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DREAM SYMBOLS - How They Work
DREAM SYMBOLS ARE ABOUT YOU. Though there are always exceptions, most dream symbols tell you something about yourself.
A Dream Symbol is Not the Main Message Symbols are important building blocks in a dream yet are not the whole message. The mind selects an emotionally charged image from your memory to get your attention so that a message can reach you. The main message is in the story line as step two of the Five Step Technique.
Symbols are Carefully Chosen Visual Messages. People ask: “If I see some pumpkins in a grocery story in the Fall and then dream about a pumpkin, is that a coincidence?” It is not a coincidence. The pumpkin carries a message. During the day, you see faces, pictures in magazines, scenes on t.v. and have thoughts and daydreams. When constructing a dream, the mind carefully selects a few images because of feelings and thoughts you attached to that image. What you felt and thought while looking at pumpkins related to the dream message. For example, if the pumpkin reminded you of carving pumpkins with your children when they were much younger, the message might point out a desire to have more fun with your family. Or, if the previous year you had a health issue during the Fall and could not enjoy the season, the pumpkin may remind you of how far you have come, and how you can now enjoy yourself again, as feedback about your progress. The meaning goes back to your memories, thoughts, and feelings as you saw the pumpkin.
Dream Symbols can be a Play on Words. Images are often a play on words, common expressions, or jingles. One dreamer saw someone a man with a missing head as a play on words for "he lost his head"; the dream brought the message that he was acting rashly. Another person saw a man whose torso was turned backwards from the waist up, so that the bum faced the front. The dreamer was familiar with the expression, "doing something ass backwards," which was what the dream was saying about one of his activities!
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