The Mystery and the Bath

In this dream, I was on a college campus. There was some sort of crime or mystery happening that I was trying to solve. I figured it out right before the next incident was about to happen and I went to stop them. It was a group of people in wheelchairs and I convinced them that they had the wrong targets- that it only accounted for 4 percent of the population but that they should target gymnastics instead. I sat on the wheelchair with one of them. Ultimately it stalled enough that they would b able to be caught and stopped. I started walking home and someone tried to make plans with me for Thursday night. I said I couldn’t because I had a date with my mom. We were going to try to figure out the mystery but now it was solved we would find something else to do. Then I passed some celebrity as I was leaving campus but I don’t remember who. 

As I got back to the apartment, I passed a restaurant right next to my building. My childhood friend Alison owned it, and as I walked by her son came out and said “Did you see —- (the celebrity) as you left campus too?” I laughed and told him yes. Then I went up to our apartment which was a luxury apartment. It was huge and had two giant bathrooms. They were guided in gold. I had gone to one bathroom and used it, then decided to go to the other because it had a bidet in it. The bidet was more like a hot tub and I was soaking etc. It became very arousing. Michael texted me and told me lunch was there so I put on a fancy robe and went to meet him. 

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The one thing noteworthy about this dream is that a) Two night ago I watched a video about “spirit baths” or the idea you could tune in to Jesus in the bathtub better. b) Last night at church we did an exercise and talked about how gold in this particular Bible was always used to signify the Divine because it was reflective (We were made in his image…see him in others… Etc). c) Karen said that anything sexual in a dream was tied to our desire to connect with God and d) Bathrooms are always my safe place in dreams. I know that all of this was just one tiny part of a bigger dream but seemed noteworthy to write about as I try to think about the other parts.

Search and Run- another Travel Tale

Michael, Austin and I were supposed to be leaving at 4pm for a 3 day trip to Mexico. We were running late anyway, but we still had a few hours so I stopped to geocache. There was a warehouse building but when I went inside it was a restaurant. Brent (?) met me there. We were looking for it and there were two others there as well – one who was represented by a cat emoji in the app and one who came up and touched my shoulders. We never found it- I thought it was under a canopy where there was a fountain with unicorns on the edges. When you touched the edge the unicorns began moving.  But we never found it.

When we left, I had to ride a bike to get somewhere. It had no handle bars and was dark. Then I was with Austin and he wanted to stop for food so we went back to the geocaching place. He ate dinner and then ordered an ice cream sunday. Someone pointed at the clock and it was 4:20. I started freaking out and the lady in the restaurant said she was on the same flight and it didn’t leave until 4 am. I didn’t think that was right so I called Michael and he said no, that he and mom and dad were on the plane waiting for us. I started screaming at Austin to hurry. We got in my car and he wanted to drive, but then he started driving crazy and going down the wrong side of the interstate. He was hitting things and I dreamed at him to stop the f*ing car. I was so mad I was crying. When he stopped so I could drive I saw the back end was all bent up again and wouldn’t close properly. Then he told me it was a prank and. This wasn’t even my car, so I was fine.

We went rushing to the airport and  when we got there we were 30 or 40 minutes late . I told Austin to run through the airport and we were trying to find the gate on our boarding passes. We didn’t have to clear security- somehow we came in through a back entrance to the airport. When we got to the gate, no one was there so I ran onto the jet bridge and begged to be let on. She let us on with no issue. As we walked in, there was a big shelf on the wall that had presents and wrapping paper that you could take. I saw stuffed animals and beach towels. At the end of the jet bridge there were showers and restrooms. There were 4 entrances to choose from to get into the aircraft. As we went on (I think we chose the second one) I heard the flight attendant accusing someone in the restroom of trying to sneak on. She told them that she just let the Barkers on, but that we had family already on the plane waiting for us.

Of proms and meetings

I was at a conference of some sort. We were away at a meeting and had one final day. Our rom had changed and we were down to four people attending.  I had to go out to a car to help someone carry something in, and they had a dozen pink roses that someone had given to me. My friend I was helping put one in her button hole but then I cut the rest very short and put them in a shallow dish with less than an inch of water. They got very soggy immediately. We ate Mediterranean food for lunch, then I went to see Mam-ma and Sandy. They were in their old house. Mam-ma had a beauty shop chair and sink in her bedroom so she could get her hair done. I pulled Sandy’s sheets off her bed to wash them. I was so tired, I was supposed to be meeting with people but I laid down for a nap instead, and it was a great nap! When I woke up, Mam-ma had taken meat I had started to cook and put it in the oven. I started to make Sandy’s bed but ran out of time. Just before I left, there was a phone call. It was a boy on high school calling my friend Mac. I said he was calling about prom which made everyone laugh since it implied my friend was going to prom with him, so I clarified what he wanted to talk about.

Stage Fright?

I was supposed to give a talk at work.  A bunch of agents were scheduled to be off the phones for this talk.  I knew the content, but I had to wear a microphone and I kept passing out.  I would start, and then suddenly black out and not remember anything.  Finally, in the last attempt, I started and then Michael did the middle section (although he skipped a lot) then I finished.  Afterward, we went to the cafeteria, and Dylan and Leslie were at a table selling pink rice krispy treats.  I bought one because it was for a good cause, but it was $4!  I was expecting it to be $1.

Another missed concert

I was supposed to go to a Florida Georgia Line Concert. (In real life, I was supposed to go last Saturday, but missed it for a soccer tournament.) The concert in my dream was on a cruise ship, and I was very excited.  We had 4 tickets, and we had five people on the cruise – me, Michael, Alex, and Dylan.  The fifth person couldn’t go, and so Michael was going to go to the concert with us, and I was so happy, but I didn’t want to go to him. (Not sure what that note meant.)  Then the kids had another friend with them and so there weren’t extra tickets after all.  I was going to go up to the room to change clothes and get the tickets.  There were two escalators to get there.  One was normal, but the second was for use with wheelchairs.  It was made of flat panels that were not stairs – they looked almost like a steel waterfall that flowed backward uphill.  I decided to go up that one, but it was harder than   thought and I got dizzy by the end.  Two people followed me – a man and a woman that I didn’t know.  They were trying to make an excuse to come in my room and I knew they were trouble.  One got in (the woman) and was pulling a gun out of her purse.  I got it first, and I shot her several times.  It was a struggle.  She still managed to leave I think.  I went down to the lobby to try to find Michael.  Fast forward – I saw Florida Georgia Line warm up on the stairs – I was right by them, but I didn’t get to go to the concert.  After the concert, Dylan came out with a baby carriage, but instead of a baby in it, there was a teenage girl that he used to date (in the dream – no one I really know.)  He gave me a ticket stub and said he got FGL’s phone number for me, but the only number on the ticket stub was a phone number to call TicketMaster.  He said just to go call them, and say “Girrrrrl – I really need their number.”  Sloan and Tell and Shirley were also on the boat at some sort of craft fair or flea market.  They were working booths.

Center Stage

I was at a Florida Georgia Line concert, and they were performing in the center of the stage, but there were two small groups of us (maybe 4 in each?) at tables on either side of the stage.  Someone was filming a video, and we were singing with the band.  I knew we didn’t look or sound great, but somehow the videographer made us seem great.  This was some kind of a ‘fan experience’ and was a lot of fun.  I left and went into the parking garage and was going to go to the bathroom, and there was a girl there.  She was drunk and passed out.  I said I would give her a ride after I went to the bathroom.  When I went to the bathroom, I got her some water from the fountain (the water fountains were strange – they had mushroom shapes and sprayed the water really far.)  But I managed to fill up a water bottle.  When I came back, I gave her the water and said I just wanted to see the end of the show.  I started to walk back inside, but then it ended.  Security was shepherding people out, and they were yelling “Stay between the blue lines” and there was no way I could get back in.  I was very sad, and started to take her to the car, and then Florida Georgia Line came out in the crowd.  BK grabbed my arm (Tyler was right behind him) and said thank you for taking care of her.  They wanted to check on us, and they walked us to the car.


FL GA Line

video singing w/

girl in garage

came out, gave water

offered ride to girl

wanted to see end – yelling blue lines – but they came out and checked on us and walked to the car.

Puzzle me this…

I was working a puzzle, and suddenly it became four puzzles printed front and back.  One of the puzzles was white flowers, and another one was candy canes.  One of the puzzles had different size pieces.

I feel like perhaps I was at a camp at some point.

 

Time for Change

This dream was in three parts, with the end tying back to the beginning.  Perhaps more importantly, it alluded to my earlier dream Alpha, part 2.

It began with me at work.  I worked in the old building with Mindy (the lawyer who currently goes to church with me at the Chapel.  The company had been taken over by a new company that was a bad pharmaceutical company that was going to do testing on people.  They were taking over the building, and had already started construction.  They were installing these very nice showers in every room – each one had multiple shelves and jets of water (I want to say five each) on the sides.  Mike M (a current colleague of mine) had been using those showers in the office, but he had to stop because customers were going to begin using them once they had tested products.

Suddenly, the scene changed, and I had gone to a floating house in the water.  I was with a man (that I don’t know in real life.)  At the far corner of the house, there was an open window I’d left open earlier, and I was going to close it.  It was on the very edge of an open-air “dock” type of porch, and I was afraid of heights, so I didn’t want to close it.  The man I was with went to close it.  Then we had to dive into the water to swim back to shore. We took off our clothes to swim, but this wasn’t that big a deal.  I had my black dress shoes and my phone in my hand when I jumped in.  It was hard to swim while carrying these items, and it felt like I dropped something.  I panicked, but I still had the shoes and phone, so I wondered what I had dropped, but I couldn’t figure it out.  We got out of the water and were walking along another dock , and looked down.  Earlier, we had noticed some shadows under the water but didn’t look closely.  This time, as we were walking past, we saw shoes under the water and realized that the shapes were dead bodies.  Someone had killed five people and tied them underwater.  It was a horrifying feeling.  Suddenly, I was the man, and was trying to walk quickly, hoping the woman would catch on and follow.  I (He) didn’t want the killer to see us, or to know that we saw the bodies.  We didn’t want others to think we did it.  I was so horrified I woke up.

When I went back to sleep, the dream continued, but I was back on the job search.  Apparently, I was still planning to work at the bad pharmaceutical company, but I had to re-interview, and it required filling out an extensive psychology questionnaire/test.  Several pages were filled with questions about vocabulary, and my mom was there filling it out, and that is what she was worried about.  I told her not to worry – she had a wonderful vocabulary.  In fact, those questions didn’t seem so hard to me.  I had jumped ahead to the word problems that were more mathematical in nature.  I had spent 4 hours just answering the first three questions, and I was stuck on a problem about clocks.  I sat down in a swing and was trying to figure it out.  The problem showed two clocks, and each clock had 4 hands on it.  The question simply asked “What is the time difference?”  I was trying to find a pattern.  I looked up, and the clocks were real – they were on the wall on the other side of a window in what looked like a small storefront where Michael was. First, I thought that perhaps each clock showed both the time in OUR universe and the time in the OTHER universe.  I was going to look for the set of hands that was larger on each clock, and calculate the difference in those; then look for the set of hands that were smaller on each clock, and calculate the difference in those – then add the two numbers together.   As hard as I looked, I couldn’t tell if there was a difference in size in the hands though.  Then I thought I’d compare like colors.  For example, if a clock had 2 blue hands, I would compare that time with the two blue hands on the other clock.  But one clock had two blue hands and I THINK the other set was red; however, on the second clock, there was a set of blue hands, then one green hand, and one yellow hand.  I asked Michael what he thought, and he said, “Oh, I haven’t even looked at the clock” and kept doing whatever it was he was doing.  As I was thinking about this, I was swinging higher and higher – faster and faster.  The sensation was similar to the flying sensation I had in Alpha, part 2 and also in The Road, and That Which Blocks It.  And I KNEW that the clocks were somehow linked to the other universe.  As I swung higher and higher, I got very cold, and I said that I would need a coat and hat if I was going to continue to swing!  At some point in this dream (maybe a prior problem?) there were three snow globes, and I woke up thinking that those were vitally important in figuring out the clock problem!


 

Mindy, law firm

in other offices

bad pharma co.

Mike M. was taking showers in the office – has to stop b/c customers will use to test products.

Went to floating house in the water.  Had left windows open and was going to close.  One was on the very edge.  Scared of heights.  Was not going to close then the man I was with was going to.  Took off clothes to swim.  I held black dress shoes and phone and jumped in.  Hard to swim.  Dropped something and not sure what.  By dock had seen shadows (5) under the water on the way back saw pair of shoes and realized someone had killed them and tied them underwater.  Horrifying feeling.  Suddenly, I was the man and was trying to walk quickly hoping the woman would catch on and follow.  Didn’t want the killer to see or know we saw.  Didn’t want others to think we did it.  So horrified I woke up.

The dream continued when I went back to sleep…

I was going to have to re-interview for the job – same place that is now the product testing place.  There were pages and pages of psychology testing to prep for the job interview.  I had dreamed about 3 snow globes and I thought that was really meaningful.  The paperwork was so hard it took me 4 hours for 3 questions, but I was determined to do it and hell bent on finding a job that would appreciate the effort.  Mom was also filling it out and was worried about the vocabulary sections, but I told her she would be fine with those.  I was on a swing, and there was a problem about 2 clocks.  The clocks were real – in an area through a window where Michael was.  The question was “What is the time difference?”  It was hard to tell which were the big hands and which were little hands – if there were 2 different sizes, I would have done big hand/big hand + little hand/little.  If two sets were blue and 2 were red, I’d have done that.  But on one clock the other was green and the other was yellow.  I asked Michael, and he said he hadn’t even looked at the clock, but when he did he didn’t comment about the extra set of hands.  *other universe* I was swinging so high and so fast that it was very cold and I said I needed a coat and hat.

Three snow globes 

Council

I was going to some big church event (like Council).  At first, it was the evening service and they just called everyone up for communion.  I thought it was surprisingly unorganized but then everyone went to their spots and it was fine.  Then met Chip for dinner in a mall.  On the way back, there were escalators – 2 tall and 2 short.  They were all going down, and we needed to go up.  When we got close, though, they changed directions.  I was surprised that the short ones were a half-story tall, but there was a whole floor to the mall.  The next day, I found out that Chip got sick after eating dinner.  On the way to church the next day, he pointed out where the Belk Easter Bunny was going to stand, and there was also a duck mascot across the street.