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Dream Interpretation / Re: Other people's animals
« on: October 10, 2010, 08:31:54 PM »
....or could the dog represent that part of me but it's his dog because he was the catalyst??

Dream Interpretation / Re: More cake without icing?
« on: October 09, 2010, 11:09:17 PM »
The themes of an old man and wood returned last night. They were part of a series of four dreams that seemed to be two pairs of dreams.

I was in my garage and I caught an old man who had a young boy with him and I challenged the old man and told him that I knew he'd stolen some of my firewood but that, if he chopped up my logs for me, he could keep the wood he'd stolen.

It feels as though this might carry on the dialogue a bit - if the wood is attitudes, beliefs etc that are old and rigid (as your dictionary suggests) and he is re-using them and I am getting him to adapt them ..... or I am going to get rid of them by burning them.......

Dream Interpretation / Other people's animals
« on: October 09, 2010, 09:51:34 PM »
Hi Tony
If an animal in a dream is the pet of someone you know, do the attributes of the animal pertain to the other person?

I ask because I dreamt about my friend's dog last night (male friend). In the dream, I am relaxing on an old sofa in my garage (which is full of old stuff that's in storage (my actual garage isn't exactly like this) and I have an old blanket over me with some small objects on my lap (don't know what they were; coins/cards/bits and pieces) when his dog jumps up onto my lap and settles down there; snuggled up happily. I say, 'I was going to sort out these bits first' but give up and fuss the dog.

It does make sense if the dog represents his impact on my life; I suppose I can see that I was living what some might say was a bit of a fusty, cluttered way and was trying to sort through 'my stuff' when he jumped into my life with his not particularly conventionally social approach.

But why the garage? My own garage is used for my car and the things I store there tend to be boxes that might be useful, a bale of straw and my dustbins. I don't have a load of old furniture or the like in there.

Or am I missing something else?

Dream Interpretation / Re: Avoiding water
« on: October 08, 2010, 11:38:10 AM »
Thanks Tony. I know from my work with my therapists in my past how right you are. I know I can go through the emotions but I realise that there is something that I've locked away for the moment because I'm worried that, if I face it, it will have implications for the wider aspects of my life: that it will affect how I function day to day for a while. The dream and your comments are bringing me to a realisation of what I do already know inside myself; if I don't deal with this, it will come to hit me in a far worse way.

Thank you!!

Dream Interpretation / Re: Avoiding water
« on: October 07, 2010, 10:53:37 PM »
I've just read the rain puddles dream thread and I hadn't thought about rain being feelings pouring out, so it's presumably similar in my dream, only unlike that dreamer, I am not comfortable with going through these deep emotions. I really want to avoid them. However, avoiding them leads me into danger - a possible head on collision.

Does that make sense?

Dream Interpretation / Avoiding water
« on: October 06, 2010, 06:09:30 PM »
Me again  ::) I get a whole spate of dreams like this at significant times. I've been getting bouts of anxiety recently that I can't quite pin down; as in, I'm not entirely sure which area of my life they're related to.

I'm walking down a road but it's been raining heavily and the road is flooded on 'my' side. There is a large area covered in water and I don't want to walk through it, so I begin to walk round it but as I begin to do so, I am faced by traffic coming in the other direction which makes walking there dangerous and I'm scared.

Ok - so I'm avoiding some deep emotions? I'm 'stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea'?

Dream Interpretation / Re: More cake without icing?
« on: October 06, 2010, 05:04:48 PM »
Thanks Tony - that's really helpful!

Dream Interpretation / Re: More cake without icing?
« on: October 04, 2010, 09:55:30 PM »
Thanks Tony; that's very helpful - lots of food for thought. Someone suggested that I let the two characters have a conversation.........later, I realised that I didn't  have a clue how to do that but your comments have made sense of which parts of me they refer to and how they might 'dialogue' or work together and so become integrated.

The intellect has been a big part of my life and work but in the last couple of years, I have started to work in the theatre realm and the need to release the other side of my nature has been part of that process.

Dream Interpretation / More cake without icing?
« on: October 02, 2010, 04:11:29 PM »
 ::) Before I went to bed, I asked to be given a dream that would tell me 'what to do'! This is what happened and it's left me feeling confused and unsatisfied.

In my dream there were 3 people; me, a man in his 70s whom I know and a young girl (early 20s) I don't know.

The girl was confiding in me; telling me she'd met the man of her dreams and she was so happy. The man turned out the be a married man in his 70s whom I would probably characterise as being a good, kind person but who is also rather bound up with getting things 'right' - he likes loads of meetings and organisation. The young girl was naive, bubbly and not particularly bright.

I went along with it; I said I would cook them a meal, which I did and the three of us sat down at the table to eat in her upstairs flat (not a place known to me). However, I decided to call a halt to the situation and challenged the man, saying 'did he not think his place was with his wife (whose name is Mary - might symbolise something?) who is recovering from cancer treatment?' He came to a sudden realisation, agreed with me and left. The young girl followed him downstairs to kiss him goodbye, I began to clear the table and do the washing up.

OK; so if these two other people represent different aspects of me; they might signal that I'm trying to unite a 'boring old guy' and a 'naive, soppy girl' within my personality. Both of these notions I need to stop feeding, clear up and cleanse. Or could they be a reflection of what my working life entails; trying to 'marry' the old and the new, the young and the elderly? Trying to cobble together things that don't belong together and won't work?

But there's more; the old guy is going against his normal behaviour. Also, I'm upstairs in a flat; there's nothing 'beneath' no downstairs/foundations? I'm feeding this inappropriate miss-match and adultery/hypocrisy? The meal also doesn't actually get properly eaten.

Could the 'relationship' I need to cleanse from my life be my work environment/attitude to my work? (Given that the people involved are the kind I have to deal with in my work). Is the coffin and funeral family (in the previous dream) linked to my work? Is this the thing that is dead but not resolved? Is this actually the 'third person' between me and the man in dream b in the previous thread? Although, in the dream he is with someone else and not me.  ???

Dream Interpretation / Re: Are these random or connected?
« on: October 01, 2010, 04:43:00 PM »
Thanks Tony - I'd looked at all three dreams and used your directory but was unable to come up with any of what you did. I think this is because of an inability (fear?) to see what is really there.

Yes, I'm a woman and the man in dream B is in my 'real' life but has been ill with depression since last year and that has taken him out of my life for some months. I like 'all icing and no cake' it resonnates! I think the 'emotion' might be fear; in this context, fear that the resolution will never come or fear that I might have competition and that I won't 'win'?

Dream Interpretation / Are these random or connected?
« on: September 30, 2010, 11:53:01 AM »
Dreamt over a series of nights, these all felt significant and I wonder whether they're connected and what the message really is.

a)I'm in a house (it's my house in the dream although not one I recognise) and I'm conducting a funeral (something I do in real life) for a family who are dressed and behaving in a very old fashioned manor. I ask whether there is a fee for the use of my house but am told t...here isn't because the family can't afford it -that's why they're using my house and not the Church. At the end of the funeral - which is in my sitting room - the family leaves but the coffin is still there - it's a very cheap coffin. I go into another reception room where my Churchwarden is waiting after helping with the funeral. I take a piece of cake from a plate but it is all icing and little cake. I see the family are still outside the front door and wonder why they haven't left....

b) I am in a cafe style restaurant. Across the room at a table is the man I want to be with but recent circumstances have kept us apart. He's having lunch with an Indian woman. I am on my own. I have a plate of curry - I go to the central island to get cutlery; the waiter is kind to me. The man and Indian woman leave the cafe via my table, although they don't have to. I stand and talk to him - at first he is distant but then we get into an involved conversation in which I tell him about his friend who is dating an Indian woman chef. We become very involved in conversation and the Indian woman with him is left waiting. When they leave, I see that she is really quite old. I know he is more interested in me.

c)I am with the man in dream b and we are with a few other people; we need to escape from this ruined building where some sort of monster is after us. We manage to get out and into a run down minibus. I am driving. The man and I are bickering about how to drive in front of the other people. There is a problem with the minibus and we pull into a service station. The man asks whether I have put salt in the petrol. I say that I didn't know that I had to. I realise that he is right.

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