Assumption | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Assumption

Dead

To dream of the dead, is usually a dream of warning.

If you see and talk with your father, some unlucky transaction is about to be made by you. Be careful how you enter into contracts, enemies are around you. Men and women are warned to look to their reputations after this dream.

To see your mother, warns you to control your inclination to cultivate morbidness and ill will towards your fellow creatures.

A brother, or other relatives or friends, denotes that you may be called on for charity or aid within a short time.

To dream of seeing the dead, living and happy, signifies you are letting wrong influences into your life, which will bring material loss if not corrected by the assumption of your own will force.

To dream that you are conversing with a dead relative, and that relative endeavors to extract a promise from you, warns you of coming distress, unless you follow the advice given you. Disastrous consequences could often be averted if minds could grasp the inner workings and sight of the higher or spiritual self.

The voice of relatives is only that higher self taking form to approach more distinctly the mind that lives near the material plane. There is so little congeniality between common or material natures that persons should depend upon their own subjectivity for true contentment and pleasure. Paracelsus says on this subject: ``It may happen that the soul of persons who have died perhaps fifty years ago may appear to us in a dream, and if it speaks to us we should pay special attention to what it says, for such a vision is not an illusion or delusion, and it is possible that a man is as much able to use his reason during the sleep of his body as when the latter is awake; and if in such a case such a soul appears to him and he asks questions, he will then hear that which is true. Through these solicitous souls we may obtain a great deal of knowledge to good or to evil things if we ask them to reveal them to us. Many persons have had such prayers granted to them. Some people that were sick have been informed during their sleep what remedies they should use, and after using the remedies, they became cured, and such things have happened not only to Christians, but also to Jews, Persians, and heathens, to good and to bad persons.’’ The writer does not hold that such knowledge is obtained from external or excarnate spirits, but rather through the personal _Spirit Glimpses_ that is in man.--AUTHOR. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation

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Upside Down

One is wrong about something, particularly in mak­ing assumptions. ... New American Dream Dictionary

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Garbage

1- Garbage in our dream creates a scenario where we are able to deal with those parts of our experience or our feelings which are like garbage, and need to be sorted in order to decide what is to be kept and what is to be rejected.

To be collecting garbage can indicate that we are making wrong assumptions.

2- Very often, garbage is the remains of food preparation. Often we are being alerted to what we need to do in order to remain healthv how we need to treat our bodies and how we need to create space in order to act correctly.

3- We may need to dispose of spiritual rubbish, and a dream about garbage can alert us that now is the time to do that.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Oracle

I Most of us like to know what is going to happen to us and also like to be told what to do, so dreaming of an oracle links us with that part of ourselves which knows what our next moves are. Often an oracle can appear as a person, for instance as a goddess or wise old man, or we can dream that we are using one of the many systems of prediction which are available in everyday life.

2- The need to know is very strong and the assumption is that an oracle has more information than we do. Often that information has to be unscrambled, since it is presented in odd ways and sometimes it cannot be made sense of until such time as we have considered it in waking life.

3- Prediction and Hidden Knowledge.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Religious Imagery

1- Dreams have a way of introducing or rather reintroducing us to truths which we have long known to be.

If spirituality is taken to be an inner truth, and religion as that which links us back to source, then it must be the case that religious imagery partly assists in that function of recognition. Using images that cannot be interpreted successfully in any other way reinforces the idea of spirituality being something separate in us. Because the images are so specific they may be startling.

2- When the individual, through deliberate or spontaneous neglect, denies himself access to the store of religious imagery in waking life, dreams will often react to this lack and try to compensate by jolting the dreamer back into an awareness of his inner spirit. In today’s society it is very easy to fasten on the hypocritical aspects of religion and to acccpt that hypocrisy.

It is also easy to make the assumption that the outward forms of religion often deny the existence of a true inner reality. This rejection can be valid, since it is not until the individual accepts responsibility for his own existence that true spirituality emerges.

If spirituality the inner truth that we all hold is neglected, it will not go away: it will simply reappear in its negative and terrifying form. In waking life the closest image we have to that is the Devil (see Devil), or the more vengeful Indian gods. Our own personalised demons can be more frightening than those.

3- If we are prepared to accept that each truth will have its own personal slant, and that we must get back to the basic truth, all dreams can be interpreted from a spiritual point of view. This is especially true of religious imagery. Most interpretations have had to be stated in general terms and are given here only as guidelines. When the reader can throw away the book and say that the interpretations are not valid, then he will have taken on personal responsibility.

Angel In spiritual terms the angel symbolises pure being and freedom from earthly matters.

Angels tend to be androgynous, and arc not recognised either as male or female. There is a hierarchy of angels; 1) Angels (the realm closest to the physical), 2) Cherubim and 3) Seraphim. As more people are seeking spirituality; there are those who have become more aware of the angel form, particularly in dreams.

It is vital that the dreamer is able to differentiate between the personalised aspect of the Higher Self, and the angelic form, since they arc similar but different. Dark angels are reputed to be those angelic beings who have not yet totally rejected the ego or earthly passions. When this image appears in a dream, we are being alerted to a spiritual transgression, which often has already happened. Warning angels usually symbolise what should not be clone. Buddha (also see individual entry) The figure of Buddha appearing in dreams highlights the necessity to be aware of the Qualities of Being which Buddha taught. It links us to the power of renunciation and of suffering, but in the sense that experience of suffering is valid. Ceremony/Ritual (also see individual entries) Ceremony and ritual are all part of the heightening of awareness which occurs on the path to spirituality. In dream ceremony the images are even more vivid.

Christ appearing in dreams epitomises the recognition of the ability to reconcile the physical and the spiritual, God and Man. He personifies Perfect Man, a state to which we all aspire. Appearing on the cross he signifies redemption through suffering. We do not need to be crucified physically to suffer.

The ideal Christ is that part of ourselves which is prepared to take on our portion of the sufferings in the world by- working within the world.

The anarchic Christ is the part of us whose love and lust for life permit us to break through all known barriers.

The Cosmic Christ is the part that is prepared to take on Cosmic Responsibility that is, to be connected with the Universal Truth. While these aspects have been spoken of in Christian terms, obviously they- are also present in all religious figures. Church, chapel, temple (also see Church Buildings) We all are aware of our need for sanctuary from the batterings of the everyday world. Within the church we / are free to form a relationship with our own personal God. In dreams we may also have the realisation that our body is our temple. Church or Religious Music These sounds, dedicated to the perception of God that one has. are sacred sounds and are a way of expanding the spirit. Crucifixion images in a dream link with the human being’s need to sacrifice himself through passion and through pain. Devil (also see individual entry) In dreams the Devil represents temptation. This often arises from the repressed sexual drives which demand attention. It may also signify the Shadow (see Introduction). Ghosts (also see individual entry) Independent forces within, which arc separate from the individual’s will. It will depend on the dreamer’s belief as to whether lie accepts the appearance of ghosts as psychological or spiritual apparitions. Gods/Goddesses (also see individual entries) We are each given the opportunity to make real our fullest potential. In doing so, we must undertake an exploration and possibly a confrontation of our perception of gods and goddesses.

Hell is a state of being where nothing is ever as it seems and could be thought of as continually existing in a state of negative illusion. Reputedly it is a state of Spiritual Agony where one’s worst dreams are fulfilled. Heaven is a state of being where the energy is of such a high frequency that there is no suffering. In dreams it appears when the individual is transmuting his awareness into dimensions other than the physical.

It is reputedly a placc where bliss exists.

It is also known as Nirvana and Samadhi. Holy Communion The belief that Christ’s body was transmuted into heavenly food symbolised by the Last Supper appears in dreams as the intake of spiritual food. Holy Communion represents a sacred sharing. Icon (also see individual entry) An icon is a representation of a religious figure or concept. It can, through usage, become revered as a holy object in its own right. Incense (also see individual entry) Incense is an offering to the gods and a physical form of prayer through perfume and smoke. Initiation takes place when some barrier is transcended to enable us to have access to other ways of being.

Mary, the Mother of God/Virgin Mother flic symbolism of Mary, both as the maiden and as the mother, is a potent one. She epitomises all that is woman, and all that is holy Moses often appears in dreams as the holy figure who will lead us out of difficulty.

Old and New Testaments or all religious books A resource and a repository for knowledge is available in dream imagary this will often appear as books. Priest/Prophet A conflict between the present and the future.

A Religious Service is the act of worship which is used to bring people together.

It is recognised in dreams, perhaps as an act of integration of the whole self, and as an illustration that the whole is greater than the parts. Third Eye This is the developed clairvoyant perceptiveness that comes with spiritual development.

It is the Third Eye of Buddha and symbolises unity and balance. In no case does it represent a physical quality, though it is thought to link with the pineal gland.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Execution

Vision: Watching an execution: vou will either best your adver- sary or meet a new friend. Watching the execution of a person you know: you will lose a friend.

Dreaming of being executed: others are putting you down and you feel ashamed. See Gallows, Hanging. Murder.

Depth Psychology: Your opinions or assumptions are going to change (or have already).

A dream about an execution suggests revising an opinion you have had about certain events. Put your changed attitude to work.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Garbage, Refuse

Vision: Falling over garbage: Let go of deceptive assumptions and double-check old attitudes. Replace them with new ones.

If other things are falling on top of you and you can’t make out what they are, but you feel good: you can increase your material possessions; if you feel bad, the dream hints that you will be wrongfully accused, that people are envious or resentful.

Depth Psychology: Treat garbage more carefully—meaning do a better job recycling your “emotional garbage”, so you can create something new.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Sneezing

Vision: Dreaming about sneezing means that you are correct in your assumption that something is not quite right after all.

Depth Psychology: Sneezing is a sign of a sudden self-cleansing process that you have initiated. Suddenly everything becomes clear, your head is clear. You have new insights or a new idea is going to solve a problem. See Nose.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Acceptance

To dream of acceptance could reveal issues of self-esteem and whether you’re living up to the assumptions of others. During a dream in which you’re awake, you may seek favorable reception from others.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Oracle

An oracle is a divine pronouncement and, therefore, suggests hidden knowledge. Prediction and foretelling both work on the assumption that the person concerned has received knowledge prior to the event.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Oracle

Psychological / emotional perspective: The need to know is very strong and the assumption is that an oracle – in this case an actual person – has more information than we do. Often that information has to be unscrambled, since particularly in dreams, it is presented in odd ways. Sometimes it cannot be made sense of until such time as we have considered it in waking life, taking into consideration our own personal circumstances.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Rubbish

Material aspects: Rubbish in our dream creates a scenario where we are able to deal with those parts of our experience or our feelings that need to be sorted through in order for us to decide what is being kept and what can be rejected so we can progress.

To be collecting rubbish or garbage can indicate that we are making wrong assumptions.

To be recycling old rubbish suggests that we have learned the lessons we needed to.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Upside Down

To dream that you or your surroundings are upside down suggests that there is some situation or problem in your waking life that you need to straighten out. It may also mean that your initial assumptions about a situation were completely opposite from what’s really going on.... My Dream Interpretation

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Coat

Dreams which feature coats have various interpretations. For example, taking off the coat symbolizes the need to get rid of superfluous matters, to be sincere, and to eliminate behavioral norms that limit you. Putting on a coat, on the other hand, means you are straying from the essential, from your authentic Self (the coat, in that case, would play the same role of a costume). Given this last assumption, it is important to note that if wearing the coat produces a positive feeling, it implies self-confidence and the ability to successfully face any obstacle. Lastly, wearing someone else’s coat can warn you against your excessive dependence on its owner (in a lot of cases, your mother).... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Falcon

The falcon and the sparrow hawk symbolize spiritual, moral, or intellectual elevation. In Ancient Egypt, this bird was the emblem of the human soul. However, in the Middle Ages, the falcon became an allegory of the sinner’s guilty conscience. Not in vain, images have been found from this time period of falcons tearing up hares, that is to say, attacking animals that symbolized fecundity but also lechery. In the improbable case that you dream of this image (of a falcon attacking a rabbit), you can interpret the scene as a symbol of the victory of self-control over lewd desires. If, on the contrary, the falcon is flying, it means that you could receive an assignment for a project of great importance that you should not let escape. In this case, your ambition will be put to the test. Given that the falcon represents moral elevation, you should go above certain interests in the assumption that you fervently desire power. Success is not at odds with elevated values.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Hat

As they serve to cover the head, hats are a symbol of what is harbored (or thought). In the same fashion, it references the role that you play in life. And, if you change it, it indicates a change in attitude or direction in your existence.

It is possible that you are turning towards the assumption of more responsibilities at work, or be searching for a new work position. According to Freud, hats (and gloves) represent the female genitals due to its ability to surround the body. In contrast, Jung thought that the hat, relative to the crown, gives people a determined expression. So, the type of hat changes the meaning of the dream. A tophat manifests that you want health or that you are too pretentious; a baseball hat that you want to be younger or more athletic; a straw hat, that you hope to adopt a more natural and unworried attitude; a military cap indicates an excess in authoritarianism; lastly, if you wear a ridiculous hat, it is a warning of the grotesque posture that you maintain in the situation represented in the dream. In general, imagining that you are wearing a hat shows a lack of security in what you do and a fear of being judged by others.

The predecessors of Freud believed that if a woman wears a man’s hat, she wants to maintain relations with the owner of the hat. And, if you dream that you lose the hat, you will soon be married.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Parasol

Given that shadows project the dark part of the mind (fear, insecurity, etc.), dreaming that you are using a parasol symbolizes the fear of not earning credibility with others. You should try not to make assumptions about what others think of you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Light Switch

You are dreaming of your access to creative power and the ability to connect to that power at will with the assumption of success. Turning a switch reflects the need to make a change in some situation. Since most switches have only two positions, the desired effect is likely connected to causing something to start or stop. We go through life with an expectation that our light switches are always going to work, barring any unforeseen circumstances. This implies a level of trust and faith in our ability to bring about the desired effect when this symbol appears in a dream. Light connects to the power to create. Being able to access this energy and turn it on and off is the essence of this symbol. Turning a switch on may point to a need to begin unleashing the creative force within you. Turning one off could mean a need to stop and take a break from some ongoing process. Be equally willing to consider that turning off a light can indicate an unwillingness to look at something as it really is.

A working switch means your sense of control is intact, whereas one that is ineffectual means some area of your life is no longer responding to your demands.

The safety of the switch is also important. Exposed wiring could mean that danger or uncertainty is present when tapping into your creativity.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Paralyzed

Many dreams feature a form of paralysis. Part of this is physiological, because the brain paralyzes the body during REM sleep; this is because there is so much brain activity during this type of sleep that you would otherwise move about as if you were wide awake. When this paralysis isn’t strong enough, it can result in sleep disturbances such as talking and somnambulism. There is an order to how this process is supposed to work, where the paralysis lifts before consciousness returns. When this doesn’t occur properly, you feel awake while your body is still paralyzed. Because you are still in a dream state, you often dream that you are in the very room in which you are sleeping but you can’t move and there is often a terrifying sense of a presence in the room. This is what is known as night terrors, which are more common in children and are the origins of the boogeyman and the monster under the bed. There is a heightened sensitivity to energy during this state that may allow an individual to perceive things that are usually hidden from consciousness. Add the terror of being paralyzed to this sense of something in the room and there is often an assumption that whatever is in the room means you great harm. This is not necessarily true, and it is possible to use the mind to alter this experience into something that is very light and beautiful. However, it usually starts with terror. In this way, a dream of paralysis may be connected to this phenomenon and should be thought of as something different from an interpretable dream reflecting unconscious material.

If your dream features being paralyzed as a part of a more complex typical dream, then it symbolizes something in your life that is holding you back and keeping you from taking definitive action.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Basement / Cellar

Even though basements are becoming less common in newly built houses, they are still common in dreams. To dream that you are in a basement symbolizes being deep down in your unconscious mind, in the psychological storage space where you sort through things you are finding hard to understand. A basement is the place where you’ve shelved aspects of yourself that aren’t matching your ambitions in waking life. A basement can also indicate the power that is available to you provided you are willing to make use of it, or the way in which your current attitudes are derived from past assumptions and family legends.

To dream that the basement is in disarray and messy signifies some confusion which you need to sort out. It may also represent your perceived faults and shortcomings. Wine is traditionally kept in the cellar and the contents of your unconscious can similarly harbor special treats that you can bring out on special occasions. Try to decide if your dreaming mind took you into the cellar to confront an issue in your life or to make good use of talents you have been suppressing.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Space And Science

Outer space represents the ultimate in mystery, challenge and unexplored potential in dreams as much as in waking life.

This general interpretation is reinforced by the well-known expression ’to reach for the stars’—or to strive to achieve your ambition—and if your dream focused on one particular star or plant, your dreaming mind may have been attempting to bring your aspirations to your attention. The sun, the moon and the stars are traditionally thought to influence a person’s destiny and, according to Western astrology, the Zodiac sign under which you were born, derived from the position of the stars and planets at the time of your birth, is thought to influence your character and the direction of your life.

Jung associated different archetypes with specific planets and believed that birth charts would generate archetypal images telling him something about the subject of the chart. He frequently looked at the birth charts of his patients with the assumption that the symbols in the charts made suggestions to him from the collective unconscious about that person’s psyche. Whether you believe in the principles of astrology or not, your unconscious may have tapped into these ancient associations, which is why it is always worth considering them when interpreting your dreams. See also MIND, BODY, SPIRIT.

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Tips For Translating Dream Symbolism

Dream symbol meaning is specific to each dreamer, and it can even vary from dream to dream for the same dreamer. As your subconscious mind chooses particular dream symbols to portray particular aspects of your waking life, it may be influenced by many factors and may follow certain patterns. At the same time, all of our subconscious minds seem to use a set of similar approaches to encode meaning into dream symbols.

Dreams Are About You
Because dreams occur within a deep part of yourself, it’s not surprising that most of what they convey pertains to yourself and your life.

Dreams Tell About You and Your Life

Dreams very often portray a snapshot of some part of your daily life or something on your mind, presented from the perspective of (and in the language of) your subconscious mind. As you examine each dream, you can often find a parallel between each element in the dream and a certain element of your waking life or mind.

Dreams Show Your Perspective
In most dreams, everything in the dream (all the elements, people, settings, etc.) pertains to you personally. More specifically, most dreams portray your thoughts and feelings about things, rather than portraying the things themselves. Each dream symbol tends to represent your perspective of something from real life, rather than the actual thing. For example, your sister in a dream likely portrays your experience of her (rather than her, herself), your perception of something she said (rather than what she actually said or meant), or your assumption about what she was thinking (rather than her actual thoughts).

Dreams Convey a Distorted Reality
Because dreams portray people and things the way you view or interpret them, you can’t rely on a dream for an accurate representation of reality. Every dream has been filtered through the distorting lens of your subconscious mind and often infused with subconscious fears, desires, and imaginings. Therefore, it’s unwise to base a decision solely on a dream, which would mean blindly following the whims of your subconscious mind.... Dreampedia

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