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Carla Young
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Welcome to The Daily Dreamer
Have you ever awakened mystified by a dream? Perhaps you wondered if it meant anything, and if so, what? This blog is dedicated to helping you understand these messages to yourself from yourself--to give you a way to get in touch with your own inner wisdom ...

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Saint Me
The Dream: I am looking at old photos of myself. I see one with my daughter, from when she was 3 or 4. I am surprised at how pretty I am. I now realize, but didn't in the dream, that the face I'm admiring, while similar to mine, is not me. Nevertheless, in ...

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How a Dream Turned into a Painting
Carla : Elaine Drew links one of her paintings directly to a dream. In this post she'll show us the path that took her there. Elaine Drew : The inspiration for this piece, called Journey was a dream in which I was to about to be sacrificed in a primitive re...

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The Paw of Condolence
This dream springs from the same  space in the unconscious that creates religion. Do our loved ones go to “another place” when they die? This dream says yes. Whether or not that's right in any objective sense is unknown and unknowable; nevertheless, it is c...

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Going Round in Circles
Do you think that this dream's meaning is obvious? I did, too, at first. Dream Image : People are sitting in large concrete bowls that are moving in circles, like the mad teacup ride at Disneyland. Interpretation : Okay, I get that I'm going around in circl...

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I'm Not in the Picture
Sure enough, Janet's last dream was followed by another focused on identity—or, this time, its lack. The Dream :I'm in an art school. A young man has been selected to do a nude portrait, and I have been selected to be his model. We work in a large urban stu...

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What to Wear?
The work we do in our dreams helps to establish our sense of self. In Janet's dream, clothes symbolize an identity in flux. The Dream :  I am at a pre-wedding event for a Bride. I ask her what we should wear on the day. She says it will be casual; then she ...

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A Gaping Wound
If you've been reading this column for a while you might enjoy trying your hand at interpreting this dream. Read the dream, come up with your own thoughts, then read what the dreamer told me she thought it meant. The Dream : I look down at my right leg and ...

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When Things Don't Go Together
What does it mean if your dream has put some things together that surprise you, that, for example, strike you as incompatible? Dreams often do this, so their incongruities can be a good place to look for the key to the dream's meaning. As an example, let's ...

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What Can we Learn from the Dream Ego?
The dream ego is the character that you play in your dreams. It's like you, but then it isn't. You might have heard, or even said, “I don't know why, but I was following this frog around (or sewing capes for giants, or going to Mars, or visiting a gangster ...
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