Hi Mrs Peel,Although I finished my formal education in the mid-70’s, for decades after I’d been having dreams of having to “go back to school” except in the dreams I knew I had already graduated, and was now working at the job I held. I kept wondering how was I going to school and work at the same time? In high school, we had what were called “mods” that were 15 minutes each and we had 27 mods per day. Class length was either double or triple mods, and we had a six-day rotation where classes and times were different each day. On the first day of the school year, you went to the office and got your class schedule so you knew where you had to be each day cause it could get rather confusing.
In my dreams, it was always the same theme. I couldn’t find my schedule. I usually kept a copy taped to the inside door of my locker, plus carried one with me during the day. But in the dream, I didn’t remember which locker was mine, nor the combination to the lock for it! So I never knew what class I was supposed to be attending. Sometimes the dreams would take place in my elementary school instead of high school.
So why the heck did I keep dreaming about going back to school anyhow when I KNEW in the dream that I was finished with it ages ago? Plus, why was I always muddling about so clueless in them? Duh. After way too long, I figured it out it was oblique references to the Work. After that, the dreams pretty much went away.
Well, last night I dreamt I was back in school again. But this time I knew it wasn’t my usual elementary or high school building. I knew as I looked about me that this was someplace different. I tried to figure out how to ask somebody where I was without sounding like a complete fool, and when I finally questioned a person about the name of this school and what town was I in, I didn’t recognize what the person told me. Yeah, of course I can’t remember. I do remember thinking I didn't have a schedule and wanted to find the "office" to get one, and there wasn't an office...
A new reality to explore, indeed.
I'm a bit late in reading this but hopefully, I can add some insights.
I also had a similar type of experience, I kept on getting the same repeated dream with more and more intensity. The dream was about an exam I did in 1978 when I completed my A levels. The subject was further mathematics and the exam was done in two papers. When I did the actual exam, the first paper was extremely difficult and at the end of the exam, I left knowing that I just had to perform better in the second paper if I was to pass the exam. The exams came and went and I passed and went on to do my Engineering degree which I completed in 1983. I got a job and started working in Nairobi.
Now the dreams started about two years after I started working. I would wake up with the strong feeling that I REALLY NEEDED to prepare for the next further mathematics paper because I did not perform well in the first one. One time I woke up and was lying in bed wondering for half an hour what I needed to work on for FM paper 2. The feeling of anxiety was very strong before I suddenly realized that not only did I finish and pass the exam, but I had already completed my studies and I was now working!! That was the time I felt the angst and foreboding the strongest. After I came to this realization that I had passed the exam looooong ago, I dismissed the feelings and life rolled on. Now I should state here that back in 1978 I had an intense interest in UFO's metaphysics and the supernatural. When I went to University I experienced what I can only call a "pineal gland shutdown". My new-found freedom staying on campus and the whole campus scene completely shut out what had been a really keen interest in the hidden worlds.
Around 1988, I started on my spiritual journey when I was introduced to a channel in Nairobi, and a whole new world opened up. It's only then that I realized that the exam dream was addressing my life and I had ignored my spiritual growth in the first stage of my life, and therefore performed badly in the first exam. I needed to up my game. I have not gotten that dream again but at various stages, I have had different variants but none with the same intensity.
I won't try and interpret precisely what your dream was telling you, but perhaps after reading this you now have more possible storylines to explore :) Its all learning eh!
All the best and I hope you will share any "Eureka" moments