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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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    Re: 3 consecutive night terrors, each worse.

    Sorry forgot location. South Eastern United states. Suburban almost woods not far from city. I am not from here but have been for almost 10 years now. I am a northerner from both NE and NW.

    -W-

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    Re: 3 consecutive night terrors, each worse.

    MT Wolf,
    Going to bed on an empty stomach could have added to the negative the level of stress in the dream. But the stress level in your life is the most important factor. The symbolic meaning of first dream reflects that stress with the focus of what dreams are and the undefinable what the unconscious holds and dreams try to communicate. The force are unconscious reflecting the true emotional nature of who you are and what your life is about {at the time of the dream}.This first dream, or part of the whole dream, sets the stage for the what issues are in conflict, not only the current issues in your life but usually the foundations of those issues as well as personality {although the primary message may be focusing more on one than the other}.

    The second dream contains images that reflect the seriousness of the stress in your life. Terror would be symbolic of overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety. It could, on another level, also be portraying a troubled childhood. The later could have an influence on the former. Personality typing plays a role in how we handle issues of stress as well as relationships and responsibilities. We often unconsciously imitate what we see and learn in childhood. How parents handle stress badly {or appropriately} often unconsciously dictate how the dreamer handles the same situations. Dreams naturally {as a device by nature to help resolve emotional issues} offer insights to the emotional issues/conflicts in life as well as the reasons for them.

    The nine headed dog is purely symbolic {most dream images are}. The dog could represent your animal nature {human animal}. When under stress or having deep emotional conflicts could cause these natural instincts to react/act in negative ways when we normally would not. The head is the thinking part and when stressed thinking is not as clear or focused {the focused aspect in the opening of the dream}. The number nine is the symbolic for wholeness which the dream is attempting to bring back into focus and your life. You have losed the focus in life and your natural instincts is to return to a normal self {provided by nature and dreams being a device to bring it about}. The fear of losing sanity could be real if the stress is so intense it causes psychosis {severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality}. Life today is much more prone to this condition with the many stresses we face that were not a part of life in the past.

    Barely making it out of this situation may reflect how you live day to day. Opening your eyes is becoming conscious of the effect of the possible consequences of these stresses. The jacket hanging nearby represent your protective and defensive persona or mechanisms to combat the stresses. Walls are barriers that have to be removed and the large being is what is within you that causes the barriers to wholeness and balance. You are tied up by the emotional stresses in life and fighting to leave the dream reflects how you fight against these issues that the dream is trying to communicate in n attempt to bring about balance. The arms twitching could be a result of the severity of the dream {so severe it gets past the mechanisms that prevent the body from moving or physically reacting to the fright and flight in dreams.

    If you were still asleep or in semi sleep during the third dream then it was a dream. The dream is reflecting those feelings you described. Your life lacks color and focus to move forward and progress {static}. Because of the stresses, and a good chance of the childhood influences I mentioned, you are unable to communicate to yourself the physical and emotional discomfort you feel because of your stressful situation {any severe emotional conflict will affect the physical body}. The description as you stated is your state of mind toe the extreme, perhaps not yet to the extreme it is portrayed in the dream but on a path to that extreme. The dream is a warning.

    Look at your life and you will see why this type dream came about. Not only your current life but any early life issues that may contribute to how you handle stress and life. The warning in the dream is you need to make changes {death or a killing in a dream is symbolic to bring something to an end}. If not the dream could become prophetic {dreams seldom predict but compensate what you already know-you know the possibilities already}. Take these dreams seriously or they could {and very likely} get worse which will add to the severity of your condition because they will disrupt sleep {we sleep not only for rest but also so our dreams can help us resolve emotional conflicts}.

    Let me know your thoughts. They may provide more insights to your condition which may help in understanding any forces from childhood that need addressing. Dreams will have a starting point and when given attention will progress in their message.

    Jerry



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    Re: 3 consecutive night terrors, each worse.

    Thank you so much for your quick reply :-)

    Your analysis makes a lot of sense actually. I found as I was thinking about it through this "sequence of catastrophes of a day" I felt as though madness, or loss of control of my mind, may in fact be becoming imminent. I don't fear it though, it simply concerns me. I have been in IT for 21 years, and in the last 3 I moved into the hospitality industry. My stresses went through the roof. I am taxing my mind and body so hard that everyone says that I am cruel to myself. Almost 2 weeks ago my dad had a major stroke and even though I expect him to make a full recovery (based on the progresses and signs of neurological healing progress) I find myself terribly sorrowful for him. To see him that way, such a good man, who helps others get through hardships for a living. He is a famous Physiologist who uses cognitive behavioral therapy as much as possible and augments with drugs only when absolutely necessary for successful treatment. He is amazing at what he does and everyone (everyone) loves him. I took one of his favorite patients in to see him today and they both cried and were very supportive to each other. It was very good to see and I knew right away that this was good therapy for them both. In many ways I am my fathers shrink because of my intrinsic understanding of how his mind works and my "matter of fact" blunt way of processing and feeding back to him his own fears, anxiety, and troubles. I do this in a way he can digest easily and his treatment always goes well. I guess my view of people as computers that can be fixed with just the right formatted input, that they can digest, works well for him.

    I am in the process of leaving this sector of the industry and I don't know where I am going next. I recently became divorced and share custody of my 3 daughters over a 600+ mile distance. Not a balanced share as you might guess, but my ex and I are relatively peaceful in our handling of the children. We don't use them as weapons as we have no desire to hurt each other, and we sure do not want the children to experience the full collateral damage of the divorce.

    Life is tough, but that 3rd dream seemed like I saw directly into hell itself. It was quite the wake up call, as I agree, it is very likely my own mind warning me of the outcome of continuing to handle life as I do.

    The list of my troubles goes on for miles, but as a "fixer" I suffer from rarely being able to address my own issues, and I find very few who can even find cracks, in my defensive walls, to even see me, for who I am, to even offer pertinent advice.

    I think I may be suffering from major depressive disorder as well, which may be becoming a very serious thing. One of the reasons doctors do not like to prescribe Xanax for long term use. (Just one of many theories about my plight. 3 years and counting of 3mg/day.) SSRI drugs do not work for me and I am limited due to a strangely different brain chemistry than most. I hate complaining, I would rather take action.

    I think the next step for me is to form a plan of action, and execute it.

    You have a gift for the dissemination of dreams, and I thank you for your insightful response.

    -W-

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    Re: 3 consecutive night terrors, each worse.

    MT Wolf,
    Please do form a plan and follow through with it. Life is short and you are the age I was when I decided enough of the stress and pressures and began a regimentation of physical fitness that has allowed me to be in a position few of my peers enjoy. When I discovered Jungian psyche 10 years later I was able to work on the mental part, especially the childhood issues that motivated me to take so many wrong directions when I was a younger man. I am now 64, retired and work with dreams every day {as well as maintain a moderate physical fitness routine to keep healthy}. I do not feel, act or even look my age because of the 30 years of physical fitness.

    As for the drug prescriptions. I am of the opinion, and there is research that supports my position, that physical activity can reduce the need for many type drugs. As I stated in my analyzation stress will do more harm to the body that most anything else. You can treat these aliments with drugs {some people need them no matter what} but a moderate physical fitness routine can reduce and in many instances eliminate the need for them. Consider this as you look to change your profession.

    The change of jobs. Find one that has less stress and develop a plan to further that cause. Another part of the process {the psychology} is to find that thing in life you love doing and if in any way possible make that your career. If not a career then give it an allotted time every day. It usually involves creativity, the hidden talent we all possess, that thing that satisfies the soul. I just happened upon Jungian psyche by chance when I was 42 and went from a sports crazed couch potato to building websites and interpreting dreams. I had this gift and one hour of life changed everything {watching the first episode of The Power of Myth. It was a synchronistic event that changed my life. We have two opportunities to do this, one when we are young {teens and early twenties} and again at mid-life. Your present mental condition may be that wake up call to 'follow your bliss'. I did and life opened up and has continued to do so ever since. It is a formula that fits with the laws of nature {the hero journey}. To quote my spiritual mentor:

    “Follow your bliss.

    If you do follow your bliss,

    you put yourself on a kind of track

    that has been there all the while waiting for you,

    and the life you ought to be living

    is the one you are living.

    When you can see that,

    you begin to meet people

    who are in the field of your bliss,

    and they open the doors to you.

    I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,

    and doors will open

    where you didn't know they were going to be.

    If you follow your bliss,

    doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.”


    A few who have followed their bliss {and were students of Campbell}
    George Lucas, Linda Ronstadt, Jerry Garcia

    As for your dreams. It aptly defines your condition. Dreams reflect the true self. There is no ego bias, it reflects the true self and the condition of the dreamer's. There was no doubt in my mind as I analyzed them the condition of your life. Often it takes some deep analyzing to discover the message of a dream but yours came across very clearly. Your response confirmed what I saw. Now that you have confirmed what you mostly already knew you must make changes or the dreams will continue to be dark and disturbing. You have the benefit of having a father who is in the field of psychology. He knows what the mind can do when it is over loaded. Find a psychologist {Preferably a Jungian psychologist who works with dreams} and start a new life going in the right direction. If you continue the path yo are one you will self destruct. Think of those who love you and depend on you if for no other reasons than to do so. The first Buddhist saying is 'life is full of sorrow'. And it is no matter what. But to what degree one will suffer depends on the individual. With the right tools anyone can make a better life. It is all psychological and when you begin to work to improve your psychology you put yourself on the right path to wholeness, balance and a better life.

    Good luck in your journey. If you have other dreams you need help with the Dream Forum is always open.

    Jerry



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