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    Re: Dream Interpretation

    [quote author=honeybee link=topic=34.msg14818#msg14818 date=1290138775]
    I am hoping someone might understand, and help me to understand this.
    A little while ago I had a dream that a group of people came and told me that I am a High Priestess. I don't normally pay too much attention to dreams but this one was extremely vivid. I did a little research online, but found such varying definitions, so I didn't worry about looking into it anyfurther. (I don't really know what a High Priestess is)
    Anyway, this morning, my 4yr old and I saw a large black moth, seemingly, fly through our (closed) front door. It is now in my bedroom.
    Normally I wouldn't think too much more about this event but something about it reminded me about my dream.
    So I am back on my research mission.
    Can anybody help me?
    I am a 35yr old mum of 2, Of no religious denomination, I don't do drugs, drink or smoke... I feel profoundly effected by my dream and this mornings moth event.
    Would appreciate any guidance or advice
    Thankyou
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    Well, i don't know if this is very helpful, but when I approaching understanding a dream, there are two questions i ask:

    1) what do the elements (high priestess, black moth) bring to mind for YOU? what's the first thing that comes to mind.

    2a) what are the feeling qualities of your reaction in or to the dream or dream elements, and (2b) once you've identified those feelings, where in your waking life have you been experiencing those feelings?

    These two questions always help lead me to an answer. Yes, there are some collective unconscious symbols that carry common meaning but most dream elements and even archetypes according to Jung carry a lot of personal unconscious associations and that's usually where to start.

    The other thing is it is usually helpful to look a the dream context, not just isolation elements.

    (I wouldn't dream of venturing an "interpretation" without exploring those things)

    Hope that's helpful.

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    hi there,

    i had two consecutive dreams last night of the same thing. i say consecutive because i had the first dream, woke up and then went back to sleep and had the second one. i basically dreamed that someone ripped out my third eye. i saw it as tangible, like an actual eye on my forehead and both times it was gouged out by a human hand. the dreams were different but with the same result.
    today i have felt ill and out of sorts, even though as off-putting as the dreams were i didnt really obsess over them. they were extremely vivid and somewhat shocking to me as i view my minds eye as the gateway to being able to see what others cant. without it i am blind. i couldnt imagine why my psyche would create such a thing, especially twice in a night.
    i often look into my minds eye when i am lying in bed at night and meditate or drift off as a way to help deal with insomnia. before i know it im asleep and sometimes the meditations continue into my dreams.
    this is another thing i am unsure of, whether this was purely a dream or something i saw while meditating. i am new to this forum, and if anyone could give me any insights or advice, or have heard of similar dreams, i would really appreciate it. i really want to know if this could have some significant meaning behind it

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    Re: Dream Interpretation

    [quote author=dj_nikki_k link=topic=34.msg20508#msg20508 date=1291732109]
    hi there,

    i had two consecutive dreams last night of the same thing. i say consecutive because i had the first dream, woke up and then went back to sleep and had the second one. i basically dreamed that someone ripped out my third eye. i saw it as tangible, like an actual eye on my forehead and both times it was gouged out by a human hand. the dreams were different but with the same result.
    today i have felt ill and out of sorts, even though as off-putting as the dreams were i didnt really obsess over them. they were extremely vivid and somewhat shocking to me as i view my minds eye as the gateway to being able to see what others cant. without it i am blind. i couldnt imagine why my psyche would create such a thing, especially twice in a night.
    i often look into my minds eye when i am lying in bed at night and meditate or drift off as a way to help deal with insomnia. before i know it im asleep and sometimes the meditations continue into my dreams.
    this is another thing i am unsure of, whether this was purely a dream or something i saw while meditating. i am new to this forum, and if anyone could give me any insights or advice, or have heard of similar dreams, i would really appreciate it. i really want to know if this could have some significant meaning behind it
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    Well, dream interpretation is a delicate matter and highly personal, but, I'll offer my two cents and you can decide if it is useful for you.

    The fact that your dream (at least the theme) was repeated twice in a single night and because the memory and feeling of the dream stayed with you into your day, suggests that it is an important and meaningful dream. That is to say, your subconscious (or guardian spirit) is trying to tell you something.

    The things that come out strongly from the subconscious tend to be feelings you have but don't acknowledge. Therefore it is difficult for the individual to recognize the meaning at first, but once you do, if you do, it "comes together" and rings true.

    Questions of the first layer: What does the third eye mean to you? Is there something your are trying to do or achieve related to your third eye and/or meditation?

    Answering those questions would be the first step toward understanding. Further understanding can only develop by examining your layers of feelings and motivations toward that matters that come up in answering the above questions (if that makes sense).

    Your dream makes me think of a zen koan. Your dream seems to beg the question as to what belief or hope your are placing on your third eye. Part of you, deep down, may feel differently about it (than you consciously realize). Sometimes the symbols of our journeys get mistaken for the destination.

    I have my doubts about doing this on a forum, but those are just some thoughts.

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    Re: Dream Interpretation

    [quote author=newgirl24 link=topic=34.msg12358#msg12358 date=1289572427]
    I have a recurring dream (nightmare) in which I get a small pet (this has been all sorts of things, but usually a hamster or a fish) and then put it in another room, close the door, and forget that it exists. Then, I will remember suddenly, and of course it has starved to death. :-[

    I hate that dream.
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    Wow - I have the same dream! Except mine are always still alive and I apologize for forgetting them, and can't imagine how I could have done so.

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    Re: Dream Interpretation

    alright. i need help interpreting please

    I'm googleing about dreaming about a dead person coming alive. and i only get answers for if you know that person.

    Well I had a dream last night thatmy supervisor from work brought a dead guy into a dark room (I was already in the room) and laid him on the floor. I asked him if he was dead and he said yes. after a little while the body adjusted like it was just sleep. and then a few minutes later it stretched and yawned and sat up. that's when i woke up... i never saw his face. and it was dark so all i could tell was it was a tall man.

    then after i went back to sleep i had a dream that my mother in law (who for some reason owned the dog we gave to a friend of ours) went to wallmart and dropped dead in one of the isle. i was in the store when i came accross her and the dog was hovered over her protectively. noone could get close. but he came to me.. and i was so scared of the dog. that it would bite me. but he never did while i was soothing him.
    i woke up this morning very unseasy and i cant shake the "death" feeling.
    i don't know if these 2 are related. but can anyone give a guess on what they think they mean?
    "Close your eyes, take 20 paces farther than you thought nessesary and just when you think you've lost your way completely.. you'll be there. open your eyes" Alice Hoffman

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    There is a moot in my area which I have attended several times.

    Lat night I had a dream i was at the moot held in one of the members homes, we were planting a rose bed with hundreds of rose bushes. They were very small plants and we were covering them completely with clay, as I was piling the clay over the plant it was disturbing the roots.

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    Re: Dream Interpretation

    Two nights ago I dreamed that I found a bald eagle dead, spread eagle in the mud. That's all I remember - any ideas?
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    Re: Dream Interpretation

    The current political situation, perhaps?

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    Re: Dream Interpretation

    LOL - most likely political (bald eagle - America), but I'm not sure which current political situation...
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    Re: Dream Interpretation

    If it is politically based, then there's really nothing anyone other than you can do to interpret it. I think the symbolism (dead in mud) is pretty obvious in itself.

    Outside of that, eagles have other symbolic interpretations as well; including: the illumination of the spirit, healing, creation, being of the Earth but not in it, the soul, high intelligence, greater sight and perception. Bald eagles also have an association with water, that you should look at (ie, they are fishers and take much of their sustenance from the water)- they are able to penetrate the water, grasp what they need, and rise out of them (also, the ability to enter and exit the ethereal realms at will). Heroic nobility.

    It hints at resurrection and alchemy (the bringing of fire, sun and clear water as opposite elements being brought together). It may indicate the need for you to hold onto what is important to you, for you to understand when (and to what extent) to speak your mind, a need to reflect on the past in order to handle your present and future situations.

    Eagles have a far richer symbolic heritage beyond the USA's patriotic usage of it. I suggest you do some reading into the bird's symbolism, as well as its behaviors, to find your answers.

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