my inspiring dream I am perched high above earth on a towering platform. The
weather is calm and sunny. Next to me, a smiling man on a larger tower drops
down and shakes my hand. I’m a writer and my award winning screenplays have not
been produced. I find new hope!
Doris G. NY,
there a key elements to this dream that are inspiring, especially for someone
involved with a creative process, which writing a screenplay certainly
involves; although, like all dreams, there are multi-levels of meaning at work
here. That the dream has you “perched high above the earth” could be the
dream’s way of alerting you to a kind a kind of ivory tower inaccessibility, a
type of distancing that might interfere with the very social requirements of
getting something like a screenplay produced. Encouragement arrives in the form
of a masculine ally–also perched even higher than you–but his height might have
to do with a position of power and influence in the world. The dream is giving
you two distinct messages. The first one is the need to get your feet down on
the ground, as far as your aspirations are concerned. The second has to do with
forging contacts with people (like an agency or writers’ support group) who can
assist you in the process of making your writing dream a reality. Good luck!—Dream
Dear Dream Catcher
is a really strange dream for you. This happened after my wife and I got into
an argument about my drinking habits. Although I’m certainly not an alcoholic,
I do enjoy some beers in front of the TV when I return home from a long day at
work. In my dream I am floating along in a river but the boat that I am sitting
in is more like a canoe that’s been made from a gigantic beer bottle!
Everything is going along swell until the waters in the river become rough and
I notice that I am headed straightaway for a waterfall. Just when I think I am
going to go over the edge I wake up. What do you think of this dream please!
Morton L., Denver,
It’s a good idea to pay attention to the events
that lead up to us having a dream. Why? Because our unconscious will take over
during the nighttime and continue on with a daytime narrative, that in this
case started with the confrontation between you and your wife. This is the
dream’s way of providing insights and clues that will help you in your real
life relationships; both with your wife and perhaps your colleagues at work. In
the case of your dream the disagreement about your drinking was met with an almost
comical image that turned out to be a rather serious and potentially life-threatening
harbinger. The giant beer-shaped canoe might be telling you that you are using
the relaxing effects of alcohol to float atop some of the stress and pressures
related to your job and marriage. You can be sailing along quite peacefully for
sometime, but, as your wife seems to have noticed, perhaps this isn’t the best
approach for you to take. This doesn’t mean necessarily that the dream is
telling you to completely stop drinking beer, but it is saying to you, “Hey,
take some time out and see if you are not dealing constructively with tensions
that could eventually turn into rough waters and a tumble of some kind.” Dreams
are often thought to be portents regarding our future, and this just might be
one of those kinds of dreams for you.
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