DREAM DICTIONARY - Push :Pushing in dreams will usually link to some kind of aggressive situation. Try thinking of the words abrupt,insistent ,effort ,frustrate and confrontation. If these words appear in your emotions then its likely the dream could be linked to that.
QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Are you involved in a very stressful situation at the moment?
- Will someone simply not respond to you?
- Are you having to put pressure on others?
- Are you thinking that the day to come will be a major struggle?
- Are you trying to put a very special effort?
KEY WORDS : Confrontational, stressful, forceful, rejected, frustrated, powerless, abrupt, try, effort, insistence, testing
KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "Its a really confrontational atmosphere!"
- "I hate the situation - its so stressful"
- "She will just not talk to me!"
- "She simply has to get her own way"
- "I feel so frustrated and rejected"
- "They just take advantage - I feel totally used"
- "You simply cannot please some people"
- "She really did not like it"
- "I told him my honest opinion and he definitely did not like it"
- "I am going to put a stop to it!"
- "I feel so powerless!"
- "I have got to make a choice even though I do not want to"
- "I think I acted too abruptly"
- "If I can frustrate him he may simply give up"
- "I simply have got to convince him - it will be a total mistake"
- "It will be a real test tomorrow"
- "I feel I should push myself to do better"
- "I know I can do better and should try harder"
- "I am going to put maximum effort into it"
- "I am beginning to realise how much help I got during that tough period of my life"
- "They are insisting on it"
- "I woke up in an uncomfortable position and that is probably what caused the dream"
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : A dream where the dreamer tries to push a mutant creature down a cliff took place after the dreamer had been told by his father that he should have made more of himself in life. The dreamer resented this as he had terrible facial disfigurements and he felt this made it impossible for him to live a normal life. The dreamer felt like the mutant creature was a symbol for himself (a mutant being a symbol for his own disfigurements). Therefore pushing the creature off a cliff was an act of suicide. It seems to have caught the feeling "my life is not worth living." What feelings can we associate with pushing in this context? The act is deliberate and violent and so maybe links to his own strong feelings.
Example dream : A dog trying to push its way into a house linked to the dreamer facing pressure from his family to have an arranged marriage. The metaphor was simple as he was being "pushed into doing something". The symbolic meaning of "pushed" was linked to obvious ways in which the dreamer might use phrases like "pushed into doing it" such as "My family are trying to push me into getting married against my will."
Example dream : Pushed symbolised the dreamers chat with his wife about his infidelities the night before. He felt pressured into this talk
Example dream : Pushed onto a bed linked to the dreamers thoughts about how to get a guy - she thought about talking about sex
Example dream : Pushing in a dream linked to the dreamers wish to resist a cowboy builder who had taken advantage of her (he had 'pushed' her around).
Example dream : A pushing dream occurred whilst the dreamer was arguing constantly with her boyfriend and pushing helped build up the picture of how things were
Example dream : Pushing was symbolic of the dreamers moody and worked up emotions after bad arguments with her boyfriend
Example dream : In one dream the dreamer gets pushed over by someone much younger and stronger. In real life the dreamer was feeling his age and was aware that his health was limiting him. He was no longer the young man who could dictate what happened to him. He was more likely to get pushed around himself.
Example dream : A dream in which the dreamer was being pushed linked to him being bullied at work. The pushing symbolised the provocative actions of his co-worker.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is 'pushing at a guy who was wedging himself in a door' linked to a difficult situation at work. There was a poisoned atmosphere. Pushing symbolised the bad atmosphere with heightened feelings.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers ex boss pushed open the door and rapes her linked to the dreamer taking over the managers job. Being pushed symbolised her belief that this was not a good thing.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer pushes over a man into a parking lot linked to the dreamer telling her husband straight that they were not progressing well at marriage guidance. Pushing symbolised the straight talking with often difficult and confrontational statements.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer tried to push open the door but it would not open linked to her thoughts about her friend who had committed suicide. Pushing symbolised her thinking that she should have been pushier and tried to force her friend to talk through his feelings.
Example dream : A dream where a witch pushes the dreamer down linked to his mother who was very dominating.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was trying to open a door but others are pushing it closed linked to the dreamers thoughts about her sister who had run away. Pushing symbolised the resistance coming from her friends - they did not want to talk about this issue.
Example dream : A dream where a Russian army guy threatens to push her over the cliff linked to her thoughts about her friend - she wanted to get back together with her ex but the dreamer argued with her very strongly saying this was a bad idea.
Example dream : A pushing dream linked to the dreamer cutting himself off from friends who would be leaving soon. He had to get things sorted out before it was too late. Pushing symbolised his aggressive attitude.
Example dream : A pushing dream linked to two people trying to get their own way. He was trying to frustrate his friend.
Example dream : A dream about pushing linked to the dreamers ex finding herself a new guy. She had made a real fuss when he found a new girlfriend.
Example dream : A dream of pushing and pulling with her boyfriend linked to the dreamer finding a new guy but being unable to have both. Pushing and pulling symbolised having to make a clear choice or their would be trouble.
Example dream : A dream in which the dreamers pushes her old teacher out of the way linked to the dreamer knowing that her relationship was about to end. Pushing symbolised the continuously aggravated atmosphere.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is pushing her ex boyfriends new girlfriend to the ground linked to her being unable to stand her exs new girlfriend. The pushing symbolised her hatred of this new girlfriend and all the negative emotions that were upsetting her.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is pushing a door closed linked to the dreamer trying to resist some cowboy builders who were taking advantage of her.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was pushing over some guys linked to her thinking about some developers who were ploughing up some fields for housing. Pushing symbolised her wish to resist this and her strong feelings on the subject.
Example dream : Pushing away her crush symbolised the dreamer losing interest in him.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is being pushed over the edge linked to her inability to accept that she could not have a baby. She could not afford IVF. Being pushed symbolised the feelings of unfairness.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer pushes away her crush linked to her thinking about her interest in gay rights. She had long supported this but wondered if it was a fad and she would lose interest. Pushing him away symbolised her losing interest and coming apathetic.
Example dream : Pushing against a wall linked to the dreamer trying to be more disciplined. He wanted to achieve in life and was really mad at himself for sleeping in. Pushing symbolised his 100 percent effort and determination.
Example dream : Pushing a boat in a dream as if I am pressing down on the accelerator linked to the dreamer trying to think positively. He believed that if you put in maximum effort in then you can achieve anything. Pushing symbolised his positive thinking and wish to put in 100 percent effort.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was pushing a car linked to her having been ill with the flu. Pushing symbolised her having to put in 100 percent effort because she was so tired.
Example dream : A dream where others push ahead of the dreamer linked to him struggling at work. He thought he lacked the ability of these. Pushing symbolised this very competitive environment in which you continually have to put in 100 percent effort.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was being pushed from behind linked to her sleeping in an uncomfortable position.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was being pushed linked to the dreamers partner cramping her for space in the bed.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer was being pushed up was symbolic of the dreamer waking up to find her young child cuddling up to her.
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