Nicole Page-Smith, 2015
We do have a reflection of ourselves in sleep as a variety of cleansing of the days conscious mind. Many elements of our daily life do stir up the emotional realm of the self. We continually have God question us about the seven deadly sins of life. Animal psychopomps such as crows, ravens and dogs, help take any Evil to another home with nightmares. Everything we pursue in our daily life is sorted out in sleep and if we have a recurring nightmare, we need to change the element of our waking life that is upsetting us during the day. Emotional turmoil is a large factor of our unconscious mind and sleep helps to psychologically prepare us in our conscious mind for our waking life during the day. Subconsciously, we walk along our pathway absorbing the day's events and respond emotionally in our conscious mind or simply absorb the emotions to be dealt with in our unconscious mind, during sleeping hours. Emotional triggers are not always transferred during waking hours in the conscious mind. Psychopomps can come in the guise of a "Freudian slip", an unintentional error regarded as revealing subconscious feelings. We are guided by our unconscious mind.