Dreaming of children doesn’t mean your kids or you as a child

If you dream of a child, it does not mean you were dreaming of your kids or you as a child. The dream may not be from your childhood experience. On the other hand, even if the dream was from your childhood experience, it may not be replayed using your image. The reasons being that this displacement of ownership of experience can be a protective method to shield you from the pain of childhood memories.

When other characters and places appear in your dreams to substitute you, it means your childhood experience is repressed and far from your consciousness. You dream of yourself or your childhood experiences but they are elevated to archetypal level where other unfamiliar people play your old role. You. are masked as another character. There is displacement of true places. This way, you’re protected from bad memories.

As you heal in time and sorting out of those unaddressed issues, you become better equipped to handle the past. This is when you will begin to dream of your past, as yourself when you were a kid. The old layers of masking and displacement are no longer necessary to shield you from pain.

Here is one example to illustrate this theory. If the dreamer’s father was patriarchal, overbearing and negative, he will be represented in dreams as a character or object who has such traits.

Childhood space dream, dreaming childhood, dream interpretation childhood:

Childhood space dream
The Childhood space dream cane be about your safe sanctuary which you retreated into, during your childhood. This usually is your bedroom, where you enjoy personal space, away from inquisitive eyes of adults who were watching over you. Your childhood home may be your favorite and best space because it occupied the primary focus of memories of your personal space.

Why do you sometimes dream of your childhood space? If you were threatened during the day, your subconscious brain wishes to retreat into a safe place. It knows your childhood space was a space for you. This thought triggers strong nostalgia and desire to revisit your childhood space. Very often, it is not possible for adults to return to their childhood spaces from decades ago. So the brain triggers the memories of that space, to replay in a dream.

Dream interpretation of childhood space
Reflect and identify possible causes that triggered the dream for security/ privacy/ love. What were the themes you faced during the day that set off the train of thoughts that led to that dream? You should tackle the issues that gave rise to the dream. Then you’ll feel safe, secure and comfortable enough to move forward in life.

Mindful Doodles #125:

Be mindful of where we are put into.

Once upon a time, a baby girl was born into a house with a garden. She grew up into a  little girl who loved to play in the garden under the shade of a big tree. Over the years, her family moved from place to place. The girl  grew up into an adult. She never forgot the majestic tree and her wonderful memories. This time and space nurtured her love for trees and greenery.

Writing prompt – Once upon a time.

Mindful Doodles is a series of comic/ cartoon drawn on assimilating stimuli that comes into my mind. My surrounding and environment are dynamic. As events happen, the stimuli enters my brain and I pay attention to them. I am not mentally disturbed as I pay due respect to each stimulus. I ponder upon how I would deal with the stimulus, to manage the situation. I try to discover what lesson the Universe bestows on me in this encounter. I write my discovery as my Mindful Thought of the Day.

Why be mindful? By paying time and attention to a disturbing stimulus, you deal  with it. It ceases to be new and disruptive to you. You have released anxiety. You have greatly reduced your mental stress.

Mindful Thought of the Day:
Our spaces make memories and make us.

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