May refer directly to feeling someone is or will make you a scapegoat; sometimes connected with decision making – we cannot have all things at once, so we are willing to sacrifice one thing for another; occurs in some dreams where a change is occurring in ones personality – parts of our nature we once identified with, can now be allowed to die to the process of growth. Also: Sacrifice depicts a strange fact of human psychology. Some aspects of oneself grow in strength and maturity by letting them ‘die’. While we maintain a behaviour pattern or belief, it stays in its habitual form. When we let go of it, a new approach can emerge.