I had an interesting shamanistic journey dream:
After closing my eyes I saw a fire in the distance. I seemed to fly toward it. I seemed like a bug attracted to light. As I got closer I saw that someone was there but I couldn’t tell who it was. Before I knew it I went into flame. The flame seemed to go into some other ‘reality’ or world: the “flame world”. I kept saying that a flame is a porthole or doorway to another world and that this was important to remember.
As I went into the flame I became a flame myself. All around me was flame and I was flame within it. I was like flame within flame. I went downward in the flame and seemed to come to an open area with no flame. I saw a man there. For some reason he grabbed my tongue. I tried to pull it away. I saw that, as he touched it, it turned it into a flame. I panicked and seemed to jumped out of the flame and woke up.
I open my eyes and felt as if I could not relate with the world. It seemed foreign to me. After I walked around a bit this sense left me.
This dream completely mystified me. I recall being dumbfounded by it. This feeling of being ‘stumped’ lasted for hours. I walked around going, “what? what? what?”
Looking back on it now I can’t help but feel that it is a reference to a lack of faith or, rather, a lack of commitment. The flame meant, I felt, insight and inspiration (which I am always seeking). My being able to become a flame shows I’m familiar with it and have had success. My tongue going on fire and my panicking shows that I am apprehensive about continuing on. In other words, it shows a reluctance to go to the ‘next stage’. This is something I spoke a lot about recently.
My inability to relate with the world shows that I was in my ‘interior mind’, as I called it. But I think its more than that. I tend to feel that the ‘next step’ I need to take requires going deeper into the ‘interior mind’. The problem is that I’m not quite certain how to go about it . . . it needs to be discovered. Because of this I am as if ‘stuck’ in between the world and the ‘interior mind’.
Copyright by Mike Michelsen