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dialogue of the psyche
DREAMS: sequence images, sounds and feelings experienced when sleeping
SEMANTICS: linguistics. the study of meaning.

http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/the-wise-old-man/

This archetype was described as Carl Jung as a person with great judgment and wisdom.  The wise old man is sometimes referred to as the Sage. This archetype is characterized by being old, bearded, father-figure type who uses his great personal knowledge of the world and offer guidance through stories and may impress upon his [...]

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Here and Now


http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/10/here-and-now/

There are dreams that fade within the depth of the sleeping consciousness. There are also dreams that seem to open doors to a sub reality that in actuality is the reality we can not recognize with our eyes open. It’s as if eyes wide shut can see beyond the simple clarity of light.

I am standing on the platform of the elevated train station.  My cousin has arrived to pick me up. I tell him I have lost my cell phone.  He gives me a watch and tells me I can reach him using the watch. I look at the watch, the hands are standing still.  I don’t believe I will be able to call him with it.  Suddenly it starts pouring.  He shelters me and gives me a pair of galoshes.  I put the boots on and we head out into the pouring rain. We are in the park now. The rain has stopped and the sun is shining bright. We start chasing colorful balloons across the park.  I feel happy and we are laughing. We embrace and kiss gently.  I feel safe.

This dream is so strong and symbolic I have not been able to shake it for days.  Initially when I awoke I felt confused about the intimacy within the dream. Sigmund Freud would have labeled this sexual in nature.  More a tuned to the works of Carl Jung I proceed to delve deeper into the message.  As I replay the dream in my mind it’s vivid symbols overwhelm my curiosity.  A cousin, a train, a lost phone, a watch, the pouring rain, the balloons, the kiss, all lucid messages from my subconscious.  I have spent the last few days thinking, analyzing and understanding what message from within has been delivered to my waking mind.

I want to hear my subconscious voice clearly and so I close my eyes, imagine myself walking around my body stopping face to face.  I look down into my closed eyes and recapture every scene as if in slow motion.  I am overwhelmed at the depths of emotions.  This may seem like an ordinary dream but I am beginning to understand what I would not hear consciously.

I am on this platform no train coming or going because it has already arrived. This is not a missed train.  My journey began years ago and although there are days I doubt myself I know I have built this platform but have failed to completely accept that I deserve what I have built. The lost cell phone is symbolic of the communication I have lost within myself. The watch reminding me the time is here and now, hence the hands standing still. The sudden pouring rain feels like the tears cleansing away my doubts that now drip down my cheeks as I am in this dream all over again. I am sheltered. Putting on these new boots makes me feel strong and ready to go out in the rain. I feel centered again. The sun is shining bright. My body as still as meditation. There is no such beauty as realizing reality. The park is alive with greenery and how I can relate to the feeling of being so alive as I begin to accept what has been missing in my waking hours. Chasing bright colored balloons my spirit is young and unbroken again.  My cousin mirroring my feelings of glee. Deep in his eyes I see a familiar soul. Tall, bright, funny,charming, secrets longing to be free. My subconscious has chosen a vessel to be the messenger.  Embrace the feeling.  A gentle kiss makes us one. 
This is me safe and real.

–Writer–Janice Hunter

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