Use the book as a guide; not the only meaning. Go with your own sense of what something means. One person might dream of dogs and think they represent a friend who’s a lot of fun; someone may see them as scary because in real life, a dog killed their cat.
Say you dreamed about riding on a bus but got off before your stop. Have your friend say, I’m an alien and I have no idea what “buses” are. Please explain them to me. So you do. Then have your friend say, using the same words you just did, Do “big vehicles that drive people around on a set schedule over a set route for very little cost” remind you of anything in your life?
Oh yeah, you might say, the job I have with a large corporation sets the time I come in and the things I do every day – not much change in routine – for very little money.
What is the dream saying about your job? Do you want to get off the bus and go in a different direction, metaphorically speaking?
And I also learned that my body has a separate consciousness that can communicate its issues with me if I listen. Did you know that dreams can tell you about symptoms or illnesses your body is dealing with?
In this case, it wasn’t that my mother was running my life – she wasn’t like that. Following my mom in the dream told me I was still using childish beliefs about what I would do with my life. I hadn’t yet developed my own direction; I needed to think more deeply about what the right direction was for me.
“Pissed off” is a term my mother disliked, and in the US, it means “angry.” Since my dream couldn’t say, “you’re angry,” it used this phrase visually. It was awful; urine all over the place. It was reporting that my anger was out of control. In my waking life, I started acknowledging my anger and looked for better ways to deal with it than taking it out on others indiscriminately.
The dream helped me understand that my overeating had pushed uncomfortable emotions into my gut so I didn’t have to deal with them. Now that I had stopped overeating, the emotions were coming up forcefully. It was a great metaphor for me!
Again, this helped me understand what was happening in waking life. I was able to forgive myself as I learned to handle the return of emotions I had suppressed through overeating.
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“Never let your fear decide your fate.”
This section will feature stories about healing modalities and experiences. If any of my clients want to provide a story, please contact me and we’ll share your story.
Did you know that you can ask your dreams a question and get an answer?
It’s called dream incubation.
When my children were in grade school, I did a lot of yelling in the morning. I was trying to get everyone out the door in time for school and work.
I asked my dream for some insight into why I was yelling all the time. I really didn’t want to have those kind of mornings with my kids.
I dreamed that I was in a house in Russia meeting with a number of women.
Now what does that have to do with yelling at your kids in the morning?
So I looked for the puns.
A house in Russia ->
A Russian house ->
A RUSHING house!
My dream told me we were trying to get too much done in too little time – we were rushing.
I started looking at what we could do the night before to be more prepared.
Obvious, right? Not to me until I had help from my dream.
More preparation the night before resulted in less yelling in the morning.[/one_third]