Dream of the Month (January 2007)
- Title: Shipwreck
- Date of the Dream: 12/17/2006 (mailed Sunday, 17 December 2006)
- Dream: I'm on a small ship on the ocean. It's very turbulent with waves crashing around the ship. The ship crashes almost against itself and into the waves. There are other people on the boat but I have no idea who they are. As the ship is crashing, there is broken glass flying around. Everyone gets down and they try to protect themselves. One piece of flinging glass has embedded itself into the very back of my neck and I am in very little pain, and there is not much blood. A woman, who I don't know, removes it and the pain disappears and so does the blood. I wake up.
- Significant life event: I have been out of work for some time and just got a new job. I also got selected for jury duty that will prevent me from paying my bills.
- Personal concerns/issues: same as above
- Associations: none, really
- Category: Nightmare
- Pen Name: spiderden
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: Turbulent waters often reflect situational stressors and the emotional uncertainty that follows.
In the symbolism of dreams, the weather and setting often reflect the emotional climate of current issues the dreamer is facing. Broken glass sometimes signals a crisis, possibly the breaking up of an expectation or a promise. Here we see this dreamer dealing a storm in her life that rocks her expectations and makes her feel like hunkering down. However, the dream concludes in an interesting way: For all her troubles, her actual damage is minor, and she possesses far more personal power than she knows. The “unknown” rescuer represents a side of herself she is still discovering: a strength and decisiveness that rises up when called upon with just the action and attitude that will save the day.