Last night I went to bed around 3:30-3:45am, but I didn’t fall to sleep until around 4:30am. In between 4:30am and 6am I dreamt that I was putting the memories of things that happened that night, my impressions of them, and my feelings about them and about myself in little 4”x4” boxes that covered an entire wall. There was a ladder so I could reach the ones that were above my head. I had a lot to sort through.
I would pick up a card on which the memory/feeling/impression was stored, look at it, and then place it in the correct box. I was very aware of everything I was doing and would occasionally think to myself “Oh no! What time is it? I don’t want to be late for work!” And then I would wake up, look at the clock, note how much longer I had to sleep, and then close my eyes, go back to sleep and continue filing.
It was very surreal, I knew what I was doing and I remember it vividly. It’s been suggested to me that it was more of a meditative state than actually sleeping. Not sure about that…. But still, talk about compartmentalizing!!
I had another dream too, but that one's none of your business.