The first dream to change the course of my life features a pair of keys slipping through the cracks of a wooden floor. To retrieve them I descend some stairs, and discover a dazzling white horse, which births a second white horse from its shoulders. As I reach for the horse, it bolts across a perfect glass lake followed by four water buffalo, all running on water. The dream goes on, and invites me into an underworld of real potential, and real danger.
A year later, while studying dreams and training as a counsellor, I attend to this dream privately with an experienced psychotherapist. My critical mind – well honed by seven years of higher education – has no explanation for how much personal information is revealed through this enigmatic dream. I am so awakened by this experience, that a week later I begin work on Dream Lab.