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Dream Meaning 1- Conflicts in Dreams

There are many different types of conflicts-

1. Screaming and yelling matches (when you hear screaming in a dream, pay attention to the message that’s being yelled- it’s usually your intuition trying to get a message across)

2. Violent fights without weapons

3. Violent fights with weapons (I’m dealing with guns and knives specifically in this post but will mention aside that if you smack someone in the head with a blunt weapon, it’s usually that you feel you’re trying to “knock some sense into someone” in your waking life- if you get hit, good chance someone in your life is trying to get you to see something that you’re refusing to see)

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4. group fights, gang fights or one on one fights

There are limited people you can be fighting against, your lover, friends/family/people you know, strangers and shadows.

All conflicts in dreams show conflict going on in your waking life. It can show you have repressed anger, aggression, rage or resentment

It can help you see if you have healthy or unhealthy coping methods to dealing with conflict

It can bring hidden relationship issues to light that you know about but are consciously ignoring

They can also help you figure out how to end an on going battle you’re having with someone.

1 on 1 conflicts

If you’re having a fight with someone you’re close to in real life, it can be due to the anxiety you’re feeling over the relationship. Pay close attention to the reason you’re fighting- that typically will show what your insecurity is.

If you’re fighting with your spouse or significant other dealing with another man or woman, chances are it’s an insecurity based dream dealing with feeling like you’re not attractive enough or you’re not good enough in other areas. It could also be showing that you have insecurities over his/her relationship with that person.

Dreams about subjects you have normal fights over are usually your mind trying to find a way to end the cycle and bring the conflict to a close, especially if it’s a recurring fight or is always brought back up when you argue over other stuff.

If your partner stabs you, it means they did something in your waking life that feels like you’ve been betrayed and if you stab them, it is from a guilty conscious and you betrayed them in some way.

Shooting them, on the other hand, could be repressed resentment or anger towards something they said or did or it could be sexual frustration if it’s been a while since you guys have had any time together.

If you see blood, chances are through the anger and fighting (in your waking life) the relationship is or can be healthy and it has potential to survive. Blood is life- without it, no one can survive. If you shoot or stab and don’t see blood, that usually means the relationship is either dead or close to dying.

If you’re fighting with a stranger one on one who is the same gender as you, there is an internal conflict going on. Pay attention to the things that stand out about the person you’re fighting against.

If certain personality traits come out, those traits are either repressed in you and wanting to be let out or they’re traits you’re wanting to take on yourself. They could also be insecurities you’re wanting to kill off (in the case of shooting another more attractive woman- it could be that you’re dealing with insecurities based on your weight or your looks, if the woman you killed has a strong temper, you could be dealing with repressed anger or even rage issues)

If you’re fighting with a member of the opposite sex, they could be showing traits you have that are considered more “masculine” or “feminine” that you’re trying to hide or get rid of due to sociatial pressures. It could show traits you’re embarassed to have or are embracing. When dealing with these dreams, pay attention to the details.

Gang fights tend to mean you’re feeling like a group of people are ganging up on you or you’re feeling overpowered in an area in your personal life.

If you’re shooting a stranger that looks like you, it means you’re trying to kill off an aspect of your personality or trying to bring an issue from the past to a close.

If you’re fighting a shadow person, it shows fear and anxiety over an unknown area. If you over power them, it shows you are trying to get past the fear and are close to succeeding but if they over power you, it shows the fear winning out.

What are your thoughts about the topic? Do you have a dream topic you’d like to see covered? Please let me know in the comments.

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How I have been learning to lucid dream and control my dreams to help in my waking life

There is no way to fully control the content of your dreams but there are a few tips to manipulate dreams to come that you’ll remember.

If, let’s say, you are trying to make a decision to stick it out or leave a job or relationship but you’re stuck, the best way to fix it is to let your subconscious help you through it.

When you’re getting ready to go to sleep try to meditate and focus on the question you’re wanting answered. Sit or lie in bed for about 5 minutes and just picture your job or your significant other and try to imagine life without them/it. After you have it ingrained in your brain, go to sleep.

It usually is enough to trigger your subconscious into playing it out. Keep a pen and paper or journal by your bed.

As soon as you wake up- either in the middle of the night or the next morning, before doing anything else, write down every detail you remember from the dream. Let the notebook sit for a bit without reading it and come back a bit later (I’d suggest at least half through the day or wait a day or two.)

Try to think as objectively as you can (or have someone else read it as well) and keep in mind that major themes are usually symbolic and not to be taken at face value (sex doesn’t mean horny or attracted normally, death doesn’t mean you’re going to die and usually pregnancy doesn’t mean you’re pregnant)

Those are the (simple) tips that have helped me solve some major life decisions through manipulating my dreams (it also helps when it triggers lucid dreaming, where you consciously control what you do)

I’ll have another blog about lucid dreaming, though.

If anyone has ever found ways to manipulate their dreams, feel free to leave a comment and let me know worked for them.

If anyone has any questions, go ahead and ask in the comments as well.

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Why it’s sometimes difficult to study your own dreams

Often you’re too close to the subject to see it objectively. That’s where people like me come in. I have devoted my life to studying everything I can find about dreams. I have studied the psychological and symbolic nature behind what dreams are trying to tell you. I have been interpreting peoples’ dreams for years and kept a journal of my own since I was in middle school.

I’ll be creating a dream journal to help you focus on your own dreams.

Often, our dreams are our mind’s attempt to put pieces together and figure tough situations out. They can also serve as warnings when you’re heading in the wrong direction or about to do something destructive. At times they can be caused by fears and anxieties when an event is coming up (new trip, new job, new relationship or pregnancy being a few of the changes)

Most dreams should not be taken at face value (for example- dreaming you’re pregnant usually doesn’t mean you need to set up an appointment with your OB, being pregnant in a dream means you’re starting a new project or new chapter of your life. Dreaming of death doesn’t meant to get your living will straightened out, it typically just means there is a part of your life that’s coming to an end or a chapter closing with a new one opening soon.

Most of the time, when we dream, we’re too close to the subject of the dream and we can’t see things subjectively. We can’t figure out exactly what the dream is telling us unless it’s an outcome or message we want to hear. Keeping a journal with all the details (including colors, shapes, symbols, people, places, and everything else you can remember) then waiting a while and going back over the dream at a later date can help create enough distance to see the dream clearer. I’ll be posting tips and tricks, symbols and other dream related things on this blog.

I’d love to hear from you all- what types of questions do y’all have about dreams?

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Last Night I Also Decided to Start a Blog Specifically About Dreams and Divination/Astrology/Numerology

dreamsanddivinations.wordpress.com

I also remembered an old Wix site I started years ago but kind of stopped and it didn’t get nearly the views I get on here, so I deleted it and am moving all the dream blogs to this page. I’ll be doing daily divinations, stuff about dreams and all that.

 

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Dream Meanings- Part 2

This is going to be the second part of my series on dream meanings. As of right now, there is no actual time line of when new dream posts will be coming out and there is no set number.

My first post was written a little while ago and was an introduction to my studies. This episode will be discussing recurrent dreams.

This won’t be a long post, recurrent dreams have one main point- they are your subconscious trying to convey a message to you. They are the dreams you may be haunted with for years- or even decades but once you find the true meaning of the dream, it will usually go away.

I’m actually trying to find a way to go into more detail about this but recurrent dreams are simple- ignore and they will keep coming back but if you decide to find the meaning, it’s normally the only way to get them to go away.

They are either trying to tell you something or teach you something- either way, if it’s been recurring, you need to listen.

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Meaning of Dreams- Part 1

Since I have been studying dreams, dreaming and dream interpretation for over 20 years I have a broad knowledge. I am working on coming up with a dream interpretation workbook and dream analysis journal. I also interpret dreams on Etsy and I’m hoping in the next year or two I’ll be ready to move to a private website (dream interpretation and tarot)

One thing I stress to people when I’m talking to them about dreams is that all symbols may mean different thigns to different people. Three may represent a family unit or a “love triangle” but it could also have a deeply personal meaning- depending on the the dreamer. The entire dream needs to be looked at and analyzed in order to gain a full understanding of the meaning but one thing is certain- if you remember a dream, it has some kind of meaning. There is no real supernatural aspect- dreams are normally our subconscious working on trying to figure something out, work through a problem or even letting us know there is something very wrong (either with a situation or health).

Lucid dreaming is a strange dreaming method that can help when you learn how to do it.

Once you master lucid dreaming, you can test out different scenarios to see different possible outcomes. Lucid dreaming is where your conscious wakes up in the middle of the dream- you’re aware you’re dreaming and have actual control over what you do but you’re still asleep. It has taken me years, but I have learned- I can’t always but there have been a few times I have been able to figure things out by lucid dreaming and it has helped me get through tough decisions.

There are tons of resources out there- all giving similar but different interpretations- there seem to be as many interpretations as there are interpreters- but no one person is 100% correct. Those of us whom have studied for years are able to guide you through the interpretation and we can help you see the truth in the dream, but the best person to interpret your dream is you. Over time, I have developed a template dream analysis- the same I use to interpret other peoples’ dreams. I am currently working on a dream dictionary I hope to publish and a dream journal to help people discover how they can read into their dreams.

However, when you do work on interpreting dreams, sometimes the subject can be too close. That’s why there are guides, interpreters and the resources to help. If something is too close to you, you will not be able to see clear. Your own hopes, doubts and fears can get in the way of the meaning. That’s why everyone who tries to figure out the meanings to their dreams ends up having to find some resource- if it’s a book, blog, interpreter or anything else.

In this series, I’ll be talking about the uses dreams have, different subjects (by category), popular dream themes and any other subjects that come across my mind.

I’ll also answer any questions anyone has about dreaming. I have been studying for 22 years now, interpret on Etsy for profit and have been interpreting my own (and friends’) dreams for decades.