Do you have strange dreams and wonder what they mean? Certified dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg is back to talk with the Peetes about the meaning behind certain themes that pop up in dreams.
Lauri says dreams often tell you things about yourself that you may ignore when you're awake. "When we go asleep and we dream, we turn off all external things and we go in and we focus on us," she says. "I listen for the archetypes in the dream—the big symbolism that is speaking to the dreamer and is also speaking to me." Lauri talks with three callers about their dreams and offers explanations of the themes of the dreams.
Dreams about having an overabundance of an item. One caller says she had a dream about having a lot of frozen fish in her house, and in the dream she's trying to put the fish in her freezer as fast as she can. Lauri says it's likely the caller has something in her life she wants to share with others, be it her time, compassion, money or something else she has an overabundance of.
Dreams about not being able to find your car. Lauri tells a caller who has a repeated dream about not being able to find her car that she is likely looking for new direction in her life. "The car represents your drive, your motivation, your ability to get you where you want to go in life and your ability to know what direction to take," Lauri says. The caller, who is retired, says she has been looking for her "second act" in life, and Lauri says she should pursue new hobbies.
Dreams about walking on soft surfaces that give way. For about 10 years, a caller has had different versions of the same dream—she's either walking or driving on a soft surface and the surface crumbles beneath her. "The ground or floor in your dream is your support system, meaning the people around you who help you feel strong and secure with yourself, as well as your own ability to feel secure and grounded in your life," she says. "When something in your career or relationship is starting to feel it's going in the wrong direction, [that's] when … the dream is coming to you to let you know you've got to get a good grip on the situation and redirect it."
Printed from Oprah.com on Monday, December 9, 2013