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      Battling a giant

      I'm battling a giant. He's humanoid, around 20 feet tall and about four to five feet wide at the shoulders. He's in armor, but not completely armor clad. Like Conan the barbarian style with plating thrown in here and there and a helmet with horns. He has an extremely large sword, even for him (similar to cloud's in final fantasy), with a long chain hanging down one side of the guard. I have a short twisted black scimitar like blade with no handle, just the tang, and strangly bent angles all over it. The bent angles look like they're for catching your opponents sword in. I'm easily blocking him and I'm strangely not afraid of him at all. He can't defeat me but I can't defeat him with this sword either. It's like it was made just for defence. He agrees to a truce to stop battling so I can go look for a better blade. While searching for a new sword I awake.
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      There is someone in your waking life who you keep bumping heads with. Could be a sister or coworker, friend of a friend. The dream is showing you kind of know clashing with this person is counter productive.
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      I thought it was interesting that what I was fighting the giant with was something dark and twisted that I didn't have a handle on. I still have no idea what the giant represents though.
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      For me, seeing a giant in a dream may mean that I'm dreaming.
      Non-lucid giants could represent that feeling that you are over your head with stuff.
      1. Do you feel like you are still not good terms with someone?
      2. Do you feel like you don't measure up to something or someone?
      3. Why do you think you felt the need to find a better sword in the dream?
      4. Are you under any stress?
      Perhaps an obsession with something is getting in a way of resolving issues with life?
      This dream also could not mean anything. How did you feel before went to bed?
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      Thank you so much for your response. Upon further review what I THINK the giant might represent is my extreme ADHD Inattentive type. It's something that I've battled with my entire life and something that I've never quite overcome. I think this because I battle it with smoking cigarettes which would be something dark and twisted that I don't have a handle on. Any other interpretations would be well received and greatly appreciated.
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      Quote Originally Posted by lifedreamerj View Post
      Thank you so much for your response. Upon further review what I THINK the giant might represent is my extreme ADHD Inattentive type. It's something that I've battled with my entire life and something that I've never quite overcome. I think this because I battle it with smoking cigarettes which would be something dark and twisted that I don't have a handle on. Any other interpretations would be well received and greatly appreciated.
      If you care to share, how might you see smoking cigarettes as a way of managing your ADHD? If you are correct on your associations, and if they feel right then they are certainly in the right "ballpark", then what might this dream be saying about how you understand your ADHD and your smoking habit are inter-related?

      From the dream it would seem that smoking is "helping" but it is not improving things either. You are at a stalemate.

      And again if this association is correct perhaps you can focus in on the swords as a representation of you and the giant. The details regarding the differences in the swords are interesting...the giant has a large sword with a dangling chain on one side and you have a small sword that is black, twisted and has no tang which, as I understand it, is the handle! So as you say "don't have a handle on" seems very appropriate.

      Whereas you and the giant are two inner voices in your psyche, the swords are tools and represent, perhaps, ways of consciously taking action that are somewhat standardized (made into a particular tool). This giant may be a shadow figure with respect to your ego...you are taking on opposing roles but there is also a sort of mutual cooperation and even respect...he agrees to a truce and you determine to go in search of a new approach (sword). As such this dream involves the relationship between your conscious attitude (ego) and another voice that is also you but is often unchosen. It is probably not your ADHD personified per se but another or related aspect of your psychological experience that is "conflated" with your experience of your ADHD. Your ego "chose" smoking in opposition, perhaps, to your shadow.

      Actually I might reverse this...given that the ego is typically the biggest voice in your psyche, this dream might represent you as shadow trying to do combat with your ego. The sword you hold is smaller and black (having less light or psychic energy) and not having a means to control it (relatively unconscious). All of this points to the experience of the shadow rather than the ego. As such this dream reflects an experience of acting out of your weaker nature. The day before your dream you may have experienced as one of general defeat in light of your general attitude and goals or you got off on the wrong foot somehow that day. Some particular experience IMO represents the spark that later "lit up" this dream for you and identifying that would go a long way toward connecting this dream further into your sense of meaning.
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      <- Sometimes seeing a giant in a dream doesn't have anything to do with ego. Sometimes it is just the way you view the world.

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      In my opinion this dream means that you've tried one way of dealing with a very real situation in your life but to no avail. Its saying you have the chance or the grace to go find a different way of dealing with it - this time to potentially defeat it. Sometimes we live with a 'containment' mentality - to contain a situation and its fallout, rather than attacking it at its root. You will soon be attacking this thing at its root, and you will feel better for it.
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