20
Apr 12

Question About Dreams And Medication

Question

“When I forget to take my meds, as I did last night, my vivid dreams return in epic form. Do I have to give up my meds to keep dreaming?”

Answer

The ability to dream is heavily dependent on the ability for your brain to get acetylcholine.  Your medication could be effecting your brain in a way that stops that from happening.

You can try adding the following vitamins to your diet to see if they can replenish what the drugs are depleting. B5, B6, and Choline (Citicoline is best).  Obviously, check with your doctor or do some research on the Internet to see whether these vitamins are safe with your medications.


20
Apr 12

Dreamed Of Moving And Hating It

This dream was submitted by someone is noticing themselves aging and is having some discomfort with it.

The Dream

“I keep having a reoccurring dream of moving and hating it.”

The Interpretation

Houses in dream symbolize our perspective on a situation. A view of life that is stable.  If you feel forced to move then this symbolizes a change in how you view your life being forced on you.   A reflection of your feelings about aging being something you have no control over. Like the stability of a home, you have become used to being young.   Now that you are getting older you  can’t emotionally access the feelings of youth anymore.  You are feeling “locked out” or forced to relocate from being young.


13
Apr 12

Dreams About Career Changes – Gillian Holloway Ph.D


12
Apr 12

Dream Of A Taco Eating Contest

The dreamer is feeling like they need to to protect their girlfriend more than usual and fear they don’t  measure up to other men.  They have been trying to prove to their girlfriend that  they can handle any difficulties if they ever arise.

The Dream

“I’m at a gas station that has a taco eating contest going on. I am trying to complete a contest where I need to eat ten hard tacos in under 2 minutes. I try it and feel like I am making progress, but start having some trouble getting them all down. The dream ends before I can finish eating them all.”

The Interpretation

The dream sounds like you are trying too hard to impress your girlfriend while fearing not impressing her enough to keep the relationship going.  The gas station represents your need to get more fuel to keep the relationship moving.  The tacos contest represent your attempt to compete or show off to your girlfriend by making her feel enthusiasm or excitement.

The ending of dream where you don’t get to finish all the tacos may be a sign that you are putting too much importance on impressing your girlfriend in ways that aren’t helpful or significant.  You may be trying too hard and hurting yourself in the process.  If a relationship requires someone to keep impressing another then it’s not a healthy relationship.  You should spend more time just talking to your girlfriend and focusing on being more responsible with all issues related to family and the relationship.  As insensitive as it may sound, growing up and being yourself may be what’s needed most in your life right now.


23
Mar 12

Dream Of Mechanical Spiders

The dreamer’s son is leaving home to study mechanical engineering.  She is having a hard time letting go because they are so close.

The Dream

“There were mechanical spiders under my skin, and they hurt somewhat, so I would pick them out through my skin. They were made of metal, and eventually they turned to spikes as I pulled them out. As I pulled them, my skin started stretching and was almost like chicken skin at that point.”

The Interpretation

All these bugs under your skin may reflect how bothered or uneasy you are by your son leaving.  His pending departure may be giving you feelings of empty nest syndrome.  The mechanical nature of the spiders may symbolize the mechanical engineering school that he is planning on going to and the spiders symbolize how this situation traps you with feelings of not being important ever again.

The dream is probably just a sign that you are having trouble letting go and may need to start finding new experiences to have for yourself.  As a parent you have become too used to your role and need to learn to except that it’s over.  Exploring new hobbies or new interests may be what’s in order here.


23
Mar 12

Dreamed Of Speaking To A Therapist

The dreamer is having problems with their boyfriend.  They want to leave him, but feel unable to do so because he threatens to kill himself.

The Dream

“I was talking to a therapist and they kept asking me how I felt.   I kept saying “I don’t know” and “I don’t feel anything”, then he jumped up out of his seat and screamed right in my face saying you must feel something anything just give me something.”

The Interpretation

The dream sounds like it’s showing you that you are too concerned with finding an excuse to stay with your boyfriend.  You keep thinking something must be wrong with you and not him.  If your boyfriend is making suicide threats then you need to first realize that this is no longer your problem.  He has issues that you can’t even begin to fix.

This suicide threat from your boyfriend sounds dangerous because you sound controlled by it. I think you need to seek help or to simply cut and run. You can’t live your life in a prison with someone you don’t love just because they threaten to kill themselves. This is something your boyfriend needs to deal with.  If you don’t want to leave or seek outside help then you are going to live with this his problems for a long time to come.  No matter how you do it, I would seriously advise you to find a way to get out of this relationship ASAP.  You should probably start by warning family and friends about his threats.


18
Mar 12

Your Worst Nightmare – Gillian Holloway Ph.D


17
Mar 12

Dreamed Of Yelling At Someone On A Bus

The dreamer has recently had a date with a guy that didn’t “get” the signal that she liked him.  The date didn’t work out.

The Dream

“I was on a bus yelling at a guy.”

The Interpretation

The dream most likely represents your frustration and disappointment that the date with this guy didn’t work out and possible frustrations that meeting someone whom you can have a serious relationship with is taking a lot longer than you want.  Buses in dreams usually reflect an unpleasant or unbearable experience with having to be patient.  In your case that is probably a symbol for the dating process or having to wait for Mr.Right.

The dream may be a sign that you are too focused on getting a relationship and not enough on forming one.  You may be frustrating yourself with why love don’t just happen to meet your life schedule.


07
Mar 12

Reading A Satanic Journal Causing Nightmares

Question

“My girlfriend recently acquired a journal with satanic depictions and writing.  Ever since she tried to decode them shes had nightmares of deformed people wanting to take something she cares about from her. Help would be appreciated.”

The Interpretation

It sounds like your girlfriend may be a little sensitive or paranoid about “evil spirits” or negative influences coming from the journal.  These deformed people taking away something special from her is probably just a reflection of her belief that the negativity of the journal is cursing her or permanently cutting her off from God.  A feeling that if she looked at the journal even once she her soul is gone.  A normal thing to feel for young people who play around with negative books or symbolism.  I recall in my own youth I felt something similar when a friend was staying at my house with a copy of the Necronomicon.  I never felt at peace until the book was out of the house.  The nightmares are probably a sign that your girlfriend may benefit from putting the journal away for a while or by getting rid of it.


05
Mar 12

Dream Of Water Caught On Fire

The dreamer was having a big fight with their girlfriend and fear a breakup was coming.

The Dream

“All I remembered was all the water was on fire… all of it, wherever I looked. ‘Then I woke up”

The Interpretation

Water in dreams usually represents uncertainty or negative emotions. Going into water reflects confrontation with that uncertainty.  Fire usually reflects issues you are consumed by or that you feel are totally destructive. If the water is on fire it probably points to how impossible you feel confronting your girlfriend feels while you want to speak to her and deal with the issue that caused your fight.  She is metaphorically “burning” all your chances to deal with her.

The dream is a sign that you are so concerned with needing to talk to her that you are turning her off the idea reconciling.  Women are sensitive, so I’d recommend you give her some time to cool off.  Let the fire in her heart burn out before you try to confront her.