An engagement can either be an agreement to get married; a commitment to attend an event; a job that only last for a short time; or anencounter between hostile forces.
Menstruation is the assurance of true femininity and the sign of womanhood. At such a time women often dream of receiving an engagement ring or married to strangers.
Example: A young woman, engaged to be married, dreamed that her fiance came to her and told her to break off the engagement. He said he would make her life miserable because he was presently untrue to her, and would continue to be unfaithful even after marriage. His answers to her subsequent interrogation proved the dream accurate, and the engagement was duly broken. Quoted from Dreams Your Magic Mirror by Elsie Sechrist.
Engagement ring: The state of the relationship, as in example below, where Mary is ‘choking’ on or ‘can’t swallow’ her relationship.
Example: ‘If I swallow I am going to swallow and choke on my engagement ring. I seem to be trying to stop a ring going down my throat.’ Mary S.
The dreams show the state of feelings about getting married. In promising ourselves to another it may be a time of great joy, but it can also face you with problems you haven’t realised you had before. One of those is dependence on mother or father – for all manner of things such as support. It might be that you have a difficult time actually giving yourself to another person fully. Most such problems arise from difficult trauma from early life. There is an attempt on the part of our dream process to release and deal with early traumas or situations that occurred and led to blocking or trapping our potential energy and creativity. Without this clearance much of our energy to express and achieve is tied up in the past, or in non productive habits. At this time too our dreams explore the challenges and difficulties we face in outer life. See Ages of Love – Avoid Being Victims
Useful Questions and Hints:
Does your dream reveal any difficulties?
Am I just seeing my anxieties in the dream?
What do I feel about being engaged?