Last night I dreamed my back was really bad and I was taken to a hospital via ambulance. I'm not sure which hospital I was taken to, but it wasn't my local hospital (which sucks royally) because I specifically told the paramedics not to take me there. I wish I knew which hospital it was, because the nurse there was really nice. She gave me some wonderful pain medication in my IV and then she brought me this big chocolate cookie. How great is that?
I've decided to interpret that as meaning it might be OK to seek some medical care after all. I had a good experience with the nurse in my dream. Maybe I can have a good experience in real life.
Do you think it also means I should eat a cookie?
Then I dreamed that I was babysitting all these little kids. I don't know whose kids they were or whose house I was at, but there was a skunk in the house. It fell in through a hole in the roof. Anyone want to guess what that might mean?
I looked up skunks in one of those dream dictionaries and it said skunks represent unexpressed anger. Then I looked up skunks in a dictionary of animal totems and it said skunks are good at self-protection and knowing when to act in self-defense (apparently they don't spray every time they feel threatened because it actually takes a couple weeks to build up a new supply of stinky stuff, so they have to save it for when they really, really need it).
So I think I do have some anger I need to deal with, although I feel like I have expressed it, it just hasn't gotten me anywhere. And I need to learn that I can protect myself and I need to learn to discern when I am really in danger and when I am not.
If I can become better at discerning when I am in danger and when I am not, I can seek medical care at least some of the times when I need it, because it won't always be risky to do so.
Don't you love it when your dreams make sense?