Dream of the Month (August 2001)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Identifying Characteristics: Plane travel often represents the challenge of managing important projects.
These dreams reflect the considerable challenges and anxiety related to a current plan of action. it is likely your favorite project, idea or goal is being symbolized by the plane. The challenges of landscape, weather, traffic and controls mirror the real-life obstacles and challenges you are trying to navigate. You have evidently already “launched” your plan and committed to it; now the problem lies in really pulling it off (landing.) The disastrous nature of these dreams does not necessarily foretell failure – it reflects survival issues that are being stirred up by your current situation. Witnessing the crashes of other planes suggests that you are up to something that hasn not been done successfully very often, and your only examples are of what not to do. That said, you can benefit from finding others who have done something similar; the essence is the same although on the surface it looks different. Try to discover their secrets and trouble-shooting techniques. You may be surprised at how having a model for your plan, (even though it is a different style) will help calm the fears and let you enjoy the adventure.