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THE PSYCHO-EGG

Dreamed 1994/8/31 by Chris Wayan

A woman shows me a transparent plastic egg. There's a figure inside the egg: me. She explains "This is your diagnostic psycho-egg." From the waist up, the plastic is clear. This represents the conscious: what I can acknowledge. The lower half is dark, but still transparent, like Apache tears: my unconscious, all I won't or can't see.

My psycho-egg, relatively clear above the waist, dark below.
She says quietly "It's rare to see someone so neatly stratified into shadow and light hemispheres." I feel a rush of shame. It's true! I shove ALL I don't like into the unconscious realm. If it scares me, I ignore it. Even if I like a thing, but judge it bad or selfish, down it goes. I'm helpless to deal with anything scary, because I can't or won't even THINK of it consciously!

This, I realize, is the cause of most of my problems.

And wake.



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