I dreamed I was wrestling with a huge serpent. I had a knife but I did not want to kill the serpant I wanted something else. Then I was overcome with a wave of sexual feelings and the serpant turned it's throat up for me to cut but I let it go. I woke up then.
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Welcome to my dream interpretation studio, where your scenes & symbols can reveal a higher source's view of you & your life & develop your wisdom. serpents are particularly interesting and many facetted critters to understand. The most important way to connect your dream with your own life is to find out what circumstances, events or thoughts might have triggered your dream. Usually one has a sense of some connection, even tho it might not make sense. So what might have triggered your dream in the day or two before it?
Another very valuable question to open the doors to the inner sanctum of your dream is this: what's the most surprising moment in the dream? (What's most surprising is most new, and therefore it's usually something you haven't ever thought about before. And dreams don't come just to show us what we already know, but to show us new directions for dealing with the issue(s) presented in the beginning of the dream. I'd bet it's the moment when the serpent bares its throat for you to cut. Is that the moment? If it is, then surrender is involved, surrender of the serpent to you. It also appears that you have gone after the serpent instead of being chased, and I've seen that before in a dream or two. So what issues, problems or people have you been taking on? I'll await your reply, while I do other things around the house.
And wait a minute. You didn't mention the second big surprise. What is it? "I had a knife but I wanted something else." that realization led immediately to your "overcome with a wave of sexual feeling" "and the serpent turned its throat up . . . cut" So yr sexual feeling led immediately to the serpent's surrender. You had gone after the serpent yourself, you wanted something from it, and it offered you its life and you let it go. So that could mean that the sexual wave and the serpent's surrender to your knife is what you wanted. Reminds me of Abraham told to sacrifice his only son Isaac to God, in which as soon as he has Isaac's surrender and his knife ready, God sends an angel to stay his hand. He has proved his submission to divine will (not my will but Thy will be done). Then there's Eve and her snake tempter, a totally different story. (What gender is your serpent? or is it unisex?)
Now we have at least a sexual level, a level of devotion to spiritual things.
I wouldn't count on my having the answer myself, not at this moment. But answers might come thru me.
There is a path, one of many, that can be pursued thru devotion to your dreams. For they are visual, emotional and verbal messages from a higher source (you fill in the name(s) you're comfortable with. For me it's "the mystery"). You can work with a guide like me, developing the connections between your waking imagination, your waking life circumstances, and the higher power thru the artistic communion with your dream. The dream becomes an ongoing conversation/connection between Mystery/God, your conscious self, and your dream-guide, thru the medium of your dream. Dreams are unusually rich in guidance in crisis times, because you need help from higher up than your conscious ego. You can't get by just relying on yourself and your capabilities, so you need a meaningful connection above (metaphorically above, as in higher-up in conscientiousness, wisdom, and additional capabilities you'll benefit from,
Hey, don't quit yet! I'm explaining how you can use dreams to point you into more active spiritual involvement with your daily tasks and crises! I'm suggesting that you can find a way to work dreams with me, and devote some time also to a type of meditation called Active Imagination in which you open up to your dream characters making new movie shorts while you're awake in reverie. And you can learn regularly what higher wisdom has for your balance and progress.
You don't have to accept and pay now, tho you can, and still expect me to continue in chat. And you can pay a bonus afterwards if you can afford it. [I know few people expect to get as much from a simple old dream as is really there, if you respect its origins in the Mystery of our union with all else in our Universe.]
You also don't have to spend a lot of money. You can just finish the sepent/transformation part of this dream, and then find a way to do something in your waking life to celebrate what the dream has showed you--which at this point is that going in to the most intimate embrace&challenge with your most dreaded problems will lead you to a kind of submission and sacrifice (A & Isaac) that will transform you and rekindle your Eros, emotional passion for something that takes you further on your life's pilgrimage, whether that be overtly sexual, or more likely an excitement for something you can believe in and do. I'm not depending on payment to keep on offering the insight and methods I offer. in fact I plan to start teaching dream interpretation for free, daily once I get my own web site up and running--which means when I get a student from my former Univ to build it with me, since I don't know how.
Last time I looked at JA rules, it is not forbidden for me to do something similar to this site on my own site--since they know who'll win any competition with a small-fry. But one cannot solicit clients of JA to switch over. I'm also supposed to use a facebook page to lead people over to my greenearthcollege, but all that takes time.
Meanwhile, I asked what color the serpent was, and how a serpent is different from a snake. Perhaps serpent is a Biblical name for the badguy in the Garden of Eden. But if you look at that serpent from a different point of view, the serpent's deed launched humankind into the world of sin and suffering so we would have to WORK to find our way to salvation, instead of staying passive in the paradise of childhood.
And the most important symbols in each dream are usually bi-valent or paradoxical, meaning that they have 2 opposite meanings, typically one good and one bad. But the good meaning contains the seeds of evil and the bad contains the seeds of good. For example the Garden of Eden is an effortless paradise, but humankind doesn't get to eat from the Tree of Knowledge, so we couldn't develop the civilizations we have now. And the serpent got A & E kicked out of childhood and brought work, pain and suffering into our world, along with a convenient back-story for blaming women for most of it; but without the pain and journeying we were condemned to we would never have learned how to cope with an unfriendly world, never have succeeded in developing our own tree(s) of knowledge (however flimsy). So the Garden isn't just good, and the Serpent isn't just bad.
40yrs interpreting dreams & connecting conscious & unconscious minds