Dream of the Month (November 2007)
- Title: Road Paved In Green
- Date of the Dream: 9/17/2007 (mailed Sunday, 21 October 2007)
- Dream: I was walking in what looked like a city street, United States-style with high pavements. The edges of the pavement that led to the road were painted in green predominantly, but on closer inspection, they were lined green and white heading into the distance. The actual road itself felt like I was in a city, probably New York City, (which I had recently visited), and yet, its layout was very organic. It curved left and right, up and downhill. At one point, I noticed a tree on the right hand side of the pavement. It was a very tight right turn, with a tree on top. It was a slender tree, but my focus was on its roots, which were sticking out piercing through the tarmac. The actual layout and this tight curve were reminiscent of the place where I lived, which is in a very rural area in Africa, by the sea.
- Significant life event: I left recently a very beautiful part of South Africa as I was desperately in love with a man who was not. It was a very difficult decision to reach as I had also hopped to build a home and a life there.
- Personal concerns/issues: Trying to move on despite a strong attachment to a person and a place
- Associations: I realize the need to move on, i.e. away from that rural part of Africa, and yet in my dream I was still walking towards it. What is unusual is that I normally never, never remember my dreams. I can't remember the last time I had one.
- Category: None Apply
- Pen Name: From South Africa
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: The quality of the road or path in a dream may reflect the way you feel about your current circumstances.
This dream seems to have little action, yet its presentation can say a great deal. When a dream presents a road or path, there is often some basic truth being presented about the way current circumstances line up with your life path. What this dream suggests is that no matter where you go, you will take your spiritual home with you, and that even a very dramatic change of locale could be organic if you stay attuned to your own truth. The beautiful slender tree is probably a symbol of you and your potential. It is notable that the roots emerge no matter where the tree is planted. It seems that at this particular crossroad, it is not where you chose to be that is critical, but how you chose to honor your truth, your preference, and your wisdom that matters most.