I know there was more to this dream than I remember, but there is certainly enough here to work with, AND it does seem to tie in with the other post I just made this morning.
I'm on a special Navy ship which is conducting government-ordered science experiments. I'm more of an observer in most of this dream; a bystander, if you will. Another Navy ship pulls along side of us and they have "new orders from headquarters". All is to be immediately stopped and disbanded. All aboard are to board the new ship and they are going to be arrested and made scapegoats of some kind. The "secret experiments" have been exposed and the government is denying any knowledge of them (even though they ordered them). A giant cover-up is underway to blame it all on the rogue officers of the science ship as having acted alone without authorization.
The officers on the science ship are livid and go ballistic. They will not accept this no matter what the consequences. In their rage, they begin to throw beakers and vials everywhere. They cannot be stopped. They are destroying all evidence (which of course the government wants to keep and benefit from, but they just want to deny involvement). There is glass exploding everywhere.
Even though I feel like only an observer, I am covered in shiny shards of glass that embed everywhere, all over my body; my clothing is not a barrier. I notice I am coughing up and spitting out shards of glass. There doesn't seem to be any blood or damaging injury, just fear and pain and these shards stuck in me that someone will have to help me remove.
I'm in some one's home, and there are others there but I don't know any of them. I'm wandering around in a rough grey wool blanket (Navy issue?)and am naked underneath with all these tiny fragments of glass stuck in me. I'm looking around for someone to help me remove them. Clearly I'm not a priority; nobody seems to notice me much. Someone gets tweezers and extracts a few bits, but gets sidetracked and I'm still waiting and wandering. It hurts and I feel very unseen and ignored.
Now at first glance, I'm thinking that first, I won't find many of these things in the dream book (wrong), and second, I can clearly see a link between my feelings of recent woundedness, and feeling like nobody wants to help me removed the wounds, feeling somewhat at the mercy of something I can't seem to impact. I figured that being naked under a rough blanket could mean vulnerable with a rough exterior, and that spitting out broken glass...well that can't ever be good, right? I figured it might mean something to do with not feeling able to fully express all that I experience and how injurious that seems sometimes. I took the government to mean authority, and I could see themes of hypocrisy once again rearing their ugly heads. And I sort of see there is some sort of theme I can't fully identify about being in the crossfire of other people's junk and being collateral damage. Perhaps that part of me that not only has my own wounds to deal with but as and empath, experiences the wounds of others that I can't seem to stay out of the way of. That was my feeble attempt at breaking it down. Here are some of the symbols from the Dream Book. You'll see that the themes all link to all of my other dreams of late:
Naked = totally open and exposed, not hiding who and what you are [but since I have a rough blanket on, I must still be hiding who I am]
Blanket = Cover = a protection or hiding from self or others [bingo!]
Broken Glass = ...if shattered, represents the breaking of illusions, hopes, consciousness, dreams. If chewing glass, it suggests difficulty in verbalization' fear of communication with self or another; cutting remarks [I wasn't chewing it, but since it was in my mouth, and in my throat, it suggests themes of the throat chakra which involve communication and speaking of personal or spiritual truth, or of not feeling heard or listened to. I also woke up with a sore throat that cleared later in the morning].
Ship = Boat = your emotional self [given the violence going on on my ship and the threat of being overtaken, and the cover-up in progress, I can see there is great turmoil in my subconscious]
Government = Working together for the betterment of our entire being
Navy = Military = need for emotional discipline [ouch]
Experiment = there are alternatives in living; examine new concepts and ideas, open up new opportunities. Try something different. May also mean you are taking a chance [well, HELL, I'm writing down all this weird stuff, for starters!!]
Laboratory = work area to put together life plans and ideas; reflects where you are in life and how well you are staying on top of things [uh-oh]. You are the alchemist, creating blending life experiences to understand and transcend them.
Scientist = The rational intellectual self; student of life. Also guidance, higher self' wisdom; search for knowledge.
I find it quite interesting (are you snoring out there??) that my mind can create so many symbols that are different night after night, but seem to point to similar themes...those which I've already shared...trying to live more authentically, trying to live in accordance with what is true for me, and the conflict and struggle that ensues in the clash between the physical and social world and the spiritual world. You can clearly see this battle or conflict portrayed in my dreams, can you not??
Hello? Am I all alone out here?? :-)
This might wake you up:
When you watch these, suddenly, my dreams don't seem so weird. Maybe they could become music videos!