26 October 2017
Dreaming about construction is such an awesome metaphor for change. We have the long-term vision of the improvements and how things will be when the construction is done but the present is messy, confusing, complex and unclear.
Road construction forces drivers to slow down, to become conscious of where they are at and where they are going. Sometimes road construction requires detours and drivers discover new parts of the city they’ve never seen before.
In my construction dream, I was at home just doing my thing and a woman approached me with a print out of a map. She was trying to get somewhere in the city using a print out of a map from online but things have changed since her print out and she didn’t know where to go.
I used my phone to go to Google Maps and showed her where we are and put in the address to where she wanted to go. It wouldn’t be straight forward, I told her, because of the construction. But we can print out this new map and she should be fine.
She was grateful and I went inside to print out the map while she studied the image on the phone.
In another part of the dream I was on an elevator and someone had buzzed my door wanting to come in. He was from the Middle East, and I thought he might be a Baha’i. When I asked him questions though he wouldn’t answer them thoroughly. I decided to trust him anyway and went down to let him in.
Someone was with me telling me I shouldn’t be so trusting and they thought I was a little bizarre to be so trusting but I told them, don’t worry, it’ll be fine.
So what I can do with a dream like this is think about where in my life there is a lot of construction and that is clear to me right away. Then I can have confidence in my ability to get to where I want to go and to even help others get to where they want to go.
When I trust myself and others then everything works well.
Is there an area in your life where you are building something new? Constructing something in your relationships with your spouse? Children? Colleagues?
The key is to know where you are and where you want to go and then be open to change and detours along the way having full confidence you will reach your intended destination.