DREAM DICTIONARY - Nervous :Nervousness may link to any real life situation where you feel nervous about the outcome. But also think about important decisions you are thinking of making and the consequences you are worried about. The dream maybe your minds way of saying "I am worried about how this could turn out".
QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Did you feel under pressure to get something right on the day before the dream?
- Do you feel under pressure not to make mistakes?
- Is there some issue which you find it difficult to talk about?
- Is there some big decision that you are stressing over?
- Have you been worrying about the consequences of doing something wrong or saying the wrong thing?
- Do you worry about being found out in some way?
KEY WORDS : Encourage, support, serious situation, big decision, awareness, consequences, risky, doubts, volatile(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 need to know people are supporting and encouraging me"
- "I know its a big decision"
- "I have to get this right because its very important"
- "I am worried that she may react"
- "Its a very volatile situation"
- "I am scared of being found out"
- "he knows too much"
- "I cannot do that because of the consequences"
- "I feel under pressure to get it right"
- "I know they are watching me so I cannot make any mistakes"
- "I am not sure I am ready yet"
- "I would feel awkward doing that"
- "If it did happen I just feel it would end in failure"
- "its difficult to talk about such things"
- "I am unsure if I want to take the risk"
- "I need to be more aware of the risks"
DREAM WORK : Now write down some quotes that sum up your thoughts and feelings right now. Concentrate on incidents the day before, paranoia#146;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 DREAMSExample dream : A dream where the dreamer is nervous and embarrassed was linked to some thoughts about someone who really irritated the dreamer and who had been winding him up the previous day. The nervousness in the dream linked to this feeling "I often get nervous and embarrass myself" and this theme was central to the dreams wider meaning "I often get nervous and embarrass myself. I should avoid seeking revenge with that guy who irritated me as I might make a fool of myself and anyway he is not worth it."
Example dream : A nervous horse symbolised the dreamers worries that he might get drawn into a dispute. A friend was telling him about it and he did not want to say something out of turn because he might easily become the innocent victim. A nervous horse therefore was symbolic of a situation that was very jumpy.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was nervous around people linked to the dreamers real life dislike of socializing. (he hated meeting people)
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer feels very nervous was linked to a moment the day before where the dreamer had an panic attack. The dream used one major fear (a fear of heights) as a symbol for another fear (meeting people he felt out of his depth with).
Example dream : Feeling nervous in a dream was linked to the dreamer real life worry about her interest in Terry Gilliam - fearing it may offend her boyfriend (who hated him).
Example dream : Feeling nervous in a dream was linked to the dreamers real life problems with anxiety.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer feels nervous in the Playboy mansion linked to her being raped in real life. Her attitude to sex and feeling sexually attractive was now quite different. She felt uncomfortable and awkward dressing in sexy clothes.
Example dream : Feeling nervous in a job interview linked to the dreamer knowing her contract would soon be up at work and she would have to look for another job. Feeling nervous symbolised her feeling awkward and lacking in confidence when looking for a job.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is feeling nervous whilst getting married to her crush linked to her natural nerves around him. She thought things might happen but she was worried about it going wrong. Feeling nervous symbolised how important he was to her - she wanted things to go just right.
Example dream : Feeling nervous linked to the dreamers thoughts about sex. She wanted sex but felt awkward doing anything sleazy to encourage it. Feeling nervous linked to her not wanting to take a risk doing something that made her feel uncomfortable.
Example dream : Feeling nervous about going into a shop linked to the dreamer not doing any photography recently (she was a keen photographer). She did not know why this was.
Example dream : Feeling nervous in a dream linked to the dreamer being stuck in a situation. Feeling nervous was symbolic of him not wanting to take any risks.
Example dream : A nervous dream linked to the dreamer thinking about doing something but being unable to make up her mind. Nervousness just symbolised her inability to make a decision.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer feels nervous linked to him making a decision which involved a lot of risk. It would involve moving to a new country. The nerves in the dream symbolised the risk involved in this decision.
Example dream : Feeling nervous in a dream because of sharks linked to the dreamer trying to make some decisions about her boyfriend and job. She couldn't come to any decisions. The nerves simply represented her lack of ability to make a decision.
Example dream : Nervously looking at her husband and at a guy she fancied linked to the dreamers marriage split. She was unsure what to do with this new guy. Feeling nervous symbolised her lack of a clear idea what she wanted to do.
Example dream : A nervous looking horse about to be shot linked to the dreamer thinking about his friend who had got into a very heated argument. The nervous horse was symbolic of a very volatile situation where the dreamer feared things may go wrong.
Example dream : Feeling nervous about being searched by the Police linked to the dreamer liking Monty Pythons. Her boyfriend hates the fact that she likes Monty Python. She was also due to meet Terry Gilliam (one of the cast). Feeling nervous symbolised her feeling awkward and embarrassed about something that she liked which was clearly not liked by her boyfriend.
Example dream : Feeling nervous in a dream linked to the dreamer thinking through a really bad situation from the day before. He had wanted to shout at a shop assistant but did not fully let rip because he knew he would want to use that shop again. Feeling nervous symbolised him realising the serious consequences of losing his temper.
Example dream : Feeling nervous about mountain road traffic linked to the dreamer realising that he led a somewhat crazy lifestyle. Feeling nervous symbolised his need to recognise the risks he was taking.
Example dream : Feeling nervous about a man in her house linked to the dreamer being watched constantly by her mother. She had gone off the rails a little and now dared not put a foot wrong. Feeling nervous symbolised her aware that she was being watched and monitored by her mother and if she did the slightest thing wrong then it would be seen.
Example dream : Feeling nervous in a dream linked to the dreamer having to talk to child services investigations the day before. She was worried if she had said too much or too little. Feeling nervous was symbolic of her knowing how important this was and how she had to get it right.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers body guard looks nervous linked to her not getting along with that bodyguard in real life. She thought that she might say something to his father. So him feeling nervous symbolised her recognition that she could get him into trouble if she saw him do something wrong and that the relationship between them might be somewhat awkward.
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