||[Jul. 15th, 2012|06:46 pm]
The Question Club
I've seen some really insightful responses to dream interpretation questions on the TQC and I'm stuck on a series of seemingly related dreams I've had over the last couple of nights. Any thoughts greatly appreciated. Hope it's not too long winded!
Quick background, I've been at home with the kids for a few years, good for them, bad financially, it's been pretty stressful lately. I need to get back to work, I've just been accepted for a govt. funded back-to-work program, a chance to update my skills, network etc with the bonus of subsidized child care. I'm very pleased but since I found I've been accepted , I've had these dreams about driving about in a small car.
1. I'm driving along a country road, fields either side heading to some small town, in the car are my brother, husband and son,( I thought about it, they're my closest male relatives, Dad died some years ago) at some point they decide to get out of the car and I carry on toward town, after a while I realize I shouldn't go on without them and I turn around to go back and get them, annoyed and still not sure why they got out.
2. I'm in a car full of all my family, my mother, older sister and I are all in the front, although I'm not sure who's driving. My mother is in the left hand seat and I'm in the right, I don't notice the steering wheel. (Where my Mother lives and I learned to drive it's on the right) my brother is in the back and although I can't see them and the car is small I'm sure the car is full of the rest of the family, my kids, my brother's kids etc. We're heading up, toward mountains, going north and because the road runs through the countryside there are no towns or facilities and we keep looking for some place to eat. (I never dreamt about my brother before, we're not close - nothing dramatic - he's a lot older and we've always lived a great distance from each other and now twice?)
3. I'm in LA at the beach and there's some fancy party going on and I and a younger woman (attractive wearing fashionable beach gear, a long brown linen robey thing - I don't know her) are waiting to be told we can join, but we have our pets with us, a dog and either a cat or a rabbit (it seemed to change!) and pets aren't allowed on the beach, I get shown to a smart terrace restaurant where I have to clean up after the dog, hoping no one notices. I go back to the young woman still waiting and decide I have to take the pets back. I pack them in carriers and into a small car and drive away, suddenly I'm at the main intersection of the small town where I grew up, but I can't tell if the light is red or green. I'm on South St, meaning to go straight across to North Street, which would eventually lead to my childhood home. There seem to be rows of cars to my left, waiting on East street, but none on the other streets .I think the light is red, but I panic and fumble at the foot pedals and the car leaps forward and I wrench the steering wheel to the left into East St, while the people in the cars at the intersection glare at me. I feel humiliated.
My subconcious is worked up about something. I am going in the wrong direction? Have I lost control? What is it?