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Spring is Time for a New Attitude -- at Least, That’s What ‘they’ Say

April 6, 2019

They say that you have to be aware of a situation before you can change it. Who “they” are, nobody knows, but they seem to know a lot about everything.

Dear Dream Retriever: IN my dream, I’m walking in my yard and looking at the garden I planted last spring. While I am looking at it, there seems to be a hole forming in the middle. I walk toward the hole and then I am suddenly in my neighbor’s yard and watching her tend to her garden. I speak to her and say, “What are you planting this year?” She looks at me and said nothing. Then I am in a strange place that resembles my yard but has many holes, and I am digging a hole with a shovel.

My neighbor and I have been friends for years and had a falling-out about a year ago due to a fence she wanted to put up along the property line. Not to go too much into detail, I have been avoiding her for some time. -- Sinking?

Dear Sinking: Your garden represents the adage, what you sow is what you reap. The hole that is forming is a symbol of the situation. A hole would mean you are missing the point with your friend, or that what you are doing is making the situation worse. You see a hole forming in your garden, so your plans, or what you are planting, have a hole in them, meaning these plans are not going to work. Your neighbor, on the other hand, is going on with her life as usual and ignoring you. You are putting a lot of effort into a situation that is not going to change, indicated by the many holes at the end of your dream, which says that by continuing to ignore your neighbor, you’re doing more damage to you than to her. She seems to be all right with the situation while your dream would indicate that you may be obsessed with it.

Spring is in the air, and it can inspire us to bring new life into many different aspects of our beings -- physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Awareness of any situation that has been ignored is the beginning of new life in that situation.

Reach Jackie Bryson at Dreamretriever@yahoo.com .