|New Dreams part 2 of 2
||[Jan. 24th, 2015|06:38 pm]
January 24, 2015
This was a very vivid and lucid dream. I did not have a chance to complete the dream due to my alarm clock go off but I KNOW how it ends. In fact this is the third time, and the third variation of this dream I have had. It's about time I named it, as the “Chinese Lawyer Loop”. The story line is usually the roughly the same but the characters and the end result tend to almost be exact. I find myself stuck in China due to some accident and I need to get home. I come across a law office usually tucked in the back of a strip mall or small office complex. In here is a quiet lawyer who doesn't seem to want to help me right away but doesn't make me leave. While I make my plea to him he does some kind of work. Different work each loop but ultimately he is packaging and sending off knock off electronics to another country. If I ask him why he tells that everyone in China does this on the side for money, but he always makes sure what he sends out is quality work as he is an honorable man. I didn't ask him why this loop because I was aware of the previous loops this time around.
Next I get introduced to his team. It consists of himself, the honorable lawyer, the plucky sidekick guy who is the secretary and always making fun of the lawyer for being so honorable, and the girl. She doesn't actually work at the office but hangs out probably because she loves the lawyer. Either way the three of them often go on adventures together to solve cases kinda like a weird Hardy Boys book or Jackie Chan movie. After this he starts getting me to explain my problem. I tell him that I am lost in China and need to get home as soon as possible. I never go to the US Embassy either because I don't think about it, or I'm not supposed to be in China? I really don't know.
Anyhow, we end up having some kind of adventure together and it fails. This part is usually grey and tunnel vision in my dreams. I try to participate but I can't. It's like trying to read a book, or take a test in a fully lucid dream. Your brain starts to fight back and the random background imagery that flows so easy in normal dreams becomes to conscious and you just can't seem to make it happen. Anyhow, we meet back at the lawyer's office to regroup. When I get there I see him taking my file out of his file cabinet and I notice it's old and was created so long ago we must have worked together in the past! It makes me realize I've been there before and that this is happening again! I start to freak out but he won't tell me anything about why the file is so old and instead of the big reveal like in a Sci-Fi movie I end up waking up. I guess that partially explains why he is so reluctant to get started with me each time.
Tonight's dream was a slight variation due to when I woke up, due to the alarm clock, and not due to the reveal. It started off with me traveling with two dads and their sons. The four of them are on vacation and due to a prophecy they are on their way to a town. The prophecy states that if they are in this town's square, on a certain date and time, all will be revealed to them. The father's are ex-spies and are being pursued by some old enemies and co-workers after everyone else finds out about the prophecy. Well everything goes pear shaped after they make it to the town. It turns out the small village was in a valley that is completely flooded so the town is underwater. This causes a string of bad luck for the fathers.
Finally, after being attacked on a country highway they have lost their car but are saved by their sons. The kids end up fighting off the other spies using farming equipment they found on the truck we were all in. The fathers have lost hope, they are already depressed about the village and now they have put their sons in danger and are afraid they have lost everything. The sons keep fighting on though and come up with a plan to get out of there. They find a farmhouse nearby that they can use to call for help. On the way there they encounter a “gray spy” who is neither friend nor enemy of the fathers but they don't really trust. He actually looks like a gray shark in my dream.... Anyhow, they give us a lift to the Farm house and offers to get them all the way home. The fathers decline as they know the gray spy and don't trust him further than they already have. So he drives us leaving us behind. This is were I part ways with the others. I don't know if they made it back but I hope they do.
I go nearby to a strip mall. Tucked away in the back is a lawyer's office and I go to him for help. Every other store is either closed, abandoned, or both so it seems like a good idea at the time. I would have been better off with the farmer I think, but oh well it's a dream. The lawyer's office is filled with boxes and machines. I can't even open the door fully and have to kinda slide inside the office. The small man in there continues his work but doesn't really talk to me after looking at him. I try to see if he will help but as he doesn't respond I just continue watching him work. He is printing off labels and putting them on boxes. I know what he is doing from previous dreams so I don't really comment on what he is doing. Once he finishes up he says he will help me and he goes to his door and puts a small mark on it. The door was covered in marks on both sides and I comment about how awesome he is for helping so many people. He kinda giggles at this when I realize he is actually using his door to mark shipping manifests!
Well it turns out I actually came in the back door of the office, so I help him carry boxes out to the lobby were the plucky sidekick and the lady are hanging out. We start putting the packages in a machine that will box them for shipping. The sidekick starts making fun of the lawyer for how careful he is with his shipments and says that he filled his quota already this week. He makes fun of the lawyer by saying, “I bet you even plugged in every head set and listened to music with them to make sure they worked.” The lawyer sheepishly nods and says he did and the rest of us laugh at him. I then ask, “Did you also put on all the Star Wars toy helmets and make sure they light up correctly?” He realizes he doesn't and starts to get stressed out. The sidekick and I find this really funny and start laughing when the lady realizes we are really upsetting the lawyer so she steps in and yells at us. We are all embarrassed then for the lawyer when the lady asks what I'm doing here.
I explain to her why I'm here and that I need to get home because I miss my cat and she gets all sad for me. The lawyer says well let's get started and goes back to his office. On my way back I stop and start flirting with the lady, telling her that with a beauty like her around I don't need to be in such a hurry. Already knowing this is my third loop through this dream I stop flirting with her because one, I'm being really creepy, and two I know she loves the lawyer. I tell her, “But don't worry love, I'm not here for you and I know you are deeply in love with the lawyer” (I just realized nobody ever has names, even when talking in the dream). This causes her some surprise but she looks back at the lawyer's office with longing.
Back in the office I sit down at a desk, now that the room is clear of boxes, and start talking to him about why I'm here. As I start telling him the story and filling out some paperwork I tell him not to worry about the file cabinet. I know I've been here before but that's OK this time around. It really catches him off guard and he acts really unsure of what to do next. I tell him don't worry let's just continue working so I can get back home to my cat. This is when my alarm clock starts going off. I actually hear it in my dream and realize that damn this dream is over.
As a side note during this whole last conversation I spend it fiddling with my pen. I always carry an ink pen in my pocket, the kind that unscrews in the middle and has a cartridge inside. Pilot G2 Gel Ink pen now that I look at it. Anyhow I often find that it becomes unscrewed in my pocket and that's what I'm dealing with in the dream. I'm trying to put it back together so I can write the forms but I'm having to find all three pieces of it, put them together in the right order, and screw it together. It's a simple mundane task but it's taken over my dream. I usually encounter this in lucid dreams. There is some kind of mundane task that requires some mental focus that enthralls me. It always takes over my dreams and can range anywhere from playing with an ink pen, to tying my shoes, finding a bathroom, or most often trying to locate a specific person or object. I'm not sure why but it really interrupts the creativity of my dreams and causes some weird stress. Oh well, good morning!