Originally Posted by Midwinter Mist
Lol. Fascinating info, and it's incredible how your interpretation of the cat paw / spiders dream was so spot on with many things, such as with an over protective mother and more.
Your efforts really are appreciated, and they really are insightful, but if you only knew how many of these kinds of dreams I've had over years and years and years... yikes. It's just too bad I've forgotten many of the past ones, because there has been some incredible content.
It kinda makes me feel that a higher being or two has been pushing hard to send me messages...
Yes your dreams are absolutely ridden with symbols, in fact the most I have ever seen pushed together in one dream. With most people you will find that a story line ensues with a few symbolic developments along the way. In your case however it's just like Symbolic image layered over Symbolic image layered over some kind of indiscreet meaning. It's kind of like when you layer a base sound, with a higher tone, then followed by the actual lyrics. As a whole, the entire symphony is playing as one, however each individual tune has its own story as well.
This was the sole reason for why I gave up lucid dreaming when I was younger. Lucid actually developed naturally for me in my teens. After a few 'interesting' encounters I slowly developed the understanding that if we go Lucid and control what happens in our dreams, then messages won't be able to effectively come through in the correct format. I then decided the best option to take was to experience dreams in their natural context.
The dreamscape for me is an amazing place of learning. If everybody was only able to sit there and break apart their dreams, inch by inch, and arrive at the underlying message. Then you will find that a lot of your questions or problems are actually being answered right before your eyes.