Client related the tale of his week: an escaped inmate kidnapped Rex. Britten made the original arrest and, in the course of the week, discovered that the inmate was not guilty of his original crime. Sadly, this man was killed by police before Britten could learn where his son was being held. Remarkably, client dipped into his parallel existence or subconscious to reach out to the inmate - who is still alive! Client was able to extract the information necessary to locate his son. The likely conclusion is that he had knowledge of this location all along, tucked deep in his subconscious, and gathered when he made the original arrest many years ago.
Clearly the client subsumed guilt for this original arrest, thus manufacturing the event in his so-called "dream," so that he could free an innocent man and clear his conscience. Client claims that recent events haven't caused him to feel any less guilty about what happened. This story indicates heavy burden of internalized guilt - in almost megalomaniacal fashion, client takes ownership not only for the death of his wife, but the imagined death of his son. In his dream state, these feelings are so overwhelming, that he created a narrative in which his own mistake in arresting an innocent man resulted not only in the death of that man, but the near-loss of his dream son - which may be a metaphor for total self-annihilation. Clearly as time progresses, the coping mechanism is evolving, rooting ever deeper, and further fragmenting an already fractured psyche plagued with grief and guilt.