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Dream symbols - fathers and dream interpretation

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 INTERPRETATION 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.

Dream Symbols
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 "

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"

See how the dreams symbols capture a fresh new mood within the dreamer

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DREAM TIP: Dreams use archetypes. These are simply a stereotype which contains certain characteristics. A witch is a stereotype which links to selfish manipulation. A father is symbolic of the stereotyped fatherly type behavior. A father imposes authority on a situation. He is practically minded and chooses a sensible solution. So when such human characteristics are contained within our emotions then its portrayed by a father in our dreams.
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THE DREAM I was in my drive way with my father and I was so excited that he was alive but I had plans to go out. I was upset because I didn’t have a car but he convinced me to stay home. So I went upstairs to my moms house and talked with him for a while about everything. My mom said he is back to stay for a while but its not permanent and I might not see him all the time. I really didn’t want to hear my mom say that he wasn’t going to stay for good. I guess a couple of days went by and I vaguely saw my father. I wanted to see him so bad. But it was like we were missing each other. I got so angry and I really wanted to go out to see my friends so I stole my mothers car. She has a brand new infinity and in real life I would never take it. Anyway I’m back in the drive way and my father pops up. I told him that I was taking my moms car and he said that it was okay and he wont tell my mother. (My father and I had a tight bond). I felt as if it was okay as long as I put it back right where she parked it earlier. So I took it and within 5 minutes I smashed her car up. The next thing I remember is that I had this sinking feeling in my stomach and tons of guilt and shame. They were standing beside me and my mom was flipping out worried about the car and how could I have done something like this, and my father was hugging me. A little about me. I’m not innocent at all and I always get myself in trouble.

THE REALITY The dreamer recently got into a car accident about a month previously and now takes the bus everywhere. She was arrested and now realises how out of control she was. Recently she has been fighting with her mother a lot like when she was a teenager.

DREAM INTERPRETATION The hardest problem in a dream with fathers in is trying to decide what they link to. A father can appear purely in a symbolic fashion and as a need to take control of some situation before it gets out of hand. That seems relevant here. But more important is the special relationship between the dreamer and her father.

The dream seems to be linked directly to two things. The dreamers car accident and out of control behavior and also to the dreamers mother and her overly dramatic attitude. So the dream is making some symbolic point about this.

Perhaps the special bond between father and daughter is most important. The dreamers wishes her mother could communicate with her in the same way that her father managed to communicate. They had a special ability to understand each other. So the dream is showing how this is lacking in the present situation. That the dreamer wishes for greater support and guidance from her mother. So maybe the dreamer is happy to change but just wishes that it could be a little less dramatic

Dream Symbols
FATHER : "the dreamers wish for support and guidance in the way that her late father used to support and guide her"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I have been pretty wild recently. But my mom has been getting on my case. I wish my father was here because he had a special connection with me."

See how the dreams symbols capture a thought which was particularly strong in the dreamers mind

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DREAM INTERPRETATION TIP : The dream mind is a conceptual mind. It deals with ideas and judgments about situations involving your life. Try to think up some quotes which capture your own conceptual thoughts and emotions on various issues in your life and specifically relating to the day before. For example take the following quotes "I should try to help my sister out much more. She looked very tired yesterday", or "I should really check through my records at work. There are so many basic errors". Dreams when understood will link to such intuitions and dilemmas in our lives.
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DREAM SYMBOL STUDIES : FATHERS

FATHERS : Fathers are symbols often of our own need to stop something getting out of hand. It maybe that we are behaving in a way that is causing us major problems or that we are not giving some problem the attention it deserves(such as a health problem). The message is that we must act before things get totally out of hand. So look at some issue from the day before which is sliding out of control.
Fathers also symbolise the need to be sensible so look towards some issue where you have suddenly had to make a practical decision.

KEY WORDS(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"
- "a good father and role model"

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ESSAYS
FATHERS in dreams : A detailed essay on the symbolism of fathers
MOTHERS in dreams : A detailed essay on the symbolism of mothers in dreams
SISTERS : The true meaning of sisters in real dreams
BROTHERS : A study of real dreams to see what brothers symbolise
Dream Dictionary : An A to Z of symbolic meanings with every meaning for each symbol
OTHER LINKS(featuring fathers somewhere)
FATHERS in dreams : A jewellers father dream
FATHERS DREAMS : Dad hits mother
FATHERS in dreams : Fathers head dreams
DAD dreams : My father and Terry Gilliam
DAD dreams : My father and Terry Gilliam
Father dreams - I linked this dream to my father

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