Last time we discussed how dreams take up images or story plots from the movies or TV shows we watch. The thing about dreams is that they speak in symbolic language, so they use whatever images they find in the environment to tell the dream story.
What happens when we dream about movie stars? Lots of people do. If one star consistently shows up in your dreams, it might indicate that he or she represents your animus (the masculine side of the psyche) or anima (the feminine side). But sometimes we just have a single dream about a movie star. Then we have to decide which characteristics or energies we imagine that actor represents for us.
A woman dreams:
I am with many people on a mission in outer space. I am pregnant. The mission isn’t going as expected, but George Clooney has taken someone’s place and he gets it done.
To begin with the situation, these people are in outer space. Symbolically, outer space would represent an inner space - an idea or perspective that is out of the ordinary, a sense that mysteries and the unknown are being explored. The dreamer is part of this group of explorers. In some way, she is part of a grand experiment of expanding our collective minds and our perspective on life.
And in the dream she’s pregnant. That is, full of new potential and life.
But the experiment runs into trouble. What kind of trouble might be indicated by how this dreamer is feeling about the situation. If she’s depressed, it could give rise to some trouble. Or a new project might not be working out as planned. Anytime any of us try something new, we run the risk of failing. And when we work on something new, we have to remember that it is something that has never been seen or expressed or manifested before so we might have to do it again and again until we get it right. We can never know for sure how things will turn out. So, being depressed might be what’s causing the problem or she might need more information.
So George Clooney comes to the rescue. Since Mr. Clooney is a well-known cultural figure, the collective psyche uses his image to represent a certain type of masculine energy, which is a doing energy. This dreamer associated Mr. Clooney with a social conscience, a sexy smile, an easy-going manner which never-the-less got things done and most importantly, she felt he had a good heart.
So, this dreamer needs to apply some of those characteristics to her present situation. Perhaps Mr. Clooney would say: Don’t get worried, just keep working. Enjoy yourself, it’s an experiment. Go have some fun and smile. And remember, you have a good heart and mean well.
Keep up the good work with this experiment you’ve embarked on, dear dreamer. You are indeed pregnant with new life. We need people like you that think outside the box. For you and others like you will surely come up with new solutions to some of our current problems.
Until next time,