Mookey – I cannot remember meeting myself/yourself so clearly in a dream, but of course nearly every child we dream of is a meeting with our child self. That is because we tend to project onto another image, partly because our child has a lot of feelings that are difficult for many adults to meet. You must be on good terms with your childhood to see him so clearly – although he was disguised as someone else.
Here is an example – “Had a nightmare after yesterday session on the Big Man dream. I had seen so much during the session, to do with dreams and death. I was by myself, with a young boy, in a rather stark, lonely house. I called it Bleak House. There was something like a moster about. While I was in a small room with my boy the “thing” came and tried to get in the door. I was so terrified I put my back against the wall and pushed the door tight with my feet. My terror was so great though, I felt paralysed and weak, but I just managed to hold the door closed. The fear was awful though, and I tried to call for help, but at first no sound came out. Then a strangled cry emerged, and eventually I screamed out for help. This woke Hyone, who woke me.”
When I explored the dream I found that the ‘monster’ was Life itself trying to get in. The child was me at that age terrified of the bombing that was taking place in my childhood. Because I identified with the child I felt his fear. As soon as I understood the dream any fear I had was gone, and I could assure my child self that the bombing was not happening a the moment, and if it did I would get him out of there into a shelter. It was okay to let Life in.