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Dream Analysis?

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I think dreams are a pictorial summation of what is happening in your subconscious. I'm not convinced that the so called 'dream dictionaries' get it right, though I do think there are universal symbols or associations, to some degree.

Nevertheless, I have some fucked up dreams sometimes. Take this morning, for instance:

I was in a dormitory/ residence setting in which I had my own residence but was living closely amongst others. One of the people I was subjected to was a "party animal" type who had no shame and would pee whenever she felt the need, making a public event of herself. I was horrifyingly splattered with her urine while she exclaimed "whooooo. haha. look at that!" Aside from this wanton idiot, there was a single mom with two kids around 6-8 yrs old who would arrive at my domicile, claim they were beaten and abused and ask for help. They were really just nosing through all my stuff, hoping to get something desirable. I took them home and told their mother "you should know that your kids are going around telling people you beat them." The mother was completely nonchalant and seemed supportive of her kids duping people into giving them free shit. The dream ended with me saying:

"I'm done with you, I'm done with your kids, and I'm done with that stupid ass bitch who keeps peeing on everyone!!"

I suspect that the "peeing chick" was pernoctator.
If nothing else, the rest of the dream was highly entertaining when trying to explain some of the shit I said while my kid was trying to wake me up. :starwars:
 
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Yes dreams are just random product of subconscious mind visualization.
Subconscious mind never sleeps after all.
Dreams can sometimes be precognitive or have deep meaning but not always.
It is because subconscious mind is very deep.
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Yes dreams are just random product of subconscious mind visualization.
Subconscious mind never sleeps after all.
Dreams can sometimes be precognitive or have deep meaning but not always.
It is because subconscious mind is very deep.
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You sound to be an expert in dreams?
How can your username is Psychic CHILD but your avatar is an OLD man? :confused:

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Freud's idea of day residues seems to more accurately summarize the rationale of dreams for me. I'm sure some anagogic Jungian stuff is in the stew as well but Freud's theory is more suitable for most applications. I actually remember up to ten dreams per night and I can trace most of them back to events that occurred the previous day. So I would say an analogical representation within the day residue theory is most probable. Well, it makes the fewest assumptions and it accords with my experience. ;)
 
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I actually remember up to ten dreams per night and I can trace most of them back to events that occurred the previous day. So I would say an analogical representation within the day residue theory is most probable. Well, it makes the fewest assumptions and it accords with my experience. ;)
Ten is a lot. How do you manage? The best I can do is two ... at different times of the night. If I try to recall them by noting them, I will lose sleep.

Agreed for me they continue the day's events. However the more they deviate from daytime literally (conscious daytime activity), the more they represent unconscious unfinished events of the past. That is said a little clumsily. Maybe I can do better later.

Desires have to do with it and a number of those desires are not conscious to me. Hence they have psychoanalytic value to explore.
 

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Ten is a lot. How do you manage? The best I can do is two ... at different times of the night. If I try to recall them by noting them, I will lose sleep.

Agreed for me they continue the day's events. However the more they deviate from daytime literally (conscious daytime activity), the more they represent unconscious unfinished events of the past. That is said a little clumsily. Maybe I can do better later.

Desires have to do with it and a number of those desires are not conscious to me. Hence they have psychoanalytic value to explore.
Actually ten would be pretty good recall for the morning. I usually do around six by remembering one prominent detail from the dream (e.g., ice-cream truck), chronicling that detail, and then moving onto other dreams. With that one detail I can remember most of the dream's storyline and feeling. Does that sound more Ni or Si?! I'm not sure. These fucking functions. Edit: I guess an average would be six. Most dreams are perfectly forgettable or too transitory to be later recalled. :D
 
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You sound to be an expert in dreams?
How can your username is Psychic CHILD but your avatar is an OLD man? :confused:

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I Was Born A Psychic Child.
That is why I still use Psychic child as my username

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The brain uses sleep, in particular REM dream sleep, as a time to reorder neurons and turn temporary (chemical based) memories into long term neuron based memories. As far as I know we don't know what the relationship is between that activity and the dreams we remember.

In my experience my dreams are some loose association with what happened or what I thought of during the day. My suspicion is that a dream is the conscious, or semi-conscious mind watching this reordering go on and is it's attempt to interpret it. In other words, during the day your mind gets sensory input to interpret, and during the night it gets this interior reordering. No wonder dreams are so goofy.
 
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I actually remember up to ten dreams per night and I can trace most of them back to events that occurred the previous day.
Woaw, I can’t even tell you what I was daydreaming a moment ago. So to be able to remember 10 dreams a night seems impossible to me.
Have you trained yourself? I’ve read it is possible by trying to remember your dreams when you wake up. You can also write them down.
 

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i don't feel the same. i don't think there is a hard law about what dreams are concerned with. when my waking mind isn't concerned with my waking live, in particular not with the past of my event-less days, then why should my dreaming mind be concerned with that crap? these two minds are essentially the same, only their mode of expression is different, and of course the waking mind is limited in flow, because it's tied in with the senses. but my dreams are mostly wondering about reality and identity, just like my waking mind. my dreams are also really bored sometimes. often in the morning hours my mind has a hard time making up shit to dream about. i can end up sitting somewhere and thinking about something, within my dream. the more exiting stuff is usually happening in the first four hours, and that part is also least related to mundane past. the first two hours are least often remembered and they seem most traumatic. what is remembered from this time is mostly related to all the basic principles of being me. its satan (separation) against god (nonduality) and variations of the theme (man against aliens, man against tidal waves). it can be literally about roller-coasters (spacial reflections on principles of ascension, decent, on states of mind, not on contents of intelligence), the mundane stuff is considered between the deep stuf and boredom. there are also thoughts, i mean dreams about what will happen "today". much of my waking mind is about what could perhaps happen, because so little happens for me. equally much of my dreams are the same. i don't believe that my dreams are about what i have thought about the day before, i believe they are simply progressions of and further variations of the same themes. waking, dreaming, all one mind, going round and round in it's individual circles, but you can never enter the same river twice, no matter how stuck everything seems to be. it's clear that there are no solid memories, or maybe it's just me being demented.

like if you give different tools to a creative person, they will create different works. i give you paper and you may try to write something deep (analogous to dreams being soulful and crazy as are our souls), i give you a camera and actors at your command and you will create porn (analogous to your waking live). but somehow it has all the same handwriting over it, and it's always new, yet limited in originality.

that's why there are limits to how meaningful analysis can be. sometimes it's productive to translate one medium (prose) into another medium (porn). just remember, that the process of translation is itself another act of the same intelligence - the interpretation IS a dream. so perhaps analysis is all right, but misnamed. it's a creative practice, a struggle for achieving more integration of the two forms of expression. it's about the doing of it, not the particular result.
 
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When my waking mind isn't concerned with my waking live, in particular not with the past of my event-less days, then why should my dreaming mind be concerned with that crap?
I'd say because it is your reality. It's also the source of your creativity.
 

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I tend to first start with the most literal possibility. I have had recurrent dreams, though they are anomalies. In the normal cases, non recurrent, the literal interpretations satisfy curiosity. I don't sleep well so my dreams are easily tracked to a short time period even though the dream may take place over an extended time period. I do find it interesting how a half hour dream period can have enough detail to have required hours or days to experience. I've also had 'epiphanies' that disintegrated as I 'descended' from meditation and the common meaning of words failed to contain the experience. I've integrated my experience of dreams with my experience of meditation: A picture is worth a thousand words.
 
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Necroing this thread and considering joining several into a single "Dream Interpretation Thread."

Last night I slept for over 20 hours, waking up several times (6-7+), and each time, in that initial moment of awakeness before immediately rolling over, there was a very detailed image of a face taking up my full visual spectrum. Each one was completely different, each produced a different feeling, and many were chimeric between human and animal. One of the first that I specifically remember was chimeric between a man and a red-faced Japanese macaque. Once I had accepted this feeling that it was not here to harm me, but had the power to do so if it chose, I had no fear, just awe, of the others that subsequently appeared. Very strange considering it was nothing like my "normal" dreams...

 
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I agree with snafupants, the Jungian perspective on dream interpretation seems most relevant. I have interpreted dreams to make sense of their psychological context, especially my own. Being able to judge the meaning of the contents of a dream takes knowing something about the life and conscious thoughts of the individual. Without this knowledge, it is impossible to trace the associations being made from the unconscious content.
 

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I think this dream has more to do with you than all the negativity you project to the people in your dream.
I would look at childhood memories.
There seems to be a connection.


Necroing this thread and considering joining several into a single "Dream Interpretation Thread."

Last night I slept for over 20 hours, waking up several times (6-7+), and each time, in that initial moment of awakeness before immediately rolling over, there was a very detailed image of a face taking up my full visual spectrum. Each one was completely different, each produced a different feeling, and many were chimeric between human and animal. One of the first that I specifically remember was chimeric between a man and a red-faced Japanese macaque. Once I had accepted this feeling that it was not here to harm me, but had the power to do so if it chose, I had no fear, just awe, of the others that subsequently appeared. Very strange considering it was nothing like my "normal" dreams...
Was it perhaps this man?


The human-animal chimera connection is hidden in the name.
 
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Was it perhaps this man?


The human-animal chimera connection is hidden in the name.
Not specifically the DL, but maybe, in that perhaps both are different manifestations of the same thing. I normally picture DL as the old fart laughing his ass off, but this was that plus a certain wrathful demonic vibe.

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I think I like you... :o :phear:
 

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Hmm, just a really palpable observation:
Could it have something to do with you reconciling with or suppressing your "animalistic" traits?
That's where the demonic dimension comes into play.

Well, thanks. I think i like you too. :qq:
 

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but guys why was i peeing on everyone
Hehe, well, i don't know, but nocturnal enuresis is something most people go through.
So, i guess it has something to do with that.
That is a question the thread starter has to answer to her/himself.
 
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Hmm, just a really palpable observation:
Could it have something to do with you reconciling with or suppressing your "animalistic" traits?
That's where the demonic dimension comes into play.

Well, thanks. I think i like you too. :qq:
Probably both. For some time prior, almost a year, I'd been actively embracing and reconciling those traits. And then things sort of peaked and stopped. Right after that dream, actually, which began my current depressive cycle that was uninterrupted until a few days ago.
 

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Probably both. For some time prior, almost a year, I'd been actively embracing and reconciling those traits. And then things sort of peaked and stopped. Right after that dream, actually, which began my current depressive cycle that was uninterrupted until a few days ago.
Hmm, seems to me that you feel out of balance, so to speak.
Have you experienced the integration of your "animalistic" traits more fulfilling than suppressing them?
What, in your waking life, may have been the turning point?
 
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Hmm, seems to me that you feel out of balance, so to speak.
Have you experienced the integration of your "animalistic" traits more fulfilling than suppressing them?
What, in your waking life, may have been the turning point?
Integration is definitely more fulfilling. But expression is sometimes a problem because I don't want to go to jail. :angel:

The turning point a year ago for the initial integration (or reintegration, since I haven't felt or done a lot of similar things since I was perhaps.... 3-4 years old) was a psychotic break and the onset of rapid cycling bipolar disorder with mixed states. Before that, mania and hypomania were fine and weren't a problem; went unnoticed. But then the first sustained mixed state kicked in and my entire life suddenly took a different course. I got bored with science altogether.

The turning point around dream-time... there wasn't one, other than the dream.
 

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Oh, one or two things i forgot to ask:
Do you have unusual sleep patterns?
Have you noticed a lunar influence when it comes to mood and or behaviour changes?
 
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Always unusual sleep patterns since birth, which causes all sorts of problematic hooplah when attempting to hold a normal schedule.

Lunar influence... I haven't thought about it, but based on last month and this one there might be a correlation between mixed states and the full moon. Oct's would have been during or just after, and Nov's just prior. Need a larger dataset though.

But I have documented mood in a different way, that extends much further back than the key psychotic break: http://www.intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=16337

High mood = high demand for novel music. I haven't updated in a while but I know the numbers for Oct and Nov 2013 are near 0.
 

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My intuition is that dreams are a lot more than we currently understand them to be. Possibly Freud, Jung, and Architect are all correct, and yet there could be room for even more explanations. Sometimes I recognize bits and pieces of ideas or places that I thought of earlier in the day. Sometimes my dreams are precognitive. I dreamt of a conversation I was going to have with my brother 3 weeks before having it. Sometimes my dreams are provoked by symbols and ideas that are not known to me during the day, but possibly might be encoded in our genetics. Sometimes I dream that I have to pee because I actually have to pee. Sometimes I incorporate sounds that are in my real life, and alarm clock, or birds chirping outside my window into my dreams. I don't feel any current understanding of what dreams are have even come close to scratching the surface. I have no proof one way or another, but I have a gut feeling.
 
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I dreamt of a conversation I was going to have with my brother 3 weeks before having it.
THIS. Has happened to me 5 times. :storks:

Fishing on first date, car accident, deer crossing the road in front of me, seeing a northern harrier, and taking medication.
 

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I have dreams where I perceive that I am making a connection with a person awake on the other side of the world while I am asleep, much like the movie Being John Malkovich. I am in the person's head and am seeing what that person is seeing. Once I watched an execution through the eyes of a child. Actually, now that I think about it, many of the times I have had this happen to me involved death. Once even the death of the person I was within. - I often pick up on details of real places that exist in the world that I never been to personally and would not actually know what they would look like without research. Because I pick up on details in my dream, a road sign, a building sign, someone speaking, I'm able to wake up and google the location. Look at google maps, etc... How is this explained in current theory? Other than 'not is hallucinating again.' (a convenience)
 

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Sometimes my dreams are precognitive. I dreamt of a conversation I was going to have with my brother 3 weeks before having it.
THIS. Has happened to me 5 times. :storks:

Fishing on first date, car accident, deer crossing the road in front of me, seeing a northern harrier, and taking medication.
I have these as well.
Also deja vu experiences in both, the dream world and waking life, quite frequently.
This has caused a great paranoia in me, because i don't know when a deja vu in the waking life actually is a precursor to unfolding events as predicted in my dream or not.
Sometimes it is, sometimes it's not and the chain of events takes a different direction.

How is this explained in current theory? Other than 'not is hallucinating again.' (a convenience)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precognition
Various psychological processes have been offered to explain experiences of apparent precognition. These include:

Selection bias where people remember the "hits" and forget the "misses," remember coincidences more often than other non-coincidences, or when they were correct about a future event rather than instances when they were wrong. Examples include thinking of a specific person before that person calls on the phone. Human memory, it is argued, has a tendency to record instances when the guess was correct, and to dismiss instances when the guess was incorrect.

Unconscious perception by which people unconsciously infer, from data they have unconsciously learned, that a certain event will probably happen in a certain context. As with cryptomnesia, when the event occurs, the former knowledge appears to have been acquired without the aid of recognized channels of information.

Self-fulfilling prophecy and Unconscious enactment in which people bring events that they have precognized to pass, but without their conscious knowledge.

Some psychologists have explained the apparent prevalence of precognitive dreams in terms of memory biases, namely a selective memory for accurate predictions and distorted memory so that dreams are retrospectively fitted onto subsequent events.[8] In one experiment, subjects were asked to write down their dreams in a diary. This prevented the selective memory effect, and the dreams no longer seemed accurate about the future.[34] Another experiment gave subjects a fake diary of a student with apparently precognitive dreams. This diary described events from the person's life, as well as some predictive dreams and some non-predictive dreams. When subjects were asked to recall the dreams they had read, they remembered more of the successful predictions than unsuccessful ones.[35]
I'm not too happy with this,
there are some logical and methodological flaws in these theories and studies.
 

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I trust my intuition a little more than it seems many other INTP's on this board do. This does not mean I don't seek out explanations, or verifications. But I will act on a hunch as long as this act won't have a detrimental effect, meaning I will do the basic level of verification before I put myself in the way of danger, but my natural inclination is to push the limits of my imagination and then try to find patterns or answers along the way. - It seems certain personalities prefer to ground everything into empirical explanations. I won't argue against it, for I feel both methods have their advantages and disadvantages. A hunch can be wrong, so can an empirical explanation that is based on false logic.
 
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Dream Analysis Theory

My general theory of dreams goes like this: One is currently experiencing something in their brain during today and yesterday. This experiencing is a natural thinking process and while awake can and does refer to prior experiences. One can see that during "day dreams" or day dreaming.

When asleep one is not subject to the boundaries of daytime inhibitions. Therefore the brain is free to roam and roam it does. The roaming topics are of the previous day or wherever you left off. The thing is there are no geographical or historical or sensory boundaries. That's why you get the non-realism of dreams. Cognitive functions pass into non-cognitive memories in your past. Typically when one wakens and remembers these are handy dandy clues to one's unconscious.
 
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I had the following dream less than a year ago and, after recently rediscovering a journal entry in which I summarized it, I decided it would be interesting to hear peoples' analyses of it.

As with most dreams the beginning is unknown. The earliest scene I remember was of being kicked off of an old-fashioned train with all of my stuff and landing in one of [my grandmother's] guest rooms that overlooks the creepy streetlight. I had a good deal of things with me, including many colorful shirts and three handguns. Shortly after landing in the room I felt that something was coming for me, something unspeakably evil. I cried for help to no avail. I got down on my knees to pray, even crossing myself [despite being raised as an Evangelical Protestant], but no one heard my prayers. It was apparent to me that it was too late now. The evil things flew past the window and scurried through the hall. Everything grew darker and darker. They tried to come in through the open bedroom door but I beat them back. It went pitch black, and then I woke up.
 

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Dream #1: A boy and I are walking across a large bridge over an ocean; more of a U.S. Pacific coast shoreline, a sheer cliff into the ocean. He didn't like being in the sun. There is a boardwalk on the bridge, and looking over the railing, there's a long fucking ladder over the side. The boy wants to swim, and I say something to the effect of "Of all places to swim, this doesn't exactly look safety-friendly. I like you. Don't be a retard." We turn and walk, and then moments later I realize he's gone, turn, and see him standing there dripping, and he hands me a $1 bill. It's wet, old, faded, and rips in half when he hands it to me. "Let's go buy something." So we go into a shop (shade and A/C), split up, and browse. He's dry now. On my way to the counter, he walks in the door, dripping wet again, and hands me another $6, a 1 and a 5, also faded, but they don't tear. I didn't know he'd left. Devious little fuck. I say something like "Cool. If you really want to keep diving, go ahead I guess. You've convinced me. I'll go with you."
 

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Dream #2: I board a school bus for a field trip, along with a bunch of peers from high school. The bus has a very vintage feel, and each seat has a sticker on it, a label for the name of who sits there. My mother, of all people, is a chaperone. We ride through the night and arrive at our hotel, in some town. War breaks out upon leaving the bus, which is what we've come to see. Tracer rounds are fired at aircraft dropping bombs amid some kind of serious sounding Disney-esque soundtrack. My responsibility throughout this war is to keep track of my grandmother's white persian cat, notorious for not being people-friendly, which was transported without a carrier. There's never any fear that I'll get hurt in doing so.
 

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Dream #3: I'm standing inside a cave with a figure in the shadows. There is a ray of light coming through the entrance, and I can make out a small glass bottle on the ground. I pick it up, squeeze the dropper, and deliver a dose of some unknown substance under my tongue. I hand it to the figure, who reaches out and I assume takes it as well, though I cannot see. As I move to exit the cave, the light coming in the entrance becomes triangular-shaped and engulfs me, emitting an oscillating rainbow of color from its edges while the center becomes brighter. Only the figure's outline remains visible as it steps into the light as well, and stops. I hear unique music that I haven't heard before, and a voice, speaking a message, telling me things I don't remember and asking me to reflect.
 

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Dream #3: blah, blah, blah...
You want to be possessed by aliens.
If you can't actually articulate your dissatisfaction, you aren't accomplishing much.

Dream #4: Recurring. Same as #3 except no voice or music. A mirror emerges from the light, which takes up my full visual spectrum. I spend a long time looking at my own reflection, moving about and such. Nothing about me is distorted to any degree. When I touch my reflection, I wake up.
 

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Try dreaming after a 24+ hour fast, such that food/digestion doesn't interfere. You could even try meditating and avoiding all media/internet/social consumption. That is, sit idly in a quiet area away from everything when not sleeping. Also, fix any nutrient deficiencies and heavy metal excesses. What do your dreams say then?
 

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I don't necessarily like the idea of inducing dreams when it could disrupt some apparently natural cycle of dreams coming to me. I have no idea when they'll stop. Detail seems to be dying off, so maybe soon. I'm also aware that I likely experience multiple dreams per night, but I think an "artificial" attempt to increase their recall interferes with the meaning of the most prominent one I recall. FWIW, I'm very well aware of what this recent batch of dreams relates to, I'm just not telling. It's interesting, to me, to see the different symbolic manifestations of what's going on in my psyche.

Dream #5: I'm on a farm that consists of wooded areas, fields, and a pretty insignificant barn. I walk through the woods, coming to a field. In the field are lions, two females and a male. I watch as housecats basically play the role of jackal, sneaking up on the lions, touching them or doing something else to annoy them, and running off before being harmed. The whole spectacle has a playful atmosphere, but in me, that mixes with fear, because I could be harmed, so I take up a position inside a barrier of round bales in the field, and mentally plot my pathway to the barn through the woods, because that's where the lions cannot go.
 

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Series over. Seems like dreams have moved to another subject and there's no longer carry-over (Latest was about eating dinner with someone. It's a different sort of symbolism entirely). So, to commemorate that series:

 

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My dream last night/this morning was an interesting one.

At one point I was at the royal palace. I assume it was the royal palace because someone resembling the queen seemed to be in charge. I got trapped, but managed to find a way out. But someone talking to me got greedy. They thought if we could go back in we could get a million dollars and escape the same way as before or something, but it didn't work. So it seemed I had fallen into a trap, but it was kinda ambiguous. I think that's when my alarm went off.

The queen spoke a bit about the trap, suggesting that people were lured in with the promise of a small win, but then get greedy and lose it all. Maybe it has something to do with my gambling addiction.
 

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I dream a lot about the beach and the ocean sometimes drowning or floods even when i was a kid i used to have dreams like that . anyone could analyze this
 

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Ah, reminds me. Latest from a few nights ago:

My family is staying at a hotel, getting ready to go to a farm to pick corn, to sell. My dad gets into an old, beat up brown SUV, and my mom into a red corvette convertible, something like a 1960 roadster, but, you know, faster. My brother and sister get in the back, and I'm in the passenger seat. Transportation of the corn is discussed, and apparently there's no issue filling the back seat with.... ears of corn, because that's perfectly normal. But I don't care, because I get money out of it. On the way there, mom gets a case of leadfoot and decides to scream past my dad, swerve in front of him, and slam the brakes. This causes him to clip a gas station terminal, which bursts into flames a few seconds later. No one's actually hurt.

I get upset with my mom because of her reckless behavior. As she starts openly asking if her insurance will cover this, I get out of the car and start walking back where we came from on the sidewalk, thinking "Don't ask me. You deal with this shit." I arrive back at the hotel, where we started. A female police officer is there looking for me, looking around, wanting to interview me about what happened. I see her, and avoid her. I don't want to talk about it. I walk through the exit and onto the boardwalk, which is the same boardwalk that crosses the bridge in dream #1 of the previous series. I then wake up.
 

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#47
Ah, reminds me. Latest from a few nights ago:

My family is staying at a hotel, getting ready to go to a farm to pick corn, to sell. My dad gets into an old, beat up brown SUV, and my mom into a red corvette convertible, something like a 1960 roadster, but, you know, faster. My brother and sister get in the back, and I'm in the passenger seat. Transportation of the corn is discussed, and apparently there's no issue filling the back seat with.... ears of corn, because that's perfectly normal. But I don't care, because I get money out of it. On the way there, mom gets a case of leadfoot and decides to scream past my dad, swerve in front of him, and slam the brakes. This causes him to clip a gas station terminal, which bursts into flames a few seconds later. No one's actually hurt.

I get upset with my mom because of her reckless behavior. As she starts openly asking if her insurance will cover this, I get out of the car and start walking back where we came from on the sidewalk, thinking "Don't ask me. You deal with this shit." I arrive back at the hotel, where we started. A female police officer is there looking for me, looking around, wanting to interview me about what happened. I see her, and avoid her. I don't want to talk about it. I walk through the exit and onto the boardwalk, which is the same boardwalk that crosses the bridge in dream #1 of the previous series. I then wake up.
Well, that's an obvious one.
You are poor in the USA / "developed world".
You feel uncomfortable in the entrapments of the economical framing that you and your family were born into like the MAJORITY of people, but since you know no other way of dealing with everyday life except the submission to that what has been handed down to you from your parents and their siblings, you swallow the whole big black bile of gunk in the *hope* of eventually, by quasi-miraculous intervention making it to another day.
Which goes wrong, as expected.
 

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Heh.... "submission"... :p

I find a ridiculous degree of synchronicity with auntyflo though. There's more layers than that.
 

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Dreams are just reviews of what's already there in your life. Some of it can look new or weird, but you basically can't just try to come up with new stuff on the fly.
 
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i had a dream where i touched an ocean of darkness in space.
i rode a highway made of light (at light speed) to get there.
flew past a city in space while on this highway made of light (at light speed) too, it looked like victorian england, buildings were really bright but the roads were darkest dark.
also flew past a library of cosmic knowledge, don't ask me how i know that's what it was i just do, it was a giant ring in space similar to the one from Megas xlr.
also experienced life as a prisoner on an alien planet as an alien, a prison break was in the works.
also got to experience what being a guard on duty was like, i was very annoyed with the alarm making noise cause there were already military spacecraft taking off and landing.
i became lucid once i fell out the space ship at the end of the dream before touching the ocean of darkness, because it just clicked that i was in the vacuum of space and not suffering explosive decompression without gear. no, it didn't click on the highway made of light that sent me at light speed through the cosmos.

to this day i still wonder why there was an ocean of darkness in the middle of space that had the consistency of gelatin. perhaps i quit my addictions and pursue knowledge but there's value in the darkness that needs to be unearthed.
 
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