The influence of the social norm as it acts on your decisions and feelings; a compensatory force in you to help meet otherwise crippling pain; a point of truth from which you can see the quality of your own life; your link with the living sentient universe, or the collective unconscious as Jung calls it.
In a general sense, free from institutional dogma, Jesus can represent the human experience of life in the body, in which we meet conflict, temptation, death – consciousness meeting life in the body. Particularly our sense of humanity as a whole rather than as individuals. If you have religious beliefs, Jesus would represent those beliefs. In many dreams though, Jesus depicts the link we have in our own life with what is eternally abiding in the world – with the one life existing in all phenomena.
Jesus may depict the social pressure we feel to conform to a norm, to other people’s ideas of what is morally right; a compensatory process in us to take the place of being able to live a full life externally. A compensation for traumatised aspects of oneself which are therefore not functioning properly. For instance a baby which does not receive love and contact may later in life create a powerful internal sense of Jesus or some other holy figure. From this figure love is received, thus making up for the earlier lack, and enabling the person to grow emotionally.