Locks are quite complex symbols and its best if you work out other symbols first. Locks may be associated with bad behavior of some kind and your attempts to lock it out. Locks may also show that you are trying to get away from some problem or bad feeling. They can also have complex meanings - they may show that you feel a some process or system is unsafe and open to tampering(if unlocked). A locksmith may be associated with trying to open someone up emotionally.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Are you trying to escape some problem or lock out some negative ways of thinking?
- Have you been thinking that something is totally unsafe or is not secure in some way?
- Have you been trying to coax or unlock some bad emotions out of someone?

KEY WORDS : Forgetting, feeling secure, escape problems, tamper proof, hidden feelings(write down some quotes that capture your key feelings on issues that have been dominating your mind. Then see if any of these words could appear in those quotes)

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "I want to lock out all those types of thoughts"
- "I just want to forget about it"
- "I want to escape my problems"
- "It is easy to tamper with"
- "I just want to unlock those bad emotions in her"
- "I wish she would let me into her feelings"
(Now write down some quotes that sum up your thoughts and feelings right now. Concentrate on incidents the day before, paranoia's and fantasies, health issues, challenges of the day ahead. Then try to see where the words and phrases above appear in your quotes).


Example dream : An unlocked house was a symbol for something that happened the day before. The dreamer had visited this house which was for sale and felt a real connection with the woman who had died here.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was desperately trying to lock out someone bad was linked to her terrible illnesses and poor mental health. Her illnesses made her want to be by herself. Locking people out was symbolic of her wish to shut herself away.
Example dream : A locked basement dream took place as the dreamer was making a real effort not to show any negative feelings. She was trying to be happy and cheerful with everyone. The dream was therefore about locking out negative feelings.
Example dream : A dream about changing locks linked to the dreamer feeling bitter about someone. She had felt really close to him but now he had moved on. Changing locks was symbolic of her moving on and wanting to lock out her old friend - she no longer trusted him.
Example dream : A locked door took place as the dreamer was suffering from stress due to family problems. The locked door symbolised the inability to get away from this anxiety.
Example dream : A locked door dream took place as the dreamer was frustrated because he couldn't use his new camera. It had just arrived but the memory card was being sent separately. The locked door was symbolic of this not being available to him at that moment. He was excluded from something he dearly wanted to do.
Example dream : An unlocked postbox dream took place as the dreamer had been thinking a lot about CV's and how people lie to get jobs. The unlocked postbox was symbolic of a process that was not safe and fair. People could easily fake things.
Example dream : A locksmith dream took place as the dreamer was trying to get someone to open up and talk about something. The lock was therefore about getting someone to unlock themselves and talk freely and relax.

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