Dream Analysis submission from Zoe…
I dreamt I was sat at a table with Aladdin's lamp, I think there was a person at the table with me, maybe a friend but I did not recognise them as such. There were three women at another table (maybe I was in a cafe or similar). I did just as Aladdin did and the Genie appeared. I told the Genie I wanted a specific car and he was quite surprised at my choice (an emerald green Nissan Figaro, but I love these cars for their cool retro appeal and I told him so as it was like he was saying you can have any car in the world! Even if I was a multi millionaire I would still have a Figaro and stood by that!) and £2,000 – the amount which I do desperately need at the moment, but I told the Genie I needed it for my wedding in September which whilst that would help, presently I need it for something else. I then thought that's it.
I thought the Genie may judge me if I said I needed it for rent and bills which is the truth. Anyway after I had spoke with the Genie and he went, I sat there and thought of something else so I summoned him again and I think I looked at this maybe friend at the table with me and said oh shall I ask for the weight thing and they said yeah go on so I asked for the perfect weight body that I will always maintain.
Later in the dream I saw myself much thinner than I am now and walking around in clothes I wouldn't wear presently. I seem to remember someone off that table of three women offering me a glass of rose wine saying drink this it helps before I was thinking about using the lamp.
My dream was as clear as day and I remember the deep voice of the Genie and us having a conversation. Later in my dream I remember seeing the most amazing night sky, full of stars, basically the galaxy. I was overwhelmed at it's beauty. I struggled seeing it out of one window as something was blocking it so I went to another and stood there in total awe thinking wow this is amazing and I felt so uplifted like I know we are not alone and how heavenly it was to see.
Dreamer's Thoughts & Associations:
For a few months now I have discovered the Law of Attraction after a psychic I saw last year told me to read The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. In fact the Genie in my dream was the exact same one on The Secret DVD (and I thought at the time, oh it's that Genie from The Secret).
I have a vision board that has a picture of my emerald green Figaro car on it and pictures of money together with a cheque for the amount I really want being £50,000, but I'm happy for that to come in time that's why I didn't ask for that amount from the Genie in my dream. I also have a picture of that perfect body I want on my board.
The situation of my dream is very important to me as I am trying to practice using the Law of Attraction and asking the Universe for what I want. I have been researching a lot about it (I know some people see the Universe as God, Angels etc). I have a car now, the Figaro is something I would like one day, the money I am in desperate need of very soon and the weight, well it would be amazing now, but again it's great for that to happen in the near future.
I felt very comfortable and happy asking the Genie and no one around me in my dream was paying any attention to what I was doing. I felt a kind of inner peace that I know what I have asked for will be delivered.
I am 33 and still haven't found my true place in life yet, but I have so many ideas and thoughts of what I would love to do. I am starting out on a spiritual journey since discovering things like we have so much power within us to change our lives in every way. I am starting meditation, I am fascinated and want to learn more about auras, chakras, psychic ability, astral projection etc, I have such a thirst for knowledge for such things. I am a pretty spiritual person, I had some experiences as a child and want to discover that again. I adore the ocean, countryside and animals. I love music and films. I see myself being the person I want to be and doing what I want to do in my thoughts and imagination. I am happy and know that one day I will get there and achieve all that I desire.
Stay tuned… need to dwell on this one. Craig.
One of the leading rules of thumb when it comes to interpreting a dream is that the dream always aims to amend a lopsided attitude. That is, the dream tries to teach you what is new, not what you already know.
Another rule of thumb is that the dream simply reflects what is already happening, but which you may not be conscious of. Which is much the same principle.
In your dream the genie is present. You have the magic lantern and the genie has been awakened. In many ways The Secret is a new take on positive thinking. The dream would suggest that you have this open, positive attitude that is required to be appreciative of life.
So all this is good.
What you wish for however, is quiet simple. Even the genie is surprised at the modesty of your aspirations. The green retro cars suggests that your are happy with that which is unique or has some character. Most likely you'd rather be different, and have your own vision of what you'd like to achieve in life (a car typically describes your approach to life, it characterizes your drive).
Possibly your could wish for more. Or possibly not. That's for you to determine.
What I'd also like to draw your attention to is the other three woman, who are not sitting at your table. That is they are missing from the table.
Jung discovered that the psyche has a fourfold structure. We have a superior function, which we develop and typically identify with. Then there are two auxiliary functions which may be semi-developed. Finally there is the inferior function, which is the direct opposite of what is our strength. For example, if our strength is to be pragmatic then our weakness may be a lack of vision. Or if we are visionary, then we may lack grounding.
This inferior function describes all that is undeveloped. It is what we have disregarded. And while the inferior function represents that which is undeveloped, it also remains in its natural state.
In fairytales this setup is reflected in the common theme of the king with three sons. The first son is groomed to take over the kingdom, as is the second son, only less so.
The third son however, is something of a simpleton and is left to wander. Yet when the king falls ill, it is always the third son who stumbles upon the cure and saves the kingdom.
The third son is the one who will speak with the animals, and is open to being lead. His naturalness is his strength.
This teaching is the antithesis, and hence complementary, to that which is to be found in The Secret. Here the idea is to not allow your ego's strengths and wishes to dominate. Instead there is a need to truly appreciate one's current fate and what is is trying to teach you.
You probably know the saying "be careful what you wish for", as one's wishes tend to comply with the already dominant attitude of one's ego (superior function).
Dreamwork and the fates operate in completely different manner. Instead of dominating, the dream and the events of life typically require the individual to explore their weakness. In doing so you create a new consciousness. You grow strong by facing those areas where you feel most challenged.
This may sound strange, but often dreamwork creates leads you to a whole new set of difficulties that were previously of no concern. Dreamwork wakes up the dark, creative unconscious.
So look around. If one window (an outlook) is blocked. Try another. This leads you to a much more vast perspective of the heavens.
So good dream, keep you mind open and your feet on the ground.