Don’t Give Up Skiing
The holiday season brings joy, excitement and overwhelming feelings of lightheartedness. This season also carries with it unnecessary worry, anxiety and restless nights. I only say unnecessary because worry never changes the final outcome of anything.
Dear Dream Retriever: My husband and I travel quite often, and our travels always include several ski trips. I have always looked forward to them and, due to this dream, I am now reconsidering going on these trips. I am hopeful that will not be the case.
In my dream, I am skiing down a mountain (I do not know which one). I quickly glance behind me, and I see my husband about 50 yards behind me. I look back again and the mountain is rolling down behind him. It is an avalanche, I am, at this point, terrified. I hear my husband yelling to me, but my fear keeps me from turning around again. I reach the lodge, release my skis, and my husband is right behind me. We both run toward the lodge doors. (I don’t know if you ski, but it is not easy to run in ski boots). At this point, the dream is in slow-motion, and every foot to the lodge door seemed a mile. We enter the lodge and there is no one there. I call out and the innkeeper appears. I am sill frantic and tell him what is happening. He nonchalantly walks over to this big window that views the mountain and draws the curtains back. The mountain is fine, and the weather is calm and clear. -- Avalanche
Dear Avalanche: First and foremost, do not cancel your trips. Although this dream seems gloomy and as if you are in danger in some way, I do not see that. An avalanche would imply overwhelming emotion. This situation has built up slowly and is at its breaking point. It could be something built up to be more than it is, as well, due to the safety you acquired when you called out or asked for help. The man or masculine figure would represent knowledge. This tells me that the situation at hand may not be so overwhelming to you if you were to get more information concerning it. I believe once you acquire this knowledge, you will see this situation in a new light.
Enjoy your holiday season -- and the skiing.