I thought about this a bit, and here is what I've come up with.
I just started a new (dating) relationship. Nothing serious, but
very nice! And for the first time in my life, I am making a concerted effort to
maintain my self/independence instead of diving into people
pleasing codependent mode.
The night that I had the dream, my date had asked me to get
together, but I said no, I had other plans. This felt good-
I really did have plans- but provoked some guilt in me for
I wonder if my dog (and/or the duck!)
represents me- both vulnerable and independent,
which I want to protect and save without letting
it be devoured by the monster- which symbolizes
my habitual pattern of codependent relationships.
So this is what I'm working on SAVING at the moment.
Thanks so much!