Power of Dreams | morningangel's Blog
I had to go out on errands, but I spent the better, earlier part of the morning working on a dream interpretation with my female email correspondent. She is fixated on a failed relationship with a guy, and this individual's face has been persistently showing up in her dreams. The figure shows classic Jungian behavior and traits of the animus, but this interpretation is hard for the dreamer to consciously embrace. Accordingly, her latest dream shows her ego being very cold toward the dream animus, refusing to accept his affection. She even pictures a cube of ice!
I have complete confidence in what I am interpreting for her. In fact, her images are so textbook that I have not had to do much "reading" of her dreams at all. Our communication is more about gently explaining the dreams in a way she can understand and accept. I am encouraged, however, in the increased sophistication and depth of her latest dream in comparison to the first few, which were not much different than those of a schoolgirl with a facebook crush on a boy. This change demonstrates the power dreamwork can have on our psyche and the integration that can develop.
Whereas, this young woman is just now meeting the aspects of her psyche, mine are old friends with whom I have varying degrees of relationship. I sometimes morph mid-dream from one aspect to the other, an indication that "we" are integrated. In a recent dream, I began in the role of a professional, shared a simultaneous vision with my student, then subsequently acted out the remainder of the dream as the student. In the very last scene of that dream, I rested in the embrace of an aging superman, my animus, and was content. Like me, he has come a long way in the last few months, growing up at a tremendous pace as I recognized and accepted him. This is the power of dreams.
My mood: somewhat pensive
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