To dream about an achievement means that there will be a positive conclusion to some situation or endeavor.
Dreams of achievement symbolize that you have been pushing yourself to discover your personal best and striving for excellence. This dream may be a message to celebrate your accomplishments and to prepare for success that is forthcoming. See Wish Fulfillment Dreams.
A dream of achievement is in direct line with its aspect--the bigger the achievement in the dream, the bigger will be the satisfaction coming your way.
An “A” also represents the first in a series, so perhaps you are beginning a new project.
The “A” is also a graphic representation of a triangle. See Triangle.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you’re piloting the plane, you’re about to attain an achievement. However, if you are simply flying in the plane, it means that your life will soon be filled with numerous ups and downs.
An airline crash means a business failure. Surviving a plane crash means financial gains; seeing yourself killed in a crash is warning to control your passions.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you are a passenger it augurs immediate advancement in your affairs.
To fall with or from an airplane portends failure in one of your best laid plans.... The Complete Dream Book
Good relationship with or marrying the man: shows the woman integrating her own ability to be independent and capable in outwardly active terms. This makes her more whole, balancing her ‘female’ qualities. It also shows the woman meeting her experience of her father in a healing way. This enables the woman to have a realistic relationship with an actual man. It also bnngs a sense of connectedness between her conscious self and what she senses as the ‘commercial’ world. See father in this entry.
To be in conflict with the man, or unable to make real physical and pleasurable contact with him: suggests difficulty in meeting what may have been a painful or threatening experience of father. This can lead to lack of ability to make clear judgments, and lack of decisiveness in areas outside feeling values. She is prone to acceptance of collective or long held social norms without question; family or national attitudes not applicable to present situations; and reasoning’ which actually arises out of emotions connected to such family or social norms. Actual relations with men will be difficult, or entered into simply as a duty. Emotional or intimate merging with a man is threatening because it brings the woman close to the conflicts and pain connected with father. Sex may be possible but not a close feeling union. See man.
Christ Although people generally think of Christ as a historical figure, in dreams Christ is not this at all. He is a powerful process in the human unconscious. In the west we give this process the name of Christ, but the process or archetype is universal and has various names in different cultures. Sometimes represented in dreams as a fish or a big man, in general the Christ is an expression of the dreamer’s own potential— what they can become in their life. But it also depicts what might be called a sense of the forces of symbiosis or cooperative activity operative in human life and the cosmos. There are at least four aspects to Chrisi as depicted in dreams.
The Sunday school or Church Christ: depicts social norms, the generally accepted morals and social rules. This Christ’ comes about because the Church tends to represent traditional values, and also the attempt to press people to live these values.
The dreamer may have a childlike relationship with this Christ or, if attempting to be self responsible, be in conflict with it. Some people find this Christ has a castrating role in their life, and flee in horror. In fact this aspect of social indoctrination may lead to such a burden of guilt and suppression that it can create psychic cripples. Trying to do all the right’ things may lead us to the point where ‘we can’t say no to a glass of water without a pang of guilt*. Two of the great forces which push at the human soul or psyche are social pressure, such as the moral norm, and biological pressures, such as the sex drive, individuals may fight a lifelong battle with one or the other of these.
The social cnminal typifies battle with the first; the ascetic, battle with the second.
The ideal Christ: the psychological process which causes us not to take responsibility for our own highest ideals; our own yearnings for the good, our own most powerful urges arising against what we see as evils in the world. This influences us to wait for a sign from Christ in our dream in order to gain authority, or to overcome the anxiety associated with the drive. We want God to say we should act in a cenain way because we are not willing to be self responsible. Example: I stood outside a castle. It was closed and guarded by soldiers in armour. Wondering how to get in I thought that if I dressed and acted as a soldier I would be allowed entrance. It worked and inside Christ met me and said he had important work for me to do’ (Sonia).
The closely guarded secret is Soma’s own impulse to do some son of socially creative work. She doesn’t want to acknowledge the impulse as her own; it is much easier if she can say ‘Christ told me to do this’. In this way she avoids direct encounter with opposition.
The unofficial Chnst. Example: A fierce battle was raging with bullets flying. I immediately fell down and played “dead”. It wasn’t that I was hurt in any way, but I didn’t want to be at any risk in the fight. As I lay there, I saw a tall well built man in soldier’s uniform walk to me. He gave no sign of any fear concerning the bullets, and quietly knelt beside me. I felt he was Christ, but was confused by him being a soldier. He placed a hand on my back and gradually worked his fingers under the shell of a large limpet type creature that I had never before known was parasitically attached to my back. I could feel him pull it away, but knew its tentacles still ran right into my chest. He then sat me up and told me how I could rid myself of the tentacles and so be healed’ (Peter Y).
Peter had a debilitating psychosomatic illness at the time of the dream, causing pain where the tentacles ran.
The shell is his defence against feeling his own hurts and inner conflicts.
The dream shows him contacting a strength which is not afraid of his internal battlefield of conflicts, and can show ways of healing real human problems.
The healing rests upon the dreamer’s conscious action, not Christ’s, suggesting the dreamer taking responsibility for his own situation. Peter realised he had been avoiding his own internal battlefield, but felt he had met a strength which would support his efforts to find healing. In fact he met his conflicts and grew beyond his ailments. Peter’s conflicts were between his love for his children and his sexuality. This Christ is our undammed life; the flood of loving sexuality; the strength to burst through social rules and regulations because love of life pushes us. It doesn’t give a hang about bullets, death, nght or wrong, because it has a sense of its own integral existence within life, and its own lightness and place in eternity.
The integral or cosmic Christ. Example: ‘I am a journalist reponing on the return of Christ. He is expected on a paddle steamer going upstream on a large river. I am very sceptical and watch disciples and followers gather on the rear deck.
The guru arrives, dressed in simple white robes. He has long, beautiful auburn hair and beard, and a gentle wise face. He begins to tap a simple rhythm on a tabla or Indian drum. It develops into complex intermingling of orchestral rhythms as everyone joins in. I now realise he is Christ, and feel overwhelmed with awe as I try to play my part in the music. I’m tapping with a pen and find myself fumbling.
A bottle or can opener comes to me from the direction of Christ. I try to beat a complementary rhythm, a small pan of a greater, universal music’ (Lester S).
Each of us has a sense of connectedness with the whole, with the cosmos. We may be little aware of this sense, our scepticism may deny it, as Lester’s was doing. But finding it can enrich the rest of our nature.
The sense bnngs with it a realisation of taking part in the unimaginably grand drama called life. It gives a feeling, no matter what the state of our body, crippled or healthy, that we have something that makes any faults in body or achievement insignificant. It doesn’t take all the difficulties out of life, but it is a good companion on the way. In dreams and religion Christ is also represented as the son of the Cosmos or God. This aspect of Christ is cosmic, from beyond the Earth. This is a process in the cosmos which the unconscious senses and presents under the image of Christ, or other figures in different religions. It is possible that there is an innate process in human beings to do with love and symbiosis which humanity became aware of at a particular stage in the development of consciousness. This becoming aware was expressed in what we know as the histoncal Jesus. See religion and dreams; the self within this entry. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To dream that you are stringing beads, suggests that you have laid the groundwork for your success. You will be recognized and rewarded for your achievements.
To dream that you are counting beads, symbolizes happiness.... My Dream Interpretation
If you gaze at another’s belly, either a man’s or a woman’s, it is an omen of an achievement that will not be creditable but will bring you money.... The Complete Dream Book
To see a partially-eaten cake in your dream signifies missed and lost opportunities.
To dream that you are buying a cake suggests that you have accepted the rewards and recognition you’re are getting for your work. You are learning to be comfortable in the spotlight.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
To dream of going to bed in a sleeping-car is an augury of achievement after much difficulty.
Freight cars denote an increase in your possessions without any satisfaction therefrom.
Riding in an ordinary car on a railroad train presages a trip that wiU fail to bring you pleasure.... The Complete Dream Book
A castle in a dream may also represent feelings of security, protection, isolation or remoteness. You may have a castle dream when you have realized a desire or accomplished a goal. Darkened castles may be symbolic of unconscious or unfocused desires, at times, black castles represent our failures and white, or lighted castles, symbolize achievement and awareness. Home and ruling authorities within.Contained life.Group consciousness. ... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
The butterfly is a symbol of transformation; it represents a level of individual achievement.
The caterpillar, on the other hand, may indicate that you are on your way but have not reached your goal. You may be in earlier stages of accomplishing a real-life goal, a relationship goal, or even a spiritual goal.
The caterpillar may represent a specific area of your life or may be symbolic of the larger you.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If any of the headstones had writing, what did they say? Any messages here could prove quite helpful with your interpretation.
Being lost in, or terrified by: The fear of death, or the unknown.
Being buried in: Symbolic opportunity in disguise for resurrection and a new beginning. Burying in soil or mud was used in folk medicine as a sympathetic cure that fooled the spirits of sickness and death into believing they’d won.
Dreaming of a tomb represents a metaphorical opportunity for rebirth and a fresh start.
The word tomb actually means “tummy,” being the womb of the earth from which we are all born and return. Alternatively, a well-kept, elaborate tomb may reflect achievements and honors accumulated during your life.... The Language of Dreams
To dream that you are a cheerleader indicates that you possess a positive attitude and you are very sure of yourself. It suggests that need to place more energy into a certain issue.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Matters of love and commitment. In ancient Greece, cheese was used as part of traditional ivedding cakes.
As a visual pun, this may reflect a “cheesy” attitude or outlook.
Consider the type of cheese for more potential symbolism. Swiss cheese represents plans that have lots of holes in them, whereas Roquefort stands for something not smelling quite right (see Smells).
In Switzerland, a cheese fondue portends unexpected guests, because the food is so tasty that it inspires visits!
Longevity of your achievements or ideas. According to Pliny, Zoroaster lived for 30 years on cheese alone.... The Language of Dreams
If the dreamer has no skill it will depend 011 other symbolism in the dream, but will probably indicate the need to use force in a situation known to the dreamer.
2- Intellectual drives may put us in a position of needing to break through a barrier in order to succeed in a favourite project.
3- In sacred architecture the chisel is the active, masculine principle in relationship with the passive and feminine.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you have no such skill it will depend on other symbolism in the dream, but will probably indicate the need to use some force in a situation recognizable to you – literally to chip away at the structure.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Wholeness, totality, centering. Halos, for example, symbolize spiritual wholeness and focus (see Light).
Freudian: A vaginal emblem or symbol of femininity due to its shape.
Equality and unity.
The round table of King Arthur’s court gave everyone an equal voice and symbolized the solidarity of Britain.
Protected or sacred space. In the first century B.C.E., magicians were sometimes called “circle drawers” because ritual magic uses this emblem to contain power. Similarly, % fairy ring safeguards its residents from mortals.
Going around in circles: Being trapped in progressively worse cycles, outmoded ideas, or a static lifestyle with little achievement.
A circle with a point in the center is a type of mandala emblem representing personal wholeness, order, harmony, and healing.
God or divine influences and protection. There is a Hindu saying that God is an unbroken circle without a circumference, being nowhere and everywhere.... The Language of Dreams
If you yourself are diving without great effort, the prediction is of an achievement that will gain you many friends.... The Complete Dream Book
If one succeeds in touching the feelings and memories usually connected with a dream image, this becomes apparent because of the depth of insight and experience which arises. Although ideally the Freudian analyst helps the client discover their own experience of their dream, it can occur that the analyst puts to the client readymade views of the dream. Out of this has occurred the idea of someone else ‘analysing or telling us about our dream.
Carl Jung used a different approach. He applied amplification (see entry), helped the client explore their associations, used active imagination (see entry) and stuck to the structure of the dream. Because amplification also put to the client the information and experience of the therapist, again the dreamwork can be largely verbal and intellectual, rather than experiential.
In the approach of Fritz Perls (gestalt therapy) and Moreno (psychodrama), dream analysis is almost entirely experiential.
The person exploring the dream acts out or verbalises each role or aspect of the dream.
If one dreamt of a house, in gestalt one might stan by saying I am a house’ and then go on to describe oneself just as one is as the particular house in the dream. It is important, even if the house were one existing externally, not to attempt a description of the external house, but to stay with the house as it was in the dream. This is like amplification, except the client gives all the information. This can be a very dramatic and emotional experience because we begin consciously to touch the immense realms of experience usually hidden behind the image. When successful this leads to personal insights into behaviour and creativity. See dream processing; amplification; gestalt dream work.
dream as a meeting place Any two people, or group of people who share their dreams, particularly if they explore the associated feelings and thoughts connected with the dream images, achieve social intimacy quickly. Whether it is a family sharing their dreams, or two fnends, an environment can be created in which the most profound feelings, painful and wonderful, can be allowed. Such exposure of the usually private areas of one s feelings and fears often presents new information to the dreamer, and also allows ventilation of what may never have been consciously expressed before. In doing so a healing release is reached, but also greater self understanding and the opportunity to think over or reconsider what is discovered.
Herbert Reed, editor of the dream magazine Sundance, and resident in Virginia Beach, Va., initiated group dreaming experiments. It started because Reed noticed that in the dream groups he was running, when one of the group aired a problem, other members would subsequently dream about that person’s problem. He went on to suggest the group should attempt this purposely and the resulting dreams shared to see if they helped the person with the problem.
The reported dreams often formed a more detailed view of the person’s situation. In one instance the group experienced many dream images of water. It aided the woman who was seeking help to admit she had a phobia of water and to begin thinking about learning to swim. In another experiment, a woman presented the problem of indecision about what college to transfer to and what to study. Her group subsequently said they were confused because they had not dreamt about school. Several had dreams about illicit sex. though, which led the woman to admit she was having an affair with a married man. She went on to realise that it was the affair which was underlying her indecision. She chose to end the affair and further her career.
Whatever may be underlying the results of Reed’s expen- ments, it is noticeably helpful to use the basic principles he is working with. They can be used by two people equally as well as a group—by a parent and child, wife and husband, businessman and employee. One sets out to dream about each other through mutual agreement. Like any undertaking, the involvement, and therefore the results, are much more pronounced if there is an issue of reasonable importance behind the experiment. It helps if one imagines that during sleep you are going to meet each other to consider what is happening between you. Then sleep, and on waking take time to recall any dream. Note it down, even if it seems far removed from what you expected. Then explore its content using the techniques in dream processing.
Example: My wife and I decided to attempt to meet in our dreams. I dreamt I was in a room similar to the back bedroom of my previous marnage. My present wife was with me. She asked me to help her move the wardrobe. It reminded me of, but did not look like, the one which had been in that bedroom. I stood with my back to it, and reached my hands up to press on the top, inside. In this way I carried it to another wall. As I put it down the wood broke. I felt it ought to be thrown away’ (Thomas B). Thomas explored the dream and found he connected feelings about his first marriage with the wardrobe and bedroom. In fact the shabby wardrobe was Tom’s feelings of shabbiness at having divorced his first wife. In his first marriage, represented by the bedroom, he always felt he was married for life. In divorcing, he had done something he didn’t like and was carrying it about with him. He says ‘1 am carrying this feeling of shabbiness and second best into my present relationship, and I need to get rid of it.’
dream as a spiritual guide Dreams have always been connected with the spiritual side of human experience, even though today many spiritual leaders disagree with consideration of dreams. Because dreams put the dreamer in touch with the source of their own internal wisdom and certainty, some conflict has existed between authoritative priesthood and public dreaming.
A lay person finding their own approach to God in a dream might question the authority of the priests. No doubt people frequently made up dreams about God in order to be listened to. Nevertheless, despite opposition, Matthew still dreamt of an angel appearing to him, Joseph was still warned by God to move Jesus; Peter still dreamt his dream of the unclean animals.
The modern scientific approach has placed large question marks against the concept of the human spirit. Study of the brain’s functions and biochemical activities have led to a sense of human personality being wholly a series of biological and biochemical events.
The results of this in the relationship between doctor and patient, psychiatrist and client, sometimes results in the communication of human personality being of little consequence. It may not be put into words, but the intimation is that if one is depressed it is a biochemical problem or a brain malfunction.
If one is withdrawn or autistic, it is not that there is a vital centre of personality which has for some reason chosen to avoid contact, but that a biochemical or physiological problem is the cause—it’s nothing personal, take this pill (to change the biochemistry, because you are not really a person). Of course we have to accept that human personality must sometimes face the tragedy of biochemical malfunction, but we also need to accept that biochemical and physiological process can be changed by human will and courage.
In attempting to find what the human spirit is by looking at dreams, creativity stands out.
The spiritual nature may not be what we have traditionally considered it to be.
An overview of dreams and how dreamers relate to them suggests one amazing fact. Let us call it the ‘seashell effect’. When we hear sounds in a shell that we hold to our ear, the noises heard seem exterior to oneself, yet they are most likely amplification of sounds created in our own ear, perhaps by the passage of blood. Imagine an electronic arcade machine which the player could sit in and, when running, the player could be engulfed in images, sounds, smell and sensation. At first there is shimmering darkness, then a sound, and lights move. Is it a face seen, or a creature. Like Rorschach’s ink blots, the person creates figures and scenes out of the shapeless light and sound.
A devil appears which terrifies the player. People, demons, animals, God and angels appear and fade. Scenes are clearcut or a maelstrom of movement and ill-defined activity. Events arise showing every and any aspect of human experience. Nothing is impossible.
If, on stepping out, we told the player that what occurred was all their own creation due to unconscious feelings, fears, habits, thoughts and physiological processes occurring within them, like the seashell effect, they might say ‘Good God, is that all it was, and I thought it was real. What a waste of time.’
Whether we can accept it or not, as a species we have created out of our own longings, fears, pain and perhaps vision, God, with many different names—politics, money, devils, nationalism, angels, an, and so on and on. All of it has flowed out of us. Perhaps we even deny we are the authors of the Bible, wars, social environments. Responsibility is difficult. It is easier to believe the source is outside oneself. And if we do take responsibility for our amazing creativity, we may feel ‘is that all it is—me?’ Yet out of such things, such fears, such drives, such unconscious patterns as we shape our dreams with, we shape our life and fonune, we shape our children, we shape the world and our future.
The shadow of fear we create in our dream, the situation of aloneness and anger, becomes a pattern of feelings, real in its world of mind. We create a monster, a Djinn, a devil, which then haunts and influences us. Or with feelings of hope, of purposiveness and love, create other forces in us and the world. But we are the creator. We are in no way separate from the forces which create our existence. We are those creative forces. In the deepest sense, not just as an ego, we create ourselves, and we go on creating ourselves. We are the God humanity has looked so long for.
The second aspect of the human spirit demonstrated by dreams is consciousness.
The unconscious mind, if its function is not clogged with a backlog of undealt with painful childhood experience and nonfunctional premises, has a propensity to form gestalts. It takes pieces of experience and fits them together to form a whole. This is illustrated by how we form gestalts when viewing newsprint photographs, which are made up of many small dots. Our mind fits them together and sees them as a whole, giving meaning where there are only dots. When the human mind is working well, when the individual can face a wide range of emotions, from fear and pain to ecstasy, this process of forming gestalts can operate very creatively. This is because it needs conscious involvement, and if the personality is frightened of deep feeling, the uniting of deeply infantile and often disturbing cxpcrience is cut out. Yet these areas are very rich mines of information, containing our most fundamental learning.
If the process is working well, then one’s expenence is gradually transformed into insights which transcend and thereby transform one s personal life.
For instance, we have witnessed our own binh in some manner, we also see many others appeanng as babies. We see people ageing, dying. We see millions of events in our life and in others.
The unconscious, deeply versed in imagery, ritual and body language, out of which it creates its dreams, picks up information from music, architecture, traditional rituals, people walking in the street, the unspoken world of parental influence.
The sources are massive, unbelievable. And out of it all our mind creates meaning. Like a process of placing face over face over face until a composite face is formed, a synthesis of all the faces; so the unconscious scans all this information and creates a world view, a concept of life and death.
The archetypes Jung talks of are perhaps the resulting synthesis of our own expenence, reaching points others have met also.
If so, then Chnst might be our impression of humanity as a whole.
If we dare to touch such a synthesis of experience it may be seanng, breathtaking.
It breaks the boundaries of our present personality and concepts because it transcends. It shatters us to let the new vision emerge. It reaches, it soars, like an eagle flying above the single events of life. Perhaps because of this the great hawk of ancient Egypt represented the human spirit.
Lastly, humans have always been faced by the impossible.
To a baby, walking and not wetting its pants is impossible, but with many a fall and accident it does the impossible. It is a god in its achievement.
To talk, to fly heavier-than-air planes, to walk on the Moon, were all impossible. Humans challenge the impossible every day. Over and over they fall, back into defeat. Many lie there broken. Yet with the next moment along come youngsters with no more sense than grasshoppers, and because they don’t know what the difference is between right and left, do the impossible. Out of the infinite potential, the great unknown, they draw something new. With hope, with folly, with a wisdom they gain from who knows where, they demand more. And it’s a common everyday son of miracle. Mothers do it constantly for their children—transcending themselves. Lovers go through hell and heaven for each other and flower beyond who they were. You and I grow old on it as our daily bread, yet fail to see how holy it is. And if we turn away from it, it is because it offers no certainties, gives no authority, claims no reward. It is the spiritual life of people on the street. And our dreams remember, even if we fail.
For this is the body and blood of the human spirit.
dream as a therapist and healer There is a long tradition of using dreams as a base for both physical and psychological healing. One of the earliest recorded incidents of such healing is when Pharaoh’s ‘spirit was troubled, and he sent for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men; and Pharaoh told them his dream, but there was none who could interpret it’. Then Joseph revealed the meaning of the dream and so the healing of Pharaoh’s troubled mind took place (Genesis 41).
The Greek Temples of Asclepius were devoted to using dreams as a base for healing of body and mind (see dreams and ancient Greece).
The Iroquois Amerindians used a social form of dream therapy also (see Iroquoian dream cult).
The dream process was used much more widely throughout history in such practices as Pentecostal Christianity, shaktipat yoga in India, and Anton Mesmer’s groups (see sleep movements).
Sigmund Freud pioneered the modern approach to the use of dreams in therapy, but many different approaches have developed since his work. Examples of the therapeutic action of gaining insight into dreams are to be found in the entnes on abreaction, recurring dreams, reptiles.
The entry on dream processing gives information about using a dream to gain insight and healing. See also dream as meeting place.
A feature which people who use their dreams as a therapeutic tool mention again and again is how dreams empower them. Many of us have an unconscious feeling that any important healing work regarding our body and mind can only be undertaken and directed by an expert, the expert might be a doctor, a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, or osteopath. Witnessing the result of their own dream process, even if helped by an expert, people feel in touch with a wonderful internal process which is working actively for their own good. One woman, who had worked on her dream with the help of a fnend (non expert), said It gave me great confidence in my own internal process. I realised there was something powerful in myself working for my own good. It was a feeling of cooperating with life.’ One is frequently amazed by one’s own resources of wisdom, penetrating insight and sense of connection with life, as met in dreamwork. This is how dreams play a pan in helping one towards wholeness and balance.
The growing awareness of one’s central view of things, which is so wide, piercing and often humorous, brings developing self respect as the saga of one’s dreams unfolds.
There may be no hint of this, however, if a person simply records their dreams without attempting to find a deeply felt contact with their contents. It is in the searching for associated feelings and ideas that the work of integrating the many strands of one’s life begins. Gradually one weaves, through a co-operative action with the dream process, a greater unification of the dark and the light, the painful and transcendent in one’s nature.
The result is an extraordinary process of education. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If you dream of a lunar eclipse, this signifies that your feminine side is being overshadowed. It may also foretell the illness of someone near you.... My Dream Interpretation
1- Dreaming of examinations (particularly educational ones) is usually connected with selfcriticism and the need for high achievement. We may be allowing others to set our standards of morality and success for us. Being examined by a doctor indicates concerns over our own health.
2- We may be in the habit of setting ourselves tests of self-value, or habitually be concerned with our accomplishments. There are many instances recorded of people having been abducted by ‘aliens,’ of having been examined, and then returned to earth. Opinions van,- as to whether these were dreams or not.
3- There is a recognition of the need for Spiritual examination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A person who teaches the laws of life.
The archetypal father figure stands for the need for security, order, authority, and achievement (Mars) and awareness / consciousness (Sun).
Having it appear in dreams is often an expression of a bad conscience.
If the dreamer has a problematic relationship with his father, the father in the dream would appear as the Pope, or as Almighty God-the Father, who guides and controls the dreamer’s world.
According to Jung, the image represents the one who generates and creates, the intellectual principle, the one who gives life.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
If you know exactly what scared you in your dream, check out that dream symbol in this dictionary to get an even deeper interpretation.... My Dream Interpretation
The dreamer is ambitious. Flying low presents problems. Flying with black wings, disappointments. Flying with white wings, excellent business prospects and a successful marriage. These dreams are also classified as mating dreams, the meeting of the sexes.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
To dream of rearranging furniture Is a sign of insanity, though not necessarily your own.
Re-upholstering furniture in a dream predicts some small but pleasant achievement.... The Complete Dream Book
To dream that you are pulling your car into the garage indicates a sense of safety and steadiness that is the result of your achievement.
To dream that you are opening a garage door suggests that you have made a decision. You may have come to a conclusion regarding which direction to go in life. Or, if you are closing the garage door, you could be delaying making this decision so you don’t offend or hurt those around you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
1- Dreaming of mythical goddesses connects us with our archetypal images of femininity (see Archetypes). In a woman’s dream a goddess will clarify the connection through the unconscious that exists between all women and female creatures. It is the sense of mystery, of a shared secret, which is such an intangible force within the woman’s psyche. In the waking state it is that which enables women to crcate a sisterhood or network among themselves in order to bring about a common aim.
To dream about goddesses therefore is to accept our right to initiation into this group. In a man’s dream the goddess figure signifies all that a man fears in the concept of female power. It usually also gives an insight into his earliest view of femininity through his experience of his mother.
2- There are many goddess figures in all cultures. There are those perceived as being destructive such as Kali, Bast and Lilith. and also beneficent ones such as Athena and Hermia.
The beneficent ones which women most closely relate to are given here: Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, moves women to be both creative and procreativc. She governs a woman’s enjoyment of love and beauty. Artemis, who is the goddess of the moon, personifies the independent feminine spirit whose ultimate goal is achievement. She is often pictured as the hunter. Athena is goddess of wisdom and strategy. She is logical and self-assured and is ruled by her mental faculties rather than her emotions. Demeter, the maternal archetype and goddess and fertility, highlights a woman’s drive to provide physical and spiritual support for her children. Hera, the goddess of marriage, denotes the woman who has her essential goal of finding a husband and being married as paramount and anv other role as secondary.
Hestia. goddess of the hearth, manifests the patient woman who finds steadiness in seclusion. She emits a sense of wholeness. Persephone, who is ultimately queen of the underworld but only- through having rejected her status as Demeter’s daughter, gives expression to woman’s tendency towards a need to please and be needed bv others. Her submissive behaviour and passivity must change to an ability to take responsibility for who she is.
3- Spiritually; women are able to make intuitive links with the essential aspects of her own personality. She then achieves a greater understanding of her own make up, and is able to use all facets of her being within her normal everyday life.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
1- The game of golf can represent many things in a dream sequence. As with many games, it can represent belonging to a team, but conversely it can also represent our own individual achievement.
To be playing such a game indicates that we need freedom of movement and clarity of vision.
2- Playing golf can often represent our need to show our prowess, to be able literally to drive as far as we can, and often is used within the context of business acumen.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The grail appearing in a dream would indicate that we can cxpcct some form of satisfaction and change to occur within our lives.
2- We are searching for something which we may feel at this particular moment is unattainable, but that by putting ourselves through various tests we may eventually achieve.
3- The Holy Spirit.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The search for it has, from a spiritual perspective, become part of the hero’s quest on his journey of self-discovery. Often in dreams it represents the achievement of spiritual success, but can also represent the cup of happiness or fulfilment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
4. A new experience or fear of new experiences.
5. One feels at home in a healthy outdoor environment.
6. “Green light” to go ahead on some project.
7. Someone is feeling “green with envy” at the achievements of someone else. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A very large, wide, or round head means you will find easy success on a project.
A swollen head is a warning against overconfidence.
To dream of yourself (or another person) having more than one head foretells that you will have a sudden rise in social status.
To see yourself (or anyone else) with the head of an animal is a warning not to indulge too much in material or sensual pleasures. Be more modest, and remember that an ounce of restraint can frequently prevent a pound of regret! If you dream of having part of your head missing, this is positive, because it means your achievements will be greater than you expect. Dreaming of an accident or blow to the head suggests tension and overwork - try to take it easy for a while.
If you dream of having your head chopped off, you will be successful in life.
If you dream of someone else being beheaded, you will still be successful, but only after discouraging delays.... My Dream Interpretation
We find it told over and over symbolically in all the ‘holy’ books as the binh of the holy child; the journey of the hero/ ine; the creation of the world—our consciousness, the journeys of Moses. All penain to the difficulties and means we use to be; to the an of keeping balance amidst the multitude of forces acting on our human psyche.
The hero/ine is the one who dares, even though they feel afraid and in pain.
The avoidance of fear and pain in our society, where chemical anodynes or tranquillisers are sought to remove any tiny discomfort, is a great tragedy. Not that we need to become mas- ochists, but we miss our own wholeness through fear of our own power of experiencing. In other cultures the ability to meet pain and fear were considered spiritual strengths. They still are.
The following example shows one dreamer meeting his own fear and uncertainty. Example: 4I was in an ancient room. It had the feeling of being an old church. Then my wife and I were in bed in the room.
A middle aged woman was in the room. She was a ghost. I felt afraid of her, but to meet the fear I tried to confront her. I reached out my hand to her. I was crying out in my sleep from fear. As she took my hand I was amazed and shocked to feel it was physically real’ (see Christ within this entry, above). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The more centered you are, the more you can remain grounded and stabilized in your joy. Keep in mind that if you want to be able to contain your bliss, then you have to be able to contain your sorrow.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Also hill or hills sometimes represent breasts or the belly.
A hole at the bottom of a hill: especially if surrounded by shrubs, depicts the vagina. Green sunny hillside: feeling whole; a sense of heaven. See mountain; high; descending; last example in flying. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The same holds true in dreams involving horses.
The common expression, ‘get off your high horse’ refers to the need to be less arrogant and to be more down to earth.
To dream of a dark horse reflects mystery and danger. Such dreams are commonly among gamblers and those who take too many risks.
To dream of a white horse signifies purity and good fortune. It indicates the image of a prince charming and his white horse coming to save the princess. Being chased by a white horse reflects trouble in dealing with sexuality. Seeing a dead horse in a dream demonstrates loss in a relationship. Seeing a herd of wild horses refers to freedom and wildness.
To dream of riding a horse suggests scarcity of resources that hinders achievement of goals. Riding an untamed horse is a sign that you’re being carried away by your emotions.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
A situational or circumstantial dream resulting from going to bed hungry or having an unsatisfied craving.
A symbolic manifestation of desires for things like achievement, adventure, passion, etc.
Essential portions of the self that are being neglected, and therefore metaphorically hunger for your attention.... The Language of Dreams
If you dream of your family heirlooms, then you are realizing inherited wisdom.
If you dream of being in the possession of a valuable piece of jewelry, then you feel connected to your natural inheritance and to the priceless wonder that you are. Jewelry can represent an aspect of yourself, a proud achievement, a precious memory, a friendship that is priceless to you, your talents, resources, wisdom, or the qualities in which you treasure, as in kindness, compassion, honesty, etc. Your dream is telling you to acknowledge where you sparkle, what is rare and invaluable about you. See Necklace, Bracelet, Ear rings, Amethyst, Sapphire, Ruby, Diamond, Emerald, Jade, Opal, Pearl, Turquoise, Silver or Gold.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If you are lost or trapped in a jungle, this indicates that your pessimism affects the achievement of your goals. You have to come to grips with yourself and what you want to accomplish.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If one is kicked in a dream, it means that someone will demean him in public, or cast down his achievements, or despise him for his poverty, or show haughtiness in dealing with him.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To dream of knitting may also symbolizes your ingenuity, achievements, or a need to slow down and relax from your regular schedule.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Mystically, the ascent to a higher spiritual plane. In ancient Egypt, the ladders of Set had angels on each side that helped the Pharaohs reach heaven.
Communing with spiritual powers (note Jacob’s ladder in the Old Testament).
The quest for, or achievement of, enlightenment in Asia and China.
Going downward on: Deep introspection and internalization.
Getting dizzy on the ascent upward represents intoxicating ambitions that may lead to a hard fall.... The Language of Dreams
To see lighted lamps burning with a clear flame, indicates merited rise in fortune and domestic bliss.
If they give out a dull, misty radiance, you will have jealousy and envy, coupled with suspicion, to combat, in which you will be much pleased to find the right person to attack.
To drop a lighted lamp, your plans and hopes will abruptly turn into failure.
If it explodes, former friends will unite with enemies in damaging your interests. Broken lamps, indicate the death of relatives or friends.
To light a lamp, denotes that you will soon make a change in your affairs, which will lead to profit.
To carry a lamp, portends that you will be independent and self-sustaining, preferring your own convictions above others.
If the light fails, you will meet with unfortunate conclusions, and perhaps the death of friends or relatives.
If you are much affrighted, and throw a bewildering light from your window, enemies will ensnare you with professions of friendship and interest in your achievements.
To ignite your apparel from a lamp, you will sustain humiliation from sources from which you expected encouragement and sympathy, and your business will not be fraught with much good. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If one does not qualify for that, then it denotes his mere passion, want, or desire. (Also see Flag; Honor)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A martingale in a dream also could mean self-restraint, or self control.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
To see cooked meat in you dream indicates that someone else will attain the goal or achievement that you have been pursuing.
To dream that you are eating meat suggests that you are tackling an issue directly.
To see rotten meat in your dream implies humiliation and shame. It may indicate an upcoming illness.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Depth Psychology: 1’he monument represents people who have been recognized for a special achievement; or it may remind you of an important event.... Dreamers Dictionary
Achievements. Overcoming the odds and getting a second chance. Many heroic figures await their rebirth in a mountainside tomb. Merlin is one such figure.
Doing something you’ve always wanted to do just for yourself (e.g., “climbing the mountain because it was there”).
Transcending perceptions or taking a higher outlook, especially with regards to your own life (which then becomes the mountain).
Retreat. Getting some distance so that you don’t have to be directly involved.
Finding problems where none exist (e.g., making “mountains out of molehills”).
Freudian: An image of female breasts (this goes for hills too). Many earth religions describe their goddesses as possessing lush valleys, rounded hills, and tracts of land. Today there are still matriarchal mountain pilgrimage centers in Europe.
A path toward enlightenment and oneness with nature. In Burma (Mvanmar), there is a set of stairs up the side of Mt. Popa called the Stairway to Heaven. Buddhists travel here to ascend to the shrine and honor terrestrial spirits that abide throughout the earth.... The Language of Dreams
A dream about holding public office indicates that your desires may direct you to a perilous course, but your bravery will be rewarded with victory.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Depth Psychology: You have combined all the contradictions, feelings, thoughts, and desires of your personality into a harmonious whole—an incredible achievement!... Dreamers Dictionary
If you dream of seeing or associating with an airplane pilot, you will soon be flying high socially.... My Dream Interpretation
The dangers and the potentialities of self-determination are emphasized here. It also means: come to the point; hit your target—or better not hit it—and conclude something or begin something new.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
3. Domestic disharmony, arguments (to break a plate or see broken plates).
4. A period of “famine”—likely social, sometimes emotional (an empty plate). ... New American Dream Dictionary
Esoteric wisdom shared from the Collective Unconscious.
A good omen that portends achievement and financial gains.
Precision is needed in your evaluations to assure success. Scientists have shown the tremendous accuracy used in designing and building these great edifices; no less care should be taken with things you value.
In India, an alternative fire emblem. Similarly, in ancient Greece the pictograph of a pyramid could represent an idea or spirit that had fiery characteristics.
Mesopotamian: The meeting place between the gods and mortals. Edifices similar to pyramids were seen in Babylon at the core of the city around 3500 B.C.E. These buildings were called the Gate of the Gods. In your dream, such structures may represent a personally designed astral temple, where you can commune with your subconscious, your Higher Self, or the Divine.... The Language of Dreams
To be searching for something usually indicates that we arc aware that we must undertake a frightening task in order to progress. Many fairy stories and mythological tales have as their main theme the search for something rare or magical (e.g. Jason and the Argonauts). Such themes can be translated into dreams in a personally applicable way.
2- Often, the trials and tribulations we have to go through in achieving something we feci to be important are translated in dreams into a quest or search.
The way these events are faced is as important as the actual achievement itself.
3- The pursuit of the Spiritual and undertaking a spiritual quest Is a way of developing oneself spiritually.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The way these events are faced is as important as the actual achievement itself.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you win the race it means you will quickly overcome your adversary. Running in your dreams may also symbolize the energy levels, the strength, or the force that you have to get through life.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If you win the race, your dream means that you will overcome your competitors. This dream can reveal your competitive nature and how you tend to measure yourself against others.... My Dream Interpretation
The loveliness of nature, or life itself.
A nearly timeless symbol of love, passion, and the spirit of beauty in all its many forms, having been originally associated with the goddess Venus.
The color of the rose here provides more meaning.
For example, purple roses are exotic emotions, red is for passionate love, and yellow is for friendship.
Thorny roses speak of the difficulties in all relationships. Native American shamans believe that nature hides its greatest treasures beneath such painful traps so that we have to work to receive the prize.
A rose with its bud just opening represents the blossoming of your highest conscious awareness.
Alchemically, the rose symbolizes wisdom; blue roses represent impossible tasks, and gold ones are an emblem for achievement.
Jung believed that in dreams a rose became a mandala representing an integrated person and wholeness.
In Babylonia and ancient Arabia, the rose became an alternative emblem for Paradise with strong sexual connotations of this also equating to a woman’s vulva. Consequently, this can be a dream figure for women, and your feelings toward women.... The Language of Dreams
A reminder of transience. Even the greatest civilizations succumb to the hand of time. Therefore, live life to its fullest while you have the opportunity.
Falling from a place of glory, achievement, and respect, if only in your own eyes. ... The Language of Dreams
If you know exactly what scared you in your dream, check out that dream symbol in this dictionary to get an even deeper interpretation.... My Dream Interpretation
If one sees himself in a dream slaughtered, he should pray hard and seek refuge in God Almighty to help him. Ifone sees corpses of slaughtered people scattered around him in a dream, it means profits and achievement of his goals. Seeing slaughtered people in a dream also may mean that they have gone astray. Ifone sees a man or a butcher slaughtering him in a dream, it means that he will triumph over his assailant.
If he is imprisoned, it means that he will be set free.
If he is seized by fear, it means that he will reach safety and regain his equanimity and peacefulness.
If he is a war captured prisoner, it means that he will be set free. Ifhe is a leader, it means that his sovereignty will widen. Slaughtering someone in a dream means being unjust toward him. Slaughtering a pigeon in a dream means getting married. Cutting a piece of flesh from one’s backside in a dream means that he engages in sodomy.
If one finds himself slaughtered but does not know who killed him in the dream, it means that he is an innovator, or it could mean that he will forge a testimony. Murdering one’s own father or mother in a dream means disobeying them or assaultingthem and becomingdamned.
To slaughter a woman in a dream means adultery, or eliciting sexual intercourse with her.
To slaughter a fowl or the female of any bird or animal in dream means deflowering a young girl.
To slaughter a son in a dream means that such a son is ruthless and unjust toward his parents.
If one kills himself in a dream, it means that he married a woman who is unlawful to him. (Also see Slaughter house)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
2. If someone is smiling warmly at the dreamer, that person is satisﬁed with the dreamer’s achievements.
3. If someone is smiling sarcastically, then the feeling is critical. ... New American Dream Dictionary
A spiral staircase may reflect the steps to higher spiritual levels, each step mastering important spiritual pnnci- ples. It may represent achievement.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
If you dream of hitting the target, then this is an affirmation that you are right where you are supposed to be, prepared and on track.
If you stray far from your target, then you have allowed yourself to be distracted and this is a sign that it is time to get back on track with your goals, life visions and aspirations.
If you dream of Target, the store, then you are focused on what beliefs you are buying into and looking for a good deal. See Goddess Artemis.... Strangest Dream Explanations
2. Possible health issue (to have medical tests).
3. Extreme difﬁculties, obstacles (an achievement test).
4. Testing limitations and boundaries.
5. Anxiety regarding tests and examinations. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Example: ‘The Devil was trying to force me to make love to a girl. I wanted to leap off the tower and fly away, but it was high, and I was frightened I would fall’ (Quentin C). Quentin is 15 and facing his emerging drive of love and sex.
The woman in the tower is here his idealised relationship with the opposite sex. Actual intimacy is threatening and he wants to ‘fly’ from it but feels this would be failure.
The Devil is his own life pushing to grow, but felt as threatening. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
To find buried treasure is to find something we have lost, perhaps a part of our personality.
To be burying treasure is to be trying to guard against the future and potential problems.
2- To find a box which has treasure in it is to have some understanding of the fact that we must break through limitations before we find what we arc looking for.
The search for treasure suggests the finding of earthly goods or material gain which will not necessarily be good.
3- To search for treasure svmbolises man’s search for enlightenment, his search for the Holy Grail.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To find buried treasure is to find something we have lost, perhaps a part of our personality.
To be burying treasure is to be trying to guard against the future and potential problems.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
For more dream meanings about trees, continue reading below.
If you dream of climbing a tree, you will achieve your career goals and reach those high places in society.
The degree of difficulty to which you climb the tree will measure the speed of your achievement of these goals.
To dream of planting a tree suggests that you are seeking spiritual nourishment.
To dream that you cut down a tree means you are wasting your energy, time, and money on foolish pursuits.
A talking tree (or talking to a tree) in your dream is a messenger from your unconscious mind. Pay attention to what the tree says, for they are trying to help you to trust your instincts and intuiton, and possibly warning you of dangerous or negative emotions that you have absorbed from others.
If you dream of a fallen or dead tree, this suggests that you are off balance and out of sync. You need to get yourself sorted out and headed in the right direction again.... My Dream Interpretation
To proclaim one’s trust is God in a dream is an indication of true faith, recognition of God’s supremacy, cessation of adversities and victory over one’s enemy. Putting one’s trust in God Almighty in a dream also means repenting from sin. Otherwise, perhaps it may indicate the infallibility of one’s destiny, though the end result of one’s encounter with his adversities will prove him triumphant.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the umbrella is opened, you may be protecting yourself from unconscious materials.
If the umbrella is closed, then you may be prepared and be willing to deal with the unfamiliar psyche. Old dream interpretations say that the umbrella is the symbol of security.
If the umbrella is broken or turned inside out, your ultimate achievement is possible but delayed.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If the umbrella is open, you may be protecting yourself from the “stuff” in your unconscious.
If you open the umbrella in your dream, it may indicate that you are prepared and willing to discover yourself. Carrying a closed umbrella in the rain is highly unfortunate for the dreamer and his business plans. Traditionally, the umbrella is the symbol of security. However, if the umbrella is broken or turned inside out your ultimate achievement is still possible, but it will be delayed.
A leaky umbrella denotes quarrels with loved ones.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The dream scenario mav be a conflict between two aspects of ourselves or require us to overcome some difficulty.
The sense of achievement we feel in dreams can be a feeling we can reproduce in waking life. It gives us confidcnce in our own abilities.
2- Victory in a psychological sense is the overcoming of obstacles which we have set up for ourselves. In dreams we often need a ‘drv-run’ and a pictorial representation of our abilities in order to achieve success.
3- If the dreamer has achieved a degree of spiritual success, it can show itself as a victorv of some kind.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of watching someone else weave is a forecast of solid achievement in your current activities.... My Dream Interpretation