MY MOTHER KEEPS HURTING ME—THE DREAM:I always dream that my mother is hurting me. The other night I dreamed I was walking by the woods and there were three wolves. I was trying to hide behind a tree but my mom told the wolves where I was, so they attacked me. She was laughing hard, watching me get bitten by the dogs. I was crying for help and woke up crying. FELT HOW: In pain, disappointed.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: My mother and I are having issues. We were once very close but argued because she lets my mean brother manipulate her even though I am the breadwinner of the family. I am disappointed that my mother and brother are so ungrateful.STORY LINE: Someone is betrayed and hurt.SYMBOLS:Mother: Normally a symbol of someone who cares, supports and nurtures, the opposite of the type of mother portrayed.Mom who deliberately hurts: Can be the actual mother or symbol of dreamer's inability to nurture self.Wolves: In this dream, fearsome creatures, what is feared.Bitten and attacked: Aggressive acts that cause pain.Hiding behind tree in forest: Brings to mind the saying “Can’t see the forest for the trees” to indicate loss of perspective. Hints dreamer may be clinging to thoughts or feelings but not seeing the big picture of what is happening.Mother laughs as I get bit: Someone is disrespectful and uncaring. WHAT THE DREAM MEANS:The dream mirrors issues with your mother showing your feelings of hurt and betrayal. It raises the question of why you stay in the situation and let yourself be used. You may think that by helping them they will love you, but the forest and tree image suggests you may lack of perspective. You may have low self esteem and attempt to earn their love by supporting them, though they do not appreciate your help.It takes two to get hurt, the one who hurts and the one who allows themselves to be hurt. If you want respect, you have to respect yourself first and have the confidence to walk away instead of letting yourself be used. If you choose to stay and help, recognize that it is your choice to be good to them without receiving love or respect in return.BOTTOM LINE: Life is about learning to make choices. Your dream sounds like an invitation to walk away or at least to own the fact that you are choosing to stay in that situation.
MY LOVING MOTHER—THE DREAM: I had a dream that my mother placed a set of clear-colored rosary beads in my hand and said, “Just pray.”FELT HOW: Surprised to see her, but at ease.MAIN LIFE ISSUES: New job prospects.STORY LINE: Someone is given advice by a deceased loved one. SYMBOL: Rosary Beads: A way to focus on regular prayer. WHAT IT MEANS:Some dreams are not dreams, they are actual experiences remembered as a dream because a dream is the only form of memory during sleep. Many believe the soul lives on and that a person may occasionally visit loved ones. This sounds like an actual visit from your mother. BOTTOM LINE: Her words can be helpful for your career and everything else in life. Namely, keep your spiritual life on track and that will help everything else to fall into place, in good time.