In the preceding text, we saw how to make an incubation. Now let us see how the dream answers Irina’s question.
Irina is in the habit of asking her dreams for guidance. She is a pretty, single woman in her fifties, who would like to be in a loving relationship. She doesn’t want to live full time with the partner, but wishes to share with him pleasurable week-ends and vacations.
She has just met Julian, whom she likes and asks her dream if he would be a suitable mate.
I bring them back and lay them in my parents’ backyard. They yell out to move them away, for hardly had I laid them on the ground, that ants and other creeping insects came out of them.
This image : Irina flying in the air, is indicating that Irina has merged with the realm of ideas, the domain of thoughts. She is thinking of the possibility of a relationship with Julian.
She takes some branches.
For Irina, what is a branch?
She answers: a branch is connected to a trunk, it is fragile, it is a natural elongated growth.
Keeping in mind the incubation question, I recapitulate her description and ask her :
- Irina, when you are thinking of a relationship with Julian, what does an elongated fragile growth that is connected to a trunk remind you of?
- Oh !You are implying that it corresponds to the male genitals?
- I’m not implying anything, I’m just reformulating your description.
We agree that it follows logically, that the tree branches represent this man’s erections.
So, the dream directly addresses Irina’s question.
It says :
- You want to know if an intimate relationship with Julian would suit you ? Well, let’s look what will happen.
The dream gives indication in the 2 following scenes :
1) I bring the branches back and lay them in my parents’ backyard.
If she enters into a relationship with this man, it will occur within a frame resembling her parents’ relationship :
Irina cried out :
-“Oh! but I don’t want that, my father was sweet but he was a wimp and my mother had to take responsibility for everything. She didn’t have a life of her own. Ok, I understand.
What does the second scene show ?
2 The parents yell out to move the branches away.
Despite this awareness, if Irina decided to live with Julian, she’d immediately have to move aside the branches … that is, remove herself from contact with his penis. That means to give up on sexual relations. Why?
The dream indicates the reason in the following image.
Ants and other creeping insects are coming out of the branches
The ants and creeping insects indicate reactions of the nervous system over which we have no control.
These are physical swarming reactions, vague and unpleasant sensations which disgust and causes one to flee.
With these images the dream describes what Irina will experience in the sexual relation with Julian.
The dream points to a “malaise”, a disgust, an irritation of the senses. A sexual encounter with this man would be ill-advised, the sexual relation would be frustrating for Irina. This man will immediately get on her nerves.
Irina is quite upset. She understands her dream and accepts the warning, but she thought that Julian was not so bad. Whatever, she won’t go further with him.
After this dream, Irina, is very disappointed.
But she has just had another dream, which pertains to the same question.
Next time we will discover what dreams have in store for Irina.
You will find this text on the French Blog :
christinae-riedel.blogspirit.com, 10 May 2007, (05 10 2007)
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