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Dream Interpretation / Re: Dreaming of dreading becoming a Pilot
« Last post by Tony Crisp on April 05, 2021, 09:47:02 AM »
Hi - You seem to forget that to make sense to our conscious self, dreams that arise from the process that developed millions of years ago in animals, had no modern language and uses images which we have associated ides with as symbols, not as a real thing.

So your dream is not about being a fighter pilot, but my guess is it is saying that you need to have the courage to face up to unexpected things to fight in yourself, not in the world as a pilot.

But you can experience it yourself by 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.

Tony
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Dream Interpretation / Re: I Need Help
« Last post by Tony Crisp on April 05, 2021, 09:38:18 AM »
Pinaly - My experience over 50 years is that nightmares are an attempt by a deeper self to face a trauma or difficult feeling we refuse to face consciously because of the fear or distress such feelings cause us.

As example
A THING is marauding around the rather bleak, dark house I am in with a small boy. To avoid it I lock myself in a room with the boy. The THING finds the room and tries to break the door down. I frantically try to hold it closed with my hands and one foot pressed against it, my back against a wall for leverage. It was a terrible struggle and I woke myself by screaming.’ Terry F.

 When Terry allowed the sense of fear to arise in him while awake, he felt as he did when a child - the boy in the dream - during the bombing of the second world war. His sense of insecurity dating from that time had emerged when he left a secure job, and had arisen in the images of the nightmare. Understanding his fears he was able to avoid their usual paralysing influence.


Another example of another method to deal with such fears -
A little Kuwaiti boy survived the Iraqi invasion of his country and was living without his father, a prisoner of war. But a recurring nightmare, of Saddam Hussein stabbing his brother to death, was prolonging the trauma.

One night he had a different dream: This time he carried the knife, becoming a hero who kills his nemesis. The emotional weight he carried disappeared. Altering recurring nightmares may hold a key to recovery for many victims of trauma, says Dr. Deidre Barrett, a professor of behavioral medicine and hypnotherapy at Harvard Medical School. Barrett spent a month in Kuwait City after the Gulf War training other therapists to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.  She says, “Just changing something in the dream gives people such a sense of mastery in controlling things.”

“Just that sort of dramatic sense of confidence he had in a dream carried over into his waking life.”
Research and human experience over many years have shown ways we can work with the wonder of your dream process. From such research Dr. Nielsen and Levin suggest that dreaming attempts to create ‘fear extinction’ to deal with painful or fearful dream experience. The dream process succeeds at this when we do not wake from a fearful dream. When we wake from a nightmarish dream it has failed. As Dr. Nielsen points out, ‘If you feel yourself falling spread your arms and learn how to fly’.
This is not a crazy suggestion. Dreams are simply feelings put into images. Nothing can actually hurt you while you dream. If you really take that in and decide to confront your dream fears – don’t confuse this with externally dangerous things – you can transform your inner world of anxieties, heal past hurts, and open up the treasure house of your potential. When this happens it flows into confidence and pleasure in daily life.

Remember that in dreams you cannot be hurt or die. 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, so 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 try this -
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. See https://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/masters-of-nightmares/

Tony

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Dream Interpretation / I Need Help
« Last post by Tony Crisp on April 05, 2021, 09:33:26 AM »
I am getting nightmares every single night. And they are new every night. Sometimes I see my self fighting with my dad. Another I see myself killed. Next I saw that I was getting married forcefully with someone.

And another thing is that I am having a very close friend who is my colleague too. Every single time it happens that I am at fault I only keep making mistakes every single time. How does it happen that I am only the one who makes mistakes every time then fights arguments and much more. Pinaly
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Dream Interpretation / Dreaming of dreading becoming a Pilot
« Last post by Aristocrates on March 13, 2021, 11:31:41 AM »
I did back out of the Air Force but I wasn't going in to be a pilot.  There's also a younger coworker who is working on getting his pilot's license and various certifications.   Those are waking life experiences.  In the dream I'm in a computer lab with several people and I know I should be alone to take this pilot's exam and that all these people are going to be a distraction. I'm also asking myself why am I in the process of becoming a fighter pilot.  It's such a dangerous occupation and I've never been passionate about flying airplanes.  The dread begins to compound. 
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Dream Interpretation / Re: I Don't Want to Hope
« Last post by Tony Crisp on March 11, 2021, 12:16:50 PM »
M - The tree is your life as it unfolds - with all its strengths and weaknesses. It is certainly stability - luck in love? To see that you have been looking at trash because people make up things without experiencing them. Love is a word thrown about to get people feel their need for love - it is not the meaning of tree.

The dream shows you at the top of the tree - the point of growth, but also the point of tenderness because the new growth can be your highest self but it can be torn apart because it hasn't hardened. Your dream shows this as your uncertainty.

The guide is shown at the foot of  the tree in the dark showing that he has no experience of your growth, has not been able to climb the tree, meanning he has no experience of your inner personal growth and your urge to grow.

Your dream is your truth, shown as the guide who is insecure. After my searching for external help from many guides for 50 years, I found that the greatest guide who knows every part of you from babyhood through teenage, and on through your future is within you. That is what I was trying to help you find, the inner energy of your personal highest self. For within each of us lies a radiance that enriches us if we can meet it. This radiance, from its vastness using things we might understand, says that we too must reach beyond our often pitiful understanding to move toward and touch the wonder of Life within us.

As for hope - T. S Elliot sees the truth of that: 

I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope 

For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love 

For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith 

But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. 

Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So, the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. 

Tony
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Dream Interpretation / I Don't Want to Hope
« Last post by Tony Crisp on March 10, 2021, 03:20:17 PM »
I have lots of dreams with the guide. He gives me mixed signals saying that now he is not ready and feels insecure about himself but I see how he looks at me. I don't want to hope for something which will be futile anyway, maybe I do project something onto him and he knows that's the part of ayahuasca integration and he is scared to be involved? So my dream was quite strange.

I was on the top of the tree. He was close to the trunk in the dark and I tried to reach him. I tried to be a tree as one of your techniques advice and i felt it may mean stability. But I also checked the meaning and it also may mean luck in love.... M.

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Dream Interpretation / Re: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
« Last post by Tony Crisp on March 03, 2021, 01:59:06 PM »
Andrew - I cannot see this dream needs interpretation; instead it needs education.

Dreams are the greatest of virtual realities. Remember that dreams are just like computer games in which you get very involved and face monsters and kill or be killed and nothing has actually happened – you are still alive and unhurt. But that is exactly what this wonderfully alive virtual reality of your dreams is, for we are all playing the game of life – the game we play in which we face or run away from the things that scare us; in which we explore the depths of our existence, develop the speed of our reactions or learn how to love – or simply meet a reflection of our own weakness, terror and of course the wonder of your inner genius. For that is all it is – a magic mirror in which we see ourselves naked of pretense.

So it seems you are still seeing your dream as if it were real life in which you need revolvers to hold people  off. But while we dream we have entered another dimension in which we are shape shifters, or bodiless awareness or any dam thing we wish. Remember the image or even your body is not you. So you could put down your guns and let the police rush and grab you - but you could be like a ghost image where their hands pass through you. Or here is a good one, let them pull a hand or arm off - and produce lots of blood to see what their reaction is - meanwhile you are still whole for you can create a new image of yourself.

Example:  It was a mammal of no particular type – a bit like a mixture of dog, rat and guinea pig. It seemed very ordinary and tame, and stood looking at me. I walked toward it and stretched out my hand. It was a tan colour with short fur and gave a feeling of being okay to approach, so I touched it to stroke. This was okay and I was thinking there was no problem when the creature leapt at my throat in a flash of movement and ripped my throat out.

This sounds disturbing but I simply observed this and thought to myself that stroking and trying to be friendly was no way of dealing with this thing. It was as if I was in command of the imagery in that I simply formed another body. But then it dived into me to devour me from within. In fact apart from the gory imagery, there was nothing to be frightened of, as the creature was only attacking my dream image of myself. As I wasn’t identified with this, it couldn’t hurt me. So I simple created another image of my body.

Example: Facing my adversary and becoming lucid in the dream, I allowed the adversary to kill me with a sword, knowing all the while that absolutely no harm could come from this experience. Fully lucid and looking at my dream attacker I said: “You can plunge the sword through me if you wish,” whereupon my adversary did just that. Then I drew the sword out of my dream body and very lovingly and wisely gave it back to the adversary and said: “Thank you.”

All it takes is practice. Do it by imagining it,

T
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Dream Interpretation / Between a Rock and a Hard Place
« Last post by Tony Crisp on March 03, 2021, 01:34:00 PM »
I dreamt that my life was fine, no problems and then suddenly a group of police and schemers had put a large number of crime cases online  suggesting that I had committed them.

I was shocked and wondered why these people would want to do that to me. So I was taken to court and the judge, who had the cases in front of him said that he could do nothing but pass judgement on the evidence.

I had two pistols with me and threatened the many police who were waiting to grab me so they held back. I thought I could get someone to see what had been done, but nobody came.

Tony I wrote this to you hoping you might help - Andrew
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Dream Interpretation / Re: Just starting to fall asleep...
« Last post by Tony Crisp on March 03, 2021, 01:18:40 PM »
Gordon - Men do not realise that they too can give birth. In physical life it is usually giving birth to creative things like music, an inventive idea etc. But here is an example - the easy way for men to give birth - in dreams.

"I was in a basement where my wife and a woman I loved was giving birth to a baby, but I was somehow the one who gave birth to it without a doctor being there. It was a lovely boy. Its lower face was covered by a tight caul, but I pulled this off and it began to breathe. It opened its eyes and looked about, fully conscious. Then said something about Jesus, and, “It is gone!” I asked what had gone, and it replied, “The other ego; where has it gone?” I explained that the spirit self it knew before birth was now gone so it could live in the body. The baby was then taken upstairs, and I felt it was a holy and wonderful baby. I was going to rest from the rigours of the birth, but on looking around saw how dusty and dirty the basement was. I began to clean it, and felt I would go upstairs and rest afterwards."

In Islam it is believed that men can give birth to the holy one.

You were also involved in some way with great changes - medical. The aged man probably symbolises the amount of wisdom you have gathered that has led to being able and ready to give birth. The women with you I see as the feminine aspect of you needed to gave birth - shown in the example where the man was also two women. for we must have incorporated our feminine side to be capable of such spiritual growth. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/archetype-of-the-anima-the-female-in-the-male/

Vibration and shaking is movement, and movement is one of the main signs of life. Life and growth are interwoven, and one of the first signs of massive personal growth or change is shaking or vibration in the body or pelvic movement or even electricity running through your body.

Example: What I am given to understand is that once those inner organs start to function it begins to transform the body. New energy or different levels of energy flow through the body. Sometimes the person feels themselves vibrating either as they meditate or in sleep, and this is a sign of that new energy. It also shows that in some way, as suggested in the analogy of the seed, when the seed produces a stem and pushes above the soil, it can take in the energy of the sun. So as these organs unfold in a person they become almost like leaves that taking this new energy in. See https://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/dimensions-of-human-experience/

Tony

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Dream Interpretation / Re: Sleep Paralysis
« Last post by Aristocrates on February 27, 2021, 02:52:06 PM »
Thank you Tony
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