inflate

Dream Interpretation Inflate | Dream Meanings


Artificial increase; see “air”

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Inflate | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Inflate

Deflate

An humbling; see “inflate”... Dream Dictionary Unlimited

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Worship

Worshipping: opening oneself to the influence of what is being worshipped—an idea, a person, an object. Wor­shipped: inflated sense of self. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Mirror

Insightful intellect that reflects reality.

A common allegory for self-observation. We are looking into a mirror in our dreams in order to confirm our identity. If, in a dream, we are looking into the mirror and do not see our own but somebody else’s image, it is always a sign that we are living in a fantasy world.

It is also possible to see an actual person in the mirror.

The mirror is considered an attribute of the Fool, always pointing to vanity as one of the classic seven sins. Fools have often been depicted with mirrors.

The image of a mirror in a dream is a very important event, and should be analyzed in detail.

For the Greeks, a mirror appearing in a dream meant the death of the dreamer, since what he saw in the mirror was considered a look-alike. In fairy tales, a mirror represents hidden and future events, and the image of the soul.

According to Jung, the mirror is usually considered magical; it is “a knowing mirror,” as in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Using a mirror often transforms us into a mythical state. In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, Alice enters another world through a mirror. In Cocteau’s film Orpheus, the mirror is the entrance to the underworld.

The image of a mirror also points to a tendency to inflate emotions and lose touch with our grounding.... Little Giant Encyclopedia

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Worship

also see Religious Imagery

1- Dreaming of being in a situation where we arc worshipping something such as an idea, a person, a concept or an object is to be opening ourselves up to its influence.

If we are not particularly religious but find ourselves in the middle of an act of worship we mav need to look at how we deal with a common belief svstem or set of principles.

2- Sometimes, as we move towards a greater sense of Self, dream images materialise which indicate that we arc in a position to be worshipped. This may mean we need to take a careful look at whether we are developing an inflated idea of our own importance, or whether we are actually learning to accept that part of ourselves which is of value to other people.

To be worshipping an object which is not a religious image may suggest that we are paying too much attention to whatever that object represents.

For instance, we may be too materialistic, be paying too much attention to sex and so on.

3- An Act of Worship is an acknowledgement of the power that belief has.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Balloon

(see Ascent, Circle)

A reason for celebration.

In a bundle: An image of childhood joys and blessings.

Being lifted away by: Detachment; a type of ascent dream. Alternatively, burdens easing or an improved perspective that makes problems seem smaller.

Inflating a balloon represents situations that have been likewise inflated by a lot of hot air and heated words.... The Language of Dreams

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Swelling

Having an overinflated ego on a specific matter. Tlie exact location of the swelling will delineate this dream further.

Self-originated obstacles that slow down any progress you hope to make.

Any matter that gets out of control, especially those things caused by emotional poisons like anger, bitterness, and jealousy.

Something or someone that has infected you physically, mentally, or spiritually, from which you are beginning to see the negative effects and consequences.... The Language of Dreams

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Beach Balf

Multicolored and inflated with air, a beach ball may suggest playful emotions or thoughts. It may represent a symbol for your wholeness as the multicolored segments of the personality brought together in a totality.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Lion

A lion carries self-esteem, self-love, and pride. With its loud roar it vocalizes significance demanding honor. As the king or world redeemer, the lion denotes bravery, courage, and social responsibility. In its contrary aspect, it can come co warn against egocenmsm. an inflated sense of pnde, or self-aggrandizement.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Mike Tyson

Mike may appear as the overinflated ego who demonstrates strength without understanding, morality, or valor. He may announce that someone who is overpowenng has come into your life.... Ariadne's Book of Dream

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Parade

Vision: Looking at a parade: stop living beyond your means. You would like to be more than you really are, or you are using your appearance to inflate your self-esteem.

Depth Psychology: The parade in a dream is always a challenge to be more self-disciplined, because that is the only way to solve your difficulties.... Dreamers Dictionary

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Empress

To dream of an empress suggests that you will receive reward and recognition but your inflated ego will cause others to back away from you.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Big

To dream that someone or something is bigger than normal, means that you either have an inflated opinion of yourself or of someone else. You may be expressing a desire to be more dominant in some situation or relationship.

To see a big person in your dream, represents authority and power.... My Dream Interpretation

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Burrito

Dreaming about burritos symbolizes possibilities.

If you dream of eating one, you’re off to a fresh start in your life.

If you dream of eating lots of them all at once, it means you are procrastinating or making excuses about something.

If you leave a burrito half-eaten in your dream, you may have problems moving forward with conviction.

The spicier the burrito ingredients are, the greater the chance your flexibility will soon be tested.

To dream of a gigantic burrito suggests that you have an inflated opinion of yourself or someone else.... My Dream Interpretation

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Taco

The taco is a dream symbol of possibilities.

If you dream of eating one, you’re off to a fresh start in your life.

If you dream of eating a lot of tacos all at once, this suggests that you are procrastinating or making excuses about something.

If you leave a taco half-eaten in your dream, this suggests you may have problems moving forward with conviction.

The spicier the taco ingredients are, the greater the chance your flexibility will soon be tested.

To dream of a giant taco shell suggests that you have an inflated opinion of yourself or someone else. You may be expressing a desire to be more dominant in some situation or relationship.... My Dream Interpretation

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Tortilla

If you dream of eating a tortilla, you’re off to a fresh start in your life.

If you dream of eating a lot of tortillas all at once, this suggests that you are procrastinating or making excuses about something.

If you leave a tortilla half-eaten in your dream, this suggests you may have problems moving forward with conviction.

The spicier the tortilla ingredients are, the greater the chance your flexibility will soon be tested.

To dream of a giant tortilla shell suggests that you have an inflated opinion of yourself or someone else. You may be expressing a desire to be more dominant in some situation or relationship.... My Dream Interpretation

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Christ

Religious svmbols mav appear in the dreams even of those who do not consider themselves religious. There are at least two reasons for this: first, even non-religious people have usually had some exposure to religious teaching,’and secondly, religion would seem to have an instinctive basis, originating in what vve now have to call (because we have lost touch with it) the unconscious part of the psyche.

One might be tempted to say that the Christ figure means whatever it means for you. That mav be true; but you are advised to consider the following possibilities.

(1) The Christ figure may represent perfection for you.

If so, it may be

functioning in your dream as a representation of your own true self. There may be a sense in which the Christ / supreme value is outside and beyond us: we are not yet perfect. However, the Christ in your dream comes from your own unconscious and signifies that what is of supreme value is realizable in yourself: indeed, it is yoprself, your not- yet-realized but potential self.

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(2) If the figure is that of the Christ as a child, the interpretation given above is strengthened. See also Child, sections (3) and (4).

(3) If there is any association of homosexuality or bisexuality with the Christ in your dream, this again would tend to confirm the interpretation in (1) above. The hermaphrodite (literally, a fusion of the god Hermes and the goddess Aphrodite) is a recurring figure in religious symbolism - for example, the Hindu representation of Shiva as part man, part woman. It stands for the union of opposites. In psychic terms, such a figure represents the bringing together of conflicting forces such as conscious and unconscious, thought and feeling, ‘spirit5 and ‘body5, extroversion and introversion. See also Marriage.

(4) If the Christ in your dream is the crucified Christ, it may be a symbol of martyrdom.

If you identify with this figure, so that you are the wronged sufferer, ask yourself what purpose is being served by adopting this role. Does it make you happy? Well, pain may give pleasure if it helps us to feel ‘different5 and superior. (And that is often the other side of a martyrdom complex: an inflated view of self - inflated by fantasy.) But to get happiness by making yourself unhappy is self contradictory.

Your dream is most likely telling you to look at yourself objectively, and to get rid of the fantasy that has taken possession of you. It may help you to do so if you can identify the occasion that first started off this programme of self-punishment, or - failing that - any later occasions that reinforced the programme. The first cause will probably be some childhood feelings of guilt; and almost certainly it will be an imagined guilt, with little or no justification. (For instance, did you have, as a child, erotic desires for your parent of the opposite sex? So did we all.)

Above all, realize that you are not in the grip of some inexorable fate. What we call fate is actually those unconscious self-programmings that

begin as attempts to ward off the anxious fears that arise when our desires conflict with (real or imagined) parental or other authoritative disapproval.

(5) What is the Christ in your dream doing or saying? Is he healing someone - you? If so, the figure probably represents Nature’s power of healing that lies within yourself. The fact that this inner healing power reveals itself in a symbol means that it lies in your unconscious. You need to activate it, and the first step towards this consists of getting to know yourself better - vour unconscious self. In particular you need to get to know the opposed positive and negative forces at work in you and that element within you - perhaps long neglected - that is essential for healing. In psychological terms ‘healing’ means wholeness and harmony (the resolution of all serious inner conflicts). What is it vou need in your life to bring about wholeness? What part of you has been neglected?

The fact that the healing Christ has appeared in your dream, however, is a very good sign. It means that your unconscious is offering you its healing power. Don’t refuse it.

(6) Is the Christ figure pronouncing forgiveness? If so, it may mean either that you have been suffering from guilt-feelings and you have identified these as the symptoms of an inner conflict and are now ready to let go of the guilt and the tension; or that your unconscious is now offering you the means by w hich those guilt-feelings and the associated paralysing anxiety’ can be laid to rest once and for all.

In essence, forgiveness is a dissolving of guilt and anxiety’ (i.e. fear of punishment); and the dissolving agent is objective intelligence which sees through the guilt-feelings to their innocent cause. How can an innocent cause give rise to guilt-feelings? The answer lies in the power of fantasy, w’hich, especially in early childhood (w’hen, according to the psychologist Jean Piaget, no distinction is made between fantasy and reality’), makes mortal sins out of natural and unavoidable desires and leads to a belief that the whole world is bent on punishing the ‘offender’.

(7) Does the Christ figure in vour dream suggest submission and self- surrender, or non-resistance? If so, the dream may be understood to be showing you a pattern in your life that you need to change - a negative pattern of submitting to ‘fate’ or ‘circumstances outside your control’. Alternatively, it could be urging you to practise a positive kind of submission, in w’hich the ego gives wray to the greater wisdom of the unconscious, and false ambitions give wav to the promptings of the

inner true self - which represents your true ‘destiny5 (not to be confused with ‘fate5: fate is external, destiny comes from within).

(8) Is it the risen - resurrected - Christ who appears in the dream? If so, this may be taken as an auspicious sign of potential self-renewal or self-transcendence: the possibility of rising to a new and fuller selfhood, leaving behind all deep internal conflict, anxiety and discontent.

(9) Is the Christ in your dream surrounded by four figures (the four evangelists, or their symbols - angel, lion, ox, eagle)? This is a mandala (see Mandala), which represents psychic wholeness.

NB It can be dangerous to rely too heavily on a being outside ourselves. For example, to think of our sins as being off-loaded on to an external Christ may be a useful and, indeed, healthy stratagem so long as the idea is not taken literally; so long, that is, as it is seen as a symbolic representation of an internal process in which the sin-dissolving agent is our own intelligent T. Otherwise, we are in danger of relinquishing responsibility for our actions and for our own future.

The Christ figure - like all other figures that occur in your dreams - is thrown up by your unconscious and is a pictorial representation of something in the depths of your psyche.

This does not contradict the religious view of the Christ as a universal reality. It would seem that there is a layer of the individual psyche which is not an individual possession but belongs to Nature as such and manifests itself in every existing being. Psychology and theology meet in the mystical understanding which sees the Christ as the universal T, the only subject there is. This is to see all things and all persons as incarnations or embodiments of one and the same reality. This mystical view is found in all the great religious traditions.

If this view is true, it provides a basis for an immediate and intimate relation between the individual and God, a relationship which can properly serve as a source of certainty and confidence, a correct self-esteem and immunity to anxiety.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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Idol

If you are acclaimed as an idol but don’t see the faces of those who congratulate you, it means you are in danger (vanity is harming you). However, if the acclaim is scant and you see the faces of those who praise you, success will be fleeting and will only serve to inflate your ego. (See ACROBAT)... The Big Dictionary of Dreams

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Giant

A giant is a particularly large version of a human being. Such a creature symbolically represents an inflated or expanded version of any number of concepts. Consider what the giant or giants are doing in the dream to determine how to interpret the dream.

If the dream is frightening, you may be experiencing more fear than a situation truly merits in your waking life.

If the giant in your dream is more benevolent, you may be asking for a certain aspect of your personality to get bigger in order to face a particular situation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Killer Whale

There is a shadowy and inflated connection to the depths of awareness that the whale brings.

If the dream presents you with the distinction of a killer whale, you are examining fears that live deep below the surface, but are still available to be visited and explored.

(See Whale.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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