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Omega

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Candles
« on: March 26, 2016, 08:39:36 AM »
My brother in law is there..has someone died? I think so..
There are lots of tea lights in holders or saucers in each one £50 notes are folded and placed around each tealight.. There are around 6 or 7 around each one.. I notice one is close to a flame and has started to singe, so I reposition it so it is no longer at the flame.. I don't have strong emotions, I guess The tealight are pretty and have a lovely energy and seeing all that money feels quite abundant. But there is a sacred, religious aspect..

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Re: Candles
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 09:17:53 AM »
This reminds me of an offering in a Catholic Church.  In some of the older ones there was a section apart from the worship area.  Votive candles arranged on shelf with steps, on a large table.  You put money in a box and lit a candle.

The money being singed by the candle makes sense, but how?  Was I expecting a reward for something?  Did I or do I get "paid" by being burned by passing along my ideas or advice to others?  Did I pray for someone or something and did nothing, so I am feeling my value is less? 

I love the imagery in this!  It brings up so many questions.  Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Candles
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2016, 11:54:57 AM »
Omega – Yes, to both. The candles were usually lit as a way of extending the person lighting the candles prayer, thoughts about or request for a dead person, an ill person or the Madonna or particular saints. In Greece, in the tiny country churches they had small tin models of arms, legs or any part of the body they requested help with. These were left in the ‘holy place’ as prayers.

Let’s look at a straight forward way of understanding your dream. If we start with the dream entries, they are written not from superstitious ideas, but from looking at how people use the symbol in their dreams. I can search the thousands of dreams mentioning a particular image in seconds. From the understanding gained I write the definition given – and any new dream information I see in dreams I add to the dictionary items.

So the first sentence is about your brother-in-law. So the reference here is http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/characters-or-people-in-dreams/ which explains how to understand the characters you dream about. But it is also important to understand the context – the words used in connection with the dream image – your brother-in-law. So that links us with http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/context-theme/ which demonstrates how we create in our imagination what we gather from reading any sentence.

The context of your first sentence is, “has someone died? I think so.” Which suggests thoughts about death – and of course the other imagined scenes created by your thoughts about death.

Dreams are not a guessing game, but a message not in words but in linked images. In the above, if you observe the dream and words describing it with awareness, you have a world of experience, and maybe would be helped by reading http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/dreaming-of-death/

Also, although you mentioned it last, you wrote, “...there is a sacred, religious aspect.” We may not be religious, but often have religious feelings. What religion means in this case is that we sense things that are not necessarily arising from our physical senses, but gives as a feeling of something beyond our present understanding, a part of us that is bigger than us – the unconscious part of ourselves, which is pushing for us to know it. Sometimes there is a feeling of holiness about this.

Candles – Because of the context in which the candles appear I feel the candles are both a celebration of the light/consciousness of Life that lives through consuming substance/food/air/water. As such it is sometimes seen as a great being of light that burns away the dross of your thoughts and turgid emotions.

Fifty pound notes and the feeling of abundance – taken in context again, it seems to be a great feeling that includes death, religion and the knowledge of your own inner light. Also a lot of potential/energy.

Flame – Only singeing – also taken in context – may mean that the energy is not yet released; because fire is a great releaser of energy held in whatever is the fuel – my guess in this case is human energy not yet used.

So a good dream with much promise.

Tony

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Re: Candles
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2016, 09:44:57 AM »
Thankyou both.

Not sure if it's related but could be, a few days later I had a large amount of money stolen.
Not by someone desperate but professional thieves.
Maybe that was my unconscious 'offering' to the spirit world.

It's strange the dream was so lovely and the theft so upsetting and such a loss.