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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 attempt to reveal 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 at Power of Dreams

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    For the last year or maybe a bit less I dream of churches really often. They are always different, I rarely know them (if I do, they are not the same but somehow transformed, they have an extra staircase or arc or something) and I never pray in them or do anything religious at all. Sometimes the church is enormous, silent, gothic, dark and I just walk and walk past the benches or I hide in arched sideways or I am watching someone I know talking with somebody else outside on the grass from the dark interior.
    And then other times the church is so tiny, smaller that a chapel. And you couldn't guess it's a church at all (no statues or other decoration) if there wasn't for the benches and if you didn't KNOW it is. And in dreams, I often go sightseeing with my class and then we spend an entire afternoon in a tiny, cosy church laughing. And one time, the church was completely round and I was chasing my brother, laughing, round and round and round ...

    I don't think I dreamed so much of churches before, when I was younger. I really wonder why so much of my dreams are happening in there - I think that more than even in my own house ...

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    Re: churches

    Often churches represent your 'inner sanctum or temple'. Not so much to do with religious affiliations as it does your own moral principles of right and wrong.

    I get the sense your churches are about how you feel at times, small to large guilt associations that reflect events in your waking life at the time of the dream. In some dreams you are hiding. This may represent a guilt feeling from some experience in your waking life. You are hiding from what you did. The small chapels may represent small indiscretions while large churches may represent some heavy guilt feelings about some activity you experienced in your waking life {again, corresponding to the time you had the dream}.

    In another dream you are with classmates sightseeing. This may represent exploring your 'inner sanctum', gauging your own moral values against your peers.

    Are you the type person who easily feels guilty over the least little negative experience? That may be the best possibility to these church dreams.


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    Re: churches

    Hello Gerard, and thanks.

    Well, the guilt part is very true. I feel very responsible for what I do, I forgive myself hard and if anything ever goes wrong, I always think that if I did something differently things would be better.

    Now I've just remembered one of these: with school, we went on a trip. It had just rained and we had to climb some hill, the grass was wet and everything was sloppy. We came to a tiny chapel, got jammed inside and then somebody told us that that was not the destination. We had to go more up and I was slipping all the time. Then on the real top, there was some other church, this time a bit bigger, but not too big. We stopped outside. Some priest then started talking about the history of the church, and he also said that his worst fear is that a flood would ruin the church. Suddenly, there really was a huge flood - the weird thing is that it came from inside the church. It burst open the door, took the priest with it down the hill and washed away the church that we were in before. I woke up then.

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