Dreams of Ice, Indians and Incense

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Ice

Ice is the result of frozen water, so dreams of ice also have a water element connected to it. Water represents our emotions and frozen water or ice is the transformation from an easy emotional place into the hardening of our emotions or an “emotional numbness” we associated toward a person or situation. If the ice occurs during a work situation, it could be a reminder to bring your attention to a project you may have “put on ice” for the time being. Dreams of walking on thin ice, literally point to a dangerous situation and it is often about a current life issue you may not even be aware of or a false sense of security. Ice that is melting could be the unlocking of a problem or emotion that has been “frozen” for some time. Skating on ice is often associated with your emotional relationship, either by yourself or when skating with another. What is the connection?

I Ching: (see also, I Ching divination wheel)

Any symbol in a dream, must be looked at within the context of that dream. As symbols have many different meanings, it is best to discern how to interpret your dream by trying to understanding the connection between the symbol and it’s dream meaning. The I Ching or Yi Jing, also known as the Classic of Changes or Book of Changes, is one of the oldest of the Chinese classic texts. In Imperial China, the I Ching had two distinct functions. The first was as a compendium and classic of ancient cosmic principles. The second function was that of divination text. Understand where you are currently, allows you to rediscover your power in order to make changes. This is the true meaning of I Ching Divination. As you are able to see into the present moment, this opens up its possibilities before you like a blooming lotus blossom. This will give you freedom to create your future!

Idol

Dreams of idols are associated with dreams about a false sense of self. It can mean a re-examining of your taboos or superstitions. Idols are honored and worshiped as a spiritual awakening, in our dreams it refers to a look at new or unexplored ideas.

Incense

Dreaming about incense represent two factors. If you smell the incense in your dreams, it means your past troubles will be behind you. If you see the smoke, then your hopes mean something and can be put into practice. Incense have always had a spiritural connection. Like prayers, the smoke is believed to rise up to the heavens to help fulfill your wishes, devotions and messages. The incense themselves are often made from very sacred herbs, resins and spices chosen especially for their rich perfume smell. The scent is said to please the Gods and lift up the spirit of worshipers. Christians first used incense in burials as a symbol of purity. The fact that frankincense where given to the Christ child by the Three Wise Men is proof to their value. Neo-pagan groups have always used incense for the same reasons. Native American Indians have use sacred herbs for such as sage, cedar, lavender and sweet grass for cleansing, purifying and blessings. Tibetan (Lumbini) Rope Incense are used for rituals because of there fragrant aroma and dhoop sticks have been used in Hindu rituals representing the element of air and the perception of consciousness.

Indians

Dreams of Indians have connotations of spirituality, war, family, healing and wellness.  The Indian nations across the continents from the Aborigines and tribes of India to the Aztec, Amazonian Indians, Shamans and Native American Indians make up the first tribal nations on the planet and have accumulated knowledge from throughout the centuries.  It is best to start by looking at the capacity, situation, reasoning behind the Indians in your dreams. What are the surroundings? In what way are you dealing with them? Can you distinguish from which part of the world they are from?  What is the action involved in the dream? By just know this information, you would be able to determine much about the direction the dream is going. The information is in the details.

Inverted Cross

Any symbol in a dream, must be looked at within the context of that dream. As symbols have many different meanings, it is best to discern how to interpret your dream by trying to understanding the connection between the symbol and it’s dream meaning. The Petrine Cross (or Peter’s Cross) is an inverted Latin cross traditionally used as a Christian symbol. The cross originally chosen by St. Peter to be executed on, felt unworthy of being crucified on the same cross as Christ. The Cross of St. Peter has sometimes become associated with anti-religious imagery, as it is used to represent the opposite of Christianity by inverting its primary symbol. As a result, the symbol has become popular within anti-religion groups.

Iron

Considered one of the seven magic metals, iron is the most common element (by mass) forming the planet Earth as a whole. It forms much of Earth’s outer and inner core. It is the fourth most common element in the Earth’s crust. Iron’s very common presence in rocky planets like Earth is due to its abundant production as a result of fusion. Iron chemical compounds, which include ferrous and ferric compounds, have many uses. Iron plays an important role in biology, forming complexes with molecular oxygen in hemoglobin and myoglobin; these two compounds are common oxygen transport proteins in vertebrates. Iron is also the metal used at the active site of many important redox enzymes dealing with cellular respiration and oxidation and reduction in plants and animals. Most of the iron in the crust is found combined with oxygen as iron oxide minerals such as hematite and magnetite.

Although rare, iron meteorites are the main form of natural metallic iron on the Earth’s surface. Iron objects of great age are much rarer than objects made of gold or silver due to the ease of corrosion of iron. Beads made of meteoric iron in 3500 BC or earlier were found in Gerzah, Egypt. Meteoric iron was highly regarded due to its origin in the heavens and was often used to forge weapons and tools or whole specimens placed in churches. Iron is a chemical element with the symbol Fe (from Latin: ferrum) and atomic number 26. Iron was considerd The Warrior’s Metal. Ruled by Mars it corresponds to emerald, and its astrological houses are Aries and Scorpio. Used as a protector to ward against ghosts and spirits, iron represents strength, competitionprotection and command. Iron encourages determination, will-power, assertiveness and aggression, It is used in fertility rites, new beginnings and undertakings, speed, power and courage. For building red blood cells and more energy eat food that contains iron, such as lean meat, beets, dark green vegetables, whole grains, dried fruits, nuts, seaweed urtica, equisetum, kelp and spirulina.

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