In my waking life right now, I’m very stationary…
…but in my dreams, I keep moving to new places.
Consider this recent dream…
I’m driving in the downtown of a new city. I weave my car through the empty late-night streets.
Suddenly, the car loses power. Fortunately, I’m on the downward slope of a hill, so I can coast.
The steering shaft tightens up, due to the loss of power. But I’m able to “muscle” the wheel and make the necessary turns.
At the bottom of the hill, I park safely in front of my hotel.
Since I’m not actually changing locales, I think my “new place” dreams represent change within. That’s positive, right? However…
…these scenarios often warn: inner change, just like outer change, can bring problems. For instance, according to this latest dream:
Having reached the end of a long transition, I’m exhausted—I’ve lost power! Fortunately, I’ve already gone through the hard part, so I can “coast”.
…I still have a few tricky turns to navigate. Ironically, because I’m low on energy, I must put forth extra effort.
Like many or most dreams, this dream is neither totally positive nor totally negative. Consider the tally:
I’m at the end of a long inner journey—a positive.
But as a result, I feel tired and weak—a negative.
However, I find enough strength to do what must be done—a positive.
So I arrive safely—another positive. True, the car still needs to be fixed—a negative—but I plan to tend to that problem in the morning—a positive.
Yes, this dream is a mix of negatives and positives. But since I respond to the negative aspects in a positive way, I see the overall message as positive.
© 2018, Michael R. Patton
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