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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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    Fake Snake

    Hello – I’ve been having the same daydream/dream for the past week and thought I’d ask for some input.

    I am in some kind of contest or obstacle course where my team is competing against other teams that takes place in an outside setting…..a forest perhaps. It’s the end of the race. I am in the lead and am riding a horse across an open field/clearing towards the finish line carrying a flag. Suddenly the horse stops…it sees a snake… and it throws me off its back. Somehow, I do some kind of flip and land on my hands and feet. I slowly stand up, surprised that I’m not hurt. I feel very empowered. I look on the ground at the snake, and I realize that it’s not real. I get the impression that someone from another team put the rubber snake there to sabotage me. I pick up the snake and the flag and run across the finish line. I still won the race, but I don’t care b/c I’m too angry about the snake. I approach the guy who I think placed the snake there. I throw it at him and make a scene in front of everyone else. I say a lot of mean, ugly things to him. He plays dumb and has a smirk on his face, which makes me even angrier. (Ending #1)

    Then the dream basically starts over. Except this time, the guy (same guy from dream #1) is my friend and he accuses me of putting the snake in the field. He is very angry. I am so angry at him for speaking to me in the way that he is, but I understand why he is saying it. I calmly and sternly defend myself and tell him that I don’t like how he accused me of something in front of an audience. (Ending #2)

    The end. Any thoughts? I’m confused about what the snake represents and why it is fake.

    thanks a bunch!

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    Re: Fake Snake

    In your dream it starts off with what life is often about, some kind of contest or obstacle course. Your setting, the contest in which you are engaged may have to do with personal growth {greener pastures}.
    Since we know you have discovered the inner life and are striving to reach your highest potental perhaps the end of the race signifies you are coming to terms with some aspect of the obstacle course that will provide clarity to your inner search.

    The horse could have many representations. Perhaps here it represents strenght, energy, a postive force. The snake may symbolize something that is deemed as evil but in reality it is imagined and not real. Often in life we see things in this way, imagine them to be obstacles but in fact are easily overcome when we realize they are imaginary {perceptions are often fake in the world of social duty/obligations}. The flag may be your identity. Perhaps the snake is some aspect in your life that has to do with your identity, both that you have had to carry with you to finish the race.

    The dialog about the guy with the smirk on his face makes me believe this has to do with the inner life as much as it does your waking life experiences. Of course there may have been an experience of such an encounter with a masculine figure. Here the guy would represent those masculine aspects that may keep you from those greener pastures, having to do with anger in your waking life and the actions that provoke mean and ugly things out of you. If there is a real person, male, in your life it would be directed at him also.

    I will take another look at this dream later to see if I can come up with anything new. This morning I feel a head cold coming on and my intuitive self is becoming less sensative. I've had a long week already with sevral more weeks of teh same in front of me and becoming ill is not what I need. Some more rest may be the remedy to my intuitive needs.
    If you will provide your comments to what I have already stated perhaps that will help clear my head.


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    Re: Fake Snake

    Thanks Gerard. You mentioned a few things that I hadn't considered.

    I actually have some version of this dream regularly... where am I coming out of a forest and running through an open field towards the finish line. Sometimes the horse is there, and sometimes it's not. I suppose this means I am always looking for something. The snake was new to me.

    I have to admit that I do have a tendency to make huge situations out of "what ifs" and ambuguities. I wonder if maybe I created a "snake" for myself, and then was angry at myself for doing so.

    Another thought...Most recently, I have been angry at one of my male friends b/c I think he has been lying to me about something very important. I haven't confronted him about this, b/c I don't think he will react very well. I understand that generally when people lie, they are angry when someone else figures it out. Perhaps the dream is also my way of confronting him about it.

    Anyway, let me know if you have any more thoughts. I hope you get to feeling better.

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