Big Bigness Huge

If something is very large in a dream, it usually denotes the emotional and mental impact of the thing, as ‘It was a big thing in my life. It was bigger than both of us.’ Important; relationship – as when we feel small beside somebody with a ‘big’ reputation.

You can have a big smile, a big heart, a big house; or you can face or fall into a big hole or meet up with big trouble. So you need to define what it is you are meeting. And it is always useful to remember that dreams are simply mental images and are not to be frightened of or overly impressed by.

Many big things can cause people who dream them a lot of unnecessary fear or panic. So things like a huge tsunami rushing at you; a great fish of whale swallowing you; or a giant and threatening person are actually a sign you are nearing a very important experience.

Such enormous things are showing you your own immensity. The human personality – the You that you call yourself, with a name, is only a tiny thing. It is moved and tossed around by all manner of drives, ambitions, emotions, fears, temptations, worries, love and desire with its pains and hopes; it is something we take so seriously and get carried away into awful situations; we take many sorts of pain killers to deal with ourselves. Things such as alcohol, coffee, medical drugs and street drugs, and yet we are still prone to break down, as can be seen by the number of people who need antidepressants or are totally lost in themselves.

We are small because we know nothing about who we are and how we came to be – except of course in the words we have been taught are really the truth. We do not know anything about the mass of things that keep is alive – except what we have read, yet more words. We are largely unconscious of what makes our heart beat, and all the millions of things that life behind our existence does, so we are moved by whatever moves us – whatever that is – childhood fears and social programming, or haunted by the past.

As we begin to meet the Hugeness that we are we often react to it with fear or panic. So we dream or being attacked by aliens or frightening creatures. If we realise that they are things we have created with fear we will pass on.

A woman wrote to me that she could see in her dream a massive wave building up and coming towards her. It was so huge that the water was retreating as the wave was building. She said she couldn’t move because there was nowhere she could run from it, and so she stood in fear of it. Then as it hit her she woke in fear.

Now I want to say to somebody like that, “Why are you frightened of life?” I say this because it is so obvious in the dream that what is coming to her is something so huge and wonderful, and yet she is the terrified of it. That wave was a massive force of positive change that if she had met it would have transformed her life. Unfortunately many people are frightened of Life. See Summing Up

Idioms: Big of somebody; big brother; big fish/noise/wheel/shot; big guns; big head; go down big; big time; too big for shoes; big time; a big rig; a big wig; Big Apple; big boys; big break; big bucks; big cheese; big deal; big hairy deal; big picture; big wheel; in a big way; make a big deal of it; make a big to-do; make it big; open up a big can of whoop-ass; play a big part; talk big; the big cheese; too big for his britches; what’s the big idea.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Is there something really BIG going on in my life – if so what is it?

What is the big thing in the dream and what do I feel about it?

Do the feelings in the dream tell you what this is about?

How do I relate to the big thing?

Try using Acting on my Dream to see if it helps.

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