Have you ever wondered what your scary dreams mean? Like, if you dream about falling down a well every night, does that mean your life is fucked? We decided it would be helpful to know, so we brought in a dream expert to help us find out:
Dr. Robert Moradi is a Jungian analyst who has studied dreams for 30 years (which is probably longer than many of you have been alive). He told us that if you don't have healthy communication with your dreams and you ignore them, they can turn into nightmares:
He also confirmed that your dreams should be interpreted very specifically to your life — aka everyone is special and it's normal to feel like NO ONE UNDERSTANDS YOU.
Johanna told Dr. Moradi about a recurring nightmare she had when she was traveling alone. She would dream about her room opening up into a factory with a talking doll in it:
Michelle had a dream where she was pregnant, and an active shooter shot her in the stomach. Only her baby was affected in the dream.
Dr. Moradi basically confirmed that dolls are creepy, duh. And that Johanna was homesick for her sister (whose doll was in the dream) while she was in Japan alone — which Jo admitted was something she struggled with:
Then, he hit Michelle with some of the most intense truth bombs ever:
He also said the dream signified that Michelle should put her past in proper perspective, but not be blindly loyal like a dog, and told her, "That's why the dog is also killed in the dream."
He also explained that a factory is where things get manufactured, so the fact that Jo's dream took place in one is symbolic of her own need to manufacture and fulfill her own goals.
At times the experience was overwhelming...
...but, in the end, the participants realized that they should dig into what their unconscious minds are trying to tell them more often. That, and also that Shia LaBoeuf is always right: