Shapeshifter or Shape Shifter
The shape shifter is the part of you that has lived through every experience from conception through to where you are at the moment. It doesn’t have a face or even a recognisable shape because it can be any age and in fact anything. What part it plays in your dream is that it says, “Do not get lost in being just one shape, just one age, just being the body, because I am a shape shifter.”
A man who was practising relaxation said that one day while practising he lost all his body awareness, and seemed to fall into a huge space where his ego felt as if it melted into a vast ocean of consciousness. He realised afterwards that he had fallen asleep while maintaining awareness, rather like a deep-sea diver breaking through the surface of the sea and diving into the depths.
Science still cannot define what consciousness is, or what mind is. But such experiences as those mentioned suggest that in some way, when we move beyond the boundaries of our senses, our mind leaps beyond time and space. It is at its core a shape shifter, male, female, animal, and in all probability whatever else we can make of it. It is as mysterious and wonderful as life itself.
You are a shape-shifter in dreams, and can be any of the characters in your dream. That is how you get their power and wisdom. The femaleness or maleness we usually feel ourselves to be must not be confused with personality. The conscious personality is a very flexible and shape shifting thing. It can be male or female in quality no matter what the body gender.