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Online Database of Past Dream Interpretations: Dreams About Transportation

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It starts out me driving in the country there isn't much around and it's starting to get dark out. I'm not concerned about my location or the time although I have no idea where I'm at. After a while on the country road I end up with nowhere to go but on some train tracks. They quickly take me over a large body of water and therefore I have no way to get off the tracks safely. I'm too scared to back down the tracks cause I'm already to far down them and it's very dark behind me and way to dangerous to drive across in reverse. On the other hand I'm worried that up ahead there will be a huge speeding train that's gonna slam into me. Finally I see a guardrail going down and i realize that there has got to be a crossing that I can escape too. I have to leave the car on the tracks but I'm able to get out in one piece. When I finally get on the land there are people around me but none that I know. I start asking people for directions to the interstate. I really don't have a clue where I'm at or how to backtrack since I had to get off the road i drove in on. When I question the people in the country about how to get to the interstate they look a me like I've lost my mind and can't help me find my way back home. Please help me to determine the meaning of this dream! Usually when I awake from it I'm very upset and even telling people about it makes me emotional.
Dear Dreamer, Essentially, the dream is simply about you wondering what it is you should be doing in life. You feel lost in the dream because part of you may feel lost in terms of your personal direction. Being too far down the tracks and worried about making a change in direction may indicate that part of you feels as if you have pursued a career or an educational path for such a long time that it is too late to change. The approaching train is some sense of impending danger (e.g. a layoff or a breakdown). Overall, the dream is encouraging you to do something else with you life. The fact that you are surrounded by people you don't really know and can't seem to help you might indicate that you need outside help, such as the book Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose, by Mark Thurston.

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I have a boyfriend and he and I have been seeing each other for about 1 year and 3 months. Last night, I had a dream that he had a car accident in a black truck which he doesn't have and I saw his dead body and the wrecked truck his body was half way in the ground and he was dead. I am really disturbed. I cried in the dream and when I woke up.
Dear Dreamer, Rather than a being a literal dream about your boyfriend's death, the dream is more likely metaphorical. Black can be associated with "death" or the end of something. A vehicle, such as a truck, can be connected with an individual's personal direction. With this in mind, if the dream is simply ABOUT your boyfriend, it could suggest that whatever goal he had about his life has ended/changed and become something else. If the dream is about YOUR relationship, the dream could suggest that one or both of you is having second thoughts about your future together. I hope that helps.

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I am a 40-year-old happily married lady with a very supportive and loving family. My husband has requested that I seek help for a reoccurring dream that I have not shared with anyone, due to my fears of the dream. It continues to waken me nightly, then causing my husband to awaken. I am parking a car and when I get out of the vehicle I am taken by surprise and a hand is around my throat. The person has me against a brick wall and begins beating me till I can no longer breathe. When I awaken suddenly, I feel as if I can still feel the pain. I have been prescribed Lunesta/ Sonata and Ambien, due to exhaustion and I really detest taking medications. Yet even though my husband has witnessed me taken the medicines to help me sleep, I STILL WAKE UP and still have the dream. I am tired and would love to sleep through one night. Thank you for any help you can offer.

Dear Dreamer, Obviously, if the dream is literal, it is suggesting some kind of precognitive warning, encouraging you to be careful and wary in a possible future situation. However, it is much more likely that the dream is metaphorical and has to do with your career and/or personal assessment of your life's direction. Somehow part of you may feel trapped, stifled or even having the life choked out of you in terms of fulfilling what it is you really want to do with your life. If this sounds like what is happening to you, let me suggest the DVD Discovering Your Mission in Life. In any event, you may feel "trapped" in terms of your creativity/career/or fulfilling what your soul really hopes to accomplish in life.

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I am constantly 'lost' in a parking lot mostly, looking for my car, no matter what I do, I can't find it and I panic. I have had a similar dream where I am at my old job, and can't find my locker. I worked there for twenty years and had to go out on medical leave because of damage to my health from the chemicals. I have been fighting them for two years now trying to be able to work in the areas where there are relatively no chemicals. I don't know if this has anything to do with it or not but thought I should say. I have been unable to find other work.
Dear Dreamer, The dreams are definitely about your inability to find work. More importantly, they suggest that you have been unable to discover your direction at this point in life. Oftentimes, a car can be symbolic of your mission in life or your life's direction. With this in mind, let me recommend that you consider reading the book Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose, by Mark Thurston, or the DVD Discovering Your Mission in Life.

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Please help me. I have submitted this dream before. My sister and my mother have visited your Virginia Beach headquarters, and my mom spoke highly of her visit before she died. I have had recurring dreams that I believe are the keys to my present/future. In one of those, I park my car in a parking lot. The parking lot is on Stony Brook campus or at a mall. When I exit the mall, my car is missing. I am always certain of where I left it. Now when I return to my car and it's missing, I say, "I already know, it's not where I left it. I'm sick of this." Once there was a new yellow VW convertible left for me as a replacement. In another dream, I am on a bus and the bus is heading west. I am sitting 2 seats away from the bus driver on the right side of the driver. I talk to a passenger. The passenger is always sitting at an angle or adjacent to me. While I am talking to the passenger, I retrieve silver coins from the creases in the seat. The passenger doesn't know that I am retrieving the coins. Most times there is an abundance of silver coins, mostly quarters. Once I retrieve the coins, I place them in my 2 pants pockets. I retrieve as many coins as my pockets will hold. If there is not a pocket-full amount of coins in the crease, I seem surprised because there is usually an abundance of coins in the seat that I sit in. When there is not an abundance of coins, the coins are mostly dimes. The passengers are now adults and children (college bound). I never question the route or direction that the bus is headed. I seem okay with the bus driver, as he knows the route and the bus stops. Next, I go into a public bathroom to urinate. There is always blood somewhere in the bathroom. I use caution when I am urinating so that I don't touch the blood. Sometimes there are other women in the bathroom. As I am squatting to urinate, I am able to see what's going on in the bathroom. Now when this dream occurs, I say, "I am tired of there always being blood in these bathrooms and I tired of having to feel this way when I want to use the bathroom." In real life, I recently earned my Master's degree so that I will have more control over my life and my career. However, despite my being multi-talented, educated and skilled, I am not certain what I am supposed to be doing with my life. Please help this empty soul!
Dear Dreamer, The first dream about the car simply suggests that you have lost track of your "mission in life." The fact that a replacement car was left for you, either suggests that what you are supposed to be doing is not what you are currently doing, or it suggests that life's events have caused you to end up in an occupation where you don't really feel you belong. The portions of the dream on a bus suggest that the next place you need to be involved with has a community of people (e.g. a bus full) and that will be a valuable and rewarding experience. If you have considered going back to college to earn a doctorate, I think the dream could be definitely telling you to do just that. Blood in the bathroom could indicate that you have been doing something (or need to eliminate something) that is draining the very life out of you. One thing you might consider is reading the book, Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose, by Mark Thurston. Good luck to you.

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I've had repeated dreams about ships. I understand this is a broad category and I have previously submitted these dreams before. Some dreams have to do with ships of the past, namely Titanic, while other dreams have cruise ships. Also I remember having a dream where I was on a wooden ship I believe derived from the 18th century. Perhaps most frequently I have dreams of being on ships of the armed forces, namely the Navy. Could these dreams reflect what may have been a part of my life in past lives?
Dear Dreamer, Oftentimes ships are generally symbolic of an emotional or a spiritual journey. However, a ship with another connotation would have an entirely different meaning; for example, the Titanic could be associated with a disastrous journey. In terms of past lives, it is very possible that your subconscious mind is using past-life imagery to bring to your consciousness the fact that a similar "pattern" or experience is happening to you now that once happened to you before, but the reason for the dream is connected to the present - something is happening now that is bringing these dreams to mind. Overall, the dream suggests some kind of a journey that is similar to a journey that your soul once undertook. I hope that helps.

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I live in Taiwan. I am 27 years of age and single. I have a twin sister and we are the breadwinners of our family (mother, brother, sister, and five cousins who are staying with us). My first dream was I was going to the bathroom but no matter how much I went I couldn't stop. My second dream is that my twin sister and I were on a bus that started trembling. There is also an old lady beside us and I don't even know and recognize her. I realized that the bus was shaking because the driver had fallen asleep, so I woke up the bus driver. When I woke him up, our trip was smooth and there was no problem anymore during our trip. Can you please interpret these?
Dear Dreamer, The first dream could suggest that there is something you want to eliminate but are having problems doing so. This could mean that there is something you want to say (perhaps to someone in your family), but don't know how to say it. The second dream suggests that even though your current situation may seem a little "shaky" sometimes, as long as you keep your mind on your destination (e.g. getting a good job, going to school, etc.) - whatever that may be - things will work out okay for you. Good luck to you.

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What does it mean when you dream that you are driving a certain car which is a Honda Accord, either black are blue which is a 5-speed and you don't know where you are going, you just assume that you are going out of town?
Dear Dreamer, Dreams of cars are often symbolic of the dreamer's life direction and/or occupation. With this in mind, the dream could be indicating that you have a sense that you need to be doing something different with your life but that you're not really certain what it is (e.g. in the dream you weren't certain where you were going). The fact that the car is a manual transmission could indicate that you often feel that you are on your own, in terms of deciding where you need to be headed in life. The fact that the destination is out of town could either indicate that you are on the verge of a literal move, or a metaphorical interpretation could suggest that you are going to get involved in a line of work that you haven't done previously.

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I dreamt that I won a car - a brand new red hatchback. I was excited and jumping up and down telling people about it. Please publish this on the site because I can't find anything about winning a car on the Internet. Thanks.
Dear Dreamer, Cars can be associated with a new life direction, or sometimes they can be connected to the physical body. The color red can be symbolic of new energy, new vitality, or sexuality. With this in mind, your dream suggests that you are about to receive a new direction in life (e.g. new job opportunity). The fact that the color is red could indicate that this new direction or opportunity might be a new relationship.

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There is a dream or series of dreams that I have been having for years. I worked on the railroad as an on train employee for 42 years and a lot of the time it was long distance with a lot of time involved. I was never involved with the railroad other than at work; when I was off I did not think about it. When I retired 7 years ago almost immediately I began to have dreams about riding on the trains either in the engine or in the caboose. These dreams in the beginning were every night, even though I never went back around where I used to work or associate with the people I used to work with. The dreams have slacked off in the last year, but last night I dreamt that I was riding in the engine and getting off and on at a small town with a lot of tracks and companies and then we went to switch cars at a warehouse and I was standing there with to two fresh fish in my hands. The next thing I know I was back on the engine and this time I had a stick in my hand and was slapping the engineer that I used to work with and he was laughing. We did not always see things in the same light or get along that well. The situations are different in each dream, but the one thing is that I am always riding in the engine or in the caboose. I have wondered about this for years.
Dear Dreamer, Part of your mind associates the train with work or your life’s direction. With that in mind, whenever you have the dream it is simply suggestive of doing something with your life’s direction or perhaps getting involved with a new pursuit. Being in the caboose could be connected to being more of a “follower” in a certain situation, whereas being in the engine would symbolize “leading” whatever was going on. Your encounter with your current husband and the dream is simply portraying this thematically. Just so you know, however, oftentimes when individuals dream about an ex, the dream has some connection to the current relationship. In your case, however, I would imagine that you ex still has feelings for you.

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The last few nights I’ve been dreaming about being in an airport and trying to find my flight – getting lost in the airport, not having packed enough for the trip, and then having to take a bus in the middle of nowhere and checking to see if all my bags were with me but everything was unorganized. All I wanted to do is go home. Any input would be much appreciated.
Dear Dreamer, The two most likely possibilities are that either something is occurring in your life right now (at home, at work, in your personal relationships) in which you don’t really feel prepared, or that you have a sense of what you should be doing in your life but try as you might you have not yet been able to figure out how to get there. If it is about wondering how to fulfill your life’s mission, let me recommend the book Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose, by Mark Thurston. I hope that helps.

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This is my third request; please help! I have a recurring dream that I am in an SUV and I run over children. I seem to look up right in time to see that I am about to hit the children but it’s too late. This dream scares me and prevents me from driving an SUV. What does this mean? I am a 30-year-old single woman.
Dear Dreamer, In all likelihood the dream is simply suggesting that because of your busied life, schedule and/or work life, you may be ignoring or even endangering the things that are truly important to you. These things could literally be children or they may be projects and ideas that have long been a part of what you really want to do with you life. In any event, the dream is simply trying to tell you to slow down and focus on what is really important.

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I have strong romantic feelings for my best male friend. We’ve known each other for 25 years, our whole lives. In the dream, he’s going away for a weekend trip with his family and leaves me his car to use over the weekend. He gives me the keys and then gives me a hug, and then leaves. I drive the car all over, and like a racecar driver at that. I LOVE driving this car, and it feels exhilarating and empowering. I go home and park the car in front of my house. When I wake up the next morning, the car is gone and I’m petrified of what my friend is going to do and say.
Dear Dreamer, The dream suggests that much of your attraction to this friend is because of your attraction to the life you perceive he leads, or the direction he plans to take. In other words, you may be as much in love with what your friend hopes/wants or is doing with his life as you are in love with him. With this in mind, the dream seems to suggest that regardless of your feelings for this friend part of you really needs to discover your own mission in life. If this is the case, then let me suggest reading the book, Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose, by Mark Thurston.

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I have been having this dream about 4-5 times a week. I am in a large city. There is an ocean and hills. In my dream I know this city by heart, although I believe its one purely created in my imagination. In my dream I know all the ways in and out of traffic in the city, but inevitably I always end up getting lost. And as I become more and more lost, traffic gets worse, the streets and buildings become narrower until I find that I'm driving my car inside someone's house. I'm totally embarrassed that I am driving in their house (actually through hallways, turning into bedrooms) and frustrated that I can't seem to find my way...at this point the dream often changes that I'm suddenly in a large passenger airliner either just taking off or landing, and we are flying at almost ground level. Underneath power lines, following the route of interstates, just above the pavement, and their is an overwhelming concern among the passengers and myself that this isn't safe. I'm having this dream 4-5 times a week, and I'm just wondering what it’s trying to tell me. Thanks for your help!
Dear Dreamer, The dream may be suggesting that in spite of the fact you know your way around your life (e.g. you know what you’re doing and you may even have everything organized and under control), part of you feels “lost” in terms of your real life’s direction and purpose. Being inside someone else’s house can suggest the feeling of “living someone else's life” – in other words, just going through the motions because you are not really connected too much of what you’re doing. The large passenger airline may be connected to “ideas” you have had about what you would really like to do with your life but for some reason it just doesn’t feel “safe” to make the change. If this describes some of the thoughts that have been going through your mind, let me recommend the book, Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose, by Mark Thurston.

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I have been having the same recurring dream, which I have had at least 8 times in the past 9 months. The dream is that my truck is parked outside in my driveway and it either gets broken into and my personal things are taken, or the truck gets stolen and I try to race after it to catch it, but I am unable to as I usually wake up just after the break in or the stealing of the vehicle happens. And when this does happen, I always get up so suddenly and check my driveway to make sure my vehicle is ok. I have a hard time to fall back asleep and I am sick to my stomach with the feeling that something bad is going to happen. Any suggestions as to why I keep having this dream?
Dear Dreamer, You’ve been giving this dream a literal interpretation when it is probably symbolic. A symbolic approach suggests that your truck is a metaphor for your life’s direction or occupation. With this in mind, the dream could be indicating that you may feel like someone has taken your true calling or direction away from you, or at least somehow you are being prevented from really doing what you want to do with your life. If this is the case, let me recommend the book, Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose, by Mark Thurston. You can find the book at ARECatalog.com.

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How can someone have the same dream for 10 years? Wherever I am in the dream time, I always lose my car and can’t find it. I go back to where I park my car and it’s not there.
Dear Dreamer, We often have “memory pattern” dreams that repeatedly occur, simply to give us the same message or information. In your case, the dream is suggesting that you are often wondering about your personal life direction; in other words, “What am I supposed to be doing with my life?” If this is the case, let me recommend the book, Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose, by Mark Thurston.

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In my dream I was looking at a new car. It was an Acura and I loved it. The inside was very nice and I told the sales guy I wanted to buy it. Then it dawned on me that I don’t need a new car nor do I want one unless it is a newer version of the one I already have. I said to someone that I love my car, it’s my dream car and I canceled the order. I even told the guy in the dream, unless it’s a newer version of the one I already have, I don’t want it. I was puzzled in my dream as to why I would want a new car and why it would be something different than the one I have. (In reality, I do love my car – a VW Beetle – a and wouldn’t get a different car if I had all the money in the world, except maybe a convertible VW Beetle!) I know a car represents the physical self or journey through life. Now I’m wondering if I should have accepted the new car in the dream, hence maybe a new something in reality. Am I being offered something new that I am just too fearful of accepting?
Dear Dreamer, As you’ve suggested, a car can represent your physical body or your life’s direction. The dream imagery is suggestive of a life’s direction and may indicate that either someone else or part of your self has been stating something like, “You are not living up to your potential,” or “You need to find a better job,” or “You are not making enough money.” However, the dream is indicating that you are relatively happy with your life’s direction and really have no intention of changing it, unless, as you say, you could have a newer and improved version of what you are already doing. Overall, I think the dream is simply reassuring you that you are in the right place at this point in time regardless of what anyone else might be saying to the contrary.

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I just had a dream that I am on a plane and the next thing I know I am on the ground witnessing the plane crashing to the ground and I have to run because it is going to explode. I am safe after running. The strange thing is as the plane is crashing to the ground I say aloud that this exact plane crash was in my dreams before? I have had dreams about plane crashes but in different situations.
Dear Dreamer, A plane often symbolic of plans or ideas, suggesting that whatever you have been considering doing is not going to have the end result you are hoping for.

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I’ve submitted some dreams before but this one scares me a bit. I’m a 20-year-old female with an 18-year-old roommate. She is nice and we get along fine. Lately I have had a recurring dream about an accident involving my car and a silver car. My roommate and I are in the car going considerably fast like on a highway or interstate, and the silver car comes out from the right side as if to get across the highway on the other side and hits my car. Smashing into the car. All I hear is my roommate screaming and the sirens of police, and fire/rescue people. (Now a brief history on me.) I totaled out my silver car back in October of last year hitting something on the right side. I didn’t even know my roommate at the time. Also my dreams always come true in some way, shape, or form. I dreamed an elderly gentleman died in a car, trapped. A few weeks later my great grandfather was trapped by his seatbelt and passed on. So should I keep my roommate out of my car?? Is this my subconscious telling I am going to have another car accident? What does it all mean? And why do they come true?
Dear Dreamer, First of all, dreams can preview future events because the subconscious mind is able to access, what Edgar Cayce called the Akashic Records. (For more information on this topic, let me suggest Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records, by Kevin Todeschi.) Secondly, a dream like this could have several likely interpretations. It may be a warning dream, suggesting the importance of watching your driving, or perhaps even giving you a preview of a literally happening for you to be forewarned about, thereby changing the outcome. It may be a metaphorical dream, suggesting that your life direction with your roommate is about to come to an end – meaning that the two of you could suddenly decide to go your separate ways. My sense is this is what the dream is actually about. In any event, I think it would be wise to become a careful, defensive driver and to perhaps begin praying for yourself, your roommate and the situation. Good luck to you.

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I have had repeating dreams on the same theme roughly once every two or three months. When I look out of the window my car has been stolen. I search through the telephone directory for the number of the police station to report the theft but can never manage to find it. The cars that are stolen and/or disappeared are usually the current ones I am driving.
Dear Dreamer, In addition to symbolizing your personal physical body, a car is often symbolic of an individual’s life’s direction or mission in life. With the second interpretation in mind, the dream suggests that in the process of reflecting upon your life (symbolized by looking out of the window) you may sometimes feel as if you have lost your direction or are no longer certain what it is you really want to do with your life. If this is the case, let me recommend the book, Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose, by Mark Thurston.

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I dreamed that I was sitting on a large camel-colored horse, which was on a boat, and we were sailing on the ocean. The boat was filled with horses and people sitting on the horses all jam-packed on the boat. We then sailed past another ship which was larger and had the same cargo (horses with people sitting on them) when I noticed that this ship we were passing was larger than the one I was on and had a huge horse but with the back of a camel all brightly adorned with red and gold blankets in the middle of the humps for the rider to sit on. However this horse/camel had no rider and I then climbed onto the bigger boat as we sailed past and climbed onto its back. The water was calm and I could see land which was very near almost as if we were coming in to dock.
Dear Dreamer, The camel-colored horse probably symbolizes your independent, life’s direction up to this time – a life direction that may have been extremely practical (e.g. suggested by the color of the horse). The other people on this boat (note: a boat can be suggestive of one’s personal spiritual journey or, again, of one’s life journey) have all been moving in the same direction. This group could be symbolic of your circle of friends, your family, or even your co-workers. Seeing the bigger boat and the more prestigious horse indicates that you will be making a change in your life’s direction that is better for you, both personally and materially. This change, however, is going to necessitate a change in some of your surroundings and/or people who are in your life. The fact that the boat is coming into dock may suggest that this change in occupations/directions is about to take place.

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I was driving a car across a bridge, the battery died about half way across the bridge and the car coasted to a stop on the other side. I got out of the car and walked under the bridge and there were a lot of boxes of groceries under the bridge, like it was a warehouse and they were being stored there. A guy I knew from high school...known for his ‘partying” came down and started taking the groceries away in a shopping cart. The river was very clear and not very deep, not quite as wide as the Mississippi River, you could see the bottom and would be able to walk across it without any trouble. My twin sister was on the bank when I turned around and then floating in the water were books. I reached down and picked one up, even though it was in the water it wasn’t wet. I opened the book and that’s when I woke up.
Dear Dreamer, Driving a car that suddenly stops halfway across a bridge suggests that some kind of potential life change has not been completed. In other words, whether it was deciding to go back to school, leaving your job for a better one, taking a new direction in life, deciding to get married, etc., part of you may have wanted to or began to undertake a new direction and yet you may have been hesitant to completely follow through on that direction. The battery dying could be symbolic of no longer having your “heart” in the idea. The reason for not completing this transition seems to be because of baggage and/or issues from the past. The party guy could symbolize an approach of taking things too easily or not seriously enough in your own life in regards to your future or in regards to this direction. The twin sister is probably symbolic of your other self – or the self you could be. The river might be the river of life or the passage of time. It could also suggest an emotional or a spiritual experience. Finally, picking up the book suggests the need on your own part for more education, more knowledge, or perhaps the suggestion of going back to school.

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My brother had an awful dream last night. As background information, my brother has a permit not a license, so occasionally I allow him to drive my car when I am with him. He asked to drive yesterday and I allowed him; we drove from my house to my mom’s house to pick up my son after I was off from work; after we picked up my son we went back to my house. Later on that night when he went home he had a dream that he was driving my car and he was going too fast and he drove the car into the water with my son in it. He said he survived but could not find my son. He didn’t mention if I was there or not. He said after that the police arrived and arrested him telling him that he sold my son into child slavery. (Yes, he has very odd dreams anytime he has one.) My son is 3-years-old by the way. Please help. This dream is really bothering him.
Dear Dreamer, In all likelihood your brother’s dream has nothing to do with either your son or with driving. In fact, the dream suggests that your brother needs to slow down in life and really think about what he is doing. Otherwise he may make a serious mistake and become a slave to something (career?) and overlook what is really important to him in life.
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