Unlock the power of your dreams
Bestselling author and renowned dream expert Kelly Sullivan Walden decodes the dreams of four FIRST readers.
“I jumped into a lake”
DREAM: “I’m peering into a gorgeous lake. I want to jump in, but I’m too scared. Finally, I muster the courage and take the plunge. I see glorious rays of light and I wake up so grateful!” —Nan Owens, Atlanta WHAT IT’S TELLING YOU: “In dreams, water symbolizes your feminine, emotional, intuitive and spiritual side. For many of us pragmatic gals who always take care of business, it’s a terrifying notion to indulge in such ‘frivolousness.’ Yet it seems your dream is telling you that not only is it safe, the rewards are immense if you dare to rock the boat and dive in. The telltale sign that you did the right thing by jumping in was being rewarded with a stunning light show, which represents enlightenment. If I were you, I’d try meditating or journaling on how indulging in a swim in your deeper waters (i.e. your spirituality, deeper feelings, inner guidance) could benefit you. Such a leap of faith can really pay off!”
“I’m 56...and pregnant!”
DREAM: “I’m well past my child-bearing years yet I keep dreaming I’m pregnant. I feel so physically awkward that I trip and almost fall, then I’m terrified I’ll lose the baby!” —Denise Greenblatt, Lincoln, NE
WHAT IT’S TELLING YOU: “Dreaming of pregnancy signifies that you may be feeling ripe with creative possibilities. It could be a wake-up call, alerting you to make room for yourself by stepping up your self-care regimen. If this dream could speak, I believe it would tell you to honor whatever new idea or project you are currently cultivating by treating yourself like you are precious. My advice: Try your best not to worry about the little things that don’t go your way, and don’t get too far ahead of yourself because this project needs for you to be in the present moment while you take baby steps toward the fulfillment of your waking dream.”