What are Your Dreams Telling You?
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Today dreams are serious business. Dream interpretation has come a long way from the old dream book that told all for the princely sum of one dollar. But what is the real scoop on dreams? Are they simply playbacks of the day's activities in scrambled form? Or do they have a more significant purpose?
The age-old mystery surrounding dreams and the purpoe of dreaming has whetted the curiosity of science, particularly in the last two decades. Research shows that rapid eye movements (REMs) indicate the period of sleep in which dreaming occurs. All people dream, whether or not they recall any part of a dream, with the REM periods of sleep generally occurring every ninety minutes. And laboratory experiments indicate that deliberately interrupting or preventing REM periods of sleep can create emotional disturbances in the personality.
University of California sleep researchers Daniel F. Kripke and David Sonnenschein report that people also spontaneously shift into reverie states in approximately the same ninety-minute cycles during their waking periods, but society is not geared for such minivacations in an altered state. And we may be the losers, because evidence suggests that during both our daytime reveries and in our REM sleep periods we are in contact with another aspect of ourselves. In her book, Freedom in Meditation, Dr. Patricia Carrington defines this other aspect as one that "...operates in a dim but intimate world, removed from considerations of time and involvement with past and future."
Carl Jung, the world-famous Swiss psychologist, believed that dreaming had real significance for the individual, as did Edgar Cayce, the Virginia Beach psychic. Here we have two different approaches, yet both come up with surprisingly similar conclusions. Both attach importance to the value of understanding your own dreams. And both concluded that dreams are actually instructions from a higher self, which if heeded and interpreted correctly could speed up the process of individuation (Jung) or self-realization (Cayce).
But what is meant by individuation or self-realization? What makes either concept a desirable attainment, and why is contact with this other self important?
Webster defines individuation as the development of the individual from the universal. Again. according to Webster the definition of self-realization is "fulfillment by oneself of the possibilities of one's character or personality. . . .that the highest good for man consists of realizing or fulfilling himself. . . .that he has certain inborn abilities constituting his real or ideal self."
. . .In addition, the ability to draw knowledge and insight from a larger self, knowledge not available through human reasoning, is also implied.
In short, it is becoming a whole person, consciously in control of your life. One who is free of damaging unconscious directives and beliefs. This is certainly a desirable goal for anyone, but the hangup comes in being able to correctly interpret the messages being relayed to the personality (ego) by this larger self.
. . .Dream therapy is a very personal experience, whether you are working in partnership with the higher self or with a quaified therapist. . . .What is your potential? How important is it to you to realize (make real) that potential?
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"The dream is an inexhaustable source of spiritual information about yourself. ...Your dream will correspond to the level of psychological awareness you possess." --Joseph Campbell: The Power of Myth, Doubleday, NY 1988
From What Are Your Dreams Telling You? 3rd Ed. Published by Solarium Analytika. SEE HOME PAGE BOX FOR SPECIAL PRICING.
Do You Have a Vivid or Recurring Dream You Feel Is Important?
While you are still the best interpreter of your own dreams, often clues as to the symbology involved in a particular dream or suggested interpretations can trigger your insight to help you focus intuitively on the message being relayed to you by your higher self.
If you would like help on a particular dream, please type or write clearly as much detail as you can recall, including symbols, colors, and any impressions or feeling associated wth the dream. I prefer time to study the dream and contact your higher self for its purpose before giving an interpretation, hence the written request rather than phone contact. Donation to Solarium Anlytika, 807 South Westerly #310, Payson, AZ 85541-5658.
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