Stacey phoned Radio 2UE last week when I was interpreting dreams on Andrew Daddo’s show. She’d been dreaming the same dream every other night for 6 months, and wondered why.
In each dream, she rescued some mice from danger, then kept forgetting to feed them. She had rescued them from one danger and now they faced another: the danger of neglect.
“Do you have mice?” Andrew asked her, meaning vermin.
“I’ve had pet mice in the past,” Stacey said. “I rescued them from someone who was feeding them to a pet snake.”
“So how do you see the personality of mice?” I asked.
“Cuddly and in need of rescue,” she replied.
“And six months ago, when you first had the dream, what was ‘cuddly and in need of rescue’ in your life?”
It turned out that six months ago Stacey had realised she needed to make a change around work. She decided to rescue herself from the dangers of a stressful job and start a new business, one that was more nurturing for her.
She launched straight into a new business, and has been having the dream every other night since.
Her dream suggests she may be in danger of exhausting herself through her new business – falling into an old trap of rescuing others perhaps – neglecting herself, forgetting the intention behind her lifestyle change. It’s one thing to make an outward change and leave the ratrace behind. It’s another to let your unconscious programming lead you into the same old (mouse)traps.
Stacey could relate to this interpretation. It’s time for her to nurture herself as well as her business, and one way to do this may be through re-evaluating a need to rescue others. If all her energies go into her business, or into rescuing other people, she’ll become exhausted and the business will fail to thrive.
It’s all about balance and right nurturing. The moment Stacey finds a to way create work-life balance, her recurring dream will stop, and she’ll have the energy she needs to grow her business successfully. She can open the way by doing a dream alchemy practice, visualising setting those mice free to live in lush countryside where they can eat to their hearts’ content: a life of danger and neglect instantly transformed into a life of safety and abundance.
Where do you channel your energies? What are the results?