Perhaps due to my manglemind megasphere of multitudinal thoughtstreams, my dreams are most often a mash of emotions and bubbling imagery. My continuing themes are nature, adventure, escape, danger, love, doubt and exhileration. There are always some elements that are influenced by my favorite entertainment media of my childhood, which are brought to vivid life in my dreamworld. Snakes and Ladders and Quicksand turn my dreamscape into a puzzling jungle of choice. Indiana Jones gives me the bravado and confidence to meet these challenges, while Bruce Lee and Frodo Baggins give me the patience and determination to hide and climb my way safely past ever-present dangers.
Recurring characters are family and friends and then random aquaintences and invented lovers. Theses characters are all in specific roles. The friends and my brother are often useful team-mates and allies to me in my dream struggles, however, there is a certain feeling I have that they don't exist. My parents are always a burden, but sometimes also a source of moral support. The aquaintences are somewhere between an ally and a burden, in that I do take them along in a collective quest towards safety/knowledge but I don't try to control/protect them like my parents. The love interest is an ever-present energy as well, and never is a clear representation of an ex-girlfriend. In fact the most intense love interests are absolutely nothing like any of my past partners.
The dreamstruggle is vague. There is always an urgency though. Climbing up and along cliffs, traversing along the brutal coastline of the open Pacific, and scrambling up slippery embankments is not something anyone would do ordinarily. But of course dreams take us out of the ordinary life we think we exist in. Yes there is great urgency. But there is also the great promise of survival. It seems in these dreamscenarios the method of survival is to gather a team and keep moving, trusting intuition and collective knowledge. Utilizing each others' skills to safeguard against dangers and gain higher ground. The common effort to move physically upward is definately relevant. Perhaps one of these times, with the right team, clearer judgement will prevail and we will reach a summit.
Who wants to go hiking?