Dream of the Month (May 2009)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: Riding an animal, or being guided by a benevolent animal in a dream is often a powerful signal to return to, and trust, your deepest nature.
While cows are not normally symbols of power, these cows are evocative of the magic of loving life. In dreams, when a friendly animal or bird allows us to ride it, this is often a message of encouragement from the very soul of the dreamer. Dreams like this can be interpreted as saying: let your instincts, your intuition and your deepest nature be your guide. Such dreams often occur when we have lost our way or feel overwhelmed by multiple responsibilities that pull us off center and overload our sense of logic. Typically, we feel pulled by the seas of emotion, and try to rescue ourselves with the incisiveness of logic. When this happens, we always feel there is an enemy within; no matter which strength takes charge; we always ache for the underdog. Yet this dream shows there is another, less divisive power within. The pure wisdom of your own truth can be trusted. Invite your instincts and intuition to speak clearly and to accelerate your strengths.
The scene in the prison suggests a feeling of being trapped by circumstances, as if your whole being has been encapsulated by crisis. People who are sensitive or care deeply are vulnerable to losing their sense of self, and their certainty of purpose, when disaster strikes and when someone they love is involved. This dream hints loudly that this is a time to put your priorities at center stage, and to keep faith with what you believe. If you are true to yourself, then the other decisions that loom ahead will be easier to make and simpler to understand. Return to the beginning; return to you.