In This Case, Looking Young Was Fatal

In Your Dreams

In This Case, Looking Young Was Fatal

Dear Cynthia:
I dreamed that aliens had secretly invaded the Earth and were beginning to kill people with a beauty serum that made people look younger. If you used it, you would be youthful for two days, but then you died. No one saw this pattern but me.

I tried telling everyone but no one would listen. My family began to use the serum and soon I was the only person left on Earth. All the animals and trees were gone as well and I felt terrible heartbreak. I drew a gun and shot myself to end the torment.

I was scared for days after this dream. What do you think?
~ Annie Sherman

Dear Annie:
Anytime the feelings after a dream stick with us for days, it is certainly worth trying to understand the message. Your dream begins with strong images. Aliens are outsiders, beings foreign to your ways. Vanity is part of human nature and these days the pursuit of a youthful appearance is extremely understandable, it is not just about sex appeal, since for both men and women a youthful appearance, in today’s competitive corporate climate can make the difference between getting hired or not.

Still, valuing a youthful appearance over truth and experience just seems wrong and in your dream it is dangerous, indeed fatal.

You are observant, but no one will listen. This indicates that the dream has a very personal message for you. Where in your life do you feel ineffective, not listened to or perhaps not taken seriously? Do you feel alone with your insights and awareness? If you are feeling isolated, reach out to some like-minded friends and converse.

Is the period of two days significant to you? Two days is a weekend, the number two is associated with partnership, balance, and choices, a choice between two things. Are you making a decision at this time and, are you afraid that you may alienate others if you choose incorrectly?

Since every living thing on the planet is affected in your dream, maybe your concern for youth worship does relate to society at large and not just your personal world. You take your own life in reaction to the heartbreak you feel. Shooting oneself in a dream can indicate unbearable emotional pain, but death, in the language of dreams, represents transformation, the opportunity for a new beginning.

Ultimately, your dream may just represent a difficult feeling about the state of the world in a particular snapshot. Things foreign to us happen daily in our fast-paced world. It can be tempting to hibernate into what we have always known. However we each need to be willing to, at the least, learn and be open to understanding the changes we all face in our 21st century world.

I think your subconscious is just groaning and moaning the major changes.

Be willing to accept change and life will make you naturally younger!