I had the craziest dreams last night. Dead people didn’t like where they were buried so they moved to another grave site. And then my mother disowned me because I wouldn’t go to church even though I was sick. It was just crazy! — Julie 31, Nashville, Tennessee
Lauri: What seemingly “dead, over and done with” issue has begun making movement in your life again? Some idea or issue you buried and put in the past has come to the surface again, which is causing you to make some rearrangements in your life because you are not happy. Do you know what it is? Your mom’s disowning you is very likely connected to anger you have with yourself. Are you mad at yourself for not being a mom yet? Or are you a mom and, if so, are you displeased with yourself in that regard? Or are you not taking good enough care of yourself? Not going to church indicates you have lost faith in yourself. I believe your dream is showing you that losing faith or hope is unhealthy.
Julie replies: Wow! How do you do that? Yes, I’m mad at myself for not being a mom yet and I don’t think it will ever happen, and yes I’m displeased with myself for not taking good enough care of myself. When I was a kid I wanted to be a veterinarian because I loved animals, but I wasn’t strong in science so I “put that dream to rest.” Then the other day I realized that I could be a vet tech instead and am seriously thinking about going back to school to be one. This all makes sense.