I’m not particularly aligned with surrealism, certainly not in so far as imagery is concerned.
Being in a position to follow my instincts creatively is valuable to me personally because its unpredictability keeps me motivated, but in terms of significance, without monitoring such things, I’ve no idea of the proportionality between instinctive and conscious, and to monitor would effectively negate the exercise. I don’t feel it’s important to know. I would point out that I don’t consider instinct to be unconscious, it’s deeply conscious in fact, without being so observable.
I’m not aware of ever stating that creativity reconciles dreams with rational life. I don’t really know what rational life means or why we would need to create a divide between being rational and being inspired.