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Past

Past.

When one dreams of the past there is a level of longing or even being stuck in an energy which no longer exists, but still needs to either be healed or purged from the mind of the dreamer.

This can only be done is the same story is repeated over and over again in order to accept it and move on. Perhaps in the dream you have a re-occurring event that happened in the past? This is obviously coming to revist you in your subconscious mind. It is important to understand to never shrink away from the responsibilities of the past, try to become consciously aware of these past events which will makes it easier to purge.

  

Often times something traumatic has happened in our lives and our brain keeps replaying it, primarily because it doesn’t know what else to do. The replay happens so the brain can feel less and less pain, every time a difficult memory is thought about. For example, if one was abused as a child, it may have left such a significant mark on the mind that the mind repeats it over and over again. This has been known to happen to those people that have been abused as a child and are content and happy in adult life. Because the experience was so traumatic the subconscious mind dreams of the child abuse - in order to close down that part of the dreamer's subconscious.I know that might sound rather contradicting, it must be horrific to have to relive terrible memories of child abuse. It's as if you want to say to the universe was a childhood not enough in terms of pain? For you to continue to have dreams of child abuse may be a sign that you should visit a therapist in order to heal yourself from within.

Metaphorically speaking however, when one dreams of the past it is the attachment or the longing to recreate this past experience which we tend to dream about. This is the reliving of a past relationship which we weren’t ready to finish yet, or the processing of a loved one who passed away suddenly and without notice.  

You could apologise to somebody that you have fallen out with in waking life. However, it is just a dream! then you wonder why you are dreaming of such people that you have had conflict with. The dream state sometimes sorts out personal issues that we have in life. For example if you fall out with somebody in waking life and then you make it up with them in dreamland, it is a way for the subconscious mind to heal.

Despite the fact that you don't want to reconnect with the people you have fallen out with in waking life, this dream is just a way to heal yourself from that experience.

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If you find that you are living in a previous home this suggests you are technically repeating old behaviour in your waking life.

In this dream you may have...

  • Dreamed of your past home in an attempt to reconnect to old times.
  • Dreamed of your past friends and games = you are being controlled by the more primitive or creative side of your psyche.
  • Dreamed of past games that you used to play with people that you used to love.
  • Dreamed of past traumatic events.
  • Made up with someone you have had conflict with.
  • Ostraization in the past.

Positive changes are afoot if…

  • You feel no pain regarding old painful memories which appear in the dream.
  • You find yourself accepting the memories of the past.
  • You dreamed of your past home.
  • You found new ways to get past your issues.

Detailed dream meaning...

  

If you dream of past friends or relationships, this shows a longing to be back into that place and time.

Perhaps a time which was more innocent or less complicated.

Your dreaming mind is trying to tell you that it is time to process the past experiences so that you might be able to stop reliving them over and over again. If dreams are not serving to help matters become better then they are pointless. Therefore, it is necessary to either accept the past and move on.

If you find that in your dream you are behaving as if you were a child again in a certain scenario this symbolizes that you are currently being controlled by your creative or uninvolved side of the mind which prevents the conscience from getting too involved.

Therefore, you aren’t able to tell the difference between good and bad. This means that you may be a little bit overly indulgent in your waking mind.

  

Remember to take heed when there appears to be a prediction dream regarding your past. Take note as positive changes may come in the future.

This dream is in association with the following scenarios in your life...

  • Reliving past events.
  • A conflict re-lived.
  • Uncertainty of the future.
  • Unwillingness to take responsibility for one’s actions.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of the Past...

Happiness. Fear. Avoidance. Clarity. Spontaneity. Lack of responsibility. Misunderstanding. Lack of focus. Anger. Rejection. Pride. Denial.

  

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