Dream Zone: I sliced my heart openWritten by Lauri Loewenberg | | firstname.lastname@example.org
“Sleep is the glue that binds new information into the brain.” – Robert Stickgold, Ph.D
I dreamed I was at work and my boss and I were both shaving our legs at the backroom sink. Then I noticed a single hair on my chest over my heart and tried to shave it but the razor sliced an artery which I could see hanging there, pouring out blood. The dream ended with me driving myself to the hospital ER. – Denise 48, Boise, ID
Lauri: First of all … ew! Secondly, hairy legs and chest hair are both rather manly physical traits, but to the dreaming mind they are your male, assertive behaviors. It seems your dreaming mind is telling you to try not to be too manly somewhere in your life. Are you too “bossy” and assertive in a relationship or in general? Slicing your heart open to the point of blood gushing out suggests you may have recently “poured your heart out” to someone. Also, the damage to the heart is most likely connected to heart break in real life. The ER visit means your inner self is in emergency mode. It wants this emotional pain to heal ASAP.
Denise replies: My husband laughs as I read this to him! Yes, I have a history of being too bossy and assertive with him. The heartbreak is likely related to my only daughter getting married two weeks ago and moving far away. I’ve been feeling a pretty sad about that. I guess I need to make efforts to connect with her. Thanks!
Fascinating Dream Fact:
According to a longitudinal study conducted by Bill Tramini that appeared in the medical journal “Pediatrics,” 62 percent of children have regular nightmares, or one every two weeks, during preschool age.
Lauri Quinn Loewenberg is a certified Dream Analyst, author of “Dream On It” and member of The International Association for the Study of Dreams. She joins The Kiss Morning Show on 92.5 every Tuesday morning at 7:10 analyzing listeners’ dreams. You can visit Lauri at www.thedreamzone.com