This dream was shared by a client who is a young father of three little girls. He was in school full time when the dream occurred and was experiencing difficulties with some of his instructors as well as financial challenges. This is the first dream he experienced in a series of three dreams he had during one week:

“I was in a valley in a city. My mom and I were at a house jumping on a trampoline.

I went on a hike into the mountains with my step-dad, Allen.

There was a big canyon area with an overlook with which to view the city. Allen and I climbed onto the overlook. All of a sudden I heard a bomber plane coming. I saw the plane dropping bombs in specific areas of our town. I said, ‘I need to get to my daughter!’ I was in a panic!

It was then that I realized the President of the United States had made an agreement with other countries giving them permission to drop bombs on specific areas of populated cities. Then I heard a bomb explode at the dam. I looked and saw a torrent of water gushing down the canyon toward me. The rushing white rolling water began to rip apart the overlook I was standing on, taking me with it!

As I began to fall into the water I realized that I was going to die and it was going to be very painful. I thought about God and life and told Heavenly Father that I was ready to go. Immediately after I had the thoughts of dying, I felt someone grab my hand. It was Allen. He tethered something around my arm and pulled me to safety. I woke up.”

When doing a dream interpretation, it’s important to understand what the dream symbols and meanings are for the dreamer. Once the symbols are learned, they are inserted into the dream.

Dream Symbols

Valley – pretty place, nice

Mom – home

Trampoline – play

Allen – good, non-judgmental, accepting

Mountains – pleasant place

Bomber/bombs – destruction

Daughter – love

President – evil, sneaky, snake, serpent, crap

Water – flood (massive, white capped, destruction)

Dream with symbols

“I was in a valley (nice place) in a city. My mom (home) and I were at a house jumping on a trampoline (playing).

I went on a hike into the mountains (pleasant place) with my step-dad, Allen (goodness).

There was a big canyon area with an overlook with which to view the city. Allen (goodness) and I climbed onto the overlook. All of a sudden I heard a bomber (destruction) plane coming. I saw the plane dropping bombs (destruction) in specific areas of our town. I said, “I need to get to my daughter (love)!” I was in a panic!

It was then that I realized the President (evil, sneaky, crappy) of the United States had made an agreement with other countries giving them permission to drop bombs (destruction) on specific areas of populated cities. Then I heard a bomb (destruction) explode at the dam. I looked and saw a torrent of water (flood) gushing down the canyon toward me. The rushing white rolling water began to rip apart the overlook I was standing on, taking me with it.

As I began to fall into the water (flood) I realized that I was going to die and it’s going to be very painful. I thought about God and life and told Heavenly Father that I was ready to go. Immediately after I had the thoughts of dying, I felt someone grab my hand. It was Allen (goodness). He tethered something around my arm and pulled me to safety. I woke up.”

When we see the dream with symbols inserted we can learn that the dreamer begins in a pleasant place, a feeling and emotion represented by the mother as home. He is playing and hiking, enjoying life. As he continues on his journey with actions and ideas of goodness (Allen) he encounters danger that can destroy his life and all the closely related feelings and emotions that he loves (daughter). A destructive type of emotional turmoil (rushing waters) occurs because of an action or idea that is evil, crappy or sneaky. He feels the flood of emotions connected to this action that appears to be able to destroy him. Yet the action of goodness (Allen), is what saves him.

In doing a dream interpretation it’s important to learn the current events of the dreamer.

Current Events

Money problems: someone said they would help, then they forgot (action and idea represented by an authority figure that the dreamer connects with sneaky, evil and crappy) and I had to remind them. Problems with instructors in school and grades. I should have received an A but got a B+. Upset with my teachers. One teacher will never give a perfect grade! That’s so not fair! I’m experiencing cravings, eating a lot. Really really frustrated and discouraged (flood of emotions engulfing the dreamer)! I want to get back to my daughter and protect her (protect the feelings and emotions within himself that represent love).

The dream message

With all the flood of emotions and destruction that seems to be happening, by giving up and surrendering to God, the actions of goodness will save him and come to his rescue.

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