We may associate several things with a bone, strength for instance. So a broken bone can be a loss of strength and ability. Also something giving structure and support. So a broken bone could suggest that ones arm – your ability to reach out, to act on and make real your desires and ideas – has been injured or a functional difficulty has arisen; or it has developed new strength.

We often associate bones or a skeleton with death. So bones can be the remaining material sign of a life, as with archaeology. The bone dug up can be a source of information or memory, and is worth exploring.

Conversely, our bones are a part of us that have the possibility of lasting way into the future, and being a witness to our life. So could represent what will remain after the death of your body.

Burying a bone: Hiding something from someone or from yourself, especially if guilt is felt in connection with the hiding. It might also suggest storing something for the future.

Digging up bones: Remembering something from the long past. Looking at the memory of something you repressed in the past.

Backbone: Strength; moral power; support.

Useful Questions and Hints:

If this is my bone, what is being said about my strength or supportive system?

If this is someone else’s bone what am I seeing or feeling about it that I can gain information from?

What do I feel if I imagine myself as the bone and describe myself as it?

For help doing this see Stand in role and Talking As


-Stefanie 2012-08-26 20:44:56

I’m not sure how to interpret this: I had a dream that from my mid-calf down that it was all bone. I spent my whole dream trying to figure out how to fix it.

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