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DREAM DICTIONARY - Knife :

Dreams are metaphors so ask yourself what has been like a knife fight. A knife in a dream could depict any situation were tensions have been raised and any conflict has been of a very personal nature. 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"
- "resentments"
- "intense criticism"
- "disputes"
- "ruthless"
- "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?

EXAMPLE DREAMS

Example dream : Killing people by throwing knives in a dream symbolised the dreamers conversation the day before where she was telling a friend about something which had really annoyed her. Knives symbolise highly intense personal disputes. (we only throw knives if we are really angry)
Example dream : A knife in a dream linked to the dreamer coming under extreme pressure to get an arranged marriage. The knife was symbolic of his bitter attempts to resist this pressure.
Example dream : A knife dream linked to the dreamer wanting to tell her partner everything that was on her mind - get everything out into the open.
Example dream : A butchers knife dream linked to the dreamer really becoming interested in a subject. The previous day she had been really trying to dissect the subject and understand it from inside out.
Example dream : A knife dream linked to the dreamer really trying to help people understand why something happened. He wanted to get them really involved into how and why it happened.
Example dream : A dream of men stabbing me linked to the dreamer hoping to engage peoples enthusiasms. He really wanted people to understand his explanation.
Example dream : A Swiss army knife linked to the dreamer trying to really explain something to a friend. She was trying to tell her not to go back with her ex but she took it the wrong way.
Example dream : A knife dream linked to the dreamer becoming really involved with a TV film the night before. He was finding it difficult to occupy himself.
Example dream : A butchers knife symbolised the dreamer being very ruthless and unthinking. He was very bitter and uncaring towards other people.
Example dream : A dream collecting butchers knives in a home linked to the dreamers husband being uncaring and cold at times.
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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