Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. Each week, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg tells one lucky reader what their dirty dream means. Got a dream you want Lauri to analyze? Click here to submit it) This week, a reader asks Lauri:
Some nights ago I had a really strange dream: I gave birth to a child (I do not know if it was a girl or a boy). It was a natural and uncomplicated birth, assisted by a midwife, it did not take place in a hospital, and no doctor was involved. All in all, in my dream it was a really positive experience and I woke up quite happy. It was not clear from my dream whether I was married or not, there was definitely no boyfriend /spouse or any other man in the dream.
Background information: I am in my early thirties, have been single for some time now and am not dating at all. The likelihood of me having a baby in the near future is close to zero. I dislike hospitals and doctors in general. Also, my own birth was full of complications that could have cost my mother her life, if it hadn’t been for the really competent doctors involved.
Lauri: Dreams of giving birth are almost always connected to something positive in the dreamer’s waking life but are rarely connected to an actual pregnancy or birth. A baby is a brand new life, so in your dreams it will represent a new life for you. You described the birth as natural and uncomplicated. What have you accomplished recently without effort and with ease? There was no “father” in the dream so that means this is something purely of your own doing. This could be a project you have finished, a new friendship you have made, a goal you have finally reached or perhaps even a new attitude or mindset you have taken on. You also described the birth as really positive experience. Recapture the feeling of that experience and ask yourself what in your life feels the same way? What in your waking life would you describe as a really positive experience? Whatever it is, your dreaming mind wants you to look at it as though it were your baby so you will be sure to continue to nurture and focus on it so that it can reach its full potential.
Response from dreamer: Actually, I have just enrolled in part-time studies (in addition to my job), and the language of the courses is a foreign language I did not feel so confident in. Maybe a week or so before this dream, we had the results of our first test back, and I had a really good mark. Also, I really enjoy the courses and the atmosphere at the university, and I am really motivated. Friends tell me that I have “blossomed”. So probably the dream reflects this. Thank you for this insightful analysis and for taking the time to decipher my dream!
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