Animal dreams

QUESTION: Masters, during the past several months my dreams have all had the same pattern: I am an animal of some sort or other. The really weird thing about this is that the experiences of each animal correspond to some trial I am currently undergoing. For instance, when I was totally dissatisfied with my job and trying to make a decision about staying there, I was a beaver caught in a hunter’s trap. When I was seeking and interviewing for a new position, at night I was a mountain lion searching for prey. What is going on with me? Am I crazy?

ANSWER: You are one of the very small percentage of souls that have chosen on occasion to be trans-species. In other words, you have spent lifetimes within the body of one animal or another.

Your higher self (soul) had been trying to get you to evaluate the various situations you were going through to see that you had choices you could exercise. If you are unaware that you have choices, you feel stuck and don’t look for an alternative. Since you had previous animal experience, your unconscious decided that one way to get through to your ego mind, which was fixating upon the situation and not seeing the opportunities, was to present the facts to you with animal analogies.

Reliving the experience of a trapped animal that cannot escape unless it chews off its limb, the ego saw it was time to look for a solution to your confinement at work. Job hunting became a priority—and triggered additional lessons your soul had learned as a predator.

As a lion seeking nourishment, which was essential to continued existence, you remembered that you had to be fully vigilant in your surroundings to keep the upper hand. You had to watch for traps, seek out weaknesses to exploit, and rely upon your heightened senses both to find prey and to avoid danger. Here the prey represents a job that would be just right for you, and the danger represents a position similar to your old job or an employer with a dishonest presentation.

The dream you had after you changed positions, the one of being an eagle soaring over a vast mountain range, presented many reminders. Learn to keep an eagle eye out for opportunities, learn to relax into the flow of the new business, and soar above the difficulties of those grappling to sustain life on the ground. Always remain aware of the valleys below the peaks over which you float.