How was today’s dream Sangha? I was hoping to come but couldn’t. I’ll have to watch the video.
The dreams keep coming. Here is a set from the last week of January that all go together. This is new territory for me and I’m really happy about that. I stopped feeling guilty about leaving the structure of my family of origin and at the same time sent a portfolio of my dream drawings to a couple of places that I hope will show them. I’m suddenly feeling like it’s time to stop hiding.
1/26/23 : Upstairs in a dark room a whale is in my swimming pool (I’ve dreamt of pools before – I think of them as my contained piece of the larger ocean of the Self.) My niece standing in the pool is there for scale.
I’m standing with my young daughter (my new self) next to a vase of dead flowers (my past me).
There’s a man (spirit guide) at the OPEN door directing tourists in to see it. The whale has become a travel destination.
Definitely lucid in all these dreams. It feels like my mind and the Self are working together on messaging. For instance, in the dream with the oars, I specifically remember saying to myself in the dream … fuck this, I’m giving myself wings to get out of this blockage. Then the Self responded by lifting up the oars in support. Very affirming!
The whale is indeed a big fish in a little pond. Affirmation that it’s time to stop hiding. I very much like that the spirit guide has opened the door. My husband thinks something big is coming my way but that just sounds like wishful thinking.
In The Book of Symbols by Taschen the whale is described as the great ancient mother. “Whale is the spirit of the Deep…an intelligence within ourselves that is more than the ego. Does the whale sense that the human ego, so long detached, yearns to reclaim its ancient mother?” P. 204
I think the vase of dead flowers are the parts of me that previously bloomed, have lived and run their course, and now are set aside like dried flowers in a vase.
Thank you for this. Love it. Especially the theme that “we turn towards difficult truths that we refuse to see.” This is Shadow work for sure. I of course have a series of dream drawings about how the Shadow that has brought out the “art of your own healing.” I’ll post these in a bit.