We often say, one man’s meat is another man’s poison. Here it represents your likes and dislikes, the characteristics, the experiences of life. Meat also represents sexual or physical experience, physical strength, prowess. To partake of meat is to partake of experience of the body, or material values.

Physical or worldly satisfaction or needs; the best bit of life; nourishing; good fortune or good hunting in ones endeavours. Sometimes refers to sexual behaviour, suggesting it is lacking anything but a physical dimension.

If you are a vegetarian: Something to be avoided; feelings of guilt; death.

If you have difficult feelings about killing animals or eating meat, it can be about those feelings. After all we kill whatever we eat, but as we are all from the same family we are only giving to ourselves – though the way we did it might be questionable. Realise that everything is alive and can respond. Plants too are living beings and respond what is done to them. We need to recognise that we are all from the same source and our only difference is the body we inhabit. Life gives itself to us as the creative action, and it is always dying as it gives itself to us. See Big Bang and God are the Same

 Example: Experimenting with this I attempted communication with a sick New Zealand tomato tree we had. It was in a large tub, well fed and watered, but had the greenfly, and was also wilting. We had sprayed, but the general debility of the plant seemed to attract the fly. I used the technique of LifeStream to see if my intuition could asses the condition of the plant. The first thing I felt was an unexpected wave of love, as if the plant was wordlessly saying thank you for caring. Then I had the sense of my consciousness meshing with the consciousness/being of the plant. My impression was that the plant was an entity, a form of life and awareness, but it did not have a focused consciousness which could formulate the idea what causes this sickness? Because I could ask the question, and because I allowed my consciousness to consider the plant, a new situation arose; the plant could be aware of itself. The difficulty of the process was that everything was direct non-verbal experience. As the experience of plant life was new to me, I had to spend some time allowing the sensations to soak in and be analysed by my rational mind. What arose out of this was the understanding that the root system of the plant needed to spread sideways, not down. We therefore put the plant in a sack, with the same earth spread thin. Within a week the greenfly had all gone, without spraying, and the plant grew strong and luxuriant.

 Raw meat: instinctive or powerful emotions or drives; Quoted from Dreams and Dreaming by Norman Mackenzie. ‘It was found that some themes not only appeared in widely separated cultures, but that they also evoked very similar responses. C. G. Siligman, for instance, found that dreams about raw meat occurred in Ireland, Switzerland, China, Greece, the Ukraine, Nigeria, Tanganyika, Borneo, and Achin in Sumatra – and that in all these places such a dream was associated with some impending misfortune. In the Ukraine it presaged a burial; in the Zungeru district if Nigeria, the death of a friend; in Tanganyika, it was a symbol of a funeral feast. The origins of this common belief may be simple: for many poor societies, the consumption of large quantities of meat would be limited to funerals and similar occasions, and the association would therefore be direct.’


Useful Questions and Hints:

Do you feel anything in reading the definitions above?

What was your activity or relationship with the meat?

Did you have any feelings in the dream?

See Emotions and Mood in DreamsWorking with associations – – Secrets of Power Dreaming

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