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Trapped - A Recurring Nightmare
Trapped and Stranded
I've been having this dream about two weeks nonstop, which makes me wake up around 2 a.m. The dream always takes place in an old boat house, like a barn on the water, where you pull a boat in to keep it out of water, wind and rain. The dream shows me inside the boat in the dark, unable to get off because I'm scared that someone is going to find me. After struggling to get off, I finally do get out but am completely lost. At this point I wake up and usually find myself on the floor, in my room.
Scared, confused, lost, hopeless.
Main Life Issues:
Just got out of the Marines after eight years of service; other small issues, don't think related.
Someone feels stranded, challenged and vulnerable.
Water: Often represents emotions and feelings.
Boat house: A storage and transition location that protects.
What it Means:
Now that you are out of the Marines, your task is to create a new life. In the Marines life was defined; you knew how you fit and your work was a daily given. As you transition into a civilian life, the rules are less defined and a new career can be difficult to establish in these challenging times, which can make anyone feel vulnerable. In the Marines, feelings may not have had room for expression; now that you are home, your emotions may need outlets such as talking with friends, hobbies, groups, sports or working with a counselor (the fast track).
Bottom Line: Like digesting a large meal, these dreams help you process the challenges and feelings coming at you fast. You will succeed, but Rome wasn’t built in a day, so don’t pressure yourself and expect it to happen overnight. Unfortunately, transitions tend to take longer than we ‘d like.
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