I’ll try to break that dream I mentioned in my last post.
It started at a dentist + hair salon + lounge. Employees were obsessed with enforcing social distancing on customers but weren’t following the rules themselves. On my way out I saw a woman on a sofa wearing a wedding dress and she looked like she was in a trance. The employees said she works here but has been wearing that dress for days.
It turned out she was being mind controlled and opened the door to the place at night to let a crime organization in the building and they messed the place up. There was some “flashbacks” to why the gang is doing this but I don’t remember it all. I think the boss had some beef with one of the employees and they fought them off. The boss was disguised as a homeless person so he could watch them be harassed by his henchmen.
Now it’s the next day and they arrive at the place in a mess. The gang shows up once again and they try to defend the place peacefully. I’m inside looking out at the street where they are. Then all three employees stabbed by a long sword at once, right up against the window. People flee but the gang comes in the building, make some demands and I think takes the girl in wedding dress.
Now I kind of fade out of the dream and become an observer. I now follow this worn out detective who has been hunting this gang boss because they used to know each other, maybe were even friends back in the day. He arrived at the gang’s club and talked to the boss. The boss pretends to start choking and hands the detective a needle to pierce the hole in his Adams apple so he could breath. The detective ponders this is his chance to kill the guy, but then thinks this is actually a trap. He ends up not doing anything and was right, the guy was pretending.
However, he still gets his goons to attack the detective and the detective runs out the building. As he’s running there is a woman sprinting across the street and it seems she needs help, but he is all paranoid that she works for him too and it’s another trap, so he keeps running away.
Eventually gets to a big parking lot and there is a crowd gathering under a elevated highway. Someone is on a crane and is about to jump. The detective tries to stop her but the crane moves and she looses grip and falls. Oddly when the detective gets close to her, she looks similar but is now a man. He landed ok and was laughing and cried, “I can’t just take being beaten down anymore.” Then someone else in the crowd that looked like Captain America (and I think he was also defending in the dental lounge earlier) said, “I know exactly what you mean.”
Now a song started playing as the camera panned out, it felt like an ending to a movie or something. The lyric was something like “My life was so incredible, my body so resilient” I tried goolging the lyrics but didn’t find an exact match, but The Logical Song by Supertramp came up as a close match and the vocals sounded similar to that song. I wonder if my mind remixed it.
I’ll try breaking down the meaning now.
I found an interesting relation to the wedding dress, “Negatively, a wedding dress may represent the personality choosing to permanently give itself away to problems or negative influences. Wanting what’s bad for you or to permanently corrupt something about yourself.” So the woman in wedding dress could mean the marriage to bad influences, the unconscious habits I try to get rid of. She was fully brainwashed and taken over.
The polarity between the boss and the detective is interesting too, especially since they were once friends. The boss used every tool he could, extortion, violence, trickery and had multiple goons, while the detective was on his own and lived honestly.
I see the boss as the ugly aspect of the collective unconscious and the woman is a symbol of my marriage to those ugly aspects and unconscious habits. While the detective is the other higher self trying to make things right, or maybe the subliminals? Both were very clever, like Sherlock and Moriarty.
The pretend chocking could be me not wanting to consider the boss’ ideas, however he is more powerful than I think and was only pretending. It’ll take more time to completely shut him up.
The person jumping is the climax of not being able to take this battle anymore, but instead survives. The fact that it was a transforming person once again gives way to the polarities. This person fell, but ended up laughing as relief, in a way victorious. While the hero (Capt. America) knows exactly how that is, because the heroes we look up to in myths all go through some shit and come out stronger by the end of it. The lyric “My life was so incredible, my body so resilient” is like wrapping everything up, this battle is an incredible one, the battle of life and to live through it, you have to be resilient.
Whew, this ended up much longer than I anticipated.