Step 1 – Write The Dream Down in a Stream of Consciousness Way
It was my first day as a worker at McDonald. I see other workers cooking many different orders at the same time. On my end, I had the task of cooking a single patty to prepare a burger. While this was not a huge task by any means, that was as much as I could manage at this time.
Once cooked, I had to fold a carton box before giving it to the delivery team. It was quite a task because you had to lodge three parts into three holes for each of the four sides. I did it the best way I could and ended up with a square box with complex edges. One coworker next to me gave me a look indicating that this was unnecessary and a waste of time.
Step 2 – Identify the Key Symbols and Provide Spontaneous Associations
McDonald ~ entry position job, opportunity.
patty ~ meat in a circular shape; food as information.
fold a carton box ~ to package.
a square box with complex edges ~ unnecessary; while it wasn’t wrong, it wasn’t required either.
Step 3 – Describe the Personal Context
I was writing an article about the symbolism of the movie The Green Knight.
Step 4 – Feel into the Inner Dynamics of a Dream
Moment 1 – setting: new job, new task, opportunity. Feeling: welcomed, supported, surrounded by qualified people
Moment 2 – cooking the patty. Feeling: easy but difficult enough
Moment 3 – packaging. Feeling: delicate, tricky
Moment 4 – conclusion: disapproval of the coworker. Feeling: waste of effort, inappropriate
Step 5 – Find the Right Interpretation that Promotes Self-knowledge
The unconscious is showing support in the way I am engaged in the writing of the article but also shows that I am doing it in an inappropriate manner.
Step 6 – Make the Dream Concrete With a Symbolic Act
I reworked my article so that it reads in a straightforward manner. I removed all the unnecessary material (complex edges) and put it at the end as reference material.