The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge

Accusation, accusing

  • accusing others: a very negative image of the dreamer's soul since in casting blame on others a person tries to show his alleged moral purity, though in fact he despises these traits*24 that he is usually subconsciously trying to eliminate; this interpretation is also fully supported by the biblical encounter between Jesus and the adulteress who was to be stoned; Jesus saved her by declaring: "Let him who is without sin throw the first stone;" nobody threw a stone since nobody is without sin and anybody without sin would never denounce anyone since he knows the essence of acts of the people blinded by egotistical thinking – people who hate in others the very things that they subconsciously want to rid themselves of.
  • being accused: the unconscious uses these images to teach the dreamer, without reservation or resistance, to acknowledge guilt and accept punishment, whatever it may be, even in cases in which the dreamer does not bear obvious guilt; once the dreamer accepts the punishment, there appears an intuitive understanding of karmic relations of the dream accusation and forgotten guilt just as the Law of Karma*34 states; in later dreams the dreamer can heroically solely take the blame and punishment if he is among a group of people blamed.
  • repeated accusations: appears if the accused does not admit guilt; less pride and more humility is needed to understand the relations shown by the dream.
  • meeting with the accused: it is good to not be angry with the accused even if his acts directly affects the dreamer, and to detachedly view the situation without resentment.
  • the dreamer is exonerated: the dreamer should leave this act to the wise unconscious and never force it, since that would disrupt his own psychological and spiritual development.
  • the dreamer sees others exonerated: the dreamer should feel relief in this since the innocence of others is the innocence of his own personifications and the traits linked to them, or should view it with indifference; a fundamental mistake and sin against the dreamer himself would be if the dreamer did not agree with the exoneration of others or actively opposed it.
  • a spiritual person would strive for compassion for those accused as well as for those who brought the accusations and judgments; once compassion becomes part of conscious (in waking consciousness) and subconscious thinking (in dreams), a person recognizes the infinite power of karma*26 over human actions and recognizes in the behavior of others thoughts imbued with guilt, and clothed in innocence he feels relief from the intrusive images of guilt and punishment.