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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 reveal vital information that expose 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

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    Culinary orders for the banquet

    I had a recurring dream {dreamed, woke up, dream continued where it left off when I fell back to sleep) which left me disturbed, it still lays heavy on my heart, like an urgent distress.

    I was in a dining hall, cleaning. The hall was empty but there was a more formal and important function occurring in a different hall in the building. The event had been underway and the food that was prepared was about to be served. I had nothing to do with the event or service. It was a joyous gathering with cheerful people in fine dress.

    As I was standing there, a server came to me and said “They want you to prepare a meal.” I said “but the meal has already been prepared by the chef and is about to be served” and continued with the task I was doing.

    Some time passed and the server returned and said “The Master of Ceremonies wants you to prepare a meal.” I questioned why? And told him that they were already serving the meal that the chef had prepared.”

    Finally, the Maitre D' came to me and said “The Master of Ceremonies wants you to prepare the meal for the guests.” I replied that the guests had already been served and were already eating the meal the chef had prepared. I was distressed by this and I thought any effort was pointless because I thought the people were ungrateful and wouldn't appreciate the meal anyway.

    Finally, I went into the kitchen which was dark with only daylight coming from a window in an entrance door. I could see scattered food laying about which had been prepared and served. The burners were still lit as though the kitchen had been quickly abandoned. There was poultry simmering, some veg and a morsel of some kind of boultette / de viande. It tasted odd and bland. I knew I had to pull off a miracle but didn't know how to do it. I am a very good chef and I began pondering a meal. Disturbed, I woke up and the dream never returned. I am disturbed by this dream. Why would I begin to cook a meal when the guests are already eating? What the hell does it mean? It haunts me like the guilt of a murder I've hidden. I don't like this at all. It seems to be intensifying too. I feel an urgent calling and I'm frightened by it.

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    Re: Culinary orders for the banquet

    I am working on your dream and hope to have an interpretation later today. The dream does seem to point to 'emotional nourishment' and what is lacking from what has prepared you for in life.

    As for more recent experiences and emotional energies. You may involved with an event or experiences where you are required to do or provide something and you feel or think it is useless to do so. You may have attempted to perform this task but abandoned the effort for one reason or another.

    Note: As a dream analyst possessing little or no personal info I am at best limited at providing an outline of emotional energies. It would require an in-depth knowledge of you and your life to name actual events or experiences.


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    Re: Culinary orders for the banquet

    My sense of the dream is you lack the ability or refusal to provide emotional nourishment to others/another because you were never provided it in your childhood. Food/meal is symbolic of emotional nourishment. The chef would be the persons who raised you {father/mother}. The Master of Ceremonies would be the governing energies within your psyche and/or parent{s}. Passing time would be the present time and you are governed by existing emotional energies from early life. The request for you to cook the meal would represent a requirement you provide emotional nourishment and questioning it would be an inability to do so. You are eating/governed by what was provided in early life by the chef {father?}.

    The dark kitchen is your early life where emotional nourishment was prepared/provided. The light coming through the entrance door is the opportunity to overcome the 'darkness' but because emotional nourishment was 'scattered' at best in your childhood. You are unable to provide proper nourishment to others because this is the way you are programmed.

    As for the dream statement 'The burners were still lit as though the kitchen had been quickly abandoned'. Were abandoned by a parent or important person in your early life? Because of a lack of proper emotional nourishment your emotional life has been bland and is a sample of how you feel/act as an adult. It could be you are in a current situation that requires you to provide positive nourishment but because of your programming you are unable to do so. It may be because of your personality {with foundations lacking proper emotional nourishment} you tend to find alternative ways to provide what you emotionally are incapable of providing {for yourself and/or others}. Bad choices or actions, addictions as substitutes as examples may be some of the alternatives.

    Does this describe {or closely} your life? Let me know your thoughts and with additional personal information I will be able to provide a more precise analysis {not possessing personal info limits my ability to merely providing an outline of your emotional energies}.


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