Day laborer dream wisdom, and a provoker-symbol
I have no external beliefs only internal knowings
LIFE ADVICE FROM A MEXICAN DAY WORKER IN A DREAM
This is a dream realm account from Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
I learned that night that not everyone you encounter is a guide with a message. Some dream spirits are just trying to do their job — but if you hound them hard enough they’ll scrounge up some wisdom to spare.
I found myself on a bus in the middle of nowhere, when it made a sudden stop. I got off the bus and followed two day workers to their construction site, asking questions along the way.
I said, “Tell me something that will help me in real life. Where do I go? Where should I go?”
The Mexican man didn’t want to give me advice. He wasn’t that kind of guide or spirit. He was just a day laborer — in another realm — doing his job.
But I knew we had the same blood, so I asked again. I hounded him for advice.
“You’re real, I know. Tell me something.”
He finally said, “Ok. When you are standing in a checkout line, always have your pesos ready to pay. Don’t be that person that waits until the last minute. Count out your change and have it ready in your hand. Keep the line moving.”
I stood there for some time in the front yard of the house they were working on. I looked both ways down the road. I wondered if another bus would come to take me somewhere. I knew eventually, yes.
EL CANDADO’S DREAM REQUEST
You are responsible for creating your own dictionary of dream imagery and meanings.
Some archetypes and symbols are universal, like crocodiles as our lower nature and primordial needs, or our teeth falling out as insecurities and fears — but the rest is up to you to figure out.
I recently updated my own personal dream dictionary with Candado, the Spanish word for padlock.
El Candado is a provoker-symbol in dreams. It show me doors I’ve neglected to lock or unlock. Sometimes there is an intruder, other times I’ve locked someone out when they needed to be let in.
Dream language will never be entirely translatable — but the energy from dreams is what we need to carry with us in our waking lives.
When I dream of El Candado and wake up, I ask myself throughout the day: who I am locking out or what I am letting in?
Every dream has a request, and when I dream of El Candado, it is asking me to pay attention to my emotional boundaries and physical space. So I do exactly that.
Remember that you are not trying to make sense of your dreams, you are trying to make sense of your self.
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El Candado has some dark undertones to it, such as prison but it can be a source of liberation too. And great to hear your voice reading it out too.