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Dream Interpretation / Re: Midmorning Dream on a Steamboat
« on: October 17, 2017, 10:44:35 AM »
Aristocrates – Well, it seems you have motored on at some speed.

The steamboat suggests a process in you that is fuelled by ancient energy – coal. At some time you must have mined this sun energy stored in your unconsciousness. Anyway, you are ready to go – with the captain – who is a very important figure. He is the daring, doing, and positive side of you; and so helps you to relate to father figures or dominant male authoritative men. It is the part of your nature that is capable and is in touch with the wider issues in our life, and makes decisions out of comprehensive awareness. It is worth keeping in touch with that part.

The sun is setting, showing that a period of your life is coming to a close, heralding a new way of life. The many fish caught are a sign you have enriched yourself by being able to listen/catch the deeper truths that are involved in living.

Heading for the shore suggests a new life experience, a new land or opportunity to explore and to express within. Holding the captain, show you have at last ‘got hold of’ the comprehensive awareness that it is worth keeping in touch with that part.

Take time to consider how you managed to reach this point, because it can be easily lost – so again, keep it touch with it.


Dream Interpretation / Re: Strange Yellow Snakes
« on: October 17, 2017, 10:19:11 AM »
Deering – To start with the snake bites did not harm to you because animals and people in our dreams all represent something other than outer animals or people. They are processed or energy working in you, because whenever we dream its images are not like real life, because a dream is nothing like outer life where things could hurt you, but is an image like on a cinema screen that even if a gun is pointed at you and fired it can do no damage – except if you run in fear. So all the things that scare you are simply your own fears projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind.

In most dreams the snake represents the life energy in you, and in your dream it left the symbol and energy that if followed leads to becoming a whole and complete human person. Why not try being the snake to experience what it is in you. Use http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/

In dreams there is a wonderful intelligence behind the dreams we have, and if you listen and learn from them you will find a real mastership – not a false one of denying any fear or repressing anything that threatens you. 
Example: Once I had entered into the dream image I was working on, my emotions started flowing easily in response to what I was considering in the dream. This wasn’t like crying about something, but more like a stream of feelings that let me really know what my deepest reactions were. This led me to experience something I will have to describe in pictures, but was really more like directly knowing something without any pictures or fantasy. Also I don’t know why looking at the dream led me to this. Perhaps it was simply that I had opened my eyes to it in some way. What happened was that I seemed to go through the ground to what lies underneath. I don’t literally mean under the earth, but underneath people, underneath the events in life, what is usually hidden; only I felt it as like going into a vast place underneath everything – the unconscious. 

See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/mountain-path/


Dream Interpretation / Re: Possessed by a Demon - Imported from Comments
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:13:53 PM »
Tiffany – Yes, in fifty years of recording and exploring my dreams I have met and fought with the Devil, been terrified of zombies and eventually overcome them, because it took me ages to realise that whenever we dream its images are not like real life, because a dream is nothing like outer life where things could hurt you, but is an image like on a cinema screen that even if a gun is pointed at you and fired it can do no damage – except if you run in fear. So all the things that scare you are simply your own fears projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind.

As an example: I was getting ready to leave and this dark haired guy told me I couldn’t leave, I felt scared and was going to leave anyways, he pulled out a pistol and shot me in the stomach, I fell down, but there was no blood. The thoughts in my head was, “OH NO”. Next thing I remember is that I was still on the floor in the same place and I got up and I remembered being shot but I didn’t seem to have any pain or blood and was moving normally etc. I started looking for a way to leave I was sneaking around trying not to get noticed so that I could get out of there without the shooter guy seeing me. 
The interesting thing in the example is that even though she could see no hurt came from being shot, yet she was still scared of the guy with the shooter. And it is overcoming such fears that can release you from terror and hurts that haunt us.

The fear you have seems to centre around being violated. It may be that you therefore defend yourself against sex even in your dreams. This causes enormous tension and produces awful dreams.

See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/zombie-zombies/ and http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/archetype-of-the-devil/


Dream Interpretation / Possessed by a Demon - Imported from Comments
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:12:12 PM »

Over the years, I’ve had similar dreams of being possessed by a demon. It takes over my body at times. I NEVER see it. It’s just there when I’m dreaming. EVERYTIME, in my dream, I yell vulgar curse words at it, it gets very angry. The dream ALWAYS takes place in my house. It’s always night time. At one point in a previous dream, I experienced sleep paralysis. I SERIOUSLY, at another point in time, had several dreams in a short period of time that I thought I needed to see a priest because it scared me SO bad. The leave such an unsettling feeling during & after. Sometimes, it wants to violate me. So Tone ever have something similar happen? Thanks!

Dream Interpretation / Re: a cloak made of rats
« on: October 13, 2017, 10:00:30 AM »
Monica - Thanks for giving my such interesting feedback.

What you wrote about, "... acting on your dream as a performance, and it was a wonderful, spiritual experience that left me both, amazed but also bewildered."

I would very much like to hear more about that experience, and what about it that left you bewildered.

Knowing such things helps me to see what maybe I need to explain more fully or differently, or to give more encouragement.


Dream Interpretation / Re: Blind love?
« on: October 13, 2017, 09:49:28 AM »
Thanks Yoma - It is people who share their feelings and thoughts with me that is a major part of my growth of my understanding.

So I was struck by your words, "It was like a strong vibration that only I could feel."

Vibration and shaking is movement, and movement is one of the main signs of life. Life and growth are interwoven, and one of the first signs of massive personal growth or change is shaking or vibration in the body or pelvis. That is why the Quakers used that name, because they shook or quaked as the spirit moved them; also the Shakers had the same experience.


Dream Interpretation / Re: Blind love?
« on: October 12, 2017, 09:30:34 AM »
Yoma – Thirteen seems in your dream the ability succeed in going through different stages and succeeding. It can also suggest that through love or goodness a direction is given. The bond arising from mutual affinity is a natural force, bringing creative power. Whether impelled by love or by the role of leader, awareness of the way to motivate people leads to success.

When there is a natural affinity between people or in a situation, qualities emerge that were not previously apparent. The weak become strong through love, or a reserved woman becomes fiercely protective.

The girl’s blindness formed a sort of duality, for her blindness helped you to see more acutely. And it led to peacefulness. In a real sense it was a part of your self which when allowed to be experienced – the fog started to lift and memories from childhood – led to unrealised part of your abilities. You discovered a peaceful love which you are carrying back to everyday life - home town – which was full of deep feelings. “I wouldn’t feel anything physical, but more like an exchange of energies and feelings and memories.”

And from that love a new you is to be born. She got pregnant because in the world of dreams any real sharing results in real change within you – that is pregnancy; some seeds entered and were planted in a receptive area of you – she died because the blind part was transformed in creating a new you – the baby.


Dream Interpretation / Re: My friend murders me
« on: October 12, 2017, 08:50:17 AM »
Hi Omega - But considering most every charracter in your dreams is a part - not always a recongised part - of you. So who is  it planning your death - and did you explore him to find out what his motives were?

I have found again and again that the most threatening dream characters are actually trying to break through our fearful defences to help to take the next step.

"Had a nightmare that I was by myself, with a young boy, in a rather stark, lonely house. I called it Bleak House. There was something about. While I was in a small room with my boy the “thing” came and tried to get in the door. I was so terrified I put my back against the a wall and pushed the door tight with my feet. My terror was so great though, I felt paralysed and weak, but I just managed to hold the door closed. The fear was awful though, and I tried to call for help, but at first no sound came out. Then a strangled cry emerged, and eventually I screamed out for help. That woke my wife, who woke me."

Exploring my dream, the house is my individual estate, my disposition - like a cliff face, meeting the wind and sea. It is my lonely vigil, my disciplined selfhood, sitting alone seeking the essence, declining to relate to others; not even eating food they leave. I have an image of people coming to me to be near someone. I sit because I question their attitudes in regard to seeking company and other people in their life. 

The threatening “thing” is the fear of bombing that I felt in my childhood during the war. A little while ago in one of the exploring sessions I was crying out to my father to stop the bombing.
The “thing” is people I know, it is Life trying to enter my life, and I have been keeping it out through my childhood fears.


Julian - The soil, which is the basis of all life, for plants are fundamental to the feed chain, comes from death and decay. We all need to compost what is dying or dead, and even our human waste is valuable, for in dreams as in life, nothing is wasted but is transformed into fertiliser for new growth.

Your appreciation for the work you are doing on the compost, shows the wisdom of dreams, it is saying, “Well done!”

Composting is a form of digestion. Digestion is a very important function not just for our body but also for our mind and spirit. I have seen people become very ill in mind because they have not digested their experience or what they have learnt at school or the lessons and experience of a relationship long gone. And digestion is a Life function. Life in us is often greatly overlooked and our dreams are one way of showing us how we have not surrendered our life experience to that function. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/lifes-basic-functions/ and http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/

Dream Interpretation / Richness of some Compost - Imported from Comments
« on: October 11, 2017, 09:57:31 AM »
I was admiring the richness of some compost in my dream I had been working on…I remember how much I appreciated it, and in the dream itself, I was wondering what it meant!

Dream Interpretation / Re: Jugs
« on: October 10, 2017, 08:39:05 AM »
Romanov – Your boss is obviously a mixture of self observation, trying to be macho and conflict about your work situation. Because, when you think about a friend or a person you know, you are only taking in your thoughts, impressions and feelings about them. So, many people do not realise that they have an inner person equally as powerful as the external person you know. You have taken in millions of bits of memory, lessons learnt, life experiences along with all the feelings or problems met by meeting or living with them, and they change you and make you the person you are. The memories and experience we gather unconsciously change us and are not lost. It is part of you and is symbolised in dreams as a person or event. Such an inner person can appear in dreams because you still carry the memories or impressions of them, and so they influenced what you hold within you.

So take time to imagine yourself as your boss, and describe what you feel and see. It usually clarifies your dream immensely. The jugs too, because everything we observe we have a feeling reaction to, and it is those reaction that are used in forming our dreams.

Such associations are the real way to understand the language of dreams. Everything we see during the day we form associations with – even the association of disinterest. When I was working on the new site design, the designer said to me, “What’s the point of dreams – they don’t mean anything do they”. I noticed he had a T-shirt on that looked as if had been used quite a lot. So I said to him, “What about that T-shirt? If you dreamt of it what would you think it meant?”

He said it wouldn’t mean anything. So then I asked him where he had got it and what memories were attached to it. He said he had got it in America, but when pressed to explain his memories he refused to answer, looking embarrassed. Try http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson

Dream Interpretation / Re: My friend murders me
« on: October 09, 2017, 10:40:13 AM »
Omega – First, I am sorry it took ages to answer.

A bridge can depict connection between yourself and another person, a relationship, a link between self and opportunity, yourself and change in your life and relationship. Being high up shows that you have a good view, not too entangled in everyday life.

You friend is not often your actual friend, but an image you create out of your feelings and thoughts you experience about him. Your feelings about the rope may reflect what happened between you previously, the lack of strength in the connection.

Diving into the river suggest you are ready to face what life brings - the current, the struggles, other people who may be in the river with you. But you experienced the fear that if the person holds on to you it will lead to drowning.

In dreams you cannot drown or die, but of course you dream is illustrating something else. But the healing path you are on eventually leads to becoming more independent of others influence on us. But such independence does not mean you are absolutely impersonal otherwise your sight is coloured. For you can exist in the great river of life experience without being drowned in it or swept away. Hard lessons but possible.

 (In being the thing I just get anger and jealousy as him. For me the overwhelming emotion is betrayal and grief)

These show that in fact you were caught in the huge current in which as humans we are swept along by. Slowly, as you are on the “healing path” things drop away. For you do not have to fight and struggle with them, for real growth ripens the fruits of yourself, and when ripe they drop away.

You have learned the lesson of ‘being’ the images of your dream, so now you can add another one. You asked and received a response, which allows you to gain a response with questions you ask. For example you could ask, “Okay so I felt anger, jealousy, betrayal and grief, but what is the best way to deal with them?” Or any question you wish to explore.


Dream Interpretation / Re: a cloak made of rats
« on: October 08, 2017, 11:46:54 AM »
Monica – There are stages to the story your dream tells.

It starts with showing the richness and variety of your life experience – the food. You sense this is an honour, which it is, to so carefully and energetically digest your many experiences and order or make of them into an art form. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/digest/ and http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/art-and-dreams/
The elephant is an example of the great forces you have met within you and made them beautiful. The alcohol is the spirit you took and made part of you in your wide experience. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/archetypes/ and http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/spirit/

You progress further into the story of yourself, but you feel unacknowledged and alone in the world you live in – but yet you have seen for yourself the depth of your inner life. But you need to realise this depth for yourself. You need to realise that dream images are like icons on a computer screen - you have to ‘click’ on your dream images to make them come alive. Thinking about them doesn’t work. You need to open yourself to the magic of them. To make them into the wonderful gateways they are you may have to learn certain skills use http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson

This makes you feel you cannot solve a problem confronting you in your waking life – the dreamt math situation. But to solve it you have to enter a deeper level - this takes you deep into your own consciousness where you exercise your abilities, a summary of what you have achieved so far. At first you feel it is a competitive sport – the racetrack. But when you run, trying your own ability you feel at ease about what you can and have done. Then problem was not important, your own self assessment – the maths.

Then you explain to yourself – the inner questioning part of you – that you are not a part of a team competing, because you are an individual, unique. Then it changes to a more spirit based self which leads to a real self assessment, in which you realise you want to create big paintings. So you enter a cave, an even deeper descent into yourself. The cave is an entrance to your unconscious. As such it may lead to completely different dimensions, environments or states of mind. The following dream illustrates this.

Example: I unblocked a hole in the cave and climbed through. It was like entering another dimension, for I was in a brilliantly lit room. In the room were many windows and doors. The room was in the shape of an arc, a semicircle. Looking out of one window I seemed to be looking at a Swiss landscape. The next window looked out on an entirely different place, and so with the third. Eddie.

Then you contact your inner creative self, which may be seen as your future self beginning to show you what you are capable of. It is a very potent realisation that is a mixture or synthesise of the repulsive, the weird and beautiful.

People often try to move to the Light and Spiritual, as if every day life is something to leave behind, with its apparent darkness and pain. But we are actually dual in nature, and darkness is a part of us and when it is balanced with light it bursts into amazing creativity. I know that everyday life is the real teacher, but only when we are also open to the wonder of that touch of the eternal. It is from the years of pain I lived through that I learned a little about the suffering of others and possible ways of transformation. I am thankful for both.


Annika – You forget or have never been taught that you are a dual being. You live a waking life, but that is a small part of you, for you have also a ‘sleeping’ life that most people are totally unaware of.

In life and sleep we have two powerful actions working in us. The first is our waking experience based on having a body, its limitations, vulnerabilities and a particular gender. Our second is the power that gave us life and continues to express as dreams, in our breathing and heartbeat – our life. This I have given the description as the Life Will.

While we sleep our conscious self is largely or totally unconscious, and while we dream our voluntary muscles are paralysed – therefore another will or motivating force moves our body. So we have a Conscious Will, and what I will call a Life Will. The first one we have experience of as we can move our arm or speak in everyday activities; but the second will takes over when we sleep. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/sleep-paralysis/ 

This Life will can move us to speak, to move our body, and in fact do things that we cannot do with our Conscious Will. As Freud pointed out this inner will has full access to our memories. If enough self awareness arises in the dream state, then awareness of the inability to move may occur, along with the anxiety this can arouse. In fact this is probably only a problem to people who are frightened of the paralysis.

So your dream describes what happened. Teaching people to swim in very deep pool, in dream terms means learning how to cope with the wider awareness occurring in the sleep state. In other words, when you dived in you went beyond the boundaries of your known world and entered a different dimension. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/lucidity/#TonysEx

Unfortunately you tried to stop breathing, but in this other dimension you have no body so you do not need to breath. But your fear caused you to be too scared to go to sleep. Whenever we dream its images are not like real life, because a dream is nothing like outer life where things could hurt you, but is an image like on a cinema screen that even if a gun is pointed at you and fired it can do no damage – except if you run in fear. So all the things that scare you are simply your own fears projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind.

We all live by an immense ocean in dreams. It is not a water filled ocean, though our dreams often use it to depict the massive ocean of consciousness or mind – the vastness of we are usually unaware of. We are all like islands in a great ocean. Where the ocean meets the shore of our island is the limit of our senses and so we feel we are isolated and alone. But under the surface of the ocean - our unconscious - the land slips away into the depths and connects with all the other islands. So in fact we are not alone, but are unconscious of our connection with all life.   

You are on the verge of growing beyond the normal world most people think is normal – your dream shows it. But most people are scared when the go beyond what they have known.

Example: My friend asked if I could enter the pool, which I did with ease, diving deeper and deeper into it. As I did this I suddenly felt there were others in the water, and that suddenly had no sense of having body nor did I need one. I was ‘It’, and the wisdom and It was me. I could ask any question from this place where thousands of others existed. For we all were merged together and yet have separate identities, and because of this I shared all their collected wisdom. 
See http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/


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