Fear Frightened

To feel fear in a dream means that you have not yet developed abilities to cope with what is symbolised as causing the fear. One of the wonderful things about dreams if you work with them, is that they gradually show you how to deal with the parts of your nature that need to grow or to be healed. They show how to meet the parts of yourself that need release, or to be understood or healed. If it takes courage to meet these buried or painful parts of yourself, then your dreams will gradually take you on a journey that helps you to unfold your resources of courage. You will be enabled to face your fears, and in fact gain power and instruction from them.

Fear of something is usually an unconscious reaction like the action of pulling your hand away when you touch something hot. But that does not apply to the inner world of dreams, for nothing can actually hurt you in dreams, as they are like the virtual reality of computer games.

Example: I was walking past a large building site which had been excavated for foundations. Rain had filled the excavated pits and a large lake had formed. As I walked past I could see ancient primitive creatures rising out of the water. One of them, a large dinosaur, came toward me. I was scared and ran away. The dinosaur followed and started speaking to me. I couldn’t understand what it said.

I explored this dream and realised that through my internal digging into myself I had uncovered some feelings I had never met consciously before. The dinosaur speaking, I understood as my awareness of instinctive feelings, such as the anxiety, which I had suffered from a lot, and about the anger I felt toward my step children for not appreciating the work I was putting into building them a home and working to provide. Seeing these things helped me understand what was behind my difficult feelings and fears. For instance, I saw that fear is fundamental to all human experience, and I needed to meet it and help it to enter into the modern world instead of being repressed and remain in a primitive state where people cannot cope with it.

See Dreams are Like a Computer Game – Inner WorldNothing Can Hurt You in Your Dreams

See: facing fear; Avoid Being Victims; Martial Art of the Mind; emotions and mood; autonomous complex; wolf; pre-menstrual tension; processing dreams; Example under falling; Example under night journey – archetypes; Archetypes of Fear.


-Denise Hankin 2011-07-11 12:19:05

Thank you , I’ve never read interpretations like these. Very good, thanks again xx

    -Tony Crisp 2011-07-22 10:57:56

    Thank you too Denise.

    Tony XX

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