Posted by ttate on September 01, 1999 at 13:24:19:
In Reply to: when i wake after recurring dream i can't breathe or move or make sounds; what's it about? posted by Lolita on August 30, 1999 at 21:31:38:
Remarkable dream situation. Thanks for sharing.
We imagine recurring dreams to be about your shame, your sense of indadequacy.
Such deeply held psycholgocial beliefs are rooted in an actual life situation.
Your dream is presenting you with this situation, the kitchen, parents, you, and the CLOWN.
Now the clown is a curious and valuable archetype or symbol. He is supposed to be funny yet often he is really scary.
Well, so was the situation your psyche is wrestling with: it was supposed to be one way yet really was quite another.
So the dream takes you back to the trauma place of childhood where you first imprinted shame and when you dream it, your body, not knowing the difference between waking and sleeping, seizes up.
Try and find how you feel most inadequate and root around to see if you can bring anything to light.
You know you have found the root when the dream disappears.
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