DREAM DICTIONARY - Skin :Skin tends to link strongly to deeply sensitive issues. They can link to embarrassing feelings. In a similar way they link to moments when you feel really creped out. But skin can also link to moments when you are looking beneath the surface and giving an honest opinion about something.
KEY WORDS : Sensitive subject, badly hurt, touchy, creeping me out, under the surface, honest examination(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) :
- "Its a very sensitive issue"
- "I was really very badly hurt"
- "If you look beneath the surface then things are not so good..."
- "All the previous bad feelings make things difficult"
- "I woke up in pain"
- "It really creeps me out"
- "It really gets to me"
QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Was someone really getting under your skin yesterday?
- Did something happen on the day before that really creep you out?
- What really difficult and sensitive issues have you been thinking about?
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : A dream where a man skin was hurt in a fall linked to the dreamers husband being very sensitive about something that she had said - she had said that the progress that they had made at marriage guidance was all false.
Example dream : A ghost with burnt skin linked to the dreamer thinking about her ex. She felt all empty and missed the good times. The burnt skin symbolised the pain and hurt she was going through.
Example dream : A dream where make up burns the dreamers skin off linked to the dreamer wanting to make up with her sister. The skin symbolised the sensitive and hurtful comments they had made to each other.
Example dream : A dream where skin is being pricked by needles linked to the dreamer thinking about his father. He kept trying to tell his father to get a job but he just would not listen. It was a touchy subject.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers skin opens up linked to the dreamer having felt very suicidal recently.
Example dream : A dream where things are 'crawling under the skin' linked to the dreamer being really creped out by a guy who fancied her.
Example dream : A dream where skin is falling off the body like in a concentration camp linked to the dreamer thinking about her brother who spending all his time in his bedroom. The skin falling off was symbolic of his poor emotional state.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers skin peels off linked to him waking up feeling sweaty and awful.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamers skin was covered in pins and needles linked to the dreamer waking up and feeling awful pain - she could hardly walk to the bathroom. The skin was symbolic of the pain she was feeling at the time.
Example dream : A dream about a snake shedding its skin occurred on the very day that the dreamer died. It was thought to be a premonition of his death (shedding skin is a symbol of transition).
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