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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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    monsters

    in my dream i have a older me and a child me and i have monsters chasing me and the only way to get rid of them is to shut all the doors in the house i achieve this but some how the doors keep opening and i cannot get rid of the monsters

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 21, Michigan

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    Re: monsters

    Stacy,
    Have you had these dream before? Often? That would important to know.

    Younger adult dreams usually tend to focus on the ego/persona building aspect of life, the outer self. But if there are troubled personal experiences from earlier life that remain unresolved, dreams will give attention to that aspect of your life with an intent to help resolve them. This is the inner self. Your own personal psychology, and dreams can be a direct connection to the deeper unconscious.

    Note: This is one area where Jung and Freud deviated in their philosophies. Jung believed in that 'inner Self'.

    First possibility.
    If your childhood was normal and there were not any 'traumatic' experiences are are unresolved {you are still fighting the monsters}, then you should look to current experiences in life to explain the dream. Pressures in life, stresses from everyday life being the monsters. What are your monsters in life? Your job, school, finances, etc.? As the stress grows your dreams will indicate these waking experiences.

    On the other hand
    If there are past troubling experiences, consider the following as an interpretation:

    Normally monsters in dreams symbolize our {personal} monsters. Sever, even traumatic physical/emotional experiences. What happened as a child is still part of you today {the older me and the child me}.
    Those past experiences. You can succeed part of the time at shutting it out but they are still there. No matter how hard you try you can not completely get rid of the monsters {personal}.

    Are you repressing some past childhood experiences? You are only 21 but in your earlier childhood years were there any traumatic emotional experiences that continue to cause distress in your life?

    Why Dreams are Important
    If the above has merit your past may still have some control over you. You may react to or even live life because of these past experiences. It may negatively affect your current life, who you are. Dreams attempt to provide these images so you can work through them. Of course deep wounds from the past need more than just dreamwork to resolve. But dreams do offer up solutions to these 'patterns of behaviour' since they share properties with themes within mythology.

    On Mythology
    In mythology, which share many of the same archetypal symbols as does dreams, the hero/heroine finally slays the monster by confronting his/her fears. You begin a true healing process when you know what the monster is. With help, and preferably with your own self psychology {Jung's Individuation Process} the monsters will stop invading your dreams.

    Let me know your thoughts to the above. I sense it may be deeper aspects at play.

    Gerard

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    Re: monsters

    you may have an inclination toward isolation and introvertion. this may be because you feel awkward and maybe even unappealing toward yourself.you want to hide these aspects of yourself you don't like but can't seem to stop the feelings of being unattractive as a person from creeping out.
    you might just have some insecurities that cause you to feel that way; maybe something that you feel has stigmatized you.
    In most cases these feelings are a complete overeaction to the environment around you; or, an indication that you should change your environment, or maybe grow a thicker skin toward it.

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    Re: monsters

    MONSTER : something is out of control
    SHUT DOOR : tryiong to shut out some problem

    think of hopw dreams can portray your frame of mind right now? How did you feel the day before? how do you feel about the day to come when you woke up? Hopw could the dream portray thwe attitudes and frame of mind right now?

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