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Dream Interpretation / Is this a form of lucid dreaming?
« on: September 27, 2017, 07:37:49 PM »

Last night I dreamed that I was near a large grey door. My youngest son was with me and as we walked past it, we both heard loud aggressive knocking from behind it. I felt instant apprehension and as I felt this my son looked up at me raising an eyebrow to say something like "what's this?". Then instantly I knew it was a dream and a voice inside my head said "open it... you need to see what it is". It was at this point that I woke from the dream. is that 'knowing' part of lucid dreaming?

Many thanks!

Dream Interpretation / Re: Reoccurring dream (sensitive subject matter)
« on: September 27, 2017, 05:59:55 PM »
Thanks! I love this subject and it fascinating! There are several biological and psychological research papers on the subject of epigenetic transmission of trauma and anxiety. It is interesting to know that you have experience in this crossing over into dreams. Could this is where just one link in the origins of our common dream symbolism?


Dream Interpretation / Re: Reoccurring dream (sensitive subject matter)
« on: September 25, 2017, 03:00:55 PM »
Dear Tony,

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. It is very kind of you. I shall check out the page you suggest and start some work.

May I ask your opinion on epigenetic links to trauma and stress please? I'm not suggesting this may be the case for myself, but have you come across any cases of intergenerational dreams? For example, trauma messages being passed down from parent to child.

Best wishes,


Dream Interpretation / Reoccurring dream (sensitive subject matter)
« on: September 23, 2017, 11:22:38 AM »

For many years I had a very painful and shocking reoccurring dream. It would me feel ashamed and I wake in the night crying and distressed to where it is hard to go back to sleep. It pains me to say but it was of hitting, punching and pinching a baby. Due to the baby not reacting to the pain I was inflicting on it, I would then throw more abuse and anger onto the child with the dream ultimately ending in me waking in frustration and fear. One of the last dreams of this nature I had meditated on it, painful childhood memories emerged and have not had another of these again... until last night.

The dream was same except that the child was no longer a baby; it was a toddler. In the dream, the toddler doodied up it's back with no nappy and I was washing it angrily with clear water. I cleaned it away but got mad because the cleaning and friction from the cleaning was not making the child react. This wound me up more and more until I started pinching and hitting the child harder and harder. But it (he) didn't react - he just looked bewildered and glazed. I am crying even typing this due to the shame that any part of my psyche could think of such an act. That my mind could be filled with such frustration and anger to harm another person, let alone a child. I feel bad.

The dreams first emerged when I started to read the book "Counselling for Toads: A psychological adventure" (based on transactional analysis). This was about 4 years ago. I would have them sequentially over two or three nights and then they would stop for a while. The last ones were about 12 months ago and I thought I had found a breakthrough and peace with them because I realised that the baby being abused was an amalgam of me and aspects of my children. This toddler though, I do not recognise. Another similarity is that they always start on a Friday night. I think this is from a dream dictionary I read as a young person which stated that important subconscious dreams are always on a Friday (?!). Not sure if there is any truth in this!   

Will someone please give me some advice on what to do to bring this to the surface? Whatever it is, it needs to be addressed.

Best wishes,


Greetings / Hello! New Member
« on: September 23, 2017, 10:18:31 AM »

Just wanted to introduce myself to the group. I've been using the website and its resources for some time but never thought to join the forum before. I don't know why since this is one of my favourite subjects! I love to hear about other people's dreams and actively encourage my family sharing them with me. I am fascinated by the subconcious and that even though there are differences to everyones lives, there are similar symbols deep in our psyche (cultural, evolutionary, age dependant, etc).


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