DREAMER: I dreamt that I was asleep in my room. I turned over and felt someone standing beside the bed.
It was a male figure. I nearly jumped out of bed in the dream (and in reality), then screamed when the figure fell on top of me and I pushed it off.
It was a mannequin.
I rushed to the door and opened it to see who had been in my room to leave it.
It took me a few mins to realise that I had dreamed it. The mannequin reminded me of a sex-bot I read about in a book long ago.
DREAMORPHEUS: Ooh, dreaming of sleeping while you’re sleeping. How very Inception. The boundaries between fantasy and reality are blurrier than our rational minds would care to admit. Dreaming opens us up the malleability of our worlds. I feel that this dream is an invitation for you to sort out what is real and what is fake/fantasy/imitation.
Mannequins are life-size dolls commonly used to fit and display clothing, but they’re also used scientifically for simulations and testing. No matter what they’re asked to do, a mannequin will never complain.
Interestingly, the word mannequin is derived from a Flemish word that means ‘little man’. As a woman, within you is a little man, your masculine aspect, known as the animus. This is the part of the psyche that guides you between the conscious and unconscious realms.
Encounters with the animus commonly prompt both the feeling of being under attack (the mannequin falls on you) and attraction (reminds you of a sex-bot). While a dummy makes an excellent stand-in for mundane tasks, your mannequin is without soul and cannot offer a full, embodied experience of life.
I’d encourage you to list your own personal associations for ‘mannequin’ and get a sense of what aspects of your life are seeking to be enlivened.