My mother often tells me that she will dream that she and my father are doing their juggling act and she is having difficulty holding onto the juggling props, dropping them frequently. She tells of when my father was in his last days at the hospital and under the influence of morphine. One night, she told us, he awoke and thought it was time to go onstage to do their juggling act.
I rarely engage in actual juggling in my dreams, but I frequently dream that I am supposed to be going on stage to perform a juggling act and I am not prepared. Sometimes I can't find my props or locate the costume I am supposed to wear. Often I just get sidetracked by other things that are going on around me. I may start doing something else or forget exactly what I am supposed to do. Frequently I can see an audience and realize they are distracted and starting to leave.
These dreams are of the standard fear of not being prepared or feeling that I am not prepared for something I am supposed to do in waking life. This is just another variation of the dream of unpreparedness. I have a fear sometimes in waking life that I am not fully ready to do certain things when I have been scheduled to do them and this fear is often manifested in dreams such as my juggling dreams.
Have you ever dreamed of juggling or jugglers? Do you have dreams where you are supposed to do something but not prepared? Do you ever dream about being at work and not being able to do your job properly?