Dream Meanings For Regression | Dream Interpretation

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BABY

1. Happiness.

2. Rebirth, innocence.

3. A period of vulnerabil­ity, trustfulness.

4. Feeling neglected (crying baby).

5. Regression to an earlier stage of development, especially to escape responsi­bility.

6. A creative or artistic endeavor.

7. Nurturing important ideas, projects.

8. Fun surprises are in the offing. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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FRIEND

1. Aspects of the personality.

2. Happy news, welcome news.

3. Regression or childishness (childhood friend).

4. Difficulty let­ ting go of the past (childhood friend). ... New American Dream Dictionary

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PAST

lives While there may be some evidence for reincarna­tion in the work of Dr Ian Stevenson, dreams which clearly state reincarnation in their theme most likely represent pres­ent life situations.

Example: ‘I dream of living in China, a long time ago. I was married to a man with whom I had two children. He began to tire of me and brought concubines into our house­hold. I hated him. When I woke I realised I had dreamt about a past life’ (Patricia L). Patricia had in fact been married to a man in this life who, after her two children were born, began to bring other women home. This broke up their marriage. From Patricia’s point of view, this happened because in a past life her husband and she had not resolved their difficulties, so had to meet them again in this lifetime—whatsoever ye sow, so shall ye reap. Where such dreams have been thoroughly explored, I have found that their imagery arises from emotions and trauma which the dreamer finds difficult to meet. Placing it in a past life enables one to avoid the difficulty of experienc­ing present life pain. Patricia says she hated her Chinese hus­band.

The dream process can create a drama to represent our present situation using any form of structure. It is, after all, the master dramatist. This function of the unconscious explains many ‘past life’ memories elicited by hypnotic regression. Most of them are explainable in terms of present life trauma or situation. See hallucination, hallucinogens. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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WOMB

The state of existence or consciousness from which we have grown; the state or condition prior to our develop­ment of personality—this can be personal, but it also relates to all human creatures, so is historical or evolutionary.

It is a condition without ego, with a sense of being life itself. Going back to the womb, to the condition of withdrawal or autism: regression to the ‘womb’ state of awareness—therefore per­haps a time of not being able to meet the stress of having a personality with self awareness, a time of gaining respite and perhaps touching one’s roots of being in order to gain new strength.

So much of our foundations of experience are connected with our experience of prenatal life and birth that we may need to touch these experiences to heal or free pans of our nature for further growth. See vagina under body; individua­tion; see also balloon; nest under birds; breath; catacomb; blue under colour; dark; deep; descending; hole; hollow; example in room under house, buildings; igloo; receptacle; recurring dreams; river; sack; under the sea under sea; suit­case; tank; tunnel; water. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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AMULET / TALISMAN

Need for security, desire for magical powers, which points to regression. Unconsciously wishing for a stronger personality and individuation.

It is important what the amulet looks like and what it is to protect. Talisman in Arabian means “magic picture,” and in a dream it can also point to one’s having illusions and false hopes.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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BREAD / ROLLS

Life-sustaining food, strengthening, nurturing substance. Economical security, as in Bureaucrat, but not as materially oriented as Shares, Auction., Attache Case. Because of its shape, often the symbol for female genitalia. In addition, this symbol also relates to everyday life (“Give us this day our daily bread”). Pay attention: Are they big or small rolls? According to Jung, the womb.

A frequently appearing symbol when sexual urges remain at the pre-intercourse stage (oral sex). Freud calls this a regression into the oral phase.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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CHILD

Either a positive symbol that refers to new possibilities, or a hint that we are resisting maturity and completion.

The child represents the essential in us that we want to see mature. We are supposed to tell the truth (“children and fools speak the truth”) and be less complicated (“if you become like children...”).

If women dream about a child, it is usually because they are longing to have one, or that they are looking for something new, meaning a change in lifestyle is about to happen.

Also a symbol of the prime of life and continuity.

A sick child points to emotional difficulties. Pay attention to what attitude the child has in the dream! These attitudes want to be supported and made conscious.

According to Freud, the child may represent self- regression or one’s own genitals (“my little one,” my penis).

It is still true today that regressive tendencies are involved when an adult dreams about a child.

However, we ought not to dismiss Freud’s belief that “reclaiming one’s own childlike simplicity” can also be a positive process that allows us in later years to become lively and even revive a sense of eroticism.

The symbol of the child appearing in a dream is always connected to vitality, the joy of life, and also sexuality.

Folklore: Growing family.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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DIVING

Either exploring the depths of the soul, or trying to deny something. Diving is an image of flight. It also means regression into a pre-birth condition and a preparation for rebirth (a new beginning). Diving dreams always deal with an Adventure where the dreamer is surrounding himself with Water (emotions). Such experiences may be ecstatic or full of fear. In most cases, however, they are an image of liberation. After all, moving in water is easier than on land. See Fish, Submarine.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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MILK

See Cow. Food, security; a symbol for the original mother. Paradise is the land where milk and Honey flows. Something needs to be nourished with milk— with femininity. It might point to a tendency toward regression. Drinking milk means to increase knowledge and insight (alma mater, the nourishing mother is a name for the university attended). Sour milk means trouble and uncertainty. According to ancient Norse mythology, the cow is one of the oldest beings; it nursed the ancient giant Ymir.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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SUBMARINE

Wanting to hide and look at the world from the emotional side (Water). It suggests regression and a weak ego, or being submerged in oceanic feelings and being powerless over them. Even in the presence of great emotional turmoil, maneuverability is still intact. See Diving, Fish.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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WELL / FOUNTAIN

Strong bonding to the mother, regression, food, symbol of the female.

If the dreamer is a man: passion, patience, true friendship. Rest and healing, as in Breast. Often the task is to become a “good mother” to oneself and to see oneself as “one’s own child.”

According to Freud, early childhood sexual symbol.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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NIPPLES

To dream of nipples suggests infantile needs and a regression to childish dependency.

To dream that you are squeezing out pus from nipples represent bad feelings in your relationships. This also implies a feeling of impotence. *See Breasts.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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NIPPLE

To see nipples in your dream, represents your infantile needs and a regression into dependency on others.

To dream that you are squeezing any kind of liquid out of your nipples, refers to your negative feelings about relationships. You are feeling insecure physically. Also see “Breasts”.... My Dream Interpretation

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UNDERWORLD

(1) Underworld - Hades, hell or the like - may symbolize despair. You need to talk to someone.

(2) Descent into an underworld may have a positive aspect. It may symbolize death as a prelude to new life: not literal but the death of the ‘old’ you, to make way for (progress towards) psychic wholeness - a ‘new5 you. Is there some light in the surrounding darkness? It may symbolize your consciousness which is able to find, in the ‘underworld’ of your unconscious, your true self.

(3) The underworld may represent the womb, and entering it may symbolize regression; or an incestuous wish. (On regression) However, the womb symbolism may represent rebirth, as in (2) above.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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HOLE

By analogy, a hole is related to the vagina and fertility. Dreaming that you are falling into a hole indicates your attitude is not so positive. A feeling of emptiness may be invading you and bringing complete sadness. This could mean a period of regression and decline in your values. The message that this dream tries to convey is that you might plunge into a depression if you get carried away by these negative approaches.

It is recommended to seek new interests in order to recover with confidence.

If the holes appear on clothing, maybe you are too worried about your external image.

The omens of this dream are disadvantageous. You will establish friendship with seedy and unreliable people. Additionally, holes in the clothes denote debts.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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WELL

The well symbolizes communication established with the subconscious; therefore, its condition will denote how your interior is doing.

If it is properly maintained and filled with water you will feel self-confident; but, if it is poorly constructed or spent, you will feel undervalued and depressed. Emblem of the uterus, the well indicates your desire for regression, for returning to the origin in search of a complete emotional satisfaction. To collect water from it announces the encounter with a person who will help you fulfill your desires; and to fall in the well means the arrival of a of great tension that could frustrate your projects.

The images of the I Ching believe that dreaming of a well brings good luck. Jung was inspired by this Chinese oracle for one of his psychological theories.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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BUS

You are undergoing a slow transition in your public or social life. As with any mode of transportation, a bus connects with one’s path through life. When you ride a bus, you turn the reins of control over to another, take a seat, and go along for the ride.

The type of bus offers shades of meaning.

A school bus may indicate regression to an earlier mentality, whereas a public transit bus could point to a need to follow a course that requires being patient with the paths of others.

A private bus, such as a tour bus, may indicate levels of abundance and the need to gather creative resources for future use. However, if the bus was used in place of a car, feelings of lack and limitation may be indicated.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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GRANDMOTHER

Grandmothers are symbols of wisdom and caretaking.

A grandmother in a dream can indicate that important life lessons are assuming a prominent role in the dreamer’s life.

This symbol can also indicate a regression to childhood needs.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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WOMB

A dream about being in a womb could represent regression—or a desire to regress—to one’s childhood. Alternatively, it could reflect the feeling that one is being reborn in some way.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia

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UNDERWATER SCENE

A journey into the unconscious may be symbolized by an underwater dream. The underwater descent is a journey of discovery into your unknown parts and is a sign that you are ready to explore your own intuitive and instinctive aspects. The symbolism may also be a representation of the womb, the underwater scene symbolizing regression and the hope of rebirth. Perhaps you are feeling helpless, unable to care for yourself and long to return to a stage where you are dependent and free of responsibilities. To dream that you are underwater may also indicate that you are feeling overcome with emotions and are in need of greater control in your life, or that you may be in over your head regarding some situation.

How the water behaves in your dream is also significant. Rising water indicates rising emotions. Turbulent, choppy waters symbolize being overwhelmed emotionally. Being caught in a swift moving current suggests being ’swept up’ in one’s emotions. Cloudy water suggests lack of emotional clarity or a fear of emotional contamination. Swimming or bathing peacefully in water symbolizes a comfortable immersion in your emotions. The ability to breathe underwater and interact with creatures of the sea indicates that you have access to your unconscious feelings and awareness. Seeing a diver or becoming a diver suggests that you are delving into your unconscious, or trying to ’get to the bottom’ of a current situation or problem. Not surprisingly, Freudians believe that underwater diving may have sexual connotations and represents intercourse.

In addition to fish and sea creatures, what you observe in your underwater dream may be significant.

If you see a sea chest, this indicates what you carry with you on your spiritual quest, or in everyday terms, your spiritual baggage. The sea floor refers to your spiritual foundations. Is it ablaze with color and life, or barely inhabited? Sea foam stands for spiritual confusion or a stirring of your beliefs, seafood for spiritual knowledge and nourishment. Recall the condition and type of food. Sea level pertains to spiritual truths, whilst sea legs suggest spiritual comfort or feeling at home with your spirituality. Sea monsters suggest spiritual danger and an earthquake at sea warns that your beliefs might be shaken. Sea salt stands for strong spiritual beliefs, seashells for spiritual gifts and talents. Recall the quality and quantity of the shells. Sea slugs warn of spiritual laziness or entrapment, sea snails denote a slow and steady progress with your spiritual development, sea sponges stand for spiritual over absorption and sea spray represents spiritual gifts or insights. Finally, coral symbolizes your spiritual attributes, coral fish stand for spiritual protectiveness and guarding your beliefs from outside influences and a coral reef represents the difficulties of maintaining a spiritual balance in the physical world.... The Element Encyclopedia

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