The Dream Experts, February 2015
Dear Dream Expert,
I was at a school and trying to make an appointment to bring my pet to the vet. The lady next to me was making the appointments. She was busy, so it was frustrating. Finally she made me an appointment. I asked my husband if he would be available tomorrow to bring our pet to the vet.
You are in a mindset of learning (school). You want to learn about or heal a habit (taking your pet to the vet). You are having difficulty making this happen due to a part of yourself that is very busy. You want a familiar aggressive part of your self (your husband) to assist in this healing and learning process.
Dear Dream Expert,
I am at a fancy restaurant with my friend Jill and my ex-boyfriend Tom. We are seated at a table. The waitress comes by with some wine for us. Tom speaks Italian with the waitress but I don’t understand them. I taste the wine and it is really good. Next, we all somehow transitioned to lying down on a mattress in a dimly lit room. Tom kisses me. I kiss him back. Then he tries to kiss me again. I say no this time. I realize my friend Jill might see us kissing and then she could tell other people and I don’t want anyone to know I am kissing him. Tom proposes to me to be his mistress and go over and see him during the days. I say no. It seems Jill doesn’t like Tom that much.
Dear Sought After,
You are in a position to receive knowledge (restaurant). There are two other aspects of yourself involved (your friends Jill and Tom). To understand what qualities they represent, think of one or two words to describe them. You had an experience that has the potential of weakening your will. You are having trouble understanding some of the inner communication (the waitress and Tom speaking Italian). The part of yourself represented by Tom wants to harmonize with you (kissing you). At first you gladly accept being more intimate with this part of yourself, but then you are reluctant to continue. The part of you represented by Jill does not fully appreciate the part of you represented by Tom. It would be beneficial to reflect on why you don’t feel comfortable allowing those qualities into yourself.
Dear Dream Expert,
My friend, Gail, comes over and invites me to a movie. The theater was close by, so I said yes. When we get to the theater, it starts as a regular movie, but then some people do talks as if it is a lecture. Then a group of women come on stage and do a dance. I have never seen an interactive movie like this before. Suddenly my husband shows up and then my daughter. It is fine because the movie is kid friendly. My daughter, Heather, and I are sitting on this seat that raises up if you move a certain way. We are about mid way up between the floor and the ceiling. Then I move and the chair raises up until we reach the ceiling. I am so scared I scream, “I want to go down.” Then the chair starts to lower. I am thinking the whole idea to go to this movie was strange. The movie was something about the mind and its capabilities.
The quality of yourself represented by Gail is encouraging you to use your imagination (going to the theater). Your imagination seems to be going in directions you did not expect. You realize the versatility of your imagination as you move from a regular movie, to dance, to a lecture. You have not used your imagination in this manner before. You realize it is easy for you to use your imagination in this way, even for more immature parts of yourself (kid friendly movie). As you use your imagination in this way, it allows you to have more mental freedom and a larger perspective of what is happening (the chair lifting off the ground). Eventually this mental freedom and greater perspective scares you and you want to return to your more limited perspective.
Kathryn and Patrick Andries are the dream experts. They are the authors of the recent release from Ozark Mountain Publishing, Naked in Public: Dream Symbols Revealed, and The Dream Doctor. If you would like a dream interpreted, please send it in the body of an e-mail to: email@example.com.