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Dream of the Month (June 2002)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Identifying characteristics: corpses and bodies sometimes represent aspects of our experience about which we feel shame or confusion.
This dream is most probably examining an “ending” in your life, or some “fork” in the road that appears convincingly final to you right now. However the morbid imagery involved is so exaggerated, that I feel the dream is cautioning you not to take too dramatic or final a view of things. One of the great illusions in life is to feel that things are either completely under control, or completely ruined, finished, and destroyed. If you find yourself thinking along these lines, follow Cher’s advice in the movie Moonstruck and snap out of it!
There are always more options than at first seem present, particularly if we’re falling prey to all-or-nothing thinking. Disposing of a body sometimes reflects a wish to make something confusing disappear without attracting attention to it. If embarrassment or confusion are inhibiting you, call their bluff. Seek out advice about what is and isn’t possible, what your realistic choices are, and what creative solutions could be brainstormed. It’s okay to change your mind, change your path, and re-evaluate plans, but don’t be buffaloed by anything without questioning just how “final” it really is.