To see the reason is to know the solution
The cross is a standing figure with arms outstretched, a church’s structure a representation of the body, and the miracle of sexual reproduction—the mystery enacted within it; a maypole, the penis. Therefore various things can represent our body or aspects of ourself. Seeds, swallowed teeth can be sperm, anything long and pointed, even a linger, can be the penis; anything hairy, a male; anything receptive like a bottle, bowl or cave, a woman or vagina.
A body, or our body, also represents physical life; material existence; the process which causes growth and aging. This includes all the processes of nature in us.
A dead body: our skin or shape is felt as our boundary, the edge of our universe.
The dead body depicts a whole set of personality traits or attitudes, very often potentials, which have been denied life by us. We have not allowed them expression.
A person hun in love might kill out any feelings towards the opposite sex. This ‘dead pan of them can be shown as a body. May also be the way we meet feelings about death. Sickness in body: can refer to an awareness of illness in pan of body shown. Most often depicts psychological problem symbolised by pan of body— see body pans below. Maggots in body: possible need to cleanse body of toxins or infection, sense of dis-ease emotionally in that area of self. Iniunes: huns or events that may lead to emotional scars—see body areas below. See dead people dreams; hiding.
Bodiless: Example: lI felt as if I was going very deep inside myself. It was dark but at first there were noises of the world around me. I seemed to go in much deeper and it was very dark, but with the feeling of great space. Everything was all right until I didn’t hear any noise at all, all that space and no noise was too much and my whole body freaked out and then pulled out very fast before I could stop it’ (Kate P).
The ‘noises’ around us, sensory impressions, other people s expressed feelings and actions, are building bricks for our sense of self. In a real sense we create each other by believing in each other. With prolonged absence of other people and events, and especially if we lose our noises’ and body awareness, we feel we—our sense of identity—is dying. Bodiless- ness may therefore show us feeling unrecognised, unnoticed. May also be feelings of loneliness; being cut off from sexuality and body drives. In its positive side it is exploration of the unconscious and void. See identity and dreams.
If you are right handed, the left of the body: represents inner feelings which support outer action, such as confidence, our less used or supportive functions.
If we are an intellectual, the left might depict one’s feelings, and vice versa.
The left may represent our mother’s influence in our life and body.
The right of the body: our outer activity and dominant functions; expressed abilities; our father’s influence in life and body.
If father is an anxious man there might be a lot more signs of stress on this side of the body. Top half of body: thinking, feeling. Bottom half: sexuality and instincts. Half a body: if top missing, lack of thinking and higher emotion; if bottom, trauma to, loss or denial of, sexuality and sensuality. Old head on baby body: immature sexuality and emotions; vice versa: immature personality. Dismembered body: emotional or mental stress and breakdown; may be followed by emergence of new self.
The areas of our body are sometimes thought of as sense organs. This may seem strange but is very simple. Without language, communication would be difficult. So language enables us to sense what another being is communicating.
If we had been castrated or had a hysterectomy prior to adolescence, we would never develop sexually. Without that development we would not understand two kissing people; or what a mother was feeling when she held her baby. Out of the sex drive develops a whole world of feelings and tenderness which enables us to understand many things we see in the world. It is therefore important when reading the particular descriptions below to remember that each psychological area of our body gives us some insight into ourself and life around us, which is missing if the area is injured or traumatised. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A stranger’s face could represent different parts of your personality or psyche. You think that you are seeing a stranger but in actuality you are seeing a different part of yourself. Jung said that the stranger is a part of you that comes from the unconscious.
A comic face may indicate that you have a conscious or unconscious need to mock or snub the conventional. Featureless faces suggest that you may feel unnoticed and unappreciated. On the other hand, some believe that the blank or unclear face represents a teacher. That is someone who is there to show and teach you a lesson but you are unprepared for it and the face is blank. Smiling faces are representative of happy thoughts and feelings and possibly anticipation of a joyful event in the near future. Always remember the compensatory nature of dreams and their ability to point to the opposite of what you experience in daily life.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To dream of seeing your own face in a mirror denotes some type of trouble ahead for you.
A dream of weird, leering faces is warning you of potential danger to your person, or misfortune will dog your steps.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
The owl also symbolizes Athena, goddess of wisdom, discernment, and leadership. Because of its excellent night vision, the owl reflects the aspect of you that sees things in the dark that go unnoticed by your day-To-day consciousness. In Shamanism, the owl represents a creature that travels between worlds, between life and death, the underworld and the outer world.
The owl is also a wise advisor or guide.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The ‘containing’ quality of a room may also depict involvement in one’s mother. Finding extra rooms: a common dream theme—recognition or discovery of previously unnoticed aspects, abilities, fears, or traits in oneself. Example: There was a room in my house I had never been in before. It was filled with water and had three kittens submerged in it. While in the room I didn’t need to breathe’ (Audrey P).
The room here represents Audrey’s childbearing function—her womb.
The room can therefore depict mother or qualities of mothering. See descriptions of various rooms under house in this entry. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
2- It will often be significant which area of the body is scarred in the dream.
The nervous system can develop ways of giving information without us being conscious of it. This may give some indication of the area of life that is affected bv the trauma.
If we see someone else who has been scarred it may be necessary to discover if we are the ones who have hurt others in the past.
If this is so, there are various techniques we can use in the waking state to help us release others cither from the hurt we or they have inflicted.
The healing may then be recorded in dreams by the loss of the scar.
3- Spiritually, a scar may suggest that something negative and harmful has occurred, which is an external force rather than internal. We mav not have dealt with it as well as we might.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
An awareness that life sometimes passes you by unnoticed, or far more quickly than you might wish (e.g., “seeing time fly”).
Recognizing your mortality (e.g., “time waits for no man”).
Seeing a clock that is not moving represents a wish that time would momentarily stand still so that you can enjoy it more fully, or catch up on things that you feel you’ve missed.
Transformations that take a while to achieve (e.g., “time for a change”).
Knowing when to act, when to wait, when to speak, and when to remain silent for success (e.g., “timing is everything”).
Seeing a stop watch in a dream represents effective time management, and making every second count. Alternatively, feeling under time constraints.... The Language of Dreams
The issues expressed in this dream might be about self-identity, conformity, or responsibility (duty).
The unconscious is pointing to the possibility that your individuality has been covered up and is being unnoticed because you are functioning as a member of a group and not as an individual.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
To see an array of strange uniforms may indicate that your country is on the brink of war or that you are warring with yourself, especially if you wear one, about a matter you do not want to face.
To dream of a sad faced soldier portends bad news or illness for a far away loved one.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation