mechanisms Although the dream process attempts to release difficult emotions, trauma and past experience, most people have inbuilt mechanisms which prevent this spontaneous healing activity. It is natural to pull our hand away from a hot surface because of the pain. We do this ‘without thinking’. Similarly we unconsciously pull away from any painful or frightening emotions, even though it may be in our best interests to release or integrate them.
The non-release leads to physical tension; a massive use of energy to contain such emotions, and even development of physical illness. Resistance may also be in the form of not wanting to change, fear of the new; feeling threatened by fresh views of life or any questioning of the values one has long lived by.
To free oneself from such resistances needs a positive motivation and the learning of new psychological and even physical skills, as presented in forms of psychotherapy. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Material aspects: Putting up a defence, perhaps a wall or barrier, signifies that we feel threatened in some way. We may have to justify our position over a situation in our waking lives.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Example: I saw that we had got into a fenced off area where the gentry landowners parked their cars while they went shooting. I could see the landowner in his car beyond the fence, looking angry that I was in his property. I thought I would break through the fence with the elephant, but then saw a low area which the elephant easily stepped over’ (Arthur P).
The fence often depicts our sense of social barriers; need for privacy, territorial feelings, also our boundaries in relationship which might prevent us daring to express ourselves or be creative. See wall. Idioms: rush one’s fences; wrong side of the fence; sit on the fence. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- When we dream of fences we are dreaming of social or class barriers or perhaps our own need for privacy. We may be aware of boundaries in relationships which can prevent us from achieving the proper type of connection we need. We may have difficulty in expressing ourselves in some way.
2- When we come up against a fence or a barrier there is extra eflbrt which is needed in order for us to overcome whatever that barrier represents.
3- A fence can represent spiritual boundaries.
The dreamer needs to look at what is restricting him in his spiritual quest.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Fences represent the need for good boundaries in relationships.
A fence that is tom down may signify the tearing down of the boundaries or barriers in a relationship.
A wooden fence keeps others out as well as keeping you from being seen. Thus, it may be commenting that you are hiding from others A chain-link fence may point to someone who is willing to be seen but still maintains a boundary of safety.
A stone or brick wall may signify a solid, impenetrable wall between two people.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Vision: Standing in front of a fence: with great skill you will overcome obstacles in your path. Climbing over a fence: now it will be a cinch to solve your problem. Getting hurt in the process of climbing: you will achieve your goal—with, alas, a few scratches—but once you have arrived, you’ll be surprised how different things are from what you expected. See Barrier, Wall.
Depth Psychology: A fence can mean protection or an obstacle.
If the fence is blocking your path, have courage and jump over it. Is a fence surrounding your property (house, garden)? Or is the fence a metaphor for the limitations imposed on you from the outside? Take a good look at the rest of the dream symbols!... Dreamers Dictionary
A dream of a fence is a straight out obstacle dream and can only be used in the interpretation as action and content define. It is a symbol of being hemmed in, confined, restrained and otherwise prevented from going where one would want to go. It also a symbol of protection of property, self, and possession.
A fence between you and another person could be saying to that person, “this far and no further”.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
Material aspects: When we dream of fences we are dreaming of social or class barriers or perhaps our own need for privacy. We may be aware of boundaries in relationships that can prevent us from achieving the proper type of connection we need. We may have difficulty in expressing ourselves in some way.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The nature of the obstacle depends on the dreamer’s circumstances, as well as on other symbols in the dream.
If the scene on the other side of the fence is beautiful and peaceful, hope lies ahead, and if the dreamer gets over the fence, what he wants will indeed manifest in spite of obstacles.
If the land on the other side of the fence is barren and rocky, and/or the dreamer is having trouble climbing the fence, what you’re seeking may not be what it seems and it might be best to turn back. Sitting on a fence indicates a major decision to be made.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
Fences represent your level of self control and your need for privacy. It can also symbolize feelings of being trapped. It can also symbolize protection of property, self, and possession.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
A suggestion of spiritual wrongdoing may be relevant.
A sin is a moral evil, but a wrongdoing is less culpable and in dreams may simply manifest as a warning, which allows us to assess the seriousness of the offence in waking life and then to act accordingly.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be committing an offence suggests that we are not, either consciously or unconsciously, following our own code of moral behaviour. We have put ourselves outside the norms of society.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To take offence in a dream is to allow a display of emotion and feeling about our own sensitivity, which may not be appropriate in waking life.
To give offence to someone in a dream is to recognize that we are not as aware of other people’s feelings as we should be. Consult the entries for burglar, intruder and vice for more information.... Dream Meanings of Versatile