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are dreams literal of symbolic?

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Rob

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what do they mean?
« on: March 21, 2012, 04:35:37 PM »
Do dreams just express you or your emotions and what you feel and do in real life and recall past memory? for example, Like if you die in a dream of if your told your going to die in a dream is that always a symbolic meaning or could it be warning for you to be careful in real life? just wondering

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Re: what do they mean?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 08:52:10 AM »
Rob – The only way to really know your dream meaning is to explore it yourself, but that takes a little practice. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/

So sometimes when we are told we are to die it can be a true prediction, but it is only meaningful in context with the rest of the dream. See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/context/

But dreams are about every aspects of human life and thought, but they can be kept to a very small level by the mind of the dreamer. I had a dreamer send me a whole batch of their dreams, and not once did they deal with feelings and emotions. Also they didn’t ever deal with anything except a very everyday, intellectual circle.

But if you are willing to explore who and what you are and not keep in a very mundane frame of mind, you will see wonders.

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 09:52:05 AM »
Something else I have added recently is a much quicker way of exploring your dreams.

See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/practical-techniques-for-exploring-your-dreams/#TalkingAs

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Re: what do they mean?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 09:15:33 AM »
I would like to add things I learnt since answering the above.

It is important in reading the definitions of dream images to realise that not every possible meaning can be covered. So please see if you get the idea of what is being said and allow your own imagination/feelings to fill in the meaning.

Some people have kindly pointed out to me that many people do not understand a dream or how interpreting it works. We tend to believe for instance that the things we are scared of in our dreams are as real as outside things. But the people and animals you dream about are images your mind uses to try to describe something. 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 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.

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 in this wonderfully alive virtual reality of our dreams 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 or learn how to love – or simple meet a reflection of our own weakness and terror. For that is all it is – a magic mirror in which we see ourselves naked of pretense. So before you go ahead please read http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/questions-2/#Summing

Also, any interpretation given is the best we can do and should not be taken as authoritative. They are suggestions given hopefully to help you find a greater insight into yourself. And even that is only a faltering step toward a full understanding of your dream. A dream, even a simple one, is a thing of wonder. The images in it are simply covers of massive books of information - or like a photograph of a living person. In other words the dream does not become alive until you yourself enter it. So some people will want to find that wonder, and can do so through using http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/practical-techniques-for-understanding-your-dreams/ also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/peer-dream-group/

But here is some more information you can find regarding understanding your dreams.

http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/lifes-little-secrets/

http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/characters-or-people-in-dreams/


http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/what-we-need-to-remember-about-us/#Victims

http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerso

Tony -  And in case you have questions about where I get my information from see - http://dreamhawk.com/body-and-mind/the-next-step-criticisms/