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Daily Dream Diary – Horse Races & potluck

December 16, 2016

I am having a great time at a potluck dinner. The tables are laid out in an area the size of a football field! There is tons of food, the people are friendly, and it’s a warm atmosphere. I have a plate and am putting a few things on it, chatting to others in line. I see a woman who brought rice in a pot with a few raw-looking tomatoes. She said she’d take it to the back because people wouldn’t want it.

Later, I went out to the grass field and saw it was the middle of a horse-racing track. I remembered the sounds of horses racing, the music, the bells ringing like a casino, the shouting, the announcer. Someone told me that a new race was beginning soon and they had plans for this grass space. I could see they were excited about it and I wanted to buy into the idea but I didn’t want to lose the peacefulness of the grass and area as it was in that moment.

Dream: Bugs, Mobile Home

Dear Richard,
I dream I am working in a mobile home (which is common out here in Fort Mac)  which is a medical clinic for children. There are staff changes and new people coming on. A strong male friend of the family works there. The inside of the mobile home is comfortable, well-maintained, well supplied, purposeful, effective.

There is a small plant, like an asparagous plant, and it has been eaten by bugs and yet is now coming back to life and sprouting small green leaves. Someone tells me it is still infested and doesn’t know what to do with it. Because it is showing some signs of recovering there is the temptation to nurse it back to health but I see a big insect nest, like a spider’s, with hundreds of eggs, and I say it will likely spread and he doesn’t seem worried. I say, well, the whole plant has to go in the garbage now. It feels really good to just wrap the cloth around it and throw it out. The bugs cause no more harm to any of the other plants.

Then we go out. We are walking in public and I am shirtless. I love the feeling of open-ness, beauty, femininity, grace and I don’t think anything of it until we get into the store to order chinese food and then one of the men look at me. So i am leaning against a wall covering my chest with my arms and just looking at what food I want to order. Others chose greasy fast-food and I choose a yummy nutritious dish and replace the hot dogs with veggies. As I lean against the wall, I notice now I have a shirt to cover my chest now and although I am not wearing it, it is in front of me and I can hold it against me to cover me.

We walk in a big city, feels like Montreal, and there is a huge water slide, looks fun and I imagine I’ll go down it soon. I have no resistance to going on it and am looking forward to that.

We return to the medical clinic and we are having a staff meeting. All is well but the pediatrician wants to tell us that a disturbing document is on the website making the clinic look bad. She says it’s just when the kids were young and cranky and it reports on their worst time. She’d like to report on their best time. We all agree and she moves forward.

There’s just a few more scenes – one is when we were returning we saw a young child playing by herself and a co-worker went to get the parents while I sat with her. There were several kids playing in the sand. Then there was an eager-to-learn 18 year old mother with a baby, Then there was a guy who was new to the team and I was chatting with him telling him I was new to the team too but been in Fort McMurray for years. and at one point, some women came by and was doing a survey to try to find drug dealers. We laughed and said not us. They just laughed back and said they’d find them eventually. They were a type of under-cover police.

The following night there was an extension on the police theme…I was friends with two female police officers and trusted them. I get into the back seat of the cop car and am making a joke about them not letting me back here if there was a criminal back here. They are standing in uniforms outside the open backseat door. I must be feeling suspicious that something is not quite right so I look around the seat area to make sure there really isn’t any threat and there is no one there. I reach my hand back to the back seat (like in a station wagon how there is an area behind the back seat) and then I feel a blanket with a person hiding under it. I put my hand beneath the blanket to explore who or what it is. I feel someone’s hand and as I am wondering if it is a threat or not then the person starts cutting my hands with very sharp razor blades. The pain is very acute and travels through my entire nervous system and I do not move or shout. He continues cutting my right hand and then goes to my left hand. I have no awareness of blood or anything, just an acute sensitivity to the sensation of straight line cuts. Somehow the dream ends with my telling the police that I had found the person they were looking for. Something like that.
Hi Rachel,

     Hope you are doing well up there and it isn’t too cold yet.    I do sessions with people on Skype.  The payment is made through paypal.  It is pretty straightforward.    Oftentimes I start with a dream, but I mostly deal with the most difficult issues that someone is facing.    The method is to find a spiritual solution and then to go forward with it.   The only tricky part with Canadians is finding a time that matches up with the time change.

I would be happy to work with you especially knowing some of what you have been through.


Dear Rachel,
There is a lot to process in the dreams which could go on for awhile and which will probably come up when we do the work face to face.  There are a number of positives in the dream such as the water slide and walking shirtless.  These are reminders to you that you have these amazing qualities.    Usually the reason you get reminded of about the positives in a dream because where you are going next puts you in a position where you are likely to forget them.  So in this case you have the qualities of playfulness and openness.The context of the qualities you are about to develop happen in medical clinic for children, which is a symbol of helping people heal from their childhood traumas.   The work is actually working well, but there are some tweaks you need.

When you have a plant in a dream,  the first thing that should come to your mind is its essential quality, growth.     This is because all true healing depends upon growth.   If there is no growth, then there is no healing.    So your plant, the symbol of growth was attacked by bugs that seem to work without being easily detected.   The bugs are what kills the plant or kills the growth.   So then you can ask yourself,   what are the insects working under cover that kill the growth.     The answer to this is gossip and criticism that is often undetected at first.   It is a huge killer.   Well in the dream you find the source of the killing of the growth and then you throw out the gossip and criticism, but you also throw out the plant.    This means that while you may get rid of the negative, you are not promoting the growth.The key to the growth is the insects.   This is another principle of dream work that is crucial.   Whenever you have an animal that is negative in a dream, it means that you really need to have the positive opposite.    What is significant about insects is their numbers and ability to reproduce rapidly.    This is what happens with gossip and criticism.  It is quick to kill the growth because it spreads so much.So you have to think about something that is small like an insect that can spread really rapidly and cause a lot of growth.   The answer is encouragement which is basically promoting the process of finding the positives and acknowledging them.

So you have two other problems in the dreams.  One is with the website receiving criticism and the other is being cut up when you are with under cover police.   Being cut up means the same as being cut up or sliced up which is what criticism and gossip do.   So the solution to everything in all of the dreams is to let go of the criticism and gossip and bad press and focus on recognizing and acknowledging the positives.

It is hard to get rid of the criticism in a group or organization because usually it starts as an uncover kind of thing, but what kills it is encouragement.   The focus does not have to be on elimination of criticism, but rather on the promotion of encouragement.

Encouragement is what lets growth happen.   This is what you need in a dream.   It is a process that requires remembering positives and acknowledging.   They are usually easily forgotten in the face of criticism.

So these are a few thoughts.

Dream: Poorest of the Poor

In the dream, a person has visited the house. But this is not my house. It has the feeling of the old farmhouse but even worse – it’s not mine, even though I”m acting like it is. What I mean by that is that even though I was in it, I had the feeling like I was trying to pretend that I knew the house, that is was mine. So right from the beginning, sitting on a couch beside someone I’m thinking “who is she?…why is she here?…what does she want???…and there is nothing in the space for me to connect and ground with. I think at first I thought she was in the wrong house, got the wrong person but then she kept asking questions and wouldn’t leave.

So then it happens that we go into the kitchen. Gracie is hungry. I don’t like this kitchen, don’t like the food that’s in the cupboards, don’t like the way the woman is looking at me, but I get that she is observing me like a CAS worker feeling. But at the same time I realize that she also finally picks up that she is also in the wrong house, that she has to go. The energy shifts and it’s lighter. So I”m feeling really aware of everything I say and do, how I speak to Gracie, and how it will be perceived. I open a cupboard and am looking. It’s all boxed and canned food and I hate it all. I can’t think about what we have that we can eat. The woman is talking and making excuses about why she was here and how come she has to go now. She says she can see my schedule is full and she is sorry to bother me, etc.
But at the same time she says that I also “lose it” internally – I can’t think of food, I can’t think of what to say to Gracie, I feel so guilty for not being a better mom, I feel so tired, I feel so disconnected to this stupid house and want out but don’t want to tell her it’s not my house otherwise it would look bad, and I just want to collapse on the ground – but I get that would be “soggy back pack” so instead I just turn and lean against the counter and I take a few deep breaths. This signals to Gracie to back off and the woman too. It gives her an out. She says she can see I have a lot going on and she is sorry to bother me.
I’m alittle annoyed now that she is leaving because it just starts to get better. Once gracie backs off and I breath I can think of what I want to eat. Gracie pulls down cat food and for a moment I had even thought of eating that. but then I say No there is something better. I start to pull out things from the cupboards with an idea. Also I figure what to say to Gracie to stop her – I had said something earlier like “get out of my head” and I had thought that was a mistake but it actually worked and the woman nodded and took notes. She seemed to like what I was saying and doing, taking notes and smiling.


Richard Wrote:

This dream seems to be about the remembered state when you were really at the lowest low of being poor. It was like you were in a borrowed self.  Now you can change this dream by thinking about how you really want the house and imagine living in it each day fully.  Think of it more in superlatives to the degree that you can.  What is the best house (self) that you can imagine?

Dream & Interpretation: Girl Guides, Grapes, Parasites

DREAM: Bathroom, old lady, parasites
I dream I am in a bathroom of a person I haven’t met before. She is kinda older, kinda tired but still very kind-hearted. She is having a girl guide meeting at her home and I am a new member. I like how comfortable she appears in her uniform and I notice I am wearing one too. I love the girl guides and am excited about participating. (I was a girl guide in my waking life childhood) I ask to use the washroom. When I go in I find the door doesn’t lock and it swings open. I don’t mind. (P.S. I used to have dreams like this when I would be so embarrased about the door opening that I wouldn’t use the washroom) but I go anyways and someone walks by and shuts the door. The old lady sort of huffs that I didnt’ shut it. I use the washroom and somehow when I flush stuff doesn’t all go down. A worm crawls out of the toilet onto the floor and it is clear to me that it came from me. I think to myself, well, time for a cleanse – gotta get rid of these worms. And I get a paper towel to clean it up. The old man approaches me to help but I say I’m fine and I get it. It breaks off into little peices and it all goes into the garbage. The floor of this washroom is cracked and old and even at one point I notice a hole in it and I think “whew…these people need money to fix their bathroom. This is dangerous.”

I also dream that I am offered grapes and I have one and it is sweet and delicious but I am very full and I say no thank you. Grapes are my absolute favourite fruit and so even as the woman is taking them back I think “wow – how weird that I don’t even want grapes.”

Hi Rachel,
The dream that you sent about the girl guides gives you some good information  about where to  to begin with the project.   The girls guildes have good memories for you, but the problem in  this case is that they do not allow for letting go of old stuff.     So when you go to let go of your old stuff that is no longer needed, the washroom has problems.    This is because  most programs that invlove personal growth do not have an emptying component to them.   They rely on everyone following a uniform program of growth  which only works if you do not have a huge amount of emptyiing to do.    Letting go is what needs to be added because without it you cannot enjoy the grapes.