My dream starts out with old men in a bus in the middle of a field. Then everyone is ordered off the bus by bad guys - Police? Criminals? Mafia? Most get off, but one elderly man is injured and holding his side, slumped over. He is ignored and two others are also seemingly unnoticed. Now I am part of this – one of the two hiding. We vow to help the man and plot to take the bus and drive it to an emergency room.
The others are standing in middle of the field, having a “conference.” We manage to take over the bus and drive off over the field in a mad dash towards freedom and a hospital. We find a hospital emergency room parking lot.
New scene but somehow connected to the earlier part of dream, my husband and I have a little dog sleeping, curled up in front of our bedroom door. In the middle of the night the little dog jumps up on our bed, wakens me and imparts a sense of urgency. I pet and soothe the dog. I realize there is someone in the front part of the house. I detect something – a noise? – mostly a sense that someone is there. I waken my sleeping husband and try to explain. Nothing happens; husband peeks down the hall – nothing – comes back to bed and apparently to sleep. I am alert and alarmed. I see a flash of light from the front of the house. I again awaken my husband and he suggests/mimes that we feign sleep so as to surprise the bad guy. The little dog is also alert - I know this, but he is curled up and part of the pretense. I do my part of the feigning. Suddenly a HUGE man appears, peaking around the corner of the doorway to our bedroom. I waken terrified. End of dream.
Do I Really Need to Be Afraid?
Dear Do I Really,
There are multiple levels on which to understand your dream. First, it's important to consider the idea that your dream may be health-related. It is set in a bus, a conveyance, your means of getting around, i.e. your body. Your dreaming self goes into protection mode, trying to help that 'elderly' part of itself that is wounded/injured. Your plan is to hide from the part of yourself that says leave it, get off the bus! Instead you will take this to the emergency room for attention.
Similarly, in the second part of your dream, you agree to ignore the sign that something big and ominous is at your door. You will pretend that you don't hear the warning signs and only react when forced to do so.
From another viewpoint, your dream may be speaking to your frame of mind. In this perspective, your mode of transportation is not moving. It's not even on a road - it's in the middle of a field. An authoritarian part of you – the police – tells you to get off that bus. Instead you decide to hide out with the part of you that is wounded or feeble in some attitude or way of thinking. You will nurse this part of yourself in contradiction to the 'bad guy' part of yourself that says to abandon it and move on.
Again, the theme is repeated in the second part of your dream. Even though you are certain that your warm and cozy position is being threatened, you make a decision to pretend it is not so, to take no action until a big bad guy makes the choice for you and forces you to act.
Your dream can be considered a call to action Dear Dreamer, or perhaps a call to change your mindset. At the least it is a call to recognize that hunkering down and waiting is a decision with consequences as well.
Sweet dreams to you!