Trapped by events or outer circumstances, but due to attitudes and desires, that have led you to the pit. Problems, feelings of being imprisoned and buried by your life.

Feelings or situations you find it difficult to get out of, or that you might fall into. A pit sometimes appears in dreams in which you meet feelings about death, or to do with feelings trapped or forgotten.

Often relates to a mass of unconscious assumptions that have been taken in from our family and culture. These assumptions create a view of the world and life in which we can easily become trapped, and thus are depicted by the pit. See: Abyss; Falling; Void.

Falling and the big black hole are things we avoid in waking life, but should not be avoided in dream life.

Example: “I can remember being dressed as a heroic warrior running through crowds of people or soldiers who were trying to stop me. I pushed or knocked them aside and ran toward what was a huge caldera – the mouth of a volcano. It was hugely deep, and in its depths was a massive glow from volcanic lava. But I knew that this was the core of me, so I ran and leapt into the void falling into what I knew or felt sure was the light at the core of my being.”

The hole is an important part of you and should not be ignored. If you can enter it you realise that it is the way to your own center and power. It is often the hole described in Alice in the Wonderland and a way to explore your inner world.

But the hole and facing death are really gateways to discover who, or what, you are. Most people say, “I don’t believe in God. There is no evidence for His existence.” Some people say, “I believe in God with all my heart.” But both people are locked into only knowing a tiny part of them based on our conscious self, emotions, words and thoughts. They are so sure of themselves based on an almost infinitesimal small part of them. And the silly thing is that they are so sure of themselves from this small understanding.

The human personality – the You that you call yourself, with a name, is only a tiny thing. It is moved and tossed around by all manner of drives, ambitions, emotions, fears, temptations, worries, love and desire with its pains and hopes; it is something we take so seriously and get carried away into awful situations; we take many sorts of pain killers to deal with ourselves. Things such as alcohol, coffee, medical drugs and street drugs, and yet we are still prone to break down, as can be seen by the number of people who need antidepressants or are totally lost in themselves. Look around at the number of people who have to take anti depressant, or who have to use alcohol every day, or smoke or take other drugs – all means of not facing the difficulty of meeting self awareness.

But we have to remember that having a personality with self awareness is a very new thing and has only existed for a short time. Before that we were like animals that lived only in the Life Will – what we usually call instincts. So the development of self awareness was an immense step, and left us very vulnerable, and still does.

Many people as their awareness reaches beyond what they feel are their normal self feel scared. Such resistances cause us to create awful dreams and fears as a means of avoiding our own inner world and its wonders. We feel that we will be swallowed up and we will die. It is important to say that when we meet the experience of powerlessness through becoming aware of the hugeness of your Life, which we are usually unaware if, it feels like something alien or attacking, and it is a shock. See Programmed

Death pit: It may mean you are struggling to meet feelings about death.

Falling into an abyss or pit: Fear of failure or fear of meeting ones own depths of feeling and the hidden side of oneself. It could represent anxiety about some form of death. It can often be a way of facing fears involved in falling, and can be met by imagining yourself falling into the pit or abyss. See FallingSecrets of Power Dreaming

 Example: Court of Assembly, now stands, and into this pit they threw symbolic offerings of the fruits of the earth. Then each man took a small piece of earth of the land from which he came, and these were all thrown into the pit together.

Throwing things into a pit: Dead or murdered bodies are sometimes got rid of that way. In ancient times holes were seen to lead to the underworld – the unconscious – and were sometimes explored or people were sacrificed by being thrown in. In recent times they are often used as place to thrown refuse or things now longer useful. But a sink hole, because it swallows things can ‘lose’ even big things like cars in- – so suggests thing you do not want to deal with and want swallowed up forever.

Useful Questions and Hints:

Were you looking at or falling into the pit?

Did you throw anything into the pit?

Was the pit filled with water? See Pool

Were you climbing out of a pit?

See Inner WorldMartial Art of the MindMagical Dream MachineTechniques for Exploring your Dreams

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