He “Pushes” Them Into a Sleepy Trance

imagesCAD2AXO1I walk into a long wooden-floored building like a school house or community center. Obama is standing with others around a long table in the middle of the room. Everyone is arguing. He suddenly starts to glow with a white light, emanating first from his face but then expanding over his entire body and then enveloping the room in a quick blast. I am witnessing now as people are knocked over by the “push” and many fall into a sleepy trance-like state, slumped over one another on the floor. He helps a woman up who is overcome.

From a 34-year old male writer in California, December 23, 2009

The dreamer says when he awoke, “First, I laughed at having the quintessential Obama-spiritual dream. Then I felt both a sense of joy about the white light and also a sense of danger about the somnolent effect the light had on others.”

To the question of whether the dream had any impact on the way he looks at Obama, the dreamer says, “It made me realize I still carry projections about Obama as a savior of world politics. Also, I notice how the Obama trance in the dream could show how I have given up responsibility in following politics by believing so much in his power of redemption.”

Despite the emphasis on light, this dream portrays a shadow dimension to the widespread view of Obama as a spiritual guide and national savior.   As the dreamer himself recognizes, too much idealization can lead some people into a mindless trance that renders them incapable of acting for themselves.

Malia Needs Dental Work

imagesThis was not a pleasant dream; it was tense.  I was somehow conscripted as a sort of temporary nanny help for Obama’s girls.  Malia had a serious dental problem that needed fixing  (I myself am in need of a bridge).  I was not able (allowed?) to take her to dentist, as it turned out,  I made myself at home and fell asleep on the sofa.  Late at night BO asked me if I knew it was nearly midnight.  I didn’t realize I had overstayed!  A former acquaintance bumped into me and pretended she needed a place to stay, which she didn’t, and I knew it was only a ruse to try to get close to Obama.  That’s all I remember.

From an older woman, January 2009

About herself the dreamer says: “I am a 64-yr-old yellow-dog-liberal Bush-hating grandmother of 3, perfectly soggy with relief and happiness about our new president. I worry that I worship him. I taped a photo of him with his family on my work computer.”

A similar theme appeared in the dream posted a few days ago (“Putting His Daughters to Bed”), in which the dreamer imagines herself as part of the Obama family’s “inner circle.” 

In this case the dreamer acknowledges her tendency to “worship” Obama and idolize his family.  This dream seems to raise questions about that waking attitude, or at least consider its less pleasant consequences in terms of hidden problems and boundary anxieties.