Dream of the Month (August 2009)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: Watches, like clocks, tend to be associated with challenges related to time.
Shopping is often a metaphor for making choices. This dreamer is striving to create an authentic and effective orientation toward time, and to find her own sense of balance around this issue. The obvious options come to mind: she can become obsessive and compulsive (the watch which requires endless attention to detail); she can become a martyr (wear time like a burden around her neck); or she can strive to outperform herself (the athletic sweat-band watch). None of these common reactions ring true or feel desirable. When she does find a watch she likes, she keeps dropping it. This suggests that although she has found her way at times, she also tends to easily lose track of it: either through distraction, habit or putting external cues ahead of internal truths. It is easy to lose track of our own rhythms, and takes great intention to return to them; but it can be done. This requires respect for your own nature, and a willingness to examine it without judgment. Those who are sensitive, introverted, gifted, or who feel they have a foot in each world may believe their different-ness is a curse; but it may actually be a part of your life purpose. Treat your uniqueness with gentle acceptance and an open mind. Locked within the awkward questions are the most healing answers.