KEY WORDS(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially
of the day before the dream) :
- "I am just starting to realise"
- "opening up emotionally"
- "I am beginning to accept"
- "exploring a new feeling"
- "It got me thinking emotionally"
- "I am looking at him in a new way"
- "you need time to think about your feelings!"
- "I want to have a serious talk and find out what we both feel"
THE REALITY The dreamer was a writer. The day before the dream he decided
to look through some old stories he wrote years ago. He was taken back to
the times when he wrote these and the emotions he felt at the time.
DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer
- "I was looking through some old stories that I have written. They made
me think of the time when I wrote these stories. I started thinking nostalgically
about those times".
THE INTERPRETATION Sisters are often reliable symbols in dreams. They link
to moments when we open up and start to think freely and openly. These are
the moments when we think of new ideas and explore emotions. In this case
the dream begins with the dreamer talking to his sisters.
So the dreamer started to examine his day before the dream. One issue clearly
linked with the symbolic meaning of sisters. He had looked through old stories
and explored old emotions. He had taken himself back to the past.
Bags in this sense symbolise the things that we carry around with us such
as memories from the past. Its the knowledge that we build up. One of the
bags had a mixture of things in it and the money symbolised the obvious value
that some of the old stories were to the dreamer.
Beaches are also symbols of us looking at our feelings. This dream was spot
on in that the path led to the beach. That matched exactly the way that the
dreamers activities led him into a new emotional openness.
BAG : "a collection of items"
BEACH : "A moment when we observe our feelings and reflect on the reality
of our lives"
COINS : "something of real value"
SISTER : "exploring emotions and opening yourself up to new thoughts"
------------------------------------ DREAM TIP: Dreams use archetypes. These are simply a stereotype
which contains certain characteristics. A witch is a stereotype which links
to selfish manipulation. A sister can be an archetype within your dream. A
sister refers to the types of emotions that sisters exhibit. They are emotionally
open and share their secret thoughts. When a sister appears in your dream
it links to a new emotional openness within you. You are thinking in new ways
and possibly willing to accept conclusions about your life you were not willing
previously to accept.
------------------------------------ THE DREAM last night I dreamt that my sister and I had the address
to a house where my father's real father lived. (As far as I know, my father
was raised by his real father) anyway, when we got there, there was a woman
who said the guy was dead now but that he knew he was our dad's dad and he
kept close watch on him and all his kids. She got out this big book (it had
Braille pages in it and she had lots of pictures of us from when we were kids
stapled to the pages). In real life my grandmother is blind and the picture
book looked a lot like her Braille Bible books. I thought for a second that
the woman had been to my grandma's house and that was were she got the book.
She gave me a pair of gloves to put on before I looked at the book. My sister
wanted to explore the house (which was huge!) but I wanted to look at the
book. The woman went to get us something to drink and my sister and I went
to explore a little. We ended up on a little boat that had a wire bottom.
We had to move some cleaning supplies around the bottom of the boat for some
reason but the boat sank anyway. We were swimming across this lake to get
back to the house. We ended up a good bit away from the house but we got back.
While I was swimming I noticed that I still had the ladies gloves on so I
had to swim without getting the gloves wet. Then the woman wanted some money
for the gloves and I didn't have any so she said she would take my sisters
jacket instead. She kept saying the 'green breaker' and I didn't know what
she was talking about. I refused because I couldn't give away something that
didn't belong to me. But the woman took it anyway. And then she demanded that
my sister write an $8 check to cover the expenses of the drinks she gave us.
It was weird. My sister got mad and I got mad and we left. I don't know how
the woman was related to the man who was supposed to be my dad's dad. There
were other people there like a man and some young girls. I thought they might
have been my step sisters when they were little but they are all grown now.
THE REALITY The day before the dream the dreamer had talking with a woman
and she described how she was part Asian. Just as the dreamer was falling
asleep she thought "how can she not know that she is part Asian?" Then the
dreamer thought about herself and how she had recently found out that she
was part Jewish. She knew her fathers mothers family were Jewish and that
somehow they converted.
The dreamer had found this out through a cousin. She dislikes this cousin
as he is very racist and she suspects that he was trying to hide his Jewish
DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer
- "I recently found out that I have some jewish ancestry. I have been
trying to explore this past but its all a bit pointless as I do not really
know much behind this. I have tried to get excited but all I know is that
I have some jewish ancestors and that sometime in the past they converted.
The only reason I know they converted was because we are all christians".
THE INTERPRETATION The dream starts off with the dreamer exploring her fathers
home. This can symbolise lots of things but the way he is exploring the home
suggests a connection with her father and his roots. This is at least consistent
with the dreamer exploring her own family tree. In this case the dreamer had
thought about her own roots shortly before going to bed. The things on our
minds before we go to bed are extremely important. Dreams are mirrors - they
concentrate on the day before and very much focus on new feelings forming.
They also will home in on little intuitions that stick in our mind - the dreamer
clearly thought about how this woman did not know she was part Asian.
Boats in dreams often symbolise issues which we able to build up some emotional
momentum on. The boat in this case sinks though so it shows its an issue that
she is unable to build up some momentum on. That is clearly relevant in this
case. In real life the dreamer was thinking about her Jewish ancestry but
was unable to build up a sense of journey into her past. She was unable to
emotionally connect with her distant relatives. She did not have enough information
to build up an accurate picture. She simply knew that in the past she had
Jewish relatives and that they converted. They must have converted because
she now goes to church and not to synagogue. Its as simple as that. But she
was unable to understand the process about how this took place. It shows that
the dreamer was wanting to relate to her Jewish relatives story. But she knew
nothing of their time during the holocaust. She was therefore unable to really
explore her past. Perhaps the Braille books are symbols of this past that
she is blind to and unable to explore.
The dream features the dreamers sister. In dreams sisters often represent
moments when we are exploring new feelings. They capture moments when we are
trying to explore new ways of thinking and opening our minds. Exploring a
past that she knows little of is very much linked to this.
The dream also features cleaning products. Maybe this suggests that the dreamer
was trying to show how she was OK with her Jewish ancestry. She felt that
her cousin was anti Semitic and also had thoughts about the holocaust. Perhaps
the cleaning products link to the need to explore the pain her relatives may
Swimming is often a symbol of real effort in an emotional sense. It shows
that you are trying to move to some new emotional situation. In this case
it captures the efforts the dreamer was making to explore her ancestry.
Overall the dream captures the dreamers thoughst at the time - "I keep
thinking of my jewish past but in many ways I cannot really understand it
in any meaningful way. I want to be able to understand the story of how they
converted and understand the horrors they faced in the holocaust. Yet all
I really now is that they converted. After all they must have converted because
we all go to church not synogogue".
BOAT : "trying to explore and connect with her own past - relate to her
ancestors in a meaningful way"
BOAT SINKS : "Unable to explore her ancestry because she has so little
real factual knowledge to explore"
EXPLORE GRANDFATHERS HOUSE : "her families ancestry and jewish roots
SISTER : "exploring some new issue and opening your mind"
SWIMMING : "emotional effort "
------------------------------------ DREAM TIP: Sisters in dreams link to moments when your mind is
exploring new feelings. Think of moments of acceptance. For instance when
you say things like "well actually I do tend to be arrogant" or "maybe the
project is not succeeding in the way I would like". So sisters can refer to
a new mood of openness and admission of failure.
------------------------------------ THE DREAM I'm staying at a hotel with some kind of group of people,
but they aren't really involved in the dream. I'm going to my friend Jason's
hotel room, whom I have a real life crush on, wearing only a lavender bathrobe,
and I tell myself I'm going there to say goodnight. So I get to his room,
he opens the door, and it's kind of like in a movie, with all kinds of intense
sexual tension. So I go in, and sit down on the bed, more awkward tension,
and then somehow we lean in to kiss, but are interrupted by a knock at the
door. I jump up, not wanting to be caught, and open the door to my three real
life little sisters. They come in and watch TV for a while, and just hang
out. Finally, they leave the room, and suddenly I'm just in a short white
towel. I look over at Jason from where I've been laying on the second bed
in the hotel room, he motions me over to the other bed and holds his arm out
for me to crawl up under. So, of course, I do, and we kiss for awhile, it's
amazing, and I wake up.
THE REALITY The dreamer is attracted to this guy and would like to make out
DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following emotions within the dreamer
- "I have a fantasy about this guy. I just wish he would take control
and romance me. It would be just right and he would do everything. He would
help calm me down and would recognise my innocence. It would be just perfect"
THE INTERPRETATION Dreams do occasionally dwell on our fantasies. There maybe
occasional hints to help us understand the dream better. A hotel is a place
where we have everything done for us. In this case it probably links to the
dreamers wish to have her crush take control and romance her.
The little sisters are probably symbolic of innocence within the dreamer.
Perhaps her fantasy would involve his recognition of her vulnerability and
HOTEL : "the dreamers wish for her crush to take control and meet all
LITTLE SISTERS : "showing her vulnerable side and innocence and he would
recognise this "
---------------------------- DREAM TIP : The dream mind is one where we form concepts. One example
of a conceptual thought is "I know I have got to work on some issues within
my mind. I have not dealt with several problems from my previous relationship
properly ". So try to think up quotes which capture and sum up the current
state of your feelings. The dream mind constructs these thoughts using symbols.
So then try to look for evidence within these symbols of your own feelings.
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