June 28, 2006 

"Even sleepers are workers and collaborators in what goes on in the Universe." —Heraclites, Greek Philosopher

Dear Dream Zone, Ever since my separation, I keep dreaming of men I don’t know in real life. We end up sitting and talking and they are always gently, holding or caressing my hands. —Brenda 48, Marshfield, WI

Lauri: You are realizing that you may have to provide for yourself soon and run your own household alone for a while, and you may be feeling a little scared or a little concerned about this. So your dreaming mind is stepping in and reminding you that everything you really need is already inside of you. You are already fully equipped to handle things on your own, if need be. Your dreams are trying to get you in touch with your male side, the part of you that is assertive, makes decisions and brings home the bacon . Believe it or not, we sometimes discover our whole self once we go through a separation or divorce because we are forced to. Certain built-in qualities and skills become idle when "our other half" is handling some of the work. That seems to be what is happening to you, you probably have to take care of more things than you used to, especially the "man things" like taking out the trash and tightening the leaky faucets. Notice how the men are always caressing your hands? Your hands symbolize your capability. Your dreams are focusing on your hands because this is how you are reassuring yourself that you are fully capable of "hand"ling all the things that now rest on your shoulders. These dreams are good for you and are coming to you to empower you, sister!!

Brenda replies: Makes perfect sense. I have been a bit concerned about my capabilities. There's been a lot of stress for quite some time. Thanks again!!

Fascinating Dream Fact: Interestingly enough, men dream more about other men, while women dream equally about men and women.

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