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Understanding the Setting of the Dream

Post by TheWhiteShadow on Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:33 pm

Hello, all -

Sorry if this is already posted somewhere - I looked around but didn't easily find an answer.

I was hoping that someone could help me understand the meaning behind where a dream takes place. The most common settings for my dreams are at work (either my present job or one from the past) or at a family member's home (usually my parents').

Please share what your thoughts are about this.
Thanks a lot!
-Mark

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Re: Understanding the Setting of the Dream

Post by lola21st on Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:24 pm

Hi Mark -

Here are some pieces from Mia's dream dictionary:

House - Going to someone else's house: a social
encounter via phone, Internet, etc., who owns the
house?


Grandparent's house - related to a grandparent,

Mother's house - related to mother,


I had a dream of a tree full of nuts growing in my mother's
kitchen. Shortly thereafter she received a large,
unexpected sum of money.

Family member - Being inside a house owned by family -
family life.

I had a dream that I was in my grandparent's house which
I haven't been for years and years. I cried when I went to
the house. While in the house I was bit by a dog. What
happened in real life: I spoke to my grandfather for the
first time in years - and I cried. Within an hour or two of
speaking with him I had an acute attack of kidney
infection which was the dog bite. It happening in his
house was that it happened on the same day that I spoke
to him. (http://www.heartsongministry.com/dream_symbol_h.html)

http://www.heartsongministry.com/theme_building.html


In my dreams, if I'm dreaming of work or people from work the message is usually related to my literal workplace or my ministry work. I also have a personal location "dictionary" of sorts that I'm still learning - when I dream of certain cities, there's usually a consistent underlying theme to the dream:

New York City - usually related to spiritual growth/training.
Philadelphia - usually related to relationships
San Francisco - usually related to spiritual appointments/assignments
Jamaica - spiritual home

My suggestion to you (and everyone who isn't already doing this) is to create a journal and record your dreams whether through a notebook, computer file, blog, audio recordings, etc. The format doesn't matter as long as it works for you. Record the dream, the revelation that the Lord gives you regarding the dream, interpretations/thoughts that others share with you, and the manifestation of the dream. Over time, patterns will emerge and you'll start uncovering your own personal dream symbol dictionary.

flower Bless You

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Re: Understanding the Setting of the Dream

Post by TheWhiteShadow on Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:26 pm

Thank you very much for your quick response!

I'll certainly be paying more attention in the natural after I have dreams where I'm in different family members' homes. I've been doing just as you suggested as far as writing my dreams down in a notebook - daily, in fact! What you've said about a "personal dictionary" is very encouraging, considering the repetition of certain themes that are unique to my life - I just get a bit impatient to understanding what it all means.

Even as I'm typing this, I'm reminded of when I first began learning Spanish in my teen years. On day one, everyone wants to be able to speak and understand the language, but the first few years are really about learning HOW the language works. It wasn't until late high school and college that it could be used to really communicate. I'm going to trust that dreams are much the same.

Thanks very much!
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Re: Understanding the Setting of the Dream

Post by lola21st on Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:09 pm

That's a great analogy, Mark! That has indeed been my own experience... thumbs

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Re: Understanding the Setting of the Dream

Post by tbsmilesbig on Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:42 am

Great analogy, indeed!! I can relate to learning a foreign language as I speak French. Very cool and thanks for sharing, lola21st and Mark!! :hooray:

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Re: Understanding the Setting of the Dream

Post by tbsmilesbig on Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:49 am

P.S. The Lord is definitely speaking to me about writing my dreams down! I have a dozen journals that I have recorded in - I now keep track on my laptop. I keep thinking He's leading me to write a book of some sort. Scratch Chin

We'll see where He leads!

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