Acting On Your Dream

A dream image is, in many ways, like an icon on your computer desktop. It just sits there, you can think about it till you are red in the face, but it doesn’t come alive until you click on it. A dream is a product of the miracle we do not understand – LIFE. As such each dream image is alive with intelligence and information, and links not simply with ideas we read in a book or website, but with the workings and wonders of our body, the depths of our mind and even beyond.

Remember that dreams occur in animals, and have been a feature of living creatures long before humans arose. So dreams come from a part of us prior to the arrival of human language. Therefore it might be useless to think about dreams. My poor attempts to communicate this in words as a dictionary are at the best useful – it is best if you actually explore your dreams as explained below. You can then ‘click’ on your dream images using the following ways in.

Below are different tool or approaches you can use – click on to quickly go to them – Peer Dream Work – Talking as the character or thing – Walk On Part – This Is How It Was – Being the Person or Thing – Stand in the Role of Character  or Object – Key Words 

The Dream Image

A quick way of understanding your dream is to realise that the images in our dreams are just emotions, thoughts, fears. traumas, ideas and feeling projecting out of you and appearing as images, people or scenes outside you on the screen of your mind. If you take away the images of the dream, or draw them back to be a part of you that they really are,  you might then discover what they represent about you. This is so simple that many people fail to try it, and instead try ‘thinking’ about their dream’. This may be because many people do not like to meet or deal with their real feelings and emotions. So please take time with it.

If it is difficult to get rid of the image, then take the image into you again – after all it was projected out of you, so taking it back into you  introduces you to whatever caused it. Imagine yourself becoming the image. For more information about doing this see Being the Person or Thing

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.

So after you take the image away and feel the feeling underneath it, ask yourself, “When have I felt this before – even years ago? What is the feeling about and what part does it play in my  life?”

Talking as the character or thing

This is a technique I have used myself and with groups of people. People arrive at understanding very quickly. But for some people this takes a little practice because instead of – if we dream of a dog – saying, “The dog is only a puppy and is adorable” you need to talk as if you are the dog, person or place. So say “I am a little puppy and the person thinks I am adorable”.

The idea is to really describe in detail what it is you are dealing with, and also what you are feeling as the dream object. The more you use this the richer the experience gets and you allow yourself to really be the dream object or person – and do not make the mistake if it is a person you know by describing them as an outside person. Stick with them exactly as they are in the dream. But it is not something you can rush, because the dream comes from deep within you and has to gather information and transform into our conscious thought life – remember dreams are a VERY old process. The originated at a time before human language and thought. To understand this please read How it Flows

Here is an example: I dreamt I arrived at a railway station, but instead of a platform it was at the top of an old castle keep. I had to walk down through the castle and then out to a street.

So I said: “I am an old castle keep. In the past I was used as a defence, but now people are easily passing through and allowing people to enter me and leave.” As soon as I said that I could see what it meant. I had suffered a lot of shyness and was defended not allowing people near me. I had built impregnable emotional walls to keep people away. Now I was finding it easier to let people come and go.

Here is another example: I dreamt I entered my living room and things had been thrown everywhere. It was a mess. I realised that it was my wife who had done it.

This is a tricky one because the wife was not in the dream, so if he sticks with the dream and not his actual wife here is what was said. “I am an invisible presence in my husband life, a presence he feels tears his living space to bits. Yet I am invisible and so could not have done this. But I am a feeling in his life that assures him that I am an awful intrusion. You see, I am just a feeling he has, and that makes him irritated with me.” The dreamer admitted that it wasn’t his wife that was messing up his ‘living space’ but his own feelings about her.

So try it and see what you find. But take time with yourself and ask the person, castle wall, dog, or object questions to clear things up. If you say whatever comes to mind you will be amazed how well it works.

Walk On Part

This is the simplest of the methods. It requires you to play with your imagination a little and go along with a fantasy, the sort of talent we all develop as children. If you have a sympathetic audience it helps, but only if you feel okay in front of others. It is fine alone as well. Stand with your eyes closed in the middle of enough space to move around. About two or three square metres is usually plenty.

Imagine you are standing on the edge of your dream, like a film set, and you are going to walk into it. Before you actually step into your dream be aware of what you are feeling in your body and emotions. Your body and feelings are a screen upon which subtle changes and shifts will occur. It is this screen of body and emotions that will act as your monitor showing what responses your dream produces.

Now step into your dream. Literally step forward. Walk about in the ‘film set’ of your dream, watching what you feel, what memories come and what your fantasies are. Talk with the characters, even step into their body and register what feelings and intuitions they produce on your screen of body and feelings. This also includes objects such a car, tree, or animals. Literally get into their shape. This is important because all the images we use in dreams are like the icons on computer screens. The front object is only a small indication of what lies hidden underneath.


Speak what you feel and find to your helpers or to a tape recorder. You can enter into anything in this way, whether it is an animal, a tree, the sea or a house. As you explore your dream in this way you can ask questions and your intuition will play its responses on the monitor of your body and emotions. The possibilities are that you enter the dream and explore its different places and people, or you relive the dream by acting it out.


This Is How It Was

In many dreams you the dreamer or one of the characters expresses something dramatic or ordinary that can be used as a doorway to insight. As an example ‘Kelly’ had the following dream:

I am in an exotic foreign shop and the owner doesn’t understand me. Then he speaks English and I laugh and start jumping around saying, ‘You can understand me’.

Kelly could take up the posture she had in the dream and act it by saying out aloud, “You don’t understand me!” This would need to be repeated a few times with as much of the feeling of frustration or attitudes connected with being misunderstood as appeared in or were suggested by the dream. What this can do is to involve more of yourself in expression than you usually do. This brings to the surface feelings that may be difficult to be aware of otherwise. Once felt they can be recognised for what they are. Often what happens is that the acting out carries on from the dream and may even involve some life situation you have been in. In other words you act or feel something more than was in the dream. Kelly could also try ‘jumping around’ shouting “You can understand me!”

The aim is to dramatise what the dream is expressing to see if we can find what part of your history or emotions it is depicting. This often ‘hooks’ memories or feelings that would otherwise not be discovered.

Being the Person or Thing

All the images, people, animals, places we see in our dreams, are simply your own feelings, fears, hopes and wonder projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind as images. So, it makes sense to take the image of your dream person, thing or animal back into you and own it. In that way, you are actually meeting and dealing with the things about yourself you are not owning or conscious of. That is why dreams are often difficult to understand, because we are hiding things from ourselves.

One of the most important things about actually understanding your dream rather that interpreting it is to become the dream person or object – to actually completely identify with it. This needs to be practiced as most people feel the dream person or object is something other than themselves and are often hesitant to become it. For instance the Devil in a dream is simply your own emotions and fears given an exterior image. Also a teacher or Mentor is in a dream the highest wisdom in us. In doing this you can step beyond the imagery of the dream into direct experience of yourself in all its variety and wonder.

So to do this the dreamer next chooses one of the characters, images or objects in the dream to explore. The character can be themselves as they appear in the dream, or any of the other people or things. It is important to realise that it does not matter if the character is someone known or not, or whether they are young or old. The character needs to be treated as an aspect of their dream, and not as  if they were the living person exterior to the dream. So do not attempt to describe them an outside person, but the dream character.

In choosing an image to work with, such as a person, a tree, cat, place, or an environment like the street in the example dream above, it must again be treated as it appears in the dream, not as it may appear in real life.  One can take any image from the dream to work with. But do not start thinking about the person or thing, imagine yourself as them or it – step into their body. Then wait for any feelings to arise and describe them, avoid trying to understand it by thinking about it – dreams arise from a level that preexists thinking.

Below is an example of how this can work.

Example: I dreamt I arrived at a railway station, but instead of a platform it was at the top of an old castle keep. I had to walk down through the castle and then out to a street.

In being the castle I felt a change of feeling, instead of feeling that I needed to defend myself I described myself and the castle by saying, “I am an old castle keep. In the past I was used as a defence, but now people are easily passing through and allowing people to enter me and leave.” As soon as I said that I could see what it meant. I had suffered a lot of shyness and was defended, not allowing people near me. I had built impregnable emotional walls to keep people away. Now I was finding it easier to let people come and go.

Example: I dreamt I entered my living room and things had been thrown everywhere. It was a mess. I realised that it was my wife who had done it.

This is a tricky one because the wife was not in the dream, so if he sticks with the dream character  and not his actual wife here is what he felt when being his wife. “I feel I am invisible presence in my husband life, a presence he feels tears his living space to bits. Yet I am invisible and so could not have done this. So I am a feeling in his life that assures him that I am an awful intrusion. You see, I am just a feeling he has, and that makes him irritated with me.” The dreamer admitted that it wasn’t his wife that was messing up his ‘living space’ but his own feelings about her.

Example: And then one day we discovered our “selves.” We had been talking about vulnerability and Hal suggested that I (Sidra) move over to another part of the room and become the vulnerable child instead of talking about it. I trusted Hal and so I left the couch I’d been sitting on, sat on the floor next to the coffee table, put my head down on it and suddenly everything changed. I became absolutely quiet and experienced the world around me differently. Sounds, colors and feelings were more intense than before.

The sophisticated, rational, articulate woman with all the answers was gone and in her place was a very young child. I was extremely quiet and very sensitive to everything in my surroundings. I responded to energies rather than thoughts. I felt things I had not felt in decades, and knew things that were not known by my everyday mind. I knew, without question, the realities of my soul. After about an hour, Hal asked me to move to my original seat on the couch and I returned to my previous way of being in the world… but my little girl was still with me and I would never lose her completely again. Quoted from

A psychiatrist writes that, “The very small child runs round the room saying: “I am a lion.” He or she does not clearly distinguish between the fact that he is a child and the feeling that he or she is a lion. The older child can make such a distinction, unless it is emotionally disturbed, but it will still play fantasy games “let’s pretend.” The adult has not wholly lost this quality, but by the time adolescence is over his personality has struck a balance between reality and fantasy between his outer and his inner environment”. We all have this ability to enter more fully into our inner dream life – but we need to be a little more childlike.

Stand in the Role of Character  or Object

The dreamer stands in the role of the character or image they are using. So if they chose to be a person they would close their eyes, imagine themselves as stepping into the body of the dream character and describe him or herself as the person they now are – from the feelings not thoughts. Dreams arise from the processes of life in us. Life is very ancient and was active long before words – associations with sounds – arrived, and dreams uses an older method than thinking with words, and uses feelings and associations we may with everything we see. See AssociationsWorking With 

To do this it usually changes the way your body or feelings are experienced. As this is done notice any changes in how you feel as that person – or object – speak as them in the first person. Do not say, “I feel as if this person is …” but say, “I feel I am and am doing ..” As this happens watch any realisations or insights that arise and explore the person or thing. Ask question of this dream character or thing until you feel you have realised what is is of you that is being revealed.

I know it is difficult for some people to say ‘I’ instead of talking as if the dream character is someone else. But if you start claiming the dream image as your own in this way by saying such things as, “I am a tree” you will quickly realise you are talking about yourself. Seeing that all images of our dreams are productions of our self, in being an object or person we are tuning into aspects of oneself usually unconscious.

Example: It was something like a semi detached and sited on a slope. I was outdoors and I think felt or knew that we had just taken over this house. But I felt uneasy as if something from the past was linked with it.

Then I was at the back of the house, on the part sloping down from the back wall of the house. I noticed things covering what turned out to be a big hole dug against the back wall, deep into the soil. This was where I felt most ill at ease about the place.  The hole had been covered with bits of board and other odd pieces of junk. I lifted these at the left of the hole and looked in. Sticking out from the side of the hole, about three feet down was the dead body of a young man. I could see the back of his skull had been smashed in. But although he had obviously been under the soil for some time, and had now been uncovered, the body was still in good condition, being slightly dried out or mummified.

I felt really guilty and connected with the body, as if I had been part of his murder, and was wondering frantically what I could do to hide or get rid of the body. Part of the problem was that pulling it out risked being seen with it.

In ‘being’ the body in the dream the man said, “But it wasn’t until I got into the role of the dead body that any depth of feelings emerged.  Almost as soon as I was in the role of the dead body I began to think about and feel things connected with the way I had killed my sexuality as a teenager.  Gradually these feelings deepened and I was describing my feeling hatred in regard to sexuality and how the masses were pulled along by their genitals into some sort of conformity and performance.  I felt anger and loathing for what I felt at the time were the cattle human beings were.

I despised and hated them.  I also felt repugnance at the way people talked about sex or appeared to enjoy it.  It has to be understood that in that period in history in the UK, most of sex was depicted in terms of smut, dirt, animal desire, hidden pornography, or loveless fucking.   I wept deeply, at times hardly able to breathe, with the pain of seeing what I had done to myself.  I said sorry over and over.  I saw that I need not have killed my love and sexuality, but could have expressed it in a tender and loving way.  Some of this I expressed to a friend when I wrote to her about the experience.  Below is the content of the email.

I explored it and met the pain of killing my sexuality utterly, as well as all the attendant feelings about the common herd who are dragged by their genitals into ‘fucking’ and loveless relationships – exactly what I was dragged into by the fact I had utterly killed all genital sensation for all those years.  I was able to follow the tracks back – once again – to my own actions, killing any contact with my mother. But then being treated like an alien in my own home town, and seeing my peers treat incoming refuges from the war in Europe like shit. As an ‘Iti’ I identified with them and felt ‘different’. Apart from which I seemed to be carrying this desire never to be like the ‘herd’ from the long past.

The body in the hole was that of the me I would have grown into if I had not murdered that beautiful part of me. In the UK at the time, and in my youth, sex was nearly always about dirt, smut, a quick fuck, and hidden but rampant pornography and homosexuality. I wanted nothing to do with it. I wanted nothing to do with the manipulation via sexual desire that was going on around me. But of course, it need not have been like that, but I had no other role model at the time, so I did a terrible thing to myself. Also I lost all respect for my elders as in none of them could I see that gentleness of love. My schoolteachers were thrashing children with rods. The world was killing each other in tens of thousands. My mother had castrated me, and my father hardly ever even spoke to me. So I divorced the world, and of course lost that wonderful quality of compassion for the human struggle. In the process I threw myself into the volcano of fighting the forces of life itself. I fought God and won, but was mortally wounded in the combat.

Here I stand, a wiser and hopefully gentler man.

 Key Words

The most immediate way to gain insight into your dream is to take the keywords and fill in the gaps.

To illustrate this we can use the following dream:

I meet an acquaintance who tells me she is sick. I suggest ways that might help her. As I speak I become aware that others are listening and coming nearer. I apologise and say that I appear to be preaching, but they say, ‘Please go on we want to listen.’ As I continue I find that a rostrum has formed and lifted me two steps higher.

To use the technique of ‘keywords’ on this dream you would need to write down the most important words in the dream. Doing this you might arrive at the words – meet – acquaintance – sick – help – speak – listening – apologise – preaching – rostrum.

For the next step you ask yourself what you have recently met with in yourself or in life? It is something you are acquainted with, and that has to do with not feeling well, whole or satisfied with your life. So you would ask yourself what you are acquainted with to do with not feeling at your best?

The word ‘help’ suggests you have information that will be useful. What is it?

You apologise for yourself, suggesting degrading what you know. How are you doing that in your life?

Preaching comes next. Have you been giving advice? If so, what is it, and is it relevant to you too?

And lastly, can you listen to your own advice given from a rostrum – higher level of viewpoint?

Having arrived at some associations with the major words in the dream, you next put them together in a way that explains some of the insights or ideas you arrived at. Filling in the gaps between the words you might therefore arrive at something like this:

I have lately become aware of the feeling that I am ill at ease with myself. This connects with my lack of confidence about how I feel when talking with other people. The strange thing is that I know how to help myself with this. I was talking with a friend the other day, and the advice I gave them about something similar really applies to me. What I need to do is to stop apologising for myself and positively use what I know will help. I can see from the dream that I have a lot to share with other people, so I don’t need to feel I am preaching.

What you arrive at using this keyword method will give you an excellent overview of your dream. It will take some practice, but persist and you will get very useful results.

Other examples are in Talking As

Dealing  with Anger and great Emotions

Being  the person who is angry, or  being yourself being angry is one of the safest ways of allowing and healing the causes of anger. Anger is a natural feeling, and when we repress it, as we are usually taught to do in our society, it becomes pressurised and sick or dangerous.

You can do this by standing in the role, and sometimes it can help to act out anger by hitting cushions or an armchair  with a rolled up newspaper. Acting it our can often lead to a real  release and then you can see where it all started.

What Posture or Movement?

Another approach is to take up the posture or movement in the dream. I was a helper once with Dave who dreamt of a cop sitting astride a powerful motorbike. Dave had failed to understand this part of the dream using other methods. So we built a pile of cushions for him to sit astride. He sat there for a while and when we asked how he felt he said, “Powerful.” Dave had been feeling a lack of power to do things or to accomplish anything. As he acted out the posture and feeling of being on the bike he could feel the power in his body and the confidence in himself to do what he wanted. It wasn’t simply the dream confidence, it was Dave’s own strength that he could now experience.

As is suggested with Dave, this acting out can be a group action. Non of us actually got in on the act with Dave, but sometimes it helps to get other people involved in the drama, as when you want someone to resist, or someone to hold. A memorable example was with Olive. A dream scene in which she was sitting opposite a woman in a café puzzled her. Latent in the scene was something to do with love, but Olive couldn’t ‘get it’. So I imagined myself in her dream and felt something, and suggested to Olive that she sit opposite Hy, a woman partner, and I asked Olive to repeatedly say to Hy, “Please love me”. The effect was enormous. All the feelings Olive had buried about wanting love from her mother surfaced and were felt. It was a very healing experience for Olive.

And Then What?

A technique that is occasionally very helpful is to carry the dream forward.  As it is so useful a bit more information will be given about it.

It is particularly relevant when the end of the dream is not satisfying or does not resolve the feelings or issue expressed in the dream. The method is simple. Imagine yourself in the dream and continue it as a fantasy or daydream. You can alter the dream in any way you want. Continue the plot forward to some sort of conclusion or resolve. But it is important to watch your feelings to see whether what you do is actually satisfying and feels right. It might be a defensive change you make instead of a creative one. Be aware if there is any anger or hostility in the dream that is not fully expressed. If so, let yourself imagine a full expression of the anger. Look for the feeling of satisfaction. Satisfaction occurs only as you learn to acknowledge and integrate resistances and anxieties regarding what you express. It will not arise if you fail to face your fears or deal with the feelings that are trying to resolve in the dream.

This is a very important method. Moving the dream forward like this changes habits that trap you in lack of satisfaction, poor creativity or inability to resolve problems. Using it you can turn to face the things you have been running from. You can get hold of the elusive dream lover who has always before eluded you. You can catch that train, open that door, get to the top of the stairs, and do all the things that anxiety, habit or low self esteem were holding you back from. This can change your life. But to achieve it you must face, feel and admit what has been holding you back.


-Ms di 2016-02-05 17:30:23

I have been dreaming this dream like I am being chased by many unknown boys . In reality when I remember of it I feel easy thinking not yet anyone boys have came in my life at least some of those I can dream of . But sometimes I dream of that I am being wounded after chasing by those boys and one of them starts to help me by carrying me on his back as a piggy ride. So here is the point that I really want to know that even I don’t know them neither I have seen their face why I feel like my heart is pounding for him ? Is it because I m still single ? And want to have that kind of boy who cares me and give attention to me?

    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-02-09 9:15:23

    Dear Ms di – In order to get a deeper feeling understanding of “the boys” in your dreams, you can use
    Your dreams could reflect that what you are actually avoiding – running away from – is taking responsibility for situations in your inner world and probably also in your waking life. Because you then do not take responsibility for not having taken responsibility you end up feeling wounded; you perceive yourself as a victim of the unconscious choice you have made to not take any responsibility.
    You then being carried by one of the boys could reflect your choice to not take any responsibility for not having taken responsibility…………….and on and on and on……it has become a negative spiral in which you merely create more of the same.
    The good news is that you are the creator and with some practice you can learn to create consciously;
    Perhaps with consciousness you will decide to integrate “the boy” into your inner world, where he can grow into an INNER male who will make you less dependent of an outer boy who will give you attention and cares for you?
    See also and
    Anna 🙂

-Alice 2015-07-13 9:03:24

Last night i dreamt my mum was physically and verbally attacking me, she dragged me to hospital. I was referred to a shrink who didn’t call me back when he was supposed to, i tried to call him but couldnt get through. She was packing all my belongings up (i havent lived with her for 20 years!) and stealing some of my stuff… she kept trying to get in to the room i was hiding in and attack me so i jammed chairs against the door. I fought back and then.suddenly she was a cat and i threw her down the stairs and killed her.
Such a strange surreal dream…..i would appreciate any thoughts you may have
Thank you

    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-07-16 11:49:46

    Dear Alice – The way I see your dream is that you are digesting and undoing a difficult aspect from the relationship with your inner mother and you are freeing yourself from her inner influence.
    Many people do not realise that they have an inner mother equally as powerful as an external mother. You have taken in millions of bit of memory, lessons learnt, life experiences along with all the feelings or problems met by loving and living with your mother, and they are what makes you the person you are.
    It will be good to question who needs a shrink in your dream, you or your inner mother.
    I believe that the connection with this shrink was not established, because it is probably not what YOU need.
    Your mother packing your stuff I see as a symbol of rejection (too) and her stealing your stuff is about manipulating to get (love?) what is not willingly given.
    Your hiding did not resolve the issue for you cannot hide from what is part of your inner world; you have to deal with it in whatever way is helpful to you.
    So fighting is a better option and killing the cat is a way to express that you manage to become independent.
    To be free of whatever we gathered from living with our parents, at some time in our growth we may kill or bury them in our dreams. Although some people are shocked by such dreams, they are healthy signs of emerging independence. Old myths of killing the chief so the tribe can have a new leader depict this process. When father or mother is ‘dead’ in our dream, we can inherit all the power gained from whatever was positive in the relationship. It is also a lesson on standing on our own feet alone.
    Anna 🙂

-genesis 2015-01-07 23:09:16

So like last night I had a really bad dream. Like im just wondering what it meant?
In my dream it started it normal. I was in my room singing to my baby cousin who’s 1 year old. I was holding her in my arms trying to get her to sleep when out of no where she started floating away from me. It was as if someone took her from my arms and she was in mid air floating away from me. So when all that happened I started screaming I started to run to catch her but while I was crying trying to get her some thing pushed me down and started choking me. It was invisible though so I think it may have been a spirit. I woke up screaming for my mom. I was just wondering what it meant like I can’t stop thinking about it.

-sonya 2013-08-11 21:12:40

I dreamed last night i bought a car, actually two cars. One was for my mother, then i bought one for myself. They were extremely well cared for and cheap, they were solid but more sporty for sure. The issue is i did it without consult with my husband. He complained (in the dream) that now was not the time but my reasoning was that we need a new car, he doens’t want new and he wants a reliable car. Seemed to fit all his criteria, except timing, all for $3,500. I was confident, not bothered and had the attitude of “it meets your demands, now what? Too bad, deal with it.” Needless to say, there are some changes that are required, mainly that he has to keep his mother out of our marriage and away from manipulating our kids. Will be married 19 years soon.

Feedback would be incredibly awesome!!

    -sonya 2013-08-11 21:15:12

    by the way, the cars were vintage, like a late model 1960’s Charger. Solid and heavy.

-Alicia 2013-05-23 13:51:13

I dream I had a baby for a gay friend of mines and not my boyfriend. In another dream I had promised him I would giv him a child. The dream started with my belly being huge Im in a hospital I couldnt find my boyfriend. I didnt dream the delivery all of a sudden I am downstairs the friends home where I have never been too…He and my best friend teamed up and took my baby. (they do not kn each other in real life) I have 4 boys and it turned out the baby was a girl when I met them they were ignoring me but let me hold her…one minute she had on pink..but when I remember the dream I see blue…..she fell out of my hand hit her head and white blood was oozing out.

-j mcgraw 2012-01-17 17:13:43

have been seeing my parents every night they are both dead but can see them very clearly only happened last week and this one

    -Tony Crisp 2014-07-11 9:32:47

    J McGraw – There must have been a change in you to let them so fully into you awareness. Or sometimes is a time of year maybe like an anniversary that triggers it.


-Louise 2012-01-09 16:48:02

ever since i moved to South Africa (about 2 months ago) I have a reoccurring nightmare about someone being in the room with me. In the dream i wake up and there’s someone either standing right in front of my face or a little way off. I can’t see there face clearly and its not always the same person but i feel i know them. sometimes i know exactly who it is but they are always black.(i’m white) Always though i feel anxious and if not scared then threatened. Its the room that i stay in and i only have this dream when i’m alone, When there’s someone with me I never have it although my boyfriend has also dreamt of someone being in the room but he knew who it was. Last night my room mate woke to find someone standing at the bottom of my bed they ran off when she spoke.

    -Tony Crisp 2012-01-10 13:20:59

    Louise – This is difficult to answer precisely. Someone who has just awoken, like your friend seeing the man at the bottom of your bed, could easily be seeing a dream while awake. See

    Your dreams of a black man standing at the foot of your bed could also be explained in a number of ways. In dreams we can create anything out of fears, expectations, hopes or desires. But is it is not that then it could be someone who has either left their body while projecting; or is a dead person for some reason hanging around you. You must have some clue, so feeling however slight what it is about. So if you do please tell me because it makes such a difference in understanding.


-kristin burt 2012-01-09 5:04:44

I had a dream last night that I was playing a game with my brother and his wife and some other pwople who had blurred faces. When you “got out,” you had to go hang yourself. I walked onto the hanging platform and there was a guy who was suppose to make sure you actually follow through. I kept stalling and putting it off, I couldn’t even let go of the noose around my neck. Finally the guy told me he might know an easier way to get this done. Next thing I know, the guy is next to me and my brother and his wife are across from me with my brother holding an AK. My brother kept asking, “are you sure this is okay? You don’t mind?” After assuring him it was easiest, he asked “one or two?” “Two to be sure.” Then he shot the side of my skull twice. I looked at him and said thank you right before falling and blacking out. I woke up (in my dream) to someone holding me saying they were so happy I was alive. And I reached up and my hair was all mushy with blood and I could feel the bullet holes. Then I woke up. What does any of this mean?

    -Tony Crisp 2012-02-06 10:05:45

    Kristin – It means that you cannot die in a dream – although, because we are the creator of our dream – even though unconsciously – we can experience what we imagine, feel or have been told death is like.

    So your dream was a game in which you wanted to experience death. But of course it could have been anything you imagined it to be. As Dunne says in his book Experiment with Time – “The whole range of composition lies before you, and this with an instrument, the keyboard of which is a lifetime of human experience of – every description. Do not fear or shirk the experience. The more varied it is, the finer becomes your instrument, and the richer the possible effects.”

    In other words the more varied, the deeper or higher you can experience life, the further you reach into understanding what you experience, the greater will be your creations in your inner life. An death will no longer be a mystery.


-Sean Brown 2011-12-30 11:31:17

I had a dream that a mother gray wolf and her pups were protecting me at my job. What does this mean

-donna pasnyk 2011-12-21 7:31:06

my son-in-law dreamt that he walked in on my ex husband and myself having sex -we have been divorced 12 years and he has re-married but his new wife and him have separated and he is trying to get with her

-Mike Brinkley 2011-12-14 15:05:24

My dream was of a very gentle; lovely red haired
of hsort stature. We walked; talked and were attracted to each other. She seemed to be in emotional pain. I comforted and held her.

-JJ 2011-12-13 11:52:21

I awakened this morning remembering a dream where I was outside and found a small round wood table sort of hidden behind a tall cement statue. The table had mud piled on top of it. I took a hose and started cleaning it off and there were two turtles hibernating, stacked on top of each other. As they awakened and continued to hose off the rest of the table, there were more stacks of turtles, perhaps as many as 8 turtles all the same size. I remember being concerned, as I watched some of them awaken and leave the table, that it was still a little cold outside and I wondered if they would be able to dig through the ground and go back to sleeping.

-Jan 2011-11-12 20:01:26

My aunt called me out of the blue the other day. I havent talked to her in a few years. She wanted to get a hold of me because she said she had a dream about my mom. In this dream my mom said she had to find me….that she couldnt find me. whats ironic is that my aunt called me on my birthday but was unaware. What does this mean?

    -Tony Crisp 2011-12-15 10:45:18

    Jan – You didn’t say whether your mother was still alive or not. So I am presuming that she is dead. In which case your aunt’s dream was most likely a communication from your mother; a lovely birthday thought. Open up to that thought with your mother in m ind and see if you can get what she sent directly.


-S. D. Davis 2011-11-08 14:10:16

I had this dream that I was prgnant and that 3 men where chasing me and trying to kill me and cut the baby out of me. I don’t remember where the chase started, but at one part i was running by a lake that had a cabin on the hill. Ran to the family that was there they tryied to help hide me and help me get away but i was found by one of the men again. I took off running past other people trying to scream for them to call the police but becasue i was so hoarce from yelling so much no one could hear me but they just sat looking as i was running and crying. this was the night b4 but the dream is still bothering me because i dont know what it means please help me

    -Tony Crisp 2011-12-07 13:30:20

    S.D. Davis – Your dream makes me feel that you have either been severely criticised or are very sensitive to criticism. Either that or that you have been put down so often by people you are afraid of losing your way.

    The dream also suggests that you have called for help and it has not been helpful. The killing of you is the result of being attacked either verbally or the threat of it. So that any new growth of you is threatened – the baby being a new living part of you. There must be organisations that can help you.


-Jeremiah 2011-11-02 6:07:00

A boy helping a girl in using sand to fill her basket?

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