In our dreams, all kinds of strange things happen to our bodies. Me, I’ve had an invisible arm, strange objects imbedded underneath my skin and even had my teeth break into tiny pieces, to the point I was spitting, what seemed like, sand out of my mouth.
When trying to figure out what the strange things that happen to your body in a dream mean, it’s important to remember that all the different parts of your dream body represent all your different mental and emotional parts. Your dreaming mind will give form to your mental and emotional abilities so you can better understand how well or how poorly you are using them.
Below is a dream about feet that is a great example of how this works. This is from my nationally syndicated newspaper column The Dream Zone…
I had a dream the other night that I was wiping my feet off and the more I wiped the more my skin started flaking off. I kept brushing it off and pretty soon there were chunks of skin peeling off like huge blisters. Before I knew it, bone was exposed. It seemed never ending. It didn’t hurt but I was mortified!!! And it felt so real. What’s it mean? It’s freaking me out.
– Marcy 41, Chattanooga, TN
Lauri: Oh my God. Eew!! Okay, now that I have pulled myself together… I think you are wiping your feet off in the dream because in real life you are trying to rid yourself of some sort of negativity. Negativity will often appear as, or be referenced as, dirt in our dreams because negativity dirties up an otherwise clean psyche. Since you are wiping it from your feet, it must mean that you either put your foot down in some way or stood your ground over a negative issue. And just as you were peeling away the layers of your skin, have you been peeling away the layers trying to expose the root of what is causing this negative issue?
Marcy replies: Yes! I am trying to find out what is going on with my son. He’s been having very bad behavior lately but I don’t know why. It’s like a mystery and it’s driving me crazy. I just want to fix it because I’m afraid he’s not happy about something. I did finally “put my foot down” with his attitude. It’s been very stressful for me because he’s otherwise a great kid.
Lauri replies: Get down to the bare bones, is the message. Keep peeling away. It may be something you have to take “one step at a time,” hence your feet, but you’ll find it.
Marcy replies: Thank you. I will keep on it. This was so helpful I’m now going to buy one of your books!!
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