Dream of the Month (February 2003)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Identifying Characteristics: Feet are suggestive of movement, and foundation.
This fascinating dream is a good example of a story line that seems spare, but which includes potent images and action. Feet are particularly powerful in dreams, and they are a frequent image, particularly when we are dealing with our power in a new way, or on a new level. The image of bleeding feet suggests weariness and courage on the part of the dreamer, as if determined to move forward despite any wounds or challenges endured on the way.
The red shoes could represent something that effectively concealed the wound, but did little to heal it. The healing bath may represent an immersion in qualities and experiences that have nourished and restored the dreamer's spirit, or helped her to feel more like herself again. Moving from one healing bath to another implies the dreamer is focusing more upon what she truly needs now. This is likely a time when she is less concerned with acting strong and is more interested in exploring what genuinely works for her, whether it suits the expectations of others or not.