Dream of the Month (May 2005)
- Title: Hummingbirds In The Car
- Date of the Dream: 3/26/2005 (mailed Tuesday, 26 April 2005)
- Dream: I sit beside a handsome male driver in a car on a highway. Behind the driver sits another male. The left back window is open. A pair of hummingbirds fly through the window into the car. I am fascinated and point them out to the men. We are aware of them while the car keeps on moving. The hummingbirds fly around inside the car then leave through the window. A second pair of hummingbirds, and then a third pair fly into the car, circulate, and fly out through the window.
Then the driver takes a long look to the left, the right, behind and ahead, and steps on the gas. The car shoots forward at a speed that feels like 500 miles per hour. Involuntarily I scream in fright, surprise and shock. The driver steers well. I think I could exit here. What can I do to slow down the car? Reach into the steering wheel? That would surely get us all killed. There is nothing I can do. I surrender, and I relax. True, I could exit, but I could also live.
- Significant life event: I believe I let go of some limiting thoughts.
- Personal concerns/issues: Work insecurity.
- Associations: The hummingbirds are beings at home in two dimensions, almost like angels. The sudden speed -- maybe my life could take off at greater speed? The men -- positive animus figures.
- Category: Anomalous
- Pen Name: DreamJenn
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: Adventures in vehicles may show us handling challenges and reaching toward goals.
This dream is all about choice and the dreamer's relationship with it. Hummingbirds move so quickly that they appear to be still; it is only when they leave that we grasp the rapidity of their motion. Just so, the driver of the car seems to hesitate and then accelerate to an extent that is like science fiction. It feels as if the dreamer is facing a choice point that is probably manifesting in both a relationship and a work situation. She is processing on many different levels simultaneously, staying on top of variables while embracing surrender on a more philosophical level. She has been taking in the ride, but she also, apparently, possesses a kind of “magic” that is like the hummingbirds. When dreams present a symbol three times, it is rather like the fairy tales of old: the third try does the trick. This pattern occurs in dreams when we have reached a psychic threshold in our readiness to tackle something new, or let go of something old. This dream hints that the dreamer is ready for change, and to exercise her ability to choose what suits her own extraordinary nature.