Feb 13

 

The things that haunt people in their dreams can be very revealing about the deeper layers of the unconscious.  There are some symbols that can stand for deeply buried notions, forgotten ideas, and untriggered memories.  At times these can be the keys that unlock the door to a major breakthrough in dynamic psychological transformations.  And sometimes, as Freud supposedly has said, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”

This can absolutely apply to some dreams where there seems to be a very literal interpretation at hand.  If someone is sick, and dreaming about doing the chores they usually do but are unable, then there may be no hidden meaning here at all.  At least, none that needs immediate psychic attention.  It could very well be that the dream is just the mind wanting to do the tasks it usually does, and since it’s unable to do them during the day, it happens at night.  Habit is a very big part of the unconscious, because that particular image machine seems to like repetition, just as much as the waking consciousness does.

 

This is always a good place to start when wondering about repetitive and obsessive dreams about money.  Recurring dreams do speak of a preoccupation of some kind, and sometimes they are trying to get one’s attention.  Sometimes the hidden message is right on the surface, however.  If one is dreaming over and over about money concerns, and about going to websites like www.MoneyMutualTV.com, then the message here can be quite literal.  There is worry about money, and the mind is offering its own solution.

 

Dreams about money or banks can definitely have more obscure meanings.  But they are usually related to the same kinds of issues that can be resolved in a very literal way.  If they play out every night as if it were a list of the same complaints one is telling oneself during the waking hours, then it’s simply a matter of taking an action of some kind.  Doing something proactive during the waking hours to take financial pressure off will eventually make the dreams go away.  Even in the most difficult of circumstances, small actions are the key to making a situation better.  Helplessness is always a way of making the obsessive part of the persona come to life.

 

What is particularly interesting about money dreams, however, is that there is a symbolism that plays very well into the language of the unconscious.  Money is already a symbol for something else.  The dollar bill is a note that used to represent gold, and now the gold it represents is symbolic.  So there is a rich and complex language being spoken in dreams about money.  They are quite ethereal, and while they certainly can be references to issues of security and social status, chances are also very high that these meanings are also there in the waking mind.

Jan 18
Math Dreams
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The power of the subconscious mind has rarely been questioned, and its mysteries seem to just get deeper.  Over a century after the raw beginnings of psychoanalysis, the purpose of dreams is still very much a contested issue.  People can dream about giving a speech in their underwear, running in slow motion, or doing math problems, and they all can have radically different interpretations. The interpretations are sometimes more telling of the inner life of the interpreter than with the dreamer.  Sometimes dreams can have symbols that speak to an inner life, and occasionally they will be prescriptive, and even prophetic.

 

Schools of thought on this issue tend to categorize people into two types, analytical and intuitive, and dreams can be seen as extensions of the creative mind or residue of a busy thinker.  One might think that math dreams would fall easily into the rational.  Numbers would rarely mean anything more than what they are, and a dream would be illustrative of the dreamer’s preoccupations with math, and the numbers often go into dead zones that mean very little.  But they can also occasionally be urgent messages from the subconscious, speaking to the dreamer in their native language. Interestingly, when it comes to the idea of dreaming in relation to logical and creative arguments, mathematics can live very comfortably in both regions of the brain.

 

It doesn’t matter whether someone goes to sleep after spending hours on sat prep, or if they are falling in love with someone new.  Mathematical minds are somehow programmed to see things in a peculiar way.  However, it is interesting to note that even the analytical part of the subconscious has some rather clever tricks up its sleeve.

 

One of the most accomplished mathematicians of the 19th century, Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan, had a very peculiar relationship to his dreams.  It is not uncommon to dream about math, and it’s also not uncommon to have peculiar insights in dreams, but rarely do they collide with such marvelous force.  Ramanujan had regular visitations from a goddess named Sri Namagiri Lakshmi of Namakkal, who not only sparked his imagination, but provided him with formulas.  He would write these down immediately upon awakening, and later investigate to discover if they had validity.  They did.

 

This doesn’t necessarily mean that helping one’s children do math games before they go to sleep will bring about the appearance of a muse of numbers.  But it’s impossible to rule it out.  Stranger things have certainly happened.

Dec 27

Have you been feeling sleep deprived? Well, you are not alone. Many people receive an inadequate amount of sleep every night, and while this might be due to a variety of reasons, the standard consequences are the same. Increased stress levels, reduced concentration, anxiety and memory loss are some of the noticeable effects of a lack of sleep, never minding the more obscure or difficult to trace. While we can all agree on the importance of sleep and the consequences of not getting any, many people will disagree on what happens to our conscious minds while we’re out. Of course we know we dream and have different phases of sleep. But what about topics like astral-projection ? That’s right, out of body experiences. We typically associate these with near death encounters, but how may this be similar and also, what does it mean? People spend millions of dollars on sleep aid products, it would be great if one day you could check the Money Mutual video channel to buy a ticket to the astral-plane.

The very idea of leaving one’s own body, particularly while during sleep, causes fear and distress to many people. Others will write it off as a sacrilege or witchcraft. Those people would have to be attached to a particular mythology themselves and relatively unwilling to see beyond. Astral-projection has spiritual beliefs at its core, and is not a demonic or evil practice. Nor is it intended to hurt or curse other people. Of course there are also atheists who believe that it might be an altered state of consciousness related to the sleep process itself , drug use, illness and other secular activities. One of the frequently asked questions, as well as greatest concerns about it, is if it’s possible to become completely detached from your body and then never make it back. That’s a logical curiosity when exploring the topic and it’s natural to have some concerns.

The majority of the studies, at least the ones that are popularly supported and funded, that relate to sleep deal with the physiological aspects of it. What happens to our soul simply cannot be scientifically tested and is not appropriate to medical research. However, there are alternative funding sources found on the company video page , if you’d like to conduct your own research. You may want to explore the practice yourself first, learn about it and decide if it is something you’d like to explore. And if you’re worried about potential sinful or negative associations to it due to your religion, keep in mind that major books of world religions, including Islam and Christianity refer to the practice in a positive light. And while traveling while you sleep might be less expensive than an air plane ticket, it does take a different type of preparation. And you will definitely want to leave your bags, or should I say baggage, behind.

Dec 13

Everything in a dream has a meaning.  Every detail that you remember is an important detail.  Dreams are the subconscious trying to tell you something, digging up those buried thoughts and desires and making them rise to your level of attention so they can become conscious.  There’s always so much buried in there that it’s possible to find a hundred different meanings in every dream.  Chances are pretty high that there are plenty of other meanings, too, that will never really come to light, and they all have applications and speak to something important and essential.

 

When someone is dreaming about something very everyday, then, these quotidian objects take on a heavy burden.  They are inevitably symbols for something, because in dreams (like in the real world), things are rarely what they seem.  Dreaming about your car is a very common dream, because it is a common activity, and to remember it in detail means that there’s something else going on.  We’ll soon see that a dream about driving a car with toyo tires can pack quite a punch.

 

It’s a good idea to start big, then, and work down to smaller details.  A car is an extension of one’s own home, being the thing that carries us when we’re not sleeping.  A house in a dream is usually some kind of representation of the self.  It can be an extension of one’s own body, or even an extension of the entire family line.  The car, then, is another version of the self.  It’s very likely that everything in a dream is an extension or representation of the self in some way.  For cars, however, the dreams are usually suggestive of two things: movement, or the lack of it.  Most car dreams can be interpreted to be important messages about how one’s life is moving, forward, backward, or stopped.

 

Car tire dreams, then, taking the metaphors further, can be representative of the kinds of tracks and traces one leaves behind.  In this way they can be seen to be suggesting that the dreamer is somewhere in the past.  However, there are other interpretations.  The tires can be symbols of status, images of prestige, or some other representation of the ego and power.  That’s a logical reflection of the outer world, after all. Cooper tires are iconic of status and engineering.  In the inner world of dreams, it’s not surprising that they have similar functions, and offer more to think about than can meet the eye.

 

 

 

 

Nov 29

It’s not always a question of easy equation between symbol and metaphor when it comes to dream interpretation.  There are plenty of sources that will begin with the assumption that people all over the world dream in a kind of a common language, but if there are any linguistic bases to dreams, then the universal interpretations need to be held at arm’s length.  If the subconscious does speak its own language, it would be entirely reasonable to believe that it does so utilizing all the resources languages use, and this is a combination of image and sound (and occasionally, both).  For any belief to enter into that realm where reason and creed to co-exist, there needs to be a healthy combination of scientific method and spiritual tradition.  Dreams do tend to speak to both the intellectual and the spiritual part of the dreamer, after all, and any meaningful interpretation would need to be able to cross over into both realms.

 

Linda Schele has been held responsible for cracking the Mayan Code, at least in some academic circles, and her theory was one that has some exciting resonances in dream theory.  Researchers, anthropologists, and linguists have been wondering and arguing about the Mayan symbols.  Part of a stream of living culture, the contemporary Mayan people, separated from their past through a complex process of colonization, speak dozens of languages that seem to have some root connections to the hieroglyphs on the walls of pyramids.  There also seem to be some connections between visual iconographies across time in the changing culture.  It was baffling to try to determine whether or not the images, then, were representations of symbols that had direct meanings, or whether or not the symbols pointed to words that could be put together to create the intended meanings.  As it turns out, at least for Schele, it was both.  Word and image blend together, and the symbols contain extremely complicated puns, double meanings, and even jokes that could only be understood by the masters of the language.

Dreams, then, if they have a complexity that is equal to language, or possibly entirely related to it, would also contain multiple hidden meanings.  The subconscious  playing games with itself, and occasionally saying too much in the game-playing.  There is a level of commerce in dream interpretation that has kept some fortune-tellers in business for some time now, and if this theory holds, and develops, then it’s possible, and certainly very useful, to begin interpreting dreams according to both symbolism and language simultaneously, and start to connect the meanings to bigger pictures.

 

Nov 3

Quality sleep is an essential part of our overall well being and health. Meanwhile, and what most people don’t realize is that our dream life can also affect our overall well being and daily functioning. Some people continue to swear that they don’t dream, though everyone does, and the REM phase of sleep is a fundamental nightly activity. We don’t always remember our dreams, and some people never do, though they are a constant part of our closed eyes hours. An if only we could remember, right down and analyze our dreams on a regular basis, we might be surprised at how much our lives improve and how our individual evolution as humans is enhanced.

This is because, and according to most theories, dreams are manifestations of our life experiences. They are processed through the subconscious and usually articulated through abstract expressions. This means that we can decode them in our waking lives and frequently gain insights into the way our brains are processing live experiences. And if we pay close enough attention to what they are telling us, we can even use them to change behaviors, beliefs and the quality of our lives. The actual literal meaning behind dreams and their relevance to our daily lives continues to be a topic of professional, and amateur, debate, though individuals who have analyzed, or had them analyzed, their dreams testify to the enormous benefit they derive.

There are numerous qualified professionals that can help to understand your own dreaming patterns and learn to interpret them and apply them to situations in your own life and aspects of your personality. Because they are abstract manifestations from our subconscious, the dreams themselves are highly symbolic and most often the symbol itself is specific to the dreamer. However, there are some consistent threads among cultures that will lead to similar associations of standard dream elements for many people. However, it’s important to remember that they are your dreams, and their meaning is entirely significant to you alone. And sometimes the situations and features of your dreams are literal. If you find yourself continually dreaming about loan fees, there’s a good chance you’re under a lot of financial stress. And while the exact details might be specific to you, the overall concern can be applied to many dreams. If you’re one of the individuals who doesn’t believe they dream, the next time you see a tv commercial, you might have a sudden flash back to the dream from last night.

Oct 26

It’s not solely the domain of dream interpretation, but it certainly does help to round out a world, to consider signs from multiple perspectives.  Language theory is certainly a very useful tool, and taking it into the dream with you can be entirely Lacanian.  Although his ideas in relation to dreams have not taken the same hold as other psychoanalytic theories, he seems to have more followers every year, as his books continue being reprinted and translated.  More likely, one’s notions of dreams do come from Freud and Jung.  It’s not altogether true that their work is any more comprehensible, but more likely that their view of the material of the mind was more in line with the privileged elites of their time.

 

It’s filtered down to a very inexact science, then, where reading the meaning of dreams has the same complexity that it had before the revolutions of the 19th century.  Guides to dream symbols based on local folk wisdom are just as valid today as they ever were, and it is one of the more challenging things, then, to find interpretations that are in line with one’s own particular place in culture and history.  Most of us are unable to recognize our place in the world while we are living.  It’s also very difficult to provide a truly reasonable interpretation, when some dreams have a literal meaning that is more urgent than any symbolic weight.  Obvious meanings are often the last ones considered.

Vehicle dreams, for example, are given resonance in any culture that has a vehicle.  This would mean, then, that anyone familiar with the wheel might be a subject for a vehicle dream, and meanings will certainly shift over time and place just as much as they would stay the same.  The dreamer might be thinking about buying custom tires at Hot Rod Hanks, as well as worrying about taking on too many responsibilities at once.  Valid interpretations might certainly run along the lines of seeing the dream as a reflection of the dreamer’s lack of control, and sense of poweressness in the world.  But it just might be that they are preoccupied with http://www.hotrodhanks.com because they need wheels for their car, and nothing more than that.  In these cases, where the interpretation is entirely literal, it is wise to consider Jungian notions of the self.  For him, the literal was also entirely metaphorical, where dream life and waking life were not mutually exclusive, and everything was always infinitely more layered than anyone could ever imagine.  Even in their wildest dreams.

Sep 11

Dream interpretation is something that has been around in the popular consciousness for a very long time.  There are some who say it’s a skill, even a science, and others who would put it more firmly in the realm of art.  Others still would hold that it has no use whatsoever, that it’s all based on superstition and magical thinking.  Whatever truths any of these views might hold, there is undoubtedly a strong pull that comes to everyone when they have a dream that’s hard to forget.

 

Windows in dreams are very common, and have been a symbol that repeats over time and across cultures.  Anyone living in an area where there are windows will likely have a dream with windows in them at some point in their life.  Windows here can be a very broad definition, from looking out of a hole in a cave, or dreaming about being locked in the NextDayBlinds Rockville MD showroom after hours.  Interpretations of either dream can be widely varied.  For people who are looking into dream interpretation for the very first time, there is often a mistaken notion that symbols have set meanings.  But anyone who has spent time looking into the nature of the unconscious begins to understand that meanings do change across cultures.

 

The most common understanding of window dreams involves seeing the house as a metaphor for the body.  Usually the window is connected to the eyes of the dreamer, because the eyes are considered to be the mirrors to the soul.  Here, looking through, or being surrounded by Rockville Next Day Blinds would suggest a shift in perspective, or that the dreamer is learning how to see things in a new way, blocking out things that are unnecessary, or opening up to see more pleasant surprises just around the corner.

 

Windows can also have connections to issues of vulnerability.  Like a door, a window allows other people to glimpse inside, and can also allow a passage, or an escape.  And like a door, a window does allow travel in both directions.  They can also relate to clarity, and in contemporary culture this is a likely interpretation, because of the common attitudes toward cleanliness in general.  There are, however, many more possible interpretations, and these all depend on the other details of the dream, and certainly the details in the dreamer’s life at the moment.  At the end of the day, windows are as mysterious as people are, and shades and blinds in dreams, just like in the waking world, serve to enhance their charm and mystery.

Sep 2

The subject of dream interpretation continues to captivate people from all walks of life. With such a compelling focus on the external reality of the world and commercialized importance on the awake, conscious aspects of life, it is slightly curious that so much attention continues to be placed on the subject of dreams, including their significance and meaning. Of course there are few different perspectives applied to the interest in dreams. Scientists study them for biological relevance as well as possible psychological significance. Psychologists study them for possible insights into the human mind and spirit. And individuals study dreams because undoubtedly, humans are fascinated by themselves and while in some it might be a grandiose search for attention tools, while others are continually searching to better understand themselves, their world and the overall meaning of life. And just as our eyes seem to be the window to our souls, dreams seem to be the message. Coupon codes for Next Day Blinds are excellent for re-furbishing your home, how do we unlock the secret to ourselves?

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So, do dreams hold the key? Many people think so and believe that tap directly into not only our own unconsciousness but the collective consciousness of the human species. Carl Jung was an influential Swiss psychiatrist who initiated a tremendous impact on dream interpretation and symbolic associations. He was one of the original pioneers in collective consciousness thinking and his theories remain extremely influential and profound today. The Myers-Briggs psychometric tool is just one example of a contemporary psychological instrument that was directly influenced by and developed from Jung’s work. Much of Jung’s theories are heavily based in mythological archetypes, which he believes for standard psychological symbolic archetypes.

 

One of the areas in dream interpretation that Jung differed from some popular perspectives is that he strongly believed that a dream’s meaning was specific to the individual, though the symbology could be related to archetypal associations. Meanwhile, there are other dream interpretation theories that believe certain elements in dreams always mean the same or a variation of similar meanings. For instance, dreaming about a cat can represent independence in the dreamer and the specifics of the dream and situation with the cat can influence the interpretation. A sick or injured cat might signify and aspect of life one has overlooked. Dreaming of flying is one of the favorite dreams for most people. And for good reason. A common interpretation of flying represents a sense of freedom and transcendence from one’s physical and emotional issues. It’s much easier to re-design your home with Next Day Blinds than it is to interpret your dreams, though both will make an impact on your happiness and well being.

Jun 4

Unless you regularly buy rings, you probably don’t know your own ring size. Before you start shopping for tungsten rings online, you are going to need to find out what size you wear.

Most jewelers will have sizers available when you buy from them. You will try each size on until you find the one that fits. The problem with this is that your size is taken at one time. Hands and fingers swell and contract slightly throughout the course of a normal day, so you need to take your size more than once in order to make sure you have the correct fit.

Some online jewelers will offer paper or plastic sizers that you can get through the mail. You will want to measure your finger at its normal daily temperature and then at night before you go to bed, the time that you would remove the ring. You can also measure your finger with a measuring tape, you will just need to be sure that you get an accurate measurement to the smallest possible fraction. It can then be compared to a sizing chart by the jeweler.

Whatever system you use, you should be sure to relax your hand fully. When using a sizer , put it on your hand and pull to see if your finger develops bulges on above or below the sizer. You should also push the sizer up from the underside of your finger. If there is a small air space between the top of your finger and the sizer, it is the correct size. If the sizer slides too easily back over your knuckle it may be too big. A correctly sized ring will slide on easily but should show some resistance to coming off.

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