Monster Monsters

Most monsters are the graphic expression of the effects of past traumas. Some such traumas may have arisen from things like having your tonsils out when young, being separated from your mother at an early age, being involved in a war. In general the monster depicts your personal fear, dread, terror of death, failure, impotence or weakness in the face of outer circumstances or inner urges. It may at times epitomise attitudes, hates, fears, that have become monstrous, and turned against you. Use the approaches in Secrets of Power Dreaming  to change the monster into usable personal energy/resources.

The images and fears we experience in our dreams are projection upon the vast screen of our mind. They are all projections from you. Running from them is like trying to escape from yourself. But such dreams are like a computer game with full surround virtual reality. In such games you can be killed a thousand times and yet you survive to deal with the monsters again. That is unless you learn a way through and go on through the levels. But unlike those games there is a wonderful intelligence behind the dreams we have, and if you listen and learn from it you will find a real master ship – not a false one of denying any fear or repressing anything that threatens you.

Whenever we dream its images are not like real life. because a dream is nothing like outer life where things could hurt you, but is an image like on a cinema screen that even if a gun is pointed at you and fired it can do no damage – except if you run in fear. So all the things that scare you are simply your own fears projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind.

If something attacks you in the dream, fight back. In other words, combat and conquer your monsters rather than fleeing from them. And do not think, “That monster is bigger and stronger than I am, and it is frightening!” It is our thoughts and fears that create the monsters inside us. So of course you are stronger unless you cower in fear. See Street Wisdom

 Example: I was walking up the several flights of stairs to get to the attic room. I was holding a small dog in my arms – one of those rather flat nosed toy dogs. When I arrived at the attic I put the dog down. But now the attic was empty and dark. I could feel my hair stand on end and my skin ‘crawling’. Actually I feel it all again as I write this. The feeling arose because there was an unformed dark shape creeping around at the far end of the room. The dog was really afraid and came into my arms.

Then the dark creature leapt at me, transforming into a massive mouth with huge fangs and awful demonic face. Immediately I leapt at it in the same way and smashed against its face with my own huge fangs. This utterly disarmed it because it had felt, in its primitive way, to terrify me. It surprised me too that I could so immediately transform into a monster when necessary.

How do we face and over come fear? By saying no to the urges of fear that make us run like frightened mice and hide from our own magnificence. We say no to what destroys our own best human self and live like tiny scared children in our own world of adults. We say no to the many shortcuts we constantly try  to take in diving into holes to protect us from pains we have ourselves created by our avoidance’s to face what we need to grow. We are so scared of our own emotions we run and fall into the fire of the pain it causes. We say no to the urge to gorge ourselves with what our basic instincts and human weakness pushes is to do with our hunger, our sexual urge, our desire to push and tread others underfoot in order to satisfy our small selves. For each day of each minute is ours to choose the way of meeting ourselves.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Did I flee from or overcome the monster?

Am I a passive person who runs or an active fighter?

What does the monster in my dream represent – what do I feel is a monster?

See Martial Art of the MindTechniques for Exploring your DreamsNightmares

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