In short—even when using this encyclopedia—you may find that you get stuck every now and again when interpreting your dreams.
If this happens, you may want to share your dreams with a dream partner. Another approach would be to join a dream group that meets weekly or monthly.
Most of us have dream partners, and we don’t even know it.
Friends, partners, co-workers: all of them have probably heard us say at one time or another:‘I had the strangest dream last night!’ Such interaction is normal, and can be helpful and insightful; there can be problems, however, especially if your dream partner appears in an unfavorable light in your dream, or disturbing images appear in your dream that might make for uncomfortable listening
A dream group is a group of people who meet on a regular basis to share and help each another understand the meaning of their dreams. A group may consist of two or up to twelve members, although from five to seven individuals in this type of group works very well. Some are professionally facilitated or led by a well-experienced dreamworker; others are leaderless or egalitarian. Some‘organizers’ of the group charge a fee for participation; others don’t.
Each group has its own unique ethics and procedures, often based on those processes developed for doing dream group work over the past few decades. One of the most popular is Dr Montague Ullman’s‘If it were my dream’ technique, or variations on that theme.
Most groups don’t try to mimic the dream analysis or interpretation that would take place in a therapeutic situation; the intent is rather to provide a safe environment in which to allow a dreamer to be respectfully heard and questioned, respectfully listening to the dreamer, questioning them and ultimately helping them to come to a better understanding of what their dream is communicating.
Sharing dreams with a partner or with a group can be beneficial to everyone. But when you are dealing with something of such a personal nature, there have to be guidelines:
Everyone has to remember that dream sharing is NOT therapy.
No matter how tempting, do not interpret anyone else’s dream for them. All you will be doing is reflecting your own feelings about the dream.
Respect the dreamer’s experience of the dream, no matter how much you may personally disagree.
For the partnership or group’s work to be successful, the dreamers must feel comfortable enough to express as much (or as little) of their emotions as they want. Remember that the dreamer is vulnerable, and go to all lengths to ensure confidentiality.
Treat the dreamer with gentleness. When the dreamer wants to stop a discussion, they must be able to without feeling an excuse is necessary. Never pressure a dreamer to talk, no matter how helpful you may think it would be.... The Element Encyclopedia
2. If the group is disorderly and threatening, the dreamer feels like an outsider.
3. If the dreamer is separated from the group without any feeling of not being part of it, then the dreamer perceives him/herself as an independent thinker.
4. If there is a yearning to be part of the group, it means that one is yearning for acceptance. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are a part of the group, you will feel strengthened, empowered, and supported.
If you don’t feel that you belong to this group, then you are dealing with feelings of intimidation, domination, fear of losing your individuality, and freedom. See Crowd, Team and People.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If we are members of either then we have passed some kind of personal test; in the case of gangs we may feel we have passed through some kind of initiation ceremony.
If we are rejected in dreams we ourselves may not yet be ready to belong.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If the group is a group of children, then you will be blessed with many children and much love.
If the group is ugly and arguing then expect misfortune to befall you.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you were part of a regiment, orchestra or dance troop in your dream, this suggests a need for more discipline and communicative action in waking life. The people involved may also represent the people with whom you are working in real life. Was everyone in time, marching with purpose or keeping in step? If your dreams take you back to school, college or university reunions, your dream may be suggesting that you are in need of greater intellectual challenge and stimulation in waking life, and that you need to open your mind.
If you were attending a political rally this suggests some anger in your waking life that needs to be worked through.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of a transgender is about sexual expansion or confusion. Consider the feeling tone of this dream to discern its meaning for you. You are either embracing your opposite and/or dismissing or disowning your own sex. This dream can also be about the celebration of your of your opposite nature, feminine or masculine.
Also see Transsexual... Anonymous
If you didn’t get along with the people in your dream, this indicates that you are unsure of your social skills.... My Dream Interpretation