Dream of the Month (September 2002)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Identifying Characteristics: The launching of rapid flight sometimes represents a situation that escalates almost instantly.
The quirky texture of this dream suggests a tricky life situation where the stakes are high and the tension is loaded. Aliens can underline the sense of dealing with “the other.” Someone who has their own agenda and is “on their own trip.” After all, your simple question seems to launch this guy into orbit. Whatever the incident was, it probably left you rolling your eyes and wondering what that was all about.
But this dream does more than reflect a weird encounter. It offers you a clue into a viable tactic that lets you access greater choices and new options. Putting on the aliens’ gloves suggests trying your hand at something that may be a departure from your normal style. Whatever this different approach is, it has a protective function and seems to let you stay in a position of greater safety. It also seems to have prevented you from getting “dumped on,” since you avoid the flying dumpsters. As with any new tactic, it is important to experiment to make it your own, staying true to your integrity and practicing it in a way that is wholesome and constructive. Your instinct to try something new during an otherwise bizarre episode suggests that you will always be able to think on your feet, and remain flexible enough to discover creative solutions, even in a pinch.