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Dream - stay disciplined soldier

THE DREAM I am in the middle of an earthquake. The earth opens up and I think to myself that I will have to make a major effort to stay alive. I run for my very life as the earth collapses around me. I am then in a river with a group of soldiers. I am still running and I notice that there are soldiers there ready to pounce on anyone who breaks formation. We have to stay disciplined.

THE REALITY The day before the dreamers chronic hay fever had started to return. Recently this had disappeared. That was during a period of building work. The dreamer was thinking about this the night before. He noticed that it may have been his need for discipline and the hustle and bustle of the building work that had help clear his system out.

THE INTERPRETATION Dreams can link to our intuitive thoughts. These may be connected with many issues such as relationships, work strategies or health. Often we monitor our own health. This dreamer had been thinking a lot about his hay fever the night before. He had noticed a certain pattern had emerged. His health had actually improved during the recent period of upheaval when his house was renovated. Its always worth writing down some new intuitive thoughts emerging the day before and at the time of the dream. Dreams can be symbolic versions of these. So how exactly can this dream link to real life.

The earthquake in this dream could easily mirror real life. People often mistake dream symbols as some on coming crisis of a major magnitude. Actually an earthquake can symbolize any real life upheaval. It does not have to be a crisis of biblical proportions. Its only a metaphor. We exaggerate using metaphors. That's because dreams express our inner feelings. These are always exaggerated slightly e.g. "I hate him - he is just a dictator like Hitler". In real life the building work had been a major problem and disruption. It had been a stressful time and every part of the dreamers life had been totally disrupted. There had been a need to keep moving and stay on schedule to fit in with the builders needs.

The dream also includes soldiers. The dream clearly links these to one particular symbolic meaning of soldiers - the need to remain disciplined. The dream dwells on the need to stay in the ranks and keep discipline. This need to stay disciplined had a major relevance to the dreamers situation. He had realized that his hay fever and breathing troubles were linked to a need to stay disciplined. That he needed to keep going with any attempts to ward off chronic hay fever.

So yes this dream seems to link very strongly to this real life situation. It is a symbolic version of the upheaval that had recently occurred and the need to stay disciplined. These two symbols together form the basis of the dreamers insight regarding his chronic hay fever. He had realized that the recent upheaval had been actually good for his health. It had made him stay to a schedule. So the dream was a symbolic workings of a very important thought process.

Symbolic Meanings
EARTHQUAKE : "The recent upheavals in the dreamers home connected with building work"
RIVER : "A stream of energies and efforts"
SOLDIERS : "The need to stay disciplined in order to ward off hay fever"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "My hay fever has returned. For a short time it went away. That was during the recent building work at home. I was forced into a better routine. All the extra activity helped me fight off the hay fever. Now I am back to my lazy ways things are returning back to normal. I need to be more disciplined.".

See how the symbolic meanings capture a key insight that the dreamer had the night before

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