Using art processes to heal the lucid dream narrative (formerly "Swarm")

Great idea.

I am excited to see other members works, and hear the stories behind them.

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Hey, someone in the admin just changed it! Thank you!

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Also another thing to consider is that indigenous people often use curses and negative forms of shamanism, especially if they feel powerless against people that they perceive as having more power. The anthropologist Michael Harner, identified core aspects of shamanism found in cultures throughout the world, and the removal of curses is one of the most common aspects. Such curses may manifest in the dream as the attack of wasps. (Tibetan Buddhism also has a shamanic element which was taken on from the native Bon religion).

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I agree 100%. I also think that these curses can be done BOTH actively (like you said) and passively. A passive curse would be one of the people being very upset, and the dead ancestors witnessing this pain might retaliate as an act of revenge or ‘protection’. Kind of like guardian angels.

This is why believe she and her son were lucky to escape that place with their heads still attached to their bodies.

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@Carolel

Have you checked out the Dream Sharing group on here.

I think the woman leading the group is also an artist and skilled lucid dreamer.

I have not participated in any of the groups yet, but I think Imwill be checking that one out.

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No, I haven’t gotten into any groups yet, but will soon

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Last weekend I went camping, at night while sitting by the dying bonfire, with jupiter and moon overhead, the forest half bathed in darkness and half in moonlight, in the grass firefly like bugs on the ground ( i had never seen before not sure the name) were glowing and communicating with eachother in a biolumenescent like Morse code. and desperatley wanting to remember the entirety of that moment, your artwork came to my mind…

It reminded me that 2 years ago I had actually decided to sketch down some of my favorite memories from my life. I had COMPLETELY forgot about those sketches! They are primative and colorless, but I will try to dig up that journal, and share a few drawings. Thank you for the reminder, hopefully I can find it, and ressurrect that creative and deeply meaningful process.

While I dont think any of those sketches were designed to heal directly, The main reason I started it in the first place was so I could relive the powerful memories, immortalze them, and refer back to them in times of hardship.

Thank you.

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Ever try watching for UFOs? One of my friends has seen a couple in our area over the years and every so often I’ll go outside my home in the early morning and see what the sky will bring. I have spoken to others with similar viewing experiences, enough folks to tweak my motivation. We can get a pretty good starry night sky in our rural area, but nothing like you can see at higher altitudes, away from all artificial light.

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No UFO yet, but I did see a shooting star, maybe that was a UFO, who knows?

The bugs that were glowing were glow worms, or the juvenile form of lightning bugs. Was really cool to see them flash at eachother, much more active, and seemed a little brighter than their adult forms.

Have not found the journal yet, but will post the pic when I do.

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So that is a different style of healing, using a drawing for preparation of the What If that awaits in the future that can surprise and derail.

“glowing and communicating with each other in a bioluminescent like Morse code. and desperately wanting to remember the entirety of that moment, your artwork came to my mind…”

What a good use of the wasp torment. Little by little the wasp attack memory is softening and transitioning by exposing it to light and transparency. And for you, they have become fireflies.

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Yes I agree, but thought it was in the same ball park of using art to heal. If you are in a negative state of mind, sometimes just putting a pen to paper can be enough of a distraction to lighten the load or possibly even completely alter your mental state.

The end result being at least an immortalized positive memory, and at best a transformation of states of mind. Killing 2 birds with 1 stone.

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How about saying it’s a twofer? :grinning:

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