Did you know everything in your dream is about YOU?

Written by Diane de Villiers

Carl Jung, 20th century psycho analyst and dream researcher, said: “A dream is a theatre in whichrepparttar dreamer isrepparttar 138638 scene,repparttar 138639 player,repparttar 138640 prompter,repparttar 138641 producer,repparttar 138642 author,repparttar 138643 public andrepparttar 138644 critic.”

Dreams are like a play with you takingrepparttar 138645 part of allrepparttar 138646 characters andrepparttar 138647 scenery. Usually every symbol in your dream represents some aspect of YOU. Your sub-conscious is telling you a story about what’s really going on for you.

All you have to do is findrepparttar 138648 relation betweenrepparttar 138649 symbol and yourself and relate it to your waking life and you’ll getrepparttar 138650 message. “Huh?!” I hear you say. Here’s an example … albeit a dramatic one!

Say you dream about being in a large, extravagant house. You go down a staircase and find yourself in a dark basement. A hooded man appears, but you can’t see his face. He’s got a knife and is trying to stab you. You try to run away but he catches you and suddenly you see your blood all overrepparttar 138651 floor. Then you notice thatrepparttar 138652 hooded man is your boss!

“So how does this relate to me?” you ask.

Here are 4 easy steps to find out.

Step One - Write down each key symbol In this dream, they would be: - Extravagant house - Descending staircase - Dark - Basement - Hooded man - Knife stabbing you - Running away - Blood onrepparttar 138653 floor - Your boss

Step Two - Work outrepparttar 138654 meaning of each symbol Using your own intuition or a reputable dream symbol resource give each symbol a meaning:

Extravagant house – a house signifies your self-esteem and how secure you feel about yourself. A large, extravagant house could indicate that you’re feeling insecure and overwhelmed by something in your life … that you’ve bitten off more than you can chew.

Descending staircase –in this dream means going down into your sub-conscious [symbolized byrepparttar 138655 basement] usually to seek out your suppressed fears [the issues that you don’t want to face in your waking thoughts].

Dark – darkness almost always signifies something hidden from your waking mind. It’s dark because you are not consciously aware of it.

Basement – represents your sub-conscious

Hooded man – any character or creature that is cloaked, hidden, hooded, unclear or shadowy usually represents your own hidden or suppressed fears.

Knife stabbing you – obviously means something potentially very harmful

Running away – obviously means trying to escape

Blood – means your life force, your energy and vitality

How well do you know yourself?

Written by Terry Dashner

How well do you know yourself?

Terry Dashner…………………..Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013

The ancients said it this way: To thine own self be true, and know thyself. You could definerepparttar study of philosophy by this: “Know Thyself.”

Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy and author states this, “You can be knowledgeable without knowing yourself, but you cannot be wise without knowing yourself. For if you do not know yourself, if you are a stranger to yourself. If you have never wondered aboutrepparttar 138571 knower, only aboutrepparttar 138572 known, then no matter how much knowledge you have, you do not know who has it.”

Most ofrepparttar 138573 predecessors of Socrates focused exclusively onrepparttar 138574 terrestrial and celestial bodies, but Socrates studied only about man and his issues. He wanted to harmonize virtue and vice, wisdom and ignorance and right and wrong. In order to do this, he had to study himself. He spent his life learning himself. Ironically,repparttar 138575 man who knew more than any other in Greece was executed because they said he corruptedrepparttar 138576 youth with his teachings and did not worshiprepparttar 138577 right gods (state gods).

Again professor Kreeft says, “Try to measurerepparttar 138578 earth, and you may succeed (as one ancient Greek, Eratosthenes, actually did), and you may think you are wise; but try to measure yourself and your life’s meaning and things like truth, goodness, and beauty, and you will find that you are swimming in waters far over your head. The world in your head is much bigger thanrepparttar 138579 world outside your head.”

To “know thyself” is to know that you are different thanrepparttar 138580 beast ofrepparttar 138581 field. God created you in His image and likeness. But to know yourself is to know your own limitations. When you have done all you can do as a man or woman, rest in God. You must reach your limits before God can help you. To know yourself is to know that evil is your potential as well as good; therefore, resistrepparttar 138582 urge to do your fellowman wrong. And let God love him through you.

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