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DREAM DICTIONARY - Chopping :

Chopping something seems like a very strong metaphor. We often say 'I could chop his head off' or 'he is for the chop'. Think of situations where such a metaphor has relevance in your thoughts right now. Think of how you have been trying to resist someone or something? Did you really want to put a stop to something yesterday? Have you been thinking of cutting someone out of your life?

KEY WORDS :ruthless, cut someone out of your life, fired, sharp and dangerous, getting the chop, shunned, bitter opposition, resist, exaggerations, delete, rejected, forbidden topic, stopped you talking about something

Try to think of ways in which you might use at least one of the key words above to describe your current emotions. For instance, think of phrases which use the word "shunned" and which describe your current state of mind in general or on some specific issue. You might think of the phrase "I was shunned by my sister. I can sense that there is a family split" or "I always used to shun all attempts to help but now I am willing to accept help from anywhere". If you can use any of these key words in sentences which pinpoint some key emotion its likely that the dream you had about chopping revolves around the symbolism "shunned". In that way "chopping" is symbolic of someone "chopping you off" and ignoring you. The dream simply uses this abstract metaphor to describe this key feeling. Other symbols may help provide more clues and with this you can combine together different symbolic meanings and see how complex thoughts can be portrayed by dream symbols and the way that they mix together.

EXAMPLE DREAMS

Example dream : Chopping up a body was symbolic of the dreamers thoughts about ending a relationship. Chopping up the body symbolised her need to be ruthless in ending the relationship.
Example dream : A dream of chopping a tree was linked to the dreamer being blamed by her family for breaking up a perfectly good relationship when she was pregnant. Dismembering the tree was a symbol for her ruthless treatment of her ex in splitting up. (she chopped him off without good reason)
Example dream : Chopping down a tree like structure in a dream was linked to the dreamer thinking about ending a relationship with someone who had been deeply important in the past.
Example dream : Chopping a tree down was a symbol for the dreamer giving up with her mother. She had tried to make time for her at Christmas but these attempts were rejected. Cutting down the tree shows that the dreamer was now set on cutting her mother out of her life - if her mother was not going to make any effort then the dreamer was not going to bother any more.
Example dream : A chopping machete dream symbolised the dreamers wish to put a stop to the terrible accusations that her sons girlfriend was making.


OTHER LINKS • cut dreams • stop dreams • guillotine dreams • knife dreams • gun dreams • aggressive dreams • rejection dreams • reckless dreams • delete dreams • matches dreams •

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