Dream of the Month (July 2011)
- Title: Destiny In A Grand Mansion
- Date of the Dream: 2011 (mailed Tuesday, 7 June 2011)
- Dream: I am in a garden area near a large house where everything is lush and green. I arrange potted flowers around a tree trunk. I look up and see my younger brother and his wife, my sister, and a classmate from graduate school (who is a writer and a painter) walk over to me.
They move my flowers to suit themselves, never bothering to ask me if I wanted them moved; I feel angry with them.
I am now in the house. It is dark inside, but I can see. I am facing two doors that lead back out to the people in the garden. I try to open the first door, but a strong force prevents me. I try the second door (to the right of the first one) and it is also blown shut by the force. I reluctantly turn around to walk into the dark house by myself.
I know I am meant to explore the house. I am afraid, but soon discover it is a huge Victorian mansion. Yards of creamy, satin material suddenly appear before me, and wrap around my body, creating a beautiful, strapless gown. I cup the material with my hands over my breasts. I cannot believe how beautiful I look. I thought I looked like an ugly, old woman, but I have a new vitality; I radiate health.
I hear a woman's voice speaking of writing a story about girls in the Victorian era. A large group waits for me in a ballroom at the end of the hallway. I am excited to meet them. I lift my long skirt to walk down the steps and notice my white evening gloves. I feel like Cinderella. I also know there is a man in the room who is waiting to see me. I step down and enter the hallway. I cannot believe I wanted to remain by the closed doors when I have so much more life ahead of me.
- Significant life event: None.
- Personal concerns/issues: I have had a stressful weekend.
- Associations: I keep wondering what doors I keep trying to open. It is obvious they are not my destiny and that I have other wonderful opportunities ahead of me.
- Category: Recurring
- Pen Name: Boondean
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: Positive discoveries in homes often reflect emerging potentials in the dreamer.
This dream contrasts a dramatic choice-point. Creative potentials can be contained, and arranged to please others (seen as potted plants), or they can be explored in an unbounded way, (represented by the opulent interior of the Victorian home). The dreamer is shown how different her experience of life can be, if she follows the richness of her talent and passion. The world overwhelmingly preaches that external adventure is the path to forging our steel, but for the immensely creative, it is the inner life that often reveals the treasure beyond price.