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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook FATHERS : To understand a symbol we must think about them in depth. Mothers tend to be linked to emotions and sympathy whilst fathers are symbols of discipline. A father will tell you not to do something! Several dreams in our studies took place at a time when then dreamer was realising that things were getting out of hand. So fathers represent the need to be practical and sensible.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Have you realised that some issue is getting out of hand?
- Have you decided to be sensible about something?
- Have you been thinking about someone who is a good male role model?
- Have you decided to be practical and realistic?
- Do you feel that you deserve more respect in some way?

KEY WORDS : Sensible, practical, out of control, role model,respect(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) :
- "getting out of hand"
- "a need to be PRACTICAL and REALISTIC"
- "I was being SENSIBLE"
- "They need to show more RESPECT"
- "I need to stand up for myself"
- "a good father and ROLE MODEL"


SEE ALSO : Little Girls : Sisters : Brothers : Fathers : Mothers : Grandmothers : Unknown man : Grandfathers : Witches : Police
DREAM STUDIES : Grandparents : Sisters : Brothers : Fathers : Bosses : Unknown Man: Fathers
METHODS : For a full explanation of the methods used in this dream study CLICK HERE
Below you will see a series of quotes. Each quote represents the meaning of a particular dream(these are all dreams where the meaning is understood totally). For instance one dream may have meant that the dreamer was having trouble at work. In that case the quote may simply be "There is a bad atmosphere at work". Some information is included about which dream symbols were included in the dream(within the squares brackets). Often a sample dream is included which shows you how the dream interpretation was reached.
ESSAY : What is the symbolic meaning of fathers in dreams?

Fathers in dreams can obviously play themselves. Though in reality relationships are often stronger between mothers and their children than they are between fathers and their children. So we are less likely to talk to them and involve them in real issues. So if you have a dream with your father in then simply ask the question - is there some issue in which they are directly or indirectly involved. Have you been thinking about them or has something happened to them.

This dream study looks at real dream interpretations. Each quote symbolises what each individual dream meant. It captures in a sound bite the meaning of the dream and the emotions it captured. So for instance a dream in which we realise that things have become too intense for us would be summarized by the quote "I just cannot cope any more. He keeps putting the pressure on."

Obviously if you can think of nothing then it is likely that a father plays a purely symbolic role in the dream. Fathers are easy to work out in dreams. The most common meaning is that some issue has got out of hand so look for such an issue. E.g.

"I have got to stop being so nervous in front of my crush. Its GETTING OUT OF HAND"[Dream analysis - father dream]

"Well I guess I was letting things GET OUT OF HAND. My health has deteriorated so much that its no longer something that I have control of"[Dream analysis - father dream]

"My boyfriend was letting things GET OUT OF HAND lying "[Dream symbol - boyfriends father dream]

"I have got to stop showing a caring concern for my workmate. She does not want the sympathy. This whole care and concern thing has gone too far and is capable of GETTING OUT OF HAND. "[Dream analysis - Father dream]

Fathers also play a role which is sensible. They are practical and make the decision that has to be made in the circumstances. E.g.

"I am on my holidays and I think its OK to go mad just a little. We cannot be SENSIBLE all the time"[Dream Dictionary - run from father dream]

"I have got to be PRACTICAL when my girlfriend comes back from holiday as she has a bad cold. Maybe I should give her a bit of space for a few days"[Dream symbol - father dream]

"I know that the relationship had to end. In practice it always ends in heartache. Its just SENSIBLE."[Dream analysis - Father dream]

Fathers often signify moments when we feel the need to demand respect and stand up for ourselves. E.g.

"Something is wrong with that place. I am going to tell them exactly what I think. People deserve to be treated with more respect. "[Dream analysis - I sense the presence of my father]

Fathers can also be symbols of a role model. Fathers may symbolise the need to be a good role model and good father. E.g.

"I wish I could connect with my son in the same way that his father connects to him. He is a good ROLE MODEL"[Dream analysis - father dream]
Fathers and parents in general can also be symbols of a loss of independence. E.g.

"I will have to get used to being told what to do. "[Dream analysis - parents dream]
THE DREAM I had this dream on the first or second day of my holidays. I was like a witness invisible to others. I could see what was going on but wasn’t a part of it. It was night time, a start light calm atmosphere that was beautiful. It was on the beach side, there was a long row of houses, 2 or 3 floors each. They were pretty big. And I’m not to sure what happened but all I know was that I left one of the houses which was occupied by a family, a really big one, 9 children and the two parents. Again I don’t know how I know this but I’m pretty sure it was the case in my dream. Then the father left the house at night, midnight, it was a full moon and went to work in a truck, but he didn’t follow the road, he just rushed across the sands like a crazy maniac. He kept on driving thought roads like he was in a hurry and didn’t give a damn about anything that may happen to others. I was watching from the roof of the truck, a big red or blue one, I can’t remember. The road was full of accidents and the truck kept on missing. It was as if I was on the top of the road guiding the truck through the obstacles, but the person in the truck didn’t know. It seemed like I had some sort of super powers and protecting the truck from harm. Then I don’t know how it happened, I can’t recall, there is a little gap but then I’m on a skate board and it’s day time, I’m going around roads really really fast and there are just so much constructions it’s impossible to find a way through but I do. It freaked me out, everything was so corrupt.

THE REALITY Often we behave in corrupt and outrageous ways whilst on holiday. We do all sorts of things that we do not normally do.

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I am on my holidays. I think the time for being sensible and serious is over and I am going to do lots of wild things"

DREAM ANALYSIS We all have ideas about how we should and should not act. However, in certain exceptional circumstances we will break our own rules about what is acceptable and unacceptable. When we are on holiday we start to behave in unusual ways. But somehow we still manage to maintain our vision of ourselves. Somehow getting drunk or behaving outrageously is acceptable on holiday. People seem to distance themselves from what they are doing.

In this dream we see how the mind is probably doing this. In the dream the dreamer is aware of the corruptness and does a lot of observing. That shows that she is monitoring her own behavior but that she is still behaving in a depraved way which breaks her own rules.

The dream features this row of houses along the beach. Houses in dreams can often simply symbolise different people. Each house is one person. So a row of houses shows that this dream could be about a group feeling. On holiday a group feeling emerges and people act in a certain way. There is pressure from people around you to act and push the boundaries.

The number of floors in a house is important. The ground floor often signifies the conscious mind and day to day reality. The second floor symbolises the dreamers own higher thoughts. The third floor symbolises a group consciousness. In this sense it may link to several people in the same holiday party knowing exactly what is in their mind and each willing to participate in slightly outrageous activities. The houses with two stories may symbolise people on the holiday who are unaware of what is happening and how the other people are really thinking.

Big houses in dreams often link to other people and how they are influencing our behavior. They show that our thoughts are being shaped and formed by the activities of other people. They maybe influencing us to act in a certain way. Big houses simply show that our behavior is not been formed by own own mind. It shows that we are been influenced by others or simply that our behavior and feelings is been influenced by the wider world which we are in at the time.

The family in the dream symbolise aspects of the dreamers personality. There are clearly lots of children and that links to the bags of child like behavior that happens on holiday. Children often link to their child like enthusiasms. The parent in the dream is unable to move properly. He gets getting into accidents. Her father is often linked to her own sense of self control. So obviously her father could link to her behavior getting out of control.

Perhaps the super powers in the dream relate to how the dreamer manages to break every rule in her own book about how to behave and yet still manages to maintain her own idea of herself as a moral and well behaved person. Perhaps the super powers relates to the feelings that you get on holiday that you can achieve anything.

The skateboard is a symbol of fast movement. It is rather cool and relates to young teenage activities perhaps.

Symbolic Meanings
CHILDREN : "excitement - getting excited about her holiday"
CRAZY : "unpredictability - doing crazy holiday things"
FATHER : "her own self control which is temporarily been put out of action during the holiday period"
HOUSES : "the different people on the holiday "
MAN : "pressures on you to act in a certain way - getting caught by the holiday atmosphere "

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