Summerlander wrote:I know what you mean. There's a kind of beauty and poetry in such oneiric experiences. They can have a profound effect on us.
The thing is, we are not logical. We think with analogies with an analogic mind. In a lucid dream our brains fire on all cylinders and sort out all our emotions and confusion by comparisons and metaphors. It's a balanced state of mind between cognitive logic, and our subjective memories and emotions. That sums it up pretty much. But it's a very special state (40Hz right?) which nothing (no drug or waking life experience) has ever compared to in my full life's experience. (I have to include all my dreams as part of my life and what made me who I am. They are equally a life experience as anything else I ever 'did')
As for DK's dream. I don't interpret much, but like to add a few comments.
RedKryptonite wrote:I'm a greedy bastard who usually goes for the biggest and juiciest piece.
At least you're not Cartman who only eats the KFC skin, leaving others to suffer with batterless chicken.
Nice to see a dream character, (grandpa), on your side. Then you have your other uncle nagging you. I feel these truly are the basis of the angel and devil archetypes on our shoulders and you are attributing it to them. We all do. We have people in our lives that make us feel a certain way, always at odds. I think it could be any variable, and I have family I relate to more than others too, who I just know are on the same page and others who aren't, some against me, some for me.
(EDIT: I'll try and explain this better. I mean, those people in your dream are all YOU. The voice that says, go ahead and eat what you want, compared to the one that puts you down for being fat or lazy, is all in your head actually. So what I mean is, the feelings and thoughts come first, before the visuals and events of the dream. (Again this is a chicken or egg dilemma worthy of debate, kind of like nature vs. nurture. I bet it's a combination of both, but not sure which is stronger, and perhaps it varies from dream to dream. Onironic Science is pretty much an oxymoron. But deep down, our psychological blue prints are pretty much clones of each other.)
It's unfortunate when we realize eventually, that our own mothers are not necessarily for us, and you have to grow up and disagree.
One last note of detail:
RedKryptonite wrote:Uncle R (my toxic uncle) was seated right beside me to the left.
I've kept track of whether people or events in my dreams happen to the left or right of me. I think it's significant, much how our eyes will look left or right when we imagine the past or future, optimism pessimism, and you can tell what others are thinking and catch them in lies by looking at where their eyes and attention goes, even whether up or down. I feel it's significant in dreams, when we turn left or right, or things appear to the left or right, and maybe it has to do with left or right brains, I dunno! I never looked through me journal to find a connection, and maybe it's been studied before, but it's a hunch of mine that it's worth noting in dream journals. In the future, I may be able to see patterns.