Dream of the Month (April 2001)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Identifying Characteristics: Hair often reflects styles of thinking, and teeth often symbolize values central to the self.
This dream is about clearing the decks of your mind and heart to proceed forward with the life you want to live. It is as if the adult you is untangling the confusion, pain and restrictions that have impacted an earlier self. It is necessary for you to use your teeth to untangle the thought patterns and feelings of childhood, because those teeth represent your core values and self-determination to select the things that you will live by, and the way you will relate to others. We all gag temporarily as we tackle the things that have bothered us most in our past, (even if they are objectively quite mild.) In dream language, vomit simply represents the expulsion of thoughts, feelings and experiences that cannot nourish us, and the setting of strong wholesome boundaries. It appears that your fiancée will be a loving support in helping you create the future that fits your heart and spirit.