1008 Dreams: Bugs, Police & Websites

(In 2009 I began applying Richard’s solution-based transformation approach to going for great big change in life. Since then I’ve been applying a method of identifying negatives and flipping them to the positive opposite and applying this to real world situations in work, service, at home. I offer the story of my dreams and his interpretations in honour and gratitude of his dedication, commitment, service, compassion, kindness, wisdom, integrity, patience, forgiveness, and grace. All rights reserved. With permission from all parties. Copyright Rachel (Czifra) Perry 2014)
Dear Richard,
I dream I am working in a mobile home (which is common out here in Fort Mac)  which is a medical clinic for children. There are staff changes and new people coming on. A strong male friend of the family works there. The inside of the mobile home is comfortable, well-maintained, well supplied, purposeful, effective.

There is a small plant, like an asparagous plant, and it has been eaten by bugs and yet is now coming back to life and sprouting small green leaves. Someone tells me it is still infested and doesn’t know what to do with it. Because it is showing some signs of recovering there is the temptation to nurse it back to health but I see a big insect nest, like a spider’s, with hundreds of eggs, and I say it will likely spread and he doesn’t seem worried. I say, well, the whole plant has to go in the garbage now. It feels really good to just wrap the cloth around it and throw it out. The bugs cause no more harm to any of the other plants.

Then we go out. We are walking in public and I am shirtless. I love the feeling of open-ness, beauty, femininity, grace and I don’t think anything of it until we get into the store to order chinese food and then one of the men look at me. So i am leaning against a wall covering my chest with my arms and just looking at what food I want to order. Others chose greasy fast-food and I choose a yummy nutritious dish and replace the hot dogs with veggies. As I lean against the wall, I notice now I have a shirt to cover my chest now and although I am not wearing it, it is in front of me and I can hold it against me to cover me.

We walk in a big city, feels like Montreal, and there is a huge water slide, looks fun and I imagine I’ll go down it soon. I have no resistance to going on it and am looking forward to that.

We return to the medical clinic and we are having a staff meeting. All is well but the pediatrician wants to tell us that a disturbing document is on the website making the clinic look bad. She says it’s just when the kids were young and cranky and it reports on their worst time. She’d like to report on their best time. We all agree and she moves forward.

There’s just a few more scenes – one is when we were returning we saw a young child playing by herself and a co-worker went to get the parents while I sat with her. There were several kids playing in the sand. Then there was an eager-to-learn 18 year old mother with a baby, Then there was a guy who was new to the team and I was chatting with him telling him I was new to the team too but been in Fort McMurray for years. and at one point, some women came by and was doing a survey to try to find drug dealers. We laughed and said not us. They just laughed back and said they’d find them eventually. They were a type of under-cover police.

The following night there was an extension on the police theme…I was friends with two female police officers and trusted them. I get into the back seat of the cop car and am making a joke about them not letting me back here if there was a criminal back here. They are standing in uniforms outside the open backseat door. I must be feeling suspicious that something is not quite right so I look around the seat area to make sure there really isn’t any threat and there is no one there. I reach my hand back to the back seat (like in a station wagon how there is an area behind the back seat) and then I feel a blanket with a person hiding under it. I put my hand beneath the blanket to explore who or what it is. I feel someone’s hand and as I am wondering if it is a threat or not then the person starts cutting my hands with very sharp razor blades. The pain is very acute and travels through my entire nervous system and I do not move or shout. He continues cutting my right hand and then goes to my left hand. I have no awareness of blood or anything, just an acute sensitivity to the sensation of straight line cuts. Somehow the dream ends with my telling the police that I had found the person they were looking for. Something like that.
Hi Rachel,

     Hope you are doing well up there and it isn’t too cold yet.    I do sessions with people on Skype.  The payment is made through paypal.  It is pretty straightforward.    Oftentimes I start with a dream, but I mostly deal with the most difficult issues that someone is facing.    The method is to find a spiritual solution and then to go forward with it.   The only tricky part with Canadians is finding a time that matches up with the time change.

I would be happy to work with you especially knowing some of what you have been through.


Dear Rachel,
There is a lot to process in the dreams which could go on for awhile and which will probably come up when we do the work face to face.  There are a number of positives in the dream such as the water slide and walking shirtless.  These are reminders to you that you have these amazing qualities.    Usually the reason you get reminded of about the positives in a dream because where you are going next puts you in a position where you are likely to forget them.  So in this case you have the qualities of playfulness and openness.The context of the qualities you are about to develop happen in medical clinic for children, which is a symbol of helping people heal from their childhood traumas.   The work is actually working well, but there are some tweaks you need.

When you have a plant in a dream,  the first thing that should come to your mind is its essential quality, growth.     This is because all true healing depends upon growth.   If there is no growth, then there is no healing.    So your plant, the symbol of growth was attacked by bugs that seem to work without being easily detected.   The bugs are what kills the plant or kills the growth.   So then you can ask yourself,   what are the insects working under cover that kill the growth.     The answer to this is gossip and criticism that is often undetected at first.   It is a huge killer.   Well in the dream you find the source of the killing of the growth and then you throw out the gossip and criticism, but you also throw out the plant.    This means that while you may get rid of the negative, you are not promoting the growth.The key to the growth is the insects.   This is another principle of dream work that is crucial.   Whenever you have an animal that is negative in a dream, it means that you really need to have the positive opposite.    What is significant about insects is their numbers and ability to reproduce rapidly.    This is what happens with gossip and criticism.  It is quick to kill the growth because it spreads so much.So you have to think about something that is small like an insect that can spread really rapidly and cause a lot of growth.   The answer is encouragement which is basically promoting the process of finding the positives and acknowledging them.

So you have two other problems in the dreams.  One is with the website receiving criticism and the other is being cut up when you are with under cover police.   Being cut up means the same as being cut up or sliced up which is what criticism and gossip do.   So the solution to everything in all of the dreams is to let go of the criticism and gossip and bad press and focus on recognizing and acknowledging the positives.

It is hard to get rid of the criticism in a group or organization because usually it starts as an uncover kind of thing, but what kills it is encouragement.   The focus does not have to be on elimination of criticism, but rather on the promotion of encouragement.

Encouragement is what lets growth happen.   This is what you need in a dream.   It is a process that requires remembering positives and acknowledging.   They are usually easily forgotten in the face of criticism.

So these are a few thoughts.

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