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A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Even if parts of one’s body or face are shown in a dream to be distorted or abnormal, such a dream is not usu­ally referring to the physical body. Our own idea or image of what son of person we are is translated in dreams into our body form. We might dream our face looks subnormal men­tally, or our body has strange areas. This refers to an internal sense of ourself not having developed to our full potential, or of psychological hurts having distorted some aspect of ourself, such as our ability to reach out for help. See body. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The action within a dream often informs the dreamer of hidden agendas and motivations, since each of us is the producer of our own lives. What we - or others arc doing in a dream often needs to be interpreted, as much as the articles in the dream.

2- The dreamer should be aware that action needs to be translated from dreams into waking life to enable them to move forward.

3- An action in dreams can give an indication of the dreamer’s Spiritual ability.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The Fabric of Dream

A cunning and dangerous enemy.

The Freudians translate this as an erotic dream.... The Fabric of Dream

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

When I was in college, I read in a theology book that a monk on a mountain top and a man with his bottle of wine are really trying to get to the same place. That place translates to peace and a genuine feeling of being connected to the rest of the universe. Dreaming about being in bars and drinking may symbolize a need that you have for some type of a meaningful transformation. On the other hand, this dream may be a form of wish fulfillment, and you are escaping into a pleasurable environment where daily cares and concerns are meaningless.

If you rarely allow yourself to relax and socialize, this dream may be compensatory in nature.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

The Language of Dreams

(see School, Signage, Writing)

Life’s important lessons—the ones that we return to regularly to determine our actions and reactions.

Structured learning and accumulated knowledge.

A common dream appearing to students during exam time. In this case, what’s on the blackboard is likely a reflection of those studies.

A formula appearing on a blackboard often refers to the solution to some conflict or problem. Try to find a way to translate the pictographs into positive actions.... The Language of Dreams

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Body

1- From time immemorial blood has represented the life-carrier or the life force, lo dream of a violent scene where blood appears indicates that we are being self-destructive in some way.

If we are having to deal with blood, we need to be aware of our own strength.

If we have been injured and someone else is dealing with the blood, we need to look at what help is necessary to overcome hurt

2- Emotional abuse can translate itself in dreams into bloody wounds either self-inflicted or being inflicted.

3- Spiritually, being aware of blood circulating through the body- can symbolise the rejuvenating force.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Emotional abuse and difficulties can translate itself in dreams into bloody wounds and can appear to be either self-inflicted or being inflicted by someone else.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

The body represents the individual and is his outward physical manifestation of all that he is. In dreams, the body often represents the Ego (see Introduction). Since being ‘physical’ is the baby’s first experience of itself, the body- forms the prime source of information.

Psychologically, most experience is translated into bodily feeling, and therefore becomes a rich source of symbolism in dreams. When emotions cannot be faccd in ordinary everyday life, they very often become distorted dream symbols.

Physical manifestation of an inner spirituality.

Different aspects of the body can have various meanings in dreams.

For example:

To dream of the upper part of the body is to link with the mind and the spiritual aspects of the charactcr, while the lower part of the body represents the instincts and emotional aspects of a character.

An adult’s head on an immature body, or a child’s head on an adult body is an indication that the dreamer needs to recognise the difference between mature thought and emotion.

If there is conflict between the upper and lower part, it indicates that there is disharmony between the mental faculties and instinctive behaviour.

The right side or hand being especially noticeable in dreams signifies we should take note of the logical side of our personality, whereas the left side or left hand indicates we need to be aware of our intuitive, creative side.

Body parts can have relevance as follows:

Abdomen, stomach, belly When the dream appears to concentrate on the abdomen, there is a need to focus 011 emotions and repressed feelings. Anus also see Excrement.

The young child’s first experience of control is as he or she gains control over bodilv functions. In dreams, the mind returns to that experience as a symbol of self- realisation and self-reliance and. more negatively, of suppression and defence. Such a dream therefore is indicating an aspect of childish behaviour or egotism. Arms We use our arms in all sorts of different ways. In dreams we may be defending ourselves, fighting or being held. We may also be showing passionate commitment. Back Dreaming of seeing someone else’s back suggests we should identify the more private elements in our characters. We should also be aware that other people may not at this present time - wish to share their thoughts with us. We may also find that we are vulnerable to the unexpected.

If we dream of turning our backs, we arc rejecting the particular feeling being experienced in the dream. Backbone If the backbone is particularly noticeable in a dream, we should consider the main support structure in our lives. Intellectually; we need to consider our firmness of character. Blood also see individual entry and Menstruation in M Dreaming of blood can have one of two meanings. It can signify that the dreamer feels on some level that a sacrifice is being made. This links into the ancient belief that the blood somehow contained the life of the spirit, and therefore spilt blood was sacred. It can also represent renewal of life through its connection with menstruation. Many- people fear blood, and thus a dream about blood can highlight the need to come to terms with these fears. On a more spiritual level it represents the blood of Christ.

Breasts also see individual entry Usually; to be conscious of breasts in dreams, indicates our connection with the mother figure and our need for nurturing. Such a dream can also indicate a wish to return to being an infant without responsibilities.

Constipation (in life as well as in dreams) Retention signifies an inability to let go of the past or of previous patterns of behaviour, literally to be uptight. Excrement I he dreamer may not have progressed on a subconscious level beyond a feeling that anything to do with bodily functions is dirtv and self-centred.

There may be an element of rebellion in the dreamer’s waking life. Playing with excrement can represent money and value, so playing with it in a dream can highlight anxiety about money, as well as fear of responsibility.

If the excrement is transformed into living animals, maybe rats, the dreamer is coming to terms with the fact that he is responsible for managing his own impulses. Excrement in its more spiritual meaning belongs to the realm of feelings and we may simply be trying to get rid of bad feelings. Those bad feelings can be turned into something worthwhile. Evacuation of the bowel usually highlights our need to be free of worry and responsibility, or possibly the need to learn how to be uninhibited. It can also signify the sexual act.

Eye Any dream to do with the eye is to do with observation and discrimination. It is indicative of enlightenment and wisdom, protection and stability. It has a connection with the power of light and, in ancient times, of the sun- gods. Through its connection with Egyptian symbolism, the eye is also a talisman. Loss of eyesight signifies the loss of clarity and, depending on which eye, can be either the loss of logic (right eye) or the loss of intuition (left eye). Regaining the eyesight can indicate a return to the innocence and clear-sightedness of the child. Fat To dream of becoming fat is to recognise the need to widen the scope of our activities in some way.

If the dreamer is uncomfortable with his or her size it would indicate fear possibly of taking on too much responsibility or of not being adequate for a task. Hair The hair represents strength and virility. In dreams to be combing the hair is to be attempting to untangle a particular attitude we mav have.

To be having our hair cut is to be trying to create order in our lives.

To be cutting someone else’s hair may be to be curtailing an activity (it is possible that there may be some fear or doubt connected with sexuality).

To be bald in a dream is to perhaps recognise one’s own intelligence. Hand The hands are one of the most expressive parts of the body and signify power and creativity.

The two hands contrasted with each other, a different object in each hand There may be some conflict in the dreamer between his belief and his feelings.

A hand on the breast signifies submission. Clasped hands indicate union or friendship, while clenched hands suggest a threat. Folded hands suggest deep repose, or a state of rest.

The hands covering the eyes generally represent shame or horror, while hands crossed at the wrists suggest that one is being bound.

The open hand represents justice and the laying on of hands signifies healing and blessing particularly if the hand is placed on the neck.

The hands placed together is an indication of dcfencclessness, while placed in someone else’s is an indication of a pledge of service. When the hands are raised this can indicate either adoration, prayer or surrender; if the palms are turned outwards a blessing is being given, while when they are raised to the head the dreamer should give a great deal of thought and care to his situation. Washing the hands suggests innocence or rejection of guilt, while wringing the hands signifies grief.

A huge hand, particularly from the sky suggests that one has been ‘specially chosen’.

The right hand is the ‘power’ hand, while the left is passive and receptive. Sometimes in dreams the left hand can represent cheating. Head The head is considered to be the principle part of the body. Because it is the scat of the life force, it denotes power and wisdom. Dreaming of the head suggests that we should look very carefully at the way we deal with both intelligence and folly.

To dream of the head being bowed suggests supplication. When the head is covered we may be covering up our own intelligence or acknowledging somebody else’s superiority.

A blow to the head in a dream can indicate that we should reconsider our actions in a particular situation. Heart The heart is the centre of the being and represents ‘feeling’ wisdom rather than intellectual wisdom. It is also representative of compassion and understanding. Heel This suggests the part of ourselves which is strong but, at the same time, vulnerable. Jaw The jaw often is representative of our self-expression. It also, on a more esoteric level, suggests the opening to the underworld. Kidneys The kidneys are organs of elimination, therefore to dream of them is to be aware of the need for cleansing.

Knees The knees are symbolic of prayer and supplication, and of emotional commitment. Limbs Whether it is partly to do with some kind of cellular memory and the growth process that takes place is uncertain, but in dreams anv limb can be taken to mean sexuality and fears associated with gender issues. Being dismembered can be taken in its literal sense - we are being torn apart. Sometimes this can suggest the need to restructure our lives and begin again. At other times it can indicate that there is a way in which we arc being threatened to the very core of our existence. Liver The liver is representative of irritability and suppressed anger.

Lungs In Chinese medicine the lungs represent grief. They are also involved in decision-making. Spiritually, the lungs are the seat of righteousness, and the source of thoughts concerning the Self. Mouth The mouth represents the devouring, demanding part of ourselves. It can also stand for the receptive side.

The circumstances of the dream may give a clue to the correct interpretation. Sometimes the mouth can svmbolisc the feminine side of our nature. Nose The nose in dreams can stand for curiosity, and also for intuition.

Penis Dreaming of a penis either one’s own or someone else’s usually highlights the attitude to penetrative sex.

Skin Skin in a dream stands for our persona or the facade we create for others. Hard, tough skin shows we have crcatcd a tough exterior, and are trying to protect ourselves.

Stomach -see Abdomen in this section Teeth Popularly, teeth are supposed to stand for aggressive sexuality although more properly they signify the growth process towards sexual maturity. Teeth falling or coming out easily indicates we arc aware of going through some form of transition, similar to that from childhood to maturity, or from maturity to old age and helplessness.

If one is anxious about teeth dropping out il suggests there is a fear of getting old and undesirable, or an anxiety about maturing. In a woman’s dream, if the teeth are swallowed this can signify pregnancy.

Throat Dreaming of the throat denotes awareness of our vulnerability and also of the need for self-expression.

Thumb Dreaming of a thumb suggests awareness of how powerful we are.

The thumb pointing upwards represents beneficial energy, poiting downwards is negative. This latter was used as the death signal for Roman gladiators. Tongue The tongue in dreams often signifies our ability to know- when to speak and when to remain silent. It may also be to do with our own understanding of information that we wish to pass on to other people. We may have deeply felt beliefs we wish to share. Another explanation that is much more basic is that of the symbolism of the serpent and the phallus, and hence sexuality. Urine Urine in a dream often indicates our feelings about emotional control. We may either yield to emotion or bottle it up. How we deal with urine often also tells us a great deal about our own sexuality.

Vagina Most often, dreams of the vagina are to do with one’s self image. In a woman’s dream, il highlights her receptivity. In a man’s dream it suggests his need to be penetrative, both mentally and physically. Womb The womb represents a return to the beginning. We all have need of basic security and shelter, and perhaps to do away with responsibility. Dreams of the womb can signify our need to satisfy those requirements. On a slightly more esoteric level the womb represents our connection with the Great Mother or Mother Earth (see Introduction). Dreams of returning to the womb suggest our need to reconnect with the passive, more yielding side of our nature. We may need a period of self-healing and recuperation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Most experience can be translated into bodily feeling – tension or relaxation perhaps – and, therefore, becomes a rich source of symbolism in dreams. When emotions cannot be faced in ordinary everyday life, they very often become distorted dream symbols.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To become aware of one’s own breathing in a dream indicates a deep connection with the process of life.

To be aware of someone else’s breathing indicates the need for empathy and understanding with that person.

2- Our own emotional state can very often have an effect on the rate at which we breathe which then becomes translated in dreams into, for instance, a panic attack.

To be breathing underwater is an instinctive return to the womblike state.

3- The Soul. Breath is the power of the Spirit and life giving power, without it we are nothing.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To be conscious of cold in a dream is to be aware of feeling neglected, or of being left out of things.

2- We can very often translate our inner feelings or our emotions into a physical feeling in dreams.

To feel cold is one such translation.

3- Spiritual loss can be felt in dreams as extreme cold.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Few dreams are, by themselves, problem solving or creative.

The few excep­tions are usually very clear. Example: ‘My mother-in-law died of cancer. I had watched the whole progression of her illness, and was very upset by her death. Shortly after she died the relatives gathered and began to sort through her belongings to share them out. That was the climax of my upset and distress, and I didn’t want any part of this sorting and taking her things. That night I dreamt I was in a room with all the relatives. They were sorting her things, and I felt my waking distress. Then my mother-in-law came into the room. She was very real and seemed happy. She said for me not to be upset as she didn’t at all mind her relatives taking her things. When I woke from the dream all the anxiety and upset had disap­peared. It never returned (told to author dunng a talk given to the Housewives Register in Ilfracombe).

Although in any collection of dreams such clearcut prob­lem solving is fairly rare, nevertheless the basic function in dreams appears to be problem solving.

The proof of this lies in research done in dream withdrawal. As explained in the entry science, sleep and dreams, subjects are woken up as they begin to dream, therefore denying them dreams. This quickly leads to disorientation and breakdown of normal functioning, showing that a lot of problem solving occurs in dreams, even though it may not be as obvious as in the exam­ple. This feature of dreaming can be enhanced to a marked degree by processing dreams and arriving at insights into the information they contain. This enables old problems to be cleared up and new information and attitudes to be brought into use more quickly. Through such active work one be­comes aware of the self, which Carl Jung describes as a cen­tre, but which we might think of as a synthesis of all our experience and being. Gaining insight and allowing the self entrance into our waking affairs, as M L. Von Franz says in Man and His Symbols, gradually produces a wider and more mature personality’ which emerges, and by degrees becomes effective and even visible to others’.

The function of dreams may well be described as an effort on the part of our life process to support, augment and help mature waking consciousness.

A study of dreams suggests that the creative forces which are behind the growth of our body are also inextricably connected with psychological develop­ment. In fact, when the process of physical growth stops, the psychological growth continues.

If this is thwarted in any way, it leads to frustration, physical tension and psychosomatic and eventually physical illness.

The integration of experience.

which dreams are always attempting, if successful cannot help but lead to personal growth. But it is often frozen by the individual avoiding the growing pains’, or the discomfon of breaking through old concepts and beliefs.

Where there is any attempt on the pan of our conscious personality to co-operate with this, the creative aspect of dreaming emerges. In fact anything we are deeply involved in, challenged by or attempting, we will dream about in a creative way. Not only have communities like the American Indians used dreams in this manner—to find better hunting, solve community problems, find a sense of personal life direction— but scientists, writers, designers and thousands of lay people have found very real information in dreams After all, through dreams we have personal use of the greatest computer ever produced in the history of the world—the human brain.

1- In Genesis 41, the story of Pharaoh’s dream is told—the seven fat cows and the seven thin cows. This dream was creative in that, with Joseph’s interpretation, it resolved a national problem where famine followed years of plenty. It may very well be an example of gathered information on the history of Egypt being in the mind of Pharaoh, and the dream putting it together in a problem solving way. See dream process as computer.

2- William Blake dreamt his dead brother showed him a new way of engraving copper. Blake used the method success­fully.

3- Otto Leowi dreamt of how to prove that nervous impulses were chemical rather than electncal. This led to his Nobel prize.

4- Friedrich Kekule tned for years to define the structure of benzene. He dreamt of a snake with its tail in its mouth, and woke to realise this explained the molecular forma­tion of the benzene ring. He was so impressed he urged colleagues, ‘Gentlemen, leam to dream.’

5- Hilprecht had an amazing dream of the connection be­tween two pieces of agate which enabled him to translate an ancient Babylonian inscription.

6- Elias Howe faced the problem of how to produce an effec­tive sewing machine.

The major difficulty was the needle. He dreamt of natives shaking spears with holes in their points. This led to the invention of the Singer sewing ma­chine.

7- Robert Louis Stevenson claims to have dreamt the plot of many of his stories.

8- Albert Einstein said that during adolescence he dreamt he was riding a sledge. It went faster and faster until it reached the speed of light.

The stars began to change into amazing patterns and colours, dazzling and beautiful. His meditation on that dream throughout the years led to the theory of relativity.

To approach our dreams in order to discover their creativity, first decide what problematic or creative aspect of your life needs ‘dream power’. Define what you have already leamt or know about the problem. Write it down, and from this clarify what it is you want more insight into.

If this breaks down into several issues, choose one at a time. Think about the issue and pursue it as much as you can while awake. Read about it, ask people’s opinions, gather information. This is all data for the dream process.

If the question still needs further insight, be­fore going to sleep imagine you are putting the question to your internal store of wisdom, computer, power centre, or whatever image feels right.

For some people an old being who is neither exclusively man nor woman is a working image.

In the morning note down whatever dream you remember. It does not matter if the dream does not appear to deal with the question; Elias Howe’s native spears were an outlandish image, but nevertheless contained the information he needed. Investigate the dream using the techniques given in the entry dream processing. Some problems take time to define, so use the process until there is a resolution.

If it is a major problem, it may take a year or so; after all, some resolutions need re­structuring of the personality, because the problem cannot disappear while we still have the same attitudes and fears. See secret of the universe dreams; dream processing. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Watch your health if you dream of a doctor. (The Romani word for doctor is mullomcngro which, literally translated, means “dead man maker ) You are susceptible to any colds or flus (or worse) that may be around. This is true whether you dream of meeting with a doctor or if you are the doctor yourself. See also Meeting.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Strangest Dream Explanations

To dream of Steven Spielberg or of his motion picture production company is about opening your creativity to the skies and beyond. You are beginning an out of the box creative exploration, realizing that your fantasy life could translate into a profitable career.... Strangest Dream Explanations

Dream Meanings of Versatile

This represents our basic motivation our instinctive drives and possibly the sexual impulse.

If the engine is not working properly we are not able to summon up enough energy to go on.

If the starter motor is not working this would suggest that we need help to start a project. It is for us to be able to translate the symbolism into our own lives. Also consult the individual entry for engine.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Walking toward the West is a sign of awareness.

The \\est is a region of extroverted (outer-directed) activities and order. Turning to the South means you are searching for warmth in the “land of emotion.” The North is more cool—a place of premonition and intuition.

The East indicates intensity and more introverted (inner-directed) thoughts.

Whichever direction you are traveling in the dream, translate its meaning into your everyday life.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In the mundane world a project may be ‘frozen’ either because of time constraints or to prevent it degenerating. This may translate itself in dreams as something being frozen. Consult the entry for ice / icebergs / icicles for further help in interpretation.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

In dreams, from a spiritual perspective the gym is a place where we face ourselves and our own foibles; its original meaning was a place where one trained naked. Today this can be translated as hard work with honest effort.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Stress is one of the biggest disturbers of dreams and sleep. It can translate into dreams of harassment, for instance being worried or jumped on by a dog. Once the cause is identified it can be dealt with by confronting the dog image either in the dream or in a waking visualization.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gypsy Dream Dictionary

The Gypsies say that to dream of hedges means you will be involved in some important discussions.

The Romani word for a conference is bouri-pennen, which literally translates as “hedge gathering,” from the fact that such a meeting often takes place along or under the hedgerow... Gypsy Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Pleasurable feelings can be translated in dreams to a physical feeling.

To dream of being hot indicates warm or perhaps passionate feelings.

To be conscious of the fact that our surroundings are hot indicates that we are loved and cared for.

2- Occasionally, extreme emotion can be interpreted as a physical feeling so anger, jealousy or other such feelings can be experienced as heat. Experiencing something as hot which should be cold e.g. ice indicates that we are perhaps having difficulty and experiencing confusion in sorting out our feelings.

3- Spiritual passion is a deeply held feeling. It can be experienced as in a dream as heat.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: Pleasurable feelings can be translated in dreams to a physical feeling of heat or warmth.

To dream of being hot indicates warm – or perhaps passionate – feelings.

To be conscious of the fact that our surroundings are hot indicates that we are loved and cared for. Consult the entries for emotions and ice / icebergs / icicles for further clarification.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Experiencing hunger in a dream indicates that our physical, emotional or mental needs arc not being properly satisfied. It is possible that the dreamer is actually hungry, and this is being recognised in the dream.

2- Every human being has needs which require satisfaction. While that lack of satisfaction may not be acknowledged in the waking state, it can be translated into dream symbolism and become hunger.

3- Seeking Spiritual satisfaction and fulfilling a need is one aspect of hunger.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Emotionally when we are tired or upset we have the need to be comforted and cherished. There is something lacking and the dreaming mind can translate this into hunger.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Insects tend to signify negative feelings and link us to primal instinctive behaviour, that of survival against all odds. In dreams, we often translate a quality or a situation we are struggling with into an object such as an insect; psychologically, insects can represent feelings we would rather do without. This could be something niggling at our consciences, or guilt. We may additionally be aware that we are not being treated properly and that people who should be our friends are not being fair.

To be aware of a predatory insect such as a mantis may indicate that we are conscious of trickery around us. Whatever threatens us does so on a very basic level, and we may have no defences, except those of our own nature.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The wish or need to be able to communicate with someone on a very intimate level can translate itself into intercourse in a dream.

If intercourse is interrupted we may have inhibitions of which we are not consciously aware. Often intercourse in a dream can mark the integration of a particular part of our personality.

If a child is then born in the dream that integration has been successful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dreamers Dictionary

Vision: Being a jockey on a horse: you are a person who takes great risks and loves nothing better than to win every “competition in life”—or you would like to have others depend on you. See Horse Racing.

Depth Psychology: The jockey stands for the ability’ to use your instincts and vitality (your own and those of others) and to translate them into success—whether for vour benefit or harm will depend on the rest of the dream images. See Horse. Judge

Vision: Seeing a judge: don’t be so anxious—speak with care and deliberation.

If you are the judge: consider a decision carefully before you act. Dealing with a judge in an official matter: you will soon get a “just reward” for bad conduct. See Court, Lawyer.... Dreamers Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- The image of a journey is a very- potent one in dream work. Anytime the idea of a journey becomes apparent, it is to do with the way that we carry on our everyday lives and how we move forward. Every step that we take towards understanding ourselves and the world we live in can be pictured in terms of a journey; and the dreams that a person has reflect that movement. In our ordinary everyday- speech we use idioms to suggest our understanding. We speak of the ups and downs of life, of being at a standstill and so on. Each moment is totally unique, and thai uniqueness is reflected in our dreams. Mostly dreams arc about the here and now and give a snapshot picture as to what is happening at this particular moment.

The images will reflect how we are feeling, what obstacles there are, possible courses of action and what our ultimate goal should or mav be.

The dream will bring in images from the past or recognisable scenes to help us interpret what is going on and move forward to meet our destiny.

Any sense of having completed a journey - arriving home, touching down and so on indicates the successful completion of our aims. Collisions represent arguments and conflicts which arc often caused by our own aggression.

A difficult journey now behind us means we have come through the difficulties and setbacks of the past.

The obstacles ahead indicates we are aware of the difficulties which may occur.

We do need to be aware that we ourselves create the problems. Our own attitude to life is perhaps responsible. Turning a corner shows we have accepted the need for a change of direction. We may have made a major decision. Avoiding an accident means we are able to control our impulses. Stopping and starting suggests there is conflict between laziness and drive. At a standstill/in a traffic jam indicates we arc being prevented, or are preventing ourselves, from moving forward. This needs handling with care, since to stop may be appropriate. Departing (departures from airports, stations, etc.) Formerly all departures were interpreted as death. Nowadays the symbolism is much more of a new- beginning. We are leaving the old life in order to undertake something new. When someone in outlives leaves us, wc may dream of departures and the grief’ that parting causes. In certain circumstances, to dream of wanting to leave but not being able to suggests that there is still further work to be done.

To be conscious of the time of departure might suggest that we are aware of a time limit within an area of our lives.

The destination, when it becomes apparent, will give some ideas about the aims and objectives we have. Our declared hopes and ideals may not correspond with those we subconsciously have our inner motivation may be totally- different to our outer behaviour and dreams will highlight this discrepancy.

The exact nature of our objective is often not known to us until after we have confronted the obstacles and challenges along the way. It is often enough just to have an aim for that particular section of the journey.

Driving The whole of the symbolism of driving in dreams is particularly obvious. It represents our basic urges, wants and needs.

If we are driving we arc in control.

If we are not happy when someone else is driving we may not trust that person and may not wish to be dependent on them. When someone else takes over, we are becoming passive.

If we are overtaking the car in front, we are achieving success, but perhaps in a competitive manner. When we are overtaken, we may feel someone else has got the better of us. Once again the way we are in everyday life is reflected in the dream. Our drives, aggressions, fears and doubts arc all reflected in our driving.

Engine This represents the sexual impulse or instinctive drives, one’s basic motivation.

Passenger It will depend if we are a passenger in a vehicle or are carrying passengers.

If the former, we may feel that we are being carried along by circumstances, and have not really thought out our own way forward.

If the latter, we may have know- ingly or inadvertently made ourselves responsible for other people. Travelling with one other passenger suggests we may be considering our relationship with that person.

Road The road in a dream suggests our own individual way forward. Just as each individual vehicle demonstrates the dreamer’s body and external way of being, so the road reflects the way of doing. Any obstacle in the road will reflect difficulties on the chosen path. Any turns in the road will suggest changes of direction. Crossroads will offer choices, while a cul-de-sac would signify a dead end.

If a particular stretch of road is highlighted il may be a period of lime, or may mean an efTort. Going uphill will suggest extra effort while going downhill will suggest lack of conlrol. Traffic accidents and offences These may all be to do with sexuality or self image; perhaps we are not being careful to ensure that our conduct is good.

A collision might suggest a conflict with someone. Road rage would signify not being in control of our emolions and so on.

2- The type of transport may- suggest how we are moving through this particular stage of our lives. Previously the horse was used as an image to depict how we dealt with life. Nowadays the car, the aeroplane and so on have been substituted.

The vehicle which appears in our dreams often conforms with the view we hold of ourselves.

For instance, we may be driving a very basic type of car or a Rolls Roycc (One dreamer described an image he had as a Rolls Rovce that thinks it’s a Mini’). Such an image may represent either our physical body or our personality.

If the dreamer is driving he perhaps feels more in control of his own destinv.

If he is a passenger he may feel others are trying to control his life.

If he is with friends he may be aware of a group goal.

If he does not know the other people he may need to explore his ability to make social relationships. Aeroplane (also see individual entry) An aeroplane suggests a swift easy journey with some attention to detail. We may be embarking on a new sexual relationship.

An airman or pilot This is a romanticised picturc of either the Animus or of the Self (see Inhvdiu tion). Bicycling This suggests youth and freedom, and perhaps the first stirrings of sexual awareness. Boats (and sea voyages) It will depend on what kind of boat is in the dream.

A small rowing boat would suggest an emotional journey but one done alone.

A yacht might suggest a similar journey clone with style, whereas a large ship would suggest creating new- horizons but in the company of others. What the boat does in the dream will have relevance as a reflection of our waking life, e.g. running aground, pulling into harbour etc. Making a long journey This suggests leaving friends and family as would running away to sea.

Disembarking The end of a project, successful or otherwise. Missing the boat We have not paid enough attention to detail in a project in our waking lives. Any narrow waterway or river suggests the birth experience. Ship A ship is usually taken as feminine because of its capricious- ness. Ferry, rowboat This holds all the symbolism of the journey across the River Styx after death. It is the giving up of selfish desires.

After this we may be ‘reborn’ into a better life, or way of life. Bus (also see individual entry) A bus journey is that part of our lives where we are conscious of the need to travel and to be with other people. We perhaps have a common aim with them. Trouble with timetables, missing the bus, arriving too early, missing a connection We arc not in control of our lives and perhaps should sit down and replan how we wish to continue our lives. Getting on the wrong bus, going the wrong way There are conflicting desires and we need to listen to our own intuition. This is usually a warning of a wrong action. Not being able to pay the fare We do not have enough resources to set out on a particular course of action. It may be that we have not paid attention to detail.

Car (carriage, cart, chariot) (also see individual entries) The car is a reflection of the dreamer and how he or she handles life. It reflects the physical body, so anything wrong with the car will alert us to a problem.

For instance if the engine is not working properly we are not able to get up enough energy to go 011. If the starting motor was not working this would suggest that we need help to start a project. It is for us to be able to translate the symbolism into our own lives. Even in everyday life it can be seen that a car is a reflection of a person’s self image and possibly sexuality. Any part of the car will have significance.

The back tyres might suggest the dreamer’s support system, the steering wheel the way we control our lives and so on.

If the brakes are not working we are not exercising proper control over our lives. Too many people in the car would suggest that we feel overloaded by responsibility. Lorry A lorry in a dream will have the same significance as a car. except that the drives and ambitions will be connected more with our work and how we relate on a business basis to the world in general.

Motorbike, motorcycle The motorbike is a symbol of masculine youth and daring. In dreams it is an image of independent behaviour, and is often a symbol for the sexual act. It can also be a symbol of freedom.

A Hell’s Angel would suggest some kind of anarchical behaviour. Trains A train will often highlight the dreamer’s attitude to social behaviour and relationships with other people. It will also clarify his attitude to himself.

A steam train would suggest that we feel ourselves to be outdated and obsolete, whereas an up-to-date electric turbo might suggest speed and efficiency. Catching the train shows we have successfully been able to have outside circumstances co-operate with us in achieving a particular goal. Missing the train We do not have the resources to enable us to succeed in an appropriate way either bccause we have forgotten something, or because we have not been sufficiently careful. We fear that we will miss an opportunity. Equally, we may feel that external circumstances are imposing an element of control over us. Often dreams of missing a train and then catching either it or a later one, suggest that we are managing our inner resources better. Dreams of missing a train alternating with those of catching one shows we are trying to sort out our motivation. Getting off the train before its destination We are afraid of succeeding at a particular project. This can also signify premature ejaculation. We do not appear to be in control. Getting off the train before it starts The dreamer has changed his mind about a situation in waking life. Railway lines and tracks will have significance as ways of getting us to our destination. Being conscious of the way the track runs ahead may give us an inkling as to what direction we arc going. Recognising the signals up ahead would have the same significance. Coming off the rails might suggest doing something inappropriate or of not being in control. Not wanting to be on the train might indicate we feel we are being unduly influenced by outside circumstances. Arriving at a station indicates we have completed a stage of our life journey. We may be ready for a new relationship with the world in general.

The carriages on a train suggest the various compartments or sections of our lives and the way we feel about them.

For example, if a carriage is untidy or dirty, we are aware that we need to ‘clean up’ an aspect of our lives.

Walk If in our dreams we are aware of having to walk, it usually suggests that we are capable of making a part of our life journey by ourselves without any help. Going for a walk We can enjoy the process of recharging our batteries and clearing our minds.

3- The image of a journey becomes more apparent as time goes on and death approaches. We become more aware of reaching our final destination.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In waking life we often find we have to carry out a number of tasks at the same time. This may translate in dreams as juggling, the colour of the balls may help us to interpret the relevance.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In waking life, knowledge may be passed on in an environment geared for study or research.

The need for such a situation translates into the dream image of a lecture or lecture theatre.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Lamp

1- Light in a dream usually means illumination.

For instance, ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ suggests coming to the end of a difficult project. Tie saw the light’ means recognition of the results of actions. It is much to do with confidence. rfo feel lighter signifies feeling better about ourselves.

2- When light appears in dreams we are usually in process of trying to improve who we are.

A very bright light often symbolises the development of intuition or insight. There are various techniques using candle flames and other sources of light which can be used in the waking state to enhance this faculty

3- Spiritually in dreams a bright light symbolises the manifestation of divinity, truth or direct knowledge. Often this knowledge is beyond form and therefore appears as energy which the dreaming mind translates as light.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Spiritually in dreams a bright light symbolizes the manifestation of divinity, truth or direct knowledge. Often this knowledge is beyond form and, therefore, appears as energy, which the dreaming mind translates as light.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Material aspects: When a machine of any sort – particularly one that operates automatically like a robot – appears in a dream, it is often highlighting the body’s automatic functions. These are the ordinary everyday actions that take place, such as breathing, heartbeat, elimination – those mechanical drives towards life that help us to survive.

The ‘mechanics’ of the body are an important part of our well-being and often when we perceive a machine breaking down in dreams, it warns us that we need to take care, that perhaps we are over-stressing a particular part of our body, such as the lungs or the intestines. You might also like to consult the entries for body and engine. Mad tmadness can be translated into feelings of spiritual ecstasy, an altered state of consciousness.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- When we are confronted by madness in a dream, we are often meeting those parts of ourselves that have not been integrated within our present situation. We are facing a part of ourselves that is out of control and which, under certain circumstances, can be frightening.

2- Being mad in a dream represents the uncontrollable aspects of extreme emotion.

If we are conscious of being at odds with other people, and therefore considered to be mad, we are not integrating fully within society or the group to which we belong.

3- Madness can also be translated into feelings of Spiritual ecstasy.

The old saying ‘in the comforts of madness’ is appropriate here.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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1- As with most insects, the mantis often represents something devious within our lives, that trickster part of us that can create problems when things arc effectively working out for us. It is that aspect of our personality which perhaps preys on the other parts and will not take its place within our overall integration.

2- In dreams, we often translate a quality or a situation we are struggling with into an object.

To be aware of the mantis may indicate that on some level we are aware of trickery around us.

3- The dreamer should look carefully at the appearance of a mantis as it represents deviousness, particularly of an emotional kind.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In mundane terms, when business methods become both heartless and ruthless this can be translated into dreams as a massacre. This may also suggest that there is little we can do personally to prevent this. You might like to consult the entries for death and kill.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

As a metal, mercury is a universal alchemical symbol representing the yin. It is the symbol of the passive and the undifferentiated state which may be found deep within the psyche. Chinese refer to it as “liquid silver” and it corresponds to the dragon and to bodily fluids of blood, semen, water and, at times, to the kidneys.

The planet Mercury may be seen as following the Sun (universal father; consciousness; life) and the Moon (universal mother; birth; unconscious). In Greek mythology Hermes was the messenger of the gods and the god of speed. This intelligent and quick witted immortal, easily traveled between heaven, earth and the underworld. Seeing the planet Mercury or the metal in your dream may represent your need for communication, adaptation and movement. All of these may be necessary for daily life. However, this powerful dream symbol may be calling your attention to more personal and intrinsic matters. It may suggest a need to look carefully into your internal world. By doing so, you may become aware of a need to the develop a more fluid ability to navigate within your psyche, which includes your thoughts, motives, feelings and intuition; then notice the way all of these components are translated into and effect daily life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Jewels

1- A necklace suggest a special object, and thus translates into special qualities or attributes. There is a richness to be acknowledged. This may be of feeling or of emotion.

An old interpretation of a man giving a woman a necklace was that he would soon ask for her hand in marriage.

2- Necklaces arose from the wearing of a chain of officc and therefore in dreams suggests a dignity or honour which has been conferred on the wearer.

3- The necklace is an acknowledgement of honour and power.

The rosary is a special kind of necklace which aids one in prayer.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A necklace suggests a special object, and thus translates into special qualities or attributes. There is a richness to be acknowledged. This may be of feeling or of emotion.

An old interpretation of a man giving a woman a necklace was that he would soon ask for her hand in marriage.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- Obstacles in dreams can take many forms a wall, a hill, a dark forest, etc. Largely, we are aware that these obstacles need to be overcome. How we do this in a dream can often suggest how to tackle a problem in everyday life.

2- Indecision and self-doubt can often translate themselves in dreams into actual physical objects. At times, our own inhibitions and anxieties cannot be faced unless we give them tangible forms.

3- Difficulty, indccision and doubt are the three main blocks one will come up against in this particular spiritual ‘obstacle course’.

The dreamer will have to scale each one if he is to finally achieve his spiritual goal.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Difficulty, indecision and doubt are the three main blocks we will come up against in any spiritual journey or quest. We will have to overcome each of these blocks at some time if we are finally to achieve our spiritual goal. Indecision and self-doubt can often translate themselves in dreams into actual physical objects, and the difficulty manifests in how we deal with these obstructions.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Way of Dreams and Visions

General Meaning: Olives in many forms are mentioned in Scripture. They had many uses - from being used for oil to light lamps, to being pickled and eaten.

• The most famous olive grove mentioned in the Word is Gethsemane, which translated means ‘oil press’. Before an olive tree died, new branches sprouted from its roots.

• Visions Positive Olive Oil • Oil has always been a lovely picture of the anointing. It also speaks of the healing anointing, as olive oil was often used as a source of medication.

• Olive Crushed • Apostle Les speaks in The Prophetic Training book about how the prophet goes through a time of testing during his training. He relates it to being ‘squeezed’.

• His question is, “When you get squeezed, what comes out of you?” • The olive oil being squeezed and letting out its oil is a lovely image of this. It means that when pressures come on you to change, what comes out is the anointing.

• It is also an indication that the Lord is about to put pressure on you, or perhaps even take you through a phase of ministry training.

• Olive Tree • The Lord promised the Israelites their own olive trees as a blessing. It is a picture of abundance and the blessing of the Lord.

• The olive tree is also a good picture of a reproducing asset. It is not a blessing that comes once, but one that keeps producing further blessing.

• Psalms 128:3 Your wife [will be] as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: your children like olive plants around about your table.

Negative:

Branch Being Severed • Apostle Paul shares how those who refused to accept Christ were cut off from the olive tree, and a new branch was grafted in (speaking of the Church).

• Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree.

• Often in the spirit we have seen the Lord cut a branch off a tree and graft a new one in its place. This has referred to the Lord removing a person from our lives or ministry and putting in someone new.

• In a situation where a marriage has ended and you see this, it is an indication that the old marriage partner is being removed and that the Lord will bring a new one, so that they can become one.

• To see an olive tree bearing fruit other than olives is a picture of things not being what they seem. While the person pretends to be one thing, on the inside they are something completely different.

• James 3:12 Can the fig tree, my brothers, bear olive berries? Or a vine, figs? So no fountain [can] yield both salt water and fresh.

See also:

Branch, Tree.... The Way of Dreams and Visions

The Language of Dreams

(see Alley, Comer, Dead End, Highway)

Spiritual directions and focus. Taoism, for example, translated from the Chinese, means “the way” or “path.” Buddhism teaches the eightfold path to enlightenment. Christ spoke of the path of righteousness.

A guideline, edict, or idea that you are following now, or plan to follow in the future. Paths have defined borders that set them apart from the accompanying countryside, showing the way to go.

A sign of fahy mischief or presence. In European and rural American folklore, bright green lines of grass were called fairy paths, and believed to be created by the passage of these elemental beings.

Meandering: Varying from your destiny or taking temporary detours away from a previously specified goal.

Divergent: A decision must be made, but both options appear equal. See if your dream reveals something about this choice that you have not seen yet, such as one path exhibiting weeds that might entangle you.

Well-worn: Either being in a rut, or staying so constrained to one way of thinking and living that the same old routes get walked again and again.

Straight: Staying true to your ideals, lifestyle, and / or goals.... The Language of Dreams

Dream Meanings of Versatile

The ability to transcribe and translate spiritual knowledge into recognizable images and to keep a record of that information is a necessary part of personal development. Such records and especially the ability to keep a journal are an invaluable part of dream recording. Dreaming of a pen or pencil may also suggest that we could attempt automatic or inspired writing.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreaming about this animal in your dream forces you to consider the negative characteristics of yourself or others. There are not many positive characteristics associated with pigs. In some cultures pigs are considered to be very “dirty” and unfit for human consumption. At times, men are referred to as “pigs” for their sexual desires or attitudes. Pigs are also associated with other negative characteristics: greed, stubbornness, and gluttony. Are you (or someone important to you) being “hoggish” with money, time, food, energy, or personal possessions? Superstition-based dream interpretations say that the pig in a dream may suggest a frustrating time in family affairs but success in business. In some cultures the pig is a symbol of prosperity because the families owning one are assured of food for an entire year. As a dream symbol it represents “korist,” which is loosely translated to mean a valuable possession or event. Also See: Animals... The Bedside Dream Dictionary

Dreamers Dictionary

Symbol: The domestic pig is a symbol of fertility, the wild pig of the demonic.

Vision: Seeing a pig: good luck in everything you do—including playing the lottery. Feeding pigs: good luck and success. Fating pork: being more restrained in certain matters could translate into monetary success. Looking at a pig pen: you are in unsavory company and should walk away quickly.

Depth Psychology: The pig is usually a sign of what you think of yourself (“I acted like a pig”) or others (“that person is a pig”). It is a sign of a very materialistic attitude and greed. However, it could also reflect the “good luck” you had recently in a very tricky situation, and the dream is promising more of the same.... Dreamers Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: We may feel that outside circumstances are making life difficult, but in actual fact we are creating those circumstances ourselves. This can be on an emotional, material or spiritual level and is translated into the dream image of a prison.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: We may in everyday life find ourselves being pulled by our emotions and feel that we are powerless to resist. This can translate into the dream image of being pulled. We may feel that we have to go along with something and do not have the ability to refuse.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Gives gender - specific: In slang terms, pulling means picking up a potential partner. In dreams this can actually translate itself into a physical feeling.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Pulling suggests a positive action. We arc being alerted to the fact that we can do something about a situation. In dreams, if we are pulling we are making the decisions within a project.

If we arc being pulled we may feel that we arc having to give in to outside pressures. Extra effort to have something happen may be necessary.

The object we are pulling, and the means by which we are pulling it, may be important (For examples, see Bridle. Rope etc.).

2- In slang terms, pulling means picking up a potential partner. In dreams this can actually translate itself into a physical feeling. We may also in everyday life be being pulled by our emotions and feel that we are powerless to resist. This can translate into the dream image of being pulled. We may feel that we have to go along with something and do not have the ability to refuse. #

3- At a certain stage of spiritual development, there is a feeling of being pulled in a certain direction. We may be compelled lo do certain things without necessarily knowing where the impulse comes from.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- A pulse is a rhythm which is essential to life.

To be aware in sleep of one’s pulse may indicate some kind of anxiety. In dreams this may translate itself into a rhythm which is external. There may also be health worries.

2- To be feeling one’s own pulse in a dream is to be trying to put oneself in touch with the processes of life.

To be feeling someone else’s pulse may indicate a concern about that part of our personality the other character represents.

If we cannot detect a pulse, this may indicate the ‘death’ of part of ourselves or emotions.

3- It is said that, to the sensitive, a pulse is detectable in all things. Spiritually, the more we are in touch with internal rhythm the more whole (or holy) we can be.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of having to put an animal into quarantine signifies our inability lo look after a vulnerable part of ourselves or others. It may also indicate our awareness of having to cut off the lower, more animal side of ourselves.

2- When in waking life we feel isolated, this may translate itself in dream language into being in quarantine. It would seem that ‘authority’ has taken over to manage this isolation.

3- Quarantine in a spiritual sense means isolation, in the sense of retreating from the world for a time.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: When in waking life we feel isolated, this may translate itself in dream language into being in quarantine. We are aware that we have been cut off from normal contact with others. It would seem that some internal ‘authority’ has taken over to give us a breathing space or time to consider our actions. While frightening, this can be a time of rest and replenishment.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- The Hero’s Quest is an archetypal image (see Archetypes) which can appear in many guises in 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

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: Often, the trials and tribulations we have to go through in achieving something we feel 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.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: 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. We eventually find the rare and magical within ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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1- Quivering indicates a state of extreme emotion. Such a reaction in a dream would signify that we need to consider the emotion and deal with it in everyday life.

For instance, an extreme fear reaction may be the residue of something that has happened to us previously and can only be dealt with in waking life.

2- A physiological reaction can be translated into dreams as an action.

To be quivering in a dream may simply be the effect of feeling cold.

3- As with shivering, a state of ecstasy can be induced, which is accompanied by quivering. This was initially how the Quakers got their name, as did the Shakers.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: A physiological reaction can be translated into dreams as an action.

To be quivering in a dream may simply be the effect of feeling cold.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In today’s surveillance society we are conscious of being watched and observed. In dreams this can translate into the image of radar. Its appearance shows that our personal ‘antennae’ are on the alert for trouble.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

As a play on words. Range Rover may translate to “our anger over.” It may pull up beside you on the highway of life to reflect back to you that your anger may be out of control. It may mention that it is time to let it go in favor of love.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Psychological / emotional perspective: If something is rare it is precious and thus not seen often. This can be translated in dreams into emotions that we do not often allow to surface.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Our basic spinal and lower brain reactions, such as fight or flight, reproduction, attraction or repulsion, sex drive, need for food and reaction to pain. This includes the fundamental evolutionary ability to change and the urge to survive—very powerful and ancient processes. Our relationship with the reptile in our dreams depicts our relat- edness to such forces in us, and how we deal with the im­pulses from the ancient pan of our brain.

Modern humans face the difficulty of developing an inde­pendent identity and yet keeping a working relationship with the primitive, thus maturing/bringing the primitive into an efficiently functioning connection with the present social world.

The survival urge at base might be kill or run, but it can be transformed into the ambition which helps, say, an opera singer meet difficulties in her career. Also the very primitive has in itself the promise of the future, of new aspects of human consciousness. This is because many extraordinary human functions take place unconsciously, in the realm of the reptile/spine/lower brain/right brain/autonomic nervous sys­tem. Being unconscious they are less amenable to our waking will. They function fully only in some fight or flight, survive or die, situations.

If we begin to touch these with consciousness, as we do in dreams, new functions are added to conscious­ness. See The dream as extended perception under ESP and dreams.

frog

Unconscious life or growth processes which can lead to transformation (the frog/prince story); the growth from child­hood vulnerability—tadpole to frog—therefore the process of life in general and its wisdom. Frogspawn: sperm, ovum and reproduction.

lizard

Example: ‘My wife and I saw a large lizard on the wall near a banana. It was there to catch the flies.

The lizard turned so it was facing away from us—head up the wall. We then were able to see it had large wing-like flaps which spread from its head in an invened V. With amazement we saw on these flaps wonderful pictures, in full colour, of birds. In fleet­ing thoughts I wondered if the bird “paintings” were to attract birds, or were some form of camouflage. But I felt cenain the lizard had “painted” these wonderful pictures with its uncon­scious an’ (David T). Generally, a lizard is very much the same as a snake, except it lacks the poisonous aspect; aware­ness of unconscious or instinctive drives, functions and pro­cesses. In the above dream, the banana is both David’s plea­sure and sexuality, while the lizard is the creativity emerging from his unconscious through the attention he is giving it—he is looking at the lizard. Chameleon: either one’s desire to fade into the background, or adaptability.

snake

Example: A small snake about a foot long had dropped down my shirt neck. I could feel it on the left side of my neck Fearing it was poisonous and might bite me, I moved very slowly. At one point I put my head on the ground, hoping the snake would wish to crawl away. It did not. Then I was near an elephant I loved, and hoped it would remove the snake. It did not. Even as I slept I felt the snake was an expression of the attitude of not shanng myself with anybody except family’ (David T).

For months prior to the above dream David had experienced a great deal of neck pain. After dis­cussing the dream with his wife, and realising much of his thinking and feeling was intumed, the pain disappeared. So the snake was both poisoner’ and ‘healer’. This may be why snakes are used as a symbol of the medical profession.

The Hebrew word for the serpent in the Garden of Eden is Nahash, which can be translated as blind impulsive urges, such as our instinctive drives.

So, generally, snakes depict many different things, but usu­ally the life process.

If we think of a person’s life from con­ception to death, we see a flowing moving event, similar in many ways to the speeded up films of a seed growing into a plant, flowering and dying.

The snake depicts the force or energy behind that movement and purposiveness—the force of life which leads us both to growth and death. That energy —like electricity in a house, which can be heat, power, sound and vision—lies behind all our functions. So in some dreams the snake expresses our sexuality, in others the rising of that energy up our body to express itself as digestion—the intesti­nal snake; as the healing or poisonous energy of our emotions and thoughts.

Example: ‘I was in a huge cathedral, the mother church. I wanted to go to the toilet/gents. As I held my penis to urinate it became a snake and reached down to the urinal to drink. It was thirsty. I struggled with it, pulling it away from the un­clean liquid. Still holding it I walked to a basin and gave it pure water to drink’ (Bill A). Here the connection between snake and sexuality is obvious. But the snake is not just Bill’s penis. It is the direction his sexual urges take him he is strug­gling with. Out of his sense of love and connection with life— the cathedral—he wants to lift his drive towards something which will not leave him with a sense of uncleanness. Snake in connection with any hole: sexual relatedness.

A snake biting us: unconscious worries about our health, frustrated sexual impulse, our emotions turned against our­selves as internalised aggression, can poison us and cause very real illness, so may be shown as the biting snake. Snake biting others: biting remarks, a poisonous tongue.

A crowned or light-encircled snake: when our ‘blind impulses’ or instinctive or unconscious urges and functions are in some measure inte­grated with our conscious will and insight, this is seen as the crowned snake or even winged snake. It shows real self awareness and maturity. In coils of snake: feeling bound in the ‘blind impulses’ or habitual drives and feeling responses. Instincts and habits can be redirected, as illustrated by Hercu­les’ labours. Snake with tail in mouth: sense of the circle of life—binh, growth, reproduction, aging, death, rebirth; the eternal. Snake coiling up tree, pole, cross: the blind instinctive forces of life emerging into conscious experience—in other words the essence of human expenence with its involvement in pain, pleasure, time and eternity; the process of personal growth or evolution; healing because personal growth often moves us beyond old attitudes or situations which led to inner tension or even sickness. Snake in grass: sense or intuition of talk behind your back; danger, sneakiness. Colours: green, our internal life process directed, perhaps through satisfied feelings, love and creativity, into a healing process or one which leads to our personal growth and positive change; white, eternal aspect of our life process, or becoming con­scious of it; blue, religious feelings or coldness in relations. See colours; anxiety dreams; death and rebirth, the self under archetypes; dreams and Ancient Greece; cellar under house, buildings; hypnosis and dreams; jungle; paralysis. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Psycho Dream Interpretation

A dream of riding is considered unlucky. Sometimes associated with illness such as seasickness, the result of motion. All dreams of riding, flying, and climbing are rated as a desire for mating, the natural instinct of the sexes, however, they can be translated as motivation dreams that lead to companionship or a union of minds toward one purpose.... Psycho Dream Interpretation

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

of the universe dreams Writers commonly quote the experience of William James who, while under anaesthetic, dreamt he found the secret of the universe. What he was left with was the doggerel ‘Higamus Hogumus women are mo­nogamous—Hogumus Higamus, men are polygamous’ The conclusion is that dreams cannot be truly revelatory. While it may be true to say that some such dreams contain little which adds to the dreamer’s understanding, some dreams give in­sights which profoundly alter the dreamer’s future attitudes or actions.

Revelatory dreams are more common to men than women. This may be because more men concern themselves with questions of what the universe is.

If the dreamer creates a mental or emotional tension in themselves through the inten­sity with which they pursue such questions—and we need to accept that often such intensity anses out of anxiety regarding death and one’s identity—then the self-regulatory process of dreaming might well produce an apparent revelation to ease the tension. On the opposite tack, research into mental func­tioning during dreaming, or in a dreamlike state as in research using LSD, shows that there is an enormously increased abil­ity to access associated ideas, allow feeling responses and achieve novel viewpoints. Freud pointed out that dreams have access to greater memory resources and associated ideas. P H. Stafford and B.H. Golightly, in their book dealing with LSD as an aid to problem solving, say that this dreamlike state en­ables subjects to ‘form and keep in mind a much broader picture . . . imagine what is needed—for the problem—or not possible . . . diminish fear of making mistakes*. One subject says ‘1 had almost total recall of a course I did in thermodynamics; something I had not given any thought to in years.’

Although humans have such power to scan enormous blocks of information or experience, look at it from new an­gles, sift it with particular questions in mind and so discover new connections in old information, there are problems, oth­erwise we would all be doing it.

The nature of dream con­sciousness, and the faculties described, is fundamentally dif­ferent to waking awareness, which limits, edits, looks for specifics, avoids views conflicting with its accepted norm, and uses verbalisation.

A nonverbal, symbolic scan of massive in­formation is largely lost when translated to waking conscious­ness.

My experience is that the content of revelatory dreams is almost wholly lost on waking.

If the individual explores the dream while awake, however, and dares to take consciousness into the realm of the dream, then the enormous waves of emotional impact, the massive collection of details, the per­sonality changing influence of major new insights, can be met.

The reason most of us do not touch this creative process is in fact the same reason most of us do not attempt other daring activities—it takes guts. See creativity and problem solving in dreams. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- When a child is first born, its first awareness is of itself as an individual. It has to learn that it is now separate from its mother and cope with the separation. It begins to become ‘conscious’ of itself, and of its need for warmth, comfort and love. One vital stage of growth is the baby’s fascination with its own body and the ability to be physical. This is as much to do with what feels comfortable and nice how it feels to be in one’s own skin, as it were. It is at this point that lie or she learns about touch, whether il is nice to touch or be touched, and even if touch is permissible. If, for instance, the child is handled roughly, there may be a fear of being touched, which may later manifest as a sexual difficulty.

While the original trauma may be suppressed, it will often surface in dreams when the time is appropriate. Real growth takes place when the individual is not afraid of the curiosity which allows an innocent exploration of his own body. Dreams will often allow us to explore this physicality in a safe way.

2- Dreams highlight the whole range of the individual’s sexuality. Only if lie ignores his own sexual nature and fails to appreciate his own life force do the negative aspects make themselves obvious in dreams. This is a natural attempt to balance the waking state which may have been over-intcllectu- aliscd, or over-dramatised. Contact with others then bcconies necessary; and often this need will make itself apparent in dreams. Various aspects of sex and sexuality can be interpreted as follows: Bisexuality Within ourselves we hold both masculine and feminine potentials. One is more overt than the other and there is often conflict between the inner and the outer. This can sometimes show itself in dreams as bisexuality and a need for some kind of union with members of both sexes. Castration in a dream suggests fear of loss of masculinity and sexual power.

Clothes in sexual dreams can have particular relevance often to do with the dreamer’s perception of him or herself: being fully clothed would suggest some feeling of .guilt.

Contraception Dreaming of contraception can indicate a fear of pregnancy and birth. Ejaculation/Emission The images in a dream prior to orgasm can suggest the nature of the dreamer’s attitude to sex and sexuality.

The conflicts which arise in the dreamer because of his sexual desire for someone can be dealt with in the dream state through dreaming of emission or orgasm. Fetishes Fetishes arc a fixation 011 an external object without which there can be 110 sexual act. This is a little akin to a child not being able to go to sleep without his comforter. There is some evidence for the belief that, at an unconscious level, man would prefer a life of celibacy and, by projecting his energies onto an object, he abdicates responsibility. In dreams, therefore, a fetish can highlight fear, immaturity and lack of capability. Hermaphrodite (also see Individual Entry) Dreaming of a hermaphrodite (someone who is both masculine and feminine) suggests either bisexuality, which is an erotic attraction to both sexes, or androgy ny the perfect balance within one person of the masculine and feminine qualities. Homosexuality is taken to mean the desire for sex with a partner who is the same sex. More properly, it is a desire for someone who is the same as oneself. It is this aspect that comes across in dreams.

If the dreamer can identify what is similar to himself or herself in ways that arc not purely sexual, the dream can be fully interpreted. Incest (also see individual entry) in a dream usually characterises the need for expressed love that is, love expressed in a more tactilc way. In dreams incest can highlight guilty feelings about one’s parents or members of the family. Intercourse (or petting) The wish or need to be able to communicate with someone on a very intimate level can translate itself into intercourse in a dream.

If intercourse is interrupted the dreamer may have inhibitions of which he or she is not consciously aware. Often intercourse in a dream can mark the integration of a particular part of one’s personality; If a child is then born that integration has been successful. Kiss This can indicate a mark of respect or a desire lo stimulate the dream partner. It suggests we should be aware of what arousal we ourselves need. Masochism The desire to hurt oneself or to be hurt in dreams through sex arises from two causes.

The first is to be a martyr (to suffer for one’s ‘sins’) and the second to feel extreme emotion of one sort or another. We mav not allow ourselves to feel deeply in everyday life.

Masturbation The child learns to comfort himself through masturbation, so dreaming of masturbation is a need for comfort. Perversion When sexual perversion appears in dreams we are avoiding, or attempting to avoid, issues to do with closeness and bonding.

Phallus Any image either of or to do with the phallus signifies everything that is creative, penetrative and masculine. It is vitality and creativity in both its simplest and most complex form. It is resurrection and the renewal of life. Rape Any image of rape appearing in dreams can be as much to do with violation of personal space as with the sexual act. Sexual rape is unlikely to appear in the dreams of, for instance, sexually abused children. It may only appear as an image when the adult is ready to deal with the trauma. Sadism (also see individual entry) Sadism appearing in a dream would suggest that it is probably a counterbalance to the dreamer’s conscious way of being in the world. In everyday life he may be cither very timid, in which case the dream is an escape mechanism or. in having to be dominant and controlling in everyday life, the unconscious shows its need to be controlled.

Semen Dreams have an odd way of throwing up images of primitive rites and practices of which we may have no conscious knowledge. Many of these are representations of the sexual act. Semen is the sign of masculinity and of physical maturitv and is often seen in dreams as some other milkv fluid.

Sexuality in a dream, in the sense of feeling desire for someone else most often of the opposite sex is a basic primeval urge for closeness and union with that person. It is as though we are searching for a part of ourselves that we have lost.

The other character in the dream represents the closcst we can get to that part.

If we were a fully integrated human being, we would have no need for sex with someone else, but for most of us we have a desire to be united with everything which is not part of our own ego. Such a dream, which highlights the feelings we are capable of having, provides information to enable us to understand our own needs. Transvestism This signifies a confusion so far as gender is concerned in dreams. Venereal Disease In a dream this can suggest awareness of some kind of contamination. This need not necessarily be of a sexual nature, but could also be emotional.

3- Sexual activity is either the highest expression of love and spirituality between two people or. if purely physically based, is entirely selfish. It would be up to the dreamer and their understanding of themselves to determine which it is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Analyst

1- In dreams, to shrink is to have a desire to return to childhood, or to a smaller space in order to be looked after. In everyday life we may be aware of losing face or of feeling small and this can be translated in dreams as shrinking.

To see something - or somebody - shrink can indicate that it is losing its or their power over us.

2- Psychologically we can learn to handle who we arc by recognising both how necessarv, and also how small, we are in the general scheme of things.

The latter can be accompanied in dreaming by a feeling of shrinking. We therefore become less threatening to ourselves and others.

3- Following the psychological recognition of our smallness, we equally can become aware of the sense of belonging to a much greater cosmic whole. This is represented in dreams by a feeling of shrinking.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: In dreams, to shrink is to have a desire to return to childhood, or to a smaller space in order to be looked after. In everyday life we may be aware of losing face or of feeling small and this can be translated in dreams as shrinking.

To see something – or somebody – shrink can indicate that it is losing its power over us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ariadne's Book of Dream

With its crowds of people, the setting of Singapore may present concerns about being overcrowded or being just a face in a crowd. In this way, it may comment on lack of recognition or feeling insignificant. As a play on words, it may translate into “singing even if one is poor “... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Ariadne's Book of Dream

Maneuvenng skillfully down a slope on one board, snowboarding in a dream metaphorically translates into surfing or demonstrating finesse in conquering your fears.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: A threat to our security or way of life can translate itself in dreams to an image of a threatening situation or environment.

The shadow – that part of us which contains a great deal of negativity – can manifest in dreams literally as a dark shadow and at that point needs to be confronted either through working with the dream or by careful analysis.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of being unemployed suggests that we are not making the best use of our talents, or that we feci our talents are not being recognised.

2- Unemployment is a fear that almost everyone has. When an event connected with unemployment occurs, e.g. redundancy, dole payments etc. in a dream, our feelings of inadequacy are being highlighted. We need to experience that fear in order to deal with, and overcome, it.

3- A sense of spiritual inadequacy and inability can translate itself into the image of unemployment. This is more to do with not being motivated enough to accept a spiritual task.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A sense of spiritual inadequacy and inability can translate itself into the image of unemployment. This is more to do with not being motivated enough to accept a spiritual task.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- Dreaming of going down into a valley can have the same significance as going downstairs that is, going down into the subconscious or unknown parts of ourselves.

The result of this can be either depression and gloominess or finding new areas of productiveness within us.

2- Being in a valley can represent the sheltering, feminine side of our nature and also being down to earth. Leaving a valley suggests coming out of a period of introversion in order to function properly in the everyday world.

3- Fears of death and dying are often translated in dreams as entering into a valley - the valley of death. It is worth remembering that entry into the valley of death is often said to be a conscious act, and the dreamer should recognise that it is his own subconscious fear at work.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Fears of death and dying are often translated in dreams as entering into a valley – the so-called valley of death.

The less fear we have over dying the easier our transition, which is symbolized by the valley, will be. In spiritual terms it is simply recognizing that death is inevitable for all of us.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Material aspects: When in waking life there are so many examples of wanton destruction, it is not surprising that such images become part of our dream content. When perhaps our professional integrity is called into question we may translate that as vandalism. That part of our being that has no respect for the norms and customs of society may be pictured in dreams as a vandal. You might like to consult the entries for damage and violence.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

also see Clothes

1- When an object is veiled in a dream, there is some kind of secret which needs to be revealed. We may, as dreamers, be concealing something from ourselves, but we could also be being kept in ignorance by others.

2- fhe mind has different ways of indicating hidden thoughts in dreams.

The veil is one of these symbols.

3- A veil can represent all that is hidden and mysterious - and this translates into aspects of the Occult.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Dream Meanings of Versatile

A veil can represent all that is hidden and mysterious – and this often translates into aspects of the occult.

To take the veil suggests becoming a nun and, therefore, adopting a spiritual path.

The veil is also a way of shrouding the feminine in order to avoid temptation and is for many women a badge of faith.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

1- To waffle, in the sense of talking unnecessarily at length, can be translated by the dreamer as the need to control his self- expression.

If someone else is waffling in a dream, the indication is that in real life the dreamer needs to listen very carefully to instructions. He may not trust the speaker.

2- To dream of eating a waffle suggests a need to approach life in a different way We need to adopt a more down-to-earth approach to achieve success in relationships.

3- This image can have the same significance as a wafer (see Wafer).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

Ariadne's Book of Dream

The qualities of weather appearing in dre; express the alchemy of emotions and thoughts that gent your many moods. Whether it’s stormy or clear blue skies that lie ahead, the weather can offer a prediction of what Is ahead for you. Much of a person’s mood depends on life’s events, which may trigger emotional responses translated into weather conditions in night dreams. Mother Nature’s consequences, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, may come to represent life’s big and little shocks, both of which affect your mood and can alter life’s direction.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

The Fabric of Dream

To dream of drinking, health, wealth, etc. (Gypsy). To dream of drinking in moderation might well im£ly strength and refreshment through sensory stimuli. Some dream interpreters translate this as a forecast of the dreamer’s marriage.... The Fabric of Dream
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