Dream of the Month (August 2007)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: When requests for help are brushed aside in dreams, this may reflect a tendency to put ourselves last.
Injuries to the fingers suggest something tampering with the dreamer's power, that there is a growing sense of wounding around power and autonomy. The snakebite may represent a tough situation with a personal bite, such as stinging recriminations, criticism, or private pain. When asking for assistance, the dreamer goes through a number of people who have excuses why they will not support her. This may reflect her sense of being discounted by others, and it may be that sometimes she does not take her own needs seriously enough. When we live in draining circumstances, and wish to fix our lives to be more nourishing, it can feel like trying to jog underwater. But the shift toward a nourishing life starts with a change in our interior climate, and operating in faith with that shift even before we find cooperation from others. The final chord struck in this dream is a realization of survival, which implies this dreamer has what she needs to shape whatever changes she may choose, as long as she stays honest with herself and is patiently strong.