Understanding dreams about loss of control

Crazy things happen in dreams … in real life you are unlikely to find yourself in the back of a car that suddenly has no driver, or that you are about to give your keynote presentation when you realize you don’t you have notes with you or other essentials. Thank goodness for that, life itself is less random, and the kinds of logistical errors that come our way are usually less dramatic, and largely of our own making.

That’s the key: When we dream of lost tickets at the airport, our subconscious mind presents us with our own underlying anxieties, about something that we feel insecure or out of control. In many typical settings, it’s a big event – your first day at a new job, or an important family occasion, something that in real life you would carefully plan and prepare. But this same degree of attention that requires complex planning, sends concern deep into your unconscious, so, in the middle of the night, it is reflected in your dreams: yes, I remembered the cake, the gift, the flowers, the flowers. drinks, but my gosh, somehow I forgot to get dressed this morning, and now everyone is looking at me … and since they’re looking, I can’t make myself walk, or speak, or do anything they expect me to do. , and the embarrassment, stress and level of attention increase by the second … I have completely lost control.

People who frequently suffer from these types of dreams often have a great deal on their plate in the conscious and waking world: complicated personal and professional responsibilities, often accompanied by a bad feeling of being on top of things and managing their commitments. successfully. This is a tough question because for many of us, life is just so complicated and keeping all the dishes turning requires constant vigilance. We probably cannot change that external reality (although a review of commitments never hurts to be sure), but what we can change is how we manage and respond to those commitments.

You can use this type of “ losing control ” dream as a warning that you are getting stressed and overloaded, and take it as a sign that you need to ask for a time out, and see why your unconscious mind is telling you that a plate is wrong. in danger of crashing to the ground (and even allowing her to rehearse how she would feel about it, if she let it happen). Your dreams are direct messengers from your own unconscious, and if you are suppressing the growing anxiety about your overload in your conscious mind, you have to learn to listen and follow the advice of the rest of your mind.