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What does a bucket, and being lowered into a water well mean in a dream?

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Dream 483: Journey to the Center of Your Soul

A woman had a dream that she was standing in a bucket and was being lowered into a water well. She wondered what the dream meant.

Interpretation

A famous Jungian dream analyst had a dream that she saw a flower grow out of a water well. The flower had to grow about 40 ft before it reached the surface and could then prosper. She wrote books for 20 years before getting one published. Her books then became best sellers and she had a whole slough of books to publish. Her name is Marion Woodman.

She always saw the dream as indicating that she had beautiful growth within her that would take a long time to emerge out into the world so it ended up being a predictive dream.

For some reason, you are being immersed in your emotions to get fully in touch with your subconscious and who you are at a root level would be part of my guess.

Another woman thought she should have as much fun as she can. She thought the dream was indicating or even recommending that the dreamer have a bucket list of things that she wanted to do. Movement downward usually represents movement towards the subconscious and the Soul, if you will.

It may well be her soul’s urging to do the things she wants before it’s too late, before she dies. Water is virtually always emotions in dream. She is being submerged into her emotions.

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What does hitting the wall and making the basket in basketball mean in a dream?

Dream 479: Doing something off the wall helps me score

A man reported that he had the following dream:

“I threw a basketball off the wall and into a basket.”

Interpretation

First off, I would guess that you did something off the wall and scored.

A basketball is round. Circular objects imply the soul because a circle has no beginning and no end. Dreams frequently use sports and competitive games as a metaphor for life.

The fact that a basketball is used in competition leads to the idea that you did something out of the box and it helped you win something maybe.

Now the question is, is it referring to something that already happened, or is the dream making a recommendation? If it is a recommendation, the dream may be saying, that in order to beat the competition, you may need to do something off the wall.

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What could two trees joined by a bridge mean in a dream?

 

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Dream 452: Bringing My Higher Self to Others

A woman had the following dream:

“I’m standing on a high bridge whose poles are made of small pieces of clouds. I don’t know how they can keep this whole weight. I don’t see that its something real.I can see on the bridge, now it s forming a kind of egg-shaped plate, greenish color as it has a mild vibration. Beside me it opens a small hole through which it is possible to see a lot of green trees and vegetation which is so thick that i can t see the ground .

This bridge connects two big trees through which flows some kind of electricity, or something like that, and the bridge is feeding them. The trees bend their branches as if they have conscience. Then one of the branches wants me to sit on it.

I’m climbing and at the moment I feel, I rise very quickly in the air. It discharges me from itself, so high above. I’m falling through the hole on the bridge. I’m wearing on my back a bright green disk color that is slowing me downhill between trees. It’s like I’m not from matter anymore. I’m completely empty, and I now know that I’m made of air and light.”

Interpretation 

A disk or circle in my world usually symbolizes the Soul because it has no beginning and no end. Green is growth because it is the color of plants. Trees are major symbols of integration in my world. Bridges are passages in life, going from one stage or area of life to another.

Holy naturalness! Everything in this dream is natural. It sounds like you are probably a very integrated and natural person who might be in the process of bridging two major areas, practices or teachings, or people in your life.

There are two concerns I might consider about this dream. One is the clouds that seemingly cannot support the bridge. The other is the tree ejecting you on high.

When I try to make sense of this dream, I think that it is indicating that the two areas of your life are already naturally bridged. I see it as less concerned about bridging those areas, beliefs or practices in your life because they have already been bridged.

The dream might see you as having very noble goals, but may want you to come down from the clouds and ground your goals in reality. The green disk assures us that you have the Soul and growth to bring these two major areas of integration to earth, to “ground” them, and bring your knowledge to others.

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What journey are dreams concerned with?

Dream Journey 428: Journey of the Self

This poem below illustrates that dreams are concerned with the only Journey of the Self (or Soul) that you can directly influence, your own.

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What do lightning, tornadoes and orbs mean in a dream?

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Dream 405: Fire and Fury of the Spirit

A man had the following dream:

“I had another one where a large tornado was in front of me, but this was an unusual tornado, because it had lightning inside of it and a large glowing orb on top of it. Which was where the lightning was coming from. It seemed like a quick dream, but it was the only one I could remember from that night.”

Interpretation

Tornadoes are a powerful natural force which like sex/relationships can sweep you off your feet and dramatically change your life. Lightning is a powerful natural force that implies instant electric change (lightning being electrified fire if you will). Circles are associated with the soul because they have no beginning and no end.

Orbs are circular light and there is a kind of spirituality or awe associated with them as in “I see the light.” This dream is either recognizing or predicting instant natural change from natural forces or relationships that disrupts your homeostasis and gives you a sense of almost spiritual awe.

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What does being covered with earth and merry-go-rounds mean in a dream?

Having too much fun can make you dizzy
Having too much fun can make you dizzy

Dream 368: The World Goes Round in Circles

A young woman had the following dream:

“Like I found myself laying partially in the ground in some very beautiful moss carpeted forest. In the ground meaning I was buried just beneath the surface as if the ground dirt and moss was my bed/blanket. And it felt amazing like I woke up feeling at home partially inside the earth. That was one piece. In another segment I awoke (in my dream) to find myself on a merry go round in some park. The merry go round was already spinning quite fast but I wasn’t dizzy because my perspective was looking within the merry go round. But then I looked up and to the side as if to view the park and immediately my balance was thrown off and my perspective changed and I got really dizzy just as you would if you were on a fast spinning one. It was just very bizarre to me that in my dream I could change perspectives like this and actually feel and see the world around the merry go round spinning and it physically felt as though I was on it.”

My Interpretation

The dream starts out by saying in the most explicit way possible that you are very well grounded. Being on the merry-go-round is interesting. A merry-go-round is a circle. A circle is the best symbol we have of the soul. Things that are in an amusement park, like merry-go-rounds, are usually seen as you’re having fun or entertainment in life.

The dream gives very strong advice. You must keep your perspective on what is close to you and avoid looking outside for fun as it will only make you confused and dizzy.

What do soldiers, convicts, hospitals, and injections mean in a dream?

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Dream 362: The Heroic Masculine Wants to Heal

In a dream, the dreamer who was a man was in a medical facility escorting a young soldier to an operation. A dark haired lady and another fellow were pushing the soldier along on a cart. The dreamer somehow knew the two physicians were actually escaped convicts. The soldier was given a syringe of something and passed out.

Interpretation

Dreams at a medical facility or physicians are often about healing. Each person in a dream usually represents a part of your mind with men going more with actions and women going more with emotions. The convicts would be shadow parts of the personality that are imposters.

A soldier typically represents the heroic masculine because he is willing to die for his country. This part of the personality is often a healing action part–it is a part of the dreamer that is usually involved in implementing the healing actions. The problem is that he is wounded and needs genuine help and not imposters.

The syringe that causes him to pass out is a phoney cure. The implication is that the dreamer has been wounded and is trying to get healing, but is taken advantage of by imposters that do not have his best interests at heart. There is an implication that the dreamer is looking for a substance or force outside himself for healing that causes him not to be conscious (the soldier passes out) of his best interests. The remedy is not to believe imposters posing as healers who are criminally minded. The bottom line may be a warning to rely more on his own internal strength or soul.

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What does a maze mean in a dream? What does a Samarai warrior mean in a dream?

Finding his way to an honorable Center
Finding his way to an honorable Center

Dream 328: Going in circles

A 28 year old man dreamt of seeing a circular maze where he had to find his way to the center of the maze. When he got closer, at each level, there was a heavy door that he could push open to get to the next concentric circle that was closer to the center. When he finally got to the final door, there was a Samurai warrior quietly sitting near the entrance who bowed to him.

Interpretation

This was a beginning of therapy dream. He had this dream during the second session when I asked him to keep track of his dreams. I believe his subconscious was giving us an idea of what therapy would be like for him.

So the dream showed that it would be an inner journey to deeper levels of himself with each level guarded by heavy defenses which were represented by the doors. The doors could be opened which indicated that he could work through his defenses to get to deeper levels. The last and final door was guarded by a Samurai warrior because the dream wanted to assure him that he would still have sufficient defenses even if he went to the very core of himself.

This inner core has a very honorable, respectful, and capable man of action who would remain at his core and would continue to serve him as it had in the past. The Samurai is a variant of the warrior archetype with an emphasis on honor. I believe the dream was trying to prepare him for his inward journey which would be a lot of work in overcoming his resistance and defenses, but would ultimately be successful. The importance of the dream was shown by the fact that the best symbol we have for the soul is a circle because it has no beginning and it has no end.

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What does a tall dark stranger mean in a dream?

Dream 306 The dreamer was a woman who was looking around a room only noticing there was a lot of other people. She saw a tall dark stranger staring at her. He had bright grey eyes that glowed

Come to Me
Come to Me

in the dark. She initially thought he had a mustache and beard and somewhat disheveled blonde hair so that he looked like a mountain man. A long black trench coat completed his mountain-man appearance. They were locked in a gaze at each other before she finally looked away. She decided that she would not look at the stranger again.

Interpretation
This intense stranger is a form of the shadow archetype with mystical penetrating eyes. He represents a civilized form of the savage masculine. The strength that is almost always in the shadow is conveyed by the strong mountain man image. He is a man of action who is beckoning her to use his strength.

The thought is that he is a civilized natural man of action who is part of her subconscious. This part of her mind is urging her to use his strength to inform her actions so that she is more assertive. The eyes are the windows to the soul and his eyes are light glowing in the dark.

The dream is being mystical. It is implying that using this strength to be assertive will change her soul. Using the strength of the shadow to support positive behavior is called using the shadow in service to the ego.

She will see the light if she follows the dream’s advice. As usual, it is changing the shadow that most affects our behavior. Melding all the archetypes together so that the person functions best results in good mental health.

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The Wounded Healer

Much of Life Is a Healing Process
Much of Life Is a Healing Process

Dream 295:An adult man dreamed that he was a white healer. He had healing balls of energy that appeared in his hands which he could use to heal others. When he touched the patient, the energy was transmuted to the healed in a dazzling display of spiritual/physical power. He then dreamed that he healed himself.

Interpretation

The Wounded Healer is a major archetype, a pattern of thought that recurs in many people’s dreams throughout the ages. White is the most spiritual color . Circular and round objects often represent the soul since they have no beginning and no end.

The dream is all about healing. The dream implies that by healing others, the dreamer will heal himself; and by healing himself, the dreamer will heal others. This model is essentially the root of self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, i.e., someone who had previous experience being wounded like you were was more likely to be empathic and knowledgable.

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Commitment

A Commitment Is Forever
A Commitment Is Forever
Dream 287: A 47-year-old man dreamed that he and his wife were on a beach. They took their wedding rings off and threw them into a pleasantly rising wave in the ocean. They felt safe and relaxed.

Interpretation

A circle is the best symbol we have for the soul because it has no beginning and it has no end. A ring is circular and is worn on your finger virtually permanently. A wedding in a dream represents the integration of male and female aspects of the dreamer as it stands for a man and woman forming a committed relationship.

Water is almost always emotion. The ocean is the best symbol for subconscious emotion that there is. The dream indicated that their emotions were rising. What the dream is saying by their throwing their rings into a rising tide is that their commitment to one another was increasing and creating a new and pleasant wave of emotion. Their commitment to one another created a new wave of lasting love.

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Dream 257: Life Was the Pits at 16

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Dream 257:

The 16-year-old teenager dreamt that he was in Africa. There was a huge pile of mostly dead bodies in a large pit. They found a ten-year-old black girl who was mostly just a head and a spinal cord. The dreamer helped the doctors put the girl in an ambulance and accompanied her to the hospital, convinced that she could be saved.

At some point on the trip to the hospital in the back of the ambulance, the girl turned to the dreamer and said a single word which was “Mum.”

Interpretation– At the first level, each character in the dream represents a part of your psyche. Men often go more with an action part of the mind, while women represent emotional parts of the psyche. The darker the skin, the more soul is being summoned.

The setting of the dream is often telling you what it is going to discuss in the dream. In this case, it was literally telling you how, at the age of sixteen, life was pretty much “the pits” (the deep hole full of bodies). Dead bodies show that parts of the psyche have radically changed or “died.”

As part of the massive changes occurring within the dreamer, the dream is trying to point to what needs to change emotionally (it picks out a deformed girl). The girl is immature (below the dreamer’s age) and consists of only a nervous system, a brain and a spinal cord. This is the dream’s way of saying that the dreamer is too much in the head and intellectual, and not dealing with emotions.

The fact that there are doctors and an ambulance indicates that this part of the emotions is in need of emergency healing.

The single word “mum” is important. The dream was saying that the dreamer is not speaking out emotionally enough, i.e., that “mum” is the word. It is speculative, because I do not know the dreamer well enough, but I wonder if there is something significant occurring in the dreamer’s relationship to mom=mum. In any case, it is highly likely that the dream is calling for the dreamer to express more soulful emotions and leave many old parts of the mind behind. It specifically wants the dreamer to speak out in a meaningful and emotional way more.

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The Shadow Offers a Gift

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Dream 256: A 34-year-old woman dreamt that she was in bed with her ex-husband. She heard a knock at their bedroom door and she went to answer. Once she opened the door she felt a little jello hands trying to pull her gently out the door. She then saw a dark figure lean over and place a gift at her feet.

Interpretation: Her husband had been calling the shots regarding custody of the children and having her pay support to him. She recently decided after therapy to become assertive and get court orders that made her an equal parent in the relationship. The figure at the door was her shadow trying to move her gently away from her ex. She decided it was time to change her relationship with him.

The little jello hands are emphasizing her shadow is not trying to force her into action but his giving her encouragement to move away from her ex. Her shadow then appeared directly to place a gift at her feet. She was going to court the next day and it was expected by everyone that it would be settled on much more favorable terms towards her so that she was an equal.

The shadow was encouraging her because she was making moves away from the manipulative ex-husband. The shadow was surmising that she would receive a gift by the way of the court orders the next day which turned out to be accurate. She more or less lived happily ever after.
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Shadow Quote

downloadAlex, a reader at amazon, highlighted the following quote from my book.

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The Shadow is only dangerous when other structures are not available to positively direct its behavior. If one is not in contact at all with his or her Shadow, there is danger that it may become frustrated and take over the personality because the rest of the person is not considering the Shadow’s input. The Shadow can be dangerous in this circumstance because reasonable limits are not being put upon it by other subconscious entities. When you’ve had it up to your ears in frustration, the Shadow will remove you from the situation by whatever means are available. This accounts for the situations where you did something in your own best interest in such a dramatic way that later you can hardly believe you did it. The Shadow is protective in focusing on self-survival and the person’s own best self-interests.

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The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.

CARL JUNG

Dreams: Guide to the Soul

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This book shows how an experienced psychologist developed an intuitive dream interpretation method.

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I am finishing my personal story and sojourn to health by putting MS into remission with the help of the universe/God. It will be my second book showing that dreams were an important part of that journey. My personal psychology enters into the picture a lot. I basically see years of physical abuse as laying the foundation for having the foundation for contracting the chronic illness of multiple sclerosis. Amazon will publish it first as an ebook. The name of the book will be something like MS Mission Remission: Healing Severe Chronic Multiple Sclerosis Against All Odds.

What does eating and Holy Communion mean in a dream?

“Do this in memory of me”

Dream Symbolism 350: I have always wondered about the symbolism of “Holy Communion.” Followers literally talk about symbolically eating the body and drinking the blood of the avatar. I’ve come to some understanding of this phenomenon through dreams.

Dreams use primary process thinking. It consists of very raw, primitive and unfiltered drives. As Freud maintained, sex and aggression are important drives. This is a limited view which includes only the most basic drives.

Jung recognized added drives such as social desires and self actualization needs that dreams expressed. A big part of fulfilling these needs is the want to improve one’s character.

Eating in dreams is usually one of two main metaphors:

(1) Eating in a restaurant, at home, at work or a pleasant scene usually is talking about how one is psychologically nurtured in that particular part of his or her life. The setting and who one is eating with has much to say about how the dreamer is supported / nurtured in a particular situation or with a certain person .

(2) Especially when one is eating something unusual or symbolic, the dream is usually indicating the dreamer is trying to merge certain qualities into his psyche. For example, a person taking Holy Communion in a ceremony is trying to join the holy and good qualities of the avatar being worshipped. These ceremonies are joyfully celebrating the idea that one is incorporating the holiness of the divine into themselves.

In the case of unusual items, the dreamer eating clay mugs may symbolize that the person wants to contain their emotions more. Mugs contain liquids that we are drinking. Liquids, and especially water, usually represent emotion. At the most basic level, a mug contains water and puts limits on the water so that one can handle it properly and ingest it. What the dream is saying is that the person wants to properly contain and deal with their emotions within themselves.

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Trust, Soul and Death

Dream 226: Distrust and Death in Afghanistan

Fog of War
Fog of War

A 36-year-old woman dreamt that she was riding through a Midwest prairie in a car and it was a vast land of rolling hills. She then saw herself getting out of the car and giving water to a large group of Boy Scouts. Much to her horror, the Boy Scouts turned into Arab extremist terrorists.

The scene then shifted to her being in a cafeteria where there were multiple tables arranged in a circle. There was much confusion about what supplies they were supposed to get from each table. They stood there facing the tables and then a whistle blew and there was mass confusion and chaos.

Dream 226–Interpretation

She served in Afghanistan. The rolling hills of the prairie reminded her of the Mideast. Boy Scouts were used by the dream because the dream was mainly about action parts of her psyche. She was aware that the Boy Scouts motto  was to “be prepared.”

She suffered post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the Mideast as a result of almost being raped and having her life threatened. The dream was screaming that a major problem for her was trust because the trustworthy Boy Scouts turned into terrorists. This was her experience in the Mideast, that someone could be your friend and then turn on you.

The next section indicated that she was dealing with issues of the soul as the tables in the cafeteria were arranged in a circle. Circles usually represent the soul because they have no beginning and no end.  She was in charge of taking care of notifying families that their loved ones were killed in action or by accident in the army. She noted that it was a confusing conflagration of trying to decide what to do next in dealing with, many times, difficult family members who were confused and disoriented themselves.

The trying to get supplies and the mass confusion that erupted once the signal was given was similar to what she experienced. She explained that when she was deployed, chaos erupted when they were given an explicit order to attack at a certain time.

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Carl Jung and the Cosmic Reality of Dreams

Carl Jung and the Cosmic Reality of Dreams

The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach. Dr. Carl Jung

Working with dreams makes one more spiritual. The organization, depth, breadth, and reach of dreams is truly cosmic. One feels a greater unifying power when interpreting dreams. Steven G. Fox, Ph.D.

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Voices for Healing Interview

Monday, March 3rd at 11am EST I will be interviewed by counselor Cathy Roberts about my book, Dreams: Guide to the Soul which is at http://www.drstevenfox.com
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Soul Illustrations

Soul Illustrations

This has to be written by a kindred soul to my book. Pay attention to the images in your dreams. They are different parts of your soul talking to you.

Dreams Are a Guide to the Soul

Dreams Are a Guide to the Soul

My book helps you get in contact with your higher self. Dream science is a strange logic that is raw, concrete and fascinating. An understandable way of interpreting dreams is taught in my book Dreams: Guide to the Soul at http://www.drstevenfox.com

Work Lowers My Consciousness

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Dream 186: Work Pancakes My Consciousness

A 44-year-old man dreamt that he returned to work after taking a leave of absence.  During that leave, he attended therapy and felt that his consciousness was in a better place.  When he returned to work he dreamt that he was on an upper floor when the skyscraper began to pancake like the buildings of the World Trade Center during 911.  With each thud of another floor piling and pancaking on, he felt emotionally uncomfortable, but physically unhurt, even when the floor he was on completely collapsed.

Dream 186–Interpretation

A change in floors represents a change in consciousness.  For example, a person going up ten floors in a skyscraper implies that his consciousness improved in major ways.  He felt that he had reached a considerably higher level of consciousness during his leave from work and his work in therapy.  When he returned to work, he found many of the same old habits that caused him trouble in the past resurfaced.  The pancaking of the floors was a warning of how his consciousness was collapsing at work.  That he was physically unhurt during this whole process showed that the dream believed he could repair the damage.

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Saving My Soul

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Dream 185: Saving My Soul

A 35-year-old man dreamt that one of his high school friends who later became an alcoholic jumped off a cliff into a river. The dreamer then jumped off the cliff and found himself in murky river water. He saw a liquor bottle at the bottom of the river whose neck was stuck in the bottom of the river.  The part facing up was without a bottom and was a circle which was very sharp. He touched the circle with the palm of his right hand. The sharp glass etched a perfect round and luminous circle in his palm.

Dream 185 Interpretation

The dreamer was struggling with substance abuse. He recently was getting into major trouble every time that he drank. The dream was issuing a stern warning that he was falling off the same cliff his alcoholic friend experienced and was in murky emotional waters as a result. It warned that he would go to the bottom if he reached for the bottle.

The right goes with consciousness and hands are used to do tasks.  The dream warns that his ability to carry out tasks would be hurt (cut) if he drank. The round and luminous circle warns that substance abuse literally held the key to the fate of his soul.

The circle emblazoned on his palm was representative of his soul because it has no beginning and it has no end. The dream was saying that the fate of his soul was in his hands. Hands are used to do things and the dream was using cut hands to emphasize that drinking would affect his ability to carry out tasks.

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