Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Dream 432

'Dusty Disaster'
Dream date: 8 May 2015
There was a natural disaster in a foreign country - but I am unsure where this was. I don't think I was told which country. The landscape in this country was very flat and full of dark, ashy mud. The buildings were simple hut-like structures and the weather was sunny. The natural disaster had two consequences: it had made huge puddles of water form on the land, causing disruption and water-damage to the homes of the local inhabitants; and it had brought severe dust storms to the area. Women and children (who were people of colour, but did not appear to be of a particular ethnicity) were huddled on the ground in groups, covered in the grey dust. It was all over them and I was aware that this was very dangerous for their health and well-being. 

There was an aid mission in the country to help the inhabitants. My ex-boyfriend MT was part of the aid mission. I was aware that while I was in this dream scene, I wasn't 'really there' - although I was experiencing the dream in first-person from the point of view of someone who was actually there. I cannot explain what I mean, It seemed like I was witnessing the scene, but my dream ego was not part of the action. I went into the building which housed the aid workers, including MT. The building was a very small, largely unfurnished wooden hut. I saw the bed he was sleeping in, which was looked institutional - it had a metal frame and a thin sheet. On the headboard, there was a sign which provided details of MT. It referred to him as a 'Catholic'.

I then saw AP (a girl I went to high school with). She was standing alone and touching her neck/throat/décolletage area. She had a concerned face. She said: 'You have the same as me'. We were then in a bar area. MT was standing next to me at the bar, smoking a cannabis joint. We were all leaning on the bar, waiting to be served. MT was wearing a white top. AP (who was standing on the other side of him) said: 'I know you are smoking weed' even though he wasn't trying to hide the fact and he was doing it openly. I said to MT: 'When are you coming back from the aid mission?' He said: 'Three months because my school made me go'. I told him that I wished he could return sooner. This was another example of how I felt I wasn't actually there with MT, but experiencing the dream scene as an inactive spectator - from our conversation, it seemed like we were in different locations, even though we were actually in the same dream scene.

TIME: 06:00 - 12:30 hours (This dream seemed to take place at the end of the sleep cycle as I awoke from it)
SPECIAL NOTES: None of note

  • It felt that I was not actually in the dream scenes I found myself in - I was witnessing it from a different location, even though I was actually in the same space as the action (A - Action/C - Context)
  • MT is not Catholic (IA - Inner Awareness)

Recurrent Dream Themes:
  • Cannabis

Potential Day/Dream Residue:
  • There was a catastrophic earthquake in Nepal on 25 April 2015.
  • MT lives in Burma (his home country) where he is training to be a pilot.
  • The day of this dream I had mentioned to my housemate that I did not want to suntan my skin any more (I used to sun bathe a lot and convince myself that it was 'safe' because I am half-Asian) as the delicate area of skin on the décolletage area can be easily damaged and start to look leathery. 

Waking Thoughts & Emotions:
For some reason, despite the natural disaster which predominated the action in this dream, I actually enjoyed it. It was fascinating to see the different country and I wish I could have explored it more and found out where this dream was supposedly set. I have tried to include some online images which illustrate the location of this dream - although they are of course, just general representations.

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