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Saving Myself from My Anger

 

Dream 194: Saving Myself from My Anger

A 36-year-old man dreamt that he was on a raft2004-tsunami with his brother who was two years older.  There were other swimmers in the water who were quite relaxed.  Suddenly a huge wave came that lifted the water level very high.  Then another wave raised the water level even higher.  He decided to land the raft at a nearby island where he went to a campground.  He left the brother behind.

Dream 194 Interpretation

The brother consistently bullied him when they were growing up.  Worse than that, his brother hit on two of his girlfriends when he was in his early twenties.  The dream presents himself surrounded by his relaxed parts of the psyche while he tries to deal with his anger (his older brother).  He is trying to deal with the emotional upset with his bullying brother that still irritated him and made it more likely that he would lose his temper.

Water is emotion. The two huge waves are the huge waves of emotion he felt after his brother tried to seduce each of his girlfriends.  The dream, by the way it begins with relaxed bodies in the river (relaxed parts of his psyche), and by the way it ends with him going to a natural island campground and leaving the brother on the raft, is urging him to leave the anger behind and relax.  The dream urged him to ride the waves of emotion out to where they can do no harm.

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Dream 130–Getting Away from It All

Photo of Devil's Island, a former penal colony
Photo of Devil’s Island, a former penal colony

Dream 130 Getting Away From It All

A twenty-eight year old man dreamed that he was on a ship which navigated to an island.  When he went onto the island, there was a path covered with an ongoing bamboo mat which led to a vibrantly green and lush jungle.  There was a large muscular brute of a man blocking his way down the path.

The dream then shifted to his being on board the ocean liner which was anchored near the island.  There were two huge pipes that were large enough for a man to walk in.   The devil appeared and said that they should race down each pipe to see who gets to the island first.  He then saw himself lying on the beach with the island in the distant horizon.  A cloud formed  over him and  rained upon him.

Dream 130 Interpretation

This was an early therapy dream.  He was navigating his subconscious to find a new path in life.  The bamboo paving the way to his growth was the recent growth within him that allowed him to even consider therapy.  The lush jungle represented the new growth he was considering.  The brute of a man was his earlier macho man attitude which is similar to the savage masculine archetype.  The devil represented his shadow because he really “raised hell” when he was younger.  His shadow was encouraging him to race towards change and was trying to inspire his get up and go.

Sitting on the beach means that he was in that area between the subconscious ocean and conscious land.  He was backing away and distancing himself from therapy.  The dream assured him that staying away from therapy would not be pleasant and would result in depression (represented by the rain).

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