The Joy of Dreamwork – A Reflective Note of Gratitude

14 May 2017

Before I started doing Dreamwork with the aim to understand the root cause of my biggest fears and how they were stopping me from living my life to the fullest, I used to live in the shadow of my True Self.

Within my Self I always had a Strong sense of Joy and Enthusiasm. I had a feeling of Joy which was not attached to anything in this physical world. At times, I was not “happy,” for sure, and I struggled to understand what was being asked of me and I struggled to participate in day-to-day life sometimes. But I always had this strong sense of Joy, like how a Dolphin is.

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What I didn’t realize at the time, when I was in college, university, or when I became a young mother, is that my gift for finding the positives and my continuous stream of Joy, was unique and some even called it remarkable. It took me nearly a decade to understand. The process was documented in a book with 1008 Dreams, Interpretations and Solutions and will be published widely one day.

What I didn’t realize until about 8 years into the work is that I had absorbed so much negativity in my childhood and adolescence that there was hardly much of my True Self left anymore. If we think of our True Self as being the part of us which is capable for being Enthusiastic, Determined, Confident, Strong, and Peaceful and we think of those other emotions which prevent us from demonstrating these qualities, such as fear, anger, jealousy, envy, sorrow/grief, then we can think of it like I had learned to be filled with these negative emotions and it tipped the scale, making it difficult to experience an abundance of the positives.

But then, little by little, day by day, but naming, understanding and detaching from the negatives I began to really change and transform. Anyone watching could see the change. Without a doubt. I was no longer willing to tolerate things which I had before and I also became a lot more determined to achieve my goals and positive vision for my life and the lives of those I love.

Today I am feeling really grateful for having the opportunity to learn from a master of this work. I write this post with Love and Gratitude for all he is, all he has accomplished. I owe every happiness I experience to him and am indebted to his Generosity for a lifetime.

Transformation & Love

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22 July 2017

In the three years that I’ve been writing about dreams & transformation on this blog, I never put LOVE in the title. This is partly because there is so much Hollywood non-sense out there around what Love truly isn’t and I just didn’t even want to touch on it.

But this morning, I wanted to just say that I truly do feel that Love is the Most Powerful Magnet in the Universe, attracting hearts together even if they are light-years apart.

One of my favourite quotes which really kept me going when I was first learning to change my negative thoughts to positive and detach from addictive thinking is the quote, “Love cannot dwell in a heart possessed by fear.”

There was indeed a time when I was possessed by fear but my Love for life kept me open for change.

I just wanted to honour that experience in today’s post.

 

Dream: Observing & Recording a Murder

12 May 2017

In the dream, I’m in a high rise apartment building. On the roof top of the building beside me, 3 men are killing another man. In my building the lights are off and I begin recording what they are doing. Its bright in their area, which then flips to being inside an apartment and I realize I can see them but they can’t see me.

I record everything they do.

Facing an Armed Gunman in Dreams & in Real Life

27 July 2017

In self-defense, as soon as there is a weapon involved then the fight is life or death. Everything changes. If it’s a gun, a knife or a sword, it doesn’t matter. The weapon can kill and so the nature of the fight changes immediately.

A gun is a weapon that fires bullets at short or long range so in a dream a gun is a metaphor for the way people shoot out negativity to harm someone. To have a gunman in a house is like a symbol for how negativity can affect someone’s self and cause harm to their true self.

In a dream recently, a large man was pointing a gun at my daughter. In the dream I froze but in real life I wouldn’t.

The first thing to do is to get the gun out of the gunman’s hand. In this case, if the situation were real life I could lunge at him and snap the gun out of his hand quickly.

But in a dream the gun is a metaphor for negative words. So the solution is more about the metaphor of disarming negative words than about actual martial arts-style gun work.

If I were to think of this dream as a metaphor for someone negative being really close to my daughter and pouring out enough negativity to kill her then I can remember that the solution to a negative dream is the positive opposite.

If the threat to Gracie is someone standing really close and threatening to shoot her with a gun then the solution is for me to be really close to Gracie and give her positive and direct encouragement to uplift her.

The fact that in the dream I didn’t just knock down the gunman means that I have some fears, reservations & hesitations about getting the gunman out of our house. It likely has to do with my own memories of being shot down in the past, especially when I wanted rest & relaxation.

The other thing about dreaming of my own daughter means that I can think of her as myself at age 12 and do some work on memories of my own experience at that time. And I can also think of it as her and considering how can I as her mom give her the most positive & uplifting environment possible.

These are some questions I’m sitting with today & reflecting on.

Healing With Dreamwork

21 July 2017

I wish for anyone who has experienced trauma, whether from domestic abuse, or living in war conditions, or dealing with racism & prejudice, I wish for that trauma to be healed and replaced with Strength & Enthusiasm.

So often people who have experienced trauma later have dreams which are nightmarish. They also sometimes change their behaviour or even try to change their identity in order to avoid the pain of the memory.

Dreamwork is an approach which teaches the importance of becoming friends with the pain.

In this way, the negatives can be looked at, healed, and transformed. Forever.