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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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    I have 2 dreams for you, one I had as a child about 11. In real life I have 8 brothers. My family was Bible bopping religious, in other words, beats you over the head religious. My dream was, GOD visited me, but GOD was a woman, she was laughing and joking with me about how my bothers would sure be shocked
    to find out GODs a woman.

    The second was the other night. In it I discovered my Grandparents, they were alive and living in a apartment. There was a lied about them being dead, they had fooled everyone in the family. My grandmother said they had lied about being dead because they had won a lot of money and didn't want to have to share with anyone. I was angury with them for putting the family through all the suffering of their deaths. They had 2 gifts for me, wrapped in gold wrapping. I tried to contact my other family to inform the that they were alive. They snuck off and left. They moved to Michagan. The 2 gifts where just tossed down to the bottom of the stairs. In real life my grandparents that I adored, died, my grandmother about 30 years ago, my grandfather about 20 years ago. One more thing, my grandfather didn't look like my grandfather, except for his beautiful blue eyes.

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    Carol,
    Thank you for posting your dreams and contributing to the Forum. The first dream could reflect the child psyche as rallying against the over zealous religious attitude of your family environment. Female the opposite of male, hence God a female. I ‘assume’ you were subjected to a Christian doctrine focused on the female as a lesser or undeserving aspect while glorifying and upholding the masculine, and a masculine God, as superior.

    According to Jung the child and young adult psyche is more focused on the external rather than internal. Yet I have doubts about this aspect of Jungian psychology. Or more likely it is that I simply have not learned enough in this area. Joseph Campbell brings the aspect of deeper meaning in children’s dreams into the dream, and life, arena. I recall dreams from childhood that resonate with deep archetypal meaning. And as a child at the time of the dream, knew the dream & meaning were important. But had no reference or guide to consult, no training in the deep meanings available a result of disconnect to our heritage full of ritual and myth. An archetypal, or universal, interpretation could view this dream as of God and Self being one. And possibly the Call in youth that was missed. Tl learn about Joseph Campbell click on this link Joseph Campbell The Heroes Journey


    In the second dream, there appear to be multiple threads of meaning. On a personal (waking) level, a possible inheritance, not necessarily financial or material but would not rule these out, that your family abandoned or took from you.

    On a deeper level, all the characters represent aspects of your inner Self. Grandparents would represent higher feminine and masculine aspects. Some inner knowledge held with these aspects to be shared with the other aspects, yet there is resistance. The two gifts represent this unconscious inner knowledge but are not shared so can not be consciously utilized or realized, so remain undeveloped. That they are at the bottom of stairs could indicate ascent if proper attention were paid to development and utilization. Recalling your grandfather’s ‘beautiful blue eyes’ could refer to peering into the unconscious.

    Let me know your thoughts…

    Kind regards,
    Kathy

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    Re: Question on Dreams

    Wow, I am, impressed, you have given me lots to think about, especially on the first, since that was a dream that has stayed with me for almost 40 years, almost as if it were a personal secret truth that I knew. It kept me going in many of hard times. I guess it made me feel special, that GOD would come down and share a private joke or laugh or moment with. I guess I felt atleast GOD saw me as worthy, even if I were only one of the daughters.

    On the second dream, I think you have something there also, My paternal grandparents loved family, they loved us kids. They only were able to have one child, that was my father, they wanted more, but where unable to have more. They adored us kids. We as a family were sooo poor, but they always went out of their ways to make sure us kids had gifts at Christmas. They were passive, but good to us, as my Dad was. I miss them, especially this time of year. The rest of my family don't much care about family. When my grandmother died, there really was no family anymore. just a lot of people who only cared about themselves. They all seem to want to be the only child. I miss my Dad and Grandparents.

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    Re: Question on Dreams

    Carol,

    Glad you found this helpful. Family and those connections, both gifts of gold, were a wonderful gift from your grandparents and father. I'm sorry for your loss. Even many years past, our memories and emotions remain with us, become a part of us. Something I'm just now beginning to understand...

    Kind regards,
    Kathy

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