Possession And Dreams

                         I dedicate this feature

                        To the Former Me

                       Tormented as I was by Demons and Devils



The Devil of Public Opinion

Possession by Conviction

The Struggle with Sex

The Stranger Inside of You

The Child in the World of the Vampires

Meeting with the Devil

Possession by a Dark Shape

We are all Possessed

The Connections that can be Heaven or Hell

Possession and Dreams

In our everyday life, things such as love, anger, fear, dependence or similar interests, frequently link us powerfully with another person. Again and again I have observed that when a couple are in love, they often start saying exactly what is in the mind of their partner. This suggests they may be sharing a unity or togetherness at some level of their consciousness.

Also, a few people experience exactly the same dream on the same night, as in the example.

‘I dreamt my sister was attacking me with a pair of scissors. She backed me against a wall and stabbed me. During the day after the dream my sister phoned me at work and said she had an awful dream in which she stabbed me with scissors.’ D.

But sharing feeling links is different to feeling possessed. Love links us with another person, and maybe even allows a blending of minds, because we want to experience that. Possession refers to an apparently outside being or influence controlling us, perhaps against our will, or even without our awareness.

As an example of this, Mrs M. F. dreamt:

I was going mad. I was crawling around on my hands and knees and wailing and behaving in a most peculiar manner. I actually felt mad. But inside my head a tiny voice kept saying, “You aren’t completely insane yet — there’s still a chance.” People around me kept saying to each other, “We think she’s possessed by devils.” My sane voice then said, “Make the sign of the cross. Cast out the evil spirit.” I kept trying to do that but my hands wouldn’t or couldn’t complete the sign. I woke still feeling disturbed.

This dream clearly illustrates the frightful conflict going on between M. F. and what she experiences as a controlling influence.

Such dreams are frightening and need to be understood. The power we struggle against must be dealt with in some way. In doing so the subject needs to be clarified, and this alone can help.

Some years ago I listened to one of my stepdaughters talking with my wife. My wife started to comment on her daughter’s current boyfriend. Suddenly my stepdaughter butted in with strong feelings and said, “Don’t even say anything mum. Whatever you say influences me so much I can’t even think for myself.”


The Devil of Public Opinion  

Being influenced in judgment or action by somebody else is extremely common. Perhaps all of us are deeply influenced by public opinion, or what someone else will think, feel or do. A married man or woman taking a lover will usually meet their new love carefully or secretly. Their actions arise out of knowing how other people would respond. And how many of us can undress in public, or even walk along a crowded street without socks and shoes?

The degrees of such influence range from mild to the point of us not being able to do something even if we wanted to. Losing our will to that degree could be seen as possession.

Because dreams portray the different influences within and around us as external beings and things, such a controlling influence could easily be portrayed in a dream as a possessing entity.

There are many other things that “possess” us in this way, many of them unknown to us unless we confront them. If we do, a struggle of will or decision usually occurs.

I once met a reformed alcoholic, John, who told me that his doctor had given him an ultimatum. The doctor had said that John must either give up alcohol or die from liver failure. John then stopped drinking and found that the doctor had got the ultimatum wrong. This was because, when John stopped using alcohol, he started meeting feelings and anxieties he had suppressed most of his life through alcohol use. He started experiencing the everyday anxieties about paying his bills, the feelings about his past and failed relationships, about his own behaviour and who he was in the world. These were difficult for John to face, so he was tempted again and again to use alcohol to suppress or deaden such feelings. Therefore John changed the wording of the ultimatum to, “Feel my feelings or die!” As can be seen, John did not confront his difficulty until he stopped using alcohol. Sometimes it is an event or change in life circumstances that confronts us with what possesses our will.

How many of us use alcohol, cigarettes, painkillers, prescribed drugs, or street drugs, for similar reasons? Perhaps we failed to face the depression arising from a failed marriage, difficulties in parenting, anxieties about financial security, or in meeting our own past. If so, what is it that possesses us? After all, we are not fully in possession of our own mind or soul if we need foreign substances to deal with our own feelings and fears.

Take a while to think about this. How many people use alcohol, tobacco, or antidepressants? What is it, as with Mrs M. F., that is driving them mad/depressed/unhappy?

Well, I know from personal experience that it can be a feeling that we do not have the strength, the resources, to deal with our own pain or depression, our own inadequacies. See Avoid Being Victims


Possession by Conviction  

Having worked for many years as a counsellor using dreams, one of the awful forms of “possession” I have met in several people is something we call conviction. It is a positive word, but conviction can be a terrible influence to be possessed by. For instance, some people I dealt with over the years were convinced they were mentally ill because of the personal problems they faced. That conviction was a major cause of their misery and conflict. Once that conviction was melted and they recognise themselves as human beings with difficulties to deal with, they could begin work on reconstruction.

In a similar way, we might be convinced, or possessed by, a set of beliefs, as for instance religious convictions. And I am talking here about convictions of any sort that make a person completely rigid, and unable to take in or listen to any new experience or idea.

Sometimes we use such convictions like castle walls, to defend ourselves against anxiety, against uncertainty, against actually meeting the vulnerable and perhaps young and lovely self we were before the castle walls went up.

One of the most deadly convictions, one pressed into us frequently in today’s world, is that we do not have a central core within us, out of which healing and growth can emerge, out of which we can gain a sense of unity with the beautiful mystery that is the universe and our life in it. Without a sense of that core, we have no feeling of strength to face our own depression, our own darkness or childhood pain. Instead we have the conviction we are victims of a harsh life. As the words of the song say, “Life’s a bitch. Then we die!”

Whatever we may believe about that core, or the human spirit, we have incredible potential, amazing resources. But very often, what holds us back from accessing them is, as with John, the fear of meeting our feelings in any depth, or the lack of tools to deal with them when or if we do. Working consistently with your dreams is a path that can lead you to real transformation. It is an approach that is totally related to your own situation and needs in life. But it must be done in a way that brings you into a practical meeting with your personal history here and now, and does not fly off into fantasy about what you might be spiritually, or in past lives. See  Life’s Little Secrets  

The Struggle with Sex  

However, there is another form of apparent possession arising out of ignorance or being misinformed. The following dream illustrates this.

Example: I am 18 and recurrently dream my house is haunted or possessed by the devil. I am not religious, but in the dreams with the devil I try to remember prayers to scare him away. In every dream my family and I have to pack our bags and moved back to the old house I lived in as a baby until 7. The dreams really frighten me and I can’t sleep. Barbara.

Barbara is a young woman, and is faced with either meeting herself as she is now — a sexually maturing young woman — or returning to a way of dealing with life relevant to a seven-year old. What Barbara is in conflict with here, and fears as something alien, is her own sexual drives, her own urges toward womanhood, toward independent life.

I grew up in a society, a religious indoctrination, that portrayed sexual urges as dirty, as degrading, as something to be controlled. I, like Barbara, in fighting my own natural urges, felt possessed by the devil. Fortunately I was helped to see my own inner drives — sex, anger, the desire to exist and flourish — as natural and not devilish.

Although Barbara says she is not religious, she is obviously talking about her surface sense of herself, because in the dream she prays for help. As with Mrs M. F. the sign of the cross will not cast out our own internal urges and splendid life energy. After all, it has often been the church that put the conflict there in the first place as a means of social and individual control. So how can the cross help, unless we associate it with love and life? See Amulet

In 40 years of dream work, I have not personally come across a case of possession in which there is an actual external entity fastening on the person involved. If I did come across such a case, I would still first explore the person’s own desires, their convictions and inner conflicts. I would try to uncover what desperate longings, dependencies or fears they are not admitting to themselves. These, I believe, are the underlying causes for the apparent possession we might be facing in our dreams and in life.

However, I would be very lacking in my understanding of possession if I did not take the description of it a little further. Also, I would be hiding the truth of it if I did not admit that I have experienced it myself.

In my own case, while dealing with personal problems, and delving into the unconscious to find their roots, I have passed through a whole territory of my inner life dominated by demons that were in various measures possessing me. It took me a long time to understand, or perhaps to put into some rational definition, what these demons and possessing influences were.

My understanding today is as follows — during our life we give tremendous amounts of time and energy to certain interests, ambitions, longings and desires. Everything we do influences our body, our brain, and produces changes. Anybody who gives a great deal of time and effort to the study of colour and form, actually alters their brain structure to some extent and becomes much more perceptive in those areas. What this means is that the brain, the mind, has set up a sort of focal point around which all the information, feelings, and flow of energy, circulate. Sometimes, these interests or ambitions become so powerful they have a life of their own to a certain extent. In a very real way they possess us, and divert energy toward the goals, hopes, longings, involved in them.


The Stranger Inside You  

The unconscious, especially in its processing of dreams, depicts these focal points and their influence as actual things. They might be depicted as a dark shape, a demon, or a powerful figure trying to direct your activities. These dominating influences may actually be detrimental to your fundamental nature, to your happiness and health. As such they really are possessing influences sucking our energy. For instance a man might be so dominated or possessed by the desire to earn enormous sums of money, then he works himself to an early death.

In earlier cultures, they did not have our psychological language to explain these phenomena. Nevertheless, human beings like ourselves suffered the consequences of them, were haunted by them, and made ill or afraid. These cultures developed ways and means of dealing with them appropriate to their times. One of these is illustrated in the New Testament where Jesus casts out the demons. Those demons were almost certainly possessing psychological influences such as I have described. Such an influence might be a focal point for hate, for murderous rage, or even for a crazy irrational state of mind. In the case of Jesus, we see a clear unconditional love and attitude to life confronting the possessive and dominating influence of what we have called the demon. This state of unconditional living and clarity still works today. If you can arrive at such a state of mind, and maintain it in the face of the awful influence of the possessive forces at work in your nature, they will be “cast out”. This may be fast, or it may take time, but it will happen. Sometimes these influences in us exhibit extraordinary power in their hold over your mind and emotions, and in their being dealt with we face a great deal of uncertainty, and sometimes emotional upset. See Autonomous Complex

But there is yet another level of possession that is much more frequent than I believe our medical profession admits. To illustrate this I quote a dream sent to me by a woman.

I was in what looked like huge white ribs. In the ribs was a big heart beating. Beyond that was my homeopath. I could hardly breath, struggling to live. I could hear the heart beating, but as I listened I could also hear another heart beating. It seemed to me it was my sister’s heart connected to my own invisibly. The homeopath came forward and stretching open the ribs, reached into them, took hold of the invisible heart – it was like a shadow behind the other heart – and pulled it out. Immediately I could breath again and felt I was whole. In everyday life my sister and I have been incredibly linked, even to the point of having cramps at night on the same nights, though living in different parts of the world. I had become ill recently out of this connection, but as soon as I had this dream I was well again, but my sister became ill. She has just been diagnosed as HIV positive and is dying.

What this woman experienced is not uncommon. Our links with certain people are much more profound than we usually admit. A friend recently telephoned me to talk about a feeling that he was deeply possessed by his mother. He is a man in his fifties, but nevertheless feels his mother is an incredibly powerful force in his life. He said he feels almost as if she is a demon living within him, penetrating his very cells, sapping away his resolve and positive feelings.

These links can be formed through close relationship, such as that between parent and child, but also through enmity, and certainly through sexual relationship.


The Child in the World of the Vampires  

There is a very relevant point in ones development as a child, that explains another aspect of possession. In many cases it appears that as children there is a point where our personal will develops, and through sheer necessity to survive, conflicts with the will of mother and others. It is possible that prior to this the will and awareness was in union with the mother or its objects of love. At this point of separation the will or identity has to be defended lest it be swallowed or vampirised by mother or adults. Possessive, over caring, or dominating parents can especially be cast in the role of the vampire.

Put simply, as a child your will might not be strong enough to confront that of the adults around you. In imagery of dreaming, it would seem that your very strength is being sucked out by an attacking vampire.

As a child, the means of defence against this are many — anger — hate — revulsion — a temptation to become invisible. Therefore you might develop a strong repulsion or anger against your mother or father. This enables you to separate yourself from them, and what they want you to do.

What has struck me so forcibly as I explored this situation, is that when we come to the point of learning to love as an adult, we face again this original behaviour pattern of defence. We defended originally against the loss of identity, now, to love, we come again to the melting of our identity in another person, and the original defence and fear arise once more — in fact they had never gone — until we dissolve them by conscious understanding. At such a time, the images of possession, of demon or vampire arise again, along with the feelings connected with them. See Individuation


Meeting with the Devil

Having watched a person meet the devil in their dream exploration, what they arrived at is very helpful in understanding any feelings about being possessed by the devil. She saw that her lack of self esteem, her self doubts and depression were like an open door that allowed destructive feelings and fears to enter. She also saw that this awareness of evil living in her, along with the attitudes or feelings described, were in part inherited from her recent and ancestral family.

Once this is understood it is easy to see that other things leaving such a door open are childhood trauma or abuse, and the attitudes and standards we often pick up – rather like infections – from others around us, and our culture. When this ‘devil’ enters us it can lead to self criticism, negative comparisons, the denial of ones own talents and ‘light’, and in bad cases, crime, murder and the infliction of child abuse and trauma. Such feelings, such entrance of foreign and destructive forces, is seen by our unconscious as the devil, demons or even a vampire. They suck away the life force and create illness in our body. Recognising them is very important for our health and person wholeness. This is called a dybbuk in Jewish folklore. Remember that devil is lived spelled backwards, and evil is live backwards. They both suggest the turning of your life force back on itself. See Satan; Secret of Time and Satan


Possession by a Dark Shape  

Many people either see, feel or dream about an awful dark shape that threatens to envelop them. This can terrify them as in the past it terrified me. But understanding where such awful fears emerge from is helpful.  Here is a dream that has in it the dark threatening shape.

Example: I woke from a strange dream this morning . It was set in a small semidetached house – at least that was the feel of the place. My young children lived in the house, and there was a terrible sense of poverty and fear. All the windows were blacked out with curtains, so the place was constantly in a state of semidarkness. There seemed to be one or two Indian men, but always in the background somewhere, in a slightly threatening way. In one part of the room, in the darkness, a tall black figure stood. That is, draped in black, in what looked like a gown flowing from the head right down to the floor, with the face hidden in a pool of darkness.

One of the Indian men had somehow procured a great deal of money, but this was hidden or kept upstairs in rooms that the children never ventured into. There was a feeling that the man would kill anybody who got near the money. Also at some point it seemed that my young son had either hung himself, or he had been violent with the other children and while he slept they put a noose around his neck and suddenly pulled him upwards.

This dream was explored at length and here are the comments on what was realised.

“I am feeling in myself what the children are. I sensed them as the many flowing urges, curiosities, feelings that are in me from youth. Today this developed further. The overall and underlying background to the dream became conscious. It is all about fear, apprehension, not daring to reach out, extend myself. I recognised that feeling because at present in the relationship with my partner I went through that darkness again recently. It is made up of many different feeling states, but part of it is that contact is too painful to go anywhere or do anything. At times the only thing I could do was to read or to watch a film to completely divert my attention from this dark room, this dark place in myself.

Another aspect of it is the fear that I will do something wrong and will become the victim of somebody else’s distress or anger. Of course that links with my mother. I never saw her in that light before. Of course I recognise that she in some ways smashed me emotionally, but she had never seemed to be somebody who threatened me or punished me much in an exterior way. But as the fear clarified I could see that the threat she used was that unless I were good, unless I did exactly as she wanted me to, she would put me away from her – the ultimate threat. This of course terrified me. So some part of me cowered in that dark room. My youthful intelligence, curiosity, desire to explore relationships, all these were turned back on themselves as illustrated in the dream by the aggression that my son showed, and the children hanging him. Such held back feelings often turn into murderous rage.

Looking back I can see that I gradually, and especially in teenage, possibly from the wonder of reading such things as science-fiction and books about yoga, shut the door to that room, to that house with its latent threatening death all the time. So I encapsulated that place, sealed off those feelings, and those fears. I kept it all so dark by my own efforts. The only way to escape was to be somebody else, to be another sort of person! But of course, in the background and behind the scenes, that dark room has always been there. I revisited this part of myself in and through my relationship with my partner, and the fear I faced was again that I wasn’t loved, that there was no future in the relationship, that I am trapped in the dark place of loneliness and fear, and that whatever I do will antagonise another woman friend and bring down some sort of punishment or judgement on me. So I have recently had to confront all these and pass through them. My sense in this is that it allowed the dream and what it portrays to surface and be dealt with. And this was why and how I managed to transform the place into the dwelling of light and change.

The dark shape was of course my feelings of doom, the unspoken threat, and death. The Indian man or men represent forces or things that I couldn’t deal with, or are foreign or alien to me, a further sense of helplessness and being trapped. And all the money is really the potential that has been locked up, the value in my being that has never been recognised or used, and is there now to become a part of my life as it is has been in recent years.”

As can be seen, when it is understood there is nothing to fear, but an awful lot to digest. The fear before it was understood was so bad it paralysed the dreamer in his ability to act.

But here is another type of dark shape that is the essence of what many people fear. At first the dream:

Example: Then the scene changed and 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. I arrived at the attic and 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 jumped 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. 

Then I approached the dark form, back in its original condition, trying to find out what it was and why I had met it in that way. Gradually I experienced its situation. It had originally been a human being, but had gradually lost its humanness and become this slinking darkness. I was slowly able to help it realise that it could once more take the path to become human if it wanted to. Then it asked me how that could be done. I told it that first of all it had to come out of this dark and empty place to mix with people. The human environment created a different surrounding and influence that would penetrate it and help it to change. It also asked me how I knew about its condition and how I could transform into its own monstrous form. I told it I had once experienced that condition, and that’s how I knew it was possible to come out of it.

This extraordinary dream doesn’t need much interpretation. It shows that with courage and love you can meet almost anything. The love shown was in his way of dealing with a threat and showing the person the way to a new life.

When you sleep and dream your voluntary muscles are switched off. This can mean that any dream activity that not only originates the spontaneous images of dreams, but also gives rise to all the muscular impulses that are part of the dream movements, so it would seem to you that an alien force or being has taken over. In other words because it is spontaneous, and because we do not believe that anything other than you can originate movement, it feels as if something other than you has taken over.

Also dreams arise from a very deep part of us, the Core, from which all the impulses of existing, growing and surviving originate. Even when you are awake such processes control you – for instance your breathing is only partly under your control, but all the vital things are purely unconscious and you are thereby controlled all the time. Try holding your breath and see how strongly you are possessed by Life itself.

But of course you are used to those everyday massive controls. However, sometimes our Core wishes to make us move, to control our movement, usually in sleep, but sometimes while awake. These movements are in fact as natural as the urge to breathe, but because in our culture we are so out of touch with how life works we are often terrified of spontaneous movements. Such movement are about growth of some part of us that we have not allowed before. If we can allow these and not react fearfully, then we will be shown the wonders of our life and how it originated – what is usually called the unconscious. For a fuller description ‘see’ LifeStream.


The Connections that Can Be Heaven or Hell

From the point of view of the deepest teachings about the nature of human life, we are all, at our very core, connected. Such links are therefore part of our very nature. But many of them are positive and supportive. Usually, the negative link, such as those described above, only occur because we, perhaps in some unconscious way, invite or support it. But of course, during our infancy, such a depth of feeling connection is natural and part of our development. It is only in adulthood and in the attempt to become independent that such powerful merging can be a threat.

Having experienced such a linkage, I say again, that the discovery and expansion of the unconditional attitude in your life is the prime force for dealing with these life sapping links. And by unconditional I mean a way of living that does not cling, does not desire to possess, looks upon jealousy and rage as a sickness, and reaches out to love and life despite pain. Possessiveness, jealousy, the rage at being left or abandoned, of being overlooked, can all become focal points for the energy that becomes a possessive demon. This is sickness — and until we admit it as such, it can still dominate us and rob us of the richness and fullness our life could attain otherwise.

There is another explanation about possession in the feature Autonomous Complex

May love go with you on your journey.




-Juliet 2016-06-27 22:11:13

I had a dream where I woke up in the same room I went to sleep in, but was not in control of my own body. I was fully concious of what was going on during the dream, and that something inside of me was moving my body across the room, banging me on the floor and walls, and tumbling me around the room without my control. This scenario of me waking up and being posessed and tumbled across the room repeated about 3 times. I even heard the voices of my grandparents, who were in the same house, speaking, and I shouted for help with no answer. The room was hot and I was put in a state of fear of not knowing when I will be thrown across the room from the bed again.

-Nora 2016-06-08 13:30:53

So I just woke up from a very intense experience. I tend to.have multiple storylines in the same night. The last story line I had I was waiting in what felt a courthouse or something as echoey and stone like. I was reading a document that was my father’s confession/recognition of sexual molestation that happened to him as a very little boy. In real life, my father is a devout Catholic. I was raised but not practicing. Spirituality and openness have undoubtedly become recent themes in my life continuing on~ I then walked into a room with my supposed brother. Almost always in dreams, I know the person. Even if they are an avatar for someone or something else. “My brother” came from a corner i did not blatantly see and was unrecognizable to me. White with blonde hair. The room was like a rustic conference room. The was a priest sitting at the head of the large oak table and I sat to the left of him. Somehow my brother was in front of me in an unconscious like state. The priest then told me “he needed to put the oil of telephia on me” I laid my hands on the table and my brother placed his on me. It was like a charge. He began to pull him self update down dragging his head up my sternum slowly. Then when he reached my eyes I became what felt like possessed . I felt how surprised the priest and my brother were. I didn’t recognize the priest now that I think of it. During the possession I felt very energetically charged as if between worlds. I was in an outer body state similar yet different from when I meditate when I can’t tell if my eyes are open or closed because it feels like I’m awake in another state. I felt like I was fighting for control. Then I woke up. I searched for the word and a woman named Telephia c Lee came up. Prophetess of the lion of Judah outreach services. She died this past January from a hit and run. But she was in Florida. I also played around with the spelling and the pronunciation. I’ve been awake about 30 minutes now so it’s all starting to slip away. This was the first thing I searched which also freaked me the fuck out : http://xenoblade.wikia.com/wiki/Telethia

Funny enough, I didn’t make the connection to the word telepathy until a couple minutes after thinking, searching, and being awake. Guidance of any sort would be much appreciated.

    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-06-12 10:04:59

    Dear Nora – What I see in your dream is that you are still influenced by your father’s sexual molestation; an echo from the past in his and your mind.
    We absorb the deeply etched survival strategies of our parents simply by being around them; traits pass on through generations.
    To fully understand this please read http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/the-conjuring-trick/ and also the comments at the end of this page.
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/father-dad/#InnerFather
    Your dream takes place in what you perceive as a courthouse, because it may reflect the need to sort out your mind; to become aware of this influence or male characteristic in your inner world which you are not aware of; “Somehow my brother was in front of me in an unconscious like state.”
    Both your brother and the priest are surprised about how energetically charged you are; about how much you have absorbed (and still absorb?) from your father (and others?).
    See also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/mindread-mind-reading-telepathy/
    You wrote that “Spirituality and openness have undoubtedly become recent themes in my life continuing on” and I believe that spirituality needs grounding in psychological (dream) work.
    If you feel like exploring your dream for yourself; http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/practical-techniques-for-understanding-your-dreams/
    Anna 🙂

-Toni 2016-02-28 6:43:29

Last night I dreamt that me and a few friends were at my brothers but it wasn’t his house, it was a little apartment with like a granite style unit that went from the floor with little levels like steps but it was an orangey colour. I remember a conversation about a woman trying to sell a cat, but this cat would possess you.
We heard a knock on the door and saw this particular cat outside, my best friend said no one is to go near the windows or door, after a few minutes we found that the cat was still there, my best friend (unknowingly) went outside to ‘shoo’ it but the cat stayed. When she came back in she seemed fine but then over the next few moments the granite randomly started burning from underneath, we managed to get everyone out but I wanted to take my brothers TV and tried to get it off the wall even though the building was about to collapse. I broke the TV and left it there. My mate strapped me onto the arm of what looks like a digger and said hold tight…. Then me and one other friend who was with me explained she was possessed and that she was out to get me. She was showing all sorts of ‘not her self’ signs but tried to drown us in a river… After accidentally messing up on the controls she accidentally put the arm of the digger onto the road where me and my mate ran away, grabbed the cat and things started changing, like we was back in my brothers house and everything was ok but I still had the cat…… And then my alarm went off and I woke up

-Lashunda 2016-01-06 12:33:22

I had a dream that I was going to the kitchen and I passed my daughter room and she was sleeping but I turnt around and she was walking I went to my uncle room for some reason and she was at the edge like sittn and bouncing on his bed and I was like Kayla you need to go back to bed then my uncle woke up and said she sure do like he was kind of up anyways and then I told him she was just sleep & I so happendly look in her room she was still laying down sleep I was like omg but the other person was still in my uncle room , so my uncle hopped up and I started shouting thank you jesus, thank you Jesus and it turnt into this other person like a skull and had both my daughters holding their hand but kept saying thank you Jesus thank you Jesus and I woke up BC it was just to scarey

-Jessica 2016-01-02 20:03:35

Hi Tony,

I have commented here before about a year ago, and I haven’t had particularly strange dreams until last night.

I dreamt that my youngest brother was being chased and repeatedly attacked by a dark dog or wolf. He was screaming for my help, running around me. But I couldn’t move. I was overcome with something, it felt like a demon, holding me still. My brother kept screaming and finally he hit me in the head very hard and I was woken up and freed from my possession. I then began to help him, the dog was afraid of me, but not him, and all of a sudden the dream ended.

I have read many different things about what dogs mean in dreams but there are so many pieces in this dream I need your help again.

Also, prior to this dream I dreamt that my canine teeth were pulled out by a dentist. It was not painful, I was only confused.

Thank you.

    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-01-08 12:19:50

    Dear Jessica – Let’s start with the first dream in which your canine teeth – also called dog teeth – are pulled out.
    These teeth are the closest link between the human mouth and that of a carnivorous predator, like a wolf, and they are used to kill.
    In our inner world confusion often precedes clarity. And so being confused can be good, because it is part of the change process. If things are staying the same, you are rarely confused. Confusion happens when you change and start to see/feel/sense things differently
    inner resistance and habits – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/habits/ – can then be overcome too.
    What I see is that this first dream is about the need to let go of a part of you that is negatively influencing you by wanting to “kill” certain aspects of your inner world.
    In the dream about your youngest brother, you move somewhat closer to understanding why there was a need to pull those teeth; http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/what-we-need-to-remember-about-us-3/#Seed
    Your youngest brother – who is a symbol of your outgoing, vulnerable self; http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson – responds to a perceived threat with asking you – your dream figure – to help this aspect of yourself, because this younger part of you is not capable of “meeting the wolf or the dog.”
    Your unconscious mind knows that your dream figure is capable of dealing with this fear, and when it manages to “hit you on the head” with this realisation, you move on from being paralyzed with fear (or guilt?) towards being aware and being willing to help this part of yourself.
    Your dream made me think about a wonderful movie I saw that is about all these different aspects and feelings in ourselves that need to co-operate in some way so that we are able to manage our inner and outer world; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inside_Out_%282015_film%29
    The dream ended there because there is obviously a lot more to this process that you are going through. It might help at this point of your inner journey to use http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson for every symbol in your dream.
    While using this approach it could sound somewhat like; “I – youngest brother – want to achieve something and I feel very vulnerable/uncertain about it. I find it difficult to face my fears and so “it” – the dog or the wolf – starts chasing me, so that I can feel it more clearly. Now that I can feel it more clearly I need the help of a part of me that is not so afraid of meeting and owning these feelings. Etc.
    Let me know if you have any questions Jessica.
    Anna 🙂

-Alec 2015-12-19 12:45:54

Had a dream just recent. was upstairs and a child was crawling up the basement stairs and grabbed my arm and for some reason i knew i was possessed in my dream or felt it atleast. im not the kind to believe in such things but my mom who i was staying with at the time had said something one day that struck a chord with me. she said ever since i left she has been afraid to go downstairs….its not cuz of the reminder that im gone but she said she feels as though someone is watching her and has been hearing noises…iv never believed in such things in any way but all of a sudden after the things she told me everything kind of made since. i already had this feeling but still havent told anyone cuz im just not the type at all to believe in this…….but for the first time in my life i know and believe there is something going on and i dont know what. feels as though it or something is following me even after i have moved to a new place… i now believe there is something because of the dreams i have that i would wish on no one and the things people see and hear when im with them….dont mess with things even you dont understand even just playing as i know im going crazy but on the outside im trying to hold it together…pictures fly off the wall when i enter rooms and my family sees it and dont know what to think sounds of walking when everyone is asleep. i am possessed and to be honest itll probably stay that way and drive me crazy or i except what is because i dont want to be the weird guy everyone thinks is truly crazy…or really possessed

-Hannah 2015-11-10 13:01:14

Okay. I don’t normally have nightmares where it scares me so bad to the point of where i have to look for hepl . But please help me figure out this dream I had. Okay last night I had a dream that I walked into my dining room and there were 3 air horns sitting on the table. In my dream I could feel as if I was not in control of myself but someone else was in control of me. But anyways in the dream I had picked up all three of the airhorns and started pressing the buttons on all three. My mom was standing in the kitchen and told me to stop it but I just kept doing it and she finally had to take them out of my hand. Then I went into the kitchen and took a pot of Mac and cheese and just dumped it on the table. And then I satred shaking uncontrobally as my boyfriend was grabbing me yelling at me to stop. But in the middle of my dream torwards the end of it I slowly started to wake up but i didn’t feel right. I felt panicked. Then I woke up and was crying and was basically having a panic attack. But I felt this since of pressure on both of my arms just above my elbows after I woke up. I was terrified and still am spooked about my dream. But I was reading your post and saw you said something about anger . I remember all day yesterday I was angry for no reason, I was mainly irritated. It was like every little thing got on my nerves I live with my boyfriend and me and him do bicker a lot. And it drives me crazy. I have a job and currently am having trouble with one of my mangers. She’s treats me as if I’m dumb and have no clue what to do. She tries to always tell me what to do about little and simple things and I dont like it. I know your wondering why I’m telling you all of this random stuff. I’m telling you this stuff to maybe see if you can help me figure out as to what caused me to have that dream I had last night. I think the main thing that stuck out in my dream was that I was not in control of myself but something else was in control of me. I didn’t see any demons in my dream. Please get back to me as soon as you can. Thank you.

-connie 2015-06-15 15:50:36

I had a dream of me killing my sister with my bare hands and had children 2-3 coming up attacking me wanting to possess me!!Iwas terrified thought I was going crazy!I had another dream of being warned of possession!

-CYNTHIA HERRERA 2014-10-24 14:23:19

I have always been able to remember my dreams, ever since i had memory of them, around 4 years old. I have very vivid dreams. Last night, I dreamt I had faced my boyfriend and the woman he cheated with and they just laughed. She would turn around and look at me and just smile and laugh like if nothing mattered. They suddenly got up and left to a house. Huge house, bricked and beautiful. I went looking for them and when I stepped into the house and opened a door to a bedroom. It was all white. she turned and looked at me and smiled. I was so enraged that I started screaming at her. She suddenly got a look of “oh crap!” and got up and ran out of the room. I then started to take out my frustration with my boyfriend by yelling at him. I could feel the anger build up inside and move up as I tried hitting him. I then tried to put him in a choke hold and his head had sunk inside his body. At this point, my anger and disappointment and pain welled up so much that my face transformed into a demon. My face was scarred and wrinkley and I could see myself in this state from a different angle. My feelings somehow started to transfer to him and he was the one that was now enraged and his head popped out of nowhere but now HE looked like a demon. I start to calm down and finally feel reasoning that I did wrong somehow. I see at the corner of my eye that my middle son is in this room throughout the whole ordeal and he runs out. I turn to run away because my boyfriend is now coming after me. I then wake up. I have had nightmares before, but this one is the worst. I woke up at 12:30 after midnight, with so much repression and pressure in my chest. I have always been in touch with my feelings and I’m sure I’m blessed in some way with a gift. I have felt different all my life and am very empathetic as well. I called him and he was wide awake at 1 in the morning, and had just came back from “eating at Whatabruger”. I want to be able to channel all of this energy out in a positive manner and I am so weak in doing so. I can do so much for others and yet I can’t ever seem to help myself.

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