Friday, August 11, 2017


This one is from Grace in North Dakota:

I’m dreaming about my eyebrows.  I have light eyebrows and tend to fill them in with brow pencil.  The eyebrow over my right eye is done and looks good.  It’s curved and nicely shaped.  As I work on the eyebrow over my left eye, my hands aren’t too steady and the shape goes out of whack.  The shape is all wrong, angular and crooked and lacking any grace.  I wake up, wondering if eyebrows have a meaning in dreams.

A short and sweet dream but still filled with meaning.

Among the many metaphysical books I’ve studied, one was about facial symbolism as investigated by the Chinese.  The shape of the face, the mouth, nose and eyes, the appearance of moles in certain locations of the face, the groove under the nose, the nostrils, fa-ling lines (curves from edge of nose to around mouth)… all these depict an aspect of a person’s character.

Eyes of course are traditionally the gates which allow perceptions to enter so that the mind can act upon what the eyes see.  Then we react to whatever comes into the gates of our mind.  Our beliefs and attitudes trigger reactions, thoughts and feelings about what we perceive.

So what do eyebrows mean?  If the hair on one’s head symbolize the thoughts which the mind creates, then eyebrows are the ideas and beliefs which protect and enhance what one sees. 

Now we also have to factor in the right side of the face vs. the left side.  The right brain expresses on the left side of the body, which physically manifest the abstract, spiritual and emotional aspects of ourselves.  The left brain expresses on the right side of our body, which manifests as rational, logical and mathematical type of thinking.

Factoring all these things in, I suggested to Grace that since her right brow, which protects and “oversees” her right eye is well formed, she has found a nice balance in how she views and reacts to life in abstract, spiritual and emotional ways.  If someone insults her or gives her the finger or anything like that, she is able to gracefully process that fact emotionally and spiritually.  At the same time, her rational thinking (left eyebrow) about that event would be erratic and imbalanced. Using this example, her emotions would be balanced about the insult.  She would assure herself that it’s not worth getting upset about.  It’s a free country and people can say and do whatever they want.  She wouldn’t go into rage mode and attack the offender in retaliation.

However, the thoughts that are trying to rationalize (left eyebrow) the situation are askew and ill-shaped.  While she’s got her emotions in control, she’s also thinking, “What did I do to this person that they hate me?  Did I make a mistake in something I said or did which makes them react this way?  IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME?”

The mathematical formula Grace is using in dealing with events in her life does not add up.  A person’s reaction to her or how that person treats her may not necessarily be about herself.  Rather, it could just as easily be because the flaw exists in the other person who is acting in a way not rationally balanced.

My suggestion to Grace is that she hold her head up, suck in her gut and try to reshape that left eyebrow.  Start from scratch.  Wash away the brow pencil’s marks.  Grace, your psyche is telling you that you are misapplying belief systems ABOUT YOURSELF which are not true to your nature.  Do you believe that you’re weak?  That your character is flawed?  That you simply cannot discern truth when it’s intermixed with lies?   Take time to reassess yourself.  Maybe there’s nothing wrong with you at all.  Consider that the flaw is in the other people who treat you because of their own hangups and delusions. 

If you have made decisions which you now realize were mistakes, don’t be so hard on yourself.  You’re human.  That means failure and mistakes are a necessary process to achieve balance and grace.

Happy snoozling, Grace, and to everyone else out there reading these dream interpretations.  All is well with the world.

Saturday, June 10, 2017


This one is from Malinda in Washington:

I’m in an underground garage with four of my friends.  Three of them aren’t clear to me, but this one friend, Rachel, has a strong presence.  I’ve known her a long time and she’s a tough cookie.  Her background is an interesting one.  Her family had a strong commitment to a political ideal in her native country and were in disagreement with the current government.  Her family was ultimately granted asylum in England and that’s where she lived for many years before I met her in Oregon where she ended up after her parents passed away.

We worked together for nine years and then I moved to Washington.  The thing that impressed me about Rachel is that she understood politics and diplomacy and such things.  Whatever the situation we found ourselves in, she would tell me what was REALLY going on and the underlying agenda beneath the event.  By the time I had this dream, while we were in touch, I hadn’t seen her in years.

Apparently, we were going to watch some kind of event in a large stadium.  I’m not sure if it was a rock group performing or some other type of event.  We five had come together in one car and were meeting some other friends at the event.  None of us was sure where our seats were, so we decided to split up into two groups to look for it.  The three others took off on their own search.

Rachel and I enter the stadium and there aren’t many people in their seats yet.  I follow Rachel as she leads me to where she thinks our seats are.  That’s where the dream ends.

This is a very interesting dream.  Several things are significant in the apparent message to dreamer Malinda.  First, the fact that her friend Rachel understands political thinking comes to attention.  Second, the fact that Rachel (not Malinda the dreamer) is the evident leader is important.

Generally, people become friends because there is a resonant aspect in common between them.  They act as mirrors to each other.  Opposites often attract because we often suppress a characteristic which is dominant in the other person.  In this case, I suspect Malinda doesn’t like to manipulate people or even be a leader.  Manipulation is inherent in “political” thinking.  One says and acts in ways which inspire and create followers.  A politician is nothing without his constituency.  Unfortunately, this often requires manipulation of people, facts and events.  It’s simply an aspect of leadership, and apparently Malinda’s friend Rachel is very good at this.

I suspect Malinda is in a situation (or soon will be) where she will be required to think politically.  She has the capacity, or she wouldn’t have been able to understand and appreciate Rachel and her skills.  This dream is telling Malinda that she is about to experience a life situation (event) where she needs to apply Rachel’s skills of perception and insight in order to accomplish her personal goals.  It might require manipulating circumstances or people to her advantage.  An owner of a business, a boss, a team manager – all these situations require a leader who’s willing to do what it takes to make a success of their joint enterprise.  Because she enters the stadium and is ready to find her seat, she has already committed to entering the arena where this “event” takes place.

Maybe Malinda will be promoted to a leadership position.  Or she is asked to direct a movie or take an important role in a big business.  Or, she’s about to be made a team leader of some project.  This dream, in essence, is Malinda’s psyche showing her a mirror of those skills which she has submerged for whatever reason.  She needs to bring those skills to the surface and integrate them into herself, and hopefully, accomplish that without losing the essence of her true Malinda self.

Did she initially submerge those skills because she’s afraid to be judged and criticized by others?  Or perhaps because she will be forced to make decisions which don’t appeal to her?  Or because she will have to be aggressive and forceful when she doesn’t want to be?  Leadership is not about you personally.  It’s more about being of service to those who follow you.

My suggestion, Malinda, is that you trust yourself.  Be true to the dictates of your soul truth, and you will not transgress beyond the boundaries of service to humanity.

Actually, that sounds like a good idea for the rest of us.  I’m going to snoozle on that.  Happy snoozlings to all you others out there.

Saturday, April 15, 2017


Rebecca from Maine sent me this dream:

I’m in Italy with some of my co-workers and we’re walking along the main grounds leading to a museum.  There’s a landscaped area of tall grass and flowering bushes which separates where we are from this beautiful fountain in front of the museum.  A walkway leads from our position and curves around the landscaped area at the fountain. I want to get a closer look at the fountain and I decide to cut through the tall grass.

One of my friends shouts out to me, “Be careful.  There are probably snakes in the grass.”  I go traipsing through the underbrush to reach the fountain.  Sure enough there’s a snake and it starts to crawl up inside my jeans, up my leg.  It bites me a few times and I grab the tail and yank it out and smash its head on the ground.  When it’s dead, I unzip my pants and pull it down.  There are about 10 bites along my leg and thigh.

People are watching and an Italian guy comes running into the grass shouting, “Call 911!”  The guy reaches me, pats my head and tells me in Italian, “Relax, it’s not a poisonous snake.  You’ll be all right.”  I get dizzy and pass out.  After a while, I regain consciousness in the dream and I feel fine.  Someone has pulled my jeans back on, and I’m in front of the fountain surrounded by my co-workers.  Some of them disapprove of what I did and give me dirty looks.  Others admire my courage.

This is definitely a work-related dream.  The fact that Rebecca and her co-workers are in Italy in this dream suggests that this is regarding a new project they’ll be working on, or an assignment which is somewhat “foreign” to them.

They know their goal, however, even if they’re not necessarily familiar with all the elements of it. Research (museum) will be required.  The end result can be beautiful and very emotionally satisfying (fountain).

Rebecca is a bit of a risk-taker.  Apparently there is a traditional pathway to reach their goal, but she likes short-cuts.  Apparently, she’s going to take a short-cut to accomplish her share of the work.  While the snake in the grass can symbolize someone in the group who sabotages her progress, it can also symbolize an aspect of herself which slows down her forward momentum.

Rebecca, I would ask you:

1)     Do you sometimes get frustrated with the time element of completing a project?
2)    Are you willing to sabotage teamwork progress in order to prove yourself a better worker than those around you?
3)    Do you often make decisions and “lead” others in ways which are beyond the “scope” of your job?

The fact that she pulls the snake out, kills it, discovers the “bites” and survives a non-toxic situation suggests she’ll ultimately triumph and reach her objective.  Since it’s an Italian who runs to rescue and comfort her, she can expect support to come from an “outside” source.  Meanwhile, her co-workers will have mixed feelings about her.

This is both a reassuring dream and a warning dream.  It reassures Rebecca she and her team will achieve their goal, despite some eventful dramas.  It also warns Rebecca that she needs to re-evaluate her role as a team player.  Is it really a good idea to go off “solo” in a rush to reach a goal?

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Leonard from New Jersey couldn’t make sense of his dream so he sent me an email:

My best friend, Stallone, and I are playing basketball, sort of competitive with each other. It’s fun and we’re getting a good workout.  We’re always trying to take the ball from each other so we’re colliding and hitting against each other.  At some point we hit against each other so hard he breaks a comb I’ve got in my pocket.  I take it out and at first, I’m pissed, but it’s just a comb and it’s no big deal, so it’s all good.  Next scene, maybe a few months after the game, my friend casually takes out a new comb and hands it to me.  Says it’s to replace the one he broke.  I take it and it feels good he remembered.

A best friend is “best” because you enjoy his/her companionship, you really get along well, and you trust him/her.  It’s fun to hang out with such a friend because you have a good time, no matter what.  And, finally, you trust this best friend to understand the way you think and feel about things.  Of course, it usually gets competitive.  That’s part of the fun.

In this dream, there is an important clue, however.  The comb provides that clue.  A comb is used to “straighten out” and “style” your hair.  In dreams, the state of your hair reflects the way you think and the style reflects how those thoughts are expressed to the world.  Because Leonard’s best friend breaks his comb, the warning in this dream is that one of the games his best friend likes to play with him is “mind” games.  Breaking that comb suggests the best friend has no problem lying and deceiving him.  Maybe it’s a prank and for fun, or maybe it’s because he’s worried the “truth” might alienate Leonard. 

In any event, Leonard’s psyche is warning him of a characteristic his friend possesses.  After all, what may be a “funny” prank to his best friend might ultimately be hurtful or upsetting to Leonard himself.

Because Stallone replaces the broken comb, the “best” message in this dream is that Leonard’s best friend will always find a way to somehow “straighten out” any misunderstanding or breach caused by his untruthful communication.

Happy snoozzles tonight, everyone! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Ruth from North Dakota sent this dream to me for interpretation:

I’m at a work event, and I’m puzzled.  I’m hanging out at a previous work place and not my current work place.   The workers are talking to each other and once  in a while, someone nods at me or greets me, but I’m no longer really one of them because I’ve moved on to a different job.  Then my current boss walks into the room, and I’m surprised.  I think, “What’s he doing here in my old workplace?”  He and some of the others exchange greetings, but that’s it.  He sees me and comes up to me and I’m still wondering why he’s at this workplace.  He says, “C’mon, let’s get some yogurt.”  We go into the kitchen and he opens the fridge and takes out two yogurts and gives one to me.  We sit down and eat our yogurts.  I’m wondering why everyone seems to know him and accept him as part of the workplace.

 Before trying to interpret the dream, I had to ask Ruth a few questions:  (1) Are you considering “moving on” from your current work situation… maybe even harboring regret at leaving an “old” workplace behind?  (2)  Is there a chance your new workplace is being bought out by a larger company?

She answered:  (1)  Yes, I’ve been unhappy with my current situation and sending my resume around.  In fact, I’ve considered reapplying to an old workplace.  (2) Yes, my current company is merging into a bigger one.

Okay.   Here’s the interp:  Since she’s sending her resume around, her spirit and commitment have already withdrawn from the current environment of her current workplace.  She no longer feels close to her co-workers which is why she feels distant from them. 

Then her “current” boss enters the picture and is recognized by the “old” co-workers.  Not only that, he’s familiar with the rules and routine of the “old” workplace.  The fact that he removes her from the “old” environment and gives her yogurt is significant.  Her psyche is sending her a message that her boss knows about her dissatisfaction in the current assignment and he plans to move her to a new assignment.

Since it’s an “old” workplace they’re leaving behind BUT WITHIN THE SAME BUILDING with established routines (free yogurt in the fridge for all employees), Ruth’s dream suggests that the merger will indeed succeed, and her boss has already considered her role in the work structure of the new merged  company.

Not only that, the fact that his act of reassurance is giving her yogurt, he intends to nourish her in the new merged environment.

ADDENDUM:  Ruth emailed me back after I sent her the dream.  She thanked me profusely, admitting that while she wasn’t happy in her latest assignment at work, she really liked and respected her boss.  She’s decided to hang in until after the merger.

Thursday, December 8, 2016


This dream was sent by Ernie from Wisconsin:

I just had a really weird dream about Tony, my stepfather.  We were living together and he was really frustrated with something.  I think it was partially because the place was a mess… it was extremely messy.  Even for me.  It reminded me of how this hoarder I knew used to live.  And one day we were outside and I asked Tony why he was mad, and he just picked up this weed off the ground.  It was the size of a silver dollar had one main stem that turned into 3 stems.  Each stem had only 2 leaves, kinda resembling a clover.  And he picked up the weed and just gave me this angry look, like “what the fuck are these doing here?”  And that was it.  He went back to the house and my dream ended.

Okay, so we all know what “weed” is, right?  We also know the difference between a regular father and a “stepfather.”

So I would postulate certain things and suggest Ernie consider the answers to my questions carefully.

(1)   I assume you no longer live with Tony.  While you did live with him, was he stern with you, taking his role as a responsible parent seriously?  Did he try to guide you on sensible habits, like keeping your room neat and clean?  Maybe you resented his treatment because he wasn’t your “real” father?  Did he try to guide your moral compass… the difference between right and wrong?  By the language he used in asking you about the weed, was he overly intense and challenging?

(2)  In your current lifestyle, are you perhaps indulging in something which could lead to some type of addiction?  (Keep in mind, even acceptable things like coffee, cigarettes and alcohol are addictive.) Perhaps at the stage you’re in, it’s not yet addictive, but it could LEAD to addiction.  This is suggested by the fact the weed is the size of a silver dollar and “stems” into other things.  It could even be cheap (silver dollar) and something you think is “lucky” for you to take (clover).  Gambling fits into that category.  Nowadays they have penny machines.  Re the stems, "3" in Numerology stands for "making others happy" and "2" is "partnership."  Are you indulging primarily just to make others comfortable around you?  Group indulgence can turn to "partnership" indulgence (just making one other person happy) and before you know it you're hooked all by yourself.

Perhaps Tony was not an ideal father for you.  Perhaps his attitude and approach were not appropriate for the kind of person you are.  Perhaps you needed a kinder, more affirmative type of father.  If you can find a way to overlook his “manner” and focus only on the message, aren’t they positive messages which will guide you to a healthier type of life?  Clean rooms are nice and living an addicted-free life is good.

Perhaps this dream comes to you now because it’s time for you to rethink your views of a man who only wanted “good” things for you, but who didn’t have the skills to present his ideas in a way acceptable to you.  Your psyche is using circumstances in your life to send you this dream for two reasons.  The first is to warn you about your current habits.  The second reason is to suggest you do some re-evaluating about your stepfather, Tony. 

This was a great guidance dream, Ernie.  Wishing you many more constructive snoozles ahead.

Thursday, October 27, 2016


This one is from Sandra who resides in Honolulu:

 I’m at a work event.  My boss and co-workers are there and we’re gathered for a group photo.  There are probably about 50 of us.  I’m having fun, being sassy and obnoxious to everyone.  My jeans are too tight and uncomfortable and I happen to have PJ’s in my backpack.  I decide to change my jeans to PJ pants.  I find a secluded place outside and make my change.

So far so good.  The group photo suggests this dream is about facades and appearances when interacting with a community of people.  Sandra appears to be a mellow-type individual who doesn’t put on airs and is in fact quite comfortable with who she is.  Clothing in general symbolizes the “persona” we play at certain events in our lives.  If we’re playing tennis, we wear tennis shorts and shirt to exhibit a persona of athletic ability.  If we go to mass, we show less body parts (may even wear scarf) to appear more spiritual and conservative.

Jeans are acceptable public wear in a casual environment, but PJ's are specifically for sleep in the privacy of our bedrooms where we fart and sweat and aren't concerned how people see us and judge us.  So... is wearing PJ's at a business group gathering really appropriate? Mmm, don't think so.
Back at the gathering, I’m wearing my PJ’s and having a good time.  Except the elastic on my PJ’s are really loose and they keep falling down my hips.  I sort of have to hang on to them so they won’t fall totally.  My boss and his wife are there, and they come up to me.  Beside the hall is a jewelry store.  My boss and his wife push me inside the store and engage me in a conversation.  I’m wondering why he had to get me alone to talk to me.  Meanwhile, my PJ pants keep sagging down and I have to hold it up.  I’m wondering why they’ve dragged me into the jewelry store because jewelry isn’t my thing.  Dream ends.

Sandra is pretty self-accepting.  She’s not really worried about what people think of her.  She tends not to judge others, so she assumes they won’t judge her.  We all know, however, that, yeah, people judge other people all the time.  (“Oh my god, who taught her how to dress?  I mean, God, you don’t wear pajamas to a business event!.”  In real life, they might be saying, "Wow, she's a bitch, isn't she?"  Etc.)

Her psyche is trying to make her aware of three things:

1)  First, she is interacting with her co-workers in a way which is alienating them against her.  They may be judging her in a negative way.

2)  The fact that Sandra's boss and his wife push her into a jewelry store, i.e., away from judgmental co-workers, tells us that they feel protective toward her.  They don't want her to be the object of criticism and cruel commentaries.  Because she herself doesn't judge others, she innocently assumes they don't judge her either.  Well, not necessarily so.  Who among us hasn't been judged by how we fix our hair, what style of clothing we choose, how we talk and what we talk about?

3)  The jewelry store is a symbol of wealth, beauty and class... all the things that Sandra could care less about.  The fact that her boss and his wife take her in there suggests they are trying to educate her bout human VALUES.  Most people want wealth, beauty and class.  They judge themselves and others on a scale which includes those things.  Wealth and beauty are self-explanatory, but "CLASS" is that inner intuition of understanding what to wear at the tennis court or ballroom... or what to say to your co-workers and how to say it.

There was a time in England’s past when high society deemed it appropriate to have party gatherings wearing fancy and beautiful sleep attire.  It was a fad to scintillate and titillate each other and mock prudery because those individuals were bored and wanted to generate attention and sensation.  Even today in America, it became fashionable for females to let bra straps show and for males to have underwear peek out beneath sagging jeans.

So it’s not a crime to wear PJ’s to a business event.  However, Sandra, if you are serious about garnering respect and acceptance in your career, your psyche is sending you a message to BE AWARE that how you dress should be respectful of the situation you’re in.  Your attire symbolizes how you present yourself to your co-workers.  Are you calm, cool and collected?  Or do you say what you want without regard to their reactions?  Do you treat them with respect?  To get respect, you must give respect. 

Your psyche wants you to be alert. If a time comes when your boss and/or his wife want to share an idea or thought with you, pay attention. They are trying to help you because they care about the appearance you present, even if you yourself don't.

Great guidance dream, Sandra!  Wishing you many more during your happy snoozles (at which times... yes, it's okay to wear PJ's).

ADDENDUM:  Sandra emailed me subsequently to share that a few days after the dream, her boss called her in to let her know she was being pulled out of her team leader role.  Apparently, some of the women on her team complained about her attitude.  He had decided he was going to put her on a project which she could work alone.  Because of this dream interpretation, she accepted the new assignment gladly.  She also decided to change her attitude (from PJ's to jeans) at work.  She loves working alone because she doesn't get frustrated any more that her crew aren't willing to meet her standards of work ethics.  

Yay!  She paid attention!  Hope all you other snoozling dreamers do the same.