Dream Zone: ‘being punched in the face over and over again’
Wed, Dec 15, 2010 (1:10 p.m.)
I see a man lying in what looks to be a hospital bed. He is being punched in the face over and over again. There was a heart monitor hooked up to him, and it finally went flat. The man died off. There was a peaceful moment, suddenly the heart monitor began to beep again, and the man was alive. — Norma, Bedford, Texas
Lauri: The man in the dream is most likely you! He is your male side, the part of you that needs to “man up.” All that punching suggests someone has been taking shots at you, criticizing you or beating you down emotionally. The part of you that can stand up for yourself, the male part, is not at all active. It seems that you’ve been taking someone’s #*! for so long that your ability to fight back is flat-lining ... until recently! The man coming back to life is a good sign that you may finally be standing up for yourself. In what way have you “grown a pair” and did what needed to be done?
Norma replies: A co-worker has a way of sucking my positive energy from me, and he makes me feel that I am incompetent in completing my work correctly. We had a falling out last week. I spoke with him over the phone at work and I apologized, but he wasn’t accepting it; instead he was hateful. I then saw him yesterday and asked him if he was still angry at me, and of course he was. I give up on him. I am going to leave him alone, but he will call my department from time to time and I know that I will have to deal with him again. I have decided I will stand confident if I have to interact with him again. Lauri, many, many thanks!