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Dream of the Month (May 2002)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Identifying Characteristics: Bees often represent swirling thoughts that escalate and cause us to think in rapid circles about a concern.
This dream suggests that a current situation is causing confusion in your thinking. Bees sometimes represent our tendency to get lost in worry and annoyance; their urgent buzzing is like thoughts that “invade” our process and instead of leading us to a conclusion, they only seem to make matters more confusing.
The Queen Bee may be a symbol of your mother, but keep in mind that dream parents do not necessarily represent the real people; they can symbolize the values, pressures and desires we’ve absorbed from these people. Since the dream is set in your childhood home, and the swarm descends on you there, it may be that you’re trying to make sense of a situation that seems in conflict with something in your family of origin.
Your dream does give you a lovely hint: take a deep breath and let yourself have some time to make up your mind. You’ll gain more clarity in a moment of quiet than in 10,000 attempts to reason everything through. Listen to your intuition as well as your “shoulds,” and don’t feel you must satisfy everyone else’s expectations before you know your own heart.