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Asking Your Dreams Questions

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As noted in my book (Chapter 34), the process of asking your dreams a question is called dream incubation. I usually recommend to people who they keep track of dreams and ask the same question for several nights and maybe up to a week. Over the course of a week, often the images that are produced may form a pattern that is helpful in discerning what the dreams are trying to convey.

The subconscious uses a strange kind of logic which I explained in my book. If your subconscious did a really good job, it many times is not recognizable what the dream is referring to. Keeping track of the dreams over the course of a week can give further information and illuminate what the images are trying to convey.

I recommend to people that on the first night they write the question they want to ask their subconscious three times to entrench the question in their subconscious. On subsequent nights you merely need to think the question to yourself internally before going to sleep. The most important thing, of course, is to write the dream the next morning no matter how fantastic or strange it may seem.

Using the rules in my book are likely to be helpful in interpreting the dream. It also often is helpful simply to tell another person the dream because having to put it in words may make some insights more obvious to you.

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Her Paint Wears Thin

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Dream 230: The Paint Is Wearing Thin

Analyst Jeremy Taylor in his book, Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill, described a woman who was terrorized by a recurrent dream in which the white paint of her house was bubbling up and peeling away. She felt strangely horrified by this dream and would awaken each time she had it.

Dream 230—Interpretation

Recurrent dreams are “big” dreams because they usually represent the dreamer trying to solve repetitive and similar problems at different points in the dreamer’s lifetime. The house can represent the dreamer because that was the framework out of which she lived. White in almost all cultures is the most spiritual color as it is representative of “the light.”

The paint bubbling away meant that she was at those times feeling hypocritical. Her spiritual veneer or what she showed to the outside world was wearing off and exposing her inner worn surface. That the paint was “bubbling” off indicated that she felt internal anger that threatened to surface. This possibility horrified her.

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Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill

Jeremy Taylor in his 1992 book of the same title as this post talked about dream interpretation. The idea that people could fly without engines was absurd back then. The thought was that people could only fly under their own power in dreams.
This was before wingsuits allowed people to fly using the natural heat updrafts near mountains. No matter how many times I view it, flying by wingsuit always looks dreamlike to me. The following video is another astounding example of wingsuit flight:


There were many interesting techniques and ideas in Taylor’s book. He used dreams to explain delirium tremens. Delirium tremens is a condition where an alcoholic has hallucinations such as seeing bugs crawling all over his or her body. Extreme alcohol abuse is known to stop the alcoholic from dreaming.

It is known that people who are kept from dreaming will make up for the lost dream time on subsequent nights. What Taylor believes is that the alcoholic is dream deprived when abusing alcohol to such an extreme that when they begin to sober up, they literally have an awake dream because the need to dream has built up to the point that it is extremely intense.

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