Location, location, location!
The importance of self in a dream cannot be overstated. Firstly the dream takes place inside ‘selfs’ mind. Secondly everything and everybody in the dream are an aspect of self. There is nobody else inside of your mind but you. Therefore everything is you. Even though you may have a dream complete with characters whom you know by name they not only represent themselves in the dream but also some part of you. In order to come to terms with how this is so we need to examine the dream. One of the first things that I look for in a dream is the location. In what location does the dream take place? is it in a field, a school, a house that you know, near a body of water such as a lake, the sea or a swimming pool. Sometimes this is very easy to identify. It may be one specific area or an amalgamation of places. Don’t get caught up for the moment that the places are not identical to what they look like in reality. For example in a dream houses may be on the wrong side of the road. Doors in building may be in the wrong places. Entrances into rooms may have changed or where there was once a room may now be a field. The subconscious is an extremely powerful mind. It’s representations are presented in a particular way in order to deliver up a message to you. This message appears as if in code. Instead of observing an image and saying “this is not how it looks in reality”, accept the image as another reality. Because in fact it is an alternate reality that exists in your mind and is “real” in so far as your subconscious mind is concerned. Remember the subconscious does not distinguish between what is real and what is imagined. An example of this is when you are watching a horror film on TV. You know that it’s just a film, that’s its been written by somebody and it’s been acted out by actors but you still jump when the scary guy appears with a hatchet! It’s the feeling that such an image conveys that really has the effect. It is the exact same in dreams. Consider what the location means to you. Check if that environment is connected with an earlier time in your life and remember what was happening in your life at that time. The fact that the location is jumbled up simply indicates that it represents an amalgamation of ideas. visit www.paulgill.ie