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Dream Interpretation; Are You Getting the Message? Part 2
The Importance of Interpreting Your Dreams
Jung and Cayce agreed that all facets of your total being - what makes you, you - are shown to you in dreams in order to guide you to a greater place spiritually, mentally and physically. Dreams will not only reveal your positive and negative qualities, but also your good and bad deeds, in effort to help you change and grow. They exist only to help you have a richer, more fulfilling life, and dream symbol interpretation is the one of the most important tools for unlocking your limitless potential.
“A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read.”— The Talmud
Ice - Represents your frozen emotion, emotions that you're ignoring
Immaturity - Symbolizes your childishness
Intruder - Represents a side of yourself you try to ignore
Ivory - Indicates that something is less than pure in your life
So Who Are All Those People In Your Dreams?
Surprisingly, no matter how many people are in your dream, all of them are you. Because your dream is solely for your benefit, all the people in your dream are just different aspects of your personality, for better or worse. In order for you to focus on your self-improvement, your life-enrichment and your progression, you need look at all your negative and positive traits, and change what needs to be changed,
A woman will have a dream that her short-tempered, angry boss is putting unreasonable demands on his children to sit down, and be quiet at Chuck E. Cheese's, because the woman identifies with him about how she's been inpatient, impractical, and angry with her own children. A man will dream that his older, financially reckless brother has lost everything in order to warn himself about the consequences of being irresponsible with money, too.
If you think you don't dream, you're wrong...everyone dreams, but some people immediately start thinking about their day when they wake up, and they forget having dreamed anything.
Jewels (Gold, Money, Valuables) - Symbolizes spiritual and moral graces in your life or; your love or; your patience, generosity or forgiveness or; that you're losing your spiritual values (losing money or valuables) or; may be a warning to you about theft (losing valuables)
Jungle - Indicates that you're confused or; that you're being uncivilized and rude
Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language."— Gail Godwin
Key - Symbolizes the answer to your problem
King - Represents a high goal that you've met or; symbolizes your father or; symbolizes God or; represents the highest ideal you have in your mind
Kitchen - Symbolizes love in your life or; your diet (Who or what else was in the kitchen?)
Kneeling - Indicates your humility and humbleness
Knees (bended) - Indicates that you're bowing to someone's will
Knife - Indicates that you need cut something out of your life, to stop doing something
"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions."— Edgar Cayce
Ladder - Indicates that you're going up (positive) or down (negative) in different levels of consciousness
Lake - Represents peace in your life, or; your mirrored image (looking into lake)
Lamb - Symbolizes your innocence, purity or meekness, or; can represent The Christ
Lamp - Represents your knowledge, or; you need to 'shed some light' on a situation
Leaves - Symbolizes something unhelpful to you that you've left behind (blowing leaves) or; your represents your growth, i.e. 'turning over a new leaf
Left Side - Represents the wrong way, always a negative symbol
Legs - Symbolizes your principles or belief system or; your support system
Letter - Indicates that a message on the way for you
Lice - Represents uncleanliness of your body, mind and/or spirit
Light - Symbolizes spiritual truths in your life, or; God’s presence, or; hope, or; a new idea
Light Bulb - Indicates that you have a new idea, or; your intuition
Lightening - Represents an emotional outburst, or; a 'flash' of insight, or; could be a coming urgent message to you
Lily - Symbolizes your transformation into something better
Lion - Unpleasantness in your life, or; your feelings of power ('king' of the jungle)
Lip - Represents the words you've been speaking, or; an indication to ‘Button your lip!’ (button on lip) or; the beauty of your words (beautiful lips)
Liquor - Symbolizes relaxation, or; your desire to escape reality, or represents 'The Spirit'
Living Room - Represents your daily activities or your current situation (is the room tidy or messy?)
Lizard - The importance of your dreams
Lotus - Symbolizes your enlightenment
Luggage - Represents your 'baggage' (problems, feelings) or; your thoughts about traveling, or; your memory of something, someone
Connect the Dots
One dream symbol can't stand alone in dream interpretation; you need to connect all the symbols in the dream rather than focus on a single object.
"Dreams are free therapy. Consult your inner Freud."— Terri Guillemets
Mandalas - Symbolizes your higher self
Marriage - Represents your relationship with someone
Maroon - Indicates poor health, a negative symbol
Maze - Symbolizes your confusion in life
Mirror - Represents how you see yourself or your situation, or; how others see you
Mockingbird - Symbolizes someone mocking you, or; you mocking yourself or someone else
Money - Represents something valuable to you (money, power, energy, talent)
Monkey - Indicates that you're making a monkey out of yourself
Monster - Symbolizes something fearful and/or terrible in yourself, another person, or a situation.
Moon - Represents romance and passion in your life
Moose - Symbolizes your self-esteem
Morning Glory - Represents your rebirth
Mother - Symbolizes a female higher power in your life
Mountain - Represents your accomplishments, or; your difficulties in life to overcome
Mouse - Symbolizes Irritations in your life
Mouth/Lips - Your words
Movie - The story of your life, or; the attitude of a mass of people
Mud - Symbolizes a difficult situation in your life
Music - Represents the divine influences in your life, or; the harmony you feel with others in your life
Paul McCartney dreamed the entire melody for 'Yesterday' and wrote the lyrics immediately after waking.
Nail File - Indicates that you need to trim the rough edges of your character traits
Neck - Represents the flexibility of your thoughts (is it stiff or limber?)
Newspaper - Symbolizes facts that everyone knows, or; information that is coming to you, or; indicates that you've had a vision
Nine - Represents the completion of a cycle and reaching wholeness in your physical, spiritual or mental life
Non-Functioning Grocery Store - Symbolizes your meals that lack nutrition
Nose - Symbolizes your identity or situation, i.e. clown nose indicates someone is making a clown out of you, brown nose indicates that you're 'brown-nosing' someone, a nose where it shouldn't be indicates that you're being nosey
Nude - Indicates that you're feeling vulnerable, or; that you're shedding your old identity; can also represent your feelings of humility
Repetition Means Emergency!
Have you ever had a dream repeat itself? Chances are like everyone else, you have. Jung explained, “…recurring dreams show up repeatedly to demand attention, suggesting that the dreamer is neglecting an issue related to the dream.“
If you're dreaming the same thing over and over again, it's an urgent warning that shouts out for you to take notice and take care of a critical situation. And, you'll keep dreaming it until you do something about it. Take it as a direct message from God to do something about the situation quickly!
"Dreams... the true interpreters of our inclinations, but..art is required to sort and understand them."— - Michel de Montaigne
Oak Tree - Symbolizes your strength and wisdom (is it healthy or diseased?)
Ocean - Represents your subconscious, or; your spiritual journey
Oil - Indicates your need or want to eliminate friction in a relationship
One - Represents God and the oneness of all things
Open Abdomen - Indicates that you're opening yourself up to something
Orange (Color) - Represents your health and energy level
Orchard - Symbolizes your spiritual qualities (is it overflowing with fruit or barely thriving?)
Orchestra - Represents your agreement or synchronization with someone or something in your life
Owl - Symbolizes your wisdom, or; a warning to you to use more judgement in a situation
'So Real' Dreams Are Real!
Extremely vivid and life-like dreams are rare and particularly important. You’re shocked after waking from this type of dream because you're convinced you were already awake during it, but you have a feeling of realism much stronger than your usual dreams. These dreams consist of premonitions (usually warnings about the future) or actual contact with loved ones who have passed on. If you were stunned upon waking and felt compelled to tell someone about your ‘so real’ dream, then it was a dream of unquestionable significance.If you can’t relate to the strange feeling that accompanies this kind of dream, then you haven’t had one - yet.
"Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity."— - Kahlil Gibran
Palm Trees - Symbolizes your victory over a situation and ensuing peace
Pansy - Represents your feelings of being walked on or cowardly
Parakeet - Indicates your love for someone that's 'caged in'.
Party - Represents a celebration along your life's journey, or; symbolizes a meaningless situation
Pawn Shop - Symbolizes that you're carelessly trading your important assets for something of lesser value
Peacock - Represents your self-pride and self-love
Pen - Symbolizes what you're thinking about, or; indicates your want or need to communicate
Perfume - Represents the way you express yourself (do you wear strong, soft or light perfume?) or; can symbolize a sweet-smelling experience you've had, or; indicates that you want to cover something up with something that seems better
Phoenix - Indicates that you've had a spiritual rebirth
Phone Ringing - Represents a message that's coming to you
Picture of Self - Indicates that you need to examine yourself more
Pig - Symbolizes that you're making a ‘pig’ of yourself
Pine Tree - Represents your longing for someone, or; you're need for peace
Pink - Pale pink is a negative symbol and represents weakness in the area it appears, and; rosey pink represents love and joy, or; that you're health is 'in the pink'.
Planets - Symbolizes your spiritual ideals, what you'd like to be spiritually
Platform - Represents the condition of your physical body (shaky or stable?) or; How you appear to other people
Pocket - Indicates that you're keeping something for yourself, or; symbolizes the . female sex organ
Poison - Indicates some type of danger to you; can indicate a deadly situation
Police - Represents universal laws and spiritual laws
Porch - Symbolizes your feelings of insecurity in a situation
Prisoner - Represents your feelings of being restricted and controlled in a situation
Priest - Symbolizes the safety and strength in spiritual forces
Pulling - Represents a strong influence in your life
"Dreams are necessary to life."— - Anais Nin
The Reason for Dreams
Good or bad, you probably know that dreams can have a powerful influence on your daily mood and outlook. However, they haven’t been placed in your psyche to entertain you or torture you (even though it seems like it at times). They’re here to help; self-improvement is the intention, your ‘ultimate self’ is the reward.
'Dreams Your Magic Mirror' by Elsie Sechrist
Have you ever had a lucid dream (you knew you were dreaming while you were dreaming)?
Do you remember your most frightening childhood dream?
© 2016 Shirley Urso-Farmer