Dec. 02, 2018
- taking some things and coming back for more and being told No
- driving down a long dirt road in the woods
- sliding down a waterslide into a pool with a huge pile of chips which they were making for summer (why?)
Dec. 02, 2018
October 05, 2018
In the dream, I am in a convenient store, looking at packs of cigarettes, deciding which ones I should buy. I notice there is a 2-pac with 40 cigarettes discounted and I think I’ll buy those.
I don’t buy them but when I go outside I find a friend and we are walking together. She says she’s memorized the route and neither of us have our phones with us. We start walking and eventually get into this forested area where it’s dark and wet like it’s recently rained.
Something happened here, like an encounter with a large animal but I can’t recall details.
Eventually some others joined us and I think we navigated the way.
October 09, 2016
An 11-year-old told me this dream.
That there was a forest full of animals and they were wild and her friends couldn’t calm them down. Then she got there and she hushed the animals and they calmed down. Then her friends saw what she did and were grateful and a friend came up to her and said, “Hi”.
05 July 2017
Typically people seem to think nightmares are bad and happy dreams are good. Dreamwork takes the process of transformation to a deeper level by suggesting that nightmares are not bad at all.
While the feelings they bring up might feel “bad” they are not at all. They could be originally thought of as negative in nature, in the way that Anger is less advantageous than Justice, or Fear less productive than Courage. However, by shifting a focus away from the idea of “having to get rid of these bad feelings” and just listening to and understanding the message of the emotions, then some really great positives can emerge.
The key is to become friends with the negative feeling, not to shun it like an enemy.
In my dream last night a scenario showed up of a monsterous land-shark who was swimming ghost-like through a large forest attacking people whom I cared about.
The negative emotion this brought up was fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of being hurt. Fear of my loved ones being hurt. I solved it in the dream by being able to track the monster’s actions, predict where she was going next and then catch her in a trap. I knew right from the beginning that I was going to out-smart her but in the middle when she was harming people we loved it seemed like mayhem.
This is an example of how fear can be transformed into Courage. A monster in a dream is just a symbol for parts of ourselves which we are not familiar with yet. The unknown is scary because it is unclear at times but the more we become familiar with and become friends with the unknown parts of ourselves, others or situations than the more and more Fearless we can become.
Then we can accomplish anything in life and the possibilities for growth are endless!
I recently dreamed that I was really good at handling a rattlesnake so that it couldn’t hurt anyone. In the dream, someone else with a lot of confidence but lacking competence also wanted to handle the snake but she did so in such a way that it got agitated and was squirming ready to bite or attach.
This dream has left me awe-struck at the beauty of the dreamworld, the perfection with with dreams are designed.
Not knowing much about black rattlesnakes before this dream I researched them a bit online and found this great video. There’s lots to learn about these beauties but here are a few which stick out because I saw these qualities about the snake in the dream even before I learned they have these real qualities in real life.
What I like about learning about the Arizona Black Rattlesnake is that I discovered that even though it is poisonous a bite from it would be painful but not likely lethal. I also liked learning that it is a docile creature who retreats when feeling threatened and only attacks if provoked.
The dream was a good lesson for me and a good reminder that sometimes I can be relating to someone who thinks they know what they are doing even when they do not and this can cause hurt to a lot of people.
Someone wise said to me recently that, “Hurt people will hurt people.” And that is what this dream is about.
Someone who has a lot of confidence but not a lot of competence is likely hurting inside and their actions result in hurting others.
Someone like that would benefit from therapy.