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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 02:33 PM
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An incredibly powerful, strange dream--enter if you dare! (Warning: long)
Okay gang, this one is a doozy. Ready?

The other night I dreamed it was MG Jr's birthday. We were going to have a "theme party" at an outside venue, so we started shopping around to check out the options. The first two were pretty standard (I don't remember what they were--maybe Chuck E. Cheese-like), but the third one was intriguing. We walked down a hall in a regular office building, then turned right, around a corner. At the end of a short hall was a glass door. Inside, however, it was what I perceived to be a combination of a cave and an Egyptian temple. There were carved rock walls (they were kind of bronze/golden) with torches in sconces and hieroglyphics on the walls. However, there was normal furniture in the middle of the room--a battered couch and chair, area rug, end tables, lamps.

Then MG Jr. and I got separated (I forget how). He ended up inside the temple and I was outside. The door was locked. The information came to me--as it does in dreams--the knowledge was just suddenly in my head--that he was meant to be the "keeper" of the temple (that was the official title, which was interchangeable with "watcher"). He was alone in there, which freaked me out (as only a mother could freak out), but he didn't notice. In the temple, he was outside of time--he slept a lot on a palette in the middle of the room, but whenever he woke up he had no idea how long he'd been asleep or how long he'd been in the room. In fact, he had no memory of any sense of time at all, so whenever he woke up, the temple was new to him, and he wasn't upset, because he didn't know he had been alone for any length of time.

For some reason, people from Grey's Anatomy were in the dream (the characters, not the actors). Lexie had been a keeper of the temple, but she left when MG Jr. came in and took her place. I enlisted the help of Meredith and Christina to get MG Jr. out of the temple, but there was no need--the door was suddenly unlocked.

I went in and MG Jr. woke up and was happy to see me, but he just acted like he always does when he wakes up in the morning. He had been in the temple for a while--I noticed his hair was longer around his ears. Meredith and Christina left us alone, and while MG Jr. played, I started cleaning up the room--there were the gift bags from his birthday still sitting around (although I don't recall him actually having his party), and as I started gathering them together and throwing away scattered tissue paper, I started losing all sense of time as well. I realized that it wasn't a bad experience--in fact, it was the opposite--it was really blissful.

I decided to stay in the temple with MG Jr. for eternity (we were immortal as long as we were in the temple). I had some qualms about living outside the time stream--that I would be missing out on life--but I found out (again, the knowledge was just suddenly in my head) that if we were ever curious about world events or family and friends, we could "check in" like tuning into a radio station for updates. I also knew that we likely never would, because we wouldn't be "remembering" things or marking the passing of time. I was momentarily concerned that someday I would panic about being "locked" in the temple, but again, not realizing time was passing would keep me from freaking out.

Meredith and Christina had gone down the hall to wait for me to bring MG Jr. out, and they lost time themselves--they ened up sitting in a small office, doing a crossword puzzle. They forgot all about us until the Chief, Bailey, and Callie showed up--they had been looking for Meredith and Christina--and yelled at them for shirking their duty.

All the Grey's Anatomy people, including Lexie (she came back with Mark--the character who's her boyfriend--dressed all rebellious and punky), came to the temple to get us out, but I told them we were going to stay, even though Lexie offered to do another stretch as keeper (albeit reluctantly).

I jolted awake at 2 a.m., all freaked out, and had a really hard time going back to sleep. I'm guessing that existing in the temple is kind of what the astral world is like, with no formal passing of time and the ability to observe the world and loved ones if we want. Still, it was a VERY weird feeling, being in the "now" at all times and having no memories. When I was outside of it, I had a lot of fear, but when I was in it, it was the greatest place ever.

It's been a couple of days, and I'm still having a hard time shaking this one, which is what usually happens when I visit the Otherworld. Zoinks.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 08:07 AM
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1. So...
...too much? :shrug:
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 08:30 AM
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2. It seems as you've figured most of it out.
Here's my take on your deep dream. Definitely the temple is your spiritual aspect and that of MG Jr., perhaps more so of MG Jr.'s because you knew that he is the keeper of the temple and were locked out earlier in the dream. I was wondering perhaps, in light of his recent illness, this is where he goes to heal and rejuvenate because our bodies does so much healing while we rest and sleep.

I don't know Grey's Anatomy but it's obviously about characters in a hospital, which again, of course, is about healing. I looked up Lexie and she is a super smart doctor so I wonder how your feelings about her being the alternate temple keeper relates to you and MG Jr.

Everyone in the dream losing a sense of time in the temple may be a message to allow more time for inner exploration. It seems MG Jr. had no problem with being totally relaxed there. And losing sense of time again while gathering and throwing away paper, reminds me of how Saints Theresa and Bernadette always asked for the most mundane and repetitive work as part of their meditation for encounters with the infinite. So, again, the dream seems to pointing towards more time for inner work and being more in touch with the peace, understanding and bliss that it can provide.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 09:12 AM
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3. Wow, thank you, KoB
I really appreciate your comments--I actually hadn't figured most of it out, as your interpretation shows!

I was confused about the inclusion of the Grey's Anatomy characters. I watch the show, but it's not a top favorite of mine (I just kind of watch it because it's there)--the show is not near and dear to my heart enough that I'd expect it to show up in a dream. I did assume that they were there as representations of healing, and I figured Meredith and Christina were playing a large role because they're the protagonists and most talented of the residents on the show; they're sort of the leaders for the "middle group" (not the top, like the professional surgeons, but they teach the interns). Lexie did confuse me, however. There may be an element of innocence that plays into it, as Lexie is a new intern and is very...well, not naive, but ingenue-like. The most innocent and child-like and trusting of the bunch, let's say. I found it interesting that in the dream, after she stopped being keeper, she reappeared all punked out and tough-looking. Perhaps there's a requirement to maintain a sense of innocence in order to be keeper.

I didn't know that, about Theresa and Bernadette! That's really interesting and seems to apply here. I was worried until I started doing the mindless task, and then I relaxed and saw the benefit of the situation.

Good point about where MG Jr. goes to heal. I don't know the answer to that one. But that could very well be.

Thanks again! :hug:
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Kind of Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 11:02 AM
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4. How fascinating!
There's more I'm feeling but can't articulate to make sense. For example, your body was MG Jr.'s original world, original temple and MG Jr. as the innocence that resides deep with in it. >Lexie and her cadre, are another aspect of you but not yet full fledged trained surgeons, in the middle. >Lexie doubly in the middle in her role as doctor, part-time temple keeper and fully at Your service as well as MG Jr.'s >and, yes, "Perhaps there's a requirement to maintain a sense of innocence in order to be keeper," you again, perhaps between wanting to partake more in inner work but hesitating to fully do so. >Balance.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-22-09 12:06 PM
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5. I feel the same way
There's so much this dream made me feel, but I can't seem to find the words to describe it. And that's saying something--criminy, finding the right words is my chosen profession!

Veerrryyy interesting about the womb imagery. The room was cave-like indeed.

And I do have to do more inner work--I've been keeping it at arm's length while I'm busy with the house, the garden, the yard, and writing work.
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