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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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    a weird smell

    i got up to go to the bathroom around 1:00 am last night and as i was coming back into my room i had the most overpowering smell off maple and brown sugar, as soon as i went back to sleep i had this very vivid dream that i was in an old fashion formal dining room watching eating french toast. the whole room was in white, as for the people, they were all in white formal dress. what does smell meen in a dream???

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    Re: a weird smell

    Did your dream include any language about smells? Especially the maple and brown sugar smell? If not then perhaps the smell you experienced while awake had something to do with the dream. But first, have there been actual recent experiences where maple and brown sugar was involved or discussed? Go back over the past several days to determine that possibility.

    As for the dream about formal dining rooms and white formal dresses. Not knowing more about the dream the best I can do is to point to the possibilities in the dream dictionary. There is a good possibility the events of the dream are addressing some recent events in your waking life, something that a short dream like you posted would be hard to discern by anyone but yourself.

    If there is a relationship from your waking smell prior to the dream and an actual smell in the dream, the following may provide a clue to the meaning of smell.

    From hyperdictionary:
    To smell something in your dream indicates your past experiences and feelings with that particular smell.

    Your dream is trying to convey a feeling by associating it with a familiar smell or scent.

    Again, were there any waking experiences prior to the waking night smell and the dream? Something brought about the strong smell of maple and brown sugar.

    Dreams of young people and young adults are often associated more with present waking life experiences more so than an older person's dream where it is associated more with reconciling past experiences. Determining what fits your life is key to interpreting the dream. If you can provide more about the dream it may help with the interpretation.


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