Soul Work, Soul Journey, Soul Dreaming—–Journaling Through Individuation  

guided by Gwynne Mayer

“To cease moving and no longer be torn by the tensions of the opposites is equivalent to no longer existing in the cosmos…

Ultimately, it is the wish to recover this lost unity

That has caused man to think of the opposites as complimentary aspects of a single reality.

—Mircea Eliade

 

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When we feel the call, to join our inner world, to move out of our projections and dependence on others, we then, and only then, can find our true soul journey…toward our own ‘individuation’ process, cleansing the need for another to determine our path…we move on.

 

Feel free to answer some of the following questions before you move into the keeping of your own personal soul journal:

 

  1.  What others have gone before you in a way that lays down your path?  Name some of those you admire.  (You can add as many names as you want.)  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2. What personal struggles have you been through that can now be reframed into guidelines along the way?  i.e. situations that have seemed fraught with problems can now be reframed into positive learning experiences with which to be guided.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  1.  Name some recent incidents that have caught your attention and made you aware that your path needs to be adjusted, explain. These can be dreams, situations, definitely mind altering situations.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  1.  What do I have to give up in my daily life, what thoughts do I have to attend to, in order to follow my own path of healing and consciousness?  Name at least three things you will need to cleanse in the next few months ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  1.  I envision my path in many ways, but the most primary ways I would like to live my life from this moment forward are the following:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Importance of the Dream —- The World Within

“In Persian tradition, there is a knightly order of spiritual warriors known as the Fravartis.  They choose to enter this world to fight the good fight.  They move in this world with the knowledge of a higher world.  They are attuned to a secret order of events beyond the facts recorded in the media and our day planners.  Active dreamers engage with this world in a similar way. We are choosers.  We know who we are, where we come from, and that our lives have meaning and purpose.  And that part of this purpose is to generate meaning and help others to find meaning in their lives at every opportunity.” Robert Moss

 

 

Things to remember about dreaming:

….Your dreams are one of the only real gateways into the unconscious, revealing your intentions, your past, present, future, your state of being.  Your soul retrieval is done through your dream world, connecting with all that you are and have ever been.

…. Your dreams will follow you in our waking moments and need to be researched and considered as guideposts for future development.

…. Your dreams are enacted at many levels and reveal personal, relational and historical information that your unconscious deems important enough for you to remember.

…. Ways of working with your dreams are through guided imagination, meditation, gestalt techniques, drawing, sculpting, psychodrama and many more creative functions.

Intentional  dreaming:

…. Meditate before you go to sleep on ‘affirming’ what you want in your life, examples:

     “I want to find my soul mate.”

     “I want to manifest my destination.”

     “I want an answer to resolving a specific situation.”

 

…. Clean up and protect your energetic body

  1. 1.        Learn to ground yourself
  2. 2.       Invoke blessing and protection
  3. 3.       Check boundaries
  4. 4.       Choose focus  — notice where you put your energy and with whom.
  5. 5.       Lighten up and develop a sense of humor

 

 

Your energy body goes through the chakras:Image result for chakra pic

  1.  First Chakra — Root Center — base of spine to bottom of your feet. (How well are you grounded and rooted to the earth)
  2. Second Chakra — Sacral Center — above the pelvis and mid tummy (involves your sexuality and how you birth new ideas and new situations)
  3. Third Chakra — Solar Plexus — diaphragm  v-shape under the breasts (involves power center, exerting your personal authority and ideas)
  4.  Fourth Chakra —Heart Center — the heart and all feeling of love and acceptance  (involves unconditional love and acceptance, the Christing principle)
  5.  Fifth Chakra  —- Throat Center — the throat and voice box (saying what you mean, coming from telling the truth as you see it.)
  6. Sixth Chakra  —- Third Eye — the middle of the forehead between the eyes

(this is directly related to insight, intuition and wisdom of any situation)

  1. Seventh Chakra — Crown Center —- (located at the crown for purposes of taking in spiritual and connective energy from higher source)

 

 

A word of advice:  Always find one or two people who are supportive of you and with whom you can share your dreams. This helps in affirming the positive and going forward with the messages that come of the dreams.

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Letters and Numbers—Pay attention to any letters or numbers that are included in a dream, even if you are telling dreamthe dream and use numbers in your retelling.

Place and Time of dream are crucial and very important to document each time.

The present mood before you had the dream, anything of greater importance that happened the day before or is of great concern to you.

Animals

To see animals in your dream represent your own physical characteristic, primitive desires, and sexual nature, depending on the qualities of the particular animal. Animals symbolize the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself. Thus, to dream that you are fighting with an animal signifies a hidden part of yourself that you are trying to reject and push back into your subconscious. Refer to the specific animal in your dream.

To dream that animals can talk represent superior knowledge. Its message is often some form of wisdom. dreamsnakeAlternatively, a talking animal denotes your potential to be all that you can be.

To dream that you are saving the life of an animal suggests that you are successfully acknowledging certain emotions and characteristics represented by the animal. The dream may also stem from feelings of inadequacy or being overwhelmed. If you are setting an animal free, then it indicates an expression and release of your own primal desires.

To see lab animals in your dream suggest that an aspect of yourself is being repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to experiment with your fears, choices, and beliefs. Try not to limit yourself.

 

Birth

dreamsymb1To dream of giving birth or see someone else giving birth suggests that you are giving birth to a new idea or project. It also represents a new attitude, fresh beginnings or a major event. Alternatively, the dream may be calling attention to your inner child and the potential for you to grow. A more direct interpretation of this dream may represent your desires/ anxieties of giving birth or the anticipation for such an event to occur.

To dream that you are giving birth to a non-human creature signifies your overwhelming (and unfounded) fear in the health of your baby. You are overly concerned that your baby may have birth defects. This type of dream is common in expectant mothers in their second trimester. If you are not expecting, then it refers to your fear in the outcome of some decision or project. You are trying to overcome difficulties in your life and achieve inner development.

In particular, if you dream that you are giving birth to a monster, then it implies that your inner creative energy has yet to blossom and grow into expression. You may have some hesitation in releasing this “monster” for fear that others will judge you or that they will not accept your ideals.

To dream that the mother dies during birth represents transformation. The dream represents the ending of one thing (death) and the new beginning of another thing (birth). You may be making life changes or getting rid of your old habits and ways.

Death

To dream about the death of a loved one suggests that you are lacking a certain aspect or quality that the loved one embodies. Ask yourself what makes this person special or what you like about them. It is that very quality that you are lacking in your own relationship or circumstances. Alternatively, the dream indicates that whatever that person represents has no part in your own life anymore. In particular, to dream about the death of your parents indicates that you are undergoing a significant change in your waking life. Your relationship with your parents has evolved dreambutterfliesinto a new realm.

To dream that you are faking your own death suggests that you are looking for a new start. You need some change in your life.

To dream that you die in your dream symbolizes inner changes, transformation, self-discovery and positive development that is happening within you or your life. You are undergoing a transitional phase and are becoming more enlightened or spiritual. Although such a dream may bring about feelings of fear and anxiety, it is no cause for alarm as it is often considered a positive symbol. Dreams of experiencing your own death usually means that big changes are ahead for you. You are moving on to new beginnings and leaving the past behind. These changes does not necessarily imply a negative turn of events. Metaphorically, dying can be seen as an end or a termination to your old ways and habits. So, dying does not always mean a physical death, but an ending of something.

On a negative note, to dream that you die may represent involvement in deeply painful relationships or unhealthy, destructive behaviors. You may feeling depressed or feel strangled by a situation or person in your waking life. Perhaps your mind is preoccupied with someone who is terminally ill or dying. Alternatively, you may be trying to get out of some obligation, responsibility or other situation. You are desperately trying to escape from the demands of your daily life.

To see someone dying in your dream signifies that your feelings for that person are dead or that a significant change/loss is occurring in your relationship with that person. Alternatively, you may want to repress that aspect of yourself that is represented by the dying person.

 

 

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Represents your psyche (includes ego, unconscious, complexes) at whenever the time frame is on the home. That is why time on each dream and characters at the time’ are so important)

To see your home in your dream signifies security, basic needs, and values. You may be feeling at “home” or settled at your new job or environment. Alternatively, the dream represents your basic needs and priorities.

In particular, to see your childhood home, your hometown, or a home that you previously lived in, indicates your own desires for building a family and your family ideologies. It also reflects aspects of yourself that were prominent or developed during the time you lived in that home. You may experience some unfinished feelings that are being triggered by some waking situation. Alternatively, the dream may represent your outdated thinking.

To dream that you cannot find your way home indicates that you have lost faith and belief in yourself. It may also signify a major transition in your life.

 

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(notice the color, clarity of the water, the calmness or storminess of the water and what characters, if any, are associated with it)

To see water in your dream symbolizes your unconscious and your emotional state of mind. Water is the living essence of the psyche and the flow of life energy. It is also symbolic of spirituality, knowledge, healing and refreshment. To dream that water is boiling suggests that you are expressing some emotional turmoil. Feelings from your unconscious are surfacing and ready to be acknowledged. You need to let out some steam.

To see calm, clear water in your dream means that you are in tune with your spirituality. It denotes serenity, peace of mind, and rejuvenation.

To see muddy or dirty water in your dream indicates that you are wallowing in your negative emotions. You may need to take some time to cleanse your mind and find internal peace. Alternatively, the dream suggests that your thinking/judgment is unclear and clouded. If you are immersed in muddy water, then it indicates that you are in over your head in a situation and are overwhelmed by your emotions.

To dream that water is rising up in your house suggests that you are becoming overwhelmed by your emotions.

To hear running water in your dream denotes meditation and reflection. You are reflecting on your thoughts and emotions.

To dream that you are walking on water indicates that you have total control over your emotions. It also suggests that you need to “stay on top” of your emotions and not let them explode out of hand. Alternatively, the dream is symbolic of faith in yourself.

 

Building

To see a building in your dream represents the self and the body. How high you are in the building indicates a rising level of understanding, awareness or success. If you are in the lower levels of the building, then it refers to more primal attitudes and/or sexuality.

To see a building in ruins or damaged indicates that your approach toward a situation or relationship is all wrong. You need to change. Your own self-image may have suffered and taken some blow.

To dream that a building collapses indicates that you are losing sight of your ambitions and goals. Your pursuit for material gains is failing.

To dream that you or someone fall off a building suggests that you are descending into the realm of unconscious. You are learning about and acknowledging aspects of your unconscious. Alternatively, it symbolizes your fear of not being able to complete or succeeding in a task.

To dream that you are scaling or climbing a building indicates that you are getting carried away by your ambitions.

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Recording Your Dreams

Recording Dreams —- (Suggestions for recording your dreams:  Write the first things you remember after awakening: The following does not have to be done in order, but needs to be addressed.  You might have four good dreams each month that can be written and remembered.  Those are the ones you want to work with for continuing enlightenment.  If a dream is to be remembered it is MEANT to be remembered.)dreamrecording

 

 

First impressions of a dream upon awakening:_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Date: ______________________________________________________________

Theme: (give your dream a title) ___________________________________________________________________

 

Feeling and sensing of the dream:___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dream as I remember:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Images, symbols in the dream:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Characters in the dream:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Afterthoughts:

 

Image result for Kali picsGAIA GONE MAD 

The Feminine in Hysteria – Kali Erupting

(written after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…and also spurred on by other earth changes)

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By Gwynne Mayer                              

 

 

After I perused a dream of my Jungian friend and then contemplated and gave some feedback late one evening,  I had this connection in my dream…I am wondering how many connections I get because of the male mind, crying out to me in dreams. How much of the feminine in me is raging at the HYSTERIA OF GAIA….she has been SPILT UPON (BP),  CHEMICALIZED, and her senses have been handled with PERVERSITY.  I am watching the incredibly few males in my life who think and act in depth receive the hysteria of the women they have chosen to be in ‘partnership’ (part-in-her) and I see the perverse sexual connection, often only implied from the father to the female child, as the seat of these issues….some of the perversity took place as actual molestation, but as Freud later reported after his ‘seduction theory’ hysteria could be in the mind and the fantasy of the child…..I think it goes more deeply into the archetypal world of the primal feminine….not to mention the story of Gaia, the primal TITANIC force that united with URANUS….in birthing our OLYMPIC FAMILY….Right now, in astrology, Uranus is opposing Saturn, squaring Pluto (will be in orb for  the next six months at least) ….so I imagine, that in the ethers are many in depth chaotic dreams coming to the forefront. I had made a decision about two days ago to clean out my body, to allow for healing and growth to take place by way of putting ‘green’ back into my system, thriving on live foods instead of dead foods….and I really came to this conclusion as I know I have to physically withstand the CHAOS OF GAIA in this build up to 2012…which  is at its peak right now.  I have so much more to say on this and will start writing and putting some things out on my site….however notice in your own families how the female has gone ‘nuts’ in many instances….a silent or open hysterical reaction to everything SHE feels has RAPED her mind, heart and soul.  Hysteria is the unconscious going mad, rebelling against everything that is  in front of one’s projections in the external world.  It is an over and overt reaction to what IS.  Gaia has lost touch with her senses and we have helped that by muddying up our existence so that it shows grave disrespect on our parts.  We are part of the problem.

 

It becomes important …so very important to me to listen to the intimate connection I have to the males in my life…it spurs the reaction of the primal feminine in me…the mother earth, the GAIA..  We can always go to Wikipedia and see the myth in its encyclopedic form, however we need to realize that the archetype of Gaia is alive and well, screaming and screeching at us to pay attention to how we are perverting her efforts to come closely into alignment with our environments.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia_(mythology)   When we are up against major constellations in this year of 2010, moving into 2012, we are in the midst of our own hysteria, chaos or whichever name you want to give it.  The masculine is being repressed, manipulated by his inner feminine who is going completely hysterical at this point.  The feminine is holding the masculine hostage, waiting for the final, “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to treat you this way.”  SHE is doing this with an undertone of  “Vengence is mine!”  We have all sorts of names for this in psychology however it doesn’t match the intensity as it affects more than fifty  percent of our population, those who can sensitize themselves to the spiritual and archetypal world, striving to bring us into wholeness…the internal becomes external until we can assimilate and bring our body, minds and souls into a capable earth movement toward reconnecting to ‘oneness’. We are all in the ‘soup’ as CG Jung says succinctly.  Thank the Gods for Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell and the pioneers who brought the archetypes to life, and the myths into the 21st century.

 

What we see around us is women trying to communicate their emotional content and it is contaminated with perversity of childhood issues, men trying to receive emotional content from the anima (feminine self) and it is contaminated with some of the same matching issues….We are matching up our hysteria, our rape of the psyche and our emotional chaotic fluids.  We can see hysteria when the emotions are like those of a child, where the ‘thinking’ mechanism no longer works to ‘figure it out’.  We are all caught up in it.  Many females suppress any hysterical reaction due to their introversion or repression of expression…..but the underlying feeling is one of hysteria.  We can read the etiology of hysteria from a Freudian viewpoint.  It is similar to an orgasm of expression rather than a sexual orgasm, a frustration gone wild.  http://courses.washington.edu/freudlit/Hysteria.Notes.html This phenomena is affecting our sexuality and our relationship  to our spiritual Self in ways that we are burying in our unconscious and putting on a shelf to think about later.  We are attracted to people in our lives who fill in the void, fill in our inferior functions, then subliminally dishonoring the very people who offer us our balance point.  (See Psychological Types, Myers-Briggs as to your type and your inferior processes)

 

 

Jung went through several stages of beliefs about hysteria….some of them stemming from his work with Breuer and Freud, but he also takes the whole energy of hysteria to a deeper level and associates to the unconscious.  These quotes are taken from his first volumes of his letters:

“I have a feeling I am practicing vivisection on human beings with intense inner resistance.  It seems that introversion leads not only, as in hysteria, to a recrudescence of infantile memories abut also to loosening up of the historical layers of the unconscious, thus giving rise to perilous formations which come to light only in exceptional cases.” (12 June 1911)

Jung understands hysteria as a result of repression and suppression of what Freud calls the incest wound and what is later, in Jung’s work about the primitive condition of the archetypal incestuous life as lived out in primitive tribes which he studies as well as the collective unconscious which carries forward this ‘incestuous woundedness’, real or imagined.   He believed differently than Freud who believed in repression/suppression;  he  believed that these wounds come from our collective unconscious and surface when the external world calls them out.  According to Jung both go back to the primal conditions in the original family archetypes.  He sums this up in a 17 May 1912 letter:

“Like the stones of a temple, the incest taboo is the symbol or vehicle of a far wider and special meaning which has little to do with real incest as hysteria with the sexual trauma, the animal with the bestial tendency and the temple with the stone  (or better, with the primitive dwelling from whose form it is derived.”

 

Needless to say, our reality today is about dealing with a disrupted and hysterical Gaia, the feminine soul of man, the ‘anima’.  There are a myriad of ways that this is being acted out around us….just look around.  How many people today suffer from labels, such as bi-polar disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, not to mention depression as a total stifling of hysteria gone under.  Jung believed it was a compensation for our weaker type, whether it be thinking, intuition, feeling or sensation.  You can find out what type you are by going to http://www.personalitypathways.com/type_inventory.html  and test for your own typology, with the Myers-Briggs.  I mentioned this before because we are attracted to those missing elements in our lives and we need relationships which balance this out.  I am an intuitive/thinking type and my inferior functions are sensation/feeling.  As I go into my late sixties, I finally realize that I draw to me and am attracted to the sensing/feeling ‘other’ to help me balance this out, however my best friends and connections are intuitive/thinking types.  It is uncomfortable to be around those inferior functions, at the same time, we NEED them in our lives for balance.  Gaia is out of balance right now and so are each of us in that we are distancing ourselves from the very thing we need to fill the voids within.

 

We are all dealing with the ‘hunger issues’ of the mother earth and her infliction into our unconscious where we can no longer fill her needs through trying to assuage that hunger.  We eat when we are hungry don’t we?  Or do we use food as a way of avoiding our own hysteria, our own feelings, senses, etc.?  I recently watched Oprah Winfrey interview the author of Women Food and God, Geneen Roth.  She spoke to the ‘hunger’ as something we ignore and either don’t eat when we are hungry or don’t know when to stop because we are not paying attention to when we are full.  Are we so out of touch in our society as to the message that food (another one of Gaia’s presents) represents instead of _____ to fill the void?  What is the void we are trying to fill, the emotional void?  Hysteria is knowing we are hungry for something and frantically eating anything to fill this hole in us.  Maybe our hunger is not about food and never has been.

 

Now that you have read my rant on this subject, I would love to hear how it has been affecting you  in your life.  Many of my ideas come from those who take the time to write about their feelings and connections to life.  This is important to meditate on as we move into 2012.  It is all kind of exciting in a way.  We chose to be here NOW.

 

Bringing Jung Alive in the 21st Century–Dreams and Reflections

 

 

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How does Jungian thought fit into our modern western way of thinking….our philosophies, psychologies and alchemical processes?  Is it for the very few who understand the academia of Depth Psychology?  A certain type of student is attracted to the study of Jungian thought however if the ‘Soul’ speaks more loudly, the ‘ego’, especially in mid-life becomes a channel for Jung’s Psychology. The ego or ‘persona’ is the mask we wear to allow us to maneuver through life and set our boundaries in the ‘real world’, to move forward with purpose and vision.

 

Fifty two years ago, at the age of nineteen, year of 1961, I began having incredible dreams.  I always had vivid dreams, even as a child, but these were series of dreams that were seemingly teaching me something of ‘ancient wisdom’.  The environment of the dream was very removed from my Hill Country, Texas upbringing and seemed to be European in nature.  My family has German, Danish and Native American roots so I thought it must be from that sort of background which enabled me to move through the dream world with such incredible visions.  As I read the Red Book, I started seeing the alignment I had with Jung and realized that bringing his thinking into the 21st century was a goal, never ending, that I felt compelled to join in with others in accomplishing.

“Why did I behave
as if that serpent were my soul? Only; it seems, because my soul was a serpent.
This knowledge gave my soul a new face, and I decided henceforth to enchant her
myself and subject her to my power. Serpents are wise, and I wanted my serpent jungredbook
soul to communicate her wisdom to me. Never before
had life been so doubtful,
a night of aimless tension, being one in being directed against one another.
Nothing moved, neither God nor the devil. So I approached the serpent that lay
in the sun, as if she were unthinking. Her eyes were not visible, since they
blinked in the shimmering sunshine”~Carl Jung, Red Book, Page 320.

Working with dreams on a daily basis allows us to move into a more noticeable understanding of how our unconscious sends us messages and really ignites the imagination for a more colorful and fulfilled life.  Many reject nightmares and darker dreams as areas to avoid, when in fact, that shows us our own avoidance and rejection of the shadow side of life within.   Greg Hobart says in Dreamwork and Self-Healing:

“Dreams are like icebergs rising out of the deep waters of the unconscious.  Some are icebergs of the past, helping us understand early traumas and undigested memories, and thus are retrospective.  Dreams are integrative when they enable us to perceive and reconcile our many conflicted feelings and subpersonalities. Dreams can also be prospective or anticipatory, harbingers of the future, depicting what is emerging, and what we have potential to become.  Looking backward and forward simultaneously, the dream’s function is to expand the aperture of consciousness, the circumference of perception, the sphere of identity. The often humorous and paradoxical messages revealed by dreams jog loose new perceptions.  Received reverently, each dream becomes a pearl from the depths of the ocean of the unconscious.  Reflection on the dream’s mystery often evokes a feeling approaching religious awe; we become filled with amazement at the psyche’s capacity to portray its own condition.”

Our dreams reveal what is happening at a deeper level of our lives, a sort of ‘truth teller’ of what we adjust to throughout the day.  Keeping a dream journal helps to adjust one’s life to the here and now through context. Dreams must always have a contextual clue associated with them, i.e. what has ocImage result for carl jung picturescurred within that 24 hour period of time in relationship to our more intense emotions and reactions.  If we don’t journal that part of the dream world then we might be missing the ‘point’ of the dream.  Comments are welcomed.

 

Be sure you have the Dream Template – pattern to write your dreams.

DreamsLetters and Numbers

Pay attention to any letters or numbers that are included in a dream, even if you are telling the dream and use numbers in your retelling.

Place and Time of dream are crucial and very important to document each time.

The present mood before you had the dream, anything of greater importance that happened the day before or is of great concern to you.

Animals

To see animals in your dream represent your own physical characteristic, primitive desires, and sexual nature, depending on the qualities of the particular animal. Animals symbolize the untamed and uncivilized aspects of yourself. Thus, to dream that you are fighting with an animal signifies a hidden part of yourself that you are trying to reject and push back into your subconscious. Refer to the specific animal in your dream.

To dream that animals can talk represent superior knowledge. Its message is often some form of wisdom. Alternatively, a talking animal denotes your potential to be all that you can be.

To dream that you are saving the life of an animal suggests that you are successfully acknowledging certain emotions and characteristics represented by the animal. The dream may also stem from feelings of inadequacy or being overwhelmed. If you are setting an animal free, then it indicates an expression and release of your own primal desires.

To see lab animals in your dream suggest that an aspect of yourself is being repressed. You feel that you are not able to fully express your desires and emotions. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to experiment with your fears, choices, and beliefs. Try not to limit yourself.

Birth

To dream of giving birth or see someone else giving birth suggests that you are giving birth to a new idea or project. It also represents a new attitude, fresh beginnings or a major event. Alternatively, the dream may be calling attention to your inner child and the potential for you to grow. A more direct interpretation of this dream may represent your desires/ anxieties of giving birth or the anticipation for such an event to occur.

To dream that you are giving birth to a non-human creature signifies your overwhelming (and unfounded) fear in the health of your baby. You are overly concerned that your baby may have birth defects. This type of dream is common in expectant mothers in their second trimester. If you are not expecting, then it refers to your fear in the outcome of some decision or project. You are trying to overcome difficulties in your life and achieve inner development.

In particular, if you dream that you are giving birth to a monster, then it implies that your inner creative energy has yet to blossom and grow into expression. You may have some hesitation in releasing this “monster” for fear that others will judge you or that they will not accept your ideals.

To dream that the mother dies during birth represents transformation. The dream represents the ending of one thing (death) and the new beginning of another thing (birth). You may be making life changes or getting rid of your old habits and ways.

Building

To see a building in your dream represents the self and the body. How high you are in the building indicates a rising level of understanding, awareness or success. If you are in the lower levels of the building, then it refers to more primal attitudes and/or sexuality.

To see a building in ruins or damaged indicates that your approach toward a situation or relationship is all wrong. You need to change. Your own self-image may have suffered and taken some blow.

To dream that a building collapses indicates that you are losing sight of your ambitions and goals. Your pursuit for material gains is failing.

To dream that you or someone fall off a building suggests that you are descending into the realm of unconscious. You are learning about and acknowledging aspects of your unconscious. Alternatively, it symbolizes your fear of not being able to complete or succeeding in a task.

To dream that you are scaling or climbing a building indicates that you are getting carried away by your ambitions.

Death

To dream about the death of a loved one suggests that you are lacking a certain aspect or quality that the loved one embodies. Ask yourself what makes this person special or what you like about them. It is that very quality that you are lacking in your own relationship or circumstances. Alternatively, the dream indicates that whatever that person represents has no part in your own life anymore. In particular, to dream about the death of your parents indicates that you are undergoing a significant change in your waking life. Your relationship with your parents has evolved into a new realm.

To dream that you are faking your own death suggests that you are looking for a new start. You need some change in your life.

To dream that you die in your dream symbolizes inner changes, transformation, self-discovery and positive development that is happening within you or your life. You are undergoing a transitional phase and are becoming more enlightened or spiritual. Although such a dream may bring about feelings of fear and anxiety, it is no cause for alarm as it is often considered a positive symbol. Dreams of experiencing your own death usually means that big changes are ahead for you. You are moving on to new beginnings and leaving the past behind. These changes does not necessarily imply a negative turn of events. Metaphorically, dying can be seen as an end or a termination to your old ways and habits. So, dying does not always mean a physical death, but an ending of something.

On a negative note, to dream that you die may represent involvement in deeply painful relationships or unhealthy, destructive behaviors. You may feeling depressed or feel strangled by a situation or person in your waking life. Perhaps your mind is preoccupied with someone who is terminally ill or dying. Alternatively, you may be trying to get out of some obligation, responsibility or other situation. You are desperately trying to escape from the demands of your daily life.

To see someone dying in your dream signifies that your feelings for that person are dead or that a significant change/loss is occurring in your relationship with that person. Alternatively, you may want to repress that aspect of yourself that is represented by the dying person.

Home

Represents your psyche (includes ego, unconscious, complexes) at whenever the time frame is on the home. That is why time on each dream and characters at the time’ are so important)

To see your home in your dream signifies security, basic needs, and values. You may be feeling at “home” or settled at your new job or environment. Alternatively, the dream represents your basic needs and priorities.

In particular, to see your childhood home, your hometown, or a home that you previously lived in, indicates your own desires for building a family and your family ideologies. It also reflects aspects of yourself that were prominent or developed during the time you lived in that home. You may experience some unfinished feelings that are being triggered by some waking situation. Alternatively, the dream may represent your outdated thinking.

To dream that you cannot find your way home indicates that you have lost faith and belief in yourself. It may also signify a major transition in your life.

Storm

To see a storm in your dream signifies some overwhelming struggle, shock, loss or catastrophe in your waking life. The storm also represents unexpressed fears or emotions, such as anger, rage, turmoil, etc. On a more positive note, the storm symbolizes your rising spirituality. It may signal rapid changes ahead for you.

To dream that you take cover in a storm foretells that whatever disturbance or problems is occurring in your life will quickly blow over. Consider also the phrase “weather the storm”, which refers to your ability and strength to withstand whatever comes.

Water

(Notice the color, clarity of the water, the calmness or storminess of the water and what characters, if any, are associated with it)

To see water in your dream symbolizes your unconscious and your emotional state of mind. Water is the living essence of the psyche and the flow of life energy. It is also symbolic of spirituality, knowledge, healing and refreshment. To dream that water is boiling suggests that you are expressing some emotional turmoil. Feelings from your unconscious are surfacing and ready to be acknowledged. You need to let out some steam.

To see calm, clear water in your dream means that you are in tune with your spirituality. It denotes serenity, peace of mind, and rejuvenation.

To see muddy or dirty water in your dream indicates that you are wallowing in your negative emotions. You may need to take some time to cleanse your mind and find internal peace. Alternatively, the dream suggests that your thinking/judgment is unclear and clouded. If you are immersed in muddy water, then it indicates that you are in over your head in a situation and are overwhelmed by your emotions.

To dream that water is rising up in your house suggests that you are becoming overwhelmed by your emotions.

To hear running water in your dream denotes meditation and reflection. You are reflecting on your thoughts and emotions.

To dream that you are walking on water indicates that you have total control over your emotions. It also suggests that you need to “stay on top” of your emotions and not let them explode out of hand. Alternatively, the dream is symbolic of faith in yourself.

The Psychology of 2012: What happened? 

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This was written before 2012:

 

The coming of 2012 has long orbeen discussed regarding the Mayan cultures, scientists, psychologists, philosophers and metaphysicians and there are many thoughts and ideas floating around out in the cosmos ready to land on willing ears to hear and willing brains to understand.  The point of this series is to try to explain in layman terms what some of the theories are regarding 2012 and intersperse those ideas with some of my own, coming from a background in Jungian and Gestalt studies, metaphysics and spiritual work, as well as many years in the field of education. For over forty years, I have been privileged to see over 3000 people, all of whom are open-minded, thinking out of the box, many of whom have shared their personal experiences of expansion and evolvement at this important time in space, adjusting to the energies that infuse this planet from an unknown source to many or from a GOD source, depending on one’s belief systems.  To be able to read this series will mean that you must open your mind to some other thinking and maybe consider other realities.  If this will conflict with your current faith and your beliefs, then please go no further as this series is a layman’s study meant to connect us to the meanings assigned to December 21, 2012.

What is there about 2012 that should interest you?

The myth and reality of 2012 derives from the Mayan civilization as we look once again at its history and culture. Archaeological records show that the first Maya ‘suddenly’ appeared over a millennium and a half ago, in the remote areas of what is today Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula; Guatemala and parts of Honduras and Belize. (There are theories regarding this phenomenon that suggest the Mayans came from the ‘big flood’ when the earth was separated and the land connecting to Egypt became parts of the South American/Middle American continents, mainly due to the similarities of cosmological accuracies, pyramid building and artifacts found during this millennium.  The Mayans appear to have arrived with an advanced sense of technology already in place, rather than evolving their technology over a long period of time.  These facts seem to support the Mayans splitting from another advanced civilization. Whatever the Mayans achieved in their new land, they abandoned in the 9th century and therefore left a complete mystery and riddle as to the reason for this abandonment.

What we know about them is the tremendous language and artifacts that were left behind with advanced cosmology, the Mayan calendar being a highly sophisticated study of cosmic cycles and time calculations. Michael Coe, an expert in Mayan cosmology tells us that the system has not slipped one day in over 25 centuries.  The 5,000 year old Mayan calendar appears to track something even more surprising: the rare celestial alignment of our solar system, our sun, and our planet with the center of our galaxy—an even that will not happen again for another 26,000 years.  According to the Mayan priests, records indicate the last Great Cycle began in August of 3114 B.C.E. —the approximate time of the first Egyptian hieroglyphics—and ends in the near future, in the year 2012 C.E.  Specifically, the cycle ends on December 21, 2012, when our sun will move into direct alignment with the equator of the Milky Way galaxy.  So that is enough information to work with as to how all of this will affect us, studying the different ideas about this from different angles. Several well known authors have some of their own ideas.

Gregg Braden focuses on what he calls a ‘pole reversal’, basing this on the historical, scientific material:     “When we think of things that are certain in life, we tend to count the magnetic fields of our planet among those certainties.  For as long as anyone living today can remember, every time we have looked at the needle of a compass, the tip of the needle has pointed in the same direction—‘up there,’ toward the magnetic north pole of the Earth.  And while we tend to think of Earth’s north and south poles as a sure thing; the reality is that our planet’s magnetism is anything but certain.”

We know for example, that every once in a while something truly mind-boggling, almost unthinkable, happens.   For reasons that are still not fully understood, our familiar north and south poles trade places—the magnetic field of the Earth does a complete flip-flop.  Although polar reversals are rare in the history of civilizations, the geologic record shows that they happen routinely in terms of Earth’s history.  Magnetic reversals have already happened 171 times in the last 76 million years, with at least 14 of those reversals occurring in the last 4.5 million years alone.

And while they are definitely cyclic, the reversals appear to vary in time, making the time of the next one an uncertainty.  These are symptoms, however, that precede the flip-flops, such as abrupt changes in weather patterns and a rapid weakening of the planet’s magnetic field—both of which are happening right now.  It is the appearance of these symptoms today, and the fact that we are ‘overdue’ for a polar shift, that has led a growing number of mainstream scientist to suggest that we are in the early stages of such a reversal.”

In July 2004, the New York Times posted, in their science section, what a magnetic reversal is and what might be the results of such a thing, stating: “The collapse of the Earth’s magnetic field, which both guards the planet and guides many of its creatures, appears to have started in earnest 150 years ago.” There are many scientists who have measured the electromagnetic field through the years and have watched it decline over 7%.

What does this mean to us as individuals?

My studies have brought me to the conclusion that ‘as above, so below’ stands to be tested in our own bodies/minds/souls and that the electromagnetic field which is present at all times is helping recalibrate our bodies to handle this magnetic shift.  We are receiving help through the unconscious, the collective unconscious and various information systems open to us.  To be simply put, we are receiving dreams, ideas, paradigm shifts, and upgrades, so to speak all the time, but mostly in the times of rest and sleep when we are open to adjustments.  More will be said about this as we move on through this series, being very specific about how and why we must pay attention to the ‘changes going on in our universe from the largest of events to the smallest’.  During this time it is best to pay attention to rest, diet and environment so that you have the connection you need to good health and attitude.  You will see people around you who are not making needed changes and therefore are suffering greatly and that saddens us to see as the universe and time moves forward.  What keeps us stuck in our rigidity and our belief systems that keep us from accepting change, opening our minds and understanding the more basic practices of love and compassion as those who came before, our greatest teachers, Jesus Christ, Buddha, Mohammed, Krishna and others who have set the standards of service, love and ‘do unto others’ as a ‘golden rule’.

Dreamwork“In Persian tradition, there is a knightly order of spiritual warriors known as the Fravartis.  They choose to enter this world to fight the good fight.  They move in this world with the knowledge of a higher world.  They are attuned to a secret order of events beyond the facts recorded in the media and our day planners.  Active dreamers engage with this world in a similar way. We are choosers.  We know who we are, where we come from, and that our lives have meaning and purpose.  And that part of this purpose is to generate meaning and help others to find meaning in their lives at every opportunity.” ~ Robert Moss

Things to remember about dreaming:

  • Your dreams are one of the only real gateways into the unconscious, revealing your intentions, your past, present, future, your state of being.  Your soul retrieval is done through your dream world, connecting with all that you are and have ever been
  • Your dreams will follow you in our waking moments and need to be researched and considered as guideposts for future development
  • Your dreams are enacted at many levels and reveal personal, relational and historical information that your unconscious deems important enough for you to remember
  • Ways of working with your dreams are through guided imagination, meditation, gestalt techniques, drawing, sculpting, psychodrama and many more creative functions

Intentional  dreaming:

Meditate before you go to sleep on ‘affirming’ what you want in your life, examples:

  • “I want to find my soul mate.”
  • “I want to manifest my destination.”
  • “I want an answer to resolving a specific situation.”

Clean up and protect your energetic body:

  1. Learn to ground yourself
  2. Invoke blessing and protection
  3. Check boundaries
  4. Choose focus  – notice where you put your energy and with whom
  5. Lighten up and develop a sense of humor

Your energy body goes through the chakras:

  1. First Chakra – Root Center – base of spine to bottom of your feet. (How well are you grounded and rooted to the earth)
  2. Second Chakra – Sacral Center – above the pelvis and mid tummy (involves your sexuality and how you birth new ideas and new situations)
  3. Third Chakra – Solar Plexus – diaphragm  v-shape under the breasts (involves power center, exerting your personal authority and ideas)
  4. Fourth Chakra -Heart Center – the heart and all feeling of love and acceptance  (involves unconditional love and acceptance, the Christing principle)
  5. Fifth Chakra  – Throat Center – the throat and voice box (saying what you mean, coming from telling the truth as you see it.)
  6. Sixth Chakra  – Third Eye – the middle of the forehead between the eyes (this is directly related to insight, intuition and wisdom of any situation)
  7. Seventh Chakra – Crown Center – (located at the crown for purposes of taking in spiritual and connective energy from higher source)

A word of advice:  Always find one or two people who are supportive of you and with whom you can share your dreams. This helps in affirming the positive and going forward with the messages that come of the dreams.