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- Healing dreams, causing forgiveness, or literal healing
- Flushing dreams. Dreams that work like a shower, cleansing us from the conflicts within us, so they do not take root in us.
- Calling dreams. How our gifts and talents are going to work out in our life.
- Warning dreams. An ex-boyfriend/girlfriend may be a metaphor for an "old love" - things we used to do.
- Body dreams. These come from physical illness, pregnancy, etc.
- Chemical dreams from taking medications or brain altering substances.
- Correction and Direction dreams
- Intercession dreams cause us to pray for someone else
- Dark dreams. In black and white or gray scale. They are second heaven dreams revealing the devil's plans
- Dreams of fear
- Dreams of inventions/solutions
- Deliverance dreams
- Soul dreams a. soul, which is mind/will/emotions b. spirit, which is wisdom/communion/conscience c. body, which is flesh/bone/blood
Again a look at interpretation of dreams.
1. Cultural interpretation
2. Personal interpretation
3. Sociological/psychological interpretation.
1. Cultural interpretation
Our dreams are colored by our cultural interpretation. When the dream is about you, but you have a melting pot of different cultures in your background, choose the one who you identify with most.
Every race, culture and ethnic group has a geographical location, language,religion and a world view.
Since I have been raised in Western Europe my culture, ethnic values and worldview is heavily influenced by a western world view. Even though I am a female, independence is a given for me. I can do and be who I want to be. Not so, if I am from an Indian background.
If my cultural background would be Asian "saving face' would be an important item to consider in my motivation. Contrasting, a Westerner (usually) does not deal with "saving face."
Over time I have adjusted my view about the flow of life. The concept of archetypes that Jung postulated is very interesting, but as far as I can see, does not match up with human history.
Each generation seems to have a different purpose. Yes, there are certain returning cycles, but it does seem we can adopt that across the board.
For instance, the first generation that settled in the US had a purpose of discovery. The next generation made settlements, the next generations put the hand to the plow, etc. The extreme of cyclical thinking and reincarnation is in Buddhism, the belief that by good deeds on will get to a higher level of existence in the next generation. I personally believe that that is only one life to be lived on earth, which is an entrance to eternal life.
These beliefs will make the dream interpretation about life and death in my own dreams very different from one who believes for instance that physical death will be the very end of one's existence, or for someone who believes in sequential levels of existence.
Some told me in their comment that they dreamed that someone in the family died. And very soon it happened. This is a warning dream (no. 4). Depending on how one's relationship is with the person who died, it can have a big impact on their dream life.
Some have "stopped" dreaming, meaning they did not have dreams during the REM cycle, where they can more easily be remembered when we wake up. Our system knows what we can take, or if it will overwhelm us too much!!
Do colors have a meaning? Yes, they do, and again the meaning maybe culturally influenced. In some cultures white means death. In my view white means purity and virginity.
John Paul Jackson in his series of 20 videos about Dreams and interpretations holds that a color can have a positive or a negative meaning. Authors who speak about colors in dreams give all similar meanings to the colors.
red - power, redemptive, gifting, enthusiasm, zeal
anger, destruction, hatred, lust
pink - natural desire, sensual, moral
brown - compassion, pastoral
tan - life, change of season
black - lack, famine
gray - unclear, vague, deception, hidden
gray hair: wisdom, maturity
blue - blessing, healing, revelation, good will
an emotional low, depressed
green - life, renewal, immortal
carnal, envy, immature
gold/amber - honor, holy, hallowed
purple - authority, related to royalty, majestic, noble
orange - perseverance
stubbornness, danger ahead
yellow - mind, hope, having a gift for...
fear, cowardliness, timidity
white - purity, innocence
Don't want to make my posts too long, so I'll keep you in suspense till next week to get more tools to interpret your own dreams. Sleep well and have pleasant dreams!