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Dream Interpretation Obsessive | Dream Meanings


Revealed because one is unaware or in denial of the excessiveness

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Obsessive | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Obsessive

Tornado

Emotions and urges against which we feel power­less, and which may become obsessive. See storm; wind. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

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Addiction

1- To dream of being addicted indicates we have to recognise that there is a need and desire to acknowledge obsessive behaviour in ourselves or others. There is anxiety that someone or something is taking us over.

To be addicted to someone is to have abdicated responsibility for ourselves.

To be addicted to a substance such as tobacco or alcohol in a dream suggests an inability to relate properly to the world we live in.

2- The fear of addiction is an identification of the hold our own passions may have over us. We fear loss of control (that is, control over ourselves), but also our control of other people.

To be with a group of addicts suggests we do not understand our own behaviour in social situations. We may be conscious of the fact that we tend to become the victim in everyday life.

3- This is connected with the pleasure seeking, hedonistic aspect of the Self.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Obsession

1- Obsession is an unnatural focusing on a feeling, belief or object, and may simply indicate that we need to take time to work a difficulty through. There is often anxiety about some past occasion or deed, with which we have not been able, or allowed, to deal. When such an unnatural feeling appears in dreams we can appreciate how harmful this can be.

2- Obsessive or repetitive behaviour in dreams is often used to ensure that the dreamer has fully understood the message being conveyed bv the unconscious.

3- Obsession can come in the shape of spiritual possession. However, possession by a spirit does not necessarily indicate evil. It will be up to the dreamer to decide on which side of the Spiritual coin the obsession lies.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary

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Obsession

To dream of having obsessive behavior is an indication that too much energy may be being put into an aspect of your career.

To dream of being obsessed with a person suggests that you may be overworking or nagging someone. Your unconscious may be trying to tell you to slow down and remember to breathe.... Dream Symbols and Analysis

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Addict / Addiction

Material aspects: Such a dream allows us to recognize and acknowledge obsessive behaviour in ourselves or others. We may be subconsciously aware or have an anxiety that someone or something is taking us over.

To be addicted to someone is to have abdicated responsibility for ourselves.

To be addicted to a substance such as tobacco, alcohol or drugs in a dream suggests an inability to relate properly to the world we live in and that we cannot function without some sort of a prop or psychological crutch.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Hook

A hook is anything that grabs us and in the spiritual sense suggests that we can become obsessive about our beliefs. At the same time to become hooked is an opportunity to make a commitment to an idea or principle even though it initially feels insecure.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Obsession

Obsessive behaviour, regarded from a spiritual perspective, would indicate an imperfect link between the spiritual and the physical realms. Spiritual possession was once seen to manifest as obsession.

A real-life stalker will be acting out the belief that they have the ‘right’ to possess their victim.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Obsession

Psychological / emotional perspective: Obsessive or repetitive behaviour in dreams is often used to ensure that we have fully understood the message being conveyed by the unconscious.... Dream Meanings of Versatile

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Dracula

To dream about Dracula - especially if you fight him in the dream - suggests that you are feeling physically or emotionally drained.

The dream Dracula may also be symbolic of someone who is addicted to drugs or someone in an obsessive relationship.

To dream that you are Dracula suggests that you are using up the energy of others for your own selfish benefit.... My Dream Interpretation

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Vampire

Vampires in dreams usually suggest that you are feeling physically or emotionally drained.

The vampire may also be symbolic for someone who is addicted to drugs or someone in an obsessive relationship.

To dream that you are a vampire suggests that you are sucking in the life energy of others for your own selfish benefit. You may also wish to look up the meanings of “Dracula”, “Movie Character” and “Vampire Slayer”, below.... My Dream Interpretation

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Demons

(see also Devil, Evil)

Demons in dreams probably represent parts of your unconscious mind that have been repressed and neglected and arc now threatening to disrupt or mutilate the psyche. They should be approached lovingly, given attention and integrated into your conscious life. This will bring about their ‘conversion’: they will cease to threaten and will contribute their vital energies to the enhancement of the self.

Self-knowledge - knowing what we are earning around with us in our unconscious - is the only sure defence against what in ancient times was called demonic’possession, which in psychological terms means the conscious ego being taken over by unconscious forces (obsessive fear or anger, or whatever).... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols

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Wasp

Like bees and ants, wasps have an overall totem energy that connects with community regulation and interdependent structure. Wasps are predators by nature, and lower forms of insects are their prey. Therefore, in the higher order of things, wasps regulate the population of the insect world by virtue of their predation instincts.

If you are dreaming of wasps, you are looking to tap into your instinctive ability to manage large structures of thought and imagination. Consider that a wasp dream may indicate that this instinct is overworking itself and that you are being called to relinquish an obsessive need to control things that are really beyond your ability to control.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams

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Lover

This archetype appears not only in the dreams of those who are romantically inclined, but also in anyone who exhibits great passion and devotion. One can be a lover of art, music, gardening, dog, cats, nature, or needlepoint. Such dreams are related to a sense of affection and appreciation of someone or something, and the need to find or express that passion. The shadow lover figure in dreams of a lover who doesn’t turn up or lets us down in some way suggests an obsessive passion that has a destructive effect on your physical or mental health and self- esteem. See also RELATIONSHIPS; SEX.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Brown

Most of us associate the color brown with the earth, and this is its leading significance in dreams. If, for example, you dreamed of walking on a brown surface, you may be longing for a more down-to-earth lifestyle, as earthiness can represent a character trait. The warmer the tone of brown that was featured in your dream, the more likely it is that the reference was to nature, whether that is in the natural world or to a natural, unaffected personality.

If the brown is drab, this may reflect your own sense of melancholy and feeling of oppression, perhaps due to obligations and responsibilities. Brown is also the color of commitment or self-sufficiency, so your dream may be urging you to work hard and take control today, if you want to achieve anything tomorrow. Although brown generally draws its symbolism from the earth as a source of fertility and rejuvenation, it can on occasion symbolize the melancholy of rotting leaves. For Freudians, brown is the color of excrement, indicating not only the anal fixation of an orderly and obsessive character, but also a repressed desire for artistic creativity. Keywords: Worldliness, practicality, domestic and physical comfort, conservatism, and a materialistic character.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Factory / Office / Processing Plant

To dream of these types of building, filled with people slaving away on computers, production lines or machines, might be a reflection of the obsessive worker part of your personality and any anxieties that you may feel about being a workaholic. The conditions in the factory, office or plant will symbolize the health of your creative drive.

If the conditions are hideous like those in a sweatshop, are you working in a highly paid job that discourages your spirit? If the factory is high-tech or manic, consider how it reflects your love of the work you do. See also SCHOOL AND WORK.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Money And Shopping

Money in dreams represents things of great value to you, but such dreams are not necessarily about monetary value.

For Jung, money is a symbol of the power required to achieve spiritual objectives. According to Freud, it is a symbol of an orderly or obsessive personality.

If symbols associated with money, riches and wealth—such as cash, precious jewels, treasure, expensive houses and cars, and winning lottery tickets—appear in your dreams, try to identify what money means to you in a non- materialistic sense. That this symbol appears in your dreams suggests that you need to assess what is important to you in life, as well as being aware of what price you are prepared to pay for your actions and desires.

It may be that gold does not represent the precious metal to you, but rather someone who has a heart of gold or who is a winner, just as a dream of treasure might represent the people you love in your life, a wealth of knowledge or a treasury of ideas. Do you associate money with freedom, power, desirability or your own personal worth? Do you believe that money can buy you happiness? Thinking about such questions should help you identify the things you really value in your waking life and you may in turn start to question the real value of your previous goals and aspirations. See also CRYSTALS, GEMSTONES AND ROCKS; EVERYDAY THINGS.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Cash / Money

The appearance of cash or money in your dream represents those things you value in life, or perhaps your feelings of self-confidence. It can also signify, your energy, personal resources or what you feel about yourself. In some cases, dreams of cash or money link in with feelings of hardship or misery associated with the struggle to survive or pay your way. For Jung, money appears in dreams as a symbol of spiritual power and represents your ability to achieve your goals; in many dreams, money can depict your personal sense of power to change things or the power you feel you have over others; what you pay in order to satisfy your desires or actions can also relate to sexuality and self-giving.

For Freud, money is a symbol of excrement and dreams of hoarding money express an anal fixation, perhaps caused by the parents mishandling the dreamer’s toilet training in childhood. Such dreams may therefore suggest an obsessively orderly and obstinate personality. Dreams of a pile of coins are especially potent symbols of anal preoccupations.

Most modern dream analysts believe that dream money or cash is a symbol of security, although it may also indicate things of intrinsic value to you or the way in which you value yourself. Whenever you dream of money and those things with which it is associated—such as shopping, writing checks, banks, investments, prizes or wills—you should consider whether they are commenting on the importance of things with a non-materialistic value in your waking life. Bear in mind, too, that money can represent emotional transactions in waking life.

Giving money may signify a generosity of spirit or kindness, or it may reflect emotional ties. Receiving money can suggest the acceptance of emotional support, whilst borrowing money may be a warning to pay attention to your current spending levels. Dreaming of a lack of money can suggest a lack of qualifications or the need to achieve a desired goal and hoarding money can indicate selfishness. Finding money suggests that you are realizing something valuable or gaining power; such a dream is often accompanied by a feeling of release from stress. Holding on to money in your dream signifies feeling insecure, or being ‘tight’ emotionally or sexually; it is also a symbol of not using your power to get what you want. Losing money is a symbol of losing power or opportunity, or can simply represent the pain of loss. Not having enough money indicates a sense of being inadequate or may even be reminding a man about his failing potency. Stolen money represents feelings of guilt about gaining power, a sense that you do not deserve what you get; it may also reveal a sense of feeling cheated or feeling that others are taking us for granted. Perhaps you have given yourself cheaply in sex or in a relationship. According to ancient dream-lore, it was considered fortunate to dream of receiving or finding money, with some traditions going further and saying that a dream of finding money means a birth. Money dreams, of course, may simply reflect anxieties about your finances.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Relationship Symbols

Animals, reptiles, birds and insects often represent aspects of relationships in dreams. Birds in particular can take on a specific meaning. For example a bird or prey, or a thieving magpie might suggest adultery or the threat of it, whilst the sweet singing of the dove or nightingale suggests harmony or the need for reconciliation between loved ones. Feathers, aside from their phallic form as quills, often represent warmth, affection and tenderness. To dream of a spider’s web might suggest insecurity about your relationships in general or the need to remove yourself from a current relationship that you are entangled in. The dream may also be warning you against becoming entrapped in an obsessive or destructive relationship.

In dreams, hotels, inns or guesthouses are symbols of the short-lived nature of some relationships, although hotels can also suggest that your relationship may be heading towards a new level of intimacy. Pay particular attention to the view from your hotel room. Is it beautiful and bright, or dark and gloomy? A harmonious serene landscape bathed in gentle light is always a comforting image and may suggest nostalgia for a lost friend or lover.

Fire gives both heat and light, and is the symbol of strong emotions such as love and anger and self knowledge. In dreams, the appearance of flames or fire may therefore be suggesting some kind of resolution or compromise with your partner. Bear in mind, though, that flames flicker and can be extinguished, so you need to act quickly before they go out.... The Element Encyclopedia

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Doctor / Dentist / Nurse

Many people feel anxious about visiting a doctor or a dentist, so when these symbols emerge in your dreams they may be urging you to overcome your fears and bravely face what is coming to you. As is the case with many dreams that feature health and sickness, they may be signaling the onset of illness so it might be worth your while to have a dental or medical check-up. As archetypal authority figures, if dentists, doctors, surgeons and nurses offer you advice in your dreams, it might be wise to listen to it. Seeing yourself working as a hospital nurse or doctor is perhaps an expression of a desire to take charge of an area of your life in which you feel you do not have much control. To see a nurse or doctor leaving your house suggests good health, but to see yourself being cared for by a doctor or nurse suggests that you are feeling vulnerable and in need of support.

If an alternative practitioner or quack doctor appears in your dream, this may suggest that you are employing desperate measures in waking life and are in danger of becoming an obsessive.... The Element Encyclopedia

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