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dream analysis?

Posted by Tamar on October 10, 2005, at 6:07:39

Anyone up for a bit of dream analysis?

I dreamed I was out somewhere having coffee with a friend and other people were looking after my kids. After a while I started talking to a man I didnít really know and he was flirting quite a bit with me and I felt flattered because he was quite attractive but I didnít want to act on it, and he was annoyed with me because he wanted to take it further. I felt guilty because I didnít know what Iíd done to lead him to think that we might have sex. And it turned out his wife was the person looking after my children.

Then my elder daughter appeared and she started blowing on the back of my neck, which I found really irritating so I snapped at her to stop it. Meanwhile I discovered that my younger daughter had run away and was out in the street. She was shouting, ďMommy, mommy,Ē but when I went out to get her she ran away and I couldnít catch her. I was terrified she was going to run in front of a car, even though there was no traffic. I kept chasing her and she kept running away. Eventually I caught her and brought her back to the place where everyone else was, so I was very relieved.

And then the scene changed and everyone else was gone and I was lying naked in bed and my ex-therapist was there too. He was wearing clothes but he was also naked at the same time (strange, but of course it was a dream) and he was kissing my breasts. But it wasnít really sexual; it was about love rather than sex, if that makes sense. And there was something healing about the kissing. Unfortunately I woke up at that point!

Any ideas about this?


 

Re: dream analysis? Ľ Tamar

Posted by daisym on October 10, 2005, at 10:24:56

In reply to dream analysis?, posted by Tamar on October 10, 2005, at 6:07:39

Of course we all look at things through our own lenses but it strikes me how many maternal things are in this dream - coffee klatch, your children, guilt, your breasts...

I had to wonder if your kids were representing parts of you that were annoying and/or out of control. But at the same time, you were worried about the youngest part being hurt or killed. Being sexy with the guy whose wife is taking care of the kids is a classic woman/mother clash (did the guy look like your hubby, or your father?)

and I do understand the "not sex but love" feeling you described. I think I've had dreams like that. And to find his love healing is very cool.

Neat dream. What did you make of it?

 

Re: dream analysis? Ľ Tamar

Posted by orchid on October 10, 2005, at 14:28:03

In reply to dream analysis?, posted by Tamar on October 10, 2005, at 6:07:39

No idea !!! :-)

But most likely, it is two disjointed dream.

 

Re: dream analysis? Ľ daisym

Posted by Tamar on October 11, 2005, at 5:18:50

In reply to Re: dream analysis? Ľ Tamar, posted by daisym on October 10, 2005, at 10:24:56

Thanks, Daisy. I hadnít pulled all the maternal themes together the way you did. That makes a lot of sense. I also hadnít thought about the tension between the roles of mother and wife.

> I had to wonder if your kids were representing parts of you that were annoying and/or out of control. But at the same time, you were worried about the youngest part being hurt or killed. Being sexy with the guy whose wife is taking care of the kids is a classic woman/mother clash (did the guy look like your hubby, or your father?)

I think youíre right about the kids. I do tend to try to stamp metaphorically on the my feelings of wanting attention (like my first daughter in my dream), and itís probably because Iím afraid if I allow myself to want attention it will be very annoying to other people and theyíll push me away. And so I prefer to run away myself before other people can push me away.

The guy in my dream didnít look like either my husband or my father. He was sort of too attractive Ė the kind of guy who would never look at me because he has too many other women to choose from. Usually I find it really difficult to talk to men who are very attractive Ė even if Iím not particularly attracted to them (I donít know if that makes sense). Men who know theyíre attractive and like getting lots of attention from women Ö usually Iím not interested in men like that. But the man in my dream was like that and he was flirting with me and for some reason I was wildly flattered.

> and I do understand the "not sex but love" feeling you described. I think I've had dreams like that. And to find his love healing is very cool.

Yeah. It was very nice indeed. Iím still finding myself polarising ex-therapists: on the one hand thereís the man who exists in my imagination: he loves me, and thatís great. But then on the other hand I still have difficulty thinking that my real ex-therapist could find me anything other than disgusting and uglyÖ

> Neat dream. What did you make of it?

I also thought the kids were aspects of myself. And I tend to think that when my ex-therapist appears in dreams heís a kind of Animus figure. So I guess the scene with the flirtatious man was something about my perceptions of flirtatious aspects of myself, and then the kids being annoying and running away might represent my anxieties about being both a woman and a mother. And perhaps the animus-ex-therapist represents a kind of answerÖ that perhaps itís best to find ways of playing several roles at the same time without wanting to run away from whichever role Iím not playingÖ I dunno. Itís all a bit confusing!

Thanks for your thoughts, Daisy!

Tamar

 

Re: dream analysis?

Posted by Tamar on October 11, 2005, at 6:04:35

In reply to Re: dream analysis? Ľ Tamar, posted by orchid on October 10, 2005, at 14:28:03

> No idea !!! :-)
>
> But most likely, it is two disjointed dream.
>

Who knows? dreams are such an enigma!

 

(above for orchid) (nm)

Posted by Tamar on October 11, 2005, at 9:24:42

In reply to Re: dream analysis?, posted by Tamar on October 11, 2005, at 6:04:35


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