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The End of the World
I Dreamed the World Is Coming to an End
I was in the basement with my grandma and mom. We were going to dig deep underground and stay there because the end of the world was coming – fire and bombs were going to fall from the sky. There was so much junk in the basement that we had to clear and stack everything on shelves in order to dig. I found some old doll shoes I lost when I was a kid and brought them upstairs. My mom kept taking forever to start digging. We had not started digging and the end of the world was coming within an hour.
I felt really anxious and rushed.
Main Life Issues:
Looking at colleges to go to, being on my own soon, no money.
It’s a story of someone who feels the need to hide from a coming catastrophe and danger.
Basement: A storage space; a place to hide stuff; in this case, what is hidden has to be examined and dealt with.
Have to dig deep: Exploring self; looking for safety.
End of world is coming: Metaphor for drastic changes.
Have to clear and stack so much: Metaphor for feeling overwhelmed; a need to find solutions.
Old doll shoes I had lost: Juxtaposition of past versus present, one’s memories of being a kid versus facing the challenges of adulthood.
One hour deadline but mom had not started: Time is running out; a metaphor for high anxiety.
What the dream Means:
At age seventeen, going to college and being on your own is challenging; the world of childhood is indeed coming to an end.
The dream suggests that the prospect feels overwhelming. Having much to do and no time to do it is a metaphor for anxiety, which is natural in the face of great change.
However, the dream may also be a red flag that it feels overwhelming and too much to handle. As you set out for college, keep in mind that nothing is set in stone. If money is a problem, you do a year or two at a community college while living at home and transfer credits later, to a full college. Investigate programs like “cooperative education”, a college program that alternates one school term with one hands-on work term that is pre-set up with employers who pay for your education and guarantee work when you graduate.
Bottom Line: The dream invites you to go with the flow and accept the changes and challenges that are in your path. There are always options for getting an education on your own terms and within your means; take your time and explore.
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