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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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    graceless baby

    Hello, This is my first time posting on a forum. Any feedback would be appreciated.
    Thank You,

    I dream that a good friend of mine has a baby. I've known her for 20 years.
    I'm thrilled and so happy for her that I can hardly contain myself. She has a new baby boy.
    I go to see her and hug her. I want to see the baby. I say " What is his name"?
    She looks at me with no affect, no emotion, no joy and says .. "Graceless".
    I'm horrified and I think I didn't understand and I say what?.. she repeats it with no affect.

    my question is ... of what importance is it, that this friend had the baby, and that it wasn't mine or someone elses.
    I'm horrified I think this is upsetting.. I take it personally that I am without grace..this is my baby boy.

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: age 80 Location Colorado

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    Re: graceless baby

    The female friend may represent your shadow.
    A baby usually represents a new idea, concept, something new to be nutured and built upon. It does not neccesarily mean a real child.
    You have perhaps confronted on come to a headlong point with your shadow and maybe a 'graceless' idea has formed which needs facing, understanding and intergrating?

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 37 UK

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    Re: graceless baby

    Claire has pointed to some real possibilities to our dream. If you will look at what she has offered and read up about the definition of the 'shadow' in dreams you may be able to better understand the dream.

    The friend in your dream is probably you {an aspect of your total self}. It would be helpful to know what gender of your friend of 20 years. Male/female genders usually have different meanings.

    The grace you speak of in the last paragraph. What experiences prior to the dream have you had that reflects on 'graceless' or grace? Since you take it personally you may want to discern where that may fit into your life, and this dream.


    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 56 Murfreesboro, Tn.

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    Re: graceless baby


    The good friend could signify closeness of relationship meaning this is inside you, your inner Self. Also, the deep awareness in the feminine aspect of Self. 20 and the new baby could signify the age of a beginning, such as entrance to adulthood, and/or perhaps entrance into a form of physical sporting activity like running, biking, etc, (Sense an endurance sport…?).

    Going to her and the hug could symbolize this is something you welcomed, participated in and greatly enjoyed. Perhaps the desire to continue this activity but now experience limitations preventing you from full participation.

    “I” being conscious ego may retain the age of 20 as the functionality of the physical, rather than functionality at age 80. ‘I’ may still desire that of the past.

    The inner feminine holds the awareness, or deep inner knowledge, of the natural physical changes in the life cycle, so reveals this to ego.

    Graceless has several meanings including lacking elegance and beauty of movement or expression. Rather than viewing grace as a characteristic demeanor/possessing kindness and compassion, the symbolism could apply to physical state of the body. Perhaps the dream shows a comparative evaluation of the physical state of the body between the age of 20 and 80. An unconscious knowledge within the feminine aspect of Self of the natural changes age brings to the physical form.

    This at first is horrifying to ego which identifies with the physical state of an earlier age so has not and may not want to comprehend the inner knowledge. But it has been brought to consciousness, so must be resolved.

    As usual, only the dreamer can determine if a dream interpretation is close or not. Examine the days prior to the dream for clues to meaning. When you get the aha! feeling, you’ll know you’re close and probably found a link.

    If the interpretation is close then there is now conscious realization of those limitations. The physical body at age 80 is both elegant and beautiful in movement and expression. This is as much about changing personal as well as societal perceptions and judgments of the physical body. Every age is as beautiful and full of elegant movement as another. The uncontrolled flailing of an infant is no more or less beautiful and elegant than the athlete in their prime or the slowing pace of an older person. Each is full of grace in their moment.

    Thank you for posting your dream on the Forum.

    Kind regards,

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 44 Central OH

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    Re: graceless baby

    Dear Clair, yes I am glad to be reminded that the baby boy may mean a new idea or concept... and there is conflict in me about this "graceless" situation, or idea. (I have not identified this yet)....
    I am wondering of what importance or significance is the woman who gave birth to the baby...would it be similar if she had been another friend or a relative etc ??
    thanks for your feedback... I appreciate it.
    I will also get back to the other writers soon.
    thanks again,

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 80 colorado

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    Re: graceless baby

    To Kathy, thank you for your response.... you brought another way of looking at my dream... that the word graceless may relate to a deeper awarenss of the changes coming to me as I age... my conscious ego may be more of a 20 year old than a woman of 81 and a half. yes there is some truth here. I really appreciate your writing and giving me your feedback...I will ponder this. Marty

    To Gerard, thanks for your feedback. yes my friend is an aspect of my total self. you asked where is graceless...or grace, in my life. well this has bothered me about the dream. another person suggests it could relate to the gracelessness I feel due to changes in my body as i age... I'll be 82,,,and yes, I do relate to that comment..... there is plenty that is not graceful and of course always there probably will be more. so rather than it pinting to something in my personality or spiritual self...perhaps it relates to my physical well being. I will ponder this. thanks alot for your response......Marty

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 80 colorado

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