17 June 2017
In the dream, I’m with other detectives in an attic and we are close to catching a criminal.
Analysis: This type of dream has been re-occurring every night for the past two weeks. If it were negative then I’d have an issue needing to be dealt with but since it’s positive it means there’s a lot of opportunity to use my skills right now. In truth, there is.
For the past five years I’ve been working as a community researcher to investigate into a certain city’s social engineering strategy and it’s relationship to heinous crimes such as child-trafficking and cult crimes. Recently, I’ve been given opportunities to share the results of my work. It’s rewarding and challenging at the same time.
However, it feels really great to put some of my deductive reasoning skills to work to protect children and to dissolve criminal activity. I’m grateful to be able to contribute in this way. And I suspect that’s why it keeps showing up in my dreams.
A while ago I was looking at this dream about an old radio.
Here are the steps I take to understand the dream’s message.
- What are the major nouns – person, place & things.
- In this case, its a radio
- Where is the main activity? What is the setting?
- In an old apartment with an old man
- What is the plot?
- What/Where is the main conflict?
- Individual/External forces (weather/war/environmental)
- Individual/Others (other people)
- Individual/Themselves (an inner conflict within the individual’s self)
- In this case, it is all three
- What is the resolution?
- Having understanding and focusing on other things
When there is an old man in a dream, with old technology, in an old apartment it means there’s work to be done to not do things the old way.
So a dreamer can find the most challenging point of the dream scenerio and then think of how something could be different.
In the case of this dream, the change showed up in a second dream in which I was talking on the phone.
In the second dream I was inviting an old friend to attend a day-long event with me at a school. She said yes and we were working things out. I was thinking of people who do not behave kindly around others and I didn’t want her to get hurt yet I wanted to include her. I felt like I was about 12. This means it’s an old issue I have from when I was 12 and that in time I can work through this issue and it can no longer influence me at all.
I can see today how it would apply and when I process the dream I can make decisions based on a new understanding of my fears and my desire to protect others.
January 17, 2017
In the dream, I am sitting in a small apartment looking at an old radio from the 1970s. I stare at it closely examining its features. I consider when it was made, where it was made, how it was made, the impact it had on society at the time, the impact it had on the family who bought it. I question why does someone have it still 40 years later. It’s so old, I say to myself. Yet to them it wouldn’t feel that way because it’s just been with them for so long.
I don’t want to be attached to something old like that, I say to myself.
I don’t want to carry around a 40 year old radio.
The apartment and the stereo belongs to JC and he really likes it and takes pride in it. I feel sorry for him that he feels so happy with something so old. And there is no way to tell him, not really, that he is stuck in the past. So I just turn away and occupy myself with something else.