WE ALL DREAM

DREAM INTERPRETATION

Tornadoes January 17, 2012

Filed under: Dream Interpretation,Intuition,Metaphysics — Jenny Turkyilmaz @ 12:31

I recently has an inquiry from a friend named Ben regarding recurrent dreams about tornadoes. Ben says that for as long as he can remember he has occasionally had dreams involving gigantic tornadoes coming straight for him. Certain details will change from dream to dream (eg who he is with, details about location) but he always ends up hiding from the storm in a closet.

Tornadoes represent thinking that is out of control. At the times Ben has this dream he is feeling overwhelmed due to the way he is using his thoughts. He is allowing them to race and is likely not being very selective or directed with his thinking. If there is rain present in the dreams it would indicate that whatever is going on in his conscious, waking life is also causing him distress at the times he has this dream. Hiding in the closet shows that when confronted with his out-of-control thinking and feelings of being overwhelmed that Ben has a tendency to passively retreat and not face the issues at hand. I have had this same dream more than a few times, and I am sure many others have as well.

My recommendation to Ben would be to take a good, honest look at what is going on in his life and his thinking the next time he has this dream. Be specific in order to determine which thoughts are causing the anxiety. Then still the mind in order to begin controlling the thoughts. Meditation and concentration are two of the best ways to still the mind. Giving just 15-minutes a day to quiet, meditative contemplation will do wonders for creating a peaceful atmosphere in the mind. Concentrating for 10-minutes on a single point of focus (I prefer a candle flame, but anything will work) will develop control over his attention and will also allow Ben to start noticing the quality of his thoughts. While concentrating does he notice thoughts seeping in that are full of worry about his family? Or is he running through lists of all he needs to accomplish later in the day? What are the unconscious thought patterns that are playing in his mind creating this “stormy” state of mind? Once he can see them consciously he can begin to change them.

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The Universal Language of Mind™

Filed under: Dream Interpretation,Intuition,Metaphysics — Jenny Turkyilmaz @ 11:15

There are many, many dream dictionaries and schools of thought out there about dreams in this great big, varied, and beautiful world of ours. So what is the Universal Language of Mind™ and why do I use it to interpret dreams?

The Universal Language of Mind™ is a system of thought based on 40 years of research by the School of Metaphysics. It pulls information from ancient cultures, great religions, inspired thinkers (such as Carl Jung), and subconscious Mind to create a comprehensive description of the symbols used by the subconscious in the dream-world. There is a book about the ULM called The Dreamer’s Dictionary (written by Dr. Barbara Condron), and when I first read it I felt I was being reintroduced to a language I had once fluently spoken. It clicked almost instantaneously, and thus began a new chapter in my life as a dream interpreter. This is a role I hope to continue to expand and develop in order to reach as many people as possible.  When people consciously understand and use their dreams they will begin to unlock the true genius each of them holds inside.

The basic concept of the Universal Language of Mind™ is that it applies to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. For example, if a man in ancient Rome and a woman in present-day Siberia both had a dream about taking a bath it would mean the same thing.  These people (separated by gender, time, culture, geography, and spoken language) would have both received a message from subconscious Mind about a state of purification they were in at the time they had the dream.

I believe there is truth to many different approaches to dreams. Dreams are beautiful and complex things that depend very much on the individual’s beliefs and thoughts about them. However, in my experience the Universal Language of Mind™ has proven itself to be a pristinely accurate means of interpretation that ultimately cuts to the core of the dream-message from the subconscious. I have interpreted many dreams for many people, all of whom hold unique attitudes and beliefs. As far as I know 100% of them have received an understanding from the Universal Language of Mind™ that rang true on a very personal level regardless of their background or preconceived notions.

 

Polar Bear January 16, 2012

Filed under: Dream Interpretation,Intuition,Metaphysics — Jenny Turkyilmaz @ 00:26

dreamt a polar bear buried in snow in my garden, my dog attacked, bear hurt my dog. So vivid, that’s what made it strange.

Maria M.

DREAM SYMBOLS:

polar bear: a habit in the thinking

snow: unchanging life experience

garden: subconscious Mind

dog: a habit in the thinking

attack: disharmony/incomplete change

DREAM INTERPRETATION:

In the day or two before this dream Maria was beginning to see a pattern in her thinking. Water in any form in dreams represents conscious life experience, aka our daily, waking experiences. Snow represents unchanging life experiences.  Maria is seeing that something in her life is not changing and that a previously hidden habit in the way she thinks is at the root of the inability to create a change.

The habit (bear) is in the way she engages with or perceives her subconscious Mind.The subconscious is the part of Self that holds nothing but truth.  It is a vast repository of wisdom, intuition, and creativity.  Maria may be having difficulty fully tapping into the resources of this part of her Mind due to the habit.  Habits are simply unconscious patterns of thinking.  They may be productive, unproductive or neutral.  It appears that Maria perceives this habit as being unproductive and negative.

Maria’s dog also represents a habit but this is a way of thinking that, although unconscious, is familiar, beloved, and feels protective to her.  The dog  attempts to protect her from the bear and is injured in the altercation.  Death represents change.  An injury would indicate an attempt at creating a change in the familiar habitual thought.  The fact that it was a violent interaction also shows Maria that these two unconscious parts of her thinking are in disharmony with each other.

The first step for full understanding of this dream is for Maria to determine exactly what the habitual thoughts are that are in such conflict. They could be virtually anything…habits of self-isolation, laziness, efficiency, or compassion, for example.  ANY quality can be habitual if not consciously chosen.  I would suggest she determine if there’s something in her waking life at the present time that she wants to change but doesn’t seem able to.  I suspect there will be clues about problem areas in her thinking with a truthful assessment.  Also, I would suggest that she try to look at this dream from a different angle.  What if the polar bear is actually the productive habit and the dog is actually the habit keeping her stuck in her relationship to her subconscious Mind? Sometimes the problem lies solely in our perspective, and once we can open ourselves to the possibility that something that appears frightening or harmful actually is a powerful ally everything changes.

(One last note: this dream was vivid because your subconscious Mind wanted you to retain it and think about it.  When a message is important the subconscious tends to crank up the volume.)

 

Show Tunes January 13, 2012

Filed under: Dream Interpretation,Intuition,Metaphysics — Jenny Turkyilmaz @ 10:32

I was in a bedroom that was attached to a breakfast nook area. It was all open. I spontaneously jumped up from the chair I was sitting in and began happily belting out show tunes. All of a sudden Neil Patrick Harris appeared out of the breakfast nook area and began singing with me. We were good friends, and we just sang smiling and enjoying being together. It was a lot of fun.

-April P.

DREAM SYMBOLS:

Bedroom: a place for assimilation of knowledge

Breakfast Nook: a place to receive knowledge

Chair: support for thinking

Singing: harmony in the thinking

Neil Patrick Harris: an imagined aspect of subconscious Mind (talented, ambitious, productive)

DREAM INTERPRETATION:

In the day before having this dream April was in a process of assimilating newly received knowledge. Her Mind was open, and she was aware of the potential for more knowledge to be made available to her (breakfast nook.) Breakfast is the morning meal, and the breakfast nook is a subtle symbol suggesting that April is in an early stage of learning with the knowledge she is receiving here.

After assimilating and directing thought toward what is being learned, April is able to create harmony in her thinking. Once she does she connects with a part of subconscious Mind that is productive, ambitious, and talented (how April describes Neil Patrick Harris) in order to create even more harmony in her thinking. Because Neil Patrick Harris is a celebrity whom April has not actually met he represents how April imagines this part of her Self to be. Still being in an early stage of learning she has not yet fully connected with this part of Self or consciously integrated it into her Self.

April should keep doing whatever it is she’s doing! She is making strides towards knowing the truth about who she is and receiving a very valuable part of Self into her consciousness. Once she fully receives this part of Self she will be able to create in harmony, with joy and ease, and will be using more of her whole Mind to do so.

 

Beaches January 12, 2012

Filed under: Dream Interpretation,Metaphysics — Jenny Turkyilmaz @ 12:52

We were traveling along the Gulf Coast. Throughout the dream the skies were gray and it was windy – the kind of weather before a coastal thunderstorm blows in. At our first stop we hosted a dinner party in a very chic, minimalist but expensive highrise. There was a lot of stainless steel in the decor, it was up high but the storm shutters were closed so there was no view. During the party prep work, we found out some friends had gotten engaged and this led my boyfriend and I to get into a simmering disagreement about his unwillingness to propose, in the dream I realized that he will never propose bc he really doesn’t want to grow up. I was sad but couldn’t dwell on it as dozens of guests started to arrive and I had to take care of them. We invited interesting friends and acquaintances people some i know in real life and others who I don’t really know. I particularly remember a bearded middle-aged beachcomber wearing orange shorts and a white t-shirt. We started running short on food. I remember there was kale and there were yams with parmesan and we keep making the portions increasingly smaller. The guest of honor, Rawlins Gilliland (local writer and radio commentator), was late. And we were stumbling to entertain guests.

After dinner, at another coastal location I was inspecting an animal shelter and thinking of pulling dogs for rescue. The building had skylights and high white walls for the dogs individual pens but was a little dimly lit. It was a clean shelter, but a little grim like all shelters are. I was looking at the dogs and evaluating, trying to figure out how I could get them all into safe places and feeling a little overwhelmed that I couldn’t place them all. Then it was on to the next beach stop, an old cattle ranch by the seaside where I was with a group of girlfriends staying at the ranch owned by one of their curmudgeonly widowed grandfathers. I was writing some kind of blog with one of my friends and we set up our computers on an old, sturdy formal dining table. We took pics of each other in a dining room full of vintage furniture but short vases full of fresh roses so we could post on the blog since we were trying to communicate that this was a working vacation.

There was a porch swing out front and I remember looking forward to making time to fly kites on the shore that was close to the front of the house.

-Lucy R.

DREAM SYMBOLS:

Coast= dividing line between subconscious and conscious Minds

Boyfriend= well-known part of subconscious Mind

Gray skies= unclear awareness of superconscious Mind

Highrise= place in Universal Mind with connection to superconscious Mind

Dinner party= place in Mind where many aspects come together to receive knowledge

Windows= means for awareness

Engaged friends= parts of conscious and subconscious committed to creating a whole, functioning Self

Disagreement= disharmony

Guests= known and unknown aspects of Self

Beachcomber= unknown subconscious aspect with connection to conscious Mind

Kale, et al= valuable knowledge

Rawlins Gilliland= known subconscious aspect having to do with communication

Animal Shelter= place where many habits in the thinking are tended

Skylights= means for superconscious awareness

Walls= limitations in the thinking

Ranch= state of Mind

Girlfriends= parts of conscious Mind

Grandfather= superconscious aspect

Writing= communication

Computer= brain

Dining room table= support for receiving knowledge

Photos= creative imaging

Roses= subconscious Mind substance

Porch swing= support for thinking

(kite)= use of imagination in regards to superconscious Mind

DREAM INTERPRETATION:

During the day or two before this dream Lucy was using both conscious and subconscious Minds.  The sky is gray which indicates that Lucy has some awareness of superconscious Mind, but it is incomplete and hazy.  The fact that she believes a storm is on the way suggests that she feels that superconscious awareness may bring some uncontrolled or disharmonious conscious life experiences to her (water in any form represents conscious life experience.)  Lucy is traveling with her boyfriend.  He represents a well-known aspect of subconscious Mind.  She needs to describe him in two or three adjectives to pinpoint specifically what qualities of Self she is connecting with at this time.

They make their way to a fancy high-rise.  This is a place in Universal Mind that Lucy considers to be quite valuable.  They move high up into the building, again showing a certain awareness of superconscious Mind.  Yet the windows are boarded up indicating a refusal of awareness.  Lucy appears to be limiting her experience of her inner authority due to a fear regarding conscious life experiences.  What will happen in her life if she allows herself to fully receive her inner Self, her real authority, her connection to all things?

They are throwing a dinner party, bringing many parts of Self (known and unknown) together for the purpose of receiving knowledge. In this state of Mind Lucy becomes aware of two parts of Self who have already made a committment to create a whole, functioning Self using ALL parts of Mind (conscious, subconscious and superconscious.) She is sad and in disharmony with her well-known part of subconscious Mind because she feels that commitment will not be made by him due to an attitude of resistance to change.  Keep in mind, subconscious aspects of Mind hold nothing but truth and wisdom.  Any seemingly negative or unproductive attitudes they hold in our dreams is a reflection of our own attitudes.  Lucy is clarifying here exactly what is keeping her from fully using her whole Mind…a fear of maturing and moving into a new level of growth and understanding of Self. It is important to note that she truly wants  to commit to herself.  Now that she is beginning to understanding the limiting attitude she will be able to build upon that desire for wholeness and produce it more and more.

The guests arrive and Lucy notices a beachcomber.  He is a part of subconscious Mind who has been with her for a long time (middle-aged) even if she has not had conscious awareness of him until now. He is a part of subconscious Mind at home with the conscious Mind, as well. Clothes represent how we choose to present ourselves to the outside world. How does Lucy feel about his beachcomber shorts and t-shirt? Hair represents conscious thoughts.  Faces represent our identity.  How is Lucy expressing her thoughts about the subconscious? How do these thoughts present themselves in her outer identity?

The food being served is very nutritious so there is an awareness that the knowledge being produced by Lucy and her subconscious is quite valuable. Yet an attitude of lack seeps in.  There is a mistrust that there is enough knowledge to go around to all these different aspects of Self.  This is an imagined limitation on the part of Lucy, as there are infinite resources in the Universe and infinite resources in the Mind.  The guest of honor, Rawlins Gilliland, is a known part of subconscious Mind who has to do with communication within the Self.  This communication with Self is valuable to Lucy, but there is a worry about being able to fully receive this Self understanding.

Next Lucy moves to an animal shelter.  This is a place in Mind where many, many habits in thinking are tended to and cared for.  There are skylights in the shelter, indicating again a certain level of superconscious awareness or at least a potential for it.  High white walls stand out, showing that theses habits are creating limitations for Lucy.  The place is dimly lit, again showing a lack of awareness.  Lucy is attached to these habits and is sad when she considers not being able to hold onto all of them.

Last stop is a cattle ranch.  This is a state of Mind that has some relationship to mental habits (cattle.) Lucy is with several aspects of conscious Mind and is also in contact with a superconscious aspect (the old grandfather.) Being male he represents an aggressive aspect of superconscious Mind, aka a part of Self that takes action.  He is a widow indicating that this part of Self is perceived by Lucy as being disconnected from the receptive part of superconscious. She describes him as being “curmudgeonly”.  This indicates how Lucy interacts with and perceives her inner authority.

Lucy is trying her hand at communicating with parts of Self (writing a blog) and sets up her computer on the dining room table.  This suggests that Lucy is being ‘brainy’ in her attempts to communicate with Self.  She is focused in the physical instead of trusting her inner Self to communicate.  She uses the dining room table to support her braininess rather than to receive knowledge (food) which is the purpose for which dining room tables are more specifically intended.  Then she and her friend (aspect of conscious Mind) take pictures of themselves (use imaging skills) in front of roses (subconscious Mind substance) and old furniture (support for thinking. The fact that they are antiques indicates they are perceived as being valuable.) This is an attempt for Lucy to prove to her Self that her braininess is in fact productive and is not just messing around with no purpose.  This is the work of the Ego attempting to rationalize a reluctance to move forward into a more adult (truly productive) and aware Mind-set.

Lucy notices a porch swing outside which represents support for thinking outside of the confines of this specific state of Mind.  She imagines flying kites.  Since she doesn’t actually see a kite or fly one this doesn’t count as a dream symbol, but it does color the meaning of the dream.  What this suggests is that Lucy is not fully buying her own Ego-written story, and she knows there is more for her to experience and receive and imagine in the subconscious and superconscious Minds.

When we lose an old, worn-out, unproductive Ego-identity we open ourselves up to being more of who we really are.  It can feel like a sort of death and can trigger a desire to stay where we are due to fear of the unknown.  Try to remember that the true you is more wonderful than you can imagine with your conscious Mind. Grow, learn, and trust in the infallible workings of your whole Mind. Prepare to be dazzled by the person you become.

 

Life-time Supply of Cauliflower January 10, 2012

Filed under: Dream Interpretation,Metaphysics — Jenny Turkyilmaz @ 13:11

I was picking my dog up from a doggie day care. They lady handed him to me and said “He looks bad. The scabs will go away quickly, but we had to burn off the fleas” I was in shock “But he doesn’t have fleas! He’s never had fleas!.” (He was all mangy looking when they gave him to me) >- so i put him in the car with me and went back to get the kids, but for some reason we were at a hotel (high-rise) and we were going to park in the garage, but my sister who was driving was impatient about the entrance because there was a line of cars, so she turned into the exit and caused a jam. So I jumped out and ran into the hotel, but entered through the restaurant by mistake and felt awkward. >-the hotel turned into a movie theatre. I remember it was painted royal blue inside, but can’t remember much about what happened during this movie theatre scene.  But the movie theater ended up being Church at some point.  – and at some point my dog came back into dream. He looked normal again, but as I was petting him, I noticed fleas all over him. And on the white t-shirt that I was wearing in the dream and in real life to sleep in. >-so I was leaving to get in the car with one of my sons and we were walking around the building across a huge parking lot (now with hotel again in the background) … we cross the lot to where our car is parked, only now I am alone again. And the row of cars are lined up facing a window where a sort-of quiz show is happening. Me and unknown other people (who felt like friends) were playing along with others who are on the other side of the window. One of those inside was my last college boyfriend before I met my husband. – I was impressed how good-looking he still was and commented to the “friend” next to me “I didn’t know he went to Church.”  – and while I was saying that. Our team apparently won and these ladies started bring out buckets full of cauliflower florets and dumping them into our cars. Everyone was happy. And I wanted to use the cauliflower in a smoothie with my new Magic Bullet™

-Rebecca D.

DREAM SYMBOLS:

Dog= habit in the thinking

Lady= unknown part of conscious mind

Car= physical body

Hotel= place in Universal Mind

Sister= well-known aspect of conscious Mind

Garage= a place for physical rest

Restaurant= a place in Mind for preparing and receiving knowledge

Movie theater= a place in Mind for creative imaging

The color blue= related to communication (throat chakra)

Church= a state of Mind having to do with superconscious awareness

Fleas= habits

T-shirt= how you choose to express Self to outside world

Son= well-known, developing aspect of subconscious Mind

Window= a means for awareness

Quiz show= a way to assess knowledge

People= unknown aspects of Self

Old boyfriend= well-known part of subconscious Mind

Cauliflower= valuable knowledge

DREAM INTERPRETATION:

An unknown part of Rebecca’s conscious Mind directs her awareness to the fact that a familiar habit in her thinking is not as attractive as she previously thought.  There is some resistance to this idea, and she denies that any new habits (fleas) exist.  She and developing parts of Self (children) are driven by Rebecca’s sister to a hotel.  Rebecca needs to find two descriptive adjectives for her sister to help determine what part of Self was in control of her physical body in the day preceding this dream.  What qualities were expressing through her physical experience that day?

A hotel is a place in Mind where many, many parts of Self come together.  There was an intention to allow the physical body some rest and restoration when she arrived at this place, but the sister was too impatient and would not allow it.  A small amount of chaos was caused by this impatience, and the body was denied its rest.  Rebecca ran out of the car (indicating racing thoughts) and entered the hotel through the restaurant.  Through this rapid mental motion she has unwittingly found herself in a place where she can receive knowledge yet it is perceived by her as being uncomfortable and awkward.

Next the hotel morphs into a movie theater, a place for creative imaging. Creative imaging is simply the practice of using thoughts to imagine things and subsequently manifest those thoughts in the physical. She does not remember the content of the film which makes me suspect that perhaps she is creating things in her physical reality without full awareness and direction. Blue is the color of the throat chakra, having to do with communication and the use of will power, which helps to clarify where Rebecca might want to put some more attention.

Then the theater morphs into a church.  This is a place in Mind where Rebecca has an awareness of and a connection to her inner authority, her superconscious Mind.  The dog shows up again and, lo and behold, he has fleas.  Fleas are habits in the thinking that leach Life Force (blood) from their host.  This suggests that these habits supported by the original habit (the dog) are actually destructive to Rebecca and impact her physical vitality.  Rebecca notices that the fleas do not remain isolated to the dog but are also on her t-shirt.  This shows that these habits are now encroaching upon how she presents herself to the outside world.

Next Rebecca is leaving with a new, developing, well-known part of subconscious Mind.  Again, she should think of two adjectives to describe her son so she can pinpoint more clearly what part of Self is being described here.  She encounters a window, a means for receiving awareness, and a quiz show is taking place.  She is with strangers who feel familiar.  They are all unknown parts of Self that she is just beginning to identify and connect with.  The quiz show is a means for drawing forth understandings and knowledge that Rebecca already possesses.  In this place Rebecca connects with a well-known part of her subconscious Mind, the ex-boyfriend.  Again she needs to describe two qualities he possesses to help determine more clearly what part of Self is being represented.  She finds this part of her Self attractive and is impressed and surprised that it is connected to superconscious Mind.  Once she makes this connection she “wins” and receives a lifetime supply of cauliflower.  Food is knowledge and cauliflower is a very healthy, valuable source of knowledge.  She is happy to receive it and has plans for how she will use it.

Rebecca is becoming aware of how a seemingly harmless habit in her thinking has spawned many other habits that are not so benign.  A habit related to an attitude of impatience is alluded to that is impacting her physical body and vitality by not allowing sufficient rest and restoration.  There is also a certain unconsciousness in how she is using her will power and powers of communication to create things in her physical experience.  Once Rebecca acknowledges that these habits do indeed exist her Mind opens up to superconscious awareness and knowledge she possesses. She reconnects with an attractive part of her subconscious Mind and sees it in a new way.  This allows her to unlock new, valuable knowledge available to her.

I would suggest Rebecca practice consciously exercising her will power and notice how she uses it throughout her day.  The same goes for communication.  Communicate the thoughts truthfully and with purpose, either out loud or by journaling. Lastly, be sure to take the time needed for physical rest.  Our bodies are our vehicles in life, and we need to tend to them with care and love in order to fully experience all the physical has to offer.  Thanks for sharing!