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Child Wants to Harm Me
My Child Wants to Harm Me
In the dream, I have two babies, an infant boy and girl who are very small, only three or four inches. I put them into separate, small cribs and breastfeed them a lot. At one point I hold the boy and tell myself that he is my favorite. They grow up very quickly and the next thing I know, I’m sending them to school.
One day the girl comes home from school with a boy; the boy's father tells me that my daughter wants to leave me and become his kid. Then my daughter chases me. In the dream I breast fed her more than the my son yet felt bad for her, because my son his good looks from my husband, including his good hair, but my daughter had bad, dry hair. It felt that was part of why she hated me.
Embarrassed at breastfeeding; betrayed when child turned on me.
Main Life Issues:
Difficult life and work circumstances.
Someone gives a lot to those for whom they are responsible, and feels bad because a part of what they worked for, does not work out well.
A child who betrays: The part of you that is a perfectionist and never feels as if you are measuring up.
Son gets with good looks: The strong part of you as a male quality that all women need, for balance of traits.
Bad, dry hair: Hair as what comes out of one's head, which is a metaphor for thoughts. Bad hair indicates negative thoughts or bad attitudes. In this dream, a metaphor for the part of you that is always self-critical.
What it Means:
When a dream portrays extremes (good child, bad child and good hair, bad hair), the message is about finding the middle ground. The child who turns on you is the part of you that knows nothing is perfect, and because you keep trying for what is perfect, you engage in self rejection and in your thoughts, you put yourself down. The daughter who rejects you is telling the perfectionist part of you: "Relax. Love yourself and find a balance."
Bottom Line: Nothing is perfect, especially people, so chasing after perfection can drive you bananas. The goal is to be whole and wholesome and to do one's best without guilt or fear. Pop psychology used to call that aiming for “good enough".
Wow, you really hit the nail on the head. Thanks so much. A recent situation constantly brings up self doubt and when that happens, I’d rather not do something then do it and fail or quit, which leaves me going back and forth.
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