posted on May, 27 2007 @ 06:38 PM
Aha. You HAD a guy like that. At least I know I'm not talking out of a hat.
Now as to your other dream. Before I get into the symbolism, I'll share a bit of my dreamscape with you. I have a recurring theme in some dreams of a
city. It's always the same city, but it looks different sometimes. Just in the dream, I KNOW it's the same city. Sometimes places are the same. This
city is kind of a cross of places I've been/lived: San Francisco, Paris, Amsterdam.
I also used to have dreams (when I first entered counseling) about a house. A scary big house that was in the middle of this "city" I often dream
of. The house was aware, and had something scary living in the attic. I had this house crop up in my dreams quite frequently the first couple of years
I saw my therapist.
I believe that recurring people, or places, or things in a dream refer to key aspects of yourself. For instance, I think the city I dream about all
the time represents my life as a whole. The house represented me -- I was always outside of myself, and scared of what was inside.
So right off the bat, I gathered that this child is a part of you -- and a part you feel very strongly, even motherly about. In essence, I think it's
probably your inner child. Carl Jung had this theory that inside every man is an anima, or a female essence. Inside every woman is an
animus, the male essence.
My take on the boy child in your dream is that it is your own male essence, the masculine spirit part of yourself, and also your inner child. First
off, it seems that you are afraid of growing up in some way, that you will lose the child part of yourself. This seems to be a very normal dream about
maturity and the natural worries about losing yourself as you grow up. The trolley supports this, a trolley or other vehicle indicating motion or
Losing something and chasing after, going through a war zone, these are normal anxiety dreams. I dream of zombies, always have. If I'm dreaming of
zombies chasing me, it means I'm stressed out about something. You found your kid, and you beat the guy who took him. That's a good sign. You're
anxious, but you feel you can handle whatever it is you are anxious about.
I just checked my favorite dream dictionary, and it pretty much confirms what I thought about your symbols. War means you are torn by an emotional
struggle or some other kind of inner conflict. A son represents your hopes, potential and the youthful part of yourself. Searching for a son means you
are looking for the undeveloped masculine side of yourself. Perhaps you feel some man has put you in a position where you don't feel you can be
assertive. Perhaps it's not a single man, but what you perceive all men think of you, or the perceived role of a woman in society.
At any rate, this seems to be a very normal anxiety dream, about your inner life and self, and you seem to be getting the upper hand in the battle.