“Real shapes and real patterns are things you would observe in nature, like the marks on the back of a cobra’s hood or the markings on a fish or a lizard. Imaginary shapes are just that, symbols that come to a person in dreams or reveries and are charged with meaning.”
Like the lizard caught that shakes off his tail to grow a new so are we in our dreams releasing the ties that bind us. Dreams are the mind’s unfiltered thoughts trying to resolve unfinished issues. It’s like a file cabinet that needs to be sorted or a house needing to be put into order. But also in our dreams we are less guarded and hear with different ears and see with different eyes and understand what we are too afraid to see with our eyes still open.
Genesis 40:8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.