Thanks to MaggieMay, I analyzed my nightmare from the other evening.
Here’s what I came up with that makes total sense:
Reflection / Mirror: To see your reflection represents your true self. This suggests you are pondering thoughts about your inner self. If you see a strange figure other than your own reflection, then it suggests that you are undergoing some identity crisis. You are not sure about who you are anymore. To dream you do not see your reflection implies your have lost your self-identity.
Seeing images though the mirror may be a safe way for you to consider and/or confront materials from your subconscious. You may be contemplating on strengthening and changing aspects o your character. Alternatively, the dream means that you are unwilling to acknowledge your subconscious emotions.
(I dreamed all 3: I saw myself, I saw strange figures, and I saw nothing reflected)
Ghosts: To dream that ghosts are trying to kill you implies that you are ready to confront your past and repressed emotions, despite how painful it may be. You are ready to move forward with your life and eave the past behind. If a ghost is choking you in your dream (the ghost was not choking me but I was unable to scream) then it means some past situation is preventing you from fully expressing yourself. Dreaming that you are being stalked or haunted by a ghost indicates that you are refusing to confront issues from your past which are affecting your present life.
(I dreamed that initially the ghost was stalking me, then ultimately trying to kill me)
Scream: To dream you are screaming symbolizes anger and fear. You are expressing some powerful emotion which you have kept pent up inside. If you try and scream and no sound comes out, then it indicates a sense of helplessness and frustration.No matter how hard you try and get someone’s attention, they cannot hear you. Your dream highlights your difficulty communicating with this person. You need to immediately identify your fears or feelings and confront this situation in real life.
(I dreamed that I was unable to scream until the ghosts were literally upon me, and then I was able to release the scream and woke myself up).
It seems the dream analysis is on point, and possibly more related to Tony that I thought possible. Thankfully, I have also learned that the Tony emotions are pretty much in the same bucket with the other crisis emotions I am dealing with: Mexico, Work, and my Family. All of these crisis coming at the same time are quite deeply buried … and my subconscious is definetly trying to get these emotions out from under.
In summary: I am clearly undergoing an identity-crisis at the moment and trying to confront painful, past memories and emotions (Family, Tony, Mexico, Work). I have been refusing to fully confront these emotions and felt helpless and frustrated. I have had difficulty communicating in all of these areas.
I thought this was a great and enlightening exercise!
I also think, that as crazy as some dreams are….the fact that this was truly a horrific nightmare of mine, and I haven’t had one in so many years, really does highlight the fact that I am digging deep to do the emotional work I need to get back on track.