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      A Turntable, a Ghost, and the Russian Mafia

      Here's a dream I had last night:

      In the dream, I was showing my sister (two years older than me) how to record an LP onto the computer. She was reclined on my bed and I was sitting in front of the computer. It was daytime. My mood was good.

      The turntable I have has a USB connector and I use software to convert the audio to MP3s. The GUI has a waveform display that shows the amplitude of the audio so that when you're done recording, you can break up the audio into tracks.

      I went to put a record on the turn table when I noticed that a 45 rpm adapter was covering the spindle. I removed the adapter and went to put the LP on the turntable, but the adapter was back. I said, "I know I took that adapter off" and removed it again. When I turned back, the adapter was on again! My frustration grew.

      I said to my sister that there was a ghost interfering with everything. The turntable arm lifted and moved to a track on the LP that said the turntable was haunted. I asked who was haunting the turntable even though I thought it was my mother. Something told me that it was not my mother, but someone else. I asked if I was doing something wrong and the arm moved to another track and a crazy voice said, “Romans 7:20 and 9:20.” The quotations are at the end because I didn’t look them up until I awoke.

      I asked if there was something I could do to change things and the waveform display changed from the waveform to a video a big mountain lodge. The log-constructed lodge was at least two stories and had upper and lower galleries. There was a grand entrance. I couldn’t tell if all of the fireplaces were lit or if the lodge was on fire. Whatever the source of the light, though, I felt somewhat doomed (is that like kind of pregnant?).

      Then the dream changed. I was in a big room, like a hotel lobby. Somehow I knew I was supposed to talk to a tall woman with red hair. It turns out that she was a campaign strategist for the Democrats. She was leading me around the room as she told me that the Russian Mafia was monitoring my movements and had been in my turntable. I couldn’t figure out why I was important to the Russian Mafia…I’m just not that important.

      I woke up and looked up the verses:

      7:20: Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
      9:20: But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? "Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, 'Why did you make me like this?'”

      Thoughts? Did I include enough detail?

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      Boy, I thought someone would jump all over this one.

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      Wow. I guess my dream is uninterpretable. Hmm. Who knew?

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      well dreams to me symbolise your own inner thoughts. They usually link to some dream trigger. Some little event or change that has in some way affected you and changed your feelings. TRY to spot thos echanges in feelings. Those new insights. These will be linked to your dreams. But you can make associations to spot the issue. Try associations like thse
      1. Think about the verses you looked up. What did they ake you think about at the time.
      2. Mafia and eveil people could symbolise tempation and evil. What evil have people telling you that is inside you? Did you judge yourself badly the day before.. eg "Yesterday I acted really badly. I think deep down I was being unfair and malicious". We often judge ourselves
      3. The dream features a computer. When a problem occured you blamed others. Yet I always think about what mistakes I made. I do not try to pass on blame. I try to isolate what I have done wrong. Maybe you have doen this and tried to realise what mistakes you made. Often we get paranoid and blame mistakes on other things. We pass the book. Think of ways in which you were passing blame.. especially the day before

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      When you get a dream first try to see it in simple ways. In a very simplified version think if the dream is good or bad. If you feel good in the dream and things are going well then just sum up that portion of the dream as "feeling good". Then try to see where you are feeling good in life. Is there some relationship that is making you feel good? Is there some situation that cheered you up yesterday? Are you generally feeling good right now? Such simple clues are the easiest ones to trace. So instead of getting caught up in the details of the dream first take an overview. Many dreams work through changes in our feelings and will describe ways in which our emotions transformed. So first reduce your dream to a simple list of emotions such as "I felt good and was optomistic", "I was confused" and "I felt frustrated". The basic details of the dream may involve all kinds of symbols and hidden meanings but often you get the best clues from the feelings. If you take the above list of feelings in the dream it maybe exactly capturing your feelings from the day before when "I was really looking forward to work yesterday. Then a colleague started to interfere in my work project and I became angry. My ideas were undermined and I ended the day feeling frustrated". The dream itself may feature all kinds of silly details which bear no resemblance to reality but the dream captures the exact feelings and emotions over some specific incident.
      http://www.unclesirbobby.org.uk/dreamessayhowtopost.php Interpreting dreams
      http://www.unclesirbobby.org.uk/dreamessayhowto.php Triggers for dreams
      http://www.unclesirbobby.org.uk/dreamessay.php Dream dictionary

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      Uncle - Thanks for the response. Romans 7:20 sounded like a cop out to me ("Who broke that bowl?" "I didn't. It was the sin inside me." ). Romans 9:20 made me look at how the verse fell in context with the rest of the thought. I'm still not sure why it was in my dream. Perhaps it was just random scriptures. As for blaming others the day before...I was pretty much alone on Sunday...no one to blame but Bart Simpson.

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      well you may have been alone. But in your thoughts you are never alone. Because nothing happens it does not mean
      our pysche switches off. If a man is in jail and never sees anyone from one day to the next it does not mean that
      he does not think. His mind is full of imaginations... fantasies and paranoias. How he feels - either positive or
      negative will still come through.

      A dream is normally triggered by some real life event. But that maybe just a scene that we watch on TV. We see some
      storyline and our mind shapes a response.
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      Dreams do help us clarify our thoughts. there meanings are probably more sophisticated than you think. For instance if you had a dream about a horse jumping a fence it could have several meanings. Explore the various meanings. A horse can symbolise passions but horses are also famed for bolting and so link to unpredictable behavior. A fence can symbolise a hurdle within our life. Now try to explore the various meanings and see if you can weave together some conceptual idea that captures the current state of your thinking. So if the previous day
      you felt that "I really need to take more chances" then the dream could relate to this. The horse symbolises the need to take chances and feel more free and willing to take risks. The fence symbolises the ways in which you want to take chances and the particular risks that you wish to take. Dreams can explore our complex emotions and feelings. So try to know what these are and then try to spot the connections between symbolism and real life.
      These pages are especially helpful in showing you how to interpret dreams
      http://www.unclesirbobby.org.uk/dreamessayhowtopost.php Interpreting dreams
      http://www.unclesirbobby.org.uk/dreamessayhowto.php Triggers for dreams
      http://www.unclesirbobby.org.uk/dreamessay.php Dream dictionary

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