Dream of the Month (December 2001)
- Title: Bridge Miracle
- Date of the Dream: 11/13/2001 (mailed Tuesday, 13 November 2001)
I was driving along a smooth highway, going relatively fast. As I came up along a slight curve to a large valley with a river, the road separated into two, one part going straight, the other continuing the curve (to my left) onto a bridge. I took the bridge because that was the way to get where I was going. Just after getting onto the bridge, I saw that it was cut off just 10 meters ahead. I was going too fast to be able to stop, and I realized with dismay that I was going to die; there was no way out of it. It seemed so unfair, to have no warning and no chance to prevent it.
Just as I was at the edge, starting to brace and to make my final adieus, I felt a strong but gentle force lift me and the car up and back, and then settle us back down at the beginning of the bridge so there would be enough time (and space) for me to stop from there. I was relieved and awed.
- Significant life event: None
- Personal concerns/issues: I'm going through a rather important period where I'm learning to deal with my nasty procrastination habit as well as learning to know and accept myself more.
- Associations: The bridge could be the transition I'm going through now?
- Pen Name: Mimi
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Identifying Characteristics: Bridges often represent our chosen approach to achieve desired goals and circumstances.
Dreams of trouble on bridges are fairly common, often reflecting frustration and disappointment with a lack of progress toward what we desire. In some cases the bridges pertain to connections between people, often in close relationships. (In such cases flawed bridges symbolize challenging connections.) More generally, however, these troubled bridges reflect our astonishment when our best efforts and intentions have not resulted in the outcome we expected, hoped for and worked toward.
This dream suggests you have become more conscious and empowered recently regarding a situation that had begun to feel hopeless. Because dreams depict our psychic challenges as life and death struggles, it’s likely that you’ve retrieved your sense of hope from some “crash” that seemed unavoidable, and have oriented in a slightly different way toward what you wish to create. The dream also provides an important hint, that this particular struggle may require you to slow down in order to “go faster” in the long run.