Dream of the Month (November 2002)
- Title: Will I Get Away With That Perfect Murder?
- Date of the Dream: 2002 (mailed Wednesday, 09 October 2002)
This dream is part of a series I've had with an evolving story line. The first dream came early this year, and in it I was killing a man and hiding the body. In the dream my sister helped me dispose of the body. Since I had something on her I knew that she wouldn not tell. In the second dream of this series I know where the body is, and people are looking for the person that's missing. I know he won't be found as I have hidden the body well, and a building has been placed over it. In the early part of the dream people are searching around where the body is hidden, but do not find it, and then the building is put up. I am nervous about the possibility of the body being found.
The third dream is about the body being found. The building that conceals the body is torn down. I am aware that time has passed, years even. My sister is around when the body is found and I am waiting for her to give me away. But I still have something on her, so although I am worried that she will drop me in it, I also know that she won not. After each dream occurred, I felt anxious and actually guilty for the murder. I had to tell myself that the memory wasn't real.
- Significant life event: None that I can think of. During the last dream our work area was being re-furbished, with us in it. But not during the two previous dreams.
- Personal concerns/issues: none that I can think of
- Associations: I am looking forward to, but also dreading the next installment. I have very real and active dreams and can often wake up more tired after a night's sleep than i was when I went to bed. I experienced night terrors for a large part of my life... maybe this is the replacement.
- Pen Name: Joanne
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Identifying Characteristics: Murders often represent sacrifices made in the interest of change or expediency.
The murdered man in this dream likely represents some energy that was disposed of in the interest of making your life work better. Whether it was a relationship, a job, a road not taken, or some less tangible element, you made a decision to sever that energy in order to get on with things.
While decisive choices usually serve us well, the dreaming mind nudges us to keep our options open for better horizons. One of the ways high achievers meet pressures in life is to go overboard when they decide to clear the decks. Feeling guilty about the murder suggests some ambivalence about a line you have drawn in the sand. In practical terms this means you can probably have the essence of what was dismissed in the past, but in a new and different form. Continue with your typical confidence, and know that enough time has passed so that you can now assimilate, understand and regroup for the future.