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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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    animals in the water

    Hello everyone,
    I had a dream lastnight that left me with a happy nostalgic feeling when I woke up.

    I was at school, about to write an exam. I wasn't nervous. We were all sitting at a long conference table and our test papers had bar codes which the teach was collecting. A boy in my class was walking around taking other people's barcodes so that he could cheat (this boy is actually in my class at school and does seem to ride on the coat tails of others). I felt contempt towrds him and was relieved that the teacher got to me first.

    Next, I was sitting at a desk that was pushed together with three other desks, much like when I was in jr high. I knew the two girls across from me, the person to my left was completely shrouded in shadow. The presence felt male, and at some times I thought it was my partner. We began our exam and I felt at ease, possibly a little bored. I felt prepared though. I looked up and saw that there was a roof that ended over our desks, there was a bird feeder and there was so many blue jays. I became really excited and told the girls across from me. they were also excited. I whistled and a cardinal came to the feeder. I was completely mesmerised. I looked past the birds and saw that a whole bunch of rare animals had congregated in the water of what must have been a lake. There were afgan dogs, polar bears, seals, and many many other kinds of animals. I was really excited and watched as all of them uniformly ran, splashing, from one side of the shoreline to the other. A fluffly looking bird caught my attention and I saw a baby spotted snowy owl floating down onto a branch, followed by another baby, a mother, and then the father who was very immaculate. This made me even more excited. the father owl flew down to the water and joined the other animals in their back and forth run in the water. by the time he reached the water his torso had changed to that of a mammal's with wings.
    I became aware that I still needed to write my exam and felt burdened by it, burdened by needing to write out everything I knew and express myself concisely.

    The animals all gave me such a senseof excitement and the dream left me with such a positive feeling, I'm very curious about what it means though. Any insights will be greatly apreciated :)

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    Re: animals in the water

    Hi Katharine,

    Another way of looking at exams is "being tested". Tell me, Katharine, do you know the biblical story of Noah's Ark? If you have a look at this story in the context of your dream it may add something to it.

    But remember that understanding ones dream comes with great responsibility. You have to do something with it on a conscious level.


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    Re: animals in the water

    I get the impression from the dream there is a mistrust of some masculine aspect in your life, whether it be your animus or some real life male. The first part of the dream focuses on the guy who cheats, and the second part of the dream has the presence of a male who was in the shadows {perhaps an unconscious attitude-your actual shadow in a dream would most always be feminine}.
    Yet there is the feminine aspect too {two girls}, one that seems to be familiar, perhaps suggesting a trust in your feminine senses {an a mistrust of the masculine?}. And Stephen's point about the exam is valid. The bar codes may represent hidden aspects that you do not trust {again, perhaps having to do with masculine traits or people}.
    The excitement you feel from the animals, could this be nature, or natural instincts, that has gotten you very excited? The family scenes may be part of the dream message. Nature is beautiful, and natural when there is that whole family participating, doing their part {here the male, father owl, is very immaculate}. Owls also are wise. This may have to do with the exam, using your wisdom.

    Tying it all together, there seems to an examination of certain aspects you possess, or people {masculine} in your life. The family scenes {of animals, natural and perhaps what you desire} are what get you so excited. The male who is in the beginning distrusted, even a cheater, is now doing his part. Perhaps this has to do with relationships in your life, and a desire for a sound 'family' atmosphere where the male can be trusted. Have you had any discussions or serious thoughts to this recently? How is your relationship with your partner going? Any questions with that? If not then perhaps we need to focus more on the animus.
    Let me know your thoughts and perhaps we can get a better idea to which aspect of the masculine the dream is addressing.


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