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Second Contest Winner for May 1998:

"Mislead"'s Dream:

dream: "This dream was about my 5 month old son. I dreamt that my son was having surgery,my family was their. In my dream the nurse was forceing me to cut each side of my sons face with a scalpel as she was forcing me to do this I was turning my head and crying,all of the sudden my sister D. screamed his face is bleeding and the nurse asked if it was from both sides and my sister said yes then the nurse put gauze on his face and the said hes dead ive cut his jugular as she was saying this to me my son looked at me and his eyes were filled with blood. The last thing I remember is beating the s*** out of the nurse."

"Mislead"'s Dream Interpretation:

Each person who appears in our dream is actually representing an aspect of our Self, and not the other person at all; unless the dream is precognitive. Precognitive dreams are usually more realistic with less discrepancies, such as in real life, your family would not be allowed in an O.R., nor would you. Plus you would not be asked to cut your own child. So I will interpret this dream as just that...a dream. Let's see what we discover...

As I say elsewhere in my webpage:
Every person that appears in a dream is supposed to represent an aspect of Self, and not actually be about that other person at all. Rather, it is a quality or characteristic about that person that your dream is focusing on. Try to think about what aspect(s) this could be. It can be something you admire and wish to emulate, and incorporate into your own personality, or it could be a more negative characteristic that you may dislike intensely in your waking life, but which is telling you something about yourself and your beliefs, judgements, attitude. It could be a call to alter your thinking in some manner, in order to be more open-minded and accepting of this aspect in their personality. The other person in your dream is always mirroring something back to you about YOURSELF. Try to discover what that something is, and go from there.

Try to figure out what characteristics you may mirror in this person (describe them as if to a stranger, and there you have their oustanding characteristics or features.) and then apply them to yourself in the context of this dream.

SURGERY: symbolizes the need for repair. However, since this repair is being done under "bad advisement" by someone who is supposed to be helping (what the nurse symbolizes a need for), then this is a warning to you that the advice given to you about something in your life is harmful, and will "cut like a knife." This person may be yourself, trying to fool yourself into believing something is working, when it is not-and you know it, deep down. This may be evidenced by the "two-faced" cuts on your son's face, and the way he looks at YOU with blood-filled eyes.

BLOOD is a symbol of losing energy and one's life force. Lying to one's Self is harmful, and would account for this symbol. I'm not saying lying on purpose...I'm talking about the kind of way we all hide the truth from ourselves because it hurts, or we don't want to admit something. However, in this case, your dream is telling you that hiding the truth from yourself is hurting you much more deeply. This is also symbolized by you crying in the dream. Notice you "turn your head away"--another symbol of not looking at the truth before you. This issue may also be affecting your son, and you may feel guilt over it, but feel "forced into" the situation. In the dream, this is an illusion. How could any nurse force you to cut your own son? You wouldn't do it. You would cut her, first!

You mention that other family members are there, but your sister D. is the only other main character who speaks out. Figure out where she fits into your dream. Only the dreamer can decide what people in their dreams mean to them, personally. For example, is your sister one who frequently warns you not to do something that could hurt you? If so, an aspect within yourself is mirroring this in you.

CUTTING THE JUGULAR : this is a warning that this issue is a serious one for you; symbolic of one's lifeblood. This problem can potentially cause you great pain and harm in your life, if you are not able to find the strength within yourself to look at the situation this dream represents, and make choices that are right for YOU.

BEATING THE S*** out of the nurse: this is akin to killing the messenger. The nurse is a symbol that healing is needed. You may not like this reality, and resist it. ..but it exists, just the same.

"Mislead", this dream interp may sound like I'm trying to be judgemental, but I hope you don't see it that way. These are your own dream's symbols, and I'm just telling you what they mean in my own humble opinion. We are all most judgemental about our own selves. If this touches on a painful issue in your life, I hope you will be able to come to terms with it and find a peaceful outcome for yourself. It takes true courage--I've been there, I know!

Now for my usual disclaimer....please take any interpretations as suggestions to sift through and "try on for size," and only keep what seems to "fit" in your situation. If it feels true to you, go with your intuition. If it doesn't feel true, or off-kilter in some way, then explore further for answers that do seem to fit. It might take several re-readings to understand the concept of this interpretation, so just let it sink in. My interpretation isn't meant to be therapy or professional advice, but I sure hope it helped!

Ultimately, each individual dreamer must decide what their own dreams mean. Please do not take anyone's word as "gospel" if it doesn't feel right to you, whether they have a PH.D or all the experience and fancy titles in the world. If it doesn't hit the mark for *you*, then it's not for you. You'll know.

Please let me know what your thoughts are on the interpretation. I appreciate your feedback.

Again, congratulations on winning a free dream interpretation, and I hope it was helpful for you!

- - ZenCyn - -

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