reappearing in different parts of my hand....like those magic candles that you blow out but never really go out...

    it was horrible. I think something else happened, will have to check my dream journal later but those are the essentials.

    what stands out about the leech was its very black color. like the hair color of a new friend i just met who i feel uncomfortable with, and who was introduced to me by a petite older woman...(but don't let that influence the dream interpretation please.)

    thanks so much
    May
    p.s. in light of the difficulty I have been having with identity dreams this is a rather strange turn of events....

    Re: leech

    Hi May

    Each person in a dream symolises an aspect of the dreamer, females typically represent our feeling/ emotional selves, Hair is characteristic of power and the colour blonde can represent a light spiritual power. This woman is older 'wiser', as a youger a person represents the more immature aspects of self. the fact that she is stood behind would suggest that you are unconscious of this wiser spiritual power of self.

    The attic can be a place where we store things from the past, ie past experiences, Was there a reason you opened a window in the attic, pending on this it could mean that you are opening a window to this part of self and what comes in is a leech a black one, black tends to denote fear and your response to this leech is to fear your going to die. This underlying fear in your life seems to be draining you, draining your life force, familiarising yourself more with these feelings of fear that overwhelm you, as being fearful that you are going to die suggests The I the ego personality is going to die as a consequence of these fears, this is your real fear again to do with losing your identity.

    Your more lighter 'petite' wiser self remains behind you unconscius, the dream suggesting that getting to konow this part of yourself will help you.

    As mentionning in your earlier dream 'fake identity' doing some journal work may help you unlock some of these deeper feelings/fears looking at the situaltion in your life with the person youve just met recently whom you feel uncomfortable with may indicate where you are giving your power away, asking yourself what about her makes you feel uncomfortable may unearth any hidden fears that are leeching on you and may be fears that are generated within from past experiences, that you have just recently opened a window on.

    This is just my perspective take from it what feels right from it.

    best of luck to you
    Marce

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    Re: leech

    Hi there again another thought that just occured to me, is not only is the dream suggesting to get in touch with that more wiser femnine part of self but maybe that your fears are based in part of acting out from your more powerful/wiser feminine self.

    how do you relate to others, do you go along with what people say, have trouble saying no, and voicing your own personal power, these feelings can splinter overtime multiplying as one bounces from one situation to the next draining you and sucking your life force. Others in our life that we meet often trigger these deeper ways of relating over and over again until we learn the lessons. Our world acts as a mirror and it is the smybolic wiser self in your life that has introduced you to a girl with dark hair like the leech, no coincidence Jung would of said, does she trigger your sense of fears about self in the process relegating your personal power to the back of you.

    just some ideas thrown in I might be completly of cue as all dream interpretation is very personal and ultimately only the dreamer can really know ones dreams.

    good luck Marce

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    Re: leech

    Wow Marce,

    You are spot on. Your interpretation was perfect and tied together all the issues of identity, personal power, finding my femininity, and my fears. Wow. You are exactly right on so get rid of any concerns about being off! Thank you! You gave me a lot to think about and work on and will do!
    Again, wow and thanks!
    May
    p.s. the woman standing behind me had short hair as did the friend who introduced me to the new acquaintence and I wasn't even away of my survival fears, in my journal I actually wrote I was afraid the leech would suck away my blood and I would die of anemia. so much to think about!

    Re: Re: leech

    Hi May

    Marce has offered a great interpretation, and this has clearly hit the mark, giving you lots to think about ,,,

    Yes the leech - something that is sucking /leeching your life force ,,, what about the site - in the palm,,, is reminded me of the wounds of Christ - being nailed to the cross. Is there a matyr aspect to this?

    There must be some shadow aspect, the black colour.
    And something that you don't consciously feel - we don't feel the bite of the leech.

    Lots of grist for the mill

    All the best to you
    Justin

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    Re: leech

    Thankyou for the feed back May im glad it rang a bell for you, good luck with unravelling your fears.
    Justin also gave some valuable input in relation to the site where the leech attached itself, an avenue worth exploring.

    all the best Marce

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    Re: leech

    Hi Justin and Marce,

    Thank you for your great input.
    Yes, the site is my right hand, right in the palm...I do a lot of writing and typing daily so this is the first association that came to my mind. I'm struggling with my academic programs and with the financial aspect as well....but I think my dream is telling me there is more to it than that...especially as I didn't feel the bite.

    Thank you again!
    May

    Re: Re: leech

    the blood sucking leech ,,,,,

    the right side - the side of domination, control, (you are right- handed),,,, and the hand that satifies the patriarchal value system that you are plugged into - a bit like the leech plugs into us ! Painlessly sucking the life out of us !

    Out hands ,,, the expression of your selves / Selves inot the world ...

    wishing you the best !
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