Choice and decision dreams are ones in which you find yourself on bridges, at intersections or faced with forks in the road. They can also appear as some other image that gets you from here to there. Dreams of this nature are often indications that you are in the midst of making an important decision or facing a transition in your life. It may be a change in a job or relationship, you may be getting married or divorced, buying a house, changing a belief system or any other multitude of changes you are faced with. Regardless of whether the change was initiated by you or thrust upon you, navigating through them can sometimes be challenging.
These dreams are here to help you see possibilities and navigate the decision-making process. They assist you in working through situations that can truly support you by providing information and guidance using the clues in the images. Here are a few things to consider and ask yourself while working with choice and decision dreams:
Examples of Images
- Bridges; If you dream of a bridge, first look to see if you are already on it, or if it’s off in the distance and you are heading towards it. Look to see what state the bridge is in. For example, is it well built, sturdy with a strong foundation, or is it broken, falling apart, with a weak foundation. Are you are having trouble getting across it? And, where does it lead? Is there something or someone awaiting you on the other side?
- Forks in the Road; Quite often a dream images of a fork-in-the-road appears when faced with a decision or choice. Notice what else is happening in the dream that got you to this point, and try to get in touch with the feeling of each of the path’s presented. Does one feel more comfortable, safer? Is one brighter and the other darker? Notice what your options are and see what else might be coming up for you in the dream as you find yourself in this place of choosing between one or the other. Dream settings hold all kinds of valuable clues.
- Intersections; If you dream of an intersection you may be finding yourself at a cross-roads in some area of your life. Helpful things to notice are, who is driving the vehicle? Are there street signs or street lights? Are you flowing through the intersection or stuck in traffic? You can then ask yourself, what does a Stop sign or a red light indicate in my dream? What about a green light? Or there may be other signs like “Under Construction”, “Proceed with Caution” or “Detour”. Pay attention to what is happening in and around the intersection. Gain clues about what guidance the dream is providing you.
In addition, make it an ongoing practice of paying special attention to the details surrounding this place in your dream. Consider things such as what the weather is like, the location, the people in the dream and so forth. Is stormy weather keeping you from proceeding forward? Is there a road block? Do you run into a dead end? Or, is it smooth sailing? These are all clues as to the dreams meaning for you at this time.
Be Sure to Pay Attention to Your Emotions
Your emotions are an important part of the dream clues as well so as soon as you journal your dream, be sure to include the dream emotions. Notice if moving in one direction or the other evoked a sense of calm and rightness or not. Observe the ways in which your emotions are also informing you in the dream about your choice or decision by whether they feel in alignment with what is best for you at this time or not.
Choice and decision dreams are constantly showing us where we’re at and how we are moving through life. They also show us other possibilities or often suggest something we haven’t even considered to help us through difficult times. So, keep paying attention to your dreams and allow them to guide you. You never know what awaits you right around the corner!