Dream of the Month (June 2012)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: Recurring dreams that layer in sequences of false-awakenings during one night highlight themes of vital importance to the dreamer.
The crux of this dream is both a warning and a prescription: take care of the part of yourself that is a witness to recent events: protect the witness. Typically the Mafia (or any menacing group) represents a constellation of pressures that make the dreamer feel trapped and intimidated. In this case, the friend actually represents an aspect of the dreamer, and the repeating dream is driving home the underlying message. This is a time to trust your own perspective, to be a witness to your own story, and not to be swayed by the people or conditions that are pressuring you. Sometimes getting away from toxic people and conditions really is necessary; it is not avoidance, it is survival. This is a time to take action, to trust your own perspective and to put distance between yourself and the quagmire that has been trying to suck you in.