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Absorb Absorbed Absorbing

This suggests two separate qualities that merge into one. In a relationship, whether a feelings relationship or one in which you are learning something, you often absorb things from the person. You might take in such things unconsciously, as you did many things from parents and from the culture you were raised in. So the process of absorption in a dream may refer to such influences you are taking in.

Dreams often represent learning or personal growth as an organic process. Ideas and experience are taken in, digested, then form part of an organic whole in an integrated way. This is sometimes depicted much as a tree absorbs through its roots. What is absorbed becomes a living part of the organism. But that does not mean taking it in whole; it is broken down and only the parts that are usable are integrated into the life of the organism, the rest is discharged as waste matter and is later used as compost.

Seeing something absorbed in a dream may therefore represent the taking in of ideas or influences, or even poisonous feelings, depending upon what the dream images are.

The meaning of the dream does depend on the situation of the absorbing. So if your body is absorbing something, this may refer to something you are eating, or some influence in your life.

Being absorbed in something like water or energy suggest your personality opening to being a part of the wider life around you.

So being absorbed into something it suggests an enlarged experience of yourself, or a letting down your defensive barriers. It might also feel like being overwhelmed by another persons identity or another influence you do not identify with.

Useful questions are:

Does the dream give me a clue to what I am absorbing?

What do I feel in the dream, and what does this say about me?

What do I do, or what could I do, about the situation?

Try the following to help you clarify the dream Talking As.

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