Dream 194: Saving Myself from My Anger
A 36-year-old man dreamt that he was on a raft with his brother who was two years older. There were other swimmers in the water who were quite relaxed. Suddenly a huge wave came that lifted the water level very high. Then another wave raised the water level even higher. He decided to land the raft at a nearby island where he went to a campground. He left the brother behind.
Dream 194 Interpretation
The brother consistently bullied him when they were growing up. Worse than that, his brother hit on two of his girlfriends when he was in his early twenties. The dream presents himself surrounded by his relaxed parts of the psyche while he tries to deal with his anger (his older brother). He is trying to deal with the emotional upset with his bullying brother that still irritated him and made it more likely that he would lose his temper.
Water is emotion. The two huge waves are the huge waves of emotion he felt after his brother tried to seduce each of his girlfriends. The dream, by the way it begins with relaxed bodies in the river (relaxed parts of his psyche), and by the way it ends with him going to a natural island campground and leaving the brother on the raft, is urging him to leave the anger behind and relax. The dream urged him to ride the waves of emotion out to where they can do no harm.