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Dream Images and The Hidden Unconscious Messages

Updated on December 26, 2014

The Psychological Importance of Images

Images have a tremendous psychological importance because they are stimuli for many psychological functions. Images explain many things at the same time using imagery instead of words. They are easily fixed in our memory, helping us understand a certain process or fact without the difficulty we find when we are not helped by any visual representation.

Images have a symbolic meaning when they express philosophical thoughts, or when they have a poetic effect. They are artistic expressions in photos and slides.

They are guides that illustrate the information we absorb when we read magazines, books, or web pages.

However, the symbolic meaning given to many images in our daily life is totally different from the symbolic meaning they have in our dreams. The symbolic dream language follows the logic of the unconscious mind that produces our dreams in order to give us important information. We must learn the code of the symbolic dream language in order to understand the wise messages contained in all dream images.

Dream Language and Symbolism

The Psychology of Dreams Reflected Into Images and Scenes

The dream language follows the symbolism created by the unconscious mind, which is ancient and wise.

All dream images and scenes must be translated according to the psychology of the unconscious, which reflects your own behavior into images and scenes, or gives you information about crucial points of your external reality that can affect your mental health.

Everyone and everything in your dreams have a symbolic meaning, totally different from the meaning they have in your waking reality, or sometimes quite similar, depending on the unconscious intention.

You cannot define anything based on your opinion, but you have to learn how the unconscious mind defines the images and scenes it uses in order to send you secret messages, because it is the dream producer, and at the same time, your psychiatrist and teacher.

All dreams work like psychotherapy for your human conscience, helping it fight against the wild side of your conscience, which is violent, immoral and cruel like all wild animals, and must be tamed by your sensibility and sensitivity.

You have to study the dream language the same way you study any foreign language, so that you may learn how to instantly translate dream images and scenes into words and sentences that make sense for you.

By using confused images that make no sense to your conscience, the unconscious mind hides its messages from your wild side, which would distort them if it could understand them.

You represent your human side, which can learn the symbolic dream language like a student.

The anti-conscience, your wild side, refuses to learn anything. It only wants to be a wild animal, without making any effort in life.

However, this animal that exists inside you is part of your personality, and influences your behavior. It is your primitive self, which has to pass through the same process of development that your human side passed through, but that refuses to respect rules, and obey directions.

The unconscious mind keeps sending you warnings in dreams in order to protect you, showing you for example that you are being too influenced by the anti-conscience when you are near your mother in a dream.

In your waking life your mother is a person who loves you and protects you, while in your dreams, she is your worst enemy, because she represents your primitive conscience.

According to the dream logic, the mother represents the chaotic beginning of everything, without any organization, and the lack of organization can only provoke disasters. This is why your mother in dreams has a negative meaning.

On the other hand, you may see a dream in which your nose is bleeding, which has a positive meaning, while in your waking life, a bleeding nose means trouble.

Your nose in dreams represents your pride, and pride is very dangerous, because it feeds your ego, leading you to craziness and despair.

Therefore, when your nose is bleeding in a dream, this means that you are losing your pride, and becoming humble, probably because you've had an important moral lesson.

The psychology of dreams is based on the necessity to increase your intelligence and transform your behavior, by opening your eyes, and giving you more consciousness.

The Origin of the Symbolic Dream Language - The Meaning of Dreams

The universal dream language can be understood by all human beings, independently of the language they speak in their country. It is made with images and scenes that represent the same things to the people of all countries who belong to different civilizations and historical times.

You have to indispensably study it, the same way you study any foreign language. This is how you will be able to understand the wise unconscious messages in your dreams without distorting their real meaning.

The origin of the symbolic language is related to the existence of the anti-conscience, the wild side of our conscience.

The unconscious mind that produces our dreams must send us secret messages that the anti-conscience cannot understand, otherwise we wouldn't have any protection against its attacks.

The anti-conscience is a true demon, formed due to the disorganized development of the first live conscience. It provokes mental illnesses within our human conscience. Its intention is to control our behavior.

The unconscious mind that works like our natural doctor and protector send us secret symbolic messages showing us the way in which the anti-conscience is influencing our behavior.

We cannot understand these messages, but we are able to study the dream symbolism and learn the dream language. Then, all dream images start making sense by helping us with the guidance they contain.

Another reason why the unconscious mind is obliged to use the symbolic language in dreams is the existence of our ego. The ego is absurd. It is selfish and demanding. It cannot accept criticism. It is easily feeling offended. It doesn't let us accept recognizing our mistakes by preventing us from seeing the truth.

Therefore, the unconscious mind has to surpass the anger provoked by our ego when it reflects our mistakes in dreams. We have to understand that we are doing what is bad for us, without feeling revolted for learning this truth. Only if we recognize that we are wrong, can we do what will be positive, instead of making mistakes.

The symbolic language created by the unconscious mind is a different way of approaching our ignorant but proud human conscience.

It is an attempt to conquer its admiration, so that we may accept the wise unconscious criticism without feeling offended.

Once we learn the dream language we are able to understand the symbolism contained in our daily reality the same way we understand the meaning of dreams. We will have more information about many things. This information is very important, especially when we are facing dangerous situations.

Another reason why the unconscious mind uses the symbolic dream language, instead of using many words and long explanations, is the fact that the communication through images is faster.

One single image already means a whole story.

A single dream symbol explains many things at the same time while protecting us from many dangers.

You should learn the dream language with my method of instant dream translation, which is a simplification of the method of dream interpretation discovered by Carl Jung.

This is how you'll easily understand the unconscious messages.

Besides being always protected, you'll become wiser and learn the real meaning of life. Your spiritual evolution will complete the transformation of your personality, giving you superior knowledge and sensitivity.


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When you read a document in a foreign language, you don't try to guess the meaning of what you are reading.

Since you ignore the meaning of this language, everything is incomprehensible to you.

However, when you look at your dreams, even though they are incomprehensible to you, you can recognize many things that belong to your daily life. This happens because the unconscious mind that produces your dreams uses objects and people that belong to your environment in order to give you symbolic messages.

The dream language, which is made with images that belong to your daily life, doesn't seem to be totally different from your conscious language made with words.

Since you see familiar objects and known people in your dreams, you believe that you can understand "something" about what the dream is telling you, as if you could understand a few words of a certain document written in a foreign language.

You cannot look at the dream images as if they were completely symbolic. You don't understand that you are not able to decipher the symbolic meaning of these images at all because they are familiar images that belong to your daily life.

This is a very common mistake.

You shouldn't dare to translate a document written in a foreign language if you don't know it well, especially if it has a different alphabet, like the Greek and the Chinese language, that don't have a Latin origin.

The same way, you have first of all to learn the symbolic meaning of all the dream images, before trying to translate your dreams. These images are dream symbols. They have a specific meaning in dreams, which is totally different from the meaning they have in your daily life.

Don't be like all subjective dream interpreters.

They don't care about accurately translating the symbolic meaning given to the dream images by the unconscious mind that produces our dreams with them.

Be intelligent, and learn how to exactly decipher the hidden meaning of your dreams.

Stop trying to guess the meaning of the mysterious dream language.

The precious unconscious messages will teach you many things you ignore. You must learn how to translate the unconscious messages the right way. If you will interpret your dreams based on your suppositions, you won't receive the benefits you could have.

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You are afraid to verify that you are not as balanced as you believed you are, and that you don't control your behavior in many situations.

However, this knowledge will help you learn how to become a balanced human being and always control your behavior. First of all, you have to recognize the truth.

After recognizing the truth, you will accept the necessity to change your behavior and stop making the mistakes imposed by your anti-conscience, so that you, the human being existent into your human conscience may control your behavior, and not your primitive conscience, the dangerous anti-conscience.

If you'll refuse to admit the truth, you will unavoidably be a victim of your wild conscience without knowing that the strange ideas that pass through your mind are not your own ideas. They are absurd thoughts sent by your anti-conscience, as if they belonged to your conscience.

You have to believe in the existence of your anti-conscience so that you may seriously fight the absurdity it imposes to your conscience, without being a passive victim of its absurdity because you believe that its ideas come from your own conscience.

Your anti-conscience invades your conscience with its absurd thoughts and pretends to be part of your conscience. You must learn how to separate the thoughts that belong to your conscience from the absurd thoughts that come from your anti-conscience.


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Dream Symbols

A Scientific Analysis


Animals in Dreams

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The Fish in Dreams

The fish is a sacred dream symbol. It represents divinity and superiority.

However, only the calm fishes have this symbolic meaning, because the violent ones, like sharks, represent the domination of craziness in the human side of the human conscience due to the invasion of the absurd content existent in the wild side of the human brain.

Domestic red fishes and colored fishes that live in the sea or in rivers, as well as all fishes that are grey, represent the calm and the wisdom of God.

But what does it exactly mean to see a calm fish in a dream?

Depending on the dream's context and on your biography, the calm and silent fish will indicate that you have to behave like a wise fish, so that you'll keep being near God and never do what is wrong, or that you are already being wise like the fish that never says a word.

The fish's silence is the silence of God before what is evil: the silence of a superior creature, before a beast.


The Cat in Dreams

If you keep dreaming about a cat, this means that the unconscious mind is showing you that you have to smarten up like a cat.

Depending on the way the cat appears in a dream, it will reflect your attitude before the various problems of your life.

If you see a sick and weak cat in your dreams, this means that you are being silly, and perhaps also a victim of other people's wickedness.

When you see a beautiful and strong cat in a dream, like a Siamese cat, this means that you are being very intelligent and having the right attitude, even though this may not be so visible for you, or for many other people. It will appear later, and you'll certainly triumph.

The beautiful and strong cat can also mean that you have to be very smart, while you still are not, but since the cat is so strong, this means that you are near the right solution.

The Horse in Dreams

The horse in dreams means courage. Since only your cousin was riding the horse, it means that she has the courage to do something that you don't have the courage to do, because you were not able to ride the horse. The brown color means support. So, your cousin is showing courage by giving support to someone.

When we put it all together:

When you are dominated by your kindness and you feel you are attractive, you have the courage to give your support to the men that like you. In other words, when you are not afraid that you are ugly and not attractive at all, but you are confident that you are beautiful and attractive, it makes it easy for men that like you to approach you.

You make things easy, being kind, understanding, and doing things that help you both be together. You are not distant and indifferent.

On the other hand, there is a part of you that keeps being afraid (you, the center of the human part of your conscience) - you cannot find your horse and ride it like your cousin.

The Lion in Dreams

A lion was in an ice desert. It had to walk a very far distance in order to go to the forest. There was snow everywhere.

Translating this dream according to the scientific method, we understand that the lion is the dreamer himself.

It could represent someone else in his life, but since we know the details of his biography, we know that Paul is looking for solutions, but feeling hopeless. He is in the position of a hero who has to face many dangerous adventures at the same time.

The lion in dreams represents a person who has a personality similar to the personality of a lion. The lion is a king that imposes its power everywhere.

The ice desert represents the life situation in which Paul now finds himself in. Snow indicates great danger. An ice desert in a dream means much danger and many difficulties for the dreamer.

The unconscious mind is explaining to him that he is passing through dangerous and difficult experiences because he has the power of a lion. In other words, he must not feel sorry for his destiny. He is a strong hero capable of walking many miles in the ice desert, therefore capable of conquering any obstacle in life.


The Dog in Dreams

Dogs in dreams represent infidelity because male dogs have sexual relationships with any female dog.

Many people relate the image of a dog in dreams to the image of a loyal friend because this is the way they think about a dog in their everyday life. However, the dream logic makes different associations.

The meaning of all dreams is therapeutic. We have inherited a wild and violent conscience that keeps trying to control our behavior. The unconscious mind that produces our dreams works like a natural doctor, protecting the human side of our conscience from the absurdity of our wild side.

Immorality and infidelity are very destructive tendencies that can only ruin our lives. They are imposed upon our human conscience by our absurd wild side; they are not "our own" feelings.

We are human beings who love peace and happiness, while our wild side is a cruel and indifferent animal who loves what is bad because it doesn't know how to find peace. It feels pleasure with terror and calms down with violence.

Its distorted nature is a result of a process of self-defense against suffering. It feels pleasure with the horrors of existence because it doesn't know how to avoid them in order to live happily.


The Bird in Dreams

When you see dreams with birds, this means that you are going to learn news. The news will be good or bad, depending on the bird that you see in your dream. If it is a peaceful and beautiful bird like a canary, the news you'll have will be very pleasant, while if a wild and dangerous bird appears in your dream, this means that the news it brings will be bad and dangerous like it.

White birds represent peace, especially a white dove. This symbolic meaning is part of our conscious mind too. However, the exact translation of the meaning of a white bird according to the dream language, as discovered by the scientific method of dream interpretation, is that "the news it brings is peaceful". The bird is a messenger, a task that doves actually do if they are trained to.

In dreams, all birds that fly high in the sky are messengers.

They represent something new that will be discovered or that will happen to your life, having a protective character, since they are warnings which prepare you to accept bad news; or they open your eyes, so that you may recognize the positive things of your life, without doubting that they are really so good.

The news that the bird in your dream will bring you could mean the appearance of a special person in your life. The news can also be important facts or events for you.


The Snake in Dreams

The snake is one of the most important dream symbols. It represents the salvation that comes from divine providence. It indicates that a tragic event will happen to the dreamer in order to prevent him or her from repeating the mistakes that lead to tragic consequences.

Let's suppose that the dreamer has stolen money from someone. He sees a snake in a dream. The next day his robbery is discovered, and he suffers greatly from this event. However, after this tragic experience he will never dare to steal anything from anyone again.

When you see a snake in a dream you'll know that it indicates that a painful situation will put an end to a grave mistake, in order to help you find peace and mental health.

However, if you regularly analyze your own dreams and act upon the wisdom of the unconscious mind, you will be able to avoid any painful situation. This means that the snake in your dreams will only be a warning, and you won't have to pass through tragic experiences to stop doing what is negative and destructive for you.


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Christina Sponias

The dream language is like the language of someone who cannot speak, but can only show many images to his audience in order to express his thoughts.

By using the symbolic language made by images, the unconscious mind shows us many things at the same time.

The symbolic dream language is sensitive, artistic, and philosophical. It contains true wisdom and it represents real salvation from despair.

I could better understand this language because I'm a literature writer since I was 7-years-old. I always wrote my poems inspired by the unconscious mind that gives us artistic talents, besides producing our dreams. My poetry contained a rare wisdom that could not come from my own ignorant mind.

The dream language is poetic and philosophical, because it represents sensitivity, compassion, forgiveness, sanctity, and eternal patience. It is not the raw language of rational and insensitive human beings who try to solve their problems based on cruel rationalism.

The sensitive dream language tries to awaken our own sensitivity. It speaks with images because words are not enough to fully express everything it has to say. Words are mere combinations of meanings, while images are impressions that remain alive in our memory, revealing many truths at the same time.

Christina Sponias continued Carl Jung's research into the human psyche, discovering the cure for all mental illnesses, and simplifying the scientific method of dream interpretation that teaches you how to accurately translate the meaning of your dreams, so that you can find health, wisdom and happiness.

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      sponias lm 4 years ago

      @Happimess LM: This means that you were making serious mistakes, which were stealing your psychical energy and your power as a human being.

      Learn more about dreams about teeth falling out at:

      Warning Signs of Danger

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      Happimess LM 4 years ago

      years ago I used to dream about losing my teeth....what could that mean?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      kindly help me understand what it would mean getting lost on the way and suddenly finding myself on a raised ground with much light and over looking very green pastures with a herd of fat cattle in it.I am a pastor of a growing church.please

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      Interesting lens, quite a bit to consider.

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      sponias lm 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Dusty,

      Water in big quantity represents materialism. This is the meaning of the lake, where water is concentrated in a big quantity.

      However, the river and the sea have different meanings. The river represents a challenge and the sea represents craziness.

      The meaning of the symbolic dream language is based on the meaning given by the unconscious mind that produces our dreams. This meaning was discovered by Carl Jung after arduous research. I simplified his method of dream interpretation, discovering more.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very useful article! Can you tell me what represents the lake in dream? Thank you in advance!

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      sponias lm 5 years ago

      @TransplantedSoul: This lens helps you understand How to Remember Your Dreams and Follow Dream Therapy.

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      vkumar05 5 years ago

      Dreams are a very important but often neglected part of our existence. thanks for putting some light on them Great Lens.

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      Hmmm now if I could just remember a dream! I tend to sleep so soundly that when I wake up there is nothing left of any dream I might have had.

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      oxfordian 5 years ago

      I have to start keeping a dream journal again. This is all so very fascinating!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'll second that 'Wow oh wow'....and the blessing on this work of excellence.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Wow oh wow what a lot of great info! You are so well informed and have shared some brilliant things.. thank you1 THUMBS UP and BLESSED BY A SQUID ANGEL

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      nolinel lm 6 years ago

      A great lens with so much information. I will have to visit again...

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      EcoGecko LM 6 years ago

      @sponias lm: Interesting, I don't know I think those are the sort of half conscious dreams that I have before/ after an event as they are usually before I sleep or wake up and I think they usually mean this is what you have to do or this is what you should have done. Perhaps I'll ask you about a less conscious dream someday, if I can remember one.

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      EcoGecko LM 6 years ago

      @EcoGecko LM: opps wrong place I'll copy and paste it to the post above

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      EcoGecko LM 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Interesting, I don't know I think those are the sort of half conscious dreams that I have before/ after an event as they are usually before I sleep or wake up and I think they usually mean this is what you have to do or this is what you should have done. Perhaps I'll ask you about a less conscious dream someday, if I can remember one.

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      EcoGecko LM 6 years ago

      Seems good, explains why I haven't dreamt of fish before. I don't think the horse applies to me too much as when a horse is in my dreams it's usually after or before I'm about to compete (on my horse) particularly before a cross country course (a long course of jumps through many fields) as I have to walk the course the day before I attempt it and my dream usually involves those jumps especially if I have jumped them before or if I made a mistake at a competition that day then I usually dream that I did it right (which isn't the best when you realise it was a dream). I think a lot of the time my dreams are me just running through events that happened or are about to happen often using past images.

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      sponias lm 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Congratulations! Your work is very good.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Sponias!

      Thank you so much for your work.

      It has been a pleasure count on you.

      I started my lenses with the dreams you translated to me. Here is the link: http://www.squidoo.com/dreams-about-the-person-you...

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      sponias lm 6 years ago

      @the777group lm: Merry Christmas!

      Why are you suggesting it? It would be nice if you could give me some information about this movie.

      A dream-thriller makes me think about nightmares. Most people have many nightmares. This happens because dreams are secret messages sent by the unconscious mind in order to protect the human side of our conscience. These messages teach us basic truths concerning our personality and behavior.

      Nightmares work like alarms that indicate danger.

      Our human conscience has to precisely follow the guidance received in dreams because we inherit a wild conscience in the biggest part of our brain that lives constantly trying to control our behavior. Nightmares indicate the invasion of the absurd content of the anti-conscience into our human conscience.

      Fortunately, the unconscious mind that produces our dreams works like a natural doctor. Through dream therapy we can completely eliminate the anti-conscience. This is how we acquire complete consciousness, and we use our entire brain on our behalf. Now we are using only a tiny portion of our brain because its biggest part belongs to our wild side.

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      the777group lm 6 years ago

      You must see the new movie, Inception, a dream-thriller.