Example: I was in a house that I lived in many years ago. How I got there I do not know, but I saw myself sitting in an ordinary chair just behind the closed front street door. It was very quiet, and I was afraid, but I did not make any effon to move’ (Mrs J).
When we are an inactive observer in our dream, are all the time on the receiving end of dream action, or as in the example make no effon to move from discomfort, we are in a passive role.
If this occurs frequently in our dreams, we are probably passive in our waking life. This can gradually be changed by such techniques as active imagination. It is our own emotions, fears and sexuality we are meeting in our dreams, so it is wise to take charge of our being rather than be a victim.
The following dream illustrates an active dreamer: ‘As I walked toward a house a number of demons or devils came at me menacingly, trying to stop me getting near the house. Although they made all the ghostly noises, I wasn’t at all afraid of them. I felt they were a damned nuisance, and to show them I meant business I grabbed one and with my right hand I gripped its flesh and squeezed. It started to squeak in pain and I squeezed harder’ (Clive J). ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- When we dream of a dam its significance may vary. We may be bottling up our own emotions and drive, or conversely we could be trying to stop somebody else’s emotional outburst from happening.
To be building a dam indicates we arc likely to be putting up defences, whereas if a dam is bursting we may feel we have no control over emotional situations around us.
2- While on a conscious level we may need to exercise control over our emotions, in dream sequences we will often allow ourselves a natural expression of difficulty or frustration that can be symbolised by an overflow of water.
3- By word association to be damned.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The image of a dam presupposes that there is a block to progress. However, one interpretation suggests that it is the conservation of a scarce resource (perhaps our spiritual awareness), until it is available in sufficient quantity. By word association the image can suggest to be damned or rendered powerless.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A dream that one sees hell as it ¡3 described, and that he hears the damned souls groan and complain through the extremity of their torments, is an advertisement that God sends to the dreamer to the end that he may throw himself upon God’s mercy.
If anyone dreams he sees the damned plunged in the fire and flames of hell, and that they suffer great torture, it signifies sadness, repentance, and a melancholic distemper.
To dream of descending into hell, and returning thence.
To those that are great and rich signifies misfortune; but it is a good sign to the poor and weak.... The Complete Dream Book
(Bewitch; Free; Gecko; Independent; Wall gecko; Witch) Seeing a lizard in a dream means greed, gluttony, or difference in opinion and taste.
A lizard in a dream also represents a person who swindles people’s money. It also means a sickness, or it could represent a wicked, damned and abhorred person, or a lonesome person. Perhaps seeing a lizard in a dream may mean suspicious or tainted money, someone of an unknown lineage, a reincarnated or transformed person in the form of a lizard. Noting here that transformation of the human being into another creature in reality represents a divine punishment, though it may not last for more than three days. God knows best. (Also see Wall gecko; Monitor; Transformation)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Pluto or Hades are synonymous with hell. Pluto is the brother of Zeus and Poseidon and the ruler of the underworld, or the land of the dead.
The kingdom of the dead is located underneath the surface of the earth. It is not only the holding place for the eternally damned, but is symbolic of metamorphoses, mineral wealth, germination and the transition from death to life. From a psychoanalytic point of view, Pluto may represent the deepest and the oldest part of the psyche. It may be the holding place of the darkest and most negative and disturbing elements of the individual.
The most destructive emotions and the greatest fears may be hidden there. However, this dark part of the psyche may also hold the greatest amount of transformative energy and power. As the unconscious demons begin to surface and are processed and then assimilated by the conscious mind, the individual begins to develop and experience feelings of completeness and wholeness. Astrologically, Pluto is symbolic of radical reconstruction that rejects harmful elements and is built on a solid foundation. Seeing Pluto in dreams seems to be an extremely valuable message from the unconscious. It suggests that the dreamer needs to contemplate and to explore his inner world; to face his fears and negative traits, to travel inward and then to emerge stronger and more alive than before the psychic or soulful journey began.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
(Astray; Injustice; Kill; Murder; Relief) In a dream, slaughter means displeasing one’s parents, or it could mean injustice.
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