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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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    Odd school-ish dream

    I've only got this bit of the dream. There was definately some before and after, but I can't remember it.

    I was at a sort of school, three storis with a swing set and jungle gym in the yard. I was sitting on one of the swings, alone, when I saw a sparrow. It was flying, but it was hurt, squaking as it flew rather eratically. I got up and tried to fly to it, help it, but as soon as I got in the air I wasn't in control anymore. There was a man (I don't remember what he looked like; more of a presence) and he was my enemy. I got the sense that we had battled before. He was controling my flight patterns, and torturing the bird I was trying to get to. I tried to get away, but was unable.
    Other students and a couple teachers watched from the school, my teacher watching expressionlessly from the front steps along with a few others. I knew better than to call out for help, as I should, with all of my studies, been able to escape by myself. My arms were pinned down to my sides, and he crashed me into the ground head first. Somehow I ended up with a friend (I think) next ot the road that ran along the side of the school and the yard. I knew myself that I was dying, my breathing was shallow. She leaned down to check, and drew back. I fell sideways, my head and shoulders in the street. I could see a car coming, and wondered why she wasn't worried that I'd get run over.

    Help would be, as always, appreciated.

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    Re: Odd school-ish dream

    Sera,
    Before I give an interpretation I would like to ask a question that may be relevant to the dream. I ask this because most dreams of young people are more focused on the present day experiences and nor as much on past experiences. Trying to determine if this is the case in your dream is the first task.

    The question. Are there any past experiences of mental or physical abuse from your earlier years in childhood? If you can answer that question I will be better able to help you understand your dream.

    Gerard

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    Re: Odd school-ish dream

    No abuse, not that I know of. I am a bit of a writer, and tend to use near-death experiances occasionaly. It interests me, I suppose.

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    Re: Odd school-ish dream

    Sera,
    Since there was no abuse then we can focus on the dream as being related to current waking life experiences of the ego {more common for a teenager}.

    Let's look at the dream as if the sparrow is representing some aspect of your psyche {the sparrow is you}. You are able to function in life but there is hurt, pain or injury that causes you to be less functional. The man may represent some masculine aspect, but more likely some aspect in your waking life that prevents you from functioning at full capacity. He, the man, may represent teachers, or the system itself {social duty, doing what you are told to do}. It is torture having to put up with this injurious aspect in your life.

    Since the second part of the dream mentions teachers and other students, they could represent part of that thing that holds you back. And they could also represent the learning capacity within yourself. Perhaps it is your studies that cause this disharmony in your life. Having to go to school, is that something you enjoy? What about lessons? Do you have problems or a dislike of having to do them? You may think your teachers are unconcerned, expressionless as the dream puts it. School, or certain aspects of having to go to school may be 'pinning' you down. Are you 'dying' to gt away from such things?

    Look at my suggestions and see if they fit. Your response may provide more clues to what the dream may be.

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    Re: Odd school-ish dream

    Hi Sera,
    I know this is a strange question, but humor me. In your life do you have a brother or someone that acts brotherly towards you? If you do, has there been a situation around the time of your dream about something you love to do, as opposed to be studious. Considering your age it is probably centred on ego development and it may be related to you realizing what you want. I may be right off track here so don't be too concerned if none of this makes sense.

    The amplification that arose was that of the Greek myth of Artemis and Apollo and I am just trying to understand why.

    Stephen

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    Re: Odd school-ish dream

    Gerard:
    I'm not sure that that entirely fits. I actually really like going to school. I have some problems in spanish, but the class itself is enjoyable. I also have quite a few teachers who I know I can talk to, one of them who has helped a few friends of mine.

    Stephen:
    Yes, I have both a brother and a male friend who is brotherly. I have also had two situations that may apply to this. One is involving a school play, the other a movie night a couple of my friends and I have once a week.

    I hope this helps. ^.^

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    Re: Odd school-ish dream

    Hi Sera,

    Ok, the Artemis/Apollo myth is about being tricked by the "brother" to kill your love (Orion). I guess because the dream is set in a school environment, that is why Apollo came up seeing he is associated with study. Artemis and Apollo are twins. They both know exactly what they want and how to get it (they both focus on targets being archers). Artemis is also associated with swiftness and this could well be refelected by the sparrow. Getting back to the myth, Apollo was jealous of the love relationship between Artemis and Orion. Apollo saw that Orion was far out to see and he challenged Artemis to strike this far off object with her arrow. Unfortunately, she was too good an archer and she hit the target, not realizing till too late that Orion was the target and the arrow pierced his head. He died. You can imagine how Artemis felt about this. So it is this triad that I think is the basis of the dream and how it works with the associations you have with the school play or going to the movies, or could it be your writing. Does your brother or brotherly friend distract you from your writing? Or it may be more literal with one male being jealous of the relationship you have with another male, and hence how this jealousy is leading to tragedy. Like how the man in the dream controls you and causes you to crash into the ground. So I guess the big question for you is "What do you want and do you want it bad enough that you are willing to ignore those around you that influence you (ego building)?" Because if the myth is right it is an act of treachery!

    Stephen

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    Re: Odd school-ish dream

    I don't know. There isn't really anyone inhibiting my writing or anything. It's a really interesting thought, but I'm not sure that it fits.
    I've been thinking about it, though, trying to figure it out. I think I might have something:
    I start out alone. At some point, on some topic, everyone feels alone occasionally, even when they know there are a bunch of people close by. If I take it that the sparrow is me, I can see that I'm struggling, and try to help myself. There's something stopping me from this, however, some part of myself, a part that I might tend to ignore. This part makes me lose control, causing a crash. The second part may be how it feels sometimes as if those I care for don't understand, and expect me to deal with it. It's not until it nearly destroys me that even one person takes notice, and then are repelled by how far gone I am. Does this make any sense? Additions, suggestions, and general wisdom are appreciated. This is one of my first attempts, so it may be a bit full of holes and such.

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    Re: Odd school-ish dream

    Hi Sera,

    Will you please elaborate on the school play and the going to the movies situations.

    Stephen

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