Watching Watched

Being aware of or observing something – perhaps something you have noticed from everyday events but not made conscious, or something about yourself. It could also suggest watching out for what other people are doing to you – therefore suspicion or watchfulness.


Sometimes we learn by watching, and if the dream has this feeling it is good to define what you were learning. Sometimes we learn by watching, and if the dream has this feeling it is good to define what you were learning. We as humans, like other mammals, in our earliest years particularly, still learn like most mammals do, and that is not verbal at all. A massive amount of information is absorbed from our parents without any effort or awareness simply by watching and absorbing. So, the lessons learned by pain or through long experience through generations are exhibited in our parent’s behaviour in dealing with events. The young bears are fully focussed watching what their mother does. There are no words spoken because we learn by copying. The young bears are learning the skills of the mother to hunt and survive. Such skills are passed through the generations, that is why ancestral worship is important.

The mental and emotional state in which we watch is also important in understanding our dreams. For if we are feeling anger or fear it changes the dream and the comment the dream is making about you, Other emotional or attitudes also change the dream and it is wise it see what your emotional and mental states are saying about you. See Emotions and Mood in Dreams 

Being watched by a person an animal or a huge powerful being suggests that you have become aware of yourself from a different perspective. That often has very important information about you, so it is important to understand it by using Being The Person or Thing

 Intently watching or observing something can lead to wonderful new insights into your own nature. A man who was observing something unfolding in him using the Keyboard Condition says, “Suddenly I was aware that something held me. It was the process that had grown me from seed in the first place. My ego had not created me or grown me. But now this deep part of me was unfolding me again, like a plant opening. I understood that we each have this force at our centre, and as I watched it working in my body and life, it seemed to communicate with me.”

Because of the many nature films shown on television we are used to the idea of mature and intelligent adults spending days or years watching the behaviour of animals such as hyenas or chimpanzees.

By watching our dreams through such observation of them it first presents information about our personal experiences and memories and how they influenced our growth and influence present responses. Gradually the information arising from such watching leads beyond one’s personal self. It shows in many cases how our unique self has arisen from, and has indissoluble links with our forebears, with our culture, with the past as a whole, and with the cosmos itself. It leads from oneself to the edge of the known, and perhaps helps us take a few steps beyond that edge into the unknown, to create new understanding.

This mind watching gradually reveals to us the many aspects of the mind’s working, and with such insight may come the growing ability to use these facets of ourselves. Not only may we discover great vistas of personal memory, but also the roots of our creativity, the subtle senses of our emotions and unconscious, and the treasures of experience we have gathered. See Your Amazing Circle – Self-Observation 

Idioms: Be on the watch for; watch out; watch one’s step; watch over; watch someone like a hawk. See: Seeing – Saw – Sightburglar or intruder; peeping tom

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