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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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    Dream about an octopoid sea monster

    Dream consisted of A house on a rocky cliff on fire with dead best friend, her dead mother, and father (who is still alive). An octopus monster climbed out of the sea up the cliff. The dream ended. This occurred 2 months after my friend's death.

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    Re: Dream about an octopoid sea monster

    Jackie,
    Mostly likely the house is you and the rocky cliff some aspect of your life. Perhaps you feel endangered because two friends have died. Both were females which may be an indication of your own vulnerabilities. T
    he survivor was the father, a masculine aspect that would be less threaten by death of others {men are less emotional}. Better yet, there may be too many stressful events {octopus} occurring in your life that threaten to over come you {death}. Unconsciously {sea} you may feel you are about to fall off the 'cliff'.
    Look at your waking life and determine where this may fit {stressful aspects}. Don't be concerned about the deaths of friends in your dream. They are purely symbolic of your own emotional life.

    Gerard

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    Re: Dream about an octopoid sea monster

    Octopus are usually symbolic of something clingy. The house on fire at a precipice is a part of you ready ready to die. A part of you doesn't want this and is seeking to take it into your sub.
    YOu may be having trouble getting over a recent loss.

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