DREAMCATCHER: Alex Hossack and Catherine Aubrey interpret your dreams

George’s (second) Dream:

This is a follow up to ‘George’s first dream’ a few weeks ago and portrays similar messages, albeit the images presented are different. It begins by offering similar dream images as the first dream of a queue, waiting in line and having trouble with people.

The dream begins with me standing in a queue about third in line to the counter. The shopkeeper is sitting at the till taking money for the goods offered. He didn’t look very happy.

I recognised him as ‘Fletcher’ (i.e. Kevin Bishop) from the new series of Porridge. When it got to my turn I leaned over to say something to him, but said it quietly. I didn’t hear what I’d said and neither did he.

He said something back to me, which in turn I couldn’t hear and I said something back to him which I also could not hear and neither could he.

He started to get annoyed and went to the telephone to contact his superior. Although I could not hear him I could tell he was saying something detrimental about me being an idiot.

He came back to his seat counter and said something to me again which I continued not to be able to hear and it all started again. This continued until I woke up.

Dream Analysis:

This dreamer remains stuck in his life, represented by his static place in the queue. This is due to him not listening or communicating with a) himself or b) anyone else.

Both characters in this dream represent different aspects of the dreamer, occurring on two levels. The first one is about frustration at his lack of communication and the second relates to feelings about the lack of movement in his life. The latter caused by the former.

This situation is not improving since the dream he sent in a few weeks ago. This dream suggests that the dreamer is shifting between feelings of frustration about his lack of motivation to change his circumstances, and resignation about the extent to which he is stagnating.

The use of ‘Fletcher’ in this dream, may represent his attitude to the whole situation. He attempts to portray himself with Fletcher's personality, easy going with little care about anyone including himself.

The use of a telephone in the dream represents a frustrated attempt to reach out to the aspirational part of himself with which he is not connecting.

As the whole scenario is being repeated again and again, it suggests a ‘revolving door syndrome’ in his life, which is not going anywhere, and a shift between feelings of acceptance and frustration. The dreamer remains in a state of flux about his life at present and while in waking life it is likely that he convinces himself he is content, the inner conflict is being highlighted by his dream state.

He needs to access and deal with whatever it is he is denying himself to move forward.

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Interestingly, we have found it is not always possible to interpret your own dream, probably because it often represents the sublimation of feelings or thoughts that we are trying to avoid in our waking lives. However, with a little assistance from the dream interpreter, the symbols and themes can start to make sense and help us to move forward.

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We only have space to interpret one dream a week which will be selected from those received. Please refer to the guidance provided to describe your dreams as this will enable us to provide a full interpretation.

Guidance for the Dreamer:

• Record your dream in writing as soon as you wake up with as much detail as possible.

• First of all ask yourself who is in the dream.

• Where are you, what is happening to you and what is happening around you?

• Record how you are feeling about what you and/or others are doing.

• Are there particular symbols or objects in the dream that are unusual?

• Are there any sounds and is the dream in colour or black and white?

• Are you watching yourself in the dream or are you experiencing it first-hand ie: through your own eyes.

Alex Hossack and Catherine Aubrey are Public Service professionals with years of experience as practitioners and managers in the Criminal Justice System.