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Dream of Ferry Ride With an Ex-boyfriend

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In the dream, I’m a smoker, even though in real life I’m not. In the dream, I’m wearing a baggy jacket and have 1/2 dozen loose cigarette butts in each pocket but no full cigarette. I’m with a bunch of smokers and ask them for one and they all say they don’t have any. I say it’s okay, it doesn’t matter, I’m quitting anyways.

Then an ex-boyfriend arrives. In real life he’s an ex but in the dream I am still trying to salvage the relationship. I ask him if he wants to catch the ferry with me and go do something off the island. At first he disagrees but he concedes with my insistence and he even offers to pay.

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I notice right away he starts taking photos with his phone which is a strange & uncharacteristic behaviour of his. He does it so much that he has no emotional connection or interaction with me at all as we wait in line for the ferry, board and start traveling. I see a huge piece of ice float down a river and point it out and he takes a photo and I hear him say, “This one is for you (meaning me)” and then he takes another one saying “And this second one is for you (meaning another woman)” and he sends the second pic to someone.

After seeing him do this 3 times I confront him with it. He doesn’t deny it. I say why didn’t he just tell me and we could have ended amicably. He said he couldn’t tell me. He didn’t want to hurt me.

So I tell him I’m not going on this trip with him and when the ferry stops I board a returning boat to go back home. He continues on.

I feel a mixture of sadness and relief.

When I get back, it’s too late to make it all the way home so I stay at an Air BnB which has a lot of others staying there too. Recollection of this part of the dream is foggy. It seems we were moving furniture around. There were a lot of people but I don’t recall more than that.

My Dream of Road Construction & Google Solutions

26 October 2017

22730447_10159632287070595_2895142373268570424_nDreaming 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.

DreamWORK: Dealing With Jealousy

14 July 2017

I learned from a dream last night that when I feel connected and empowered I used to get a bit tripped up by others who get jealous and try to use guilt to get me to do what they want me to do which is to direct my attention towards their selves and to ignore my own.

Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not advocating for self-centeredness or selfishness but what I am saying is that it is important to know your own Self and to be True to it and when others try to get you to forget your own wants and needs until you feel disempowered, then there is a problem.

The big problem in close relationships is that if someone has an issue with jealousy then they might do all sorts of things to try to protect their position, in a job or a home or a board of directors for example. They fear they will be left alone so they do things out in the open and behind the scenes like back-biting and criticism to try to disempower others.

Last night’s dream showed me where this is an issue for me even though I thought I worked through most of this already. The dream also showed me where there are opportunities for a lot of positive connecting with hundreds of others but instead I choose to spend a lot of time writing.

In the dream, when I was swimming in a larger-than-Olympic swimming pool I dropped my phone. It got wet but I was cleaning it out and it was going to be alright.

A smart phone in a dream is about more than just making phone calls. It’s about taking pictures and making connections. Dropping a phone in a large pool but it still working is a good metaphor for what happens to me when someone with jealousy issues tries to trip me up.

In the dream, I was fine and the solution was to tell others about my background, about being a journalist & teacher at the same time. To talk about how this shaped how I saw the world and my part within it. In real life this isn’t something I talk about much but now I think it’s time to begin.

Dream Analysis: Detectives in the Attic

17 June 2017

In the dream, I’m with other detectives in an attic and we are close to catching a criminal.

Analysis: This type of dream has been re-occurring every night for the past two weeks. If it were negative then I’d have an issue needing to be dealt with but since it’s positive it means there’s a lot of opportunity to use my skills right now. In truth, there is.

For the past five years I’ve been working as a community researcher to investigate into a certain city’s social engineering strategy and it’s relationship to heinous crimes such as child-trafficking and cult crimes. Recently, I’ve been given opportunities to share the results of my work. It’s rewarding and challenging at the same time.

However, it feels really great to put some of my deductive reasoning skills to work to protect children and to dissolve criminal activity. I’m grateful to be able to contribute in this way. And I suspect that’s why it keeps showing up in my dreams.