Dream of the Month (September 2005)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: Cars with poor control or reversals of control often reflect persistent patterns in our lives that are not responding to our efforts at resolution.
Cars that race backwards are more common in dreams than you might expect. Of the stubborn mechanical problems that plague our anxiety dreams, being “stuck in reverse” is actually one of the more common themes. The escalating quality of this recurring dream reflects some pattern that is front and center in the dreamer's life. Going backwards can reflect doing the opposite of what might work to solve a problem, but more often it simply represents a challenge that pushes our buttons in a way that sends us reeling backward in our growth and confidence. The bottom line here is that things have reached a crisis point, and the dreamer is sharing the problem, getting attention and thinking outside the box (getting out of the car). All of these are good things. The problem is not tidy or easy, but she is tackling it from a new place in herself and this is just the advantage she needs.