1) I am going to school (I think High School) and I can not remember my locker combination.
2) I am in college but I keep missing class… science, philosophy & psychology and I feel anxious cause I need to drop the class by a certain date…I see my teachers and I feel like they are judging me.
FYI, I love recurring dreams. They are messages from the subconscious that have not been heeded and they really want to be heard. Oftentimes when the message is misconstrued or ignored for a while the subconscious will amp up the message until it becomes what we refer to as a nightmare. So recurring dreams and nightmares usually hold quite valuable information for the dreamer.
SYMBOLS: #1. high school, locker, lock #2. college, teachers
#1. School of any kind is a place to receive knowledge. The kind of school can offer a little more specific insight. For example, an elementary school would show learning that’s in the early stages of development. High school is a place of adolescent learning. Adolescence is characterized by a sense of growth and experimentation. There is not yet mastery in the learning. So whenever Darlene has this dream she is working on learning of some sort that is in the adolescent stage. A locker is a place to store books, so it can be seen here as a repository for information related to the learning she is undertaking at the time. A lock is representative of a means for inner security. Since Darlene is in a place for learning and attempting to gain access to information it seems that there is a limitation in her thinking regarding inner security that is keeping her from receiving what she needs in order to experiment and grow with her thinking. Perhaps she feels that the new knowledge she is trying to add on to herself or even just opening up to receive it would leave her vulnerable in some way.
#2. College is a place of higher, expansive learning. So again Darlene is in a place where learning is available yet she is missing class and wants to drop a class. It’s interesting to note that all the classes she mentions have to do with the inner workings of the human mind, body, and soul. There is an unwillingness to engage in the potential learning that is accessible to her. Teachers are aspects of our superconscious mind. They are elements of our Higher Self. So Darlene avoids the learning in front of her and then feels judged by her superconscious mind. The subconscious and superconscious are never negative, but they can reflect things back at us about our thinking that may be. It appears that Darlene recognizes that she is avoiding something that her Self needs in order to grow and subsequently feels anxiety and guilt about it and feels she is letting down her Higher Self. She is judging herself.
Both of these dreams reflect a habit in the thinking regarding receiving and assimilating new knowledge and understandings. It might help Darlene to meditate on what it is that triggers a fear of losing inner security if she accepts the learning in front of her and allows her thinking to change and evolve.