Dream of the Month (March 2000)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Identifying characteristics: Objects in or around the head often illustrate patterns and situations that have an effect on our thinking.
Itís common to have a sibling or best friend appear in numerous ďbuddyĒ dreams. Like movie heroes the two of you may share adventures, brainstorm problems and conquer challenges of various kinds. The buddy actually represents an internal aspect of the dreamerís psyche; the dynamics between the dreamer and the Ďpalí reflect the mechanics between the dominant ego and complimentary qualities. This kind of psychic interplay is vital to adult flexibility and often nudges us towards greater rewards without the necessity of learning exclusively through trial and error. The anchor-bolt in this dream may reflect a style of thinking that tends towards fixity. If this is true, then the dream suggests that it would indeed be difficult to react and think off the top of your head when some concern is bolting down that set of abilities. The brotherís rescue with the ratchet suggests that the complimentary abilities of the psyche are already working to move you past knee jerk reactions and into a more resourceful and natural state. Viewed in this light, the leap from the house is probably not symbolizing immature action, but is in fact encouragement to trust and enjoy the leap you have taken in a more metaphorical sense. Since it is repeated several times as childís play, it is likely that you can trust your balance, timing and ability to land safely in your current environment.