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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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    Death of loved ones by train

    I was sleeping with my boyfriend over his house last night and I first had a dream about my dad being killed by a train.He just walked across the train track and the train rushed right over him and he was gone.I did'nt really feel much for the deatn only shock and I remember there being a lot of conspiracy over how and why he died and lots of people trying to explain to me about the train track.I then dreamt of my fianc'e also being killed in exactly the same way and I awoke crying and had to wake and cuddle my partner for reassurance that he was still with me.I was completely heart broken and when I awoke I really didnt think my partner wa alive if felt awful.
    I am very confused about the significance of the dream and have tried looking it up.I cannot find anything about a loved one being killed by a train only death of a loved one and the meaning of a train not the 2 combined.
    If anyone can help please leave a message or email.I am very curious about all of this.

    Age & Gender & Location {Required}: 19 Cambridgeshire,England

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    Re: Death of loved ones by train

    First let me assure you that the death of your father and boyfriend in your dream should not be taken as a literal event. It is metaphorical of some emotional aspect of your life that is in conflict. Most all images in dreams are metaphorical. Your father and boyfriend are not going to die.

    One possibility to the dream would involve common traits your father and boyfriend possess. A train running on railroad tracks often represents conformity, going along with the system or perhaps doing as you are instructed whether you agree or not. Death in this situation would mean you wish such treatment or experiences would end. The symbol of death would mean an end to something.
    Example: Do your dad and boyfriend tend to be the type that expects you be or act a certain way, or perhaps they like to be waited on hand and foot. You could be tired of such treatment and wish it would end.

    This is how dreams function. They speak about the condition of your life using metaphorical language of symbols and motifs. There are usually more than one level of interpretation to all dreams. The above would involve current emotional conflicts. It could address this current personal aspect and use the same language to also address other current personal aspects using collective language in the narrative of the dream. And still another aspect addresses the deeper aspect to the causes for the inner conflicts {which are often childhood related or from traumatic experiences in life}.

    Another possible aspect of your train dream may be addressing your own masculine traits, what Jung called your animus. Perhaps you have acted in some way recently where masculine traits were in control and you wish {consciously and/or unconsciously} not to be that way. Or your father could represent a higher masculine aspect of your psyche that is not functioning {it died} and your boyfriend symbolizing some other masculine aspect you possess {it has died also}.

    You will need to read more about anima/animus and the other aspects of the psyche posted in the column on the left.

    Look to the first possibility I listed above as probably closer to what the dream is primarily addressing. But remember the dream isn't about either your father or boyfriend dying. It is more likely to be about the relationship between you and them. Your emotional response {which was very emotional} to the dream could be important. Perhaps the intention of the dream, if addressing inner masculine traits, is about an inability to control your emotions. That would indicate a lack of control, which is a masculine aspect. {again see anima/animus}

    Let me know your thoughts to what I have posted and perhaps we will be able to better understand your dream. Read the links I suggested and you may better understand my interpretation{s}.


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

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    Re: Death of loved ones by train

    Would it help if I mentioned that my mum and dad are divorced and I dont see him regularly and one time many years ago he said to me over the phone that he was not bothered about my sister or me.I dont really see him as a dad and seeing him is very awkward.He also has a wife and step children.

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    Re: Death of loved ones by train

    Thanks for the follow-up reply. It may help with understanding at least part of your dream.

    In your dream you stated 'lots of people trying to explain to me about the train track'. If we concentrate on the track more so than just the train it may devulge the significance of this dream statement. From Soul Future's Dream Dictionary under track it lists 'A scar left behind by something that happened in the past' as a possibility. This would probably fit the emotional relationship with your dad. In your follow-up you state 'I dont really see him as a dad'. The strained relationship could explain the images of his being killed by a train. Also in Soul Future's DD under train you have the possible meaning 'A train within the dream may represent segmenting, compartmentalizing or reviewing various phases, cycles or areas of your life'. This may also refer to your past relationship with your father, or more specically a lack of a relationship {not having that proper parental relationship plays a important role in all of our lives}. For all practical purposes the relationship with your father is dead.

    As for your fiancee being killed by a train in the same manner may find relevence in the 'compartmentalizing or reviewing various phases, cycles or areas of your life' description. You may have an unconscious fear that the same thing will happen in your relationship with your fiancee as it did with your father. It may be more unconsciously driven than you are aware of, perhaps to the point it is/has developed into a 'complex'. This could also explain your emotional response to the death dream 'cuddle my partner for reassurance'. If it is a developing complex then any serious male relationship you have, no matter the person, will hold the possibility of the same fear you have with your father's relationship.

    Look to your emotional self to determine if there is a related fear shared from your father and the fear it will happen with your fiancee. If so that would explain the death of both in your dream by the same method; a train running over them.

    I hope this will help you understand the possibilities of your dream. Since there is a similiar dream experienced between your father and boyfriend, then in real life there is most likely the same shared experience between the two. The scenario I gave above is one possibility. If you more observations or comments please post them. It may provide even more useful info in undersatnding your dream.


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