Dream: My twin brother

I meet someone and it is as if we see ourselves in the mirror. He looks like me, only with shaved head and face, and we also discover that we were born in the same place. We find it amusing and a funny coincidence, like each other, become friends, and are part of the same friend group.

Later, he tells me his birthday, which is the same as mine. He has realized that we are twins, and I am realizing the same. We are moved and happy and realize our lives will never be the same. We have a deep love for each other, and we will be in each other’s lives from now on.

He works with NRK (the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) and has a project with the Eurovision Song Contest. A mutual friend of ours has four free passes, and she gives one to me. We are having a lot of fun with the unusual setting and the campness of it all.

This dream may reflect (a) a wish to have a brother like that, and (b) my process of befrending and finding love for myself. (AKA the content of my experience, and all the different parts of me and the parts of me that represents me of different ages.) My twin in the dream is me, and we love each other.

What about the Eurovision Song Contest? I watch it and find it fun and enjoyable, and I did watch some clips from the Eurovision movie a few days ago. I like the campness of it, although the music is (obviously) terrible – and that’s part of the charm. I enjoy going outside of the terrain I am familiar with.

That too is part of finding love for all the different parts of me. Embracing diversity in society go hand-in-hand with embracing the diversity of my experience and myself.

In the dream, my twin looks like Jean-Marc Barr. In waking life, we are somewhat similar to each other although not like twins. I identified with him when I first saw The Big Blue in my early twenties, and the movie made a big impact on me. At some level, maybe because freediving is similar to diving into who and what we are, especially the emotional realm.

In my twenties and thirties, I had fire, passion, and focus similar to his character in the movie. (That took a nosedive when I got sick fifteen or so years ago and the dark night went into a much more intense phase.) Maybe the dream is pointing to refinding that fire and passion? In daily life, there are more moments of connecting with it these days.

Another side to this, which a friend reminded me of, is that Odd Nerdum painted a portrait of me in my early twenties, and he painted me as a twin. He painted two of me.

This felt like another “big dream”, especially as I knew that my life was changed forever.

There is also a synchronicity here: As has happened before, my wife and I had parallel and similar dreams. In this case, she dreamt she was in a romantic relationship with a woman very similar to herself. They fall out because of a misunderstanding and later begin to reconcile. That’s part of any relationship and may reflect her process of befriending sides of herself.


INITIAL NOTES

Dream 
I found a twin brother 
We met and it was as if seeing ourselves in a mirror 
He has shaved head and face (looks a bit like Jean-Marc Barr in The Deep Blue)
We were also born in the same place 
Think it is amusing, funny coincidence 
I like him a lot and we become friends 
We like each other and become friends 
Part of the same friend group 
Later, he tells me his birthday, which is the same as mine 
He had discovered we are twins 
And I realize the same 
We are both moved and happy 
We realize our lives will be changed from now on 
He has a role in the eurovision song contest 
Works for nrk 
And I am invited to join by a mutual friend 
She has four guest passes and gives one to me 
Likely also so I can spend time with my new brother 
It’s fun and camp, for me it’s fun bc it’s a very different setting than I am used to and I enjoy it
I know my life has changed forever by finding my brother 
We have a deep love for each other 
A synchronicity: my wife had a similar dream, she dreamt she was in a relationship with a woman very similar to her, they’ll out bc of a misunderstanding, and there were signs of reconciliation 

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