I have this recurring dream. I'm in a car with all the kids. We start driving faster and faster. Then I realize we're about to crash into something or someone (like the person in front of me slams on breaks or a light changes), I slam my foot down on the break and realize there's no break there. THEN I realize it's because I'm not in the driver's seat. I'm in the PASSENGER seat. So I climb into the driver's seat (yelling to the kids helpful things like,"Hold on!") and slam on the actual break. Then that doesn't work. I go to all that trouble to get into the driver's seat and I still can't slam on the breaks. So at the last minute (always, the breathless, horrifying last minute), I pull out of the near-crash at the last minute, either swerving into a driveway or the light changes, etc. I have this dream ALL THE TIME, and I have two questions:
1. What do you think it means? (I have some guesses, but what about the whole swerve at the last minute thing?)
2. Has anyone else had this dream? Is it a common dream like the whole falling/crashing thing?
So here's my thought. The dream definitely has some spiritual ramifications. I can never be fully in control, I feel overwhelmed by the activities and life of four kids, I have perfectionist tendencies and try to micromanage everything...I get all that. (and I'm working on it...) But there has to be more or I wouldn't keep having it.
So here was my plan: the next time I had the dream, I was going to STAY in the passenger seat and see what happens. But I never 'remember' when I'm in the dream. AARRGGHH. Is this anal or what? I'm even setting goals for myself in dreams. I may have finally lost it.
Well, I've got to run. I have 5000 things to do this morning, like you all do, too. I love you all, my dear, faithful readers, and thank you for joining me each day. I also appreciate those of you who are 'followers'--the link is somewhere on my blog, can't remember where--comment if you know, or I'll follow up. At any rate, share my blog with a friend! xoxox
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