Olya, 29 years old, no children. I have a dream that I gave birth to a boy, and instead of a face he has a cat's face. But since this is my baby, I have to breastfeed him! I "jerk" just at the thought of it, but with great disgust I give him a breast for a second.
I often hear the question - "is a dream a prophecy?" And the more unusual the dream, the more assertive question.
Many dreams present to us from a different angle what happened the other day. It has long been proven that memories of "acute" situations are remembered paradoxically - if a person is asked directly about what happened, then of course he will remember how it was. But he himself, in his stream of consciousness, touches these memories very casually. If he remembers them at all.
However, what is happening to us is our life experience, our bumps and bruises. Without their thoughtful analysis, without "debriefing", it is difficult to grow up. But how can this be done if emotions are hobbled, and the feeling of self-righteousness rules? Then only sleep will act as a psychological scalpel. Or a microscope. But in it, events, emotions, ideas will put on masks, and everyday conflict will turn into a wonderful dream.
A baby can designate a new idea, a concept, which is still immature, but already visible. Then the cat's face will give out the cunning and independence behind this idea. Or the savagery and unbridledness inherent in all animals.
By the way, we find a similar motive in fairy tales about antichrists and the birth of animals by women. They show that "brutal" thoughts are inherent in man, but they can be curbed and tamed. This happens through self-sacrifice and willpower.