SHE WANTS TO BE WATCHED OVER
In reality, I was feeling anxious the night of the dream, but the most unsettling thing happened to me when I finally dozed off. I dreamed that I saw a huge, single eye in a blue haze in front of me. It was staring at me. When I felt I was awakening, it was still there until I stared at it and it began to slowly dissipate. Please let me know what this means.
—Kade Scott, San Antonio
Like the mythic cyclops, the dream presents a singular view — to be watched over while asleep and defenseless. Sleep is a letting-go process wherein one’s guard is down. As such, the eye reveals control issues and the wish to maintain awareness during unconsciousness. It dissipates when it is no longer needed during wakefulness. Fear comes from the intrusive presence, perceived as a violation of personal space. In another view, the eye, phonetically rendered as “I” represents the ego and reveals the extent of your introspection and involvement with the self.
NEEDS TO DRESS UP HER SENSE OF SELF
I dreamed that I walked into a women’s clothing store with cashmere sweaters and expensive dresses. I walked over to this beaded dress and the salesperson came by and said I might like to see what they have on the other side of the store. I distinctly knew she meant the cheaper items and I was enraged. Please decode this dream.
—Theresa V., Brooklyn
Walking into a store to buy clothing reveals an emotional sensitivity, in that a protective layer is needed to cover the skin. The dream attempts to work through feeling indignant over being perceived as poor. Worries over money at this time may have made you feel the need to cut back on expenditures. In this view, the salesperson is self-referential and represents the pragmatic reality of your financial situation.
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