Your aims, ambitions. The goal may also refer to the purposefulness of your unconscious drives. There could also be a link with winning or losing, as in sport. Therefore success or failure.

May refer to the external goals you have set yourself, but dreams often use the image to refer to the internal sense of where you are going in your life as a whole, and not just what job you might achieve. After observing the symbol forming action of the unconscious, Jung came to the conclusion that the unconscious itself was purposive and had certain goals. Such goals arise out of the connection the unconscious has with all life, and its sense of wholeness.

Although we may think that the goals we longed to reach when we were teenagers are not longer applicable,what was felt so strongly leaves a mark and still influences us unless we have alterd it. Also there is the influence of traumatic experiences that continure in a negative way. See – Conditioned Reflexes and Life’s Little Secrets

It might not be that you have purposely set yourself goals, but you might have a great attraction or urge toward something – and that is a goal. But apart from that there are tasks that we are born to deal with or meet. These are flaws in our character that dreams particularly point out and show us ways to deal with. I know I use this example often, but it is excellent.

Example: I was in a prison cell with two other men. We ate, slept and defecated in the cell. I was standing at the bars of the cell, and had the impression of having been in the prison for years. I was shouting and cursing the people who had put me in the prison, full of hate and self pity. Suddenly I realised that my years of shouting had availed nothing. The only person who was upset by it was myself. I was the victim of my own anger and turmoil. I dropped the attitudes and was free of them. Years went by and one by one I dropped other habits of emotion and thought with which I had trapped and tortured myself. I realised I could be totally free within myself. One morning I woke and sat up on the mattress on the floor that was my bed. The last ghost of inner entrapment fell away. A fountain of joy opened in my body, pouring upwards through me. So intense was it I cried out. The cell mates called a warden. They stood looking at me as I experienced a radiance so strong I felt as if I must be shining. I was aware my joy poured into them, although they thought I was mad. Nothing would ever be the same again. Andy.

Here the problems were shown and the way to deal with them also. Andy did apply what he learnt from the dream and he did find a fountain of joy opened in him.

Useful questions and hints:

So what goal have you set for yourself?

What goals do you have spiritually?

What goals do you have for relationships?

What goals do you have for your health?

What goals do you have for your home?

What goals do you have for what you want to do with your energy/work/creativity?

What can you see are faults in yourself you need to work on?

See Life’s Little SecretsAvoid Being VictimsDream YogaAges of LoveSecrets of Power Dreaming

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