10 July 2017
This recent dream is a good one to show how an issue appears in a dream & also how strengths appear as well.
In the happy auditorium dream, I am sitting in one of the furthermost seats from the stage and am high up looking down at the stage. People I like in the dream and who I get along well with are seated all around me but none of them are identifiable in this analysis as people I really know.
It’s clear the gathering is about getting ready to go somewhere & a woman beside me is getting ready. I’m encouraging her and we are looking forward to her travel.
In another part of the dream I watch a video which shows me with about a dozen people over the course of a day and it shows how I hold their hand, offer encouragement, over and over and over. Someone else watching the video says that what I do to help others inspires them.
This dream is almost the exact opposite of one I had a few nights ago!
A few nights ago I dreamed I was in a large auditorium/conference center and I couldn’t relate to anyone. They were all just thinking of themselves and to get away from them I went for a swim. The swim was great. Between you and me, I even breathed underwater a bit but I tried not to make a big deal of it. The feeling in the dream was of not fitting in and not going along with the general environment of competition in the conference.
What do these two very different dreams which are similar in setting tell me about myself? How can I use the positive gifts which appear in the dream to deal with real life situations?
This is a topic exploring in greater depth.
But for now I can just share that whether the environment was negative or positive I still managed quite well. My sense of stability, happiness and freedom was not determined by what others were doing or saying. When things were negative I went swimming and could breath under water. When things were positive I held people’s hands and did Reiki to uplift them from fear and offer positive encouragement.
The dreams suggest that no matter what happens in my day to day life and no matter who I’m surrounded by I am happy and content.
More on this to come!
08 July 2017
What I’m writing about now will likely sound radical to some but will sound like nothing much to others. Dreamwork heals negative patterns of thought which lead to abasement in life by giving the dreamer a new way to deal with negative emotions. Dreamwork is NOT about just getting rid of the old negatives; it’s about increasing the positives.
Dreamwork can really help people who have experienced trauma. The emotional pattern of the trauma/fear is stored in the amygdala in the brain. These fear-patterns show up in dreams in what some people call nightmares. They show up in real life too, when someone decides they will or won’t do something because of the presence or absence of fear.
By working through the emotions which show up in a dream and by taking small steps daily to build up positive qualities such as Confidence, Courage, Flexibility and Peacefulness then new emotional patterns can develop and essentially re-wire the brain. In this way the entire emotional experience of the dreamer can undergo a 360 degree change.
12 July 2017
A mere three days before I lost my Management position at a small store in Masonville Mall due to a corporate decision at head office in Los Angles, USA, I had a dream of this big black truck making it through the road-readiness test. A big, black truck is a metaphor for the work I do in marketing and promoting small businesses. The dream was so positive and it had me remembering the skills & gifts I have in writing, publishing and promoting things I believe in.
Then on April 30th I was informed my store was closing and suddenly my income went from $4000 a month to $1800. Just like that.
One of the reasons I didn’t feel too upset was because this dream had me thinking and asking myself the question, “What do I do really well that can help me move through this period of hardship?”
I asked myself how I can use my skills in marketing & promotion in order to increase my cashflow back to a more stable level.
Now it’s July, two and a half months later. I’ve published three short books, improved three blogs, started a KickStarter campaign for a local neighbourhood news service and I’m done research deep into the corruption of Canadian justice system which some people do not even want to touch because the corruption is just so gruesome.
Without that really positive dream of this amazing black truck which had me thinking for days about the ways I can drive my life forward in so many excellent directions, then I would not have been able to handle the devastating news of my job loss so easily.
When I lost my job and was catapulted into poverty I just kept saying to others, “Everything is going to be okay. I don’t have evidence of that just yet but I know something really good is coming and things will be okay.”
It was the metaphors which showed up days before my big devastation which gave me the enthusiasm and drive I needed to face what was soon to become the most difficult three months of 2017.