Dream of the Month (June 1996)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
You are right to suspect this dream deals with the resumption of personal power and improved conditions. There is an artistry to the image of knowing how to fix the computer problem, because this is what you do, and because it reflects your ability to improve things that have sent you error messages in your own life. I believe the old computer may reflect outdated trouble with communications that arose from your childhood, which in turn you have recently broken through and improved. For many people the ant is associated with the work ethic, since little ants are so industrious they can do almost anything. Red and black are sometimes connected with power in dreams, so my hunch is your industry, hard work and tenacity are bringing you back to your personal power and freedom. You have likely used your head to reconsider some of the influences that molded you in early life, and this reflection combined with your abilities and effort have helped you transform into a creature of freedom and beauty. (The butterfly is perhaps the most prevalent symbol of tranformation, personal evolution, and emergence into a new form.) You may now be moving through the world in a very different way. Congratulations.