Most dreams usually are about family members, a crew member, members of our community, member of the tribe, or member of a sports team, or a member of the police or armed forces. But member can sometimes refer to a part of your body.

But in general whichever it is it still refers to yourself. Nearly always when people dream about someone they know they automatically believe the dream is about that person. But when we think of our friend or partner our thoughts are not them – just our thoughts and feelings about them. In the world of dreams our most intimate fears and longings are given an exterior life of their own in the form of the people, objects and places of our dream. Therefore our sexual drive may be shown as a person and how we relate to them; or given shape and colour as an object; or given mood as a scene, something that haunts our memory is shown as a ghost or demon. Our feeling of ambition might thus be portrayed as a business person in our dream – our changing emotions as the sea or a river; while the present relationship we have with our ambition or emotions is expressed in the events or plot of the dream. Even dreams of God or angels are in a sense a meeting with your highest. See Characters and People in Dreamsyou are the projector

If the person dreamt about is a member of an integrated group, it needs to be remembered that any such group, being a member of it can produce a positive sense of connection with others. If one disagrees with the goals and beliefs of such a group, the group can sometimes exert an enormous pressure to conform with their goals. This can lead to individual persecution or conflict between the opposing groups or nations. So your dream may be highlighting your reaction to or feelings about such a group; or even be about your part in your own inner organisation.

In a small group, such as the hunter gatherer groups which preceded the larger tribal or national groups, we see that the identity of the individual was largely formed out of the relationships with members of the group, and from their collective beliefs and customs. This was and is very evident with tribal peoples – the history of tribal Africa and the Jewish people gives graphic illustrations of this. Thus the ‘identity’ of the Jewish people is still very much alive today, forming obvious links with people otherwise separated by nationality and national culture. The religious beliefs and customs of such a group form a major part of this personal and group identity. So this needs to be taken into consideration is your dream is about such people.

In some dreams you may be part of or involved in a larger social gathering. So even within one tribal or national group, the individual may at times lose a sense of direct relationship with all the members making up the town or nation. There may at times arise a sense of being ‘lost’. I mean by this that the individual loses their direct perception of kin relationships within the group; of how they are an integral and useful or respected member of the group; what part they play in the group, and of any shared bonding experience within the group.

The things that are a needed part of my life and work, such as my home, transport to work, the telephone and power to heat workplace and house, are not produced by any one individual. It is only out of our COLLECTIVE EFFORT, our unified endeavour, that such wonders as a house, a town, electricity, are forthcoming. This miracle of creativity cannot arise out of any one person’s life or work. We are immersed in this miracle, yet we cannot put our hand on it at any time. It is something that is not physical except in manifestation. Yet it is perhaps the most important issue confronting us. To lose sight of it, to lose it as a working part of our own life, is to lose sight of reality and our best interests.

So in a real sense we are all a member of this super group and it often is important to be aware of how well or badly you relate to the group or society that in fact give you a place an opportunity – or otherwise – to live.


Useful Questions and Hints:

Am I aware of the enormous gifts given to me by others enabling me to be able to speak and understand a language?

What is my relationship as a member of family, a group or society – is it a rebel, a participant, an outsider or what?

Do I feel connected or excluded by others?

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