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The meaning of Tapping in dream | Dream interpretation


To hear tapping in your dream suggests that your unconscious is trying to attract your attention to some aspect of yourself or to some waking situation.

A new opportunity may be presented to you. This dream may also be a warning not to pay attention to gossip, or indulge in it yourself.

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Tapping | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Tapping


ANIMUS

The male within the female, shown as a man in a woman’s dreams. Physically a woman is predominantly fe­male, but also has a clitoris and produces some male hor­mones. Psychologically, we may only express part of our po­tential in everyday life. In a woman, the more physically dynamic, intellectual and socially challenging side of herself may be given less expression. Apart from this, some features, such as innovation and creative rational thought, may be held in latency. These secondary or latent characteristics are de­picted by the male in female dreams. In general we can say the man represents the woman’s mental and social power, her ability to act creatively in ‘the world’. It also holds in it an expression of her complex of feelings about men, gained as experience mostly from her relationship with—or lack of— father, but also from a synthesis of all her male contacts. So the whole realm of her expenence of the male can be repre­sented by the man in her dream, and is accessible through the image.

Good relationship with or marrying the man: shows the woman integrating her own ability to be independent and capable in outwardly active terms. This makes her more whole, balancing her ‘female’ qualities. It also shows the woman meeting her experience of her father in a healing way. This enables the woman to have a realistic relationship with an actual man. It also bnngs a sense of connectedness be­tween her conscious self and what she senses as the ‘commer­cial’ world. See father in this entry.

To be in conflict with the man, or unable to make real physical and pleasurable contact with him: suggests difficulty in meeting what may have been a painful or threatening expe­rience of father. This can lead to lack of ability to make clear judgments, and lack of decisiveness in areas outside feeling values. She is prone to acceptance of collective or long held social norms without question; family or national attitudes not applicable to present situations; and reasoning’ which actu­ally arises out of emotions connected to such family or social norms. Actual relations with men will be difficult, or entered into simply as a duty. Emotional or intimate merging with a man is threatening because it brings the woman close to the conflicts and pain connected with father. Sex may be possible but not a close feeling union. See man.

Christ Although people generally think of Christ as a histori­cal figure, in dreams Christ is not this at all. He is a powerful process in the human unconscious. In the west we give this process the name of Christ, but the process or archetype is universal and has various names in different cultures. Some­times represented in dreams as a fish or a big man, in general the Christ is an expression of the dreamer’s own potential— what they can become in their life. But it also depicts what might be called a sense of the forces of symbiosis or co­operative activity operative in human life and the cosmos. There are at least four aspects to Chrisi as depicted in dreams.

The Sunday school or Church Christ: depicts social norms, the generally accepted morals and social rules. This Christ’ comes about because the Church tends to represent tradi­tional values, and also the attempt to press people to live these values.

The dreamer may have a childlike relationship with this Christ or, if attempting to be self responsible, be in con­flict with it. Some people find this Christ has a castrating role in their life, and flee in horror. In fact this aspect of social indoctrination may lead to such a burden of guilt and sup­pression that it can create psychic cripples. Trying to do all the right’ things may lead us to the point where ‘we can’t say no to a glass of water without a pang of guilt*. Two of the great forces which push at the human soul or psyche are social pressure, such as the moral norm, and biological pressures, such as the sex drive, individuals may fight a lifelong battle with one or the other of these.

The social cnminal typifies battle with the first; the ascetic, battle with the second.

The ideal Christ: the psychological process which causes us not to take responsibility for our own highest ideals; our own yearnings for the good, our own most powerful urges arising against what we see as evils in the world. This influ­ences us to wait for a sign from Christ in our dream in order to gain authority, or to overcome the anxiety associated with the drive. We want God to say we should act in a cenain way because we are not willing to be self responsible. Example: I stood outside a castle. It was closed and guarded by soldiers in armour. Wondering how to get in I thought that if I dressed and acted as a soldier I would be allowed entrance. It worked and inside Christ met me and said he had important work for me to do’ (Sonia).

The closely guarded secret is Soma’s own impulse to do some son of socially creative work. She doesn’t want to acknowledge the impulse as her own; it is much easier if she can say ‘Christ told me to do this’. In this way she avoids direct encounter with opposition.

The unofficial Chnst. Example: A fierce battle was raging with bullets flying. I immediately fell down and played “dead”. It wasn’t that I was hurt in any way, but I didn’t want to be at any risk in the fight. As I lay there, I saw a tall well built man in soldier’s uniform walk to me. He gave no sign of any fear concerning the bullets, and quietly knelt beside me. I felt he was Christ, but was confused by him being a soldier. He placed a hand on my back and gradually worked his fin­gers under the shell of a large limpet type creature that I had never before known was parasitically attached to my back. I could feel him pull it away, but knew its tentacles still ran right into my chest. He then sat me up and told me how I could rid myself of the tentacles and so be healed’ (Peter Y).

Peter had a debilitating psychosomatic illness at the time of the dream, causing pain where the tentacles ran.

The shell is his defence against feeling his own hurts and inner conflicts.

The dream shows him contacting a strength which is not afraid of his internal battlefield of conflicts, and can show ways of healing real human problems.

The healing rests upon the dreamer’s conscious action, not Christ’s, suggesting the dreamer taking responsibility for his own situation. Peter real­ised he had been avoiding his own internal battlefield, but felt he had met a strength which would support his efforts to find healing. In fact he met his conflicts and grew beyond his ailments. Peter’s conflicts were between his love for his chil­dren and his sexuality. This Christ is our undammed life; the flood of loving sexuality; the strength to burst through social rules and regulations because love of life pushes us. It doesn’t give a hang about bullets, death, nght or wrong, because it has a sense of its own integral existence within life, and its own lightness and place in eternity.

The integral or cosmic Christ. Example: ‘I am a journalist reponing on the return of Christ. He is expected on a paddle steamer going upstream on a large river. I am very sceptical and watch disciples and followers gather on the rear deck.

The guru arrives, dressed in simple white robes. He has long, beautiful auburn hair and beard, and a gentle wise face. He begins to tap a simple rhythm on a tabla or Indian drum. It develops into complex intermingling of orchestral rhythms as everyone joins in. I now realise he is Christ, and feel over­whelmed with awe as I try to play my part in the music. I’m tapping with a pen and find myself fumbling.

A bottle or can opener comes to me from the direction of Christ. I try to beat a complementary rhythm, a small pan of a greater, universal music’ (Lester S).

Each of us has a sense of connectedness with the whole, with the cosmos. We may be little aware of this sense, our scepticism may deny it, as Lester’s was doing. But finding it can enrich the rest of our nature.

The sense bnngs with it a realisation of taking part in the unimaginably grand drama called life. It gives a feeling, no matter what the state of our body, crippled or healthy, that we have something that makes any faults in body or achievement insignificant. It doesn’t take all the difficulties out of life, but it is a good companion on the way. In dreams and religion Christ is also represented as the son of the Cosmos or God. This aspect of Christ is cosmic, from beyond the Earth. This is a process in the cosmos which the unconscious senses and presents under the image of Christ, or other figures in different religions.

It is possible that there is an innate process in human beings to do with love and symbiosis which humanity became aware of at a particu­lar stage in the development of consciousness. This becoming aware was expressed in what we know as the histoncal Jesus. See religion and dreams; the self within this entry. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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DREAMING TOGETHER

Example:41 dreamt my sister was attacking me with a pair of scissors. She backed me against a wall and stabbed me. During the day after the dream my sister phoned me at work and said she’d had an awful dream in which she stabbed me with scissors’ (D).

The Poseidia Institute of Vir­ginia Beach, Va., have run a number of group ‘mutual dream­ing’ experiments. Although the Institute suggests very positive results, a critical survey of the dreams and reports reveals a lack of hard evidence. Like other areas of ESP dreaming, it can seldom ever be willed. But the dreams did show themes related to problems regarding intimate meeting. Also, some of the dreams were directly about the goal of dream meeting, as in the following example.

Example: ‘I find the group of people I am looking for. There were maybe six or more people. They were asleep on mattresses except for two or three. These were awake and waiting for me, and wearing small pointed hats such as Ti­betan Lamas wear. In the dream I realised this meant they had achieved sufficient inner growth to remain awake in sleep. We started to communicate and were going to wake the others’ (Tom C). See dream as a meeting place.

the dream as extended perception Even everyday mental func­tions such as thought and memory occur largely uncon­sciously. During sleep, perhaps because we surrender our vo­lition, what is left of self awareness enters the realm where the nine-tenths of the iceberg of our mind is active. In this realm faculties can function which on waking seem unobtainable.

For example:

1- Extending awareness to a point distant from the body, to witness events confirmed by other people. This is often called out of body experience (OBE), but some of these experiences suggest the nature of consciousness and time may not be dualistic (having to be either here or there). See out of body experience.

2-Being aware of the death or danger of a member of family. Kinship and love seem to be major factors in the way the unconscious functions. See dead people dreams.

3-Seeing into the workings of the body and diagnosing an illness before it becomes apparent to waking observation. Dr Vasali Kasatkin and Professor Medard Boss have specialised in the study of such dreams. In a recent dream told to me, a man looked back into a bedroom and saw a piece of the wall fall away. Waves of water gushed from a main pipe.

The dreamer struggled to hold back the piece of broken pipe. Within two weeks his colon burst and he had to have a major operation. See meditation.

4-Access to a computer-like ability to son through a massive store of information and experience to solve problems. These dreams are often confused with precognitive ability. Prediction does occur from these dreams, but it arises, as with weather prediction, from a massive gathering of in­formation, most of which we have forgotten consciously. Monon Schatzman, in a New Scientist anicle, showed how subjects can produce answers to complex mathematical problems in their dreams. See dream process as com­puter; creativity and problem solving in dreams.

5-Tapping a collective mind which stores all experience, and is sensed as godlike or holy. See dream as spiritual guide.

It seems likely that before the development of speech the human animal communicated largely through body lan­guage. Some dreams suggest we still have this ability to read a person’s health, sexual situation, intentions and even their past, through body shape, posture and tiny movements. See postures, movement and body language.

See Cayce, Edgar; collective unconscious; wife under family. See also hallucinations. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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TAP

Emotions, turning them on and off, tapping one’s re­sources; depicts how well we can get our needs. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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QUARRY

(see Gems, Metals, Aline, Stones)

Tapping into the “mother lode” of knowledge or insight after concerted effort. Fortunate discoveries that lead to literal or figurative prosperity.

Needing to dig a little deeper to uncover the truth or the treasures inherent in a specific situation.... The Language of Dreams

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BIRTH

To dream of giving or viewing birth represents a flourishing suggestion or notion. It may also symbolize a new start or an anticipated occurrence. In addition, this dream could be tapping into more innocent and undeveloped characteristics that need to be nurtured.

A more direct interpretation of this dream may mean that you are nervous about having a child or you are impatient for this to happen.

To dream that you are giving birth to a non-human creature indicates that you have great concerns regarding your child’s well-being. You are being extremely paranoid that your child will be born with serious disabilities.

If you are not pregnant, then this could symbolize anxieties you hold regarding a task or obligation that you are in charge of. You wish to grow to your full potential and be able to defeat any obstacles that may get in your way. In particular, if you dream that you are giving birth to a monster, it indicates that you are not yet ready to communicate your feelings because you feel that others will not consent.

To dream that the mother dies during birth symbolizes a drastic change or alteration.

The dream suggests that you are discarding an old attitude or belief and adopting a new one. This could be a major decision that will greatly affect your future.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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COLLEGE

To dream that you are in college represents transformations occurring within your circle of relationships and the outside world. Perhaps you are seeking higher education and intellect. You may be given an opportunity to follow a different course of action or to embark on a new journey.

If you had gone to college in your past, then this dream may be tapping into those past feelings and emotions. However, if you are currently in college, this dream may mirror your present experiences and environment. You may be feeling a lot of pressure and anxiety.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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RAIN

To dream of being soaked from the rain symbolizes a washing away of your blues and concerns.

A dream involving rain may likewise stand for fertility and rejuvenation. Seeing and hearing rain drops falling symbolizes clemency and grace.

To dream that you are watching the rain from a window represents spiritual thoughts and points of view that are being brought to your consciousness. It may also denote wealth and love.

To hear the tapping of the rain on the roof likewise signifies a realization of spiritual ideas and blessings from a higher spiritual being. It may also represent your blissful family life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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ACE

An ace symbolizes success and that you are tapping into your natural genius that will help you win in the game of life. You are feeling like a winner. See Gamble and Trump Card.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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ANGEL

Dreams of an angel represent that assistance is yours for the asking. You are tapping into your own healing abilities, your higher guidance and the realization that you are loved, adored, and always being guided. You are seeing things from an elevated, mature and wise vantage point. See Miracle and Prophetic Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DIVINE

Dreams of something or someone that is divine symbolize being of the spirit, and perhaps able to see the future. You are tapping into your infinite source, supply, and consciousness, seeing beyond your fear and limited views. See Prophetic Dreams or Precognitive Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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DOWNLOAD

Dreams of downloading software or information represent that you are tapping into quantum consciousness. This dream is showing you how quickly and easily information can transmit into the database of your mind. Consider the content of what you are downloading. This dream can also reflect that which you are venting and releasing.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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ELDER

Dreams of an elder symbolize that you are tapping into your wisdom, the “wizard” that has the benefit of age and perspective to yield an empowering and wise point of view. See Crone.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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GRASSHOPPER

Dreams of a grasshopper represent that you are tapping into your inner voice of wisdom, guidance and higher consciousness.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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INVENTION

A dream that features an invention forecasts a great breakthrough and that you are on the cutting edge of genius, tapping into new and inventive ways to grow, learn and create solutions. Consider the invention in this dream and its practical applications in real life. This might be your million dollar idea. See Processing Dreams and Wish Fulfillment Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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LEPRECHAUN

Dreams of a leprechaun represents that you are connected to your magical, childlike essence. You are tapping into the awareness that all things are possible and luck is on your side.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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MADONNA

If this dream is about the material girl pop-star, then you are tapping into your rebellious creativity and transforming/reinventing yourself.

If your dream is of the Virgin Mary, then this signifies your connection to the divine mother, your feminine power, and the purest and most powerful aspect of your maternal instincts. See Goddess.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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MYSTIC

You are tapping into your innate ability to see beyond appearances to the gold that is always beneath the surface, accessing higher guidance, and you are making a difference on the planet.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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OAK

An oak tree in a dream symbolizes strength and that you can adapt to any situation. You are tapping into your divine potential. See Tree.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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PSYCHIATRIST

If you dream of a psychiatrist, then this represents your desire for self understanding and a desire to discovering the solution to your challenges. You are tapping into your own compassion and ability to discover the solutions you seek. Perhaps this dream is showing you that the labels you put on people or yourself are either empowering or disempowering. Consider the feeling tone. See Life Coach and Processing Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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QUANTUM PHYSICS

Dreams of quantum physics represents that you are tapping into universal consciousness, remembering your oneness and connection to all people, places and things. You are realizing your ability to heal and affect the past, present and future simultaneously. See Prophetic Dreams and Wish Fulfillment Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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R

Dreams of the letter ‘R’ denote power, God, body and spirit.

An ‘R’ also symbolizes that you are tapping into your masculine power and energy to pursue your goals.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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ROOT

Dreams of a root represent your connection to your physical reality, body, family, culture and tribal customs. You’re tapping your core, the heart of the matter.

If you dream of your root chakras then this dream is showing you that you are supported.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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SKY

Dreams of the sky represent your connection to spirit, God, heaven and higher consciousness. You are tapping into your greatest potential and openig to solutions for your current challenges.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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SOLAR POWER

Dreams of solar power represent that you are maximizing your personal resources and tapping into your infinite spiritual source that doesn’t run out.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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TELESCOPE

Dreams of a telescope signify your desire for truth and clarity. You are tapping into your ability to see beyond the scope of your normal, mundane vision, into a more vast and far reaching, intuitive higher vision.... Strangest Dream Explanations

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TAP

Material aspects: The tap is an image of being able to make available universal resources.

To dream of not being able to turn a tap either on or off highlights our ability – or inability – to control those things we consider to be rightfully ours.

To be tapping something suggests that we are trying to free up our energies. Tap dancing highlights a rhythmic approach to life.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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PENTHOUSE

To dream that you are in a penthouse, represents the creative and spiritual aspect of yourself. You are looking at life from a new perspective and tapping into your highest potential. You may get further meanings under “Apartment” or “Condominium”... My Dream Interpretation

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ZOMBIE

Any dream about about zombies - also called the living dead - may carry a powerful message to you.

If you are the zombie in your dream, it is a signal that you are feeling very detached from all of the normal, everyday things going on around you. You may be emotionally numb and not be able to feel positive or negative emotions these days.

If you dream of being attacked by zombies, you feel like otherse are insensitive to your feelings and are not seeing the significance of a situation, or that nobody is tapping into your cries for help.... My Dream Interpretation

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GYPSY

Wanderer; does not deal with life in the here and now, but walks away from problems rather than facing them.

If fortune telling, reflects own psychic attunement; or giving power away to psychic level of awareness, not tapping the mystical or higher consciousness. Any prediction or direction may be reviewed, accepted or rejected; you are in control.... The Dream Books Symbols

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PENTHOUSE

The creative or spiritual part of self. Tapping into your highest potential. Perspective.... The Dream Books Symbols

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PILLOW

Bridge between conscious and unconscious; need for resting, relaxing the intellect and tapping deeper sources within self. Slow down your pace in order to see clearly, get insight. Tenderness, softness. See Bed.... The Dream Books Symbols

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TRANCE

If in a trance may mean spaced-out, not grounded or seeing things clearly. Also, tapping higher creative ability, insight, knowledge.... The Dream Books Symbols

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DUNGEON

You are tapping into unconscious negative beliefs. Dungeons are places of torture and imprisonment, and they correlate with deeply hidden and unconscious thoughts and fears. They were a place where people were kept locked up and tortured; therefore a dungeon is the part of the shadow where our most frightening ideas and thoughts create ongoing and unimaginable levels of suffering and pain. There is a sexual element to this image that connects to the fetishistic desire to dominate or be submissive in sexual role play.

A dungeon in this case need not be a fear-inspiring dark and dreary place, but rather a private place possessing the appropriate equipment to facilitate the activities associated with such sex play.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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JUNGLE

This is a symbol for exotic, foreign territory, off the beaten path. By definition, a jungle is any land that is densely vegetative and essentially impenetrable by standard means. Only found in tropical climates, these vast, moisture-laden habitats are isolated, mysterious, and, for most Westerners, completely foreign to our civilized mentality. This can make for a romantic view of such a setting in a dream.

If the jungle atmosphere in your dream evoked a sense of wonder and enchantment, you may be tapping into some new and interesting territory in some area of your life.

The flip side of this coin would be this image expressing a desire for experiences that are new and different. Your dream could be a request for life to bring you a taste of the exotic. Jungle terrain can be quite inhospitable; with everything from deadly animals to insects carrying disease, your life could be in peril in such a place.

If this is the case, you will want to find an association with your waking life where a sense of isolation or foreign sensibility may be causing you fear or stress.

The rainforests are the lungs of Mother Earth and are responsible for much of the oxygen that is released into our atmosphere. As we continue to decimate these precious resources, we put our very existence in jeopardy. Whether you consider yourself an advocate for saving the rainforests or not, you are connected to every inch of our planet through the collective unconscious. Your dream may be representing the callous destruction of resources, both globally and in your personal life. Consider both when forming your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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LIGHT SWITCH

You are dreaming of your access to creative power and the ability to connect to that power at will with the assumption of success. Turning a switch reflects the need to make a change in some situation. Since most switches have only two positions, the desired effect is likely connected to causing something to start or stop. We go through life with an expectation that our light switches are always going to work, barring any unforeseen circumstances. This implies a level of trust and faith in our ability to bring about the desired effect when this symbol appears in a dream. Light connects to the power to create. Being able to access this energy and turn it on and off is the essence of this symbol. Turning a switch on may point to a need to begin unleashing the creative force within you. Turning one off could mean a need to stop and take a break from some ongoing process. Be equally willing to consider that turning off a light can indicate an unwillingness to look at something as it really is.

A working switch means your sense of control is intact, whereas one that is ineffectual means some area of your life is no longer responding to your demands.

The safety of the switch is also important. Exposed wiring could mean that danger or uncertainty is present when tapping into your creativity.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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NUMBERS

You are tapping into your structural thinking and getting a glimpse of the building blocks of all reality. Math and numbers are behind all of how life is constructed.

The movements of the earth, moon, and other planets are geometrical in nature. Music is simply math expressed as tone. Digital technology reduces various data to numeric sequences and then converts it back to its original form. Our need to describe physical phenomena led us to create nine whole numbers that, in different sequences, can express anything from gravity, to the speed of light, to the way visitors can identify which house on the block is yours. When a number is featured in a dream, there is a rich symbolic meaning hidden in it. You can use the fundamentals of numerology as a way to understand what a dream with numbers might mean.

If there is more than one digit involved, add all the values together until you arrive at a final single number. For example, if an address is 115 Main Street, you would add one plus one plus five and get seven. There is an elegant evolution present in the archetypal interpretation of the numerical sequence, which can be considered a sort of journey. We started the journey alone in the infinite (one), discovered opposites and relativity (two), invented creativity (three), built a foundation (four), expressed freedom (five), partnered with another (six), went inward to find spirituality (seven), and expressed and enjoyed the rewards of the outside world (eight), and now we come to a close (nine). Each of these numbers is elaborated upon in the individual entries.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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ORGASM

An orgasm is an explosion of complex activity in the brain and nervous system that stimulates an enormous amount of pleasure through the release of neurotransmitters and the contraction of certain muscles. Of note is that there is a center of the brain that governs behavioral control that is completely shut down for the moments of orgasm that provides a layer of symbolic interpretation connected with total and utter surrender to the bliss and pleasure that life has to offer.

It is this spectacular level of bliss that is represented by the orgasm; however, most dreams that involve orgasm often relate to the physiological experience of having one in the sleep state or being unable to achieve one in the dream state. In the former experience, a sleep orgasm may be the body’s way of tapping into a natural mechanism for stress relief and sexual expression, and it may be this very physiological need that gives rise to the erotic dreams that create the experience. Many men describe sexual dreams in which they can never achieve the orgasm they desire, and this may have physiological elements as well, but may also represent a level of bliss and ecstasy that they are unable to cultivate in life that may connect to other passions and self-expression that have nothing to do with the sex act. While neuroscience provides a great deal of understanding of how sex, arousal, and orgasm function within the brain, the actual reason for and presence of this phenomenon remains a mystery, and this includes its presence in the dream state.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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OWL

You are tapping into the shadow side of your wisdom. Owls are nocturnal animals with a great ability to see and hunt in the dark. This makes them symbolically connected to the darker, more hidden sides of human nature. They help us to navigate the more unseen elements of our humanity. Owls have long been associated with intuition and mysticism, and in some traditions they are considered omens. They carry great animal medicine and are to be greatly revered if they come to you in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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SOLAR POWER

To dream of tapping into the technology of solar power may allow you to recognize that every human being has a birthright to an endless supply of abundance and limitless life force.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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TEACHER

A teacher in a dream is part archetype and part character aspect.

The teacher is the one with the knowledge, and to dream of one is to be tapping into the part of you that knows.

If the teacher is someone known to you, add the element of that person’s personal qualities to your interpretation.

The less you know of the teacher in a dream, the more you may be experiencing wisdom at an archetypal level. No matter how the teacher appears, consider that there may be something for you to learn. Learning occurs by accumulating small amounts of data that build upon each other. Teachers know what piece of information needs to be added next in order for learning to take place.

A figure of authority, the teacher is the one person at school who knows what the lesson plan is. Teachers have both the questions and the answers. Not only do they control what happens in the classroom, but they also know why things are ordered in a particular way. Each of our teachers presents us with the specific information needed to master a particular level of our functioning. Any teacher in a dream represents the part of you that understands this concept of step-by-step mastery and provides the mental environment in which learning occurs, or is blocked. There is great patience built into this process, even though many of your teachers in life may have lacked this quality. When a teacher appears in your dream, examine the person as a character aspect of yourself.

The teacher’s behavior toward you in the dream and your resulting feelings will offer insight as to how well your inner guidance system is operating and to what degree you are showing yourself patience with the pace of your growth.

A kindly teacher will result in a very different interpretation from one who is abusive or frightening.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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USHER

An usher’s ultimate job is to offer assistance in a setting where finding a seat is paramount.

The idea of sitting for an event has to do with being grounded, safe, and available for whatever is being presented.

If you dream of an usher, you are tapping into the part of you that can assist in your readiness to receive something of significance, such as new information, or to witness an important shift in your life.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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FLOOR

To see the floor in your dream represents those things that support you. It may also represent the division between your unconscious and conscious mind. To see a polished, wooden floor in your dream indicates that you are fully aware of your unconscious but not tapping into its potential, whilst to see a slanted floor foretells that you are deviating too far from your original plans and goals. For Jungians, the floors or storeys of a house represent your unconscious and conscious aspirations. In general, the attic represents the intellect, the ground floor the conscious mind and the basement the unconscious. The appearance, style and condition of each floor will be significant. Are they easy and welcoming on the eye or intimidating and confused? Difficulty getting from one floor of the house to another suggests difficulties progressing spiritually.... The Element Encyclopedia

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MIND, BODY, SPIRIT

Dreams focusing on the Zodiac or other ancient mystic arts, such as alchemy or Tarot, have much to say about the human condition.

According to Jung, you are tapping into what he called the‘collective unconscious’ when mystical images surface in your dream. The collective unconscious refers to that part of a person’s unconscious mind which is common to all human beings and which arises through our shared instincts, experiences and culture. It contains forms, archetypes or symbols that are manifested by all people in all cultures. They are said to exist prior to experience, and are in this sense instinctual.

In addition, ancient mystical symbols can also show scenes, facts or situations that reveal your everyday worries. Bear in mind, too, that the child within each of us might see almost any process of life as mysterious. In addition, love has what some call a mysterious magical quality, as we often feel completely changed when its spell is upon us.

Remember that a dream can unify your body, mind and spirit. It provides a means for self-exploration. When mystic or magical symbols appear in your dream they are often a clear reference to your aspirations and the underlying— some might say spiritual—forces of your being. See also RELIGION; SPIRITS AND GHOSTS; SURREALISM AND FANTASY... The Element Encyclopedia

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MUSIC / MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

Hearing music in your dreams generally has positive connotations. Music is a healing balm to the soul, and as you are listening to it in your dream, you may be connected to the wonderful, creative spirit or flow of life, suggesting a degree of inner harmony and emotional expression. Music in waking life is one of the most powerful and expressive mediums available and through music it is possible to convey feelings that are impossible to put into words. It is much the same in your dreams, where a beautiful melody can express your sense of feeling sweet, peaceful and harmonious, whereas a clash of harsh notes may reflect emotional discord or feeling out of tune with the people in your life.

The type of music that features in your dreams may have significance, especially if it was music you do not usually listen to in waking life. For example, if you love classical music but dreamt of a pop song, your unconscious may have retrieved the song from your memory because it portrays perfectly how you are feeling at present.

If you dreamed of classical music but are a modern music fan, this may be a reference to old-fashioned tastes and values with which you feel in tune. The dream may also be urging you to listen a little more to the advice of older people.

If you dreamed of choosing a song on a juke box, the song you chose may express how you are currently feeling. Dream drum rolls may be urging you to pay attention to someone or keep in step and conform to others in waking life.

According to Freud, a martial or rhythmical drum beat could suggest intercourse but another interpretation suggests that it could symbolize the voice of your unconscious or unspoken feelings that arise from the depths of your inner self.

If you were listening passively to music in your dream, this may be referring to your emotional reaction to a waking situation, but if you were actively making music, humming along or tapping the rhythm, this may be about your emotional involvement with someone or something. Dreams about music may also be urging you to explore your perhaps neglected potential for personal creativity, of which music is a common symbol.

If you were playing an instrument, the choice of instrument will also be significant.

If you were playing drums, are you trying to drum up support for something or someone, or did the dream suggest that something needs to be drummed into your head? If you clashed a pair of cymbals, this might suggest a clash of conflicting opinions, whilst blowing a trumpet may suggest bragging or your feelings of triumph. The black and white symbolism of piano keys could indicate the need to see things clearly, in black and white, or to harmonize extreme opinions. Don’t forget the sexual symbolism of musical instruments too. Freudians would, for example, regard a flute as a phallic symbol and the curved bodies of violins or guitars as a feminine symbol. Finally, dreams of playing instruments may simply be encouraging you to nurture a real-life talent for music. See also ARTS AND CRAFTS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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