I had a short lucid dream last night.
I dreamt I was some kind of prisoner. Weirdly enough, I had the feeling of being a 50-something years old man, in an Arabic country. I was in this dark, kind of underground prison. I was okay, til I notice this really big Tarantula (recurring dream sign, definitely symbolic of Fear and perhaps, other things too) moving within its web. I could see its long leg moving. I freaked out, and somehow, escaped. I was then searched after and tried to hide somewhere in bushes. But “guards” found me. I had no escape, I thought “I have no other way but to surrender.” And upon that thought, I completely relaxed, and the scene changed. I found myself in my childhood home. I realised it couldn’t be otherwise than being a dream ! I asserted it to be so aloud, and walked downstairs. My parents were there. I suddenly remembered the spider. Two nights ago, I had dreamt of being attacked by another really big spider (which had already chased a black widow) and I had crushed it. I thought “why not facing my fear again!”
I internally called forth a giant spider, expecting it to come out of the office door, and voilà!
I then remembered an idea I had had: I thought of a way of ridiculing my fear… I thought of Ron in The Prisoner Of Azkaban. I lifted my wand (obviously) and said “Ridiculous!” imagining wheels attached to its paws/claws … And it worked !!
The giant Tarantula started to slip just like in the movie. I could feel the joyful giggle in my guts upon waking up from that !
Afterwards, I turned to my parents and hugged them. I felt their kindness, it was incredibly healing. I went outside and remembered my 5 steps Healing Dream Plan. I started with asking the DreamSky: Show me what I need the most.
It seemed to respond with a flicker of light. As to validate the message/question. Nothing seem to happen, but I turned left and looked down to the grass, and two beautiful white geese were here. I can’t tell if that was the response or not, nor what that meant.
The dream started to fade, and I tried spinning. But once again, blackness. I woke up. Still feeling this sense of exhilaration and visceral laugh from the spider on wheels (I honestly didn’t feel like hugging my 8-leg friend. So, that was a first approach! Maybe next time…)
Anyways. The “Ridiculous” Technique may be interesting when working with fears…
Has anyone ever tried this ?! I’d be curious to hear other stories with that one
Ha. I always knew reading and watching Harry Potter over and over again was worth it… Really inspiring, Dream-Wise.
I can’t wait to get to the night I’ll be feasting in the Great Hall to celebrate my healing with Dumbledore. (That’s the final step of the plan. I’ll probably have chocolate cake.)