This was a long dream from last night but all that I can remember of this dream now is that it involved me doing a lot of traveling by automobile, I know that some parts of the dream took place during the day, and I remember driving on highways and past countrysides and through small towns until I reached a fictional city.
I probably stopped at some places and talked with people during my journey, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.
Unfortunately I forgot most of my dreams from last night, after having my sleep disturbed by someone at between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM, but I do somewhat remember part of the end of my last dream; but I am not sure if I was in the dream or not at the end of the dream (I know that it felt almost like I was there and/or like I was seeing/feeling things from the point-of-view of the actor Terry Crews), but I think/know that I was in the dream during the beginning and middle of the dream.
The end of the dream took place during the day inside the city of D on the train tracks near City Hall, but before this part of the dream I think that we were at the fairgrounds during a fair; and in both places the actor Terry Crews was there celebrating with some of his friends’/family members’/et cetera.
In this dream Mr. Crews worked as a professional athlete (probably a fighter/martial artist) and he would waste lots of money on his friends’/family members’/et cetera, and he was almost always worried about impressing them and doing almost whatever they say.
Mr. Crews was probably running out of money but he probably did not realize that his bank account(s) were running low, and he/they went to celebrate inside a fancy old-style passenger train that was sitting on the train tracks near City Hall.
Something strange/interesting happened while they were on the train and what happened was somewhat like on the film Inception, somehow Mr. Crews got put to sleep/went to sleep/whatever and put into another dream (so now this was a dream within a dream), but he did not know this and he thought that it was real life; and someone was doing this to try to help teach Mr. Crews a lesson/implant an idea inside his mind/help him to help himself/whatever.
This dream within a dream took place on the train and some people attacked the train and took Mr. Crews friends’/family members’/et cetera hostage, and so Mr. Crews and maybe I if I was inside this dream within a dream sneaked into the train to save everyone.
I remember Mr. Crews/maybe I climbing through an opening in the ceiling and he/we used that to enter a room where some people were being held hostage by one or more men, and he/I probably attacked/defeated the man/men; but then a woman appeared in a ghost-like/holographic-like form, and she started talking to Mr. Crews.
I assume that the woman was maybe a dead family member of Mr. Crews maybe his grandmother but I am not sure (but I know that he knew the woman, and he was a bit emotional when he saw her like he had not seen her in years maybe), and the woman explained to Mr. Crews that this was not real but that it was a dream; and that she was the one who created it.
She told Mr. Crews that all the characters in this dream within a dream were really part of him/projections of himself, and when he realized this all the other dream characters disappeared and/or went back inside him; and then the woman explained why she created this dream within a dream.
She told Mr. Crews that his friends’/family members’/et cetera were using him, that they did not really care about him, that they only cared about his money/gifts/et cetera, that they were using up most of his money, that he was almost out of money, and that he needs to stop worrying about what they want him to do all the time and that she wants him to decide what he wants to do in life for himself and follow his own path.
She said that this dream within a dream was made to allow him to see this for himself in a way that he could not ignore, in a way that she could safely reveal this to him, in a way that would the more effective because it could connect with him in ways that would usually not be possible when awake, and it would give him a chance to implant this inside his own mind/subconscious/whatever so that it will be there when he wakes up.
She explained the symbolism of various symbols in this dream within a dream explaining what the symbols meant and why they were important and their purpose, she pointed to an iron-like vault/safe/old style stove-like thing built into the wall, and this reminded me of the vault/safe scene near the end of the film Inception; and she told Mr. Crews to open it, and that this was the last and most important part of the dream within a dream.
The vault/safe/whatever had some objects/money/whatever inside of it and the vault/safe/whatever and the objects inside of it represented/symbolized something that I can not remember, and Mr. Crews was told that he had to look at the objects and acknowledge what they meant to him; and that he had to verbally/mentally say what they meant to him, and he had to remove some objects and/or add some objects and close the vault/safe/whatever which symbolized something that I can not remember exactly.
Once this process was done this would be implanted inside his mind/subconscious/whatever, I think that he process represented him clearing/cleaning out and starting over emotionally/mentally/et cetera, and that from now on he would decide what he wants in life for himself and that he would follow his own path and not what others want him to do/follow.
Mr. Crews followed the woman’s instructions and the woman seemed happy/proud/et cetera, but then Mr. Crews woke up back to the first dream where everyone was still celebrating on the train; and he remembered the dream within a dream, and he could feel that what the woman had said was true and it worked.
He wished that he could see the woman again but he was glad that he had at least gotten a chance to see her again, and he felt good knowing that she was somehow watching over him still; but I woke up.