reply to post by Akragon
There's no reason to be confused, once the elements of your dream are put into perspective. (I have the dream forum faved, and pop in now and then
for the more interesting dreams. Been doing this interpretation stuff for years.)
Whenever you are in an interior location in a dream, it's indicative of an inner struggle or turmoil you have going on in your life. Interior
locations (houses, typically, but caves as well) depict an introspective aspect of your mind. You're looking inwards. It's interesting to see your
mind's reflection as a cave with white washed walls, and it yields that within your own mind your troubles are sparse and far between, you have pure
thoughts (little, if any, negativity) but the dim candlelight tells me you don't share your personal thoughts very much with others. Your inner mind
is clean, sparse, and tidy. Not a lot of clutter.
So what does this dream tell us about what you were thinking? The small room to the side depicts the answer to your dream, that spot you have been
questioning, but not went to yet. The person in the room with you while dreaming often indicates something your subconscious is trying to tell you,
and in this case, it's a depiction of an unknown person. Someone your mind doesn't know, but you didn't feel threatened by him, as if you were
ready to go where needed. The descent into the "other room".
The physical ailments you have are presenting themselves in your dream, your subconscious perhaps trying to tell you that you are more capable than
you realize. Since you were able to make the descent painlessly, you proved to yourself that you can prevail over what is troubling you.
The Jesus-like figure you meet in the corner of your mind is something that has been bothering you, not so much as religion itself, but let's say
your mind picked out something that you can relate to. People with vast stores of biblical knowledge often present dreams with philosophical or
patronly individuals. This particular depiction of someone for your mind to "talk" to simply depicts someone you respect as an individual, someone
who you could trust.
You acknowledged the depiction your mind presented, and allowed (briefly) your subconscious control. It was so very real, wasn't it?
The key phrase your subconscious produced should clear up any confusion. The "sins of the many" was originally coined as the "needs of the many",
a philosophical conundrum of morality. When you are switching terms, you also need to address the changed meaning. You were not thinking about the
requirements of the many, but rather the harm that many do to others. "Harm" is a pretty broad category, but you know better than I the definition.
You were empathizing with all the pain and hurt within the world. You snapped awake because noone can handle all that at once, but yet, to embrace it
is a sign of spiritual evolution.
For that brief instance, you were connected. Dreams allow us that.
Hope that helps.