"I had a dream the other night. I dreamed that Jimmy Carter came to me and asked why I wanted his job. I told him I didn't want his job. I want to be President." - President Ronald Reagan
Dear Dream Zone,
I used to have a recurring dream where I was on a turbulent flight and then there is a sudden nosedive and loss in altitude. I hear other passengers screaming as I look through the windshield of the cockpit and watch the ground fast approaching. The plane crashes on its belly at times and other times does violent cartwheels down a runway. I am ALWAYS very calm and I ALWAYS survive. From time to time I help other passengers but for the most part I seem to wander through the wreckage as emergency crews arrive. – Matt 34, Atlanta, GA
Lauri: Plane crash dreams happen when we feel something in our life is "crashing down" around us. Usually planes symbolize our career, but can also symbolize anything else in our life that we want to "take off' and soar to new heights,” such as a relationship, finances, self esteem, etc. Can you think of anything that was in jeopardy of crashing in your life at the time of these dreams? Anything that was a "bumpy journey" at the time? The good news is that you survive in the dream. This was your inner mind's way of telling you that you would come out of this situation just fine, that you would survive!
Matt replies: I had this dream after I left my job with FOX Sports Net in Jan of 2001 and had trouble finding work. Then of course 9/11 happened and things got worse in terms of the job market. I did survive because I finally got a job with CNN. Makes sense. Thanks!
Fascinating Sleep Fact:
Did you know that your body can be deprived of food and water for much longer than it can sleep?