Don’t ya hate that dream where your car goes off a bridge or a cliff into water, and as you struggle to get out of the car the water rises and you’re certain you’re going to die? Yeah, I hate it too. It’s kind of surprising how common that dream is… until you know what it means. Below is a car drowning dream that I recently featured in my newspaper column The Dream Zone.

Dear Lauri,
I had a dream my fiancé was taking me to the ocean and on the way we went over a bridge and our boys flew out of the car and so did my fiancé. I was stuck while the car filled up with water and the next thing I knew I was right there flying next to them.    – Sheri 28, Marshall, MI

Lauri: Is there anything going on that you fear is going to pull you away from your fiancé and children? Like a new job or some new responsibility? The bridge is your ability to get through some sort of transition in your life and the car is your ability to keep moving forward in life despite the transition. The rising water suggests you are becoming increasingly overwhelmed and perhaps fearful you’re not going to make it through this transition. However, your dream seems to be encouraging you at the end by showing you flying next to your family, as if to say, “Just stick this through and then you’ll see that things will really start looking up for you.”

Sherri replies: Actually yes. My stress level is through the roof and my boyfriend has been looking for a job or possibly going back to school. But if he went back to school he would have to live in a dorm and not be with us. We are also about to lose our apartment actually and we are trying to find a place to move. With him considering school, I guess I am feeling like I would be left behind in a sense.

As you can see from Sherri’s car drowning dream, that this is so common because we ALL experience those moments in life that seem so utterly overwhelming we just don’t know how to keep moving forward. But what we can also learn from her dream is that no matter how upsetting the dream, it will always hold a priceless piece of advice or encouragement that we need at that very time in our life.

You can get the priceless advice and encouragement your dreams are offering you too once you know how to understand them. My dream books will have you understanding your dreams in no time! Keep them by your bedside so you can easily figure out your dreams as soon as you wake from them. You’ll wonder why you didn’t get them sooner!

“I had a crazy, disturbing dream. When I awoke, I was frightened. After breaking it apart, I realized the dream was full of symbols that made sense to my life… to my relief! Glad I read your books!”            – Rhonda, Dayton, TN