Ignore Ignoring

Ignoring someone or something is a way of repressing something. This is because every dream image, animal or person is a subtle or powerful aspect of your own efficient working. Just as car is made up of many parts to work well, so are we. A car without efficient brakes or carburettor works, but not well. So we do not work efficiently with parts of us ignored, held back or repressed.

We are told of an objective reality that science teaches, and also of a subjective reality, a form of experience just as valid and unmeasurable by the instruments of science, invisible to the eye, but real, known and felt by our consciousness.

The confusion and contradiction have developed into a wound in humans. People, if aware, realise as never before the division between their outer intellectual nature and their inner world.

If you are ignored in a dream or even in life, is it from being ignored, given wrong goods and wrong price, being treated like a nobody or a fool, or being lied to? In your dreams there is not need to take this form of treatment – fight back.

 Example: I was in a room with my aunt and uncle. It was dark outside and there was some kind of air raid going on with glowing missiles flying through the sky. I was terrified and tried to draw the red curtain across the window to block them out. The window was a right angle shaped one in the corner of the room. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t cover the whole window. As fast as I pulled the curtain across, the other end would be exposed, showing the missiles. I was becoming more and more frantic and my aunt and uncle just sat at the table playing cards, completely unperturbed and indifferent to my fear. D. K.

This dream from a girl in her teens clearly shows how she is dealing with her fears concerning the world. Her distress is even more intense because the fears of external threats which appear very real to her, are totally ignored by her family. The curtains depict how much she tries to shut these feelings out of her mind, and how unsuccessful this is. The dream is probably dealing with her difficulties in facing life as an adult, and the demands it may place upon her.

We may also be ignoring the greatest thing. None of us can escape the source of our own existence. We can, however, relate to it in many different ways. People can love it, wash their hands of it, crucify it, ignore it, be healed by it, lie about it, offer themselves to it, worship it – and so on and on. The stance we take in our relationship with this larger life we are an integral part of, is the basic stuff of how we live, and the quality of our life.


Useful Questions and Hints:

Am I ignoring feelings and emotions, or feeling emotionally numb?

What does my dream show that I am ignoring?

What ignorance does this lead me to?

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-Jen Murdock 2016-07-19 19:12:16

I dreamed that I was running through a hospital, there were doctors and other medical types and I was looking away trying to ignore them as I ran past them. I then saw some young cop and he did something to me and dragged me into a large auditorium type room. The ‘workers’ there had an ‘ocean view’, then I woke up with song in my head ‘send me an angel, right now’. I keep dreaming of doctors and hospitals and have no idea why.

    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-07-24 8:01:41

    Dear Jen – Please also read http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/recurring-dreams/
    What your dream may reflect is that there is a need for healing and what will be helpful is to look within in your (ocean of) mind and listen to what it has to tell you.
    An angel is also about the conscious use of your own faculties without the waving of magic wands. There is no need to attempt conjuring of spirits or angels. You are an expression of life – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/sea/ – and as such hold all possibilities within you. So you could decide to explore how you can work with yourself here and now, with your own psychological and biological processes? How can you help your being to heal itself and move further?
    Exploring your dreams is one of the many ways of looking and listening within; http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/practical-techniques-for-understanding-your-dreams/
    Another approach is called LifeStream; http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/defence-mechanisms/
    Anna 🙂

      -Jen Murdock 2016-08-13 18:56:42

      Thank you Anna for your analysis of my dream! 🙂 I’m at a point in my life where I feel totally trapped due to external circumstances and obligations…I feel ‘dead’ inside as I’m not able to escape, or even have a bit of fun, which I find very depressing. I keep getting out of being blue and then later I get sucked back in due to things I cannot control. I suppose this is some sort of ‘lesson’ that I have to learn, but it’s been going on for so long and I don’t see any respite. I know that happiness only can come from within, so I guess I have to work on that somehow. Thank you for responding, I do appreciate it a lot. 😀

      -Debbie 2018-05-29 3:12:06

      I was in an elementary school sized cafeteria/auditorium. Just in front of the stage was a twin sized bed with a white comforter on it. I was under the comforter close to the stage. A white man was beside me on the bed also under the comforter. I wouldn’t give the man attention and was focused on the band on the small stage. I felt a little envy toward the lead singer and realized it was Sasha who sang on Mercy Street as the lead singer while I was in the backing contraband choir. There was also another man present toward the foot of the bed, a dark skinned man, but I can’t remember what color he had on. He was trying to get my attention too, but I was totally engulfed in the stage.

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