It's not often that I have weird dreams that I remember after waking up. But this dream I just had was one of them and it had me scratching my head when I woke up.
Experts say that dreams are your brains way of working things out. Its your subconscious 'putting the pieces together.' Although the dream wasn't overly vivid or detailed it was the emotions I felt during the dream that stuck with me after I woke up and I left me spending most of the day wondering what it meant.
Here's the premise of the dream. For some reason or another I was wearing army fatigues. At first it was innocent but as I walked around people started to ask me about the way I was dressed. They began to assume I was in the Army and I went with it. After a while I was telling people I was a soldier (A total douche move and something I would never actually do, but this was how the dream went.) Eventually some actual soldiers accepted me into their group and we became friendly. As time wore on they began to sense my deception and their reception grew cold. I could feel their contempt and the weight of my lie. This is the part were the emotion ran heavy for me. It was real, I could feel their disapproval and hear the mutterings of anger from them.
When I woke up I was puzzled for several reasons. First, why would I be parading around town in an army uniform and telling people I had served? Second, why were the emotions so real when I entered the part of the dream when the real soldiers turned against me? Third, what did it all mean??
Naturally I spent hours replaying the bits and pieces of the dream that were so vivid to me asking myself these three questions. I think I uncovered the answer and it is a very important lesson that you need to hear.
The reason I was wearing clothes that did not belong to me was a symbol for being someone that I was not. Essentially it was a facade on the outside to conceal my real self. As I was accepted into the group of soldiers it was a symbol of joining into social circles based upon the deceptive facade. I was becoming a part of a group to which I did not truly belong. Then as I moved into the part of the dream where the soldiers discovered my fraud and turned cold against me it was a symbol of exposing the facade.
So what is the big take away? I think it should be obvious at this point. The takeaway is that you must be true to yourself and the outside world. You might pretend to be someone else for a time and it might actually work. You might even gain some friends and enter new social circles but in the end it will not last. You cannot indefinitely fool anyone, not even yourself. Trying to be someone you aren't will earn you friends today that will become enemies tomorrow. You have to be congruent - you have to match - inside and out.
So why did I have this dream? What was my subconscious wrestling with? I believe that it has to do with moving on to a new chapter in my life. It has to do with making fundamental changes to who I am as a person to move forward. It may certainly stem from working in one career while desperately wanting to move on to the next and feeling stuck with the duality of being caught in the middle.
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Author:Rob Fountain Phone: 719-464-9004 Dated: October 8th 2018 Views: 316 About Rob: ...
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