Ok, so I’m having a lot of parking lot dreams. (This is an improvement from my losing-control-of-the-vehicle dreams, let me tell you . . .) These have gotten my attention because I don’t remember ever dreaming about it before.
I had three in the span of one week. Unfortunately, I didn’t write them down, so I only remember the first and last.
In the first, I was dropping off something to my sister at school – which was her place of work, except it wasn’t really where she works because it was my old elementary school. I wanted to pull into the front driveway loop to quickly stop in, but the traffic directors were waving me on to the parking garage. (There is no parking garage for that school in real life.) I was frustrated, but I didn’t see what else to do, so I drove in and parked. Someone gave me a bit of a tour of the garage. It was cozy with a loft above that had some couches. And I think there may have been a bookcase. I think I remember being glad to have been able to be in there and to have seen it.
In the last dream I was going to a family reunion — some sort of outdoor gathering — and I’m pretty sure I was running late. My mom happened to be pulling in just ahead of me, and so I followed her. There was a side lot that was gated with metal fencing, and she pulled in there, so I parked in there, too. Later it was time to leave, and my dad said: “You didn’t park in the side lot, did you?” to my mom. We went to the lot and the gate was closed. We couldn’t see our cars, and there were men working in there, perhaps doing construction work and also transporting. We kept looking and trying to figure out what to do.
This is what I got from dreammoods.com:
“To dream that you are parking your car represents your desire to settle down. Alternatively, it means that you feel accomplished in your goals and satisfied with your life. If you have difficulty parking the car, then it means that you are in some sort of a rut. You are feeling restless. Perhaps you wished you had taken a different path in your life.
To dream that you parked your car in a non-parking zone suggests that you are poking your head in places where you do not belong. If you forgot where you parked, then it indicates that you have lost your direction in life. You are going off track.”
“To dream that you are in parking lot suggests that you need to slow down and take time from your daily activities.”
“To see or dream that you are in a parking structure suggests that you are going around in circles in some area of your life. You are feeling lost in what you want to do. If you cannot find your car, then it means that you have lost a little bit of yourself along the way toward your goals. You are turning into someone you dread or someone you don’t know anymore.”
Rut? Check. Restless? Check. Wishing for a different life path? Check. Lost my direction and off-track? Quite possibly. I hope I’m not sticking my head in the wrong places . . . (I don’t think so, though). A need to slow down is possible. Going around in circles and being lost about what I want to do also makes sense. Losing part of myself and not being sure of myself and what I’m doing and who I am also make sense.
No parking lot dreams last night. Alright, subconscious and spiritual guides, now please direct me on how to fix my problems!