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Your boss – well, is your boss!
Step Three - Apply meaning of symbol to YOU Imagine that YOU are each of symbols in your dream. You’ll note [from symbolism in Step Two] that most of meanings already relate back to you.
Extravagant house – YOU are feeling insecure and overwhelmed Descending staircase – YOU are sub-consciously trying to understand and face your fears Dark basement, hooded man – YOU recognize that you have hidden issues and fears Knife stabbing you – YOU are harming yourself Running away – YOU are trying to escape Blood – YOU are draining your energy Your boss – YOU are like your boss in some way
Step Four - Relate these meanings to aspects of YOUR waking life Take each symbol and relate meaning to real circumstances you are dealing with in your life RIGHT NOW. Remember, your dream messages offer you guidance that you can use right away.
You’ll see why you are best person to make sense of your own dreams. No one would know answers to these questions except you! I’ve just given examples to complete exercise:
Extravagant house – in which area of your life do you feel overwhelmed and insecure? Work, competitive sport, finances, for example?
Knife stabbing you – how are you harming yourself? Are you overdoing something – exercise, work or have you over-extended yourself financially?
Dark basement, hooded man – what are your fears? Performance anxiety at work or in your sport? Do you fear financial ruin? Running away – your reaction is to try to escape, but …
Blood – you are draining your energy. You can’t keep up this pretence for much longer. It will exhaust you.
Your boss – what aspects of your boss do you feel you have? Are you bossy like him/her? Are you compassionate like him/her? Do you have his/her leadership qualities that could solve your problem?
So you see, every aspect of your dream represents something about YOU. All you have to do is learn to understand language of your dreams and to translate imagery you see with your “dream eyes” into useful information you can use in your waking life.
Your dreams show you your TRUE SELF. As Carl Jung says: “Our dreams are most peculiarly independent of our consciousness and exceedingly valuable because they cannot cheat.”
Diane de Villiers is author of the Dream Journey Guide – a step-by-step, teach-yourself dream interpretation e-course. You can learn to make sense of your dreams yourself in minutes with the Dream Journey Guide. For more information and a FREE Preview copy of the guide go to: www.secrets-of-dream-interpretation.com