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  • Children on a Spiral Staircase

    Posted by Lauri Quinn Loewenberg

    "Your dream state is as personal to you as your thumb prints, as personal to you as your DNA." - Leon Nacson

    Dear Lauri,
    In my dream I am sitting on a winding staircase when three children approach me.  A little boy shows me two golden coins and tells me that they are real.  The second child shows me her doll and the third child gives me a hug.  I look over and see that another girl is drowning in a cage, and just when I think she has drown the water releases and flows out through the bars.   – Kim 29, Richmond, VA
    Lauri:  Spiral staircases symbolize progress and development.  Just like the tiniest DNA strand or the most enormous spiral galaxy, the spiral is the shape of expansion and development.  In what area of your life are you progressing and taking one "step" at a time?  The three children are standing in for different parts of your personality or different parts of your life that are underdeveloped, and need lots of attention in order to reach their full potential.  In the process of nurturing these parts of you, certain "gifts" are realized. The gold coins symbolize that you and your goals are "genuine" and valuable.  The doll is your ability to care and nurture.  And the hug is your dream telling you to love yourself for these wonderful gifts you possess!  The drowning girl is very interesting imagery!!  Drowning often indicates depression.  Depression can certainly make us feel caged in.  The release of the water in your dream indicates that the depression has been lifted and now you are free!
    Kim replies:   Your interpretation of my dream is right on.  I have recently overcome a deep depression.  I do believe the children in my dream represent different parts of me that I now need to work on.  I am on my path moving upward, and I appreciate your insights. You’re awesome!


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  • Dreaming of Change

    Posted by Lauri Quinn Loewenberg

    "There seems to be something in dream images that reminds us of language . . . we have the feeling they might mean something."  - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Dear Lauri,
    I keep dreaming that I am finding change everywhere on the floor.  And it’s not a little bit but a lot of change!  In my dreams this is how I make money to live.  Why am I always picking up change and not bills?   - Sabrina 31, Elizabeth Town, PA
    Lauri:  These dreams are trying to tell you that you need to "make a change" somewhere in your life!  If you can find the pun or metaphor in your dream, then you have found the message!  What sort of change do you think it is that you need to make?  Most likely the change that needs to be made lies within your job or however you make income since this is how you made income in your dream.  Ask yourself how long you’ve been having this dream.  Whenever this dream started is when the change needed to be made.  Once you make the necessary changes in your life, the dream will stop because it has served its purpose and has no reason to come back.
    Sabrina replies:  It makes sense! I have been wanting to get things together and open my own shop.  Maybe this is saying that I am ready for the change and to go ahead.  I am going to learn what I need to do to start my shop up now instead of being scared not too. Thank you! 


    Fascinating Dream Fact:

    In Scandinavian folklore, it is said that the soul leaves the body and explores the world. The experiences are remembered by the sleeper as a dream.

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  • A Nurturing Dream

    Posted by Lauri Quinn Loewenberg

    "Dreams point the way to one’s whole way of being."  - Dr. Paul Lippmann

     

    A couple nights ago I had a very long dream, but only remember one part - an old chocolate lab dog walked up to me and I started petting her. She laid down on her back so I could rub her belly. I noticed her nipples were big, like she had been nursing puppies. I thought that was strange since she looked so old. As I reached down to pet her, milk started flowing out all over!   - Angi 33, Tampa, FL

    Lauri:  Well, let's start with the obvious... are YOU pregnant or wanting to become pregnant? If not, then this dog may represent and "old" relationship (either friendship or a romantic relationship) or even a project that you are feeling the need to nurture again.  All that milk is your abundance of nurturing energy that is more than ready to feed this relationship or project.  Even the fact that the dog presented her belly to you is important.  It is the way you are telling yourself to go ahead and “belly on up” to the bar, so to speak, and get to work!


    Angi replies:  I’m definitely not pregnant nor am I wanting to be.  But we are looking at buying a house and are considering getting a fixer-upper. I was thinking it might be an old property that would have new life under my hands. Thank you so much! I’ve really been enjoying your books. They’ve really been helping me remember my dreams and think about what they mean.  

     

    Fascinating Dream Fact:

    Did you know each dream you have throughout the night progresses in duration?  Your first dream will be about 3 minutes long.  The last dream you have before awakening can be 45 minutes long!

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  • Bugs in a Dream

    Posted by Lauri Quinn Loewenberg

    I was in a bathroom, sitting on the floor with my legs stretched out to measure them with a yardstick.  I notice a bug on the floor that seems small at first, then notice bigger wings, like a dragonfly.  It keeps changing, and now I want to get a closer look.  I think it looks like a small lizard with wings.  It suddenly jumps off the wall onto my neck.  I try to swat it off my neck, wondering if it is poisonous. - Kim 44, Cleveland, Ohio

    Lauri:  Your dream takes place in the bathroom because there is a waking life frustration that you wish to “cleanse” yourself of.  Interesting that you are measuring legs.  Have you been wondering how you measure up against someone else?  Your legs are your ability to stand up for yourself as well as move forward toward your goals… or even move on from something you need to leave behind.  Have you been wondering if you’ve got what it takes to do any of the aforementioned? The little bug you see also indicates that something has been frustrating you, or “bugging” you.  It is something that – like the bug in your dream – is increasing in size.  It morphs into a lizard, a cold blooded, seemingly unemotional creature.  Is there anyone around you that you might describe this way?  It jumps on your neck for a reason.  Your neck/throat area is where your voice comes from.  Your dream is telling you to use your voice, speak up about what frustrates you; this is the only way to cleanse yourself of it.

    Kim replies:  My work situation has become increasingly frustrating.  There are some people that are very negative and that has been "bugging me.”  I do feel that it is time for me to leave this behind, so I am wondering how I would measure up in trying to move forward to a new situation.  Your interpretation was very accurate.  You have opened up a whole new world to me.  I love tuning into my little movies that play nightly for help in my waking life!

     

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  • What Does it Mean? A Catherdal, Lost Purse and Broken Glass

    Posted by Lauri Quinn Loewenberg

    Dear Lauri,
    I dreamed I was in a cathedral and I kept pew hopping but I left my purse at my original spot and worried someone would take it. Then the whole church lined up for communion.  I was in front of a woman dressed as The Virgin Mary.  She was holding bread.  She fumbled and dropped the bread.  I turned to leave and I had to come down these tiny steep steps on which they had placed many glass candleholders.  As I came down I knocked all of them over.  There was broken glass everywhere and the priest was telling someone to go help that poor alter boy.   – Mallory 38, Cincinnati, OH

     

    Lauri:  Your dream takes place in a cathedral because you are either currently dealing with a moral issue or something is going on that you need to have faith that it will turn out all right.  Your concern over your purse is either connected to financial concern or concern over yourself. Have you been having any sort of identity crisis lately? The bread being dropped also seems to point to a financial concern as we often refer to money as “bread” or “dough.”  The fumbling by Mary and you knocking the candles over are both related to a waking life “mistake” you have made or might make.  The broken glass is showing you the result of this slip up: something may come crashing down around you if you aren’t careful.

     

    Mallory replies:  My husband is seriously considering quitting his job.  I am concerned over the responsibility of him being the only income in our home and the crash I fear it would mean for our family. I need to have faith not only in my husband but also in God that all will work out for the best.  Thank you.

     




    Fascinating Dream Fact:  The Na’vi—the humanoids in the film Avatar—were inspired by a dream that writer and director James Cameron’s mother had, long before he started work on the movie.  In her dream, she saw a twelve-foot-tall blue-skinned woman, which he thought was “kind of a cool image”.

     

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  • Dreaming about someone estranged...

    Posted by Lauri Quinn Loewenberg

    Dear Lauri,

    Last night I dreamt that I came face to face with my estranged son. I yelled at him to stay away from me. Then a friend and I loaded up a car and tried to drive down a very steep hill. There was a raging river very close to the road. The road became icy and then Iwoke up. I was surprised to have dreamt about my son. I haven’t seen him in years. – Judy 67, Grand Marais, Manatoba

    Lauri: Your dream suggests that the situation with your son still bothers you. This is why you tell him to stay away from you… it’s not so much him you want to stay away but the pain that is represented by him. The friend is the part of you that can be a friend to yourself, that can and ought to be kind to yourself. The things you load the car with symbolize the things that are in your life that fulfill you that you should continue to take with you down your road of life. The raging river is your rage. It is very close to the road because you may find yourself being close to tumultuous emotions when you give enough thought to the situation. The ice is connected to the ice you feel from your son. Your relationship is frozen and sometimes that reality stops you in your own tracks. Did something happen yesterday that would have triggered this? Were you thinking about him? Did someone bring him up? It seems your dream is trying to help you cope with what still hurts.

    Judy replies: Yes, there was a discussion yesterday about how many children in the 35 - 42 age group treat their parents unfairly! We were sharing "ugly" stories, but we all agree it must have been something we as parents did to make these kids behave the way they do. Anyways, I AM trying to be kind to myself. You are so right and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me this insight

     

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  • A Noodle Dream

    Posted by Lauri Quinn Loewenberg

    “All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.” - Jack Kerouac

     

    Dear Dream Zone,

    I dreamt I was in my apartment with my boyfriend and his two kids. I started choking and ended up pulling this extremely long noodle out of my throat and nose. It wouldn’t stop and I was gagging on it. I went into the bathroom to get a better look and get it out all the way. When I came back out to the kitchen EVERYTHING was gone and everything was bright white. – Mandy 24, Merrill, WI

     

    Lauri: The noodle either represents something that has been on your mind (your noodle as we sometimes call our brains) or it represents being too flexible and bending to others needs too easily. But since you pulled it out in the dream you must have rid yourself of this behavior in waking life, a behavior that probably went on for too long, hence the length of the noodle. And notice how everything became white after the noodle-ectomy. That’s a good indication that you have wiped the slate clean and have a new beginning.

     

    Mandy replies: The being flexible part really rings true. My boyfriend of a year now, has two kids with another woman. I used to let him do what he wanted when it came to talking to her and seeing her, when it didn’t have anything to do with the kids I wanted it to stop but it’s a long complicated issue. She's only caused problems with us (on purpose of course). Anyway, I finally said that if he wanted to be with me that certain things had to stop like the hundred phone calls a day, things that didn’t have to do with the kids. Since I put my foot down, things have been better. And the length of the noodle seems about right; I've been holding back for a year

     

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  • Dreaming about a Ringing Phone...

    Posted by Lauri Quinn Loewenberg

    "If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream." - Rene Magritte

    Dear Dream Zone,

    I dreamed that I was at my mom's house and my family was over. I kept hearing me cell phone ring and couldn't find it. So I would cut open a little square out of someone's head and look into their brains and see that my cell phone was tucked away in their brain. So I would just take it out and answer my phone. The same thing kept happening over and over and I would cut open another person's head and find my cell phone tucked away in their brains. I laugh every time I think of this dream. – Toni 26, Lakewood, CA

    Lauri: This dream is actually about the way you communicate with others and with your family in particular. It shows that when someone reaches out to you (the phone ringing) you're able to "get inside his or head" and really understand them. Has anything happened recently in your family where you took on the role of "the great communicator?" What issue is causing you to try to “get inside someone’s head” in order to understand where he or she is coming from?

    Toni replies: This actually does make some sense. I am planning my wedding and I have had some issues with my family. Some of them are not very happy about the way I am planning it because it is very small and simple. Lately I have had to communicate how I feel and how I want things to run but at the same time I have been trying to understand where they are coming from rather that getting upset with them.

  • Dreaming About Erasing a Tattoo...

    Posted by Lauri Quinn Loewenberg

    “The function of dreams is to maintain a correct balance in our lives. A dream puts us back into proper balance. It comes to reveal, not to hide." - Dr. John Baumgold

    I had a dream last night. I was about to get my back tattooed. And instead of being at a shop we were out by a lake which was going to be the background for my tattoo. But as I sat there watching the scenery I felt it was too cluttered and wanted the sky with sunrise colors and moon in the background and an ocean not a lake. So the tattoo artist started to erase all the old background from my back. What does that mean? - Lacie 21, Salt Lake City, UT

    Lauri: Sounds like you are in a situation or possibly a relationship that part of you wants to be permanent, hence the tattoo, but another part feels it is too complicated and wants to erase it and put it behind you. The tattoo artist is you, your ability to create the world you want for yourself. Your dream is showing you that, unlike a tattoo, certain relationships or issues you have created can be erased if they aren’t working for you.

    Lacie replies: I think it has to do with a friend of mine. She just moved to Washington from here in Utah. I love her, but sometimes I can only handle so much of her. She can be a bit of a toxic friend at times. Lately I have been thinking about whether I should slowly let go of the friendship or keep her in my life for permanent.

    Fascinating Dream Fact: Peanut butter is a big nightmare giver!! Do not eat peanut butter within 2 hours of bedtime or your dreams may not be so sweet.

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