Delayed Post Traumatic Stress PTSD

Dreams Whisper I am writing a follow up to my dream book. The new book will be called “Dreams Whispered Advice.” I am including a chapter on delayed PTSD. I have had many clients who experienced warfare or severe sexual abuse whose PTSD gets worse when their lives get better decades later. How is thatContinue reading “Delayed Post Traumatic Stress PTSD”

What does tortured thoughts about your deceased mother mean in a dream?

Dream 539: Mom’s death tortures me A woman had a reoccurring dream. Her deceased mom visits her and she is so happy to see her, but then the mom starts stabbing the dreamer in her head. The dreamer was heart broken and confused. Interpretation Mother is often the foundation of emotions because that is theContinue reading “What does tortured thoughts about your deceased mother mean in a dream?”

What might killing a scorpion that stung you mean in a dream?

Dream 538:I hate that I hate you A woman dreamed that she killed a white scorpion that stung her and wondered what it could mean. Interpretation In dreams, animal represents part of the dreamer’s instincts. Scorpions typically represent aggression. This dream is probably a combination of levels one and two. If it were just level … Continue reading What might killing a scorpion that stung you mean in a dream?

What does your father getting shot in the leg and your mother getting shot in the heart mean in a dream?

Dream 532: Your Cheating Heart A woman dreamt that she was attending someone’s wedding. She decided to leave and take an uber ride share home. The driver was an 84-year-old man who violated her sexually when she arrived home. At home, someone had shot her father in the leg, and he was not hurt veryContinue reading “What does your father getting shot in the leg and your mother getting shot in the heart mean in a dream?”

In dreams, loved ones sometimes welcome you home

Hospice workers noticed that dying patients frequently dream of family or friends who have died before in this article I have noticed for years that people can have spiritual or vision dreams where it feels like the deceased friend, relative, or lover is actually there. That is, the dreamer believes they can see, hear, touch,Continue reading “In dreams, loved ones sometimes welcome you home”

A dream that urges you to end your self-doubts and guilt

Dream 517: Giving a funeral for your feelings of guilt A woman had the following dream: “I dreamed I and a friend were trapped in a house with a guy I dated briefly in my late teens. He was acting strange. Crazy almost. He had a shotgun pointed at me and was about to shoot,Continue reading “A dream that urges you to end your self-doubts and guilt”

Why are dreams important?

Dream post 514: Journey to the Center of Your Life https://medium.com/s/greatescape/inside-the-far-out-world-of-dream-therapy-2c57f950a67e The above article is the best dream therapy article I have have read in some time. I think the thing about dream therapy is that it took me ten years to get really good at it–I mean I was always OK, but did notContinue reading “Why are dreams important?”

What does your dog losing his way home in a dream mean?

Dream 509: Oh where, oh where can he be? A woman had the following dream: I dreamed of a black german shepard dog with a yellow collar running down the road. He was obviously lost by the way he acted and looked. Does this have a meaning? Interpretation Dogs usually represent your instinctive affection ofContinue reading “What does your dog losing his way home in a dream mean?”

What do gangsters stealing your air conditioning in a dream mean?

Dream 508: Losing your cool A man had the following dream: I had a dream that I walked into my old friend’s shop and a bunch of gangsters showed up and started stripping it of the AC units and everything else of value because he owed them money. I tried to respectfully remove myself fromContinue reading “What do gangsters stealing your air conditioning in a dream mean?”

How does the shadow try to help a dreamer?

Dream 505: Her shadow wants her to be more emotionally independent A man asked me for interpretation of his girlfriend’s dream: “My girlfriend had a dream that she was sitting in a living room (not recognizable) and a black figure was sitting across from her. No cape or cloak just like a shadow. He thenContinue reading “How does the shadow try to help a dreamer?”

What could intending to restore an old castle mean in a dream?

Dream 503: Restoring the kingdom within A man had the following dream: “I had a dream just before I woke up this morning in which I had somehow acquired a large mansion or palace in the UK, in or near London. In the dream, I knew it had been the former residence of the King/QueenContinue reading “What could intending to restore an old castle mean in a dream?”

What might refusing to eat someone’s feces mean in a dream?

Dream 499: Do not hurl pearls in front of swine A woman had the following dream: “The dream begins in a workplace where there are multiple staff members. I am unsure of the type of work but it seems to be some sort of customer service where they help people. I was a staff memberContinue reading “What might refusing to eat someone’s feces mean in a dream?”

What might observing an accident in a dream mean?

Dream 498: Stay Out of It A woman had the following dream: I had an interesting dream.I was walking alone on the shoulder of a highway it seemed little traffic,I heard a man’s voice say move or do you want to get hit by a car. Then I turned my back, and there was aContinue reading “What might observing an accident in a dream mean?”

What might a cat eating a mouse who is eating another mouse mean in a dream?

Dream 497: When I’m nice, I get taken advantage of A woman had the following dream: I need help interpreting a dream. Well, actually two of them. 1- I don’t remember most of it, but the part that stands out was I had found the cat eating a mouse. I took it out of theContinue reading “What might a cat eating a mouse who is eating another mouse mean in a dream?”

What does a dog biting your mother’s hand without leaving a wound in a dream mean?

Dream 495: Being more assertive couldn’t hurt   A man dreamed that he was walking with his mother and all of a sudden a pitbull ran out and bit her on the hand. But somehow, when she pulled her hand away, there was no wound and no bleeding. He wondered what this might mean? I,Continue reading “What does a dog biting your mother’s hand without leaving a wound in a dream mean?”

In a dream I incubate about how another person feels, am I hearing what the person would say, or am I hearing my subconscious?

Dream Question 494:It is probable that energy is sometimes exchanged from one subconscious to another through the collective subconscious. A man recently asked me the following question: “Subject: Point of View in A Dream Recently read ‘Dreams’. Loved it. So helpful! If I incubate a dream asking what someone else feels, how do I knowContinue reading “In a dream I incubate about how another person feels, am I hearing what the person would say, or am I hearing my subconscious?”

What does it mean when you want to kill your ex boyfriend in a dream?

Dream 493: Don’t ever be in a relationship like that again A woman asked me what it might mean that she had a dream that she killed her ex-boyfriend? Interpretation At the first level of dream interpretation, each living thing in a dream represents a part of the dreamer’s mind. Men tend to go withContinue reading “What does it mean when you want to kill your ex boyfriend in a dream?”

Analysing the overall pattern of a series of dreams

Dream 490: Analyzing a series of dreams, or skipping the details and going for theme A man described having the following series of dreams: “In my dreams dreams I am sitting at a table in a resturant and then I suddenly am flying and I am aware by the sound and feeling of electricity. IContinue reading “Analysing the overall pattern of a series of dreams”

What might twin boys and twin girls mean in a dream?

Dream 481: The sky is the limit A woman had the following dream: “I had a dream last night that I was holding four children, two boys and twin girls…they were so adorable…I have no idea what it means, but I felt do much love for them.” Interpretation Each living thing in a dream isContinue reading “What might twin boys and twin girls mean in a dream?”

What does a centaur, lioness, avian, Pegasus and nuclear explosion mean in a dream?

Dream 470: Controlling My Instincts A man posted the following question: “I am posting for a friend, because when she recalls her dreams, they usually mean something. They use imagery, symbolism and metaphors. In the first part of her dream, she had to contain a room full of snakes without hurting any. That’s about it…Continue reading “What does a centaur, lioness, avian, Pegasus and nuclear explosion mean in a dream?”

What does helping someone who sleeps in your bed without permission in a dream mean?

Dream 465: I help out, but stay out of my bed! I dreamed a tall bold head girl lying in my bed eyes closed. In her dress. I wasn’t happy with the size of her or anything else.  If somebody can help me in interpretation of this dream, please do. Thank you. Forgot to mentionContinue reading “What does helping someone who sleeps in your bed without permission in a dream mean?”

What might getting a new car from your mother mean in a dream?

Dream 453: Renewed Genesis of Life A woman had the following dream: “Last night I had a dream about my mother and I haven’t dreamed of her in quite a while in the dream she and I went to an auto body repair shop to get the front end of my truck repaired and paintedContinue reading “What might getting a new car from your mother mean in a dream?”

What could Coke mean in a dream?

Dream 449: The real thing A woman had a dream that a good friend John that she thought she should like to date, but did not, offered her a Coke after telling her to wake up. She accepted the beverage and felt happy in the dream. Interpretation  She was distressed because she typically always wantedContinue reading “What could Coke mean in a dream?”

I Love Dreams which are the most direct voice of the subconscious

I remind myself at work that dreams are the most direct way to get to the bottom of root conflicts and psychodramas. Dreams still surprise me as they are often counterintuitive and saying what you don’t want to hear necessarily. See how I professionally interpret dreams at http:// http://www.drstevenfox.com 

What does a dog biting someone in a dream mean?

Dream 448: Getting Rid of a Friend that Bites A woman told me the following before describing her dream: I had a disagreement with someone that’s been in and out of my life. This person contacted me to tell me that I have the the power to fix it. I was asking for a signContinue reading “What does a dog biting someone in a dream mean?”

What does sand, your father, a plum tree, and orangutans represent in a dream?

  Dream 447: Stopping Monkeying Around  A woman had the following dream: “I had a dream last night. In the dream there was a plum tree with 5 orangutans.  They had their  backs to me. Then my father picked me up and ran with me because there was a lot of sand coming at usContinue reading “What does sand, your father, a plum tree, and orangutans represent in a dream?”

What does carrying a bag or luggage aboard an airplane with your son mean in a dream?

Image courtesy of 9comeback at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Dream 446: Wondering about carrying my baggage into the future A woman had the following dream: “I had a dream that I was at an airport waiting to be called for my flight.Then I was called,and I got up and picked up my black bag.I think I was travelingContinue reading “What does carrying a bag or luggage aboard an airplane with your son mean in a dream?”

Can dreams help you make decisions about moving or getting another job?

Being Conservative Is Hard on My Head A 36-year-old fine arts professor dreamt that he was on the patio of a Mexican restaurant. There was a wasp’s nest above the kidney shaped bar. Suddenly, a wasp flew down and stung him in the head. The dream shifted to him listening to a waittress. She wasContinue reading “Can dreams help you make decisions about moving or getting another job?”

What does the negative Queen represent in a dream?

Dream 437: The Evil Queen I have had very vivid and odd dreams every night for the past month. Yet when I awake I usually only remember pieces. I was standing in front of my ex husband. We were talking as I began to think in my head about our split. Reminding myself of theContinue reading “What does the negative Queen represent in a dream?”

What does a wedding veil, car, death of a son, and an older man crying mean in a dream?

Dream 433: There is something I know I should do A woman had the following dream: “I had a dream I was in my wedding dress and looking for an iron for my veil. My young kids got out the flat with a strange wee boy. I went looking for them when I found themContinue reading “What does a wedding veil, car, death of a son, and an older man crying mean in a dream?”

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What do guns, shooting and robbery mean in a dream?

Dream 427: Violence Begets Violence A woman reported the following dream: “I had a dream about a friend involving a robbery and gun shots were fired towards her and I. When I later talked to her about it, she said 2 other friends had dreams of her either as the one doing the shooting orContinue reading “What do guns, shooting and robbery mean in a dream?”

What does sex and kissing men on the forehead mean in a dream?

  Dream 413: She should have listened A dreamer reported an ex girlfriend had a couples dreams of him one night. He wondered about the significance of the sea shell. The former girlfriend’s dream was as follows: “I kept singing prayers into your ear and kissing your forehead after every one. Every time I didContinue reading “What does sex and kissing men on the forehead mean in a dream?”

What can a ghost, furniture, and a house mean in terms of relationships in a dream?

Dream 409: The ghost of relationships past A woman had the following dream: “I need guidance if possible on what this dream meant.. So I dreamt I was not a ghost but invisibly present in my ex and I’s home, which is just his home now. And I noticed little upgrades, for example I thoroughlyContinue reading “What can a ghost, furniture, and a house mean in terms of relationships in a dream?”

What does it mean when a deceased relative hugs you in a dream?

Dream Vision 402: Hang in There Baby I dreamed hat my deceased brother-in-law hugged me as i was leaving the hospital after visiting my wife who was a patient there. Interpretation My wife was having a number of medical difficulties. She was hospitalized right before I had this dream. What was different about this dreamContinue reading “What does it mean when a deceased relative hugs you in a dream?”

What does Medusa mean in a dream?

The stone-cold stare Dream 398: How Dare You Be Like Your Father A man dreamed that he was sitting on a couch between his divorced mother and father. He was in the 8th grade. His mother’s head was full of snakes that looked quite threatening and they were green and gooey. My interpretation of theContinue reading “What does Medusa mean in a dream?”

What does my fat phony Queen like mother in law in a wheelchair in a dream mean?

Dream 397: Time to Get Real A woman dreamed that her 94 year old mother-in-law who is in a wheelchair suddenly got up and started walking around very fast to show the dreamer that she actually could move and walk very well. The mother in law in real life weighed 300 pounds and was morbidlyContinue reading “What does my fat phony Queen like mother in law in a wheelchair in a dream mean?”

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What does it mean to have an ex killed by gangsters and to dream of a father you loved?

Dream 391: Avoid Provocations and Act More Like Dad A woman had the following dream: “I dreamed my ex and I were someplace about to cross the street as I stepped into the street a car full of young men speed up in front of me nearly hitting me… I panicked and banged the hoodContinue reading “What does it mean to have an ex killed by gangsters and to dream of a father you loved?”

What does your mother being bitten by an ant mean in a dream?

Dream 391: My Sister Is Very Irritating A woman had the following dream: “I had a strange dream I was walking then I saw my sister at an office and she says that my mom got bit by ants. I believe that was the doctors office. It ended there.” My Interpretation “Each living thing inContinue reading “What does your mother being bitten by an ant mean in a dream?”

What does it mean when you find money in a barn for the family you babysit for?

Dream 390: Old MacDonald had a Barn Full of Energy A woman had the following dream: “I dreamed that the family I babysit for (I am friends with the mother) had lost like a friend or family member and a very large sum of cash was owed/given to them. The family drove me to theContinue reading “What does it mean when you find money in a barn for the family you babysit for?”

What does dreaming about your divorced parents being married mean?

Dream 389: Getting It Together A woman had the following dream: “Dreams are wonderful for me lately. I dream of my deceased parents staying married (they divorced when I was 4), seeing them grow old together. Just wishful thinking?” My Interpretation Whatever theory you look at in mental health, it eventually gets back to momContinue reading “What does dreaming about your divorced parents being married mean?”

What does the two of swords mean in the Tarot deck of cards?

Caught Between Two Lovers   Feeling Like a Fool Dream 387: Caught Between Two Lovers   A man had the following dream: “I dreamt a lot but there’s one particular part I can’t find an answer to. I saw a tarot card, beautiful card. It was of a queen wearing white sitting she had aContinue reading “What does the two of swords mean in the Tarot deck of cards?”

Why am I constantly dreaming about a girl I loved since I was 12 years old?

Dream 385: I Want to Recapture How I Was Emotionally in My First Relationship with a Girl When I was 12 I fell in love with a girl at first sight(right when I looked in her eyes) , and her dad was the first one to teach me how to kick a soccer ball whenContinue reading “Why am I constantly dreaming about a girl I loved since I was 12 years old?”

What does a bridge, a river, a door, and a girlfriend not recognizing you, mean in a dream?

Dream 383: The Emotion Just Is Not There A man had the following dream: “I’ve been having this recurring dream and i’m not sure what to make of it…Until a few months ago i’ve been in a relationship with this girl and we would meet very rarely since she lives far far away. In thisContinue reading “What does a bridge, a river, a door, and a girlfriend not recognizing you, mean in a dream?”

What does a shopping mall, a candle, socks and money mean in a dream?

Dream 378: Taking Care of Business A woman had the following dream: “I was walking around a mall alone. I was going around and around the same shops like I was trying to find a special one but never could. Then I finally found it and it looked like a clothing and candle shop. IContinue reading “What does a shopping mall, a candle, socks and money mean in a dream?”

What does having sex with intuitive people in dreams mean?

Getting to know all about you Dream 371: Going Crazy on You A woman had the following dream: “I dreamed the other night that I helped two guys who became infatuated with me. (This actually happens to me a lot in life.) There were two other guys there that were my friends in the dreamContinue reading “What does having sex with intuitive people in dreams mean?”

What does sex mean in dreams? Does the kind of sex make any difference?

Dream Question 370: A female dreamer asked: What does it mean if you dream that you have sex with someone almost identical to yourself? Sex at the first level usually means integration especially if it was good consensual sex. If you have a dream where you are having sex with someone who is identical toContinue reading “What does sex mean in dreams? Does the kind of sex make any difference?”

What is Synchronicity?

Dream 358: A woman dreamed that an ex-lover whom she had known for years were floating side by side together passively in a pool of water. They both were floating and were perfectly still. She somehow knew that he was going to die. Basically the dream was saying that their relationship died because it wasContinue reading “What is Synchronicity?”

How might the shadow side of sex show in a dream?

Dream 356: The Shadow Side of Sex A woman had the following dream: “Twice within a month I have dreamed of large tomatoes… (I’m saying bigger than your head large). Also last night I dreamed of a black horse that was bleeding,I tried tending to the wounds. It was dark and I was in theContinue reading “How might the shadow side of sex show in a dream?”