Q: I had a dream that a male friend visited me at my house. In the next sequence, I'm with my daughter and we are walking my friend home. I asked him where he lived and he looked up at a house on top of a big hill. Then I leave him and as I am walking, I can't seem to find the right path. I stop at a house and ask a couple for directions. The man tells me it may take two days or a week to get home. The woman hands me a flashlight and I begin to shine the light at the house on the hill. What does this mean?
A: The fact that you can't seem to find the right path is the very essence of this dream and your feelings about life. The house in your dream signifies security. You mention ""house'' four times in your dream, which represents the four walls and the comfort of home, sweet home. You're emotionally confused, not sure of yourself or a relationship with the opposite sex. Your friend's house on top of the hill is unobtainable in your eyes. So are his affections. Having your daughter with you while you walk your friend home is a safety measure that prevents any intimacy. Then you see ""a couple.'' I suspect you are not part of a couple at this time. You're probably starting over without the man of your dreams. Maybe you're at the talking stage but there's no committment. The man says it will take you weeks to get back to your security of home and hearth and a solid relationship. The woman offers you a flashilight, so you can find your way, but you end up back at your friend's house. You have mixed emotions about this man. You're attracted to him, but unsure of him or yourself. Psychically, I'm feeling that you are trying to heal from a painful relationship. Take your time. When it's right, you won't need a flashlight for clarity and guidance. You'll know by heart the route to the right man in your life.
Q: I often have dreams concerning bathrooms. I find myself running through buildings such as schools, theaters and office buildings looking for a bathroom. Sometimes I ask for directions and. in many cases, I just walk through long hallways and open up every door I come across. When I finally find the bathroom, it's dirty and disgusting. I'm very angry about the conditions and I don't want to use the bathroom, but I must. I have had one or two dreams where I did use the bathroom. Usually, I leave the dirty bathroom to look for another because I can't bring myself to use it. I usually wake up before I can find another bathroom.
A: This dream is anxiety personified. Bathrooms help us to relieve ourselves of discomfort and pain. In your case, it's more psychological grief than physical. You want to express yourself. When you finally find a bathroom to relieve your stress, the location is dirty and disgusting and you are angry. Something in your private life has you in a state of profound inner turmoil and I think it's sexually based. You need to examine your thoughts about your own sexuality. Your dreams of public places represent your inner conflict of being out in public and feeling repressed. Sometimes you ask for help. But, mostly you go it alone in search of the perfect, clean outlet. Sex can be a clean relief of stress. I suggest you question your inner feelings about sex and dirt and get to the core of your anger. Then these dreams of your search for the perfect bathroom will soon disappear.
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Mackey is a 25-year veteran of TV and radio.