Lucid Intent? No
This dream has been viewed 4387 times.Daytime and I’m on safari and find myself with a large group of unfamiliar dream friends, we find ourselves in a surprisingly lush, green and moist savannah (not at all dry like one might imagine) we are all observing the wildlife from a safe distance.
We watch all manner of creatures and beasts from big flamingo like birds flying low in the sky to lions prowling around it’s quite a busy scene full of animal activity.
My attention is suddenly drawn to two gorillas walking upright like human beings the taller and larger of the gorillas is a mother and the smaller one is her daughter, the mother is very much like a gorilla in appearance, gait and attitude but her daughter is strikingly different and somehow more human or cave woman like even though she is covered in dark hair. As I continue to observe them both I begin to pick up on their story.
Apparently the mother gorilla had some kind of relations with a native human bushman, it is not very clear if this was against the will of the creature or if it was somehow a more mutual act, either way the peculiar hybrid daughter is the result of the unnatural union.
The mother cannot relate to her half human daughter and rejects her, I watch as the mother takes her daughter out into the bush where she plans to abandon her and leave her to her own fate.
Additional Comments:Thoughts: This dream seems to be very closely linked to yesterdays dream with the lioness who was also attempting to stand like a human and like in that dream the drama with the gorillas perhaps symbolises a further attempt at uniting the instincts with the intellect, the drama does feel like a move towards humanising the animal instincts and my learning to how to literally fend or cope with them. But what is perhaps a little puzzling is the question of why the gorillas just like the lioness from yesterday are female? I can only think that this instinctual side is somehow linked more to my psychological anima or feminine aspect than anything to do with my physical male self. I find these dreams very interesting so it will be fun to kind of see where they lead and what the next dream in this series will be like.
Dream 2: L’injustice – Daytime and I’m driven out to an unfamiliar forest by an unfamiliar male in an off road buggy like vehicle, as the woodland opens up I realise that I have been brought back to the playing field at my primary school. Something of a sports day is taking place and I have been entered into a running race, I look over to my right and see my best childhood friend a few lanes away from me. The race starts with a bang and I find myself running very quickly against the other pupils, I really try to keep up but it is difficult as I feel either out of shape or am lacking that extra burst of energy that I know I could usually call upon or that simply I’m just not very good at running, its difficult to quite know why I’m not managing to compete at the head of the field. As I cross the line after the sprint I see that it was a very close race where I finished the race joint 3rd with two other people, three people also tied for 2nd and another three for 1st place. The organisers of the race have decided to only award one person for each of the first, second and third placements and relegate the other two joint holders, this seems incredibly unfair to me particularly as I will lose my 3rd position which I really struggled for. Later on I find myself back home at my current house the childhood friend who was in the race has joined me, I show him around pointing out the ceiling I’ve just plastered and noting some huge blobs of plaster hanging from the ceiling (unlike in waking life!). Later in the bathroom the friend starts playing a game with me it’s an old playground game called ‘Slaps’ where each player takes a turn to slap ones hand quickly before the other has a chance to move his hands out of the way. The game seems foolish to me and a bit painful too, I tell the friend I don’t want to play the silly game. Just then my mother-in-law comes into the room with a plate of cooked vegetables to offer me. I have a pang of embarrassment at the relative being so motherly towards me in front of the friend and I even feel that he is trying to make me feel ashamed of embarrassed in front of her. I take a sudden dislike to what my friend is trying to make me do or feel and I decide to side with the friendlier and more compassionate mother-in-law. A short while later I find myself in another room (which will be the future bathroom) sat in a circle of unfamiliar school kids and adolescents, the childhood friend is leading some kind of debate, it feels as though he is speaking against me or even attacking me with calculated verbal arguments. I get frustrated by the situation particularly as I feel older than the people I am with. Speaking in French I suddenly butt in and say with objection “L’injustice” which in the context of the dream I was trying to express the seeming injustice of the situation. The friend continues his assault upon me which I find very hurtful as I felt that we were such close friends.