Giving Up the Handshake

I dreamed that I was on the steps of the Capitol during the insurrection. I was sitting there when a Trump supporting friend who is conservatively religious walked by. He looked at me with deep concern in his eyes. As he shook my hand, my mind was catapulted into reliving severe multiple sclerosis symptoms I had in the past. I felt unsteady and dizzy with vertigo, like I was floating in unstable space. He then pointed in the distance like I should leave the insurrection at the Capitol immediately.


I no longer shake hands. It has long been proven to be one of the best transmitters of disease there is. My friend is a supporter of not taking the covid 19 virus seriously, like it is no big deal. He actively will tell you that he thinks wearing a mask is dangerous for your health.

In dreams, every character is a part of your mind. I have a conservative side, mostly financially, that believes in god. I lately have been less strict about diet and exercise, which is not good. I believe that this was a warning from my subconscious that if I encourage delusions that I can ignore poor health decisions, that I am likely to reexperience multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms.

This friend does not believe in vaccinations. I take Ocrevus to prevent MS attacks. The problem is that it reduces your immune system. My plan is to get vaccinated for covid and then return to the Ocrevus which is a once every six months infusion.

I prefer the Moderna vaccine as its data look somewhat better. I think the dream was urging me to get vaccinated as soon as possible, so I could return to the Ocrevus. In the interim, and more immediately, I need to exercise more faithfully and eat a healthy diet.

The friend for me represented health delusions that I must not entertain. I am to distance myself from them. My subconscious accentuated the point by having me shake hands, which is ill-advised and led to the immediate experiencing of sickening symptoms.

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Published by Steven G. Fox Ph.D.

Psychologist and author of "Dreams: Guide to the Soul" & "Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission" This first book of mine shows how I developed an intuitive dream interpretation method through clinical psychologist private practice and Jungian theory. The book is titled "Dreams: Guide to the Soul." It is available at I wrote my second book in 2018. The second book describes my miracle MS remission, and is called "Multiple Sclerosis Mission Remission: Healing MS Against All Odds." It is available at amazon at

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