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Dream Zone: Listen to the Words Spoken in Your Dreams

Dream Zone: Listen to the Words Spoken in Your Dreams Lauri Quinn Loewenberg

I woke up from my nap about an hour ago in a cold sweat, and my heart was racing. In my dream, I had been in a big room that might have been a concert venue, but there was no band. There were lots of people, but I didn’t recognize anyone. A woman with fear in her eyes walked up to me and said, “You know what is going to happen. It is just like the song ‘The Four Horsemen.’ You know what is going to happen.” Then she said something about it being too late for me. “The Four Horseman” is a song about the apocalypse. I’m having a panic attack over this. Any ideas what it means?

— Ron, Norfolk, VA

From Lauri: The lack of a band or music at a concert hall tells me that you feel something vital is missing from your life. Is there a part of your life that no longer has joy or harmony? The reference to the apocalypse is important. It is not about the end of the world in general but rather your personal world as you now know it. What’s going on in your life that feels like a massive change? You are told repeatedly in the dream that you know what is going to happen. This is you telling yourself. It seems to me that there is some big change coming that will rock your world. It is inevitable, and this dream is trying to prepare you for it.

Ron replies: Wow! Nailed it! My marriage has been dying a slow death for a while. Although I feel this way, neither of us is going anywhere because we can’t afford to and we have two daughters that are not even teenagers. It’s not as if we argue with or scream at each other; there’s just no sexual interest or passion. Thanks. Now I can go back to sleep knowing that I’m not going to die.