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Vacation Advice

beautiful-english-garden-6Dream 193: Take a Cultural Vacation

A 50-year-old woman dreamt that she was looking at a tree with a television set in it. The dream was showing her scenes of her vacationing in England where she was attending cultural events and admiring the English gardens. The television program switched to showing Bermuda and assured her that the heat would not bother vacationers. The dream shifted to her eating cookies her mother made for her when she was 7 years old.

Dream 193 Interpretation

A tree is a primary symbol of integration. A television is both audio and visual one way communication. She deeply enjoyed her vacations in England where she attended cultural events, and she particularly loved the English gardens.

The dream was communicating to her that it would be good for her integration as a person to go on a vacation that included cultural and garden events. She planned a vacation that included theater, artistic and botanic events. She often went to colder climates, but was not concerned about the heat in the South where she planned to vacation. The dream indicated that the heat would not bother her on her vacation to Virginia (which incidentally is at roughly the same latitude as Bermuda.)

Food in dreams usually represents what is nutritious for the dreamer. The dream ending with her eating her grandmother’s cookies reinforced the idea that a cultural vacation would be especially nurturing for her.

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Time to Travel

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Dream 181: Time to Travel

A 64-year-old woman dreamt of three trees.  Then she saw herself and a friend she had as a teenager looking at maps in a geography book.  This high school friend was very similar to the dreamer when she was a teenager.

The friend was extroverted and fun to be around.  The dreamer was extroverted prior to the death of her father when she was twenty-six.  The dreamer fell into depression and dysthymia after her father’s death.

Dream 181 Interpretation

The three trees at the beginning are significant.  The number three is the number of change as three people in a relationship makes for an unstable situation.  Trees are a primary symbol of integration as trees are with us on earth, open to the sky and send roots deep under ground representing the union of spiritual, physical, and subconscious realms.  The dream announced at the outset that it was going to be about changes she could make to feel more integrated within herself.

The good friend who was the same age as her was really a doubling of the dreamer.  When the dream wants to emphasize something, it gives you two or three of the same.  Her friend represented her social and extroverted self which was missing in action since her father died.

She and the friend looking at maps in a geography book was advice to travel, in this case since the dreamer recently bought a passport for no conscious reason.  When one does something that seems inexplicable, it is an sign that the subconscious is at work.  The dream and her inexplicable purchase of the passport were telegraphing the message that travelling might help her return to the cheery extroverted part of herself.

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