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Dream Zone: Dreams Are the Most Honest Expression

Dream Zone: Dreams Are the Most Honest Expression Lauri Quinn Loewenberg

Last night, I dreamed I was shot in the stomach by people I didn’t know. I played dead until I heard my husband’s truck. I got up and got in the truck, which had a dead cow in the bed. I told him to get me to the hospital, and he took off while I held my gut. I told my husband how much I loved him and that I was sorry if I didn’t make it. The hospital was close but felt like it took forever. We went into the lobby, and I begged people to tell us where the ER was. Someone pointed. I pulled my hands away from my stomach and felt blood spurt and rise in my mouth. Then I blacked out. I woke up, sobbing.
— Tiffany, 35, Ruskin, FL

From Lauri: Getting shot in a dream often means someone has shot her mouth off at you in real life. The bullets are the wounding remarks. You held in your gut throughout the dream, which leads me to believe you are holding in what you want to say in return, rather than spilling your guts. But there is a huge sense of urgency. This could be your subconscious telling you that this matter needs to be taken care of sooner rather than later. The blood rising into your mouth is your strong desire to say what needs to be said; your subconscious does not seem to think you should remain quiet. Also, the dead cow is interesting. Has anything happened recently as far as motherhood? Is there anything going on with your reproductive bits, or have you decided to stop having children?

Tiffany replies: Yes! This fits what’s going on at work. I haven’t decided if I should speak up, but I guess I should. And, yes, I just started taking birth control.