DREAM DICTIONARY - Knife : Knives are often linked to highly personal conflicts. If you have just had an argument or you are in a difficult relationship then the knife is a symbol for the personal nature of the conflict. It will be connected with complaints and personal comments.
Knives are also symbols of highly involved situations. It need not be negative - we get very involved in some emotional projects!
Knives can also be symbols of intellectual thinking. We maybe delving deep into a subject and cutting through as we are finding a solution.
KEY WORDS :
- "Highly Involved situation"
- "very interested in something"
- "intense situation"
- "heated arguments"
- "intense criticism"
- "strongly resist"
- "uncaring emotions"
- "explaining something"
KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I cannot stop thinking about it"
- "I have been getting really into it"
- "Starting to understand the subject in great detail"
- "I could not stop thinking about what happened yesterday"
QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- What issue could you simply not get out of your mind yesterday?
- Have you been studying some issue or subject thoroughly and in great detail?
- What has really been involving your mind?
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Example dream : Knives placed around symbolised the dreamers wish to put across his ideas. Knives cut deeply into their subject - a metaphor for the dreamers wish to put across his ideas in a deep way and delve right into the heart of the matter.
Example dream : A kidnapper threatening to kill a child with a knife if people came near him was symbolic of the dreamers mental illness. He was aware of his own worst tendencies and was trying to curb his tendency to abuse women.
Example dream : A knife represented the very personal nature of a dispute and vicious confrontation which may result if a complaint was made.(If someone makes a complaint against you it feels like they have plunged a knife and then twist it)
Example dream : A butchers knife dream took place after the dreamer had tried to warn her father about her brothers new girlfriend. She had very strong views about her - she had intended to 'butcher' her reputation.
Example dream : A brutal knife attack symbolised the dreamers fears about what would happen if he confronted a woman. He feared it would lead to a very intense personal struggle with the woman and it would all end badly (knife fights are always intense).
Example dream : Using a knife to injure a dog biting him symbolised the dreamers resentment towards his manager who had been criticising him unjustifiably. Knives can symbolise these intense confrontations.
Example dream : The night before a knife attack dream the dreamer had an argument with her child's father. The knife symbolised a bitter and intense and very personal fight
Example dream : Using a knife to cut a sacred cows throat linked to the dreamer not want to help a man with learning disabilities sort out a computer. The dreamer did not want to get into that kind of commitment and relationship with her neighbour. Cutting the cows throat symbolised her wish to terminate that relationship before it started.
Example dream : Stabbing a snake with a knife represented the dreamers frantic worries the previous night that his mother might die. Killing the snake symbolised his determination to do whatever he could to stop this (even though he could do nothing). (if you are 'willing to do anything' then you would would even tackle a dangerous snake)
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