I had a dream that I kept all of the ones I loved in little jars. This did not hurt them, and I had magic to make them big enough for the world and when they wanted to come home, I'd shrink them down again. I carried all of them in a set of chains around me. Some jars were heavier to carry, but I kept the burden to myself. Other jars were hot to the touch, my hands were covered in blisters from trying to love the ones that hurt me.
In another dream I was an ocean, and I was able to keep people from harm or swallow them whole. I was surprised by how many people I consumed.