Dream Analysis submission from Ashley…
I am at the carnival or some type of amusement park with my son. His biological father somehow manages to take him off a ride without me noticing until the ride has come to a stop and I cannot find him. When I do realize he is gone it is to late because they have already taken off with him, then my stepbrother flies in like superman and saves him for me.
Thoughts & Associations
Amusement Parks – My experience with amusement parks or carnivals are great, tons of fun and enjoyment.
Stepbrother – A married father of one, use to play football, and is involved in the Navy. He funny, friendly, great and loving.
Biological Father – Ill tempered, uneducated, aggressive, and in trouble with the law, the only thing I see in my son of him is his temper and height.
Son - Is coming along great, working on his temper but other then that he is growing and developing great. My fears are that he will be very angry like his biological father and I hope I can find a way to make sure that he is nothing like his dad but a great child whom will have a great education and future.
At first a dream like this can seem particularly worrying. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, there is a need to not approach the dream literally.
The dream begins with you at an amusement park. An amusement park is a place of fun and freedom, and far removed from the responsibilities of everyday life.
Yet it is here where your son is kidnapped, meaning that the tendencies for his biological father to take over are at their apex when you are simply having fun and enjoying your life. So this you will need to watch. My suggestion is that you need to keep an eye out when you feel most relaxed an fun-loving. I don’t want to spoil your enjoyment of life, but the dream is suggesting that when you ‘go on a ride’, you are less able to care for and foster your son’s development.
Just as we inherit our parent physical features, we also inherit their psychological strengths and weakness. So don’t be surprised to see you son’s father in your son. The difficulty for you, will how do you ensure your son is provided with a positive masculine role model. As a single mother this can be a gap in a young boy’s life.
The positive ending of the dream bodes well. Your step-brother flies in an saves the day. This could be interpreted in two ways. First it may be that your step-brother may still be around and is in a position to serve as a positive role model. If not, then the dream would suggest that you yourself have certain qualities and standards that are reflected in your step-brother. That is, what you see in him, is also in you. And these qualities you need to bring to fore in the raising of your son. My guess is that you need to tap this positive father and hero in you.