I do not believe dreams can be analyzed from a book. I once had a dream in which penguins were sliding down a giant slalom, then shooting into the air, flapping their feet, and flying, A woman told me animals in dreams symbolized problems, and I wanted my problems to fly away.
I don’t think an analysis of this sort is right. In fact, I think it’s completely wrong, How anyone determined that animals in dreams symbolize problems is beyond me. I think it’s a trite and superficial explanation.
Some dreams you can figure out on your own. Others, no.
I recently had a dream about a woman I know, who got into a car with me and said it was very important for her to go home and make her bed. It made absolutely no sense to me. Yet when I told her about it, she said she had let her bed pile up until it got to the point she had to clean it off, then make it.
Now what is going on here? Is this just a coincidence? I don’t think it is. Sometime, in my dream, I picked up her intention to make her bed. How did I do this? Ultimately, I don’t know.
I do have some thoughts, though, Everything and everyone is in some way connected, and thoughts and feelings can somehow be passed from one person to another.
People have, for thousands of years, known what was happening to someone else. My mother swears when I was in college she could make me call her by thinking about it. Who am I do deny it?
Some years ago one of my friends, an elderly diabetic, ended up in the hospital, where she died. We knew she was going to die.
One night, she appeared to me in a dream, just as vividly as could be. She essentially said, “Bye, I’m going now.” I have never in my life had a dream that vivid in the middle of the night that I remembered in the morning.
When I woke up the next morning, I knew she had died. I even knew the time: about 2:30 in the morning, When I went to the hospital her room was empty. I didn’t even ask the nurses when she had died. I already knew.
As I said, the only explanation I have for any of this is that everyone is connected, The stronger the emotional connection, the easily to pick something up from someone else.