Sabtu, 03 Desember 2011

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.

I had a really whacked out dream the other night . . . weirdhappenings and bizarre imagery . . . it was very vivid and quite disturbing. 

Here’s the gist of it . . .

My husband I went to ameeting at our club.  In fact, I didn’t wantto go to the meeting but he insisted that I do. At some point during the meeting I opened one of the doors and layingacross the way a baby moose was laying on the ground like it was sleeping . . .except that most of its skin was removed and except for a few patches of furhere and there it was mostly raw, bloody flesh. I assumed it was dead.

I went back into themeeting and got involved with something. And I realized that my husband had left me there and I was 40 miles fromhome.  I went outside and the baby moosewas still there but in the parking lot was an adult moose in the same condition. . . skinned and exposed red meat.  Exceptthat this moose was alive and running with a dog keeping pace alongside it.

It was a carnival atmosphereoutside the meeting hall but I found someone to take me home.  We got into her car and headed out.  Shortly after leaving she stopped to get gasat a small country gas station.

While she was outsidepumping gas into the car another vehicle pulled up behind us that was full ofdrunk, sloppy men.   I knew right awaythat they had bad intentions towards us and I tried to warn my friend but shetook no heed. 

One of the men gotinto the car behind me and another got into the driver’s seat.  And I was raped.

The components of the dream that I feel had the mostsignificance were the skinned moose(s), abandonment, turmoil and rape

Skinned animal: Feelingvulnerable at the basic levels of your being, and having no protection againstthe things touching your life.

Rape: To dream that youhave been raped indicates vengeful or resentful feelings toward the oppositesex.  You feel that you have beenviolated or that you have been taken advantage of. Something or someone isjeopardizing your self-esteem and emotional well-being. Things are being forcedupon you.

Abandonment: To dream that you areabandoned suggests that it is time to leave behind past feelings andcharacteristics that are hindering your growth. Let go of your old attitudes.Perhaps the dream is a metaphor that you need to approach life with"reckless abandon" and live more freely.

Okay . . . this is my interpretation of my dream:

It seems that something going on in my life is leaving mefeeling vulnerable or exposed.  And,whatever that thing is is making me feel as though I’m being taken advantage of.  And, perhaps I should just let it go and moveon.

Things inmy life are overwhelming right now.  I’mfeeling tons of stress and I’m wearing thin.   

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.
Elias Canetti

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