Zombies. They were everywhere. A group of us were trying to stay away from them. We were worried they might get in the house. Male leader. At one point there were zombies in the house. Sleeping! I wanted to make sure they didn’t wake. Don’t make eye contact with the zombies. Sleeping woman zombie on the couch. Looked similar to the parent of one of my tutoring students. I think at one point one was trying to bite me.
The images from this dream were rather scattered, since I hit the snooze quite a few times that morning (Monday morning) and didn’t write the dream down immediately when I woke. However, the focal point was zombies, and I was terrified of them getting house in the first half and then terrified of waking them up in the second half.
This is not my first zombie dream. Zombies are aspects of yourself (since they are human), but they are aspects that haven’t quite changed. (If they were dead they would have changed, but they’re not . . . quite. . . dead . . .) In the first part of the dream I am afraid they will enter my state of mind (the house), and later I am hoping they will remain sleeping (unaware, or dormant, perhaps).
I had some emotional surges the 24-hours before, so I think they must be connected to the zombies. One was old resentments/issues about money. The other was panic over a lack of control (over time, in this case.) I’m not sure which the dream was referring to exactly. However, in both cases I was displeased with these parts of myself and hoped to prevent them from taking over me — so, I suppose either can apply.
So, then, how can I use this for learning? I think I need to go back to both emotions and identify the thoughts behind them. In the case of the money resentments, I recognized a karmic pattern that I had built and made some resolutions to help break the pattern. This one is not finished, however. As far as the semi-panic, I’m not sure what to think. The emotional reaction took me by surprise. I’m not sure if I need to learn to be more flexible or if I need to set more boundaries. I’m sure the universe will help me figure that out by bringing it back to me again!