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DREAM INTERPRETION-03


DREAM OF OIL;- To dream of oil represents your wish to make a situation in your life run more smoothly. Oil may be a sign that you need to put a effort or compassion into something to get things moving. Alternatively, oil may reflect the manner in which you reaffirm your relationship with love, trust, or compassion. A dream about mustard signifies good news and positive results… If one drinks oil, the dislike indicates against a person or a matter. It is important which kind of oil it concerns in the dream. Salad oil often symbolises this remove from frictions or means to connect different substances. Massage oil refers to care and spoiling. Machine oil emphasises the ability of the dreaming to hold the things in the running. Oil can stand for spiritual strength and energy: Spiritually: At the spiritual level oil stands in the dream for inauguration and devotion. The oil (lubrication) also symbolises the mind of God and the spiritual strength going out from him. Psychologically: Who pours oil on his wounds in the dream or feels it doing good on the skin, can follow in the awake life peacefully his work and forget everything what maybe stormed at him: besides, the look is directed in the future in which one can go well smeared.

TO MANJULA Dream of dying 1-Although such a dream may bring about feelings of fear and anxiety, it is no cause for alarm as it is often considered a positive symbol. 2-Dreams of experiencing your own death usually means that big changes are ahead for you. ... So, dying does not always mean a physical death, but an ending of something. 3-If you dream about the death of a child, then it implies that you need to let go of your immaturity and start being more serious. As your child reaches certain milestones and grows into an adult, dreaming of their death may be symbolic of their own self-discovery, transition and transformation into a new stage of life. 4-To dream of your own death indicates a transitional phase in your life. You are becoming more enlightened or spiritual. Alternatively, you are trying desperately to escape the demands of your daily life. 5-Dreams of experiencing your own death usually means that big changes are ahead for you. You are moving on to new beginnings and leaving the past behind. These changes does not necessarily imply a negative turn of events. 6-Metaphorically, dying can be seen as an end or a termination to your old ways and habits. So, dying does not always mean a physical death, but an ending of something. If you dream that someone is telling you that you are going die, then it implies that you are being pressured to make an important change or choice. You are about to embark on some new life adventure.

DREAM INTERPRETATION-about Dead People;- 33 FACTS;- 1-Dreams about People We Know who have Died – Dreams about a Dead Person – Dreams about a Dead Husband or Wife – Dreams about a Dead Mother - Dreams about a Dead Child – Summary of after death experience – Coming back to earth. 2-Dreams about People We Know who have Died Dreams in which dead people appear are sometimes expressive of our attempts to deal with our feelings, guilt or anger in connection with the person who died; or our own feelings about death. When someone close to us dies we go through a period of change from relating to them as an external reality, to meeting and accepting them as alive in our memories and inner life. 3-But dead people can simply be people from our past. Considering that the major part of our learning and experience occur in relationship to other people, such learning and experience can be represented by characters from the past. For instance a first boyfriend in a dream would depict all the emotions and struggles we met in that relationship, and what we learned from it or took away from it that still influences present relationships. 4-Therefore dreaming often of people we knew in the past would suggest that past experiences or lessons are very active at the moment, or we are reviewing those areas of our life. A woman who had emigrated to Britain from a very different cultural background frequently dreamt, even twenty years afterwards, of people she knew in her native country. This shows her still very much in contact with her own cultural values and experiences. 5-Example: ‘My husband’s mother, no longer alive, came and slid her arms carefully under me and lifted me up. I shouted ‘Put me down! Put me down! I don’t want to go yet.’ She carefully lowered me onto the bed and disappeared.’ E. H. – In this example the dreamer is feeling fear about being carried off by death. 6-Example: ‘A dark grey sugar loaf form materialised. This pillar lightened in shade as I watched. It didn’t move. I began to think it was Mrs. Molten who died in 1956. The feeling grew stronger but still the colour lightened. Then it bent over and kissed my head. In that instant I knew it WAS my mother. An ecstatic joy and happiness such as I have never known on earth suffused me. That happiness remained constantly in mind for the next few days.’ Mr M. Here the dreamer has not only come to terms with his mother’s and his own death, but also found this inner reality. 7-Example: ‘A couple of months ago as I was waking I felt my husband’s arm across me and most realistically experienced my hand wrapping around his arm and turning toward him which I had done so often in his lifetime and saying ‘I thought you had died. Thank God you have not.’ Then I awoke alone and terribly shaken.’ Mrs I. – The example both shows the resolution of the loss, but also the paradox felt at realising the meeting was an inner reality. 8-A critic might say this is only a dream in which a lonely woman is replaying memories of her dead husband’s presence for her own comfort. Thus her disappointment on being disillusioned. Whatever our opinion, the women has within her such memories to replay. These are a reality. The inner reality is of what experience was left within her from the relationship. Her challenge is whether she can meet this treasure with its share of pain, and draw out of it the essence which enriches her own being. That is the spiritual life of her husband. The ‘aliveness’ of her husband in that sense is also social, because many other people share memories of the same person. What arises into their own lives from such memories, is the observable influence of the now dead person. But the dead also touch us more mysteriously, as in the next example. See: Dead Husband or Ex 9-Example: In a recent news program on television, a man who survived the Japanese prisoner of war camp in Singapore had been given a photograph of children by a dying soldier he did not know. The man had asked him to tell his family of his death, but did not give his name. The photograph was kept for forty odd years, the man still wanting to complete his promise but not know how. One night he dreamt he was told the man’s name. Enquiries soon found the family of the man, who had an identical photograph. 10-Dreams about a Dead Person – General Meaning: This can represent some area of your life that has ‘died’. It can refer to death of feelings, such as hopelessness in connection with relationship and the loss of feelings about someone; the depression that follows big changes in your life such as loss of a loved partner, job, or child. It can also reflect the sense you have of your life in general, that it is without the stimulus of motivation and satisfaction, as when one feels oneself in a ‘going nowhere’ relationship or life situation. The dead person in the dream may link several of these feelings together, as symbols often represent huge areas of our experience. So the dead person my be a part of oneself you want to leave behind, to die out. 11-Some dreams are so clearly about the person who died. Here is an example of such a dream by a young child. With his brothers and friends he went to bathe in a mill pool. He was only four or five at the time, and could not swim. In the recklessness of their-play, one of the children pushed him into deeper water. At that moment, the mill gates opened and water rushed through carrying him along. He was drowned – but some adults who were hastily called to the scene managed to pull him out and revive him. As his father carried him home in his arms, the boy talked about his mother, who had died some years earlier and at first his father smiled at his story. The boy said that as he went under the water he felt himself sinking down and down into darkness. Then there was a change and he felt himself rising up slowly until at last he rose to the surface. He was in a huge sea. Around him, other people were also surfacing, and all were being gradually washed towards the nearby shore. There on the beach, people waited, and greeted those who were brought to them by the sea. And as he himself drew near there on a small promontory were his grandparents waiting to welcome him – and in front – his mother, and she bent to draw him into her arms. She took hold of his hands and as she did so, a cross around her neck swung before his face. Sparkling in it were seven stones. But at that moment, something seemed to pull him away, and he sank into the sea and at last awoke on the riverbank. 12-The other half of the Story At the conclusion of the story, his father’s condescending smile vanished. They were now at home and his father left the room, obviously deeply moved. Only years later did he tell his son the other half of the story. The boy’s mother had died when her son was tiny and she had died on her birthday. For many weeks before, her husband had saved for a special present which he had kept secret. On her death, heart-broken, he had crept down to the coffin in the middle of the night, unscrewed the lid and given the present to his dead wife. It was a cross with seven stones, and the secret of it had been buried with her. 13-Putting together a picture of many such death experiences, we can begin to see a general view of what it might be like, what it certainly is for some, to die. First of all comes a lessening and eventual disappearance of bodily sensations. Although all pain and physical awareness goes, most people are still conscious of their physical surroundings and of other people. In fact they often watch their own body breathe its last struggling breaths. 14-Usually people see themselves in a body, but it’s sometimes more perfect than the body they have just left. Their perceptions are nearly always enormously heightened in many ways. There seems to be no sensation of gravity or weight – the whole room or area can be seen instantaneously, as if with circular vision, and there is an awareness of the thoughts and emotions of those present. 15-See Talking with those who have passed on Dreams about a Dead Husband or Wife: Many dreams of dead people come from women who have lost their husband. It is common to have disturbing dreams for some period afterwards; or not be able to dream about the husband or wife at all; or to see the partner in the distance but not get near. In accepting the death, meeting any feelings of loss, grief, anger and continuing love, the meeting become easier. 16-But as with the example above, there are many cases where people meet their dead in dreams and have tremendous assurance. 17-Dreams about a Dead Mother: As with other ‘dead person’ dreams they usually show how we are working out or unfolding our relationship with them. They can be wonderfully confirming of continued existence. 18-Example: ‘A dark grey sugar loaf form materialised. This pillar lightened in shade as I watched. It didn’t move. I began to think it was Mrs. Molten who died in 1956. The feeling grew stronger but still the colour lightened. Then it bent over and kissed my head. In that instant I knew it WAS my mother. An ecstatic joy and happiness such as I have never known on earth suffused me. That happiness remained constantly in mind for the next few days.’ Mr. M. 19-Dreams about a Dead Child: When our child dies it is one of the most heartbreaking experiences we can meet. Sometimes it takes years to adjust to what has happened. Not only is the adjustment emotional and psychological, but also your way of life is often built around the person you have lost. Therefore the changes we meet can be enormous. However, we each have enormous resources of healing and ability to meet the new if we can access them. Very often there are experiences we have, or dreams, that continue our relationship with the child. Unfortunately we live in a culture that often denies the possibility of this. The example below shows how this can be possible. 20-For instance, Dr. Morse, in his book Closer to the Light, tells of a mother who came to him because she hadn’t slept properly for 1041 nights after the death of her son. She showed him a picture of her son, but Dr Morse was suddenly called away to a ward emergency. Having dealt with the sick baby, he was writing up the notes and a nurse who had been helping said to him, ‘Who was that person who came in with you? Is he a student?’ 21-Morse did not understand what the nurse was talking about as nobody had come into the hospital with him. As he was trying to find a pen for the notes he was writing he pulled out the photograph of the woman’s son. Immediately the nurse said, ‘That’s him. He kept trying to get your attention’. When he returned to his office Morse asked the mother if she had ever been contacted by her son after his death. She said, ‘Oh yes. After he died, for several nights he would stand at the foot of my bed and tell me he was alright, and that I should stop crying. But that was only a crazy dream.’ However, such things are not crazy dreams, but insights into a greater reality. After her conversation with Dr. Morse the woman slept properly for the fist time in nearly three years. 22-Summary of after death experience Because after death we are still in a dream like existence, we tend to create around us those things we expect to see or experience. So someone who has no previous information about death may wander around for awhile confused. A Christian may see Christ welcoming them, so the beginnings are very varied, and a Buddhist might meet Buddha, or a Muslim might see Muhammad. But there is some sort of life review. This is about harvesting all of value from the life experience. Not only do we gathered the lessons we learned from our life, but we also relive it moment by moment, feeling and reviewing our own feelings, but also the feelings we engendered in others. But because we are no longer living a life in three dimensions and time, it will be an all at once experience, not stretched over time. 23-This can be quite a trial considering the life we have lived. But it is not a judgement from outside us, but a self judgement of the quality of our life. We need to pass through this because after death we have left the physical world and moving toward the spiritual. We can see this as the Big Self; the Self with Enormous Love. But there is an enormous transition taking place at death. We lived within a body, and now without it we have to be ready for life without it in what is called the spirit world. That is why the life review is necessary. All our earthly experience has to be put through a transformation to make it fit for a wider life. The wider life works through universal connections, and the less we personally can connect with the universal the less fit we are for the universal life. 24-Something that I have noticed is that some people believe, and therefore experience, that ‘heaven’ is exactly like life on earth except better. They see it as having houses and living much the same way. But that is not really the whole truth, because just as our body grows and changes, so do we in the after death state. 24-It seems as if there is a great difference between existing in a body and surviving in the grand world of the spirit. For in the spirit world there has to be found something that will link the life with giving and receiving from others, and of course the integration with a greater purpose.

25-Many people say they go along a tunnel toward a great light, and then a great spirit leads them through life review. Others go through a door to the light, and others go up a flight of grand stairs.

Having lost their body and its appetites there may be a period of adaptation to a life in a world without boundaries. Also because the spirit world is similar to the world of dreams, you create around you an environment made up of your own inner state.

26-So if you are full of hate, murderous impulses and selfishness, you create a world like that is usually called hell. We are not ‘cast into hell’ we create it ourselves.

27-The same with heaven, it is created out of all the attitudes and ideas and feelings that are in harmony with the way the universe works or is. As a friend told me after his death, “I cannot escape myself. This is because everywhere I look is like a mirror. Every direction I find a reflection of me. It is three-dimensional. It doesn’t matter if I look up or down, left or right, all I see are expressions of who I am.”

28-At first one will look much as you did at death, except if you are old or ill, then you have quickly gained a more youthful and healthy appearance. But of course that is only your physical shape, and you will create that because that is who you think you are. But a great and probably slow swing over will occur. Because your body is gone, and you are moving toward the spiritual being that has always stood behind your life and witnessed it and given it impulses to try to live out, so gradually you may lose any sense of being male or female.

29-It is possible some people will not make it that far, but will go into a sleep state until their next life in the body. But if they can maintain consciousness as they meet these changes they will slowly become a greater being, and have an awareness that could be seen as super human, touching all around them. This is why some dead relatives come back to us in dreams and visions and tell us things they would never have normally been capable of knowing.

30-Another conversation with a dead friend stated some of this:

I seems to me that things are different for me now. I feel something that is difficult to understand. I seem to be getting less and less of the me I knew; yet at the same time more of who I am. More of me is being lost, but at the same time more of me is being gained. A strange paradox.

Then there is the going beyond even more barriers toward what can be called real spiritual awareness.

31-In the next region, one sees how the person’s life has accorded not only with their own Self, but with the ‘true being of the world’. We see ourselves as we exist, in or out of harmony with that world consciousness, that essence of all beings, sometimes called the Christ, or Krishna, or Buddha. Here is the judging, the self judging, of the ‘quick and the dead.’

32-And finally, in this withdrawal, the seventh region is reached, ‘quick or dead’, asleep or awake to the highest in us. ‘The man stands here’ says Steiner, ‘in the presence of the “Life-kernels”, which have been transplanted from higher worlds, in order that in them they may fulfil their tasks.’ These ‘tasks’, expressing through the self, mediated by the soul, and materialised by the body, usually motivate us unconsciously.

33-In this region, if consciousness remains, we know ourselves as the whole cosmos of sun, moon, planets, and stars; as all beings, creatures and kingdoms. When we look at these through our physical eyes, we are looking at our own wholeness. The ‘Life kernel’ is the doorway to other ‘cosmic beings’. ‘The life between death and a new birth, and is really a living through the world of stars: but this means, through the spirit of the world of stars,’ not the physical stars.

COMING BACK TO EARTH;-

06 FACTS;- 1-Having made this ascent to the innermost of our nature, the essence of the whole cosmos, there now comes for most of us, a return to a fresh physical experience.

2-There awakens a ‘desire’ or direction, to perfect one’s own being and that of the earth. ‘Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven,’ is an impulse from this region. Depending upon what fruits were brought to each region, this descent enables certain things, qualities or strengths to be ‘claimed’ from each level of our being.

2-A new spiritual ‘seed’ or ‘germ’ is fashioned which will play its part in fashioning our body. The essence of the future personality chooses the hereditary line and its parents. Steiner says the parents provide a seed bed of physical substance, impregnated with their own characteristics of body and psyche. At conception, the material substance is broken down into the germinal level of chaos, in which all physical form is dissolved. The spirit ‘germ’ of the new being takes hold of this.

3-At birth the ‘germ’ of the future personality and body, is clothed with physical substance drawn from the parents, along with inherited temperamental qualities. Working with these as materials is the essence of the past life and death experience. This spiritual impulse, takes the ‘model’ given by the parents, and works into it the pattern it brings from its central experience. So there comes into being, through life and death, another life upon the earth.

4-Just as there was a reliving of life at death, so just prior to birth there is a reliving of death. ‘He sees a tableau which this time displays all the hindrances he must remove, if his evolution is to make further progress. And what he sees becomes the starting point of forces that he must carry with him into a new life. See Life and Death; Steiner Life after death

Another conversation with a dead friend provided the following information.

5-I am in process of creating a new life. But this is something like a work of art, not however, as we think of it with brush and paint. I felt it like a constant rise and fall of possibilities and forms that I, the Spirit I, was giving birth to. As one rose it expressed a certain quality, and this was in some way compared, or its harmonic compared, with all that existed in the changing spiritual and physical world.

6-There was as yet no total interface between what was being created in this way, and what was expressed by the changing worlds. So I was gradually sifting the emphasis of all it contained from life experience and its possible future connections with physical life, moving toward a harmonic unity. It was explained to me that the unity would be a real connection with time, place, parents and the life that would emerge from them. When that harmonic unity was made the new life would begin. WHAT IS THE MEANING BEHIND dreaming of dead family members in dreams?

08 FACTS;- 1-Through spiritual research we have found that there are psychological and spiritual reasons for seeing dead family members in dreams. 30% of the time the reason is psychological and 70% of the time it is spiritual.

2-Psychological reasons can include a feeling of guilt or regret for not having spent time with a loved one before he/she died or some anxiety about that departed family member. Here the images of dead relatives that appear in the dream are eruptions from our sub-conscious mind.

3-Spiritual reasons are mainly two-fold. One meaning is that the subtle-body of the dead family member needs help in the afterlife and is trying to contact its descendant on the Earth region (Bhūlok) of existence.

4-The other reason is trying to seek revenge, to get even with some

relative.The meaning of dead relatives coming to us in dreams broken

downThrough spiritual research, we have found (with regard to the spiritual reasons) that approximately 65% of the time, it is the ancestor’s need for help in the afterlife and 30% of the time, it is to seek revenge or to trouble the descendant on the Earth plane of existence.

5-In approximately 5% of cases the meaning of such dreams of dead relatives can be attributed to the dead relatives wanting to help their descendants by giving them messages through their dreams.

6-A dream can be considered spiritual in nature if the same dream recurs at least 3 times. Dead family members will generally try to contact the family member (or appear in their dreams) who they feel is most likely do something for them.

7-The reasons subtle-bodies, in the afterlife, find it easier to communicate through dreams as opposed to the waking state is because during the waking state the person who they are trying to contact, is more engrossed in the five senses and does not have concentration of the mind. During the dream or sleep state, the mind is more receptive to messages from the subtle.

8-We have found that people who have had untimely or violent deaths are more likely to appear in dreams as opposed to people who have had normal deaths such as after a prolonged illness. This is because the person who has died of natural causes is more mentally prepared for death and therefore finds it easier to move-on in the afterlife.

In only 10% of cases there is a negative energy masquerading as the dead relative in the dreams.

DREAM OF A CLOSED FRIENDS;-

08 FACTS;- 1-However, dreams of the departed are not necessarily limited to dead family members. Sometimes even close friends who are deceased appear in one’s dreams. This is mainly to seek help as they may feel closer to the person who they are trying to contact as opposed to their family members on Earth.

2-The following example narrated by one of the members of the SSRF research team will shed more light on this aspect.

Recently a friend of mine, Andrew (not his real name), visited me at the SSRF research centre and narrated how he had been plagued by dreams of a close friend who had died in a tragic accident. Andrew said that once, while at University, he did not go on a trip with his friend because he was competing in an event that his friend had trained him for. During the trip, his friend drowned.

3-Andrew was overcome by a feeling of remorse and guilt for not being there for his friend and perhaps being able to save his life. He did not have the strength to go to the funeral. Soon after the funeral, Andrew’s deceased friend began to appear in his dreams. It would be the same dream each time and it would recur every few days. This continued for many years. Andrew was very fearful of the dream but he did not ask for help from anyone on this matter.

4-Then one day after many years, he faced his fears and said to his friend in the dream, “Look I am sorry I was not there for you. I cannot change the past but I cannot keep living like this, dreaming of you every second day. So whatever it is you want from me …. do what you must … kill me if you will, I don’t care.”

5-From the next day onwards he did not have the dream ever again. Andrew felt that standing up to his deceased friend in a dream was the correct thing to do. However, from a spiritual perspective, all that the departed friend wanted, was some spiritual help from his closest friend Andrew. Once he saw that Andrew would never understand, the subtle-body of the deceased friend retreated, never to ask again.

6-Andrews’s correct action should have been to help organise a ritual to be conducted to help his deceased friend.

7-What can one do, at a spiritual level, to help dead relatives who appear in one’s dreams? The Name of Shrī Gurudev Datta is a potent chant that provides relief from any problems caused due to departed ancestors or family members. A- It is also recommended that for more severe problems due to departed ancestors or family members, along with chanting Shri Gurudev Datta, some specific rituals such as Nārāyaṇa Nāgbali (for ancestors), Tripindi shrāddha, etc. be performed. B-It is the spiritual level/ability of the priest conducting the ritual and the mantras that mostly determine the efficacy of a ritual and its ability to help the deceased in need of help in the afterlife. Rituals that just have prayers are more at a psychological level and have a minimal effect as opposed to the energy generated from specific mantras. BROKEN THINGS;- 11 Points;- 1-Often the broken things in the dream represent things that are broken for a very good reason. You can outgrow opinions, ideas and worldviews. As you mature and become wiser, previous perceptions of the world may need to be broken in order for a new perspective to come in. Broken windows and broken mirrors in dreams often reflect such change. 2-Another positive thing to break are shackles – whether these be internal through limiting beliefs, or more external ones such as breaking out of a bad relationship, earning more money to escape a poverty situation or moving to a safer neighbourhood, breaking these ties can be a step to freedom. Sometimes it can be a positive thing to break the rules, though it may often require personal courage to do so. 3-We can have a “break through” on many levels – at work, in relationships, or the direction of life. And spiritual growth is often presaged by the pain of old ways of living “breaking down”, followed by the transformation that can be symbolised as “breaking out” such as of an egg, or a cocoon. Broken things in a dream may reflect your emotional growth and spiritual evolution. 4-If you dream of something broken, you may wish to look at the puns around the word “break.” Is something in your life moving too fast, do you need to “put on the brakes?” Or have you become too involved in one area of your life, that perhaps you need to “take a break” from? 5-You may have read in other dream dictionaries that to dream of something often means the opposite of what you may think. I do not subscribe to this as a theory, but I do think it is worth noting how the solution to the “problem” of breaking is contained within the concept itself. To break something immediately implies the concept of whether or not the thing is repairable. A broken thing is just a thing. It is not, or was not alive, so we are not talking about life and death here – resurrecting from the dead, afterall, is a feat beyond most mere mortals! But a “thing” is not dead, it is broken. That is the within the scope of human capability to potentially alter. The question is, how broken is it? 6-In a dream then, we should ask if the concept of “broken” is a symbol that also implies ending – is the thing broken forever, ruined, beyond repair? Why would you hold onto a completely broken thing? What can you let go of, and what is the best way to do that? Or is the broken thing in need of fixing? Is this something you are prepared to do? And that you feel capable of? Often in dreams there will be a sense of panic at trying desperately to mend something potentially lost for good. This can reflect a sense of loss of control in waking life, especially in regards to relationships, but also finances and self identity. 7- But it is worth remembering that dreams usually work on many levels. Just as one level may be about a relationship in the waking world, on another level the dream is also likely to be exploring your own inner feelings and addressing the growth occurring inside you, even as you struggle to cope with the world around you. Dreams can be guiding you towards helpful behaviour in the outer world while simultaneously healing you on the inside… 8-Another way we can consider the concept of “breaking” in a dream is through the symbol of a broken bone. Now in our modern society one broken bone is rarely seen as sure sign of a permanent end to anything. Broken bones hurt, broken bones limit the ability to function fully, but broken bones usually heal with time. 9-Broken does not need refer to an end, but it may symbolise impaired ability for a time.Which leads us to the ideas of functionality and usefulness. To dream of something broken may lead you to question if there is an area of your life that is no longer serving you well – what is not functioning as it should? And should this thing be repaired, left to heal on it’s own with rest and care, or discarded? 10-And of course, dreams of broken things may encourage you to consider what is not breakable…Perhaps your relationship is broken but you heart is not; or your heart is broken, but your spirit never will be… 10-Broken things in a dream bring up issues of: loss and letting go control, or lack of repercussions of actions pain and healing transitons, impermanence freedom and release the physical versus the emotional or spiritual 11-The initial impression of a broken thing in a dream may seem sad, but look a little closer and you may discover a dream guiding you towards a different outcome, or supporting you through a change towards a brighter, and freer future.

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