Dream 484: The power to stop yourself from doing something
A man told me he dreamed that a giant cut his right hand off and wondered what it might mean.
A giant is a person that is bigger than life. The right hand is mainly used by most people to do things. It sounds like your higher or larger self is keeping you from doing something.
At the second level of dream interpretation, which is more unreliable, it could mean someone powerful is keeping you from doing something in a way that deters you from doing it permanently.
The right is usually conscious action, while the left goes with subconscious emotion. The idea would be that your higher self and/or someone powerful is strongly and aggressively keeping or inhibiting you from doing something.
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Dreams 289: A man in his early forties dreamed that he was talking to some girls when he was in high school in New York. It was very casual and relaxed conversation in a restaurant located at the top of a mansion. When he left, he found himself at the top of stairs on a landing where there was a stairway to his right and there was a stairway to his left.
He went down the left stairway and knew somehow that he had to use a phone. He then went down the right stairway and found a woman that looked like his wife. She was pretty and looked like his wife. He thought she looked depressed as she was leaning forward on her arms with her forearms resting on the table. He then saw the girls he was talking to earlier pass by in the distance.
This dream is all about communication with his wife. Stairs invariably represent sex because it is a rhthymic activity that ends in a climax. The left tends to be associated in ancient India with subconscious emotions, while the right usually represents conscious activity. The dream is emphasizing the importance of communication in their sex life.
Restaurants are where people are physically and psychologically nourished. The dream is saying that there was something about the way he communicated with those girls in New York that would be useful in his marriage, that there was something about that type of communication that would be especially nourishing in his marriage.
Movement in this dream is down stairways because their sex life was a “downer.” Movement down the left involves emotion. A phone is at the bottom of this stairway to emphasize the importance of communication.
The right is associated with conscious action. In this case, his depressed wife at the bottom of these stairs represented disappointment over the lack of sexual action, intimacy, in his marriage. The dream ends by recommending interaction with his wife like he had with the New York girls that pass in the distance.
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A 36-year-old man dreamt that he moved by operating mechanical extensions that were fastened to each limb. He had a blue-eyed blonde-haired 3-year-old girl on his lap. Every so often the little girl would suddenly twist to the left which greatly inhibited his motions.
The dream was critiquing his mechanistic movement through life which was inhibited by unpredictable unconscious desires. Because the dream’s main character is a man, the dream is announcing that the dream is mainly about actions versus emotions (usually associated with female characters). The child was a representation of the Divine Child archetype.
The Divine Child usually contains our hopes and desires for the future. The Divine Child often has blue eyes and blonde hair and is below 11 years old in Caucasian cultures. That she was a little girl meant that his unconscious emotional (the movement was always to the left which usually means movement toward the subconscious) twists hampered his progress through life.
He was being told that desires contained in his inner Divine Child were getting in the way of smooth and effective action. The dream wanted him to have more control over his actions. His unconscious wishes were throwing twists into his plans.
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