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Dreams - What They Are and Their Function
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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    volcano dream

    this one got me...affected me all morning. cast includes sister, mom, dad, maternal gramma and parents recently deceased cat, T.C., yellow long hair tabbyish. dreamt of Mt. St. Helens erupting...we were on an island, yet not. must pack to get off island. I was packing my car, a red honda, I had years ago(details of loading car, putting front passenger seat forward and tipped towards dash to make space for personal belongings, not passenger, also dad helping load a mattress on the car, tying it with rope. (?!?!?) flash to getting mom out and she is making big deal about taking stupid knick-knack stuff...believe they were blown-glass dragonflies on a stick in a vase..just trying to get her out. she is pissing me off..(not unusual from waking life..)Taking too long... flash to dad getting us all in a car (different from my car)...as he is coming to us he puts T.C. in a blue Coleman cooler and gives it to a neighbor kid. (in my dream T.C. is alive) he says that he told the kid to make sure that he tells his parents to get the hamburger in it in the fridge before it spoils, telling us that is how he makes sure that T.C. will be ok. all the while the sky is grey and ominous and the volcano is spewing ash. in car are gramma, sister, mom and me...then I awake..much more detailed in my head....but that is the major details. what always gets me through out the day, is how I felt upon waking...messes with me.

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    Re: volcano dream

    stacey,
    My sense is the volcano in your dream represents yourself on the verge of erupting. The characters in the dream are those people who may be adding to the possible explosion. And it goes back to childhood. Is that the case in your current life, pressures having to do with family that threaten to erupt? Your mother is pissing you off, your dad trying to placate you but takes too long to assure you things are fine {his insistence may ring hollow in real life}. Along with other pressures in your life, are you a walking volcano?

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    Re: Re: volcano dream

    I did not liken the volcano to me. but your reply makes perfect sense. there are pressures from family, clients, etc. so must make sure that I take care of things before I explode. Now the hard part is figuring out how!

    The part of the dream that really got me, was the part concerning T.C. Why dream of the deceased cat, and why would my dad (who in real life, adored him) put him in a cooler? I know dreams are strange...
    I probably try to read too much into things.

    Thank you, Gerard. You were very helpful!
    Stacey

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    Re: volcano dream

    stacy,
    The possible explosion is most likely the central theme of your dream. Give attention to that by seeking ways to get from beneath it and perhaps that part of the dream will be satisfied.

    You state you adored your father. Perhaps the TC represents that part of you that feels 'alive' in relationship to your father {opposite to other family members}. The cooler could represent 'frozen' in the unconscious, and the kid eluding to childhood experiences {again the positive relationship with your father}. Again, I see roots to possible childhood experienecs that may underlye your presonality and what motivates you in your peresent waking life.

    You can never read too much in dreams. In the waking life yes. But the dream never lies. You merely have to figure out the language it is using to describe that 'inner' self.

    Does the above make sense in your life?
    As for what to do. Finding ways to get out from under all the stress is the ultimate cure. One stressful event/aspect/person at a time. It will probably require a complete lifestyle change, a new thinking. Either that or 'explode' under all the weight/stress that is in your life.

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    Re: Re: volcano dream

    much to ponder. thank you for shedding some light on this. of course lifestyle changes are indeed difficult, if not almost impossible to realize. Must just put one foot in front of the other and try to realize what I am trying to tell myself, via dreams. Thanks again. Catch up with you on my next crazy dream!
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