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Dream of the Month (August 2010)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: The shift from concrete to nature implies a move toward natural life for the dreamer.
Turtles combine a hearty ancient power, with a need for specific habitat and protection. Blue is often the color of a long-held personal truth. These blue-green turtles hint that the dreamer is accepting a profound truth about herself, her abilities and her passions: she is embracing and forgiving the old, (blue) while endorsing and empowering the new manifestation of this energy (green). This may be an area where she has experienced profound wounding on the past, but what seemed lost is now re-emerging and marching toward water.
Turtles are almost always Self-emblems in dreams, and they are almost always sacred aspects of our energy. This energy producing offspring is a highly encouraging sign. If this dreamer is experiencing an ending or a symbolic death, she must remain aware that it is also a birth, a beginning, even a salvation. The caterpillar is of course a symbol of transformation – the creature must surrender to become its glorious flying counterpart. The yellow fuzziness implies intuition and fuzzy logic: the black ink lines suggest writing or “making real” what is intuited. The disintegrating structures in life are giving way to the emergence of something even more real. It will take courage and fire to embrace this, but the future can be incredible and far better than the past, if she takes up the challenge.