bloody knifeMost of us consider ourselves to be pretty decent human beings. We wake up, have our coffee and watch a bit of the news, kiss the kids as they head off to school, we trudge through work, come home, get dinner on the table, kiss the kids goodnight, wash the grime of the day off our body, jump into bed then… dream we’re chopping up babies!! Wha??? Where did that come from?

You’d be surprised how many good, honest, hard-working individuals by day turn into Jeffrey Dahmer at night!

Sheryl from Utah is one of these individuals so she came to me for help. As brutal as chopping up babies in a dream may be, there is a very good reason for it! Read on to find out why… (The following is from my nationally syndicated newspaper column The Dream Zone)

Dear Lauri,
The only part of my dream I remember is that I was cutting up babies! I had a sharp, serrated knife, and was cutting them into little pieces. Cute little babies! Needless to say, I was very disturbed this morning!    – Sheryl, West Jordan, UT

Lauri:  Even just a portion of a dream will hold significance for you that you should pay attention to. And it might ease your mind to know that dismemberment dreams are more common than you might think. Dreams love word play and bring words to life so take a good look at the word dismember… it basically means to remove a member. Now apply that to your life. Is there any member of your life removing his or herself from it? Anything such as a behavior or issue or anyone YOU need to cut out of your life or separate from? The babies your slicing up are a clue and suggest this is either some new element in your life that needs to go or it could be connected to someone who acts like a baby.

Sheryl replies:  Hmm, mostly right now I’m trying to “fix” old behaviors, move on from an old relationship, I’m becoming an empty nester. And they’re HAVING babies. I have two new grandbabies. Could that have something to do with it?

Lauri replies:  Ah! That definitely explains all the babies. You have to separate from your babies… and your babies’ babies. Your babies having babies probably brings back when they were babies.

Sheryl replies:  That dream was so unsettling. Thank you so much! Now that I’m thinking about it, I was just cutting off their limbs; maybe I was trying to keep them from leaving.

Lauri replies:  That could certainly be. Your dream is an expression of your displeasure with having to cut them loose. Remember, it’s okay to slice up the apron strings… not the children!

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