When working through any dream, Loewenberg explains, it’s important to take into account how you felt during the dream and your own associations with the dream’s prominent symbols. “There’s always a gift—there’s always something valuable you can find in a difficult situation, so where’s the lesson?” she adds.
And in terms of the various aforementioned interpretations, she notes, the way to work through them is to strengthen your sense of self. Whether it be gossip, stinging words, or a painful discovery, she says, the bees are symbolizing your feelings about it, and how you are being emotionally affected.
“What other people think about you is none of your business,” Loewenberg says, adding, “How can you let them not affect you? It could be a mantra, [or] in real life, some metaphorical ‘repellent’ towards these harmful and stinging remarks from others.”