Jeane: In my next dream, my nephew and his wife are coming to visit, and I’m trying to explain to them that they can only stay for a few days because the guestroom is primarily your office and you have business to do.
When they arrive and we walk into the guestroom, I suddenly see that my maternal grandmother and an aunt are with them. I’m looking around wondering what I’m going to do. Then I notice that in addition to the bed we have in there now, there’s suddenly a single bed, which is one of those chairs that folds out into a bed, as well as a curved couch.
I’m just looking around in confusion wondering how all of this furniture got in the room without me noticing it. I don’t like the thought of my grandmother or aunt sleeping in such a little space, but it’s what we’ve got.
John: This dream works on the premise that something is askew or missing. Yet whatever you have at your disposal turns out to be sufficient.
It’s as if there’s a self-consciousness that you carry in your nature, as if you have expectations that are inappropriate, or you have an image problem in terms of how things are, or you feel a sense of collapse in the way you perceive yourself, versus the way the situation is.
You’re dreams have gone to great lengths to try to indicate that there’s a space that you’re able to hold onto or catch up with that will make things work out no matter what you’re dealing with. In other words, you can find yourself in a scenario in which others might consider you the oddball, but you’re able to flip that in some fashion. In doing so, you hit a depth of recognition inside that could be said to correspond (or provide an answer) to whatever the peculiar condition is at the moment.
It’s showing that you have resources at a deeper level, but you are unconscious to them. However, when the situation arises, you find they are there and you didn’t know it. So what might seem to be a big problem on the surface level, at a deeper level turns out not to be a problem at all. The dream shows you being able to self-correct when you go off in a particular way; you’re able to present something as it is and then shrug it off. It’s good to do that.
For instance, when a family member visits they might be overwhelmed a bit by the accommodations, yet you are able to hold and absorb the note. The room you offer may not correspond to expectations, but it is what it is under the circumstances. And you don’t try to portray it or uphold it in some exaggerated fashion, you can just be quite natural with it and it will work out.
The dream has a tempering quality to it, and what it’s tempering is the common reaction to a situation where something is less than it should be, and that’s to go off on some tangent about it. Something in the way you’re holding, or carrying yourself, prevents that from happening.
By not going off on a tangent, you ultimately find access to deeper reserves within, where you have everything that’s needed. In other words, something is enabling you to flow with the circumstances you find yourself in, without reacting in an over indulgent, personal way.