A few weeks ago I had a dream that was pretty interesting. It fluctuated between the Astral and Mental levels, I will indicate which is which. This was the second night in a row where I was in the same classroom, same students and teacher, for the classroom part below.
[Higher Astral plane]
I was going to a theater with my friends to see a movie on the big screen. I was looking forward to it while driving a car that’s towing a trailer up an incline road to the theater parking lot. At the top there is only a turnaround dead-end; we parked there and got out of the car. I could see two puzzle-questions hovering nearby for one movie in front of me, and there’s 2 different puzzle-questions related to the movie we’re here to see, in the distance. Instead of ignoring them I chose to “get” all of them right now before the movie starts, because they are always fun to play with for a minute or two. To do that I actually have to go over to the vicinity of the spot where the puzzle creator connected the question, sort of like a big glowing floating-diamond “save point” in some computer games, just not nearly as distracting. Or, like a kind of GPS vicinity-triggering game of some kind in a heads-up VR display – except you don’t have any special equipment, it’s just part of the normal world all around us on this level.
One question for the second movie said, “what is the exact spot that actor _________ stood in this very parking lot during the opening ceremony of this movie on the first day it opened?” That question had the closest location to where we had parked.
By standing on that spot, you could play the equivalent of a Youtube video that showed the opening ceremony and actors and actresses, in case you were not there during the real ceremony; something that a fan of the movie or a movie-buff would like to see if they missed it. My friends had gotten out of the car and were milling around a bit.
I’ve seen this type of trigger-causes-a-short-video kind of puzzle-question before on the Astral plane. I walked a dozen steps over to the right spot and … nothing happened. That surprised me. Something was supposed to happen! I was in the right spot; but it was broken. It should have triggered an acknowledgement of some sort to give me credit for finding it, but, nope. 
I don’t remember, in waking consciousness, what the other question was. I may have just skipped it when I saw the first one wasn’t working.
My friends and I go into the theater room with the huge screen, and the movie begins. It has nice music as it starts unfolding.
I was suddenly in a large white classroom with other kids. The teacher is teaching on one wall of the room, all the kids are facing that direction. I see the lecture and notes on the wall, and it all looks and sounds familiar. I have done this before, I am here again I think because I didn’t do my homework last time. The music of the movie from the above Astral dream is still playing; I exist in both realms at once, and can jump back and forth whenever I want to. Everyone in the classroom can hear the music playing! It’s coming from the back of the room, sort of my portal/connection down to the Astral level from here. I pause the movie using some kind of remote control from where I’m standing near the front of the classroom, because it sounds a little disturbing.
The teacher asks me, “did you get it right?” meaning: here is the solution to the problem, when you did this problem as homework, did you get the right answer as shown here?
I quickly respond, “well I must have, I’m here, aren’t I?” with my big ego and an artificially boisterous voice. I meant: I would not have come to class if I hadn’t done the homework. I said it in that voice to evoke a response from the crowd; but nobody reacted at all to what I said, or how I said it.
The teacher immediately continued teaching without waiting for anyone to respond; it was less than satisfying to me; I wanted someone to at least snicker a little.
[Higher Astral plane]
I’m in the theater with my friends. I had paused the movie earlier, now I resume it using my remote control, it feels like it is in my hand. I don’t have to look down at the remote, I just know how to work the controls easily without having to think very hard about it.
I somehow learned while sitting there watching the movie that we cannot see the second movie after this one because it was recalled, it was not allowed to be shown; and I could tell one of the actors felt sad about that.
I investigated why the geo-location puzzle had failed to operate when I stood in the right spot, by looking at the code behind the puzzle. I am a software-developer on the higher planes like this one, so I can understand this type of programming. The code required something to be at a different specific location on the ground near the parking lot, but was not actually there because the movie had not been released! Something else was in that spot now (a bush, or something). If the movie had been released, the item would have been put in that proper place, so the puzzle would work. They must have forgotten to recall the puzzles, when the movie was no longer coming out. I’ve seen stale links before, in completely different dream-experiences on the higher levels like this. I could see in the code what they had tried to do; nobody expected the item to disappear, so nobody fixed the trigger to work in this situation. It was sort of like having a symlink to a file in Unix, then deleting the file. Or having a shortcut to a file in Windows, then deleting the file. The link (shortcut) looks like it’s still viable, but you can’t open it because the thing it refers to is gone.
I resumed watching the movie.
I went back up to the school, I was only gone a few seconds. During that time a student had written the entire problem and solution on the board. I compared my answer to the problem against the one that a student had written on the white board in the front of the classroom – and I realized, I didn’t do the right homework problem.
That was the disconnect – I didn’t do the right homework for the answer on the board.
The puzzle for the movie could not find its missing item, so it didn’t work; I couldn’t play the game.
I didn’t do the work so some part of me won’t let me have the reward. Balance is maintained.
This is when I woke up.
 In the physical plane I don’t own a trailer or a car with a trailer hitch; I drove a lightweight pickup truck with a trailer, once, but I didn’t enjoy the experience, and hope to never do that again. Nothing in this dream equates to anything I’ve experienced on the Physical plane; that is, it’s not a reliving of something I experienced, as far as I can tell. It was all new to me, and interesting, which frequently happens to me on the Higher Astral and Mental levels. Like seeing new sites when you’re on vacation.
 In normal Astral self-centered dreams, nothing happens that you don’t expect – because your ego and psyche is driving everything in the dream. On higher Astral levels, you can experience things that other people have created to share with you, like the most real Virtual Reality you could possibly imagine. The fact that I was surprised by something – I expected one outcome, but it didn’t happen – that’s a sign this part of the dream was at least Higher Astral or possibly a Mental level experience.
 My friends were so passive, they never said a word, and followed me everywhere, keeping mostly out of sight of my focus. They never distracted me or said anything original. This makes me think they were constructs of my own imagination – something that happens a lot on Astral levels. Not everybody on Higher Astral levels is a construct, but in this case, I think my “friends” were.
 Another example of not getting the reaction I expected – proving this is not an Astral dream. Astral level people and dream-elements always react to personality behavior. People are very serious and clear minded on the Mental plane, and happy and friendly to everyone. You don’t need an ego on the Higher Mental plane; it just gets in the way.
 On the Mental level, you have to think and move fast – knowledge, and people, can pass you by quickly if you spend too much time being distracted by something. Everything there is very quick, but also, you’re quick, so it all usually works out properly. If you are awake enough on the Higher Mental plane that your lower (waking) consciousness is trying to “think”, it slows you down too much and you miss 80% of what’s going on all around you. It’s tricky to find that balance of being quiet and mostly just listening and observing, yet being conscious enough to record what you’re seeing and hearing at the same time.