No left hand left behind! Bad joke…I know! But that big flower is definitely no joke!
I woke up one morning only to find myself still grasping onto reality, did I just wake from another reality? Unable to focus my body began to dress itself for work and try to find my other shoe, my mind though was still somewhere else trying to make sense of the strange vivid events that just took place a few hours prior.
It all began as what seemed to be a video arcade that led to my apartment that I live in right now but instead of me and my roommate it was an Asian lady who began to cut my hair and when I turned to the mirror she had cut it all off and this happens to be a deep rooted fear of mine. In complete shock, the first thing I try to do is tell myself that this is a dream and I will wake up with hair again, but even in the panic I did not wake instead the Asian woman grabbed her kid and fled the scene. Roaming through now what was an empty arcade I run into two of my sisters and start climbing this dark hilltop to what seems to be an intimate concert in San Francisco and incubus is playing and there’s just naked raver chicks everywhere, eventually come to find that they were just robots and I find the real singer to be in an empty kitchen, missing someone that he loved.
I might just be clinically insane, but everything felt so real and even though in slumber I was nowhere near emotion less. And as I woke up the remnants of an absurd dream still lingered, was it just a cluster of thoughts purged from my mind or was it something much more than that? When in doubt ask your left hand or whatever hand is less dominant…
A roommate of mine once took a course in dream interpretation and shared with me the technique, one day I tried it and was surprised to what became of it and began to do further research. Writing with your less dominant hand helps increase brain activity and connect with the other side of the brain your least frequently using.
Example if you are right handed that means the left hemisphere of your brain is more dominant I.e. the logical side of the mind. The right hemisphere of the brain is the more creative and imaginative side of the mind. Usually a hand at birth will be more dominant depending on which side of the brain is more dominant. Weirdly I write with my right, but played sports better with my left hand. Anyways though let me start getting to the point…
A trick into interpreting dreams is to write the dream down and then ask questions and answer them with your less dominant hand, for me it is always pretty interesting. As I begin to write with my right an answer appears in my mind, but the moment I switch to write with my left it begins to write a completely different interpretation. Lucia Capacchione touches base with this in one of her books, that I haven’t read but she is an art therapist that uses these techniques to help people with their addictions and all sorts of problems. Probably be something worth reading, but ultimately it encompasses using this method to bring activity to another part of ourselves furthering our understanding of who we are.
I know this is all so deep haha, maybe it will make more sense once you give it a try yourself, just remember to always be open to the possibilities, but anyways here is what the left hand had to say (if I can even read what the hell it wrote)…
Q: Why was everything set in a video arcade?
LH: The video arcade represents environment, attraction, the draw
Probably related to my recent move to New York City and how I feel about it.
Q: What about the bad haircut, my worst fear?
LH: The bad haircut is the expression of if something is wrong you say it, you let that person know how you feel.
This could relate to the feelings I’m not expressing to someone that’s just causing a bit of mood swings every now and then, causing me at times to be neutral/cool/happy to sad/stressed/upset.
Q: Whats the connection with robots?
LH: Giving or invoking feelings without knowing the person.
I am a readily friendly being and tend to see people as good beings before I ever even know their names. This is a somewhat dangerous trait of mine that has gotten me into problematic situations.
Q: Why was that man having a robot pose as him and why was he missing that girl?
LH: Life has it’s phases and at one time or another we realize that there’s an extraordinary feeling of being selfless without being taken advantage of that we long for.
Selfish and selfless is the door that opened and the one that closed accordingly. I always have been so selfless and taken advantage of, that this has robbed me of the energy needed to make my goals happen. So this move into New York has made me more aware of that and for now I’m selfish but that want never goes away of having a truly beneficial and loving relationship with someone.
A lot of these thoughts get to the core of some of my emotions and feelings, this is all raw pieces of me. And at anytime if you do remember a dream, why not explore what you could possibly be feeling through another side of yourself. It might confirm some affirmations you thought of yourself or bring about new emotions that could help you further understand what you need and want in life. So when things start to make no sense take another perspective, tap into the knowledge you have that’s just sitting there waiting for you to discover.