Dream of the Month (June 2001)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Lightening is often a symbol of anger, and also of catalyzing circumstances.
The lightening in this dream appears to reflect the dynamic chemistry between two different perspectives, or types of energy. Typically lightening is featured in the dreams of people who are preparing for a change, yet who are reluctant to initiate that change until something “trips the switch.”
It certainly may be that this dream is depicting drama that is occurring periodically. The build-up to an ending between people attracted by strong chemistry, yet incompatible in other ways is often like witnessing a “force of nature.”
The dream presents two cautionary notes however. Whenever the cry for someone to dial 911 occurs in a dream, this is a metaphor of some seriousness. It implies that a situation that has been drifting along should be attended to, either because it may escalate into a real emergency, or (more often) because the costs to the human spirit have simply grown too high.
The second caution is in the spreading of the fire due to close proximity. This suggests that despite whatever support you give, you will want to avoid any tendency to let your personal reserve of energy be set fire or side tracked to your detriment by what unfolds.