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Torrent of Anger

images(5)Dream 253: Changing the Torrent of Anger

A 34-year-old man dreamt of a tornado over the ocean creating a funnel of water. He was viewing the scene through his omniscient observer-ego. Suddenly two helicopters appeared. One was well above the top of the funnel while the other helicopter was well below the top of the funnel. Each of them fired a missile at the base of the funnel which destroyed it and removed its destructive potential.

Interpretation– He returned from Afghanistan with severe post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He was losing his temper with his family and their children so often that they felt like they “were walking on eggshells.” In dreams, water is emotions and a tornado is a powerful and potentially destructive natural force which in this case is anger. Fire in dreams is change or transformation. Missiles explode and create fire, i.e. change.

Changes in elevation in dreams often represent different levels of consciousness. Lower levels address practical and everyday needs while higher levels typically address higher or even spiritual aspirations especially when flight is involved. Helicopters are strongly identified with the military.

Helicopters are a type of flight that is methodical, strategic and calculating. The dream indicated that he had totally changed. He had methodically trained himself to eliminate uncontrolled natural forces, i.e., anger, from family interactions. The dream was recognizing his radical changes on both higher and lower levels of consciousness.

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Escalating Conflict

Dream 172: Conflict Escalator

A 50-year-old woman dreamt that she was in a shopping mall.  There were twenty escalators in the mall.  Near each escalator were huge pillars supporting the mall.  When she went on the escalators, she was periodically wisked away from the escalator to a shower.  After she showered, she was returned to the same place where she was previously on the escalator.  It was her impression that she was going down the escalator.

Dream 172 Interpretation

Dreams starting out in a mall are typically going to describe how the dreamer was “mauled” or hurt in life.  Escalators and elevators typically convey that the dreamer’s level of consciousness is changing.  That she was moving down the escalator indicated that she was going down into her subconscious.  She was working through a lot of dysphoric emotions.  The dream indicated that she needed to periodically cleanse herself from the emotional impact of past events as she proceeded deeper down into her subconscious emotions.

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