tigerhawkA fairly common but confusing element to many of our dreams is morphing or shape shifting. For example, I recently dreamed I was me but when I looked into the mirror I had morphed into Whitney Houston. Later in the dream I was being interviewed by Steve Harvey but he morphed into Patrick Stewart with a really bad wig!

I actually got to tell Steve Harvey that dream the first time I was on his show. He didn’t know who Patrick Stewart was!

Dreams are funny when they get all shape-shifty like that, but there is also a reason they do that… and it’s all about changes that are taking place in your life or within you. If you think about the most recent changes that have happened in your life, can you see how one situation in your life has sort of morphed into a different situation? Or how your attitude or perspective has shifted recently? Changes aren’t typically sudden. They tend to evolve with time. Our dreams will give form to the changes in our life by the cool effect of morphing or shape shifting in order to give us a better understanding of the changes at hand.

Below is a great example of how our dreams use morphing to illustrate changes. This is from my nationally syndicated newspaper column The Dream Zone…

Dear Lauri,
In my dream I kept morphing into different animals. Each animal was like a progression to the next level up. I went from a deer to a wolf to a tiger and then a hawk. These people were trying to capture me, but when I became the hawk I was able to soar and none of them could reach me or even get close.   – Lacie 24, Salt Lake City, UT

Lauri: All the morphing in this dream suggests you and/or your life has been changing. The animals are clues as to what these changes are. The deer suggests you may have started out feeling victimized, the wolf means you then decided to take on the mindset of a predator rather than victim and that seems to have led you to discovering your feminine prowess, symbolized by the tiger. And the final  transformation is very fitting, a hawk. You have risen above and freed yourself from that which had you playing the victim and now can see, like a hawk, through those that would not have your best interests at heart. In a nutshell, have you realized that you are above certain lowly behaviors and attitudes and, just as no one could touch you in the dream, do you now feel you will no longer allow yourself to be trapped in bad situations or bad relationships?

Lacie replies: Wow! I would say that is right on point. I have had a TON of changes in my life. I finally got the raise I’ve been working my butt off for. There was a lot of drama with that and I did feel like a victim and like I wasn’t being rewarded. I also just moved into my own apartment. I would say that all this has given me a lot of confidence in myself. That is interesting about the deer to wolf morph because I had just came across a quote that said, don’t be a victim, be a warrior. Kinda crazy!!

Lacie’s dream shows us how the changes she is making in her life are improving who she is. She is no longer a victim. Her dream is a pat on the back from her subconscious mind. When you have a morphing dream, ask yourself first how the morphing in the dream seems to correlate to changes in your waking life. Then ask yourself if the morphing shows a positive progression or a regression. These questions should give you clarity on whether your waking life changes are good for you or not.

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