If you see in a dream someone of your old friends you haven’t seen for a long time now, it’s clear that he/she symbolizes an idea from your past. However, there are a lot of nuances that you can judge by whether you should come into active interaction with this idea, and if you should, then how to do this.
Strictly speaking, when it comes to a psyche, there is no past. All contents of the subconscious mind exist in the present – even if they are inactive. They keep in the background, waiting for the opportunity to show themselves and convey the message that, once again, refers to the present.
Any dream about other people it is always a dream about ourselves. It’s just the same with a dream about the past – it is always a dream about your internal state at the moment.
If the age of the old friend differs from the age he/she has to have with consideration for the past years, this points to the degree of development of this idea.
If your communication is flowing smoothly and is mutually beneficial, then the idea symbolized by the dream character is intended to enrich your life at the present stage. But what if the situation is different? What if the contact is not established, or there are some obstacles on the way to your union? What should you do with this ambiguity?
Do you remember from chymistry lessons about chemically inactive gases – the elements that virtually don’t enter into reactions with other elements? The nature clearly shows that despite the fact that life consists of interactions, they are not always appropriate, not always desirable and not always possible.
You should not accept and assimilate every single idea. Some ideas come to you to make you estimate and analyze them, but you not necessarily need to enter into active interaction with them. To such ideas – just as to some people – it is easier and better only to “say hello” and go on your own way. These ideas symbolize a dead point of development. They warn you of trying to get into “the place” you left long ago again.
The wisdom of dreams, as well as the wisdom of life, consists in the fact that not every opportunity should be taken, not every invitation should be accepted, and not places are good for come-backs.