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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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    Death-by-fire and strawberries

    This dream started up like a game, The Sims to be specific. I wasn't really noticing it, not paying much attention, I suppose. I kind of slid into awareness while playing this game, in where I had control of the characters and the characters were my family. During the game there was a fire. I sent my mom to put it out, and she died in the fire. It didn't really bother me much, a strange kind of detachment, and I decided to get out of the house (somehow it had turned from the game to first person).
    I went down the road toward the middle of this village that apparently we were a part of. I went to the center and decided that I was hungry. There was a rather large area that was under a roof, like you see in parks. There were three lines set up, one for hot dogs, one for hamburgers, and one for corn dogs. Since I've had hot dogs and hamburgers a lot recently in waking life, I went to the corn dog line.
    There were these older ladies there, like the retired women who volunteer at public events. There was a woman ahead of me in line, and a smaller girl behind me. I got to the table, and I asked for a corn dog. The lady smiled and asked if I wanted it dipped in chocolate. Startled, I said yes. She disappeared for a couple seconds, and came back with one, but before I could take it, there was a disruption in the crowd to the left. I decided to help. There was this young-looking boy all in white with really light blonde hair, and he was terrified. There was a woman standing in front of him shielding him from the crowd (I could see him from the side). They started running, disappeared, and they lost interest. I went back home.
    I got into the house and Dad was getting ready for someone, cleaning up and the like. I decided that I didn't want to be caught in the chores, so I went back outside. Just as I was going out the door and down the sidewalk (back toward the village) when the ground kind of opened up, like someone was digging, and the woman in green and the boy in white came out. My dad come over to them and helped them into the house. I knew that the boy was important, friendly, and miserable, so I decided to pick him some strawberries to cheer him up. I turned to the field that ran alongside the sidewalk and the house. There were acres of strawberries. It was all golds, greens, and a little bit of pink (berries) and blue (sky). I started picking them and got quite far along a row. I turned and brought them inside.

    Whew! Sorry, these things seem to keep getting longer and more detailed! -_-;

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    Re: Death-by-fire and strawberries

    Sera,
    As I have often stated about the dreams of a teen, they are more often focused on the waking life experiences. Often that is hard to determine in dreams {although dreams will point to associations to those experiences} because the dream is addressing waking experiences only the dreamer can know about. Let's see what there is in your dream.

    The first part seems to be dealing with family associations. But most likely the game you are laying {in the dream} is a reverse of 'who is controlling who'. Your mother has control and deep down you wish to change that {she died in the fire}.

    The second part may be about choices. Because you are required to live by certain rules the dream desire is to choice something else {corn dog instead of hot dogs and hamburgers}. This is probably '{wish fulfillment', something Freud proposed that are a function of some dreams. And not uncommon for a teenager.

    But these are fleeting impulses {again, something not unusual for a teenager}. The psyche seeks balance no matter how old you are. As you age you will understand the purposes in life and being between the old lady and the young girl {balance} will mean more to you. What seems attractive at 15 {corn dog dipped in chocolate} will be less interesting as you grow older.

    Running from chores is probably a straightforward remark. The boy may have real life associations {but also addressing parts of your own masculine identity}. Not being able to do what you want {a masculine quality} may explain 'his' inclusion in the dream.

    Your strong feminine side comes to the rescue. The last part of the dream is very positive in that it provide relief from the 'agony' you 'think' you are suffering at this stage of life. Although your attention is on the outer self {building ego and personality} there is that awareness of the inner self {I turned and brought them inside] that governs who you really are. This says a lot for your future. You are practical and aware, tools that are important for your future. And something that is important for a 15 year old trying to cope with the world as it unfold. It says a lot {positive} about your personality and psyche.

    gerard

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    Re: Death-by-fire and strawberries

    I can see where you're going with the role reversal. I believe that part of that might also be that lately Mum has been having rather horrible mood swings that are making everybody miserable. Perhaps it was a way of getting rid of her?

    I think you're right about the wish fulfillment thing. And, teenager though I am, I understand (I believe) at least a bit of the importance of the old woman and the young girl. I'm between innocence and wisdom. Idealistic and disgusted with the state of humanity which I'm trying to fully grasp (though so far I've found evidence of both hope and doom). It kinda bugs me a bit here and there. =P

    The thing that I found so interesting about the boy was that he was kind of (at least appearance-wise) the opposite of me. I'm stockier, dark hair. This kid was almost albino. He doesn't have any real-life associations, really.

    I'm glad that the state of my psyche and personality has a bright outlook. ^.^

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    Re: Death-by-fire and strawberries

    Sera,
    I believe you have 'gotten it'. To understand the 'in between' of the old woman and young girl, the balance that we all seek, in a world between hope and doom. And the boy is opposite who you are. Again a take on balance, incorporating those opposite aspects 'he' possesses to help balance your life.

    For someone so young you have a good grasp of life. That speaks well for the balance you seek in your life as you grow older. Introspection at such an early age is a good thing. Go with that and I believe you will be heads above your peers in making the right choices.

    gerard

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