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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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    Nightmare...did this void out my other dream??

    Ok, it's after 4 am, so maybe I am not thinking coherently to ask the subject line question.

    I just had a nightmare and wanted to post it since it's significant. It's the latter half of a dream, the rest I can't remember - but this was:

    My sister and I are walking back to my parernts house. We have the intent to do laundry. Amy is carrying about 5 things wrapped in a large towel. She unhooks a fence with a heavy lock (parents do not have in waking) and we head downstairs to their basement where their laundry is (real in waking) she had handed the small load to me. We were making fun of an aunt and uncle of mine (but why we were making fun makes no sense in waking). My uncle was diagnosed with an illness in waking, and he comes to me for mental comfort and spiritual comfort. My aunt is a strong skeptic, which I appreciate. These 2 qualities came up in the dream when I said to my sister that my uncle asks for help (I used a weak voice) but then my aunt depreciates my comfort, in the dream by saying (real masculine) "well why you're here, why don't you do some laundry?" I take stock of the room and see a large back mass - a blob, really, of what I take to be 'stuff' (material) to my left. I was thinking it was alot and should be thrown away. The washer and dryer were more centered in the room, not like in waking (but I know, this is a dream!)

    Anyway, my sister gets the laundry started and we're talking and laughing a bit when we both suddenly hear terrible screeching of car wheels. So much so that we stop what we are doing and look up (as people do). We're waiting to hear the crash. Oh boy do we hear it. There is this large, reverberatig boom. My sister says to me "Wow that sounds close" It is then that I turn to my left and look up, there are no upper levels of the house. It is this basement, with no roof, only sky above. (Where are the other levels, right - basement is focus here) I look to my left, where is the actual front of my parents house and see a police car crashed on the lawn with a couple of other cars. I say "Oh my god Amy, that's because the crash is right out front!" We're both moritifed.'

    I then see a female police officer (tiny brunette) open the fence again. A large black male runs through the fencec carrying something. He jumps down into the basement and my siter yells "Run!" she runs to the left, for some reason I run right. Nortably, I try to run toward and area with "stuff" (materialism?) but find no protection there. He catches up to me. Never actually TOUCH toches me, but instead points a bottle that looks like the Method bottle (all natural good for the earth and you cleaning products - symbolic I KNOW) So he points this bottle at me in what appears to be desperation.

    Both of my hands are out to my sides (like, I have no weapons, please don't hurt me, the whole "surrender" move) and then next to this black male is a man in a labcoat. I think: Scientist. So fo visual effect, it dawns on me in waking now, we form a triangle, me at the peak. I am standing where in waking, my parents washer and dryer SHOULD be, but of course, isn;t. I am facing to my left, the black make and to my right, the scientist. Both at a distance.

    The black male is holding out to me this spray bottle. After all the yelling I hear I decide to take the bottle, figuring if I was in control it would be better than him squirting me outright, since what is IN this thing? The scientist is calm. The black male never speaks, just looks to me as if in quiet desperation and in a demanding sort of a way.

    So I am holding this bottle. Mentally I know I hear the black male saying to me (wearing green, now that I remember it) "spray the bottle now". I look at the bottle. Somehow the scientist guy knows I know to spray it and tells me it is ok. The people in the background fall away (of course, telling me NOT to spray it) While I know I don't know what will happen, because all assume it will be bad, I know to trust the scientist. His voice seems rational.

    So I spray (I know, here I go!) 3 times. The black male breaks the triangle and runs right as soon as the scientist sprays this purple effusion of something straight to where the black make was standing. A large fire explodes. (spray bottle then disappears, no one takes it, however)

    Everyone else is now gone except for me and a hispanic? native american? man standing in purple to my left, against the wall, who has been there the whole time (who at points looked black, but upon further inspection, is not) I see the flame has this life of its own and then starts to move toward me. I don't want to be where the stuff is, figuring flammability, so I run straight ahead, toward (in a sense) the man on the left. There a doorway appears before me. I see bright colors, this doorway leads upstairs I think. (in waking, there is no door here, but instead a workbench) I remember the vibrancy of home and the color red was prominent.

    Fire then attaches to me. Literally, from my crown, to the small of my back, I have flame on me. I scream out for someone to please help me. I think to myself that I should drop to the ground, but instead, run with hands flailing.

    I remember wondering why the hispanic/native man wouldn't help me, he just stood and watched, waiting, as if to take action, but not to put out the fire, so I didn't understand (how can you when you're covered in flame?) and I remember knowing that fire should burn and that it did not and wanted to know WHY and then literally was waiting for the flames to burn. And then in my minds eye I was thinking "third degree burns along the back and torso regions"

    I woke up then, feeling hot everywhere. I think I was starting to burn, but am not sure. A little on the waist and tips of the hair (my hair in the dream was in a ponytail). But again, I don't know if I was over reacting or what because it was a nightmare and you know how that goes.

    And I've never been so compelled to type at 4 am.

    I instantly wondered if I negated the first dream by this dream....I've had some recent purges in my life and then someone re-entered it that i thought was gone. I am holding onto the teachings I've taken in during the time of the purging and replenishing (so to speak)...does this mean this person coming back into my life shouldn't be trusted and will 'burn me' so to speak?

    Or did I, in fact, walk through a flame of spirituality and transformation? I don't know if I made it, since I woke up, but I was almost wondering if the hispanic/native man was a shaman and would be there to help me when the time proved appropriate. I think now and say "Gee, Jack, the fire WAS at your crown."

    I sincerely appreciate your thoughts on this.

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    Re: Nightmare...did this void out my other dream??

    Jackie,
    I have a full day scheduled and it may be later in the day or in the morning before I can thoroughly review your dream. I or Cavebear will definitely interpret the dream. Thanks for your patience.

    Gerard

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    Re: Nightmare...did this void out my other dream??

    Not a problem! Thank you for the response!

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    Re: Nightmare...did this void out my other dream??

    hi, this dream certainly seems to reflect some sort of turmoil,
    as i am sure you know,nightmares usually are the effect of issues not confornted,
    descending into things(the basement )may very well represent the descent into your own unconscious,
    the fact you were on your way to do washing may suggest the need to come clean about certain aspects of your self/life,
    the main part that caught my attention was the distinction between a lower level(the basement)and the disappearence of the upper level,
    to me the house usually refers to the self,it is where you live,
    the dark shape of matter may be that something that scares you,maybe a repressed experience from way back,
    the scientist and the coloured guy and yourself most likely are the differnt aspects of yourself in conflict,the scientist would be the rational as you said yourself,the coloured guy,well in a lot of myths this aspect represents the bush soul,that part of us that is wild ,but still connected with our primal exmotions,


    in a nutshell,is there a conflict between your unconscious drives and your conscious motives,
    this is by no means an iterpretation,only you can do that,but i hope my thoughts give you a starting point,

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    Re: Nightmare...did this void out my other dream??

    Jackie,
    After you respond to Cavebear's post I will analyze that and the dream content and see what I can come with. Such a long dream takes a lot of analyzing. Also, your previous post may provide insights to this dream since dreams tend to come in sequence.

    As far as negating the first dream. All dreams are a constant source of information about your emotional life. Each dream provides insights to the deepest unconscious and all dreams have a message. I don't see where one dream negates the other. They would tend to offer new insights instead.

    Gerard

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