Many things that we do or fail to do are not an expression of our best. We may not stand up for something we believe in deeply, or because we are hiding something, we become involved with people who abuse or manipulate us. This leads to a sense of something rotten and corrupting within us.

For instance you may not have the strength to say no to someone who is manipulating you through your sexual desires or fears. This means you also become involved in that person’s deviousness and corruption too. A basic reason for this might be that there is something about yourself you do not have the courage or strength to admit. This passive lie opens you to being influenced in ways you later regret, or leaves you open to responses to others that disturb you. For instance you may feel inadequate as a man or woman for some reason. Hiding such an inadequacy leaves you weak and open to corruption or manipulation. Dreams often illustrate this situation by something rotten or down at heel. See: dirty

However, the corrupt sometimes holds treasures. It is when things break down and rot that new growth can come. Great energies are released as things break down. The precious is sometimes found in the most low – or revealed by it. Corruption is, after all, a necessary part of our healthy body. Corruption in our bodies is part of digestion. By breaking down through rotting it releases the nutrients and then what is not wanted is passed out.

In fact we need the corrupting influence to continue living. In every moment of our life we face the possibility of death. In fact we only live because we are constantly dying. Our body is all the time dying as thousands of cells die, and in doing so the new and living body can continue. “Our bodies renew themselves every day: stomach cells renew every five days; our skin cells are replaced every month; the skeleton is replaced every three months; the raw material of DNA is replaced every 6 weeks; our brain cells are completely new every year. The whole body is replaced every two years. Every cell in your body listens to your self-talk and out-pictures the results”. Quote from The Biology of Belief by Dr. Bruce Lipton

Useful Questions and Hints:

What is it that is corrupt in your dream, and what does that indicate in your life?

Are there unredeemed parts of your personality – angers, malice, desire to hurt or control?

Does the dream show you in relationship with someone, if so what is suggested?

Do I see anything shining through this – if so what do I get from that?

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