A Polish woman asks me to translate something for the queen. We walk over and sit down on her bed. The Polish woman reads a poem to her, and then leaves. The queen wakes up and asks me what it was all about, and I tell her I don’t know. There is an easy and comfortable connection between us. I see dark smoke coming up through and out of my house next door. It’s a three story house of woven saplings, and the smoke comes from the second floor. As I arrive, the fire burns out on its own, leaving only a small slightly charred area. I realize that the second floor is uninhabited and decide to have someone live there, or include it in my own living area. My main living area is the third floor.
The queen lives a simple and dignified life. She is an old friend of mine, and we have an easy and comfortable connection. My house is made of natural materials and being inside has the feeling of still being outside, only sheltered and comfortable.
This dream came the night after my first TRE session. The queen is the feminine “ruling” or organizing principle. She wakes up, and I remember that we have an old, easy and comfortable friendship. When I run over to my own house, I realize that the second floor is uninhabited and I decide to have someone live there, or include it in my own living quarters. The house is myself as a human being, and the smoke alerts me to an uninhabited part of the house, as body symptoms (tension, digestion etc.) alerts me to uninhabited areas of myself. The TRE session woke up the queen, I remembered our easy and comfortable friendship, and was alerted to an uninhabited area of myself.
Just as the foreign woman woke up the queen with me in the role as a translator (although I didn’t do anything), the “foreign” practice of TRE woke up the body or the feminine organizing principle, with me as a translator – through intuition and experience with similar practices.
Here is my initial stream-of-consciousness version. It has a few more details:
I have an easy, close and honest friendship with the queen. While we talk, I see smoke from the house I live in and run over to put out the fire. It goes out on it’s own as I arrive.
There are some other details in this dream: I am approached by a Polish woman who wants me to translate something for the queen. I agree. It turns out that the queen is sleeping right there so we sit down on her bed. The Polish woman reads a poem to the queen, then leaves. The queen wakes up and asks me what it was all about. I tell her I don’t know. Then I see dark smoke coming out of the house I live in next door. It’s a three story house made out of woven saplings. I (we – I am not sure who else) live on the top floor. The fire is in the uninhabited second floor. I find a fire extinguisher and run over. As I arrive, the smoke dies out. When the firemen arrives, we see that it was en electrical fire in the floor.
Two things stand out for me in this dream: I have a close friendship with the queen. We are old buddies. We have an easy and honest connection. Trust and freedom. It’s nurturing for both of us.
The other is that the fire started in an uninhabited floor of the house I lived in. Uninhabited – no-one is there. It’s a part of me, or perhaps my body, where there is – or has been – no awareness. It has been left uninhabited. The fire starts there with lots of smoke. The smoke goes through the floor I live in. It catches my attention. And I realize the floor is uninhabited. I hadn’t noticed it before, and I want to either use it or find someone to live there.
I also remembered this: The queen lives a very simple and unpretentious life. I listened to a podcast from BBC last evening about the king of Bhutan who convinced his people to chose democracy, and he chose to live in a very simple log cabin. She also reminded me of the Norwegian queen, and my impression is that the Norwegian royal family live a life of service.
I did my first TRE session yesterday, and it was powerful for me. Another way to sink into and more fully inhabit the body. Another way to shift into that deep soft nurturing fullness and wholeness. Another way to find the divine feminine right here, as a body. That thought came up for me yesterday.
The queen is the feminine “ruler”. She lives a very simple and satisfying life. She is a good friend of mine and we have an easy and nurturing connection. There is smoke from my house, and it turns out to come from an uninhabited floor. I decide to make it inhabited.
It seems that this whole dream is related to the TRE session in a beautiful way. I am friends with the feminine facet of who and what I am. I am reminded of an uninhabited floor in my house, and decide to inhabit it. The smoke may well reflect a body symptom – for instance tension and discomfort. Something that reminds me that a part of my body/me is uninhabited, so I can inhabit it more fully.
The house is a natural house, made of natural materials inside and out. The walls and floors are made of woven saplings. The coaches and beds are made of organic cotton. It is appropriate to the climate (warm and comfortable) and the woven walls allow for air circulation. The house is very comfortable and also simple, natural and unpretentious.
Is there a significance to the floors? I live on the third and top floors, just as I often “live” in my thoughts and head. The bottom floor is inhabited, just as the third. It’s the second floor that is uninhabited. I’ll have to stay with it for a while to see what comes up.
What about the Polish woman? She speaks a foreign language which I somehow know how to translate. She reads a poem to the sleeping queen, which wakes her up. This too may be related to the TRE-session. TRE is a foreign language to me. I somehow know how to translate it – through intuition and experiences with similar techniques. What happens is poetic – beautiful, intuitive, flow. It wakes the sleeping queen up. She asks me what was that about? It was slightly surprising to her. We talk. And I am reminded of our old and easy connection.
I am writing this as it comes to me so it’s a little rambling. I’ll leave it as it is.