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In the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Lady Gaga shares one of her recurring dreams…

“I have this recurring dream sometimes where there’s a phantom in my home and he takes me into a room, and there’s a blond girl with ropes tied to all four of her limbs. And she’s got my shoes on from the Grammys. Go figure—pyscho. And the ropes are pulling her apart. I never see her get pulled apart, but I just watch her whimper, and then the phantom says to me, ‘If you want me to stop hurting her and if you want your family to be OK, you will cut your wrist.’ And I think that he has his own, like, crazy wrist-cutting device. And he has this honey in, like, Tupperware, and it looks like sweet-and-sour sauce with a lot of MSG from New York. Just bizarre. And he wants me to pour the honey into the wound, and then put cream over it and a gauze.”

Dreaming about her home indicates that Lady Gaga is thinking about her own self and the room represents some aspect of her own character. This part of her character is personified by the phantom and being taken to the room shows that she feels as if she is unwillingly under the control of this character trait.  The phantom also suggests that she finds it difficult to acknowledge this controlling part of her own personality and usually tries to ignore it.

The girl with the ropes tied to her limbs is also an aspect of Lady Gaga’s character as shown by the fact she is blonde and wearing Lady Gaga’s own  shoes from the Grammy’s. The Grammy shoes indicate this other part of her character is the girl who creates and performs and loves being recognised for her artistry.

The ropes tied to all four of her limbs show that her perfomer self often feels like a puppet being pulled in all different directions by the demands of her controlling self. This inner tension threatens to pull her apart and makes her feel as if she is at the end of her tether.

Her performing character makes  a few whimpering protests to her controlling self but she doesn’t consciously acknowledge these cries for help. However, she unconsciously makes attention seeking cries for help in waking life such as falling off her shoes and various other public mishaps.

To reduce these inner tensions and anxietis, she knows that she has to be less controlling and cause less pain to her creative self and to her creative team. Her wrist connects the power to shape and control her creative future – symbolised by her hand – to her arm which represents her ability to take action.

By cutting her wrist she will separate her artistic talent from her need to control every aspect of her image. She knows this might be a little painful at first but she has the tools and resources to do it. The honey balm in the Tupperware shows that she will find this separation of her creative output and her image management to be sweetly fulfilling as it will release all the tension and be far healthier for her.

She knows that doing this might be a sweet and sour experience with a few ups and downs but she wants to connect more deeply with her own natural talent rather than being influenced by the seemingly artifical tastes of other people in the New York scene.

So it’s not really an Illuminati ritual and the Devil isn’t trying to take her. She just needs to remember that underneath her micromanaged Lady Gaga persona is the passionate artistic soul of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, the girl who she really is.

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