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Don’t Be a Hero


Dream 199: Might as Well Face It You’re Addicted to Love

Heroine on Heroin
Heroine on Heroin

A 24-year-old male dreamt that he was giving his brother shots of heroin in the leg to prevent his brother from having extreme withdrawal symptoms.

Dream 198 Interpretation

I aked him whether he was having trouble with a girlfriend. He indicated that he recently broke up with a woman who was having addiction to drug problems. The fact that the way many people pronounce heroin as “heroine” was a major clue. You are entering the world of fantastic ideation in dreams where clang associations and extreme concreteness paradoxically exist in the same space as spiritual desires.

I asked him what his brother’s personality was like. His brother was the embodiment of the heroic masculine archetype, always helping and protecting those he loved. The dreamer’s desire was to save the beautiful now ex-girlfriend. The dream, like most dreams, is perfect in the sense that while the girlfriend was addicted to drugs, the dreamer was addicted to the girlfriend.

He literally went through withdrawal breaking up with the girlfriend as he was focused on saving her. It is notable that the sound of the word heroin (heroine) clued this dream interpreter in to the idea that the heroic masculine was probably involved. In the dream he is literally trying to spare his own heroic masculine from experiencing withdrawal symptoms from the dreamer’s addiction to the drug addicted girlfriend. Legs in a dream involve the issue of support as legs support us physically. The dream was urging him to withdraw his support from the substance plagued girlfriend.

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Addicted to Love

Dream 182: Addicted to Love

A 36-year-old man dreamed he was meeting with his Tai Chi Master.  The Master was exalting the dreamer to live by the precepts of Tai Chi.  This philosophy emphasized measured thinking before taking action.

The dreamer heard an overriding voice that urged him to “Stay Here!”  The dreamer ignored the voice and went off with a prostitute.  He was making out with the woman when he looked to his left and saw his new live-in girlfriend.  The girlfriend was looking at him like she depended on him for everything.  She had also gained 200 pounds.

Dream 182–Interpretation

He had serial disaster relationships where the woman he was involved with depended upon him for everything.  He was trying to take it slower with his new live-in girlfriend.  The Tai Chi Master represented the shift in his actions in relationships toward deliberate and thought out movement.

His lust with the prostitute represented his tendency to become overindulging with women he was sexually involved.  That the girlfriend becomes an obese giant while he is making out with the prostitute reflected his indulging dependence within himself and within the relationship.  The relationships in the past depended excessively upon upon himself which he expected back then.

The suggestion of this dream was that he needed to stay with deliberate and thought out actions in relationships to prevent creating an overly dependent glutton within himself and within relationships.

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