Repeatedly dreaming I’m in jail.
#1
Very recurrent dream.
What’s the Catholic way to approach this?
Simply ignore?
Or should I dig a little deeper?
Perhaps part of me has some guilt I’m not willing to look square in the face.
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#2
(07-15-2019, 09:36 AM)FultonFan Wrote: Very recurrent dream.
What’s the Catholic way to approach this?
Simply ignore?
Or should I dig a little deeper?
Perhaps part of me has some guilt I’m not willing to look square in the face.

I'd say simply to ignore.
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#3
The Catholic way to approach it is not at all. Constant analysis of dreams can lead to deception, at least according to St. John of the Cross, who warned against attachment to inner locutions and images.
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(07-15-2019, 09:36 AM)FultonFan Wrote: Very recurrent dream.
What’s the Catholic way to approach this?
Simply ignore?
Or should I dig a little deeper?
Perhaps part of me has some guilt I’m not willing to look square in the face.

You are really good at answering your own questions, FultonFan. 

Yes, just ignore these kinds of dreams. I think there is a difference between "Know thyself" and "Compulsively psychoanalyze thyself." Remember that there is a lot of bunk psychology out there (not that it is all bad, it's just a minefield.)

Again, maybe have a beer and/or some chamomile tea?
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#5
Don't know if it is specifically Catholic or not.
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When dreams upset us or confuse us, don't look for deep meaning but try to find the general feeling of the dream.  Were you worried in the dream?  Were you frightened, or angry?  Once you figure that out try to see how that feeling fits into your current life.
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For example:  The main "feeling" or emotion of your dream is fear.  Now, is there something going on in your life right now that is causing you to feel fearful, maybe you are afraid you will lose your job or you learn that your spouse is very ill.
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