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An Airplane Crash
A Plane Crashes and Knocks Down a Bridge
I saw a plane taking off but the jets didn't look right, as if the fuel wasn't burning properly. Then I was in my mom’s car, she and I were driving on the freeway about to go over a major bridge. I see the plane again with its weird jets; it’s trying to turn around to get back to the airport, but falls out of the sky and lands in the middle of the bridge, making the bridge collapse and fall into the river below. I ask my mom to switch seats with me, have her drive even though she’s trying to tell me to "go on without me."
In real life she is discovering major health issues and has to be on oxygen 24/7. I wasn't sure why we were switching seats. I instruct her to turn the car around and drive against the traffic to make sure we would not be on the part of the road that could collapse, then I woke up.
Main Life Issues:
Age 22, mother has health problems, life is an issue.
(a) Something can neither go forward or back and does damage as they try to get to a safe place.
(b) Someone sees something is off, witnesses destruction and takes action to avoid further damage.
Airplane takes off: A plane is a vehicle that can rise above, a metaphor for rising above something. Taking off is an attempt to rise above; in this case, the attempt fails.
Fuel not burning properly: A flag for danger; a major dysfunction; a critical resource does not function properly.
Bridge: What holds one above water, water as emotions and hence, what keeps emotions intact.
Plane lands on bridge: Not able to go further; a crash, a sudden negative event.
Bridge falls into water: Something secure is no longer safe.
Turning car around: Trying to avoid danger, save lives.
What it Means:
The dream sounds like a message about your mom’s health, a message about you observing and coping with what she has to go through and the challenges she may experience. In your mother’s mind, there may be a question about whether she will make it as a fear of dying, which you may be picking up in your dream. Whether her fears are based on a real possibility or not, the dream shows her trying to encourage you, just in case, through the words “go on without me”.
Changing seats with your mom and making her take control and giving her directions is a metaphor for you becoming the caretaker for a while, and helping her take the steps she needs in medical treatment.
Bottom Line The dream invites you to become your mother's caretaker. The end of a dream often shows the next step and in this one you are the strong one giving orders. Your mom is your emotional bridge to safety, which her illness threatens, and you feel more vulnerable. It may be your turn to step up and be strong for both of you, for a while.
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