Unit II Dream Journal

UnitII Dream Journal

UnitII Dream Journal

PartI: Dream Journal

Tonight,I had a very odd dream in which everything appeared in black andwhite. My fiancée and I were in the living room arguing about ourfading romance in our relationship. He then received a call from thefirefighting office where he works. Although he never informed mewhat had happened, I could deduce from his response that he had beencalled to address an emergency. Shortly after, I had him knock thedoor and shouted in pain saying that he had been seriously injured.No sooner did I open the door than my fiancée fell besides the doorand passed away. I woke up nervous and sweaty.

Today,being the second night we are still arguing about the same issue withmy fiancée before he left for work in the morning. This time hecomes back and knocks the door saying that has been injured, but hesurvives the injuries. These events happen in black and white.

Tonight,I had a very scaring dream. This time things appeared in color. Iwitnessed my fiancée fighting fire for the first time. The fight wasbeyond what my fiancée and other unfamiliar men could quench. Thebuilding collapsed and I yelled helplessly for him, but he could nothear my cry. I watched him from above like a ghost dressed in white.I felt like I was floating on him like an angel. I work up scared andshaking.

PartII: Dreamanalysis

Althoughdreams occur involuntarily, they give the dreamer an opportunity toexplore the inner reality and gain undeniable personal experience,while improving the waking life. There are three common threads inthe three dreams, namely, the characters involved (my fiancée andI), the timing (events in the three dreams unfolded in the morninghours), and common emotions (they all left me frightened andpuzzled). The three dreams were bizarre, which is the most disturbingtype of dreams because they leave the dreamer frightened andconfused. The fulfillment of such dreams increases the agony of thedreamer. The most common symbol is my appearance as a ghost in whitegarments, which symbolizes something holy like an angel. The more Iremembered about my dreams, the less I was able to control them andthey kept on recurring. The dreams have improved my waking lifeimmeasurably because waking up gives me relief and a return to therealities of life. The content of the journal was identical in thefirst two days, which was a confirmation that the troubledrelationship with my fiancée was an inner reality. The primaryfunction my dreams was the exploration of my inner reality, whichhelped me gain undeniable and unique personal experiences.

Themes

Settings

Characters

Emotions

Activities

Keywords

First dream

-Nightmare

-Relationship

-Indoors

– Fiancée

-Fear

-Confused

-Auditory

– Problem solving

– Visual movement

-Relationship

-Firefighting

– Pass away

– Nervous

Second dream

-Nightmare

– Relationship

– Indoors

– Fiancée

-Fear

– Confused

-Auditory

– Problem solving

– Visual movement

– Work

– Injured

Third dream

-Relationship

– Nightmare

– Spiritual

-Outdoors

-Fiancée

– Strange firefighters

– Fear

– Confused

-Helpless

-Shocked

– Auditory

– Visual movement

-Scaring

-Collapsed

-Cry

Freudianperspective

Althoughmost of the dreams are considered as part of wish fulfillment, someof them are unsatisfying. According to Freud, the unsatisfying dreamsare disturbing, depressing, and frightening (Frager&amp Fadiman, 2013). Similarly,my third dream was frightening and failed to satisfy any of mywishful thoughts. Freud added that some dreams achieve their end inan incomplete way. This occurred in my third dream that left me insuspense, not knowing what happened to my fiancée when the buildingcollapsed. The ending of the dream in suspense may be interpreted tomean that our relationship will either get better or worse, dependingon the way each of us conducts him or herself.

Jungianperspective

Jungemphasized on the significance of symbols, both individual andcollective, in dreams. According to Jung, collective symbols mayinclude religious images, such as the cross (Frager&amp Fadiman, 2013). Inmy third dream, I appeared as a ghost dressed in white like an angleand floating above my fiancée. This can be interpreted to meansomething that is holy. These symbols represent concepts that aredifficult to comprehend of define completely. Therefore, the symbolserved as the connotation of the unclear future of our relationship.

Thereare two common themes in the three dreams. First, the three dreamsare based on the relationship between my fiancée and I whereby ourarguments serve as the key driving force. Internal and unconsciousconflicts caused by our argument are brought back into memory bydreams. Based on Freud’s theory, which holds that repetitive dreamsare triggered by daytime events (Frager&amp Fadiman, 2013) myworries about the future of our relationship triggered the recurrenceof the first night’s dream in the second night. The second theme isa nightmare, which span across the three dreams. For example, in thethird dream, my appearance in the form of the ghost dressed in whitewas so frightening and it was a nightmare to me.

Conclusion

Dreamsoccur involuntarily, but they allow the dreamer to explore the innerrealities and personal experiences, which in turn enhances the wakinglife. Although dreams can be interpreted on the basis of differentperspectives, it is agreed that they bring the unconsciousexperiences back into memory during the sleep. This gives the dreameran opportunity to explore events that took place during the day orlong time ago.

Reference

Frager,R., &amp Fadiman, J. (2013). Personalityand personal growth (7th ed.).Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.