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Dream Zone: Take the Wheel

Dream Zone: Take the Wheel Lauri Quinn Loewenberg

Dear Lauri,

The other night I dreamed that I was on a bus and enjoying the ride, when I noticed people getting off, little by little, and then the driver, who I think was a woman, also got off. I was on the bus alone! People seemed angry at me; meanwhile, I was scared.

— Donna, 57

Lauri: On the bus, you are a passenger rather than the driver, which suggests you are not currently in complete control of the direction of your life. Are you dependent, to a degree, on others?

You might be enjoying the ride in the dream because you find comfort in not having to take the wheel right now in your own life, but your wiser dreaming self is giving you a heads up that you ought not to get too comfortable. The people leaving the bus, especially the driver, are a good indication that deep down you know you are going to have to take the reins in your life pretty soon.

The people in the dream are angry with you because they represent the parts of you that are angry with yourself for being too dependent on others. Your life and the road you go down are ultimately entirely up to you.