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I know that some psychologists think that your dreams are your subconscious telling you something. I keep dreaming about tables.

This first dream I had 3 nights straight. I walk into my living room and it is filled with all different types of tables. I was telling everyone in my dream that the room would feel much better after we clear out some of those tables. I wanted to keep a child sized table and a big table in the room though, but I wanted to get rid of the rest. weird huh? I wouldn't have thought much about it, but then another dream started...

First of all my brother and I must come from different planets as we are NOTHING alike (he is also 12 yrs older than me). That being said, I keep having this dream where my brother and I are fighting and I am so mad and hurt but I don't know why. Then he breaks my kitchen table in half and I just can't stop crying and trying to put it back together.

Any dream interpreters out there? Does it possibly mean that I have issues I am not bringing to the table, or that I have to much time on my hands so I am analyzing my dreams, and then boring the hell outta everyone by posting about it?
 

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My take on it:

Nearly everything in our dreams represents parts or aspects of us. The tables represent parts of you. You want to keep some and discard the rest.

The other dream seems to be saying something about how you feel that your brother is causing you harm, and you are feeling the pain but trying to put things back together again.

This is exactly what you would bring to psychotherapy, rainboteers! And there you'd get a trained therapist, not Sojourner.

The key to dream analysis, however, is the associations that YOU make in therapy.
 

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Your take on it makes sense. I am scared to try therapy again, Sojourner you do a great job. Cant you be my therapist? :p
 
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Rainboteers,

Your brother is the big table and you are the child one (as he is 12 years older than you).

In your second dream he destroys your child table (you).

Dont know if he ever hurt you in your life, but it may symbolize this.
Also, as Sojourner says, everything in our dream represents us. So this could mean you are afraid of being destroyed by your brother ( your brother as a symbol of yourself, a projection to your brother, projecting your feelings on him, the hurt he caused you). Or you are just scared of him (because he's bigger and older) and fear this, that his 'power' will destroy you.
It could just mean many things, And again as Sojourner says, its what you get out of the dream, its your interpretation and the feelings left that have personal meaning to you. Thats the most important.

Usually what I do with dreams is stay with the feeling that they leave with me for a while. And these feelings always have a trace back to my current life. Issues Im dealing with, and these issues can have their origins in my past.
I never fully analyze them, but just take the feeling that they left with me and look at it.

Edited for sanity reasons :wink:
 

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Its only my opinion but I dont believe these dreams represent anything. Trying to break them down and anyalyze them is pointless. Im guessing they are probably a side effect of your heightened serotonin levels . Bizzarre, colorful vivid dreams are a well documented side effect of ssri therapy. My dreaming has been so intense while on these drugs that the only way to describe it is its like going to the movies. Once a person gets used to the heightened serotonin, these dreams seem to go away. It usually take a couple of months.

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I agree with dakotajo. Trying to solve the cryptic messages in our dreams will only create more anxiety and consternation. I once had a dream of a being in side an aircraft and everything inside was catching on fire. Two days later the Concorde crashed in France; the plane catching on fire as it was taking off. Weird, but I wrote it off as coincidence.
 

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Wendy,
There really might be a connection there. There was a time when my brother and I were extremely close. He lefted for the navy when we moved and I was 6, it truely nearly destroyed me. After he got back he was a different person and we never got along again.

We just moved again, and maybe I am connecting the move with that heartbreaking time.
 
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