In Reverse


I am in the driver's seat of my Subaru Liberty, my previous car, and my hand is on the steering wheel, but something else is driving my car. My car is being driven in reverse, at high speed, around city and suburban streets, at night and with no lights on. We don't seem to be hitting anything.

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Dream notes and associations

The only thing I can relate this dream to is a recent medical consultation with Dr Qureshi. Over Xmas and New Year I have put on 2 kgs and a few extra centimetres around my waist. In other words I have undone the good work of the past year in getting my weight under control.

My feelings throughout the dream and on awakening

While I will be labelling this dream as a nightmare only because I can't think of any other label to put on it. It felt dangerous and scary but I didn't feel terrified by it. I was more intrigued by what was driving my car than terrified by the situation. I don't think that I an call this an everyday dream and the other labels just don't fit. I did feel that I was not in control.


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Dream Therapist
3 years ago

Hi Lindsay,

This sounds like an interesting out of control dream in that you didn’t feel terrified by the situation. I’m curious about the presence driving your car…did you get a sense of whether it was a beneficial or malicious presence?