Usually we live on the surface of our mind. In sleep we dive down deeper but lose our sense of self.
If we maintain some awareness in these deeps of the mind, it is somewhat like snorkelling in deep sea; we realise what immense and unbelievable depths lie beneath us. Dreams often portray this as depth—a hole, deep water, a chasm; space; our non-verbal life in the womb, or early childhood, which is remembered as patterns of feeling reaction rather than verbal utterance. In the depths we may find gems, skeletons, archaeological objects, and these relate to the memory of our evolutionary past, family influences we carry within us unknown. Deep cuts: suggests a hurt which penetrates us; or emotions which affect us powerfully. Idioms: in deep water, in the deep end; deeply troubled; deeply hurt.
A deep pit in a dream is a warning to cancel the plan before it fails
The unknown, and therefore the unfathomable, is often symbolized by depth in some way – deep water, deep underground etc.
Psychological / emotional perspective: We may be trying to understand archetypal patterns that have not been recognizable in the past. There is information available to us which we can only understand through being able to appreciate our own emotional depths.
Material aspects: When we dream of the deep we are usually considering past family influences of which we may not be consciously aware. Patterns of behaviour are often repeated in families and it takes some dredging through family stories and myths to have us recognize such patterns.
Dreams of something deep, like a pool or ocean, represent importance, impact, an intimate bond, your participation in life and/or your level of sensitivity.
The deeper you go, the more profound the pain and the gain.
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1- When we dream of the deep we are usually considering past family influences of which we mav not be consciously mindful.
2- We may be trying to understand archetypal patterns which have not been recognisable in the past.
There may be information available to us which we can only understand through being able to appreciate our own emotions.
3- The Unknown, and therefore the unfathomable, is often symbolised by depth in some way - deep water, deep underground etc.