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Bookmark to: StumbleUpon Bookmark to: Facebook INTRUDERS : Our dream studies have shown that dream symbols can be translated into certain words in the English dictionary. The dream mind uses these symbols in the same way we use ordinary language. Intruders can represent the words 'intrusive', 'personal criticism', 'inappropriate' and 'disruption'. To understand a dream simply see how any of these words appear in your own thoughts. One dreamer in our studies felt very personally confronted and criticized the day before so the meaning of the intruder was 'personal criticism'. The dream mind simply uses images rather than words.

QUESTIONS to help you make associations(pick the one that makes most sense to you)
- Did someone upset your routine yesterday?
- Were you been very personally criticised yesterday?
- Have you been particularly worried about burglars recently?
- Has someone acted in a very intrusive way?

KEY WORDS : Burglars, intrusive, personal criticism, disruptions, inappropriate

KEY PHRASES(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream) :
- "upset my routine"
- "really DISRUPTED everything"
- "feeling very uncomfortable"
- "unwelcome thoughts creeping into your head"
- "very INTRUSIVE and personal"
- "going beyond someone's personal boundaries" "thinking in inappropriate ways"
- "getting inside his mind and knowing exactly why he thought"
- "a real fear of burglars"


SEE ALSO : Killing : Fighting : Deaths : Police : Unknown men : Knifes Little Girls : Sisters : Brothers : Fathers : Mothers : Grandmothers : Grandfathers
DREAM STUDIES : Guns,knives and fighting : Rapes and intruders : Deaths : Police : Unknown men : Intruders
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 intruders in dreams?

Intruders have several meanings.

Intruders may simply link to crime and your fear of it. E.g.

"it was a really hot night last night at the start of the summer and I was going to open the window. I do not like opening my bedroom window though as I FEAR BURGLARS. I could have opened another window but that would have involved getting out of bed."[Dream Dictionary - Intruder tries to get into house][the dream which this quote is based on is featured at the end of this article]

"I woke up and was petrified that I was being burgled. I had real hallucinations of the burglar after I woke. Nothing happened though"[Dream Dictionary - intruder in house]

Intruders can symbolise some change or disruption to your routine and life in general. E.g.

"My son is moving back in and its really UPSET MY ROUTINE. I have got used to my independence"[Dream Dictionary - intruder]

"Being unemployed has really DISRUPTED my life. Everything has changed. "[Dream Dictionary - Intruder]

Intruders can symbolise someone who makes you feel uncomfortable. E.g.

"I saw him yesterday and nearly made eye contact with him. I don't want to talk to him and I am glad that he did not talk. He makes me feel very UNCOMFORTABLE "[Dream Dictionary - intruder]

An intruder may link to some strange new feelings which are upsetting you and your normal ways of thinking. E.g.

"I have just been THINKING IN STRANGE NEW WAYS. Bad little thoughts keep creeping into my mind"[Dream Dictionary - intruder]

An intruder may show that someone is behaving or thinking in inappropriate ways. E.g.

"I was CRITICIZED PERSONALLY - he didn't just criticize my approach but me personally. There was no need for it"[Dream Dictionary - intruder]

"She has helped me a great deal. But I have been having sexual fantasies about her. Perhaps they were INNAPROPRIATE"[Dream Dictionary - I was intruding in a bedroom]

An intruder may link to a wish to know exactly how someone thinks. It may suggest that you are trying to find out as much about this person as possible. E.g.

"My friend was wanting to know about this guy. Her questions were VERY INTRUSIVE and personal. I was a bit uneasy telling her everything about him." [Dream Dictionary - Intruder]

"At first I was UPSET by how he acted. But now I know why he behaved that way and I am starting to understand what made him react - it was just in the heat of the moment"[the dreamer is an intruder who does not steal]
THE DREAM I am at my open window. There is someone there with a ladder and trying to get into my home.

THE REALITY The dreamer woke up in the middle of the night and realised it was extremely hot. He needed to open a window. He did not wish to as he feared burglars. So as a consequence he woke up very hot. The dreamer had woke up a couple of nights previously and was very overheated.

DREAM ANALYSIS Always look for a simple explanation. Here there are people trying to get into the dreamers home. Its perfectly possible that dreams are not particularly symbolic. Here there was an immediate fear of burglary. It was the first hot day of the year and the dreamer knew that he had to open windows at night time. Its about getting into the habit of this though. This was perhaps a realization that he needed to address this problem. That was because he had woken up and felt quite ill because of overheating.

Symbolic Meanings
FIGHTING : "the dreamer is struggling with something in his mind"
INTRUDER : "The dreamers real fear of burglary"
WINDOW : "A real fear connected with leaving this window open"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "Well I woke up overheating. I know exactly what caused this as I did not open the windows before I went to bed. Its starting to get very hot. But at the back of my mind I always worry about burglars. So although I know I need to open windows on a night time I also struggle with this within my mind because I worry about burglars"

Try to see how the dreams meaning links in with the different symbolic meanings above. --------------------------------
THE DREAM I am at home in bed. I wake up and immediately know that their is an intruder. I leave the bedroom and just catch him before he enters the bedroom. I tell him to get out. I keep repeating this. He was someone who I really don't mix with.

THE REALITY The day before the dreamer saw this person in the street. He almost looked him in the eye. In real life he never mixes with him. Yet this moment he almost said hello as he mistook him for someone else.

DREAM ANALYSIS Dreams will very often be triggered by events the day before. If met the person in a dream the day before then try to link it to those events. In this case the dreamer nearly behaved in a way which would have been out of character. He nearly spoke to the person in the dream. The dreamers response reaffirms his normal behaviour. He does not give this person any chance to get into his life. He does not make eye contact.

Symbolic Meanings
INTRUDER : "This intruder was someone the dreamer did not like and who he generally tries to avoid because he makes him feel uncomfortable(he finds him intrusive)"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I bumped into this person in the dream yesterday. I nearly looked him in the eye and spoke to him. I really don't like him but almost recognized him as someone else. "

Try to see how the dreams meaning links in with the different symbolic meanings above. ------------------------------

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