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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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    Dragon Dream...?

    I could post quite a few dreams but I guess I will start with this one... or if I should post all of them here, I'm not quite sure. I had this dream a while back(few weeks ago), but still I'm not sure what it means but I feel it's important. It's only the end that I don't understand and ponder over. I will copy and paste what I had typed out the morning I woke up after having the dream. It's... strangely written I guess. I write stories and role play a lot so... anyway, here it is-

    I was a black dragon with red eyes. At first I was running then I was fighting. I was spitting flames at armies and tanks. I was in a war. I went into a dark cave to enter battle, I was fast strong and unstoppable. Later someone precious to me was captured. We tried our best to save this person. I was resting because we were winning until they decided it was time to kill their prisoner. I became enraged. I flew strong and proud. The wind running with me. I was free. I saw the cave entrance and rushed forward with confidence. I destroyed millions. Nothing could stop me. I succeeded and saved this person. Afterwards, the war ended and we celebrated. I saved my sister as well and brought her to my dad. He was happy. I felt great pride. I stood with my head high. During the party I walked around and asked people if they wanted to fly. I brought great joy to many by letting them ride upon my back. One lady was really large and was afraid I wouldn’t be able to carry her, but I did. She was so happy. I also released other dragons from sleep. We roamed the land and skies. I was given a set of armor for my victory. I can’t quite remember everything but…yeah. I was dependent and free and I was happy.

    Months later I left and I was suddenly human again. I met a very old friend. We hung out and talked about many many things…I was happy, I was in an old sanctuary. But then I had to leave again…I was suddenly a dragon again. I was standing in a field in front of a torn up house(this setting...a torn up house in a field/meadow/plains. I have seen this same setting in multiple dreams...there is something about it...I don't know.). I ran and took off into the skies. I was flying hard toward something… toward an orb… it glowed… I could feel the energy coming off of it, I flew faster and faster and faster- I was breathing hard- muscles aching- I kept going- it hurt- I kept going- I was falling… falling… there it was-just one more stroke… then… it went black and I woke up.

    Things you may want/need to know... I love dragons. Obsessed with them(dragons). In multiple dreams I have taken the form of a black dragon. So being a black dragon with red eyes in a dream is... normal?... to me.

    (Sorry I use a lot of dots and punctuation.)

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: America, 16

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    Re: Dragon Dream...?

    Ash (appropriate name for a dragon-person ),

    As far as I can tell this dream revolves heavily around conflict, and I would suggest an unconscious inner conflict.

    The Dragon I feel would represent an inner evolution that is occuring within you, especially in relation to the way you see things. A revolution of wisdom.

    Given your age, I would guess that this revolves around your transition out from under the protective wing of your parents, a transition from childhood to adulthood that does indeed translate a lot (in my experience) to freedom (from your parents guidance) and independency. "I was [in]dependent and free and I was happy."

    The 'millions' being destroyed I would say are old child-associated aspects of yourself that are no longer needed and are (unconsciously) being purged.

    I feel that the precious person who was captured is some aspect of your childhood that is precious to you that you do not wish to lose.

    That is all I have time for for now, I will have a look at the next part of the dream tomorrow.

    Rook

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    Re: Dragon Dream...?

    Ashley,
    Dreams of a sixteen year old can be difficult to understand especially if that 16 year old has a vivid imagination. Trying to determine what is 'fact' and what is 'fiction' is a huge task. So I am going to ask a couple of questions then await your response before trying to interpret the dream.

    Question. What is your family life like? For most Westerners dragons are negative figures when they appear in a dream {in the East they are positive, even spiritual}. But for someone with a vivid imagination and a fascination with dragons that role could be reversed. So knowing the status of your family life would be important.

    Specifically about your family life that needs clarification. Are there any conflicts that involve your father? Conflicts that also involve your sister where you feel she needs to be saved? Is your home life 'torn up'?

    These images and actions in dreams, along with the dragon, could represent conflicts in the family life of the dreamer. But in a teenager the imagination is still very active and someone who is creative {I look at your interest as a developing creative aspect which is very positive for someone your age} may have dreams focusing on the imaginative mind and not representative of waking conditions. And id as you say you are 'obsessed' with dragons, when did this obsession begin?

    Your answers to these questions will help tremendously in understanding your dreams. Plus provide insights to your psyche which may be creative in nature {most teens are 'obsessed' with material things}.

    Also, are you engaged in any 'creative' interests, painting, writing, poetry, etc?

    I await your response.

    gerard

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    Re: Dragon Dream...?

    I don't see dragons as a negative figure. They are beautiful and powerful creatures, many times misunderstood. I do have very vivid imagination. I do love to draw, read, and write. I also spend about 40% of my time day dreaming.

    My family... first of all, I'm the oldest sibling out of four. One little sister and two step-brothers. Parents are divorced, I have a step-mom. Although my parents being divorced doesn't bother at all. I consider my sister and father and mother good friends. I don't value family as much as they do. To me, family is just there. I do feel as if I'm drifting away from my father because I spend most of my time alone in my room. My sister is going through change and I worry about what she might change into.

    No... life at home isn't really 'torn-up'. But just a few months ago I got out of depression... if that makes any difference. I did notice that being depressed affected my dreams a lot. So... maybe that bit of information is helpful.

    I've been 'obsessed' with dragons ever since I was ten. As for psyche... I'm not sure how to answer that. I think differently than most people my age. Very mature... or so I'm told. While someone may be pondering over a party next Saturday, I'm sitting there pondering the meaning of life.

    To Rook: Your interpretation made a lot of sense. Thank you.

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    Re: Dragon Dream...?

    Ashley,
    Your response displays how a creative mind and an active imagination can influence the dream. Because you do have a great interest in dragons, an admitted fascination, it is only normal that such interests are a part of your dream.

    What got you interested in dragons and how old were you? Have you studied Eastern philosophy and religions? In the mythology of various Oriental countries, the dragon is the supreme spiritual power, the most ancient emblem and the most ubiquitous motif in Oriental art. Understanding mythology will provide insights about so many things that you can not discover elsewhere.

    Your dragon, and your dreams, are expressions of emotional experiences that have psyche energy {emotional experiences in life that leave an impression on the psyche}. I see { as I did on my first inspection} positive and negative aspects in the dream. Your enthusiasm in your post is is focused on the positive. But there is that negative that you may want to explore further when you get older. it is great to be mature at 16 but wisdom in any stage of life is more beneficial.

    The positive aspect of the dream is the display of your creative interests, it helps promote that interest to a higher degree in your conscious life. If you follow up on those creative interests when you get older you most likely will live a more 'meaningful' and harmonious life because you have tapped into the muse. Instead of pondering over what the ego wants, you look inward and discover that thing you love more than anything else. For some it is art, others music or poetry. Mine is dreamwork and Web design.

    It is your passion, your bliss.

    The depression. What was that about? That is your negative and it will be in your dreams.

    "the millions you destroy". That type language is almost always addressing some type of self destruction attitudes. No matter how strong your interests or fascination in the positive, if there are negative conflicts in your life {who doesn't have them?}, they too will be part of your dreams. As is 'suddenly being human again" What could come across as your fascinations are also addressing those negative aspects. You don't want to dismiss the negatives. What isn't reconciled grows until it forces you to reconcile it. That usually occurs at mid-life.
    Wisdom and maturity will acknowledge all possibilities. There is a yin and yang in us all. What is true within you is what will be in your dreams.

    gerard [[meditate]

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