It’s a dream similar to one you’ve probably had many times.  She’s walking down the aisle in nothing but her birthday suit!  According to the UK’s celebrity rag Now

Kate Middleton’s reportedly been having recurring dreams that she’s naked as she walks down the aisle at her wedding to  Prince William.

The Princess-to-be, whose big day’s expected to be watched by billions on Friday, is unsurprisingly having last-minute jitters ahead of the ceremony.

‘Her nerves have manifested in an interesting way,’ claims a royal source. ‘A recurring dream she hadn’t had for years has raised its head again.

‘She finds herself in front of the congregation and then becomes suddenly aware she is completely naked.’

The anxiety dream mirrors a similar one Kate, 29, is said to have had in 2006, just before she started her new job as an accessory buyer at Jigsaw.

And in the embarrassing nightmare, Kate desperately tries to protect her modesty.

‘There is a deathly silence – and everyone from the Queen to Prince Philip is staring at her,’ the source tells The Sun.

Kate has joked the worst bit is she can’t work out which parts to cover.’

 

This isn’t a bit surprising. It’s times like this that the dreaded “naked in public” dream surfaces, whenever you are in a situation where all eyes are going to be on you!! The dream is a manifestation of  the vulnerability that such a situation creates within you, the worry over how others may perceive you. I got the naked dream the night before I was on Good Morning America! But have you ever noticed that in the naked dream, no one else in the dream seems to give a flip that you’re baring your shiny hiny? This  is the way your inner mind is reassuring you that it’s all okay, that you are the only one giving this situation so much thought… so chill!

Even the royals feel vulnerable from time to time.  Mazel tov to the lovely young couple today!!

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Looking in a mirror in a dream   April 26th, 2011

Do you ever see your own reflection in a dream? Most people are unable to see themselves in a mirror when they dream… or when they do, they tend to look really strange! We rarely look like ourselves when we look into a dream mirror. The reason why is because our dreaming mind looks at our self psychologically, not physically. Below is a good example of how our dream reflections work. This is from my nationally syndicated column The Dream Zone…

Dear Lauri,
I dreamed I was choking on something I drank. When I looked in the mirror, I saw all these veins of blue all over my face. The veins were heavier on the left side than the right. I was freaked out by the veins so I woke myself up.   – Nikole 35, Memphis, TN

Lauri: Like a mirror, dreams are a reflection of what’s really going on in our life as well as what is going on within the self. Your dream seems to suggest that you may have recently choked on your words in some way. Is there something you need or want to say but can’t or didn’t? When a dream draws attention to the face, it usually means there is a reality you need to face, and your dream mirror is showing you that reality quite clearly. What you see in the mirror is not a commentary on your physical appearance but rather a reflection of your psychological state at the the time of the dream. That being said, the veins on your face are more likely a play on words and mean vain. Are you afraid that speaking up about a certain issue may have been “in vain?”

Nikole replies: This is too funny. There’s definitely a situation I could’ve handled differently. I could’ve spoken my mind but decided it would be in vain and not worth the trouble. Funny how I missed the literal translation because I was so focused on the color blue. I didn’t explicitly tell someone how I felt about their actions and I just let the friendship end quietly. It wasn’t worth the effort when I looked at it as a whole.

Lauri replies: That may be why the veins were heavier on the left side of your face. Through the dream you were probably “facing” the reality that this issue would be better “left” alone.

Nikole replies: That makes perfect sense. Thanks for making it all so clear.

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Ring in the sand   April 21st, 2011

I am somewhere where there is lot of sand. I walk and, looking down, suddenly find two rings of carnelian stone. I think to myself, “These are like my father.” Then, further along, I spot another glimmer in the sand. I walk to it and pick it up: it was just like a diamond ring, all shiny and sparkly, and I think to myself, Maybe it is my wife’s… Then I wake up. – Sayed

Lauri: What an interesting dream! Let’s start with the setting. All the sand may refer to the sands of time. Is there anything going on in your life that seems to be taking lots and lots of time to happen? All the sand could also imply this is a desert setting, in which case this dream may be about an area of your life that has not been very productive lately, an area of your life that feels barren, where there is not much going on. Your dream is showing that, in the midst of all this waiting or in the midst of all this lack of progress you have managed to find value.

The carnelian stones represent that value you have found. Since they remind you of your father, they could be a reference to some sort of wisdom or lesson he taught you. Or, they could represent your own role as a father. Are you a father or wanting to become one? If so, perhaps you have found some sort of peace of mind or strength in that role. The reference to your father may also be linked to your finances as our fathers in dreams often represent our own ability to bring home the bacon and manage said bacon. Are you in a destitute financial situation but are starting to find a glimmer of hope?

You then find a shiny diamond ring that you feel is your wife’s. And that is the point at which you wake up. The point at which we awake from a dream is the main point our dreaming mind wants to leave us with. This shows us that you truly value her, that she also gives you glimmers of hope right now. Through this dream you are realizing that, like the precious stone that is a diamond, so is your wife precious. Aaaaw.

Response Sayed: Thanks for your analysis. I have been in financial trouble since I recently lost my job – but I’m looking for another and there is hope. My wife works. We live with my parents. We haven’t been able to have children yet. I checked with a doctor and he had told me about a year back that my sperm count is low. Since then I have tried all sorts of medication and therapy related to stress. Yes, my wife is precious and I just Love her :) Thank you very much of taking time to analyze my dream.

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I had tiny spiders all over me!   April 12th, 2011

There’s nothing more annoying than a roach scurrying across the floor, or an army of ants invading the pantry, or a swarm of mosquitoes chomping on everyone at your Barbecue. That is why, when we get annoyed over situations or people that pester and infest our mental space, we say that something or someone is really “bugging” us. This is also when these little suckers will creep and crawl into our dreams.

This morning I was a guest on 95.5 WIFC in Wausau, WI with Dave and Stacy when a listener called in complaining about the spiders that had infested her dream. Listen to the audio below and find out what shocking situation caused this dream. I’ll tell you, it started quite the discussion!


It occurred to me after the call, that the sidewalk in the dream is connected to how Tiffany has been “side” stepping the issue. What do you think Tiffany should do? Do you agree with Stacy and Dave? Has anything like this ever happened to you?

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My child got hit by a car!   March 25th, 2011

Hey parents, ever get that horrible dream where your child runs into the traffic of a busy street and… BAM!! Unfortunately, it is a very common dream, but the good news is that it is NOT a dream that is showing you the future so fear not. As disturbing and heart-wrenching as this dream is, it is actually coming to you to make sure you appreciate the time you and your rapidly growing munchkin have together.

I was a guest yesterday morning on KWTX 97.5 in Waco, TX with Chrissy and Dillon when a very distraught woman called in with this dream. Give it a listen and find out what it REALLY means…

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Ugly black dog   March 21st, 2011

Dogs are the most dreamed-of animal, according to my research, because of the characteristics they possess and because those characteristics are a basic, fundamental human need.  I am talking about loyalty and friendship.  Dogs are known to be loyal to their masters and are also known as man’s best friend.  It is their instinct to befriend humans as the relationship between man and dog throughout history has proven to be beneficial to both.  Because of this, dogs in dreams have come to represent our own instinctive loyalty towards someone as well as someone’s loyalty towards us.  When you get a dog dream it is always best to look at your relationships first as well as the behavior you and the other person are exhibiting within the relationship.  Do that and, odds are, you’ll find that the condition and behavior of the dog(s) in the dream are eerily similar to the condition and behavior of the people in the relationship.

 

Dear Lauri,
I had a dream the other night that there was this ugly black dog in our house.  It was attacking my children, my dog, and me.  The strange part is, even though he seemed very offensive and was biting us, it was not graphic (none of us were bleeding), but I could actually feel the dog biting me.   –Barbara, Oshkosh, WI

Lauri: Has some ugly situation invaded your peace of mind recently? The biting dog suggests this may have to do with the fact that a relationship or friendship, someone that ought to be loyal to you – symbolized by the dog – is offending you in some way, with criticism or harsh, “biting” remarks.  You feel the bites in the dream because it hurts you emotionally in waking life. Whatever this ugly situation is, your dream is warning you that it is beginning to affect your children too.

Barbara replies: Actually, it’s kind of funny Lauri. My sister and I have both been sharing similar stories lately of how our mom is playing us against each other. Or that she is using us (me in particular) as a butt of jokes to boost her own self esteem. What’s worse is I haven’t really even had a conversation with her since Christmas, as I haven’t done the calling. I (and both my children as well) have even unfriended her on Facebook and she didn’t even notice. Yet I am constantly hearing how she bashes me and my kids. So, yeah, I guess that makes sense. Thanks!

 

Now that Barbara can see her mom’s behavior as that of the ugly black dog in the dream, she has a clearer picture of the situation and therefor a clearer head when figuring out how to handle it. This is what dreams do for us, give us clarity and understanding we can’t really grasp while awake.

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Every Wednesday I get to dissect a sex or relationship dream for my friends at Em and Lo: Sex, Love and Everything In Between This week’s dream is from a gal who is wondering why she’s dreaming of kissing her ex, especially an ex she didn’t really like…

Before I went to sleep, I’d just had a disagreement with my boyfriend and we settled it. It was something silly and laughable in the end.

That night I dreamed that a guy that I used to be involved with was laying on top of me kissing me! (I didn’t think this particular guy was right for me and ended up breaking it off with him a couple of years ago). Anyway, I remember grabbing his shirt and kissing him intentionally — which is weird because I don’t have feelings for this guy (and never really did for that matter). Then I was filled with guilt and pushed him off of me. I couldn’t believe what I’d just done. What does this mean???

I love my boyfriend. We’ve been together for a year and are considering marriage. We’ve just recently realized some differences in the other and have been working to overcome them because we want to be together. Lately, I’ve been filled with thoughts about whether he and I could really work in the long run; I’ve been kind of analyzing him, and the two of us together. I’m scared of what this dream might really mean. Please help!

Lauri: Since you are currently figuring out your relationship with your boyfriend, you can bet this dream is stepping in to help… especially after your disagreement. Okay, let’s talk about this ex and see if we can figure out why your dreaming mind chose him to get its message across to you.

Well, he’s someone you decided was not for you. When you were having your disagreement with your current boyfriend, did those same familiar thoughts creep into your head, “This guy may not be for me”? If so, then that is what he represents. He’s not playing himself but instead personifies what is not right for you. This may be why he was on top of you in the dream. That is a position of dominance, and those thoughts probably dominated your mind for a bit.

Kissing in a dream is almost always connected to conversation in waking life because – like kissing – it takes two mouths to communicate. Did your disagreement with your boyfriend involve a conversation that reminded you of what it was like with your ex? Did you say things to your boyfriend that you used to say to your ex? The good news is that you pushed him off of you in the dream, which means in waking life you successfully pushed away those old, familiar thoughts… and perhaps words, that were eerily similar to what was going on in your mind and coming out of your mouth when you were with your ex.

I believe this dream reflects a certain level of triumph on your part… triumph over old patterns of behavior that may have threatened your current relationship. As much as this dream freaked you out, it was good for you, young lady.

Response from the dreamer: Thank you so much for your response and giving such an in-depth analysis of my dream. You helped me realize that the incident with my current boyfriend conjured up negative feelings that I felt with the ex – feelings that eventually led to me breaking it off with him. I realize now that after the incident, I felt the same way and asked myself the same questions as I did with the ex.

Surprisingly, during that time I’d been thinking about what went wrong in a couple past relationships (the ex in the dream is included). I kept asking myself questions, trying to figure out how I could prevent another similar let down. I wanted to be able to recognize signs with the others that I may have missed while I was involved with them – signs that if I could catch now with my current boyfriend could save me some hurt and pain. When I finally ended the relationship with the ex that showed up in the dream, I wandered to myself “Why did I stay involved with him?” “Why was I even interested in him?” Although I now understand what that ex meant for me during that time in my life, sometimes I get this sneaky doubt that questions if I can trust my own judgment because I was involved with someone who I knew in my gut wasn’t a good fit for me. It’s no wonder that the ex showed up in my dream!

I feel like this dream and your interpretation has helped me to establish clear connections between the relationship with the ex and the incident with my boyfriend. I don’t question my judgment on this issue anymore because I know exactly where it came from. It helped me put the incident into perspective by not letting those fears from past relationships trump the incredible bond I have with my current boyfriend. This has taught me to take away constructive lessons from past relationships and let all the fears and unnecessary crap go and not let them enter my current relationship.

Again, thank you so much for helping me come to a resolution about my dream. I see how dreams help us resolve our conflicts and issues. This was amazing!

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I was arrested for murder!   March 8th, 2011

Most of us, in our waking lives, consider ourselves to be pretty decent human beings. We wake up, have our coffee and watch a bit of the news, kiss the kids as they head off to school, we trudge through work, come home, get dinner on the table, kiss the kids goodnight, wash the grime of the day off our body, jump into bed then… dream we’re an ax murderer!! Wha??? Where did that come from?

You’d be surprised how many times I hear from good, honest, hard-working individuals who report this dream to me. As brutal as this dream may be, there is a very good reason for it! Read on to find out why… (The following is from my nationally syndicated newspaper column The Dream Zone)

Dear Lauri,
In my dream a policeman knocks on my door and arrests me for murder. I know right away he thinks I killed some little girl I apparently know in the dream. I tell him I didn’t do it, that I love her so much. I realize I have to go to jail and I know I will be found guilty even though I didn’t do it. I‘m so frustrated that I wake up.
- Paulette 59, Santa Ana, CA

Lauri: The police will slap on the cuffs in our dreams when it’s time to put an end to or “arrest” something, in our waking life, such as a harmful behavior or a bad situation, etc. What’s going on in your life that needs to stop? You’re being accused of murder. What have you recently “killed off” in your life? Children in dreams – if they don’t belong to us in waking life – often symbolize our own “inner child,” our fun-loving, carefree, silly self. Have you not been allowing yourself to have some fun lately? Have you been working and stressing too much? Going to jail indicates that you are feeling confined and held back. What or who in your waking life is confining you? The frustration you felt in your dream is due to some frustrating and confining situation in your waking life… something from which you need to “free yourself!”

Paulette replies: Your response made me cry. It’s amazing how much our dreams can tell us, about ourselves. I have been extremely stressed on a new job and it has caused my wonderful happy self to be really crabby. Thank you for the enlightenment.

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Creepy basement   March 5th, 2011

Our dream homes say a lot about us, probably more than any other dream symbol.  Your home in your dream, whether it is your actual home or an unfamiliar home, is also reflective of you.  It is everything about you and how you live.  The style of the home, the condition of the home, what happens in the home, even the rooms in the home are connected to you and how you feel about your self as well as what is going on inside the psyche that your body houses.  The basement is one of the more common rooms that we dream about… for good reason!  When you dream of a basement you really need to pay attention because there is a very serious message waiting for you down there!  Listen to the audio below to find out why the basement dream is not only common, but also super important.  This is from when I was on the air on KISS FM 105.3 in Gainesville, FL with Brett Douglass.


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Whether it’s Oprah Winfrey, Madonna or Donald Trump, the best way to figure out why a celebrity is making a guest appearance in your dream is to do what I did and ask yourself what it is that celebrity is best known for.  Is it a character they have played on TV or in the movies?  Can you relate that character or show to your life right now?  Is it a song?  If so, does the title or the lyrics speak to you right now?  Whether you are a fan or not, there is something about that celebrity that your inner mind connects with and it uses that celebrity to convey a message to you, about you so that you can continue to shine.

Last night I dreamt I was standing in the kitchen with Gordon Ramsey from the TV show Hell’s Kitchen, and a big alligator came in!  I jumped on top of the island and started smacking it with a spatula. Gordon Ramsey then asked me to marry him and I told him I couldn’t wait to tell my husband because he thought he was such a cool guy! Ha ha!! – Tracy 30

Lauri:  Anything with large sharp teeth in a dream refers to someone in waking life who has sharp, biting remarks… and Gordon Ramsey is certainly known for his sharp criticism of the contestants on his show. Have you had a verbal conflict with someone recently? Any sharp criticism aimed at you or that you fired off at someone else?  As evidenced by your dream, it seems you handled the criticism just fine… and apparently gave someone the smack down as well!

Tracy replies:  YES!!! Last night in fact! I was sitting down to write my Christmas cards and my husband LOVES to give me a hard time about it. He thinks it’s a big waste of time in this day and age of emailing. We go through this every single year. I shot back at him that I enjoyed sending the cards and he needs to leave me alone about it. He also grumbled about the photo I picked for the front of the card and it irritated me to pieces! I definitely felt criticism about the photo.

Through this dream, Tracy identified with her inner Gordon Ramsey, the part of her personality that takes no BS.  This is also why he proposed to her in the dream.  During her dispute with hubby, Tracy professed her commitment to her ritual of sending Christmas cards.  And it went so well that she committed to taking on that attitude for good, til death does she part.  PLUS, this all took place in the kitchen. It must have really felt like Hell’s Kitchen in Tracy’s house that night!


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