Relatedness; the sort of exchange or give and take which goes on in a relationship, even the internal relationship with oneself, or the environment.

Giving: One can give affection, support, sex, ideas, as well as wounds. One needs to see what the interaction is by looking at what is given.

Giving or receiving advice: In a dream this is often important information, unless one is being mocked or cheated. Often such advice can be about a problem you face or the direction of your growth.

Giving birth: See birth

Giving false hopes: We constantly give ourselves false hopes through our desires and thoughts, but giving others false hopes can bring consequences. See Avoid Being Victims

Received: Consider what is received to define what you are accepting or rejecting in oneself or from others. See: accept; gift; Receive.

Example: I dreamt I was standing before an immense wall of what looked like water, but it was upright and steady. It stretched upwards and sideways as far as I could see. Because it looked like water I stretched out my arm to touch it, and was surprised that my hand and arm penetrated it easily. And as I pushed my arm in deeper to see if I could feel anything, an arm to my left protruded from the wall. I felt I was witnessing a deep truth; the wall was the hidden life we are all surrounded by. Whatever I put in came out toward me.

The Idioms show the many ways this action can be used. Idioms: Don’t give me that; give and take; give as good as one gets; give away or give-away; give oneself away; give somebody away; don’t give a brass farthing; give place; give a piece of ones mind; give them enough rope; give someone the evil or glad eye; give someone the elbow; give ones notice; giving passage; giving off; giving ourselves.

Useful questions and hints:

Have you seen in dreams that we get what we give?

What were you giving or being given?

Was it received or rejected?

See KarmaClicking OnTechniques for Exploring your DreamsProcessing Dreams

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