Dream of the Month (September 2000)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Lockers represent aspects of the self that feel temporarily unavailable to us.
it is common for people emerging from difficult relationships to have dreams of lost lockers, purses or wallets. The psyche is trying to “get back to normal” and start enjoying aspects of the self that went into storage because they didn not fit the past relationship or lifestyle. Despite the good that comes with a new relationship, this can serve to confuse the process of reclaiming the self as well. If the dreamer needs to maintain some independence during this transition, that's probably healthy and should be respected. She really needs to recycle the doctrine of the old relationship (turn in the old books) and let go of some things before she'll feel completely like herself again and ready to enjoy the best that life has to offer.