I'm on my computer, doing a Zoom session with a client. I notice that she is sitting on the floor in front of a small refrigerator that matches up with a similar refrigerator that's in front of me, just behind my computer in my own home. I suddenly realize that the refrigerators are lined up and take note of how unusual this is, on several levels, not least of which is that we are both doing the therapy session in our kitchens! She turns around to get something in her fridge, and I reach through my computer screen, into her space, and tap her on the shoulder. She's surprised and exclaims that she just felt someone tap her shoulder. I do it again, to make sure it really happened, and when she feels it again, I tell her that it was me. We are both amazed and really excited about it.
The next morning, I had a session with that client in waking life. I shared the dream with her, which gave her goosebumps. We talked about how close we still feel, even after meeting on Zoom these past 5 months, and reflected on our process of therapy and dream sharing. We explore the metaphors of the refrigerator as a source of nourishment, the fresh produce from the unconscious that we need to eat and digest before it spoils, and the little bottles of homemade effervescent medicinal beverages on the bottom shelf...
This is such an inspiring COVID dream, which reminds me that we can have deep connections, even with the Zoom technology...! It will probably be a long winter of staying home, and being a part of a nurturing online group can be very supportive, to keep the inner fires burning...
I am a psychotherapist, writer, artist, and dream teacher in Boulder, CO.