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Dream Interpretation / Ears and eyes!
« on: May 12, 2011, 12:03:34 PM »
Part of a series of dreams last night - I thought the imagery was really interesting!

My left ear was detached at the lobe and a bit messy and useless, so I took it off (surprisingly painless). Then I realised that I would have to have a false ear to hold my spectacles on. The false ear proved to be too thick and uncomfortable and I regretted removing my real ear - then reflected that it was damaged and not serviceable and that I'd done the right thing.

It reminded me of a passage in a book I read recently where the comment about 'listening with the eyes' was made - ie attentive listening : looking at someone while listening. It's usually the 'nose' we cut off 'to spite the face' but here it's the ear - and it's the sight it most affects and not the hearing!

It feels as though it's about choices and hasty choices. Also about convincing myself that an action has been for the best when it might not have been. I mean; how stupid is it to take your own ear off?! Is there some creative reference - eg Van Gogh? - maybe? Of course, it's the left ear and maybe related to the unconscious, the left brain, the sinister? It appears to be very self-destructive!

Dream Interpretation / Re: Demon cat!
« on: April 24, 2011, 05:09:13 PM »
 Thanks Tony!

Dream Interpretation / Re: Demon cat!
« on: April 19, 2011, 05:02:59 PM »
Yes, Tony - and also, there is the sense of labyrinth - where advancing sometimes appears to be retracing steps or even going backwards. For some reason, something has triggered me retracing steps these last few weeks. Before this, I was moving rapidly forward and as you say my dreams were powerfully positive and enlightening......and then back again to re-learning lessons of freedom and interaction with others. It can't be a coincidence that there is a growing opening for major change in my life at this time!

Whether it be magical powers or dodging explosives or opening locked doors.......this is reverting to a level of control and protection that even so, is far further on the road to self empowerment than being a powerless victim. So when I go 'backwards' a little, it is only a little.

Change is enlivening and exciting and also a little scary.........hence backwards steps - yet I know the way out and I know I want the way out.

Dream Interpretation / Re: Demon cat!
« on: April 18, 2011, 11:02:47 PM »
When I talk about putting things in the past, Tony, I don't mean burying them. I mean that I recognise when current experiences trigger learnt behaviour that is no longer needed or appropriate in my life. 

I have, indeed, reaped many benefits and strengths from going through past traumas and reaching their ends - not just alone but through years of psychodynamic psychotherapy.  However, I do wonder whether we ever truly leave major trauma behind - especially if it happened when we were small. That old chestnut that I've heard some people saying about imprinting and when we come under extreme pressure, reverting to learnt protection mechanisms.

Over the last weeks, the dream returned in two further formats with common facets - I'm pretty sure that what it's telling me is that I am dealing with an 'explosive situation' very competently. However dealing with it may no longer be necessary;I could leave it behind or finish it for good. The last dream involved me being locked into a room but realising that I could actually get out. Perhaps, it's too easy to believe that past experience will repeat itself and that we are trapped when we aren't really...........after all, staying the same feels easier than changing...

"We would rather be ruined than changed; we would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die." W H Auden

Dream Interpretation / Re: Demon cat!
« on: April 04, 2011, 06:12:21 PM »
Thanks Tony - I'm not convinced there are any more long ago awful  trauma secrets left uncovered. My childhood was pretty awful on all sorts of levels and I have had to do a lot of work on establishing stuff back in the past and working out which buttons are being pushed in order to switch them off. If there is more, I don't have anyone left who can enlighten me, so the work can only be mine.

Interestingly enough, it didn't feel like a nightmare - I wasn't frightened at all during the dream. Perhaps it's residual? From stuff I already know about but which I haven't entirely exorcised? A la Alan Bennett? (Life is like a tin of sardines, just when you think you've cleaned it out there's always a bit in the corner).

There is something much more recent that I am aware has got hooked in, however. two or three years ago, I was seriously harrassed by a stranger and this led to work being done on my home to make it secure. Today, I had some routine work being done in the house and it registered that whenever I have workmen in the house, I find myself talking about those events and I feel vulnerable again..........maybe it could be this, which in turn switched on old feelings. That old chestnut of the default wiring............

Dream Interpretation / Re: Tinkerbell steals my baby?
« on: April 03, 2011, 12:40:57 PM »
Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy and all love and prayers to you as you prepare for his birth!

Dream Interpretation / Demon cat!
« on: April 01, 2011, 09:45:07 PM »
 :o :o well, having worked on what was 'moving' and why I had lost balance and was 'in the wrong elevator a bit(from last set of dreams), I promptly had a dream about a black 'demon' cat! It looked like an anamatronic cat and was determined to wreak havoc. It planted some devices that had explosives attached to them but I used magical powers to disarm them, leaving it confused as to why they hadn't exploded. My magical energy zapped the cat across the street and left it stunned. As I left, it came to and looked at me and called my name but I left.

 :o :o :o
The inner battle seems to have moved to a whole different level then! Perhaps the cat is the Jungian 'deep psychological secret but I have discovered 'magical' powers to defeat it..... ???

Dream Interpretation / Re: Dreams in threes? Elevators and cutlery?
« on: March 31, 2011, 02:03:16 PM »
Tony - I'm going to print that off and contemplate it! I think that placing it alongside the three dreams and waiting might help me to find where the point of balance is to be found at this present time!
Thank you Tony!

Dream Interpretation / Re: Dreams in threes? Elevators and cutlery?
« on: March 30, 2011, 12:15:58 PM »
Thanks Tony!
I shall go away and process the cutlery.......
Is the 'dreams in threes' significiant or just the number of dreams I remember?

Dream Interpretation / Re: Tree
« on: March 30, 2011, 12:14:43 PM »
Thanks Tony!

Dream Interpretation / Re: Tree
« on: March 29, 2011, 09:58:53 AM »
Tony - can I but in and ask a question? I have found Horizen's dreams Fascinating!

My question is : is there an element of the dream bringing to the attention that there is a need to escape a relational situation; ie get out before you are completely consumed - you've done everything you can for the people involved and now you need to save yourself before it's too late. (Except that there is a pull because of the 'things' - the belonging, the past etc) Or am I being too literal?


Dream Interpretation / Re: Tinkerbell steals my baby?
« on: March 28, 2011, 01:46:50 PM »
I hope you don't mind me posting AKT but what an amazing dream!

Coming back from Neverland speaks to me of lost innocence. A parallel with leaving Eden - coming of age.

Yesterday sounds to have been a traumatic experience in which you were forced to 'wake up and smell the coffee' to use a cliche. Babies being stolen is surely every mother's fear! Maybe there is a parallel in babies being 'bewitched' by a mischevious element such as Tinkerbell who is notoriously jealous of anyone who might supplant her in Peter's affections. 'Tinkerbell' has kind of spoilt your 'happy expectations' with added complications and implying a threat to your child's time with you. That 'hope he makes it to 32 weeks' must have felt like a bit of a threat that he'd be stolen away from you!

Thoughts and prayers for you!

Dream Interpretation / Dreams in threes? Elevators and cutlery?
« on: March 28, 2011, 11:45:01 AM »
Tony, I've noticed that, when I 'ask' for dream help, I get 3 dreams and I wonder whether this is a pattern for others, too.

Also, there are repeats in slightly different contexts that seem to show me that I didn't fully get it the last time.
Last night I had my second lift/elevator dream when asking for guidance. Both of them were about getting in the wrong elevator because it wasn't going where I wanted to go.

In the first dream it was one lift shaft and this amazing system where different elevators going to different places used the same shaft. I got into the lift but it only went to floors above a certain number. I got out and then got back in to check and then had to squeeze out through closing doors, hurting myself, before waiting in the lobby for the right lift, marvelling at the beautiful system.
Last night, I managed to get into a goods lift and as I passed a floor, could see the passenger lift I wanted to be in but my lift didn't stop at that floor.

And cutlery??!! I dreamt that my man had ordered some cutlery which arrived through the post and when I opened it, none of it matched and I thought he'd ordered a cheap batch. On closer inspection, all of the cutlery was sets for two people - ie two complete sets in each pattern.  ???

Dream Interpretation / Re: In hiding and under protection
« on: March 12, 2011, 11:01:26 AM »
Thanks Tony! John Cleese puzzled me and I've been trying to pinpoint what he means to me. I came up with 'father figure' and that may be right but it might also be something about the way in which he has undergone transformation in his own life.

Off to check the cat's nourishment - the real one and my own inner cat!

Dream Interpretation / Re: In hiding and under protection
« on: March 09, 2011, 11:44:24 AM »
 :-\ I was sitting round a table with four other people testing cat food last night! I tested a dry biscuit and three people sitting opposite me had bowls of cat meat - the fourth person, who was 'in charge' said that I wouldn't want to test that, as I'm a vegetarian.

Quite right; in waking life I wouldn't have tried the biscuit!

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