Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Scream



The Dream: I am lying on a bed. I put my head into a long tube and scream. My father comes into the room and asks me if I scream often. “No, I say, “this is the only time I ever screamed.”
“Heart attack,” he says.
“Well,” I say, “you’d better take me to the hospital.”
All dither around. No one seems to grasp the urgency of the situation. Someone asks if I feel any pain, and I say, “Only some tightness in my chest.”

Interpretation: I’ve got my head up my ass (in a long tube). There’s something emotionally painful (attack in the region of the heart) that I’m refusing to see. I need some help (the hospital) in order to get this off my chest.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Carla, I laughed when I read your interpretation! It isn't what came to mind for at all! I first thought of a birth canal. That my head is in it leads me to the idiom "Head first" instead of "Feet first". So, the head verses heart dilemma, probably an archetypal, Western dichotomy. That the dream ego is lying in a bed in a hospital points to healing, birth or death for me. I think something in my psyche is in the process of healing, not that there's something I'm being blind to. I try to, but don't always remember, look at the dream and see what it is pointing to - what direction does it want me to go? In this case, the dream ends with the heart in pain, so I'd ask if this dream came on the anniversary of someone's death or birth. I also ask myself if there is something in my life I am doing intuitively and not by my head - which may be giving me heart palpitations! Thanks for sharing this dream. Emily

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