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Dream symbols - bomb
BOMBS IN DREAMS:Understanding dreams is not so difficult. In practice dream symbols translate into certain words within the English language. For instance a "bomb" dream may simply translate into the words "breaking point" and the dream may link to tension at work which has left you at "breaking point". The dream is expressing the same thought but just in the language of symbolism.
FULL LIST OF KEYWORDS
In practice bombs have several symbolic meanings. Here is the full list. Look to see if any of these are relevant right now.
- "at breaking point" (Can you simply not take any more? Have you had constant pressure and now you are about to break?)
- "temper" (we often use the term "an explosive temper" to describe someone's ability to explode in rage. That's a very good metaphor which applies equally in dreams.)
- "prejudice" (do you feel near breaking point because of prejudice against you? Are you likely to explode in rage? )
- "health and safety fears" (Dreams can sometimes be about specific fears. Do you need to remind yourself about some flammable material in your house?)
- "substantial opposition" (has someone reacted badly to some plan or idea? Has there been an "explosion" of opposition?)
- "a terrible argument" (Many dreams simply tell you about the day before - so if there was some argument then surely the dream is about that explosive situation.)
- "explode an idea" (Are you trying to shoot down an idea?)
- "something is lost or gone" (have you just lost some relationship very quickly? Was something suddenly lost yesterday?)
Its a fallacy that dreams capture unconscious thoughts - dreams represent thoughts that we are all too aware of. A typical dream would translate into the types of thoughts that we might write down in a diary or tell a best friend. Dreams represent your key thoughts which pinpoint the problems right now. Try to write down some quotes which capture your feelings right now and try to include the words and phrases above. For instance one dreamer had a bomb dream and in real life her husband and mother had fallen out. Her husband had made a special effort for her mother whilst she was ill. However, her mother had tendency to be very nasty and provocative and they had ended up falling out. So in this case several of the words and phrases above are relevant such as "provocative", "a terrible argument", "temper" and "at breaking point". So we could directly translate the dream into this kind of phrase - "yesterday my husband made a special effort with my mum but they ended up falling out after she said some nasty and provocative things". The dream has a simple meaning and just captures something important from the day before. The dreamer does not need an analyst to help her understand the dream and understanding the dream will not really help her. The dream merely records her emotions and feelings about the day before.
Dreams can represent very sophisticated thoughts. They can translate into very specific thought processes and the symbols can have very clever meanings. One dreamer had a dream about raisin bombers. Raisin bombers dropped raisins on German cities in the last days of the war. There was nothing left to bomb and so the allies dropped raisins. In real life the dreamer was distraught after breaking up with her boyfriend. She was having to immediately face her final exams and she was not really in a fit state. So really this sophisticated metaphor captures her feelings that she "simply cannot take any more. She was completely devastated".