My spirit guide, The-Wise-Old-Woman-of-the-Forest, is standing on the point at Conimicut Point Beach (RI). She is aligned with the light house and its beacon and she’s looking at me. Drawing the dream reveals the Shadow. Our foursome is an aligned continuum.
This dream was prompted by watching the
Marie-Louise von Franz Interview that @_Barry posted here
This Marie-Louise observation stuck with me;
“Is the Self dreaming of you or are you dreaming of the Self?”
Yes! Both at the same time.
In my dream journal I then asked The Self, ”What does this look like visually, in a dream?” This becomes the prompt for the next night’s dream.
Location: The placement in this dream is so perfect. Tom and I take our dog Mattie to Conimicut often. We were just there yesterday. It was built in 1868 and marks the mouth of the Providence River as it empties into Narragansett Bay. At low tide the sand bar is almost completely exposed and curves out to touch the lighthouse. It was the first light house to be built in the water in RI.
1/16/23 Dream notes:
This was a morning liminal dream. It got me out of bed. This is a response to my question.
Four energies come together here;
The lighthouse in the water = The Self. The Providence River makes me think of course about the meaning of the word providence; “God or nature as providing protective or spiritual care” via Google. The ocean as the great collective energy. It shows me itself as a white circle inside of a yellow circle emminating light.
Spirit guide (the wise old woman) stands at waters edge at the tip of the point. She straddles land and sea; straddling the unconscious (ocean) and the land (conscious ego Self). She is the liaison between us.
Drawing extends the dream. It’s part of it. I draw it while I’m still in the liminal state. I could see that the wise old woman was back lit by the beam emanating from the lighthouse, which would of course cast a shadow in front of her… aha! The Shadow reveals itself through the drawing process. (That’s so perfectly shadow of it to do it like that.) It too is aligned in the grouping. It is also the spirit guide who, because of where she is standing, shows me the Shadow (just like in the dream where she is the crossing guard - see here.)
I’m experiencing this dream from the beach, from my ego self’s consciousness but we are all aware of each other simultaneously, from each of our own vantage points. We’re dreaming of each other. Together we are oneness. I know this while dreaming. Thank you to all! I feel deep gratitude for this oneness.