This is the second time I've read your dream. (1st time was totally bumfuzzled)
I can see/understand your difficulty in relating the image you present. When I first read it I had the idea of a ring, similar to a band you'd wear on your finger, with spokes radiating out from it. Now re-reading it, I realise there is no center ring from which the metal rods emanate. That, plus the fact that the dream plays on behind this form, gives me the impression of an EYE. Like certain camera lenses, you are seeing this dream through this "focus". The metal to me indicates a strenght, or perhaps rigidity in this viewpoint. Somehow I'm also picking up the idea of imprisonment. Like you are "locked into" seeing things
this way. (Of course that may just be my flair for the dramatic)
Sorry I can't help decipher any more, but wonder if you've read Andreas Moritz book. It used to be called Freedom From Judgement. If you go to "Ask Andreas" forum
there's a link at top to his website.
Many Blessings, Marj